Nokia 808 isnít a smartphone. Itís a smart phone.
I put up with the 5MP camera on my Nokia 700 because I also had a Nokia D50 with several lenses which covered all my photography needs. Only problem was that the DSLR was bulky and I wouldnít always have it with me, so I sold it. I sold it the week after the Nokia 808 was announced. I sold it because the picture quality on the 808 matched the quality of my 6MP DSLR, and the facilities for previewing, editing and sharing images and videos on the camera were far better than on the DSLR. I sold it because there was now a phone which offered me all the same facilities of my current phone PLUS a camera which is better than any point and shoot or cameraphone out there, even better than some micro four thirds cameras. The audio recording alone sets it apart from anything in those categories. Thatís right (for all you people who say that 808 buyers should save their money and buy a DSLR), I SOLD MY DSLR to buy a Nokia 808 PureView. Thatís because I will now be able to carry everything I need in my pocket in one (admittedly chunky) package. Other cameraphones try and be a jack of all trades, and end up compromising the camera for the thickness of the device.
The Nokia 808 isnít a cameraphone. Itís a camera phone.
So there you have it. I hope I have helped some of you who think Iím an idiot to understand why I have made this decision. I hope some of you will have the kindness to accept that I am doing this for my own reasons which I have thought through, and I hope that you will not feel that you have to scream at me about how stupid I am.
Just my two pence.
PS Oh, and my phone allows me to design and use my homescreens in landscape or portrait. Does yours? Iím just interested. I like that feature. Itís not for everyone though.Ē
symbian boy, 28 Jun 2012what happen to nokia? They are falling faster! CEO Elop must not abandon Symbian and Meego! N... moreElop is clearly destroying Nokia. He killed Meltemi and Meego, he's destroying Symbian (letting Nokia make an awesome phone, then not advertising it and not making carriers take it, then saying "look, it's dead"), also he's going to destroy S40 for some invented reason (wait and see), just so that, in the end, Microsoft will buy what's left of Nokia for peanuts and continue making their own phones. :-( Enjoy Symbian while you can, I think if I can't get one I'll rather buy a feature phone than spend my money on some other OS, unlimited data plan, apps, games and all that unnecessary stuff.
Tsepz, 28 Jun 2012Why would i be jealous of a company thats trading at 2.19USD per share, and is being rejected ... moreIf a great camera is not an useful innovation I don't know what it. You're just brainwashed into believing that you need an expensive data plan and to stare at your phone all day (well, until the battery runs dry anyway) instead of going out and enjoying the world, maybe taking a photo here and there, and not being a slave to Twitter.
dave, 28 Jun 2012So none of the UK Carriers are going to offer this phone. What does this tell you? Nokia is go... moreSo? UK isnt the only market for this. It's already been released in Asia, hot selling model despite the very quiet release. Plus Elop is only interested in Lumia models, so they will focus marketing and all the best deals for Lumia.
So none of the UK Carriers are going to offer this phone. What does this tell you? Nokia is going to Fail.
I think it is true... mokia is great. Last time i got Nokia C7 and it last me 1 year above before i decided to buy a new one, So i got an Android LG Optimus 2X and after a week o using it, i think i need again to get another phone coz it sucks and so boring.. go go go go NOKIA.
Got it yesterday for INR 27000.ie,$473 as of today's rate.Was a one-time promotion on homeshop18.The camera's far far far ahead of my S2.Just like the ICS browser of my S2 is far ahead of 808's browser.
Some basic comparisons:
Where the S2 leads:
S2 has more pixels and also a more vibrant sparkling effect.Also,cant seem to use the full 450nits brightness of 808 as mentioned in the gsmarena review.
Android ICS is far ahead of Belle FP1.FULL STOP.Below are some of the main merits of the OS.
S2 is far ahead of 808.The page loading time is same but all other features like scrolling,zooming etc..are better in S2.
ofcourse,S2 leads here.Using the 808,you'll have to resign to the fact that you have to see that "loading" icon every now and then.
Again,S2 is lot better than 808's but this one,I think I should review it again after using it for sometime.maybe I will feel more comfortable after sometime.
Where the 808 leads:
808 is miles ahead of S2.In everything-quality,noise,colours,size,zoom etc etc etc.Even the aesthetics,the S2's curved body feels more comfortable to use as a camera.
Both of them connect very fast.But the 808 comes with fully preloaded india maps,something that S2 lacks.
808 is better in all-clarity,loudness,headset performance but the default music player again lacks in UI.
CALL QUALITY & RECEPTION
The 808 appears to give better coverage.And the call quality,especially the mic of the 808 is far better.
So,briefing it,an 808 with a 720p Superamoled plus,Dual core and Android would be The King of all phones.
luiso, 28 Jun 2012It's funny watching all the android fanboys come out and bash this phone. The fact that despit... moreYou are right! And to think that this phone is the result of a 5 years work!! IT IS REALY ONE OF A KIND!
what happen to nokia? They are falling faster!
CEO Elop must not abandon Symbian and Meego! Nokia must focus also on other OS like symbian and meego not only on windows phone! I hope nokia will change their mind to get the crown from samsung..
It's funny watching all the android fanboys come out and bash this phone. The fact that despite being a single core "inferior" device it caught their attention really says a lot. Specs aside, any tech lover should get this phone despite their OS preference. Why? Because it is a one of a kind device. Quad core phones arent unique, they will become the norm, but a 41 MP cameraphone(and running symbian)? It'll be a while before you see that again(Really doubt that pureview Lumias will be able to match this beast). If anything it will become one hell of a collector's item. Don't see this phone for what it isn't, see it for what it does and for what it shines.
I can't believe all of you people who believes Nokia sells low specification because Symbian belle can perform better in single core phone. They actually need to reduce the phone price as the 41mp camera still cost a lot of money.If they increase the specification on this phone in processor and its RAM for example. The price of this phone will cost more and who want to buy an highly expensive phone? I believe this is a part of Nokia's marketing strategy.
2yrsago, 27 Jun 2012those days nokia was best..every dog has its day-that's what my great grand used to tell my ma... moreYou guys are too pessimistic on Nokia's future.
........but with early arrival of Nokia window 8 tablet and wd 8 super smartphone by Oct - Nov 2012 (in collaboration with Microsoft ) might shaken the mobile world.
Just watch !
Jude, 28 Jun 2012
Read again, dude. Check out the specs here in gsmarena before you post things. It has gorill... moreThe Lava Xolo is a single core Android that does 1080P, the original GS could playback 1080P, its down to the hardware NOT Android to do this!
The 808PV has a whole GPU just dedicated to its Camera and media, its got NOTHING to do with being single or multi-core, quit spreading rubbish!
Tom, 27 Jun 2012Your only reason why you coming here is that you jealous and angry that NOKIA is doing the rea... moreWhy would i be jealous of a company thats trading at 2.19USD per share, and is being rejected by even its key markets?
Why would i be jealous of a phone thats outdated and is only good as a camera?
No, they arent doing any useful innovations, if they were they wouldn't be in the utter mess that they are currently in.
i wonder whether South Africa will receive the nokia 808 and how much it will cost
Nokia has to catch up. A phone with only a powerful camera is just, well, a phone with a powerful camera.
The processor, the RAM, the OS are all below average.
nokia always says attractive and theoretical specs abount her camera phones : big sensor , carl zies optics, stereo recording .. but actually I found iPhone 4S has more beauatiful photos. maybe less details but vibrant colors and more contrast photos.
why nokia can't enhance this side by software update 4 shooting algorithm