hey there, to all whom out there thinking of buying the nokia 808, well i bought one a couple of weeks ago, and here's my experience,,
the screen resolution is low compared to you know who
the operating system is a bit outdated compared to you know who
the nokia store is poor compared to you know who
but you know what, when i hold the phone in my hand, i just love it, i adore the camera, i feel i purchased a special piece of hardware that i will keep with my untill who knows when,, i had iphone 4 for 1 year, i now have the galaxy s3 and the ipad3 but this nokia just feels so special, and beleive when i tell you in some aspects better than those iphones and androids, i just kept wondering why nokia didn't put a higher screen resolution, why the abandoned their symbian os as i saw after the last update that it doesn't stand too far from android and ios..
well inspite of this i love it, the camera is miracle to be put on a phone, so yes buy it and you will be happy, but you should have an android or ios device next to if you like apps and games,,,that's it :)
Anonymous, 29 Oct 2012Agree with you. If Nokia gives the mature and stable Symbian a chance, and put 1,5 GB proc... moreThere are allot of problems here. Unfortunately, as far as i've heard, Symbian does not support dual-core cpu's, also does not support bigger resolution then 640/480. That is why all Symbian phones have low powered hardware. Yes, n8 could have 512 RAM, 1300 mhz cpu, and 2000 mA battery, but... if Nokia would have done this, they couldn't make a big difference in the next to come Symbian phones, no? I think this is the biggest problem on Symbian. Nokia had no idea that n8 would get such a bad publicity and Symbian would go down (good conspiracy from other companies, they did a good job destroying n8 reputation) So they made the N8! A very good multimedia gadget with low specks and still facing with pride everything was on the market, back then. In this way they could have had room for the next to come symbian phones. BUT again... dual core came along and Symbian was behind... Symbian was hit from all directions, and started to fall after a very bad management from Nokia. And when that happened, Nokia started to think on other systems that could face the market, this was a very bad idea! Instead of investing in symbian and do something about the small issues it still has, nokia got scared and started to abandon it, they started to abandon the only selling system... you know what that meant right? Yes, Nokia drop down like a dead fly with a system that it is still selling even though does not support dual-core bla bla bla and was abandoned. More work on symbian 2 years ago could have bring nokia right up in 2012, but now is to late. Let's hope that Symbian, being in maintenance mode, will be brought back to life with a kick as* dual-core cpu (more is really unneeded) powerd by a 2500 mA battery and then we will see again the power of Symbian with low specks destroying everything that surrounds it>:). Also, maybe need another name, cause the flock of sheep's is fixed! Symbian is no good, beeee, symbeee is beee no good beee. You know what i mean! But then again, this is only my conspiracy:)
i see many people who're still wondering whether to buy this or not... In fact i was in the same category few weeks ago so i think my experience would help you all at least a bit..
I previously used an n8 do first i really thought is this really worth to go for 808 without going for a dedicated camera and android combo..
I choose 808 and now don't regret a bit about it..
Why i don't regret..?
1) 808 camera is super awesome even compared to good old n8
2) i can get very creative photos with many customizable settings
3) phone is very fasy defenitely faster than n8. I don't experience any lag even compared to latest android devices
4) fp2 key board is super cool, it intelligently pick the word i didn't even type...!
5) despite if the brick size the phone fits to my hand perfectly, in fact i love to hold this beauty all the time
6) battery life is unbelievable
7) screen colors and brightness is at peak (gsmarena rates this phone has the brightest screen ever made (iPhone 5 second and sgs3 third)
8) shutter speed from 1/2400 to 2.7 s which is remarkable fot a mobility phone, most importantly we can smaryly control that
9) still this is very portable, you can carry it anywhere and capture all the moments anytime
10) phone is rock solid, i don't have to tell that since this is from nokia
vineethsp, 28 Oct 2012i completely agree with you... Symbian is such a stable OS that no other MOS can be compared ... moreYou know how people are! We, the people, think in mass. Some of us prefer to think more then they hear, some don't. So the part who do not like to think to much, is the part who thinks that everything that flies can be eaten:). So, if they heard that symbian is not good, also iphone is extremely good and samsung is declared the best plastic in the world (what a joke) that's it, no use needed, if others say and like, we like harey!!! For them, it is clearly that iOS is the only smart system and others are something like a copy. i mean: COME ON! It is everywhere. In every new movie, it is very clear that it is better then others:)) ... good manipulation, no? And it works quite well.
rahulrods, 27 Oct 2012Very well said.Completely agree with you.i have samsung galaxy note with 2500mA which last lon... more:). Yes N8 has a crazy battery life, i talk like more then 4 hours every day play on internet or play on it more then 2 hours and i still get 30 hours, i don't know if it's only me, but my battery kicks a*s:)
jalmy, 27 Oct 2012does this phone support skype video chating? anyone knowsyes it does. just download the app from the nokia store.
Carol, 26 Oct 2012I just stop you there and ask you. If you never used a Nokia phone why in the world would you ... moreAgree with you.
If Nokia gives the mature and stable Symbian a chance, and put 1,5 GB processor, 2 cores, 1 GB RAM, 2100 mAh battery, then Symbian phones will be faster than other phones, and their battery life will probably last 5 days or more (with a single charge). That's true and it's amazing.. Can you imagine that ?!
Belle FP2 is far far far from Outdated. In fact it's a very capable and User Friendly. It's a highly competitive OS. So Why Symbian has to be thrown away when it's good !
monica, 28 Oct 2012ok. and how is the camera performance in low light condition? i tried it one showroom, but pic... moreyou have to play around with the settings of your camera.. So far i'm very satisfied with every picture i take, no noise or whatsoever even when i zoom.. You really got to learn to use it and test it.. All of my friends were impressed as far as the camera of my 808 is concerned...
i realy need an answer. Why should i buy 808? I have an n8 for about 1 year and i enjoy it. With opera mini v12 internet is good.i don`t understand why i can't see videos on internet in one site and in others i do with opera.now i am thinking of an dslr and keeping my n8 or to buy only an 808.this is my question:is it realy so good or not?i am thinking at canon eos 600d.
jalmy, 27 Oct 2012does this phone support skype video chating? anyone knowsnope.but fring works excellent with a workaround.google for It
jalmy, 27 Oct 2012does this phone support skype video chating? anyone knowsnope.but fring works excellent with a workaroung.google for It
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012I little confused to buy xperia acro s or pureview . Plz anyone suggest meSony is better
Carol, 26 Oct 2012I just stop you there and ask you. If you never used a Nokia phone why in the world would you ... morei completely agree with you... Symbian is such a stable OS that no other MOS can be compared with it... Nokia is being foolish for not supporting it these days...
Am using galaxy note which slows down after couple of apps are used... Battery drains out very soon too.. On the other hand.. Symbian phones are stable and have longer battery life... I wonder why people abuse symbian when they are completely ignorant about it...
jalmy, 27 Oct 2012does this phone support skype video chating? anyone knowsno,only free call
bigbite87, 27 Oct 2012you gotta be kidding me! you don't need an image stabilizer for this one great camera phone.. ... moreok. and how is the camera performance in low light condition? i tried it one showroom, but picture came little noisy. when i zoomed it, it also got pixiliate significantly.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2012I little confused to buy xperia acro s or pureview . Plz anyone suggest menokia 808 preview of course the camera is superb
jalmy, 27 Oct 2012does this phone support skype video chating? anyone knowsno
bigbite87, 27 Oct 2012you gotta be kidding me! you don't need an image stabilizer for this one great camera phone.. ... moreok. what about camera performance (still images) in low light conditions? when I checked in low light condition, pics came very noisy.