I hate this phone, i have alot of problems with the battory, took Noika 3 weeks to replace battory and i still have the same problem.
Nokia told me there no data cable connect it to my pc with. i can only take my pic's off it with bluetooth which often fails.
The camera if awefully unclear comparied to alot of other phones which are in cheaper end of the market.
I was ripped off. its no good @ all.
i've had afew other phones since, thou teh case on the 8800 makes the other phones feel like toys....
Not Nokia's best value for money phone. If i didnt have all these problems i would have upgraded to the 8800se, but now i am untrusting of new nokia high end phones.
Is there a powerfull battery for this phone?? because the standard battery is very junk as well as the phone is too expensive for what he knows to do.
Though a good looking phone but the battery life if rubbish and Nokia is very unhelpful to assist to rectify the problem. My phone lasts 4 hours a day then need recharging!
I think the black version is just as bad!
8800 still the best looking phone on the market up till this minute......even include the 8800 Sirocco in comparison!
been awhile now has anynew firmware been up yet? about the lcd burning out has it been fix yet??
How could I not think of that?!?! stupid of me lol. Thanks for the tip!!!
my battery is due to i usually use it too call up someone and talk for 2-5min hang up etc.. charge every single day. probably in a day i use my phone less then 20min
Love everything about this phone EXCEPT the stupid battery. Phone says fully charged and when go to answer it it switches itself off because the battery is low! Battery life not long enough.
Due to the fact that my opinion is concerning both phones / 8800 and 8800Sirocco / I’m posting it in both sections…
Today I have “played” with 8800Sirocco for about 40 minutes and I have following opinion about it:
- Yes it is better equipped / camera, memory/ in comparison with the original 8800
- Yes the keyboard is a bit easier to use in comparison with the original 8800
- Yes the battery is slightly bigger, but I don’t thing this will affect the battery life that much
- I don’t like the design; this is personal issue but…I truly believe that the original 8800 looks better
- Build quality is the most critical point to me, honestly to me the Sirocco is not the same as the original 8800, to me it is clear that used materials are not the same.
- The metal parts are completely polished and look extremely dirty in few minutes’ usage only
Conclusion – perfect marketing product of Nokia, they create a real story based on 8800 and now they simply came out with the same product, but lower production costs. In order to add some additional value they have included Bluetooth, letter case, but believe me, this things cost nothing if you have order thousand pieces of them to the Chinese suppliers…
By the way the regular retail price in Bulgaria is 1100 Euro.
Based on my conclusion I went directly into the shop that have offered to me 8800 Special Addition for less than 600 Euro and I took it immediately. By the way the sound / ringtones and build in handsfree / of the Special Edition is a bit louder than the original 8800. Both are with firmware V 4.10 RM-13
Regards to all 8800 users
Definately agree with you. Although I have both the original 8800 & Sirocco; I found the original 8800 design much more elegant & clean looking.
To : Gunslinger_ul,
Your gun metal 8800SE have no problem. It's the new design only for the gun metal 8800SE.
I have one question for the 8800SE (gun metal color) owners:
on the back side, underneath the camera lens, where the regular 8800 has a mirror-like surface, does yours have it aswell? 'Cos mine doesn't have it and I was wondering if it's a common thing of the 8800SE or it's just mine having a flaw :)
i found out the problem the xtra battery it charges sideways =P and the blue light tells u when it is charging so haha everyday learning a lil more bout this phone i love the way it looks
p.s. if u guys didn;'t find out yet the volume is adjustable when ur in a call by pressing left or right on the navigation key
this phone sucks. i paid more than 1200 dollars for it before i came out in canada and the battery life is horrible. i hate this freken phone.
the desktop charger for just the battery is so wierd i dont know if its ever charging, maybe atlleast it might show some hotness by me touching it but doesn't so i never really know its charging i left it there for 3 days now i jus recently got this phone, its great just waiting for them to fix fireware problem my timer dont move in standby mode...