Consuming high megapixel photos on a mobile is never fun. The phone, no matter how fast it is, can never seem to keep up when you start flicking through them in the gallery. The Nokia N8 takes humongous 12 megapixel images, which as you can image must be a nightmare to load.
Even the latest 1 Ghz Android devices with their 5 Megapixel Cameras have trouble making those images fly, so you can image what it must be like on the supposedly ‘low spec’ N8?
Its blazing fast. You can keep swiping and the next image will keep on coming. I tried the Photos app on the N8 with over 400 images and video already inside it and it just kept throwing one photo after another with no lag whatsoever. Don’t believe me, watch this video in glorious HD.
The only nag that I could see was that the pinch to zoom was not as responsive as it is on a few other devices, you need to go a little slower and then things workout fine. May be its the way Nokia’s made it. That being said, the device I had was still not running commercial software so things might change by the time the N8 hits shelves.
We promised you an awesome N8 gallery and it is now time to deliver. Here is the Nokia N8 captured from every conceivable angle in all its different colours. There are also comparison shots with its predecessor in spirit the Nokia N82 and the current Nokia flagship, the N900.
To make the mix even more interesting we also threw in the Samsung Galaxy S, one of the most powerful Android devices. Before looking at each of the N8’s colours, I was sure I wanted silver but after laying my eyes on the brushed black, I am sold on it. The devices look really premium in real life and are a pleasure to hold.
Without further adieu, here is our Nokia N8 Gallery.
So what do you think, which colour are you getting?
At the Delhi preview of the Nokia N8, I got hold of a Nokia N8 in what will be its retail packaging and did what everyone is dying to do, unbox it. The contents of the box will vary from region to region with Asia most likely to get a stylus as well. The device will come with a HDMI converter and a microUSB to USB jack for USB on-the-go functionality around the world in addition to the usual Nokia accessories like the charger, headphones and so on.
So without further adieu, here are one of the first unboxing pictures of the Nokia N8 in the world, specially for the readers of The Handheld Blog. Click on the image to enlarge.
As you can see, the box itself is pretty thin and there is minimal use of colours to keep with Nokia’s aim of staying green. Coming soon is our awesome Nokia N8 gallery and to wet your appetite, here is a small teaser.