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3 MP shootout - N80 vs K800

30 April, 2006 | Read the news | Post your comment
3 MP shootout - N80 vs K800 - read the full textYou managed to take a look at our 3 megapixel shootout between Nokia N80 and Sony Ericsson K800, right? If you haven't yet, maybe now it's a good time. We have taken various pictures with both camera phones and have offered them to your consideration. Sony Ericsson K750 is added to the review as...


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Honestly, nothing comes close to Samsung D600 in pictures or video. Yes D600 does not have auto-focus, but look at the pictures and videos taken from a distance. Superb! Nokia still not doing its job on getting their colours right. SE still not getting their video quality right. Honestly please take a look at th D600 samples, ignore the "no auto-focus" and compare. If comparing 3MP, then bring in Sharp 903SH, it kills the rest.

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  • 2006-05-01 09:31
  • PFM9

i dont agree whit your conclusion.,,..k800 wins .,.,,.only because take a little bit more pictures.,..its almost the same .,.,.,.,,..but you forget, all the features that makes n80 ,a lot much better.,.,.,.,..and the deparment of videorecord .,..,.belive me gsm arena.,,..its very important for us .,,.,.and the n80 record better videos than his little brother n90.,.,..,.,.and something amazing.,.,,.

the n80 can play videos at 352 x 288 pixels of resolution and.,.,.,.24 frames per second ,.,.at 720 kbps of bit rate .,..,this is awsome¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡it like dvd quiality in your n80

saludos desde mexico

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  • 2006-05-01 09:17
  • PqRG

the absolute winner is ((((((((n80)))))))) ,o my god¡¡¡¡ dont you see.,.,..,it's a "full monster mini computer multimedia device"

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  • 2006-05-01 09:06
  • PqRG

After looking at the images closely I felt that the N80 has richer colour but the K800 has slightly crisper images. The difference however was not so great as to sway my opinion.
The N80 is the winner in my opinion but not by much.

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  • 2006-05-01 08:39
  • ijDU

k800-at moment. n93 will surpass both, but the size...

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  • 2006-05-01 08:37
  • TCnS

k800 is alot the time you record a nice video on the gotta charge the phone...SE wins...

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  • 2006-05-01 08:19
  • jBQp

I find both the cell phones equally magnificient in their class.........its upto the consumers to decide which brand they prefer............i have used both nokia and sony ericsson cells and have noticed that nokia is better with stability wheras sony ericsson is not so stable with software but definately beats nokia in sound taken from nokia cells have a slight unnatural features wheras sony ericsson pics come straight from reality.......over all the video comparison i find nokia wins............

basically i find it nuisance to buy cell phones with 3.2 MP camera......cause they are over priced.....

i own a canon 3.2 MP digi cam and have noticed that they are capable of clicking better snaps than the one's from the bottom line is if you are a dedicated to clicking snaps then go for a digicam .........


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  • 2006-05-01 07:48
  • P%0j

well, it's obvious k800/k790 wins in pictures, but i must admit it, i was disappointed about sony ericsson, i wanted some more quality.. i mean, i don't think it worth to upgrade from my phone (W810), my sister has a cyber shot 3.2MP, video 640x480, and it takes better pictures than this

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  • 2006-05-01 07:32
  • PqtT

ok to clear things up, we are all comparing the quality of the camera of N80 and K800. We are not comparing their features and other stuff that SE doesn't have. The winner is obvious, K800i has a better camera than N80.

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  • 2006-05-01 07:15
  • Rxn8

Overall characteristics: N80. Simply K800 cant compete with N80 in other features like WiFi, Symbian OS, etc.
But gsmarena shootout only talk about photographic part of this phones.
If you talk about N80 competitor, I say P990!!!
Have the same functions of N80 plus Symbian UiQ (a lot better than S60), all e-mail solutions (RIM, atlexia, etc), for me it will the best smartphone.
You must comment about only the tematic (photographic), and in this part K800 is the best

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  • 2006-05-01 06:45
  • P9n@

the k800 has by far a better camera than the n80(and it is not even the final one).its color renditions are better and it has should really think about improving the video quality though.i think a closer fight would be between the k800 and n73.the n73 has a better equipped camera than the n80(carl zeiss and autofocus).

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  • 2006-05-01 06:36
  • PFM9

k800 is by far the better cameraphone.however, n80 is by far the better overall phone: better video, better display resolution, s60, wi-fi!!!by the way guys, pictures are taken in sofia land, am i not right?so, my question is whether the phone is already available in bg, I am currently in the us and coming back in 2 weeks and actually want to buy n80 so just curious if it's already out in bg?

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  • 2006-05-01 06:32
  • T9QS

K800i is the clear winner , Nokia's camera resolution pictures doesnt even come close.

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  • 2006-05-01 06:21
  • PFM9

As a great fan of SE who never had bought except SE, better say that it is so boring that SE just improves the camera quality but doesn't add features such as WiFi or S60. Therefore I say N80 is the winner of the overall comparison.

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  • 2006-05-01 06:08
  • YcbH

I think the battery life on the N80 would be a concern for me. Stand-by 192hrs/Talk Time 3hrs VS the K800's Stand-by 350hr/Talk Time 7hr. I think the N80 does have more features (WiFi in particular), but that's not particularly useful if I have to carry an extension cord + charger around...

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  • 2006-05-01 06:08
  • PNjA

the compitation should be fair if it is between N93 & K800 !!! then definately we will find the winner respect !!!

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  • 2006-05-01 05:52
  • P@UD

The conclusion is obvious, K800 is the best at the moment, N80 camera without autofocus simply cant compete with the stunning photo capabilities of K800. K800 photos are comparable in quality with digital still cameras and xenon flash is the best for night shots.
Video is the advantage of N80, QCIF resolution vs CIF in K800.
In this shootout only compare photographic part of this phones.
The people who says that N80 in better than K800 in camera is only because is stup*d, blind or nokia fan!!.
Be objetive, the really competence is between N73 and K800 (both phones have autofocus, while the N80 have fixed focus)

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  • 2006-05-01 05:48
  • P9n@

I do not know what you guys talking about but the Nokia N80 pictures are much clearer then the sony K800!!

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  • 2006-05-01 05:42
  • Tcaa

N80 is the winner no dout about it has beter colors and the videos are beter just the flash is poor

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  • 2006-05-01 05:38
  • nnQx

no doubt k800 is the leader.which is better sound quality?

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  • 2006-05-01 05:30
  • ijd}

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