i have been using symbian now since 2003 and have always found the top camera phone using symbian but symbian is just behind the times now and as much as the camera on the pureview would be the best camera on a phone out there i have decided to sacrafice the camera and have gone for the samsung gallaxy s3
today is may 23 and Nokia's expected date of release was end of may. is it really possible?
Sea-Breeze, 22 May 2012Samasung Galaxy S3 arrives after 3 days .. confirmed ., why nokia always take just this loooo... moreI won't wait for this one, android's now everything 4 me. But... shitty camera ? I had N8 before and you know what ? Not any phone camera is even close to picture quality, which N8 can offer. This camera will be good as well, 100%. But I won't take, cause it's ugly !!
steelicon, 22 May 2012It does have front facing camera.Who told u that it does not have from facing camera??.. r u dumb or just cant be bothered to read the specs above?? it has a VGA front facing camera with great video calling capacity... best in the market and No one can even touch 808 for another decade with the sensor quality..
NOKIA means "good quality phones always pluged into a wall socket"
since last two years nokia using very poor capacity batteries for its quality phones, its irritating. I dont want a smart phone always pluged in for charging.
I couldn't understand why nokia used a 1400mh battery for 808, its not enough for a bigscreen, multitasking smartphone...
Anonymous, 22 May 2012I just looked at the picture an specs and this thing doesn't even have a front camera, i mean ... moreIt does have front camera.
please see the spec carefully.
It is call secondary camera.
I have used many digital cameras since 2004 -Sony Bridge DSC-V1[Dead],Cannon EOS 1000D [Sold],Nikon D5100[Using with 2 Nikkor Lenses]
I know about Photography.
I work in product design of optical medical devices.
We use high end lenses and sensors in our products.
But We Really Hats off to the innovation of Nokia and Zeiss. Nokia strategically want users a charisma for buying their devices, And its not just a software or UI tweak that any other company can do.
My first Symbian Phone was N-Gage QD, Yes it had a GPU Core,Multi tasking and played multi- player game via Bluetooth in 2004!! and gave firmware update support till 2006[ Ya android phones can do it in 2009]
My second Symbian Phone was N82[Black],It has 5MP camera with a mechanical shutter,mechanical ND Filter and Xenon Flash. And smartphone features like WIFI 3G,GPS,Accelerometer and a dedicated GPU. It can project its AV output to TV or projector through RCA Output.This was in the year 2007!!and gave firmware update support till late 2009[ Ya some android phone can do it in post December of 2009, Forget Xenon Flash and ND filter ,how many android phone is out there with a real mechanical shutter.]
Ya its 2012,I still use my n82 [replaced battery] just for the camera, multitasking,wifi,browsing map navigation and much more.
I never found a solid reason to update to android. Just for the UI [I'm a hardware Engineer].
And Why do you need a good camera phone.
Last month I went to a Cricket Match [Indian Premier League],They were not allowing any devices like Camera inside stadium for security reasons. So I didn't carry my DSLR.
But I had N82, Clicked a lot of good shots.
So you need a good camera phone if your serious about photography.
Symbian and Nokia came a long way, Its true that other companies had tried and failed in Symbian phone.
And Nokia's User Experience is not that pleasing as Android or IOS.
Its also true that Google was giving support for Symbian devices for Sync,Maps and other Dedicated apps. Now Google is ditching services to Symbian because they have an competing OS.
But Symbian is still alive and will give support till 2016.That is 4 Years.
Will you use your smartphone for more than 3 years then you can Buy Pure View 808
steelicon, 22 May 2012It does have front facing camera.yes dude it have a front face camera.. it has everything, a perfect smartphone!
latest ...belle OS fp1 is highly efficient and 10 to 15 years more matured in comparison to the WD7 OS. don,t understand why? Why? NOKIA has foolishly abandoned this OS for some unproven immatured OS. This day customers are more alert than the producers when comes to their smart phone utillities.
Why does everyone harp on about dualcore technology in phones, Nokia as a multi national company would put them in if needed, the processor in this is just as quick as any phone on the market and as for android, every single phone is the same..... a clone of each other.....but on the other hand Nokia shud of stuck with manhatton o/s very swanky. anyway NOKIA's next project is going to blow every other handset back to the stone age so be prepared for amazement.
Sea-Breeze, 22 May 2012Samasung Galaxy S3 arrives after 3 days .. confirmed ., why nokia always take just this loooo... moreI also really don't understand what it takes nokia so long to release the phone in the market. The phone has been announced since february & yet it is still not available. look at gs3, announced only on first week of may & now it is already available in some market.
Wake up nokia. hurry up!! with your turtle-like style, chances are prospective 808 buyers might be tempted to buy gs3 or One X instead, to think the price difference between these phones is relatively small.
Well,, no wonder at all, nokia! You are known for being slow. Look at other phone makers, they have released quadcore phones, But you, nokia, when will you release even a dual core phones, when others are already releasing octacore phones?
When others release dual core phones, you answer was just a pathetic 680mhz, 256mb ram phones with fixed focus camera (not to include the n8 with AF cam). Lols! Then you release the 1Ghz, 512MB RAM phone, but hey, it was too late nokia! And the camera? A fuc'ing fixed focus. LOLS!
True, symbian runs smoothly on single core phones. But hey! most of the phone users are not aware of that. And even if they are aware, they still go with dual core & ram-rich phones. Because they believe.. more is faster and is always better.
And what bad spirit polluted your mind & you decided to kill MeeGo? MeeGo receives good reviews on almost tech sites i go to. Is it your policy to kill an OS welcomed & liked by many & bet on an OS starting from scratch?
Yes, pureview technology is a very amazing innovation. But don't you know that not all users are only after the camera? If you can only excel in camera, why don't you just stop making phones & switch to a camera business?
Look at what is happening to you now? Losing cash after cash. Lots of your former loyal fans are switching to iphone or android phones.
NOKIA, ACT NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, BEFORE YOUR COMPANY GOT BANKRUPT! MULTICORE PHONES ARE PREVALENT NOW, SO PLEASE GO WITH THE FLOW AND RELEASE MULTICORE PHONES. YOU ARE LIGHT YEARS BEHIND COMPARED TO OTHER PHONE MAKERS!
Anonymous, 22 May 2012in this nokia do you have viber?Yes it does have viber
I dont think its coming out before sep. may b just b4 iPhone5 release
Sea-Breeze, 22 May 2012Samasung Galaxy S3 arrives after 3 days .. confirmed ., why nokia always take just this loooo... moreOmg, u K-R-A-Z-Y. But nvm, u're like my case, im jz as crazy as u are of this phone =DD NOKIA FTW!!!
Good news, i just received an email from nokia, 808 will be available on the last week of May, that's next week! At least that's for India...
Samasung Galaxy S3 arrives after 3 days .. confirmed ., why nokia always take just this looooooooooooooong time to release a phone ! i won't get another shitty camera .., i will wait as long as it takes for the pureview .., hope it arrives soon enough ! already ordered cases and 32gb class10 microsd and a microHDMI from ebay for the 808 :D :D :D