I am using this 808 phone for the last 4 days and so far I am very much stunned by it.
Just like everyone around i thought this phone is specialized in camera only. But trust me this is an all rounder phone which I never expected to be. Let me say the features I've come across one-by-one
1. As we all know Camera is world class 41MPix pureview and I tested itself myself with few photos and me and my friends were stunned.
2. One thing which majority of people don't know is its superior 5.1 channel dolby sound & headset. Definitely music lovers should have this phone. (Don't know why Nokia is not marketing this, may be then want to sell more Lumia's)
3. I'm still using Belle fp1(which came with the phone and haven't updated fp2 and newer version). This phone is a multitasking giant. I opened 1) OVI store 2) Played a music 3)opened nokia browser 4)Operamini 5)maps 6)Golf game which came preloaded 7) music store. Even then there is no annoying slowness or any of these heavy apps closing. The display even rotated smoothly and I can change between any of these apps. Pl. note in all these open apps I was downloading something and still this phone rocks
4) The display is great, 4 inch vivid & sensitive screen. Very easy and smooth flowing.
5) Since i've never kept the phone down as I am loving it a full battery charge last for close to 10-14 hours.
6) in the pictures the phone looks odd with its bulge in the camera and a heavier one. But in my hands I'm pretty much okay with the weight and the bulge gives a rich & differentiated look from the back. Only from the sides it looks slightly different. I don't want my phone to be bar shaped and slim, and I love being different and coz of my attitude I love this bulge & differentiated look.
Final words, symbian which helped Nokia to be No.1 for over a decade is coming to the end and I bought this just because this is the last & best ever(3X better than proven N8 in all means) symbian phone and I'm it's more than value for money. Well this coule be the best symbian phone ever and should be in Nokia's hall of fame for its breathtaking cameras(don't miss the dobly surround sound as well). It is an antique more than a phone and its a don of symbian.
As majority of people talks about apps...apps and support i hope symbian has pretty good and decent apps and when i though about i've not used more than 50 apps (paid & free) in the last 1 year. Infact in all about symbian there were articles saying it has got all apps necessary & symbian surprises a lot too.
In India the phone was launched at 38K INR, but now selling at 25K, mainly bcoz Nokia want to promote Lumia's as it is their core strategy. I'm sure @ 25K this phone rocks like anything and this means you are getting a 40K product @ 25K just bcoz of Nokia's strategy. I would still give 38K to his phone and it is worth it.
I strongly recommend this phone to anyone and I'm sure you'll not be disappointed.
carol dnt teach any one how to use 808 if u dnt have 808 pv so now dnt be teacher and dnt talk about 808
I just got this phone last week. Definitely world's best camera, confirmed it by taking few photos myself. Hardware is great, not even a single glitch yet even with belle fp1. I have never heard 5_1 surround system in headset. Dolby surround in this phone has been d best music i've heard. Don't know why nokia is not marketing music which is tremendous plus, may they want to sell lumia's. Golf game bundled with dis phone gave wonderful gaming experience. The bulge at d back doesn't feel or look odd once in d hand. The bulge gives a rich & differentiated look from d back and users who loves differentiation will love this. I still recommend 808 for those who really know what they want rather than those who speak about apps without realizing how many paid or free apps they used in d last few years.
12hams34, 22 Mar 2013when will nokia 808 have panorama, cinemagraph, 9mp, 12mp modes updates.?
Come on nokia do i... morepanorama camera app for 808 PureView. enjoy
localhyd, 23 Mar 2013hi carol how are you..have you made it any plan to buy pv before it will vanish from stores pl... morehey... 808 is in my plan but is not my priority:) For now, unfortunetly for me...:). There are other things i need to worry about. My N8 works great for now... :). So,i'll be wating some time before the next buy:(
i tried this phone,it is amazing but nokia did a huge mistake by not selling an android version of this phone,i liked symbian even the version that runs on the 808 but it seems that it reached it is end and nokia could not improve it more,i tried what so called windows phone os, it is the worst and ugliest os i have ever tried even nokia is suffering by using it,samsung sales will be doubled this year if nokia still uses the windows .
hi carol how are you..have you made it any plan to buy pv before it will vanish from stores please make it n8 your secondary phone....and buy pv asap.:)
Anonumous, 22 Mar 2013Maybe sometimes you need to turn your power saving mode ON to have a longer battery life.there is no sense of using power saving mode for me coz i have settings almost equal to power saving mode and that's since when i bought my phone.
Anonymous, 22 Mar 2013why do you need 9mp when you can shoot in 8? and...12? I take almost all of the pics in 5mp bu... moreits like if i browse continuously with opera mini for 2 hrs my fully charged battery reaches 20 percent and less.
No music no videos still.!
Anonymous, 22 Mar 2013nice English:)...it shows that you're happy:), is there anything interesting in that tips&... moreThanks very much for your kindly words, however I know my English is horrible :D
about the book I can make video and review it, it's very nice and gives you some nice idea...wait my friend and I will post a link for the tips and tricks review here.
Thank you for watching my video...cheers :D
lalaland, 20 Mar 2013my classmate has an 808 as well! :) dont sell yours it will be a collectors item if you t... moreI agree with my friend... you have some kind of unique phone because its not easily find in our place. and the feature are great and hard to find also in any other phone.
rapture, 22 Mar 2013Hi carol, I've sorted out the issue. It was due to wrong msg centre number updated in phone. C... moreHey, GREAT.:). Another issue solved and put in the Symbian vault:). Thank's for feedback...
12hams34, 22 Mar 2013when will nokia 808 have panorama, cinemagraph, 9mp, 12mp modes updates.? Come on nokia do i... morewhy do you need 9mp when you can shoot in 8? and...12? I take almost all of the pics in 5mp but I guess everybody has his own preferences. Since Nokia announced Cinemagraph&Camera Extras for WP7 maybe they won't forget their first love_symbian:) but you should give them feedback or look for something similar in the store(I'm not verry attracted to these features:)). In these 10 hours what do you do and how much?play/pictures/browsing/GPS...?
Ziad Mohamed, 21 Mar 2013this is my unboxing for my new 808 pureview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SthjXhDRgPA I... morenice English:)...it shows that you're happy:), is there anything interesting in that tips&tricks book? I didn't get one in my package:(
12hams34, 22 Mar 2013when will nokia 808 have panorama, cinemagraph, 9mp, 12mp modes updates.? Come on nokia do i... moreMaybe sometimes you need to turn your power saving mode ON to have a longer battery life.
arieljsosa, 20 Mar 2013you can send me the link to see this cover i want one for my pure viewPls take a look in the link below:
when will nokia 808 have panorama, cinemagraph, 9mp, 12mp modes updates.?
Come on nokia do it quicker.
In 3g mode my battery drains within 10 hrs. Does anyone have any solution?
Carol, 22 Mar 2013Hey, no offense... i am no tech guru:). And no, i didn't noticed that after a factory reset, t... moreHi carol, I've sorted out the issue. It was due to wrong msg centre number updated in phone. Centre nunber was automatically changed somehow and I had to edit it manually. After that, all is good.
Thanks for your replies guys (specially carol :) )