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Nokia N8 (photos)

The Nokia N8 excels as a camera phone. Check out samples and hands-on photos of the Symbian 3 smarpthone here.

CNET Reviews staff
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Nokia N8

The Nokia N8 is the first smartphone to ship running Symbian 3. It's available unlocked for $549.
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User interface

One of the improvements of Symbian 3 is a more simplified and customizable user interface. As such, you now get three home screen panels, which you can personalize with widgets, and a one-touch interaction model.
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Design

Nokia's always made some great hardware, and the N8 is no exception. It's compact and has a high-quality construction.
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Right side

On the right side of the phone, you will find a volume rocker, a lock switch, and a camera activation/capture button.
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Camera

One of the best features of the Nokia N8 is its 12-megapixel camera, which also comes with a Xenon flash and HD video recording capabilities.
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Indoor shot

The N8's picture quality is really impressive. Images came out sharp and showed more detail than other camera phones. Colors were also vibrant and rich.
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Outdoor shot

Here's an example of a picture taken outdoors.
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Action shot

This image of a moving subway was taken using the camera's Sport mode.
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Another outdoor shot

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