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Cheapest monthly contract I've seen on this phone.

The hottest phone from Nokia... the N8 introduces a show stopping 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, HD-quality video recording, film editing software and Dolby surround sound. All in a beautiful, aluminium design. Symbian 3 provides more than 250 exciting new features, such as HD video playback on your compatible wide-screen TV.

500 Minutes
Unlimited Texts

Free with this tariff:

* Free 3-to-3 mins
* Inclusive internet
* Skype™-to-Skype™ calls
* Windows Live™ Messenger
* Free voicemail

Total £18.00 per month
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#1
Recently upgraded to one of these on Orange for similar money and its an excellent phone. Good deal...
1 Like #2
£80 Topcashback too
#3
Look like a good deal. How did you manage to get the price of £18. If I go to the website outside of your link its £24.75. Is the link an Upgrade deal or am doing something wrong
3 Likes #4
Just a reminder to anyone that already has one of these, there are several Full version games available for free download still;

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-full-games-for-nokia-n8-c7-c6-01-e7-inc-angry-birds-rio-nokia-ovi-store/931315

Angry Birds Rio
Angry Birds Seasons
Assassin's Creed HD
Avatar
Farm Frenzy
Fruit Ninja
GT Racing: Motor Academy HD
Guitar Rock Tour HD+
H.A.W.X. HD+
Hero of Sparta HD
Monopoly Classic HD
PAC-MAN Championship
Settlers HD+
Sims 3 HD
Spider-Man Total Mayhem HD
Tetris HD
Worms HD

many of the above are not free on Android and iOS!


*** update: few more free FULL games...

Rally Master Pro
http://store.ovi.com/content/120010

Ninja Joe Undercover
http://store.ovi.com/content/104269

TRON Tanks
http://store.ovi.com/content/72203

Alpha Wave
http://store.ovi.com/content/113603

Doodle Jump (Java, should also work with S60v5 devices)
http://store.ovi.com/content/122173

Paper Plane - Free (Java, should also work with S60v5 devices)
http://store.ovi.com/content/108021

WSOP 3: Hold'em Legend FREE (Java, should also work with S60v5 devices)
http://store.ovi.com/content/121615
#5
How do you get to the deal from the front page of affordable mobiles (i.e. the page that quidco / top cashback take you to?)

I try to search via either the nokia contract links or 3, but only get a list of other deals starting at £24.75. Thanks

Voted Hot btw!

Edited By: mister.c. on May 13, 2011 19:22
#6
Good certainly, but I hate 24 mths contracts.
#7
Still grumbling my way through a 24m contract for my N900, not something I'd recommend, as solid as my "brick" is! Still, this seems like a lot of inclusive stuff for the dosh, just be sure you REALLY like the handset before being nailed on for 2 years :{
1 Like #8
I think this phone has no future, especially on 24 month contract.
#9
llno
I think this phone has no future, especially on 24 month contract.
Mmm, Nokia said they will be supporting Symbian till atleast 2013 so no harm should be coming to it in terms of support for the length of the contract. Can't understand why they wont just put Meego/Maemo or WP7 onto it, the 680Mhz CPU should be more than adequate with the GPU doing most of the work on the graphics front...
2 Likes #10
llno
I think this phone has no future, especially on 24 month contract.

Yeah but when you think about it, especially over a 2yr period none of them do, surely?

They're all supposedly amazing and incredibly fashionable - for their 15mins - then they become laughable rubbish embarrassments, apparantly.

It's the nature of our silly throw-away society where something as niche & utilitarian as a mobile phone has had so much tacked to it it has become as much a fashion statement as anything else.
#11
can this be hacked to run android 2.3 or a linux ?
2 Likes #12
PhilK
Good certainly, but I hate 24 mths contracts.
I don't mind how long I have to pay the 432 pounds. But the price should reflect the full cost, not just the first month. Cold for such a basic mistake.
#13
I tried to say, that this model is too weak, in comparison to that similar of samsung or htc and so on.
And of course it is absolutely overpriced, so saying like it costs 400 on payg is pointless, no one would pay that much for it, maybe half the price maximum. After all in couple of months it will be probably as much as I said.
#14
Gixxerman001
llno
I think this phone has no future, especially on 24 month contract.


