I finally bought my Nokia 808 Pureview.
It really ROCKS!
Its N8 on asteroids. Its such a worthy upgrade!
For those who uses cellphone to make calls, listen mp3, and take photographs, its just the best phone on the market.. I agree that it doesnt have many apps like ios and android phones, but in all other aspects, its a LOT better.
Im not an ios or an android hater. I already had an SGS and an iPhone. Websurfing, working or reading for a long time on an 3", 4" or 5" screen is NEVER confortable. So, I always stick with my iPad on the bag, wherever I go.
For life experience, this cellphone is really outstanding. Listening music, taking photographs and recording videos has never been so fine. But if you, instead, prefer a virtual life with many many many apps that will take your lifetime, I think its not worthy.
Im going to write a more detailed review soon. Thanks all of you that helped in my choice.
I had it for six months, then it feel on a rock, I took it to Nokia, and found out that the mother board was broken inside, I miss it :( and want it back !! best mobile I have ever had .
Carol, 17 Nov 2012Kind of agree with you! They ditched MeeGo/Maemo and symbian... the systems that crappy androi... morei think finally Elop is gonna sell Nokia to microsoft.
Every other competitor now has started manufacturing windows phones and even they provide at reasonable price not like nokia. They adopt skimming price strategy. You won't believe Nokia launched certain phones in 'INDIA' at prices
1. Lumia 800 for Rs. 29999
Now it's available for Rs. 18999
2. 808 PV for Rs. 32500
Now it's available for RS. 24999
Both launched in 2012
So what i wanted to say is why don't nokia price right to achieve customer satisfaction.
Customers never buy nokia phones soon after it's launch cause the prices are subject to decrease as per tradition and finally they opt for a crap android.
I got 603 for Rs. 14500 and soon after one mth it was priced at Rs. 11500
They even don't price the devices right so have started losing faith from their customers.
And whenever i get to read news about lumias it always has a drop test and hammer test. Does nokia sucks money from their consumers just because of their hardware and design or they have to pay much for the designer.
Again you (INDIAN) users can see that the windows based
HTC 8X will be launched for Rs. 28000
Samsung Ativ s for around Rs. 27500
N then Nokia will launch lumia 920 for Rs. 36000 (having great difference in prices)
Showing their hardware and innovation
super sensitive touch and low light performance of the camera.
What if Nokia launches 920 for Rs. 30,000 in India.
It will never do that. But will do it just after 2-3 mths decrease the price when the consumers will have aquired win8 phones from sam and HTC and no one will buy..
Many consumers are losing trust from NOKIA. I still have faith but now I think the condition for NOKIa is 'DO OR DIE'
God bless Nokia with WIN8 PHONE strategy.
AnonD-49266, 18 Nov 2012no you cant only GSM or HSDPAwhat do say about this - http://www.tmonews.com/2012/06/nokia-808-pureview-coming-to-america-unlocked-ready-for-t-mobiles-4g-network/
according to the article it does support 4g
I have been using my brand new 808 for a week now and so far no major problem at all. Bought a Mugen 1500mah battery and using as the main battery. I'm trying to revive my once mighty N8 and replaced the battery with the one on the 808, the BV-4D 1400mah. Fits in perfectly as it has the same dimension as the BL-4D in the N8.
My only real gripe with the 808 is that I still can't get used to the keyboard compared with the N8. I know the 808 has better keyboard layout and far more different than the N8. I still type faster on the N8, though. Which is odd, really.
This 808's the best phone for me, that's why I bought it.
Though some games like Asphalt 7 and the new Angry Birds aren't being ported to 808 and Symbian anymore. So, really lack of support and apps and games aren't really coming anymore.
That's why I'm getting the Android beast Motorola Razr i next month so I'll have of both worlds.
The 808 will always be the best phone for me, though.
