Another thing I forgot to mention, the in-ear headphones that come together with the 808 is a waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than those which came with N8.
The audio output on 808 is much better than on N8 (which was already much better than any Android phone, but close to the Cirrus Logic iPhone 4S).
Im still in love with my 808. :)
Haris, 19 Nov 2012I bought my Nokia 808 3 days before in 25K in Delhi.
No doubt its a great camera phone. If ... morePlease before posting search this forums there was written allot of times what should you do when this happens. I tell you, and maybe will come more saying the same. But i will tell you so maybe you will tell to others. What ever problem you have after updating you can "repair" it very easy. Just format your mass storage and bring your phone to factory settings then reinstall the system. If you don't know how:
1. Enter files/long press mass mem then hit format
2.hit *#7370#, will ask for security code (if you have one) give your security code, accept everything then the phone will restart, and will remain to just "NOKIA" for a couple of minutes (in this period the phone is formatting and rewriting the original apps). After all, delete the folder containing your firmware in your pc presuming you have win7 the files are ex: C:\Users\Ray\AppData\Local\Nokia\NSU3\NOSSU2\variants\Products\rm-596
or this C:\ProgramData\Nokia\Nokia Suite\NOSSU2\variants\Products\rm-596
This are hidden paths you need to activate show hidden files, folders and drives from folder option/view
After all is done, phone restarted and everything is formatted, plug the phone into usb, open Nokia suite and hit reinstall firmware. See if this problems are persisting. Remember to backup first the important files. Never backup apps or settings
sanbin24, 18 Nov 2012i think finally Elop is gonna sell Nokia to microsoft. Every other competitor now has started... moreAll the phones from the market are the same...S3 was 680 euro when was released, now is 480 euro. And this applies to all manufactures. This is the market! I don't think Nokia will ever sell it self to Microsoft. Nokia has power. The problem was that they had to many factory's and most of them were in Europe. Which is normal minding the fact that they were selling phones like cakes. BUUT... problem came when they stopped selling so many devices and allot of factory's were consuming money. In which case Nokia was forced to cut the looses. Nokia was the only phone that was not made in china. Now is something other, unfortunately was forced to go to China. Minding the fact that all it's competitors are there and were attacking from there affording to wait to sell their crapps, cause waiting was cheaper then selling:)) (joke). Nokia could not do that. Another but is that: what goes up must come down..... then up again. This is marketing. And Nokia is taking it's problems quite good. They still push innovations and quality even though they are made in china now...
bigbite87, 19 Nov 2012I am currently charging my phone and i tried opening the store via 3g and see what happened bu... moreThanks bigbite...
But man I'm telling you my one got hanged more than half dozen time in 3-4 days... Even sometimes without reason... I was just scrolling home screen & suddenly screen went black... (hanged)
When I change camera still to video 1 out of 3 times camera app crashes, if you are changing it after taking some pics using still camera... then Open camera again just change it to video mode then it works other wise i've faced this issue twice back to back...
I thinks Native web browser & store has some issue becz I've experience freezing while using these two app only.
Using this phone while charging has no problem, I use it while charging often...
My brother Nokia maps doesn't provide satellite map for India... when I try to download map it says "map not found on server" that's why I'm looking for Gmap.
One more thing... Battery is also not last for Morning to evening after full charge... I just leave it connected with wi-fi, I'm using 2 e-mail widget, one social widget, 1 weather widget that uses internet that's it... and few minutes call, 25-30min store browsing & download 1 app of 18 MB... At evening it was only 10% battery left... I was just surprise with this..
I think its improving as days are going becz today it last long than before 2 days...
Any way thank for your valuable replies...
Can you tell how to access front camera to capture pics & vids without using any video calling app...
Haris, 19 Nov 2012I bought my Nokia 808 3 days before in 25K in Delhi. No doubt its a great camera phone. If ... moreI am currently charging my phone and i tried opening the store via 3g and see what happened but nothing.. It's still the same; same as i had it when i bought it, it didn't freeze.. Man if you wanna search an app you try google it.. And one thing, nokia maps is far more reliable than google maps..