Yeah but when you think about it, especially over a 2yr period none of them do, surely?

They're all supposedly amazing and incredibly fashionable - for their 15mins - then they become laughable rubbish embarrassments, apparantly.

It's the nature of our silly throw-away society where something as niche & utilitarian as a mobile phone has had so much tacked to it it has become as much a fashion statement as anything else.


This is the whole trick behind these rubbish phones, they make you get it through an attractive deal, like this one, because they perfectly know on payg no one will get.
Take a look at iphone 4, it costs only 100 more and was released a year ago, so even if you keep it for another year, it will still be a very superior phone and its price will not drop significantly. And a lot of people would get that phone on payg, because the contracts don't make that phone cheaper.
1 Like #15
llno
I tried to say, that this model is too weak, in comparison to that similar of samsung or htc and so on.
And of course it is absolutely overpriced, so saying like it costs 400 on payg is pointless, no one would pay that much for it, maybe half the price maximum. After all in couple of months it will be probably as much as I said.


Well, it depends what you are looking for in a phone. If you want a fashion statement, the iPhone is possibly the only game in town, if you want the biggest and greatest CPU, I think Samsung is currently at the top of the three for at least a couple more weeks.

The Nokia N8 is generally considered as having the best camera on the market. So if you are someone who use a lot the camera on their phone but also want some good smartphone feature (albeit maybe not top of the line), this phone would be a pretty good choice and the camera capabilities will still be pretty close to top in 24 months.
1 Like #16
llno

This is the whole trick behind these rubbish phones, they make you get it through an attractive deal, like this one, because they perfectly know on payg no one will get.
Take a look at iphone 4, it costs only 100 more and was released a year ago, so even if you keep it for another year, it will still be a very superior phone and its price will not drop significantly. And a lot of people would get that phone on payg, because the contracts don't make that phone cheaper.

The N8 is certainly not a rubbish phone, its camera is vastly superior to the Iphone4 thanks to a comparatively massive sensor, xenon flash and AF-assist which puts it ahead of any other camera phone out there and in fact better than most compact cameras which use smaller sensors. The N8 also offers expandable storage, USB OTG capability, decent free sat nav, standard data lead, no Itunes needed. And rather importantly on a mobile phone, the N8 has no reception/antennae issues and I'd put my money on the N8 lasting the 24 months whereas the Iphone's durability is questionable at best.

John


Edited By: Johnmcl7 on May 13, 2011 23:27
#17
not sure about the phone. symbian is being phased out so even if nokia suport it it wont be very attractive to developers.

you can get this as a refurb from three for 7 quid more a month with the one plan. a lot more mintes and unlimited internet. really depends how u intend to use it tho
1 Like #18
mister.c.
How do you get to the deal from the front page of affordable mobiles (i.e. the page that quidco / top cashback take you to?)

I try to search via either the nokia contract links or 3, but only get a list of other deals starting at £24.75. Thanks

.

Voted Hot btw!

I cannot find it either, the only way round i found is to go through the link, add to basket, then close the page down. Then if you go through quidco/tcb and go to the basket it should be there, whether or not it will successfully track this way i don't know.

I too would still like to know how the op found the deal as i'm looking for something like this with a different phone.

Edited By: ame2418 on May 14, 2011 08:29
#19
when I went on the deal from the link it was showing in the top right. Can you not see it?
#20
my partner has had a N8 for 5 months, 2 months ago it started flashing an error message on the screen, so it went back to nokia for repair.

it came back un-repaired, and not working at all, with no reason given, so it went back again.

it got returned yesterday stating 'this phone has been liquid damaged', a claim which is complete nonsence. It lives in my partners hand bag and only comes out to be used.

Nokia wont accept my claim that the phone hasnt been liquid damaged in our care, and are refusing to do anything about it.

Shes now left with a non working N8, only 5 months into a 24 month contract.

