Should I buy Nokia N8 or Nokia E7 in 2013?
It’s a question I answered several times now and hearing very often around me because with introduction of new Nokia mobile phones from basic to advance to very innovative smartphones this year, prices of Nokia’s legendary N8 with one-of-a-kind 12mp camera phone and Nokia’s well known business series E7, a slider qwerty with large 4inch screen smartphone comes down even more and become more attractive to the people wanting this to happen from some time. I know because they have been asking me too.
Please note that we are talking about Nokia Symbian based Smartphones at the moment, which are affordable and more suitable for Pakistani market.
The prices are low and these smartohones Nokia N8 and Nokia E7 still got many good things going on. But should you buy one now today? If you are interested in either N8 or E7 and ask me, I will not recommend them any more unless you are absolutely sure why and what you are getting. If you have extra amount to spear then I suggest you to know Nokia 701 or Nokia 808 or even Nokia 603 first. Here is why.
Nokia N8 and E7 are still very capable smartphones for you if you are an average smartphone user, a student or really interested in the strong hold of these two handsets then these smartphones.
N8 or E7 can take care of your simple day to day tasks, texting, call, skype, photography, entertainment, light Internet surfing, basic apps, movies, music, games and socializing without much trouble at all, I am an N8 user and I can tell you from my own experience. .
Then Why Not?
Just keep in mind these devices are aged and might take a hiccup at some moment during surfing a very heavy website, playing very advance game or running big app or several apps together. There has been a lot happened since era of N8 and E7 and if high quality gaming, new fancy app and/or doing heavy surfing is your thing; you might want to stay clear from these two.
Some times the low memory causes some unexpected behavior too.
Many new apps, especially some essential apps from Microsoft require better processor and ram to work smoothly.
Why Nokia E7
There is literally no alternate to Nokia E7 because of beautiful 4inch screen and full qwerty hardware keyboard it offers. Only let down is the memory.
If you absolutely want a hardware keyboard, big screen, premium build quality, a capable smartphone functionality and Nokia brand then E7 is for you.
Why Nokia N8
The camera used in N8 is not just any 12mp mobile camera, it is one of the super best you can get for this price. Xenon flash is icing on top of very delicious cake.
If you absolutely want a master mobile camera, gorgeous 3.5inch screen, unbreakable premium build quality, a very capable smartphone function pack, perfect enough for your hand and for pocket and Nokia brand, N8 is for you.
Best Alternates to N8 and E7
Best alternate to Nokia N8 is Nokia 808. If great camera is not your stronger desire, or it is still out of range and you like speed and good specs then again look for Nokia 701. You will still get a good camera result and every thing else too.
And like I said before there is literally no alternate to E7 so if you let go of hardware keyboard Nokia 701 is perfect fit. And if you really want hardware qwerty but can live without larger screen, Nokia E6 (E72/Blackberry-ish) with touch screen and hardware keyboard will do you good but it is on the lower side of specs.
Why Nokia 701?
You see, I am recommending Nokia 701 for either N8 or E7. 701 is the best Symbian^3 smartphone you can get after Nokia 808. There is also Nokia 603, almost same as 701 and cheaper in price but 701 has few advantages over 603.
1. Gorilla Glass
2. Better Build
3. Good sleek design (its personal preference)
4. Better camera
5. Better Screen and Sun readability
6. Large 8gb internal storage
7. Front camera
8. Better talk/usgae time
9. Better processor
10. TV out and Dolby Digital Plus
View differences between Nokia 701 and Nokia 603 in more detail here.
This article will clear most common confusion about Symbian^3 smartphones. Do read.