Nokia is in trouble. The brand has gone from ubiquitous to the stuff of tech nostalgia. Its next (last?) best stab at relevance? The N8. We pitted the N8 against two rivals, and the results aren’t pretty.
To conduct our highly non-scientific exercise, we recruited two savvy smartphoners from around the Gizmodo office to go head to head (to head) with the N8. After familiarising myself with the N8 for ample time, our trio competed in three simple smartphone tasks – sending the same email, mapping directions to the same place and taking a photo of the same object – we wanted to see which device is the king of usability mountain. Spoiler alert: not Nokia’s. The hardware itself is decent, but in terms of interface design – whoo boy. But we’ll let the battle footage speak for itself.
An extra gigantic thank you goes out to Gawker.TV’s Sarah Natochenny for help with the video.