Ive also had major problems in the past with a nokia 5800.

We'll never be buying another Nokia, and id recommend everyone else to avoid them too, buy a Samsung!!
#21
Betas
llno
I think this phone has no future, especially on 24 month contract.

Mmm, Nokia said they will be supporting Symbian till atleast 2013 so no harm should be coming to it in terms of support for the length of the contract. Can't understand why they wont just put Meego/Maemo or WP7 onto it, the 680Mhz CPU should be more than adequate with the GPU doing most of the work on the graphics front...

oh well you can HOPE they support symbian till 2013.
http://news.oneindia.in/2011/04/27/tech-nokia-symbian-accenture-outsourcing-aid0102.html

if Nokia really interested to see a future in symbian why would they outsource it completely. I would see the outsourcing as first step in the desrting strategy. Next step is just cut that contract to Accenture.......then Nokia would not even need to order a coffin. lol.
#22
Phone looks great but would question os. Just gone to android and realise how far behind Nokia is which is a shame as
owned Nokia for last ten years.
1 Like #23
tomthered
when I went on the deal from the link it was showing in the top right. Can you not see it?


yeah is see it! But if was to go to the website outside of the link it states £24.75 for this phone/contract. So the question is why is it this price from this link only.
#24
tomthered
when I went on the deal from the link it was showing in the top right. Can you not see it?

Seen, indeedy.

But would not gather the TCB/ Quidco cashback that makes this deal very appealing.
#25
no one would buy a phone for the sake of camera, you could get a better camera(photo) with HD recording for 50 quid..
#26
djdave01
Ive also had major problems in the past with a nokia 5800.
We'll never be buying another Nokia, and id recommend everyone else to avoid them too, buy a Samsung!!

I think that with all phones they can be hits and misses.
I've had an N95 where the screen broke as its a bit more fragile than other phones, but ultimately my fault. I've not had any trouble with the 5800 - one of the best Nokia phones I've had. Looking at all the Nokia updates for such an old phone I am sure a lot of people agree.

I've known people that have had problems with HTC Desires for example that drop calls and rely on better network coverage than Nokias - something that's not as easily noticeable as other downsides.

The N8 is supposedly the best of the current bunch of Nokia high end phones. It competes with the E7 and C7. However, it is meant to be better than the other 2 phones even though they have practically the same specification. The OS runs slow on the E7.

I would say that the N8 is good to pick up:
- when it goes down in price.
- if you are like me and like to use Nokia PC Tools to sync phone with Outlook and send SMS messages via PC.

However, also worth noting is that these new phones are no longer supported by Nokia's PC Suite, and you have to instead use Ovi Suite which is slow and buggy (as of and including beta 3).

I currently use a 2 phone strategy:
- Nokia 5800 on my contract - I use PCs a lot and using the Nokia PC Suite is a god send for Outlook Synchronisation and sending SMS.
- Orange San Francisco on PAYG - good for all the Android features, multitouch screen, GMail, Facebook integration, fast processor and resolution for internet surfing and youtube.

Not ideal. I am hoping that Nokia will bring some good tools to Windows Phone 7 and then we'll have a decent Microsoft phone with tethering and Outlook sync and excellent hardware and PC Tools from Nokia so that I can send SMS from PC in an Outlook style interface like PC Suite.

My problem is that I'm on the lookout for a cheap N8 so that when my 5800 dies, I still have a Nokia on Symbian that can be used with their PC Tools.

Why is it that Android does not have such tools? Neither does iPhone. A shame really.
#27
AMO1980
djdave01
Ive also had major problems in the past with a nokia 5800.
We'll never be buying another Nokia, and id recommend everyone else to avoid them too, buy a Samsung!!

I think that with all phones they can be hits and misses.
I've had an N95 where the screen broke as its a bit more fragile than other phones, but ultimately my fault. I've not had any trouble with the 5800 - one of the best Nokia phones I've had. Looking at all the Nokia updates for such an old phone I am sure a lot of people agree.

I've known people that have had problems with HTC Desires for example that drop calls and rely on better network coverage than Nokias - something that's not as easily noticeable as other downsides.

