After viewing this forum since few months I decided to post my personal opinion about this phone. I was so confused reading all the negative review posted here that it took me about 6 months until I bought this phone. Here are my comments:
General opinion - To me it is 100% sure that 8800 wasn’t developed as a high tech phone and that is why I’m wondering why most of the people are complaining about camera, memory card slots and other functionality that have nothing to do with the reason that drove Nokia to develop this gadget.
Software - I agreed that Nokia began the sales of 8800 with very bad software versions, but this issue no longer exists and current version are stable enough and don’t cost serious problems anymore.
Battery - One of the serious questions is the battery life, yes it is not great, but believed or not the phone is capable of 2 up to 3 hours of phone conversation a day. This is possible only in case that first 3 / 4 charge and discharge cycles are made properly.
Camera - I will not make any comments because I thing this phone will be much better without any camera at all.
Signal and quality during the conversation – I thing it is very good, I tried my phone at several places that signal is very bad and to tell you the truth I’m completely satisfied. The audio quality is clear, crisp and vivid.
Sound – My main complains is the fact that the sound of the melody / MP3 or AAC / is not loud enough, I can hear it, but still some extra “strength” would be very useful. The same about the hands free speaker, still not loud enough.
My conclusion – Yes, 8800 is expensive, Yes it is not high tech phone, but the quality of materials, the design and the feeling when you take the phone in your hands are something that I can’t explain. One word only, different class. I’m sure this phone is not a just a phone it is a kind of jewel, something like expensive watch for instance. In case somebody is not able to understand that I strongly recommend…don’t buy this phone at any price, it is not for you.
Well the updated ver of firmware is 3.9 but I don't think just a software upgading can enhance the full functionality of a battery or cell phone
can anyone tell me the latest version for this phone?? :) n will the battery life increase for the better after the upgrade?
4double7 9 five shibby. Mr Shibb. how can i help?? 10 quid on under 12 pens nailed on sir at 3-1 mmmk? not a problem.......
LOL, funny, it's just like a color screen, rounded, brushed version of the 8810
Press to the "right" of the 4 way navigation key to increse the volume when you are having a conversation using your 8800.
Can somebody please tell me how do i increase the Volumn in the phone to hear the conversation(not the ringing volumn)
Battery & Volumn in the Phone,Worst of all the Phones that i have ever had.
Overall ,Great feeling & worth if moved with the right crowd.
i wanted to set myself apart from all the kid at my school(the only kid that had it), and i did it is heavy but at least i know it is in my pocket. i like the dictionary for my spainish it does come in handy. it is expensive but now everyone can have it because of stuiped t-mobile is selling it it is a good phone and you can get more memory if you delete the programs and the ringtomes you don't need so it will increase your memory.
no doubt its really a gud ph,though i ven't got 1 but i really liked it n ill definately go 4 it ,as compared to others i find it awesome looking
This is the most expensive phone I've ever had and it's also the worst phone I've ever had. The battery life is dismal, often, with four bars of battery remaining, the phone will give the battery dead beeps and turn itself off. I've bought a Motorola Razr and I'm selling the 8800 to some poor unsuspecting individual!
Our family happened to had dinner together tonight with my brother-in-law because of father's day. He just brought a E900. I compared it to my 8800 & definately the 8800 come on top in the look & feel & quality. The E900, well, is just like any Samsung phones.........!!!
A phone is a phone, so we talk about the basic features first(for making & receiving calls). The sound quality of my gun metal colour 8800(with newest firmware) is clearer. The quality of the build-in hands free is so much better than the E900.
I don't care if other people have the same phone(8800) like I do.........not like some other people who just want to be exclusive........., I highly recommand the 8800 because it is a good "phone".
By the way, honestly, ask yourself how often phone user use their phone as a camera/video recorder or MP3? I guess not too much at all!.......or else this is not the phone for them.
The radio & dictionary that came with this phone is quite handy too.
Definitely E900 can't compared to 8800 because E900 is by far superior:high-tech features,good-looking,full of features, reasonable price.
Atleast you get what you give or expect from a phone.
adil :- no context. definately pick the 8800! they are not even in the same class!
had this phone since Nov 05, had a lot of problems with the first version *replaced with a new one after sending the phone back to nokia for 3 ties*
no doubt that this is a nice phone that rarely anyone would have due to the high price *and stays high*
a very nice mon that's better than LCD*computer ones* quality... feels heavy, but this is how a high class phone should be. its simply a phone that people would stare at when you take it out of the pocket...
however, only bad thing is the battery life... @.@~ sux hard! for a heavy user like me... charing the phone daily is essential, and strongly suggested to carry the 2nd battery~