Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (2024)

  • Home
  • Nokia Phones
  • Nokia N8

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (1)

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (2)

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (3)

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (4)


PhoneArena Score

Nokia N8 Review


User Score(62 reviews)


Oct 01, 2010

Display3.5 inches640 x 360 pixelsCamera12.1 MP (Single camera)0.3 MP VGA frontHardware0.25GB RAMStorage16GB, microSDHCBattery1200 mAhOSSymbian Belle


Nokia N8 does make for one compelling device with its 3.5” capacitive touchscreen, 12-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and 720p video capture at 25 frames per second, HDMI output, and Video on-Demand through the Ovi Store. Aside from its camera centric focus, the Nokia N8 is the first handset to run on the Symbian^3 OS. It has 16GB of internal memory, FM radio, FM transmitter, Wi-Fi, GPS...

This device is also known asNokia N98, Nokia N8-00


  • Features a Xenon flash - better than a standard LED


  • Thick body (0.51 inches)


Popular Comparisons

The Nokia N8 is most commonly compared with these phones:

  • Nokia N8vsNokia N9
  • Nokia N8vsNokia E50
  • Nokia N8vsNokia N95 8GB US
  • Nokia N8vsNokia E66
  • Nokia N8vsNokia E7

Specs Compare


Size:3.5 inches
Resolution:640 x 360 pixels, 210 PPI
Screen-to-body:50.47 %
Colors:16 777 216
Features:Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


Processor:Single core, 680 MHz, ARM11
Internal storage:16GB
Storage expansion:microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS:Symbian (Belle, Anna, Symbian^3)
ROM:512 MB
Device type:Smartphone


Capacity:1200 mAh
Type:Li - Ion, User replaceable


Rear:Single camera
Main camera:12.1 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications:Aperture size: F2.8; Focal length: 28.00 mm
Video recording:1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Features:Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling
Front:0.3 MP VGA


Size comparison

Dimensions:4.47 x 2.32 x 0.51 inches (113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm)
Weight:4.76 oz (135.0 g)
Keys:Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Colors:Black, Gray, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue


3G:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed:HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS


Headphones:3.5mm jack
Speakers:Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features:Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital Plus
Screen mirroring:MirrorLink, TV-out
Radio:FM, Stereo, RDS, FM Transmiter
Additional microphone(s):for Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Wi-Fi:802.11 b, g, n
USB:microUSB, USB 2.0
Features:Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
HDMI:Mini HDMI (Type C)
Location:GPS, A-GPS
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass
Other:Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR), Video ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features:Voice dialing (Speaker independent), Voice commands (Speaker independent), Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved:Apr 26, 2010
FCC ID value: PDNRM-596
Measured SAR:
Head:1.03 W/kg
Measured in:1900 MHz
Body:0.75 W/kg
Measured in:1700 MHz
Head:1.02 W/kg


Apr 27, 2010
Officially announced:Yes

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Nokia N8 specifications, there is always a possibility of admitting a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please


If you are interested in using our specs commercially, check out our Phone specs database licensing page.


Ari Partinen, one of Nokia's PureView camera gurus, leaves for AppleSony Xperia Z camera compared against Nokia’s juggernauts, the 808, N8, Lumia 920Nokia photo guru Dinning, the man behind the Nokia 808 PureView, leaves for JaguarNokia 808 PureView vs Nokia N8 video sample comparisons emerge


  • Nokia N8 Review
  • Nokia N8 Official Page
  • Nokia 808 PureView camera comparison
  • Camera comparison: One X vs Galaxy S II vs Nexus vs N8 vs iPhone 4S
  • Samsung Galaxy S II vs LG Optimus 2X vs Nokia N8 vs Apple iPhone 4: Camera comparison
  • Nokia N8 vs Apple iPhone 4
  • Nokia N8 vs Samsung Galaxy S
  • Hands-on with the Nokia N8

Overall User Rating

(62 reviews)


Build quality


Camera quality






Battery life and charging


Rating breakdown (out of 10)

Add Review



Symbian killed this awesome smartphone

Phone owned for - more than a year

I've had my Nokia N8 since May 2011. It's a reliable handset that you can count on all day long. However, I think that the N8 could have been a legendary phone if it had Android instead of Symbian. As a N8 owner, I find it very frustrating when I can't make Skype or Tango video calls while other cheaper Samsung or Sony phones can. The hardware makes the N8 a unique smartphone (FM transmitter, HDMI output, 12MP camera, premium build) but its OS killed it, literally speaking.

Read Full Review



Best music player and amazing picture quality

Phone owned for - more than a year

I am using Nokia n8 since 2 yrs, I just love this phone and if possible I would never change it, there are many good reasons for which I still use this phone 1) awesome sound quality with Dolby digital surround sound other latest phones in market don't have it, I have tried many other smartphones but never able to find such an awesome sound quality which gives you home theater 3D sound experience like your sitting in movie theater, you can actually have a demo in which you can hear the sound from 360 degrees. Also I have installed the equilizer app from which you can control bass and treble effects which makes it even more awesome to play all kinds of music, like pop, rock, trance, etc's. 2) Best picture quality with crystal clear screen, I prefer to watch movies and videos on my phone rather than on my computer or LED TV because its more clearer and brighter than any other device.3) 12 megapixels camera which gives you good high quality images and there is one more benefit i.e. you can use it as a weapon for your personal protection, I have personally broken the heads of atleast two people and it still works, it is as good as stone never breaks. I would really never change this phone if I need to I would still keep it with me as a music player, may be the OS is slow as campare to android phone but above good qualities wants me to keep it with me.

Read Full Review



A Classic

Phone owned for - more than a year

Amazing resistance to almost all punishment. Excelent camera even against 2013 competition. Great navigation tool. The only real problem with this phone is the vanishing memory c bug, that forces a reset every four to six months.

Read Full Review

Latest News

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (23)

The larger-sized Apple Watch Series 9 has been reduced to its best price on Amazon once again

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (24)

The premium Galaxy Z Fold 5 remains $400 cheaper on Amazon

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (25)

Qualcomm introduces the mid-range Snapdragon 6s Gen 3 application processor

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (26)

The Galaxy S25 Ultra surfaces for the first time this year

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (27)

Is T-Mobile still the underdog after the plan price increases?

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (28)

Amazon's gorgeous Galaxy S24 Ultra deal is back with a bang

Popular stories

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (29)

Samsung ends support for three Galaxy phones

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (30)

Samsung advises Galaxy phone users to download the updated Clock app

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (31)

T-Mobile is now treating customers on both new and old plans to a free Moto razr+ 2023

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (32)

T-Mobile is angering even more of its customers with late price hike notices [UPDATED]

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (33)

The next T-Mobile Tuesday freebie will give you a reason to be happy in this heat

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (34)

Walmart turns heads with an ultra-rare Sony WH-1000XM5 deal

Nokia N8 specs - PhoneArena (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Nicola Considine CPA

Last Updated:

Views: 6043

Rating: 4.9 / 5 (49 voted)

Reviews: 88% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Nicola Considine CPA

Birthday: 1993-02-26

Address: 3809 Clinton Inlet, East Aleisha, UT 46318-2392

Phone: +2681424145499

Job: Government Technician

Hobby: Calligraphy, Lego building, Worldbuilding, Shooting, Bird watching, Shopping, Cooking

Introduction: My name is Nicola Considine CPA, I am a determined, witty, powerful, brainy, open, smiling, proud person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.