The N8 is supposedly the best of the current bunch of Nokia high end phones. It competes with the E7 and C7. However, it is meant to be better than the other 2 phones even though they have practically the same specification. The OS runs slow on the E7.

I would say that the N8 is good to pick up:
- when it goes down in price.
- if you are like me and like to use Nokia PC Tools to sync phone with Outlook and send SMS messages via PC.

However, also worth noting is that these new phones are no longer supported by Nokia's PC Suite, and you have to instead use Ovi Suite which is slow and buggy (as of and including beta 3).

I currently use a 2 phone strategy:
- Nokia 5800 on my contract - I use PCs a lot and using the Nokia PC Suite is a god send for Outlook Synchronisation and sending SMS.
- Orange San Francisco on PAYG - good for all the Android features, multitouch screen, GMail, Facebook integration, fast processor and resolution for internet surfing and youtube.

Not ideal. I am hoping that Nokia will bring some good tools to Windows Phone 7 and then we'll have a decent Microsoft phone with tethering and Outlook sync and excellent hardware and PC Tools from Nokia so that I can send SMS from PC in an Outlook style interface like PC Suite.

My problem is that I'm on the lookout for a cheap N8 so that when my 5800 dies, I still have a Nokia on Symbian that can be used with their PC Tools.

Why is it that Android does not have such tools? Neither does iPhone. A shame really.


Im sure there are plenty fully working Nokia's out there, but ive had problems with two phones, the N8 is just a few months old, and Nokia refuse to fix it, blaming me for damaging it.

The woman on the phone even said that 'simply taking the phone from a cold place to a warm one can cause condensation to get inside the handset and damage it'

That says more about the build quality of an N8 than anything else.

My problem isnt with the phone's software, its the very poor quality of the handset and the attitude of Nokia
#28
djdave01

Shocking attitude from Nokia's CS people there, I agree.
I have to say tho that I am another very happy 5800Xpressmusic owner (gotten at a very nice £113 all-in thanks to this very site a wee while back) and I have never had any issues with it whatsoever.
I'll go around £100 on a phone - and I don't want contracts so PAYG is fine for me.
The bells & whistles are once-in-a-while handy to have but to me at the end of the day its a phone (now worth £40 according to O2's trade in scheme).
Typical disposable consumer goods really.
They all are.
Even the iphones, HTCs etc etc.

Edited By: Gixxerman001 on May 15, 2011 19:44
#29
djdave01
AMO1980
djdave01
Ive also had major problems in the past with a nokia 5800.
We'll never be buying another Nokia, and id recommend everyone else to avoid them too, buy a Samsung!!

I think that with all phones they can be hits and misses.
I've had an N95 where the screen broke as its a bit more fragile than other phones, but ultimately my fault. I've not had any trouble with the 5800 - one of the best Nokia phones I've had. Looking at all the Nokia updates for such an old phone I am sure a lot of people agree.

I've known people that have had problems with HTC Desires for example that drop calls and rely on better network coverage than Nokias - something that's not as easily noticeable as other downsides.

The N8 is supposedly the best of the current bunch of Nokia high end phones. It competes with the E7 and C7. However, it is meant to be better than the other 2 phones even though they have practically the same specification. The OS runs slow on the E7.

I would say that the N8 is good to pick up:
- when it goes down in price.
- if you are like me and like to use Nokia PC Tools to sync phone with Outlook and send SMS messages via PC.

However, also worth noting is that these new phones are no longer supported by Nokia's PC Suite, and you have to instead use Ovi Suite which is slow and buggy (as of and including beta 3).

I currently use a 2 phone strategy:
- Nokia 5800 on my contract - I use PCs a lot and using the Nokia PC Suite is a god send for Outlook Synchronisation and sending SMS.
- Orange San Francisco on PAYG - good for all the Android features, multitouch screen, GMail, Facebook integration, fast processor and resolution for internet surfing and youtube.

