Its going to be 3 years and I am still using my N8.
Its still as good as new just that I had to replace the battery a few months back. (Did it myself thanks to youtube).
About the N8 camera flash not working, it was actually a hardware issue.
All I had to do was press the flash a bit, working fine ever since.
But the time has come for me to buy a new phone. No issue with the phone, but I think it has become a bit boring now since there is nothing for it on the Store.
Very confused :(