AnonD-49266, 17 Nov 2012man plz stop trolling there is no more symbian phones nokia 808 is last oneI don't troll just wait and see.its meego and Symbian combine and is the last update
hye all,,actually sincerily from my heart and my experians,,,
i was using OS android and symbian,,so i would says symbian can save a lot of battery and while android drain fast as it can,,
what i can sees from closed,,OS symbain can make internet smooth and more powerfull coz none apps background auto sync unlike android,,whose was using android know thats thing,,,
what good is OS android:its open source and many today was using it,,and its truly os today,what we call smartphone oS,,while symbian was died now,,but i hope one day,,symbian can mak history again just like before in 2002,,
im pureview 808 & samsung s3 user,,,thanks for all,,,add me skype sardanL
Carol, 17 Nov 2012Kind of agree with you! They ditched MeeGo/Maemo and symbian... the systems that crappy androi... morehi friends, ever since this phone has been announced, i have been following you guys here. you people have been really amazing!! it's been a month now that i am using this phone, thanks to you people. Common ppl are really 'sheeps' and thats how the 'marketing' works.
i have to say that really it takes a great deal of courage to follow your heart. i didnt buy N8 and i regret that a lot, N9 was just like dream. i have been using nokia symbian since N72. but after that when they shut it down, i felt like being stranded. i even used a couple of androids (i even own a galaxy s advance and it's nice) but it's really amazing how this 'single' core shoots, processes and plays over a billion pixels video without any hiccups. till date my phone didn hang even once and mind you, i dont close the apps, they run in background all the time. Still the battery works.i have also updated to FP2 two weeks back and i didnt have any problem so far.
about ppl out there, who just get to know about this phone from word of mouth, please just dont take things for granted. do your own research. just because everyone else is saying that it's bad, you shouldn't say the same before giving the thing a fair chance. just not because everyone else or your friends are buying you should buy it too. just buy what suits you based on your needs.
it's really disheartening to see nokia not putting much effort in promotion of 808 pureview like it did for n8, not at all.
lastly thanks a lot to gsmarena. you ppl post one of the most unbiased reviews unlike other sites which are either pro-iphone or pro-droid, for whom every nokia phone is jus crap because thats how it's every where. hats off to you guys!! really, keep doing the same.
AnonD-78184, 18 Nov 2012hi friends, google maps aren't working on ,after completing installation when i open it nothi... morelisten to make it work just turn on ur wi-fi and turn off mobile data i had same problem
google maps aren't working on ,after completing installation when i open it nothing happens it just start and then close.
Whats the problem i don't know.
If any work around please tell me.
vegeta, 17 Nov 2012Hey guys, does anyone know, if you can operate 4G on nokia 808?no you cant only GSM or HSDPA
I live in india which is a growing smartphone market. What nokia is doing here, they are promoting asha series which is expensive than most of low end andriod smartphone from samsung and indian manufacturer and in mid to high range they have lumia series in front of whole android gang like galaxy s3 , htc onex and many more with less price tag and much more functionality and freedom than wp based lumia series. They wan compete with android with their feature phone s40 os instead symbian ( a true competitor for andriod) and with lumia series which is way more expensive than their android counterpart . As result nokia is kicked out of top five smartphone maker and their current position is at no. 10 behind lenovo at no.9 and nokia deserves where they are.
AnonD-49266, 17 Nov 2012man plz stop trolling there is no more symbian phones nokia 808 is last oneKind of agree with you! They ditched MeeGo/Maemo and symbian... the systems that crappy android is based on. Abdroid has stole allot from them the way of doing things and interface but they could not steal important things: STABILITY and quality. Still, Nokia abandoned them. Here, i can say: Nokia you suck because of this! Let's hope your Lumia's have a big impact on mass so you can reconsider bringing back symbian (at least) after you have some income stability and you can invest again in Symbian developing. And for people sake release this source code so developers can stop being lazy and do some work on this platform.
AnonD-49266, 17 Nov 2012man plz stop trolling there is no more symbian phones nokia 808 is last oneyes.most app and services from Nokia to symbian is closing down.just check nokia beta labs.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2012a whole new symbian is coming anf its open sourceman plz stop trolling there is no more symbian phones nokia 808 is last one