Not ideal. I am hoping that Nokia will bring some good tools to Windows Phone 7 and then we'll have a decent Microsoft phone with tethering and Outlook sync and excellent hardware and PC Tools from Nokia so that I can send SMS from PC in an Outlook style interface like PC Suite.

My problem is that I'm on the lookout for a cheap N8 so that when my 5800 dies, I still have a Nokia on Symbian that can be used with their PC Tools.

Why is it that Android does not have such tools? Neither does iPhone. A shame really.


Im sure there are plenty fully working Nokia's out there, but ive had problems with two phones, the N8 is just a few months old, and Nokia refuse to fix it, blaming me for damaging it.

The woman on the phone even said that 'simply taking the phone from a cold place to a warm one can cause condensation to get inside the handset and damage it'

That says more about the build quality of an N8 than anything else.

My problem isnt with the phone's software, its the very poor quality of the handset and the attitude of Nokia
Errm, if it is less than 1/4 of the way into the contract, your network/contract provider should replace the handset for you as the warranty you hold is with them really...
#30
I already have a nokia n8 on tmobile and pay £20mth as 3 who I was with originally wouldnt match the £20 to keep me but expected me to pay £30. Just ordered this for the mrs and £80 quidco tracked straight away, takes 7 weeks to be paid which therefore make the contract £14.66 a month. Cant beat that.
#31
Betas
djdave01
AMO1980
djdave01
Ive also had major problems in the past with a nokia 5800.
We'll never be buying another Nokia, and id recommend everyone else to avoid them too, buy a Samsung!!

I think that with all phones they can be hits and misses.
I've had an N95 where the screen broke as its a bit more fragile than other phones, but ultimately my fault. I've not had any trouble with the 5800 - one of the best Nokia phones I've had. Looking at all the Nokia updates for such an old phone I am sure a lot of people agree.

I've known people that have had problems with HTC Desires for example that drop calls and rely on better network coverage than Nokias - something that's not as easily noticeable as other downsides.

The N8 is supposedly the best of the current bunch of Nokia high end phones. It competes with the E7 and C7. However, it is meant to be better than the other 2 phones even though they have practically the same specification. The OS runs slow on the E7.

I would say that the N8 is good to pick up:
- when it goes down in price.
- if you are like me and like to use Nokia PC Tools to sync phone with Outlook and send SMS messages via PC.

However, also worth noting is that these new phones are no longer supported by Nokia's PC Suite, and you have to instead use Ovi Suite which is slow and buggy (as of and including beta 3).

I currently use a 2 phone strategy:
- Nokia 5800 on my contract - I use PCs a lot and using the Nokia PC Suite is a god send for Outlook Synchronisation and sending SMS.
- Orange San Francisco on PAYG - good for all the Android features, multitouch screen, GMail, Facebook integration, fast processor and resolution for internet surfing and youtube.

Not ideal. I am hoping that Nokia will bring some good tools to Windows Phone 7 and then we'll have a decent Microsoft phone with tethering and Outlook sync and excellent hardware and PC Tools from Nokia so that I can send SMS from PC in an Outlook style interface like PC Suite.

My problem is that I'm on the lookout for a cheap N8 so that when my 5800 dies, I still have a Nokia on Symbian that can be used with their PC Tools.

Why is it that Android does not have such tools? Neither does iPhone. A shame really.


Im sure there are plenty fully working Nokia's out there, but ive had problems with two phones, the N8 is just a few months old, and Nokia refuse to fix it, blaming me for damaging it.

The woman on the phone even said that 'simply taking the phone from a cold place to a warm one can cause condensation to get inside the handset and damage it'

That says more about the build quality of an N8 than anything else.

My problem isnt with the phone's software, its the very poor quality of the handset and the attitude of Nokia
Errm, if it is less than 1/4 of the way into the contract, your network/contract provider should replace the handset for you as the warranty you hold is with them really...


I agree, but there blaming the fault on 'liquid damage' so the warrenty is void.

Woman on the phone the other day told me that 'its possible for condensation to get in the phone if you take it from a warm house to the outside on a cold day', says more about the poor build quality of the phone than anything else

Considering going to Ofcom about this one.
#32
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