Haris, 19 Nov 2012I bought my Nokia 808 3 days before in 25K in Delhi. No doubt its a great camera phone. If ... moreman good thing my phone behave so well.. I use it a lot not just for camera and video but also for some other functionalities.. I'm impressed how fast and smooth it is even with my browsing experience and this thing hardly froze on me.. I even use while it is charging.. :)
I bought my Nokia 808 3 days before in 25K in Delhi.
No doubt its a great camera phone. If you want to use phone for Camera & calling purpose, then there is no substitute of this.
But as my experience with this phone is not good regarding apps & other functionality.
1. Its not stable freezes at least twice in a Day. Specially if you are using Nokia Store on 3G. Today morning it happened 4 times with me back to back.
2. No google map for it, it doesn't work for FP2 at all, I tried all that tricks Data Network, Wifi or Both ...
3. No back button is annoying, to go back u have to tap then click on back.
4. I didn't find any task manager for it yet that show ram usage & service so you can terminate then individually.
5. Native web browser is very bad, hangs itself also cause the whole phone to hang. U need pull battery every time it freezes.
5. No desktop flash support.
So guys I don't hate Nokia or Symbian, but if u are looking for a phone for surfing internet, gaming, gadgets, fast & smooth UI, big battery backup then Nokia 808 is not for U.
Its my own experience about this phone
I'll recommend this phone just & just for Camera that has no match right now on the planet in Mobile phones. that's it...
Please suggest me some usefull apps for this phone, like for task killing, satellite map etc.
AnonD-78184, 19 Nov 2012thnx mate for answering my questions. I am using belly fp2 and downloaded google maps from m.g... moreI can assure you that Google Maps should work on your 808. Just make sure you have mobile data connection with your service provider. It doesn't work on just wifi anymore. Try another 808 with a friend of yours with Google Maps.
Also, if satellite imaging is of utmost importance to you, Nokia Maps has that covered, too. You will also need data connection for that, too. Unless, you have loaded maps you need most, you can also use it in offline.mode.
I like using Google Maps and sometimes I need it, too. But Nokia Maps is more than enough for me.
And if you really need Google Maps badly, get an Android phone. Google owns Android and you will have full access to latest Google Maps more.
VIC , 19 Nov 2012Google Maps still works on my 808. Actually I'm surprised it does work. Make sure you have wif... morethnx mate for answering my questions. I am using belly fp2 and downloaded google maps from m.google.com . In my n8 google maps working just needed to switch wifi on but now i sell that for 808 . Please tell me any solution if u know (otherwise i have to go for androids).
AnonD-78184, 19 Nov 2012hi friends,
is there anyone who is using google maps on this mobiles coz i am unable to do so... moreGoogle Maps still works on my 808. Actually I'm surprised it does work. Make sure you have wifi and mobile data on. Most importantly, make sure you have data connections with your SIM provider. Won't work solely on wifi anymore.
Also, Nokia Maps has satellite imaging, too. Maybe not as extensive as in Google Maps but works and I can find places easily on it, too.
Obviously, Nokia doesn't want you using Google Maps anymore coz they've got fantastic Nokia Maps and Drive on their own.
I buy nokia celphone since 10 years ,I have my nokia 808 pureview too weeks ago. ,and i am very happy with this because its a very great smartphone,good job nokia ,please dont stop symbian
is there anyone who is using google maps on this mobiles coz i am unable to do so i tried everything whether wifi on or of data on/off even Bluetooth on/off but nothing work for me. Please if anyone knows how to get working google maps. Google maps or very important for me mainly setelite images. Otherwise i have to ditch this masterpiece .i sell my n8 for this mobile .
VIC , 18 Nov 2012I have been using my brand new 808 for a week now and so far no major problem at all. Bought a... morei had my 808 for 2 months already and i'm planning to buy nokia lumia 920.. I think borth were really great.. So far i'm so happy with my 808.. It's really a great phone.. :))
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.