I bought my first Nokia 8 after a month long test for 400 EUR. I was a huge Motorola man since the 90s, when they made great phones, but didn't really align to smartphone era, to say the least. I was ready to ditch Android as a platform and choose Apple because of so many bugs. I had phones costing up to 600 EUR, through which I couldn't even call people because of so many bugs. Nokia 8 was finally an Android phone I could really recommend. Everything was running slick, so many apps in the background running smooth, no need to restart phone every day or so etc. Lousy camera shots at low light (seems like only Samsung is able to deliver this), few little bugs with Viber/GSM calling not passing audio but all in all, by far best Android phone I ever owned. I bought another one, this time a dual-SIM one, battery life was little worse then single SIM, but I could live with it.
And then it came ...Pie update ..... OMG! What a nightmare, what a broken piece of crap!
Issues so far:
- Battery life is now worse than ever (I have to recharge my phones immediately coming after work and not in the evening as usual). What happened to this adaptive battery thing? Before anyone says that Nokia 8 is not an Android One phone, I really don't care. It was even said before at one time that Nokia 8 will be promoted to an A1 device retroactively.
- My Internet 4G data is breaking up each and every day. Every now and then I need to restart my phone to re-enable it and I thought that was finally history. I dial someone and talk to a party during which my Internet access is gone. Immediately after the call, it's there. Yesterday, I was at the restaurant, created a Wi-Fi hotspot tether and wanted to use my computer to help out a colleague, but I couldn't work during a call..cause there's no freakin' Internet!!!!
- OK Google voice commands which I used daily with 8.1 is gone w/o any announcement...why? Nobody's talking about it.
- Stupid icons display...one cannot choose different Wifi SSID immediately by pressing underneath an icon but have to go back to Settings
HMD had (at least looked to me) great public support to its customers comparing to Motorola non-existent one, via Twitter and such. Right now, it seems that is becoming just like them - non-answering, spin doctoring, spreading lies about already promised things etc, hiding under Google etc.
This Pie update is an EPIC-FAIL for sure. I urge people not to update to it at all.
There's no worse and more annoying thing for a customer having a great product/service being demoted to a piece-of-crap one. Companies like that do not survive. Right now, I'm so very disappointed at HMD. They won't fool me again, I can tell you. Right now, I wouldn't buy or recommend a Nokia phone to anybody.