Is it just me or the extra battery pack for this phone doesnt fit on the desk charger?!?!?!?!?! why is that?
About the battery – My friend did not tell me what the reason is, he just told me it is not possible. I did not say that the reason is in the battery, I assume there are some minor differences between both desktop charging stations. Even the plug system is different and as far as I’m familiar with this matter, inside of the station there is a kind of software/switch that prevent the battery from overcharging…this might be the reason I don’t know. If I get more information I’ll let you know… Noika 8xxx the best looking phones ever produced:-)))
Why coulndn't the new battery be charged with the desk charger? if you say it's identical to the old one?
So the most interesting topic to me is about the new battery…I have a friend in Nokia Bulgaria and he told me that the new BP-6X has exactly the same size and pin structure as the old BL-5X…so it is possible to be used in the “old” 8800. The only problem is that the new battery cannot be charged with the desktop charger, it must be charged directly from the regular Nokia charger…I’m looking forward to buy the new battery…it will solve the only problem of 8800, the battery life. Because I’ll not change it for 8800SE, I simply did not find the new design more attractive and in some ways it looks…strange to me. I think that old 8800’s design is much simple and cleaner…Regards to all 8800 users
heard that the battery of 8800 sirocco can be used with 8800 as well. can anyone confirm this good news?
Thanks a lot, I will do that and hopefully will help to expand the battery time.
Peoples do that and thanks everybody to Celtic, and stop complainig whitout the knowledge. Everybody who just complainig and they dont know anything about the problem are idio.s
Thanks a lot for your comment.
My best advice is to charge for the first time with the phone turned off ot even better to take the battery out of the phone and charge it with the desktop charger included in the box.
If you have a battery that is not working properly and not too old, it is possible to refresh it by letting it drain completely, until the phone turns off and then do a first time charge. After a few cycles, the battery should regain most of the initial capacity.
This phone (with o2) is £424.99 (to buy full price in-contract) and from what I've heard, it's not even worth £150. For what it is, it's a bit of an anti-climax. 1.3MP Camera, bad battery life, almost no talk-time... Why would you even bother?!?!
Thanks a lot for explanation. One more question. It means that first time I need to charge battery when is phone turn off or doesnt matter and the phone can be turn on? Once again thank you and have a nice day
I’m agreeing with Chez and Celtic…I did his with my 8800 and now I have about two days with one of the batteries only. People; please spend some time to explore what you have to do with your phone in order to set up your mobile properly and complain…to me 8800 is the best phone money can buy
The system works this way. When the new battery comes out of the factory, needs a special charge time to prepare the cells to operate at full charge. The whole life of the battery depends on this first charge.
Phones and desktop chargers have a safety function to prevent the battery to be overcharged and works stopping fast charge when the battery reaches 90%, at this moment you will receive a complete charge notification, the remaining 10% will be charged in a slow charge cycle that can take several hours, when the battery reaches 100% the device will stop sending electricity to the battery.
The initial 10 hours cycle is intendes to let the battery to charge at full and then permit the sensors to establish the real limit of it.
To Chez... Hi
I have been told by N8800 care line that phone has got a function when is battery full charge it`s stop charging and phone does not let you over charge battery. My question then is what is the point to keep phone in charger for 10 hours if is not charging anyway? Thanks for answer
Lots of people saying the battery is poor which isnt the case.
The battery needs to be charged for 10 hours before the phone is switched on for the very first time. If not the phone will assume that the battery is at full power. This means that when you charge it, it will only charge to the power level that the battery was at when you first turned it on.
So if the battery only had 50% charge when first switched on, you will only ever have 50% charge (because the phone thinks its full). Thats why the battery seems poor
Not sure why this happens but was told this by a senior member of nokias tech team.
I charged both batteries for 10 hours when i first got my 8800 (which was fustrating cause i just wanted to switch it on and have a play)and my battery life is really good. I would say im a medium user and get a good 3 days between charges.
If you have a 8800 and havent done this (and your battery life is poor) there is nothing you can do except buying a new one!