Nokia has finally realised the major uncorrected problems of this "phone" and decided to discontinue it. This "exclusive"(as stated) "phone" is a faulty,joke phone and thank God i don't have it anymore and it will never be as classic as 8910.
Hey hey hey
Got my Nokia 8800 in BLACK in Edgware Road London
I already have the original one that is fine.
But wanted to keep it as a classic like my 88810 & 8910I.
Anyway IT'S the best phone out there hate it or love it
they discontinued it so it will left as an exclusive phone not many people own 1 and its price will not be reducing too low luckily i own 1 before it is discontinued and i am happy with it
Hi all my name is Michael u guys might know me from the Siemens ak65 review I’m here to tell u about the nokia 8800 I have some cases here of it loosing reception and rusting here in Australia and sum more nasty surprise looks can mean more then feature wise people don’t buy on looks
dont knw why nokia made this model for then if ending up with the discontinuing the model. shame nokia you cant fix it but good atleast u stoped this virus spreading more n more
no seriously dats wat i heard...
i went 2 a shop in london nd d guy said the nokia 8800 production has been discontinued
i didn't want 2 believe him but now there are forums all over the internet which are saying nokia stopped making it
is it true?!?
is it true the nokia 8800 production has been discontinued?
Can you please tell us in which factors this phone is reliable and excellent because i can't find any.
the 8800 is the best phone on the market, with a bling factor of 10/10 and reliability of a rampant rabbit excellent phone
Battery life is a very significant issue for every phone.
For me battery efficiency is the reliability and performance of a phone.If you want a proof for this i will compare Nokia 8910 to 8800.Nokia 8910 in case of 40 minutes of talking and 1 hour of using other applications the phone worked 5-6 days of operating time.
Stand by time is twice from operating time.
I have used many phones but 8910 is the most decent,reliable phone i have ever used.
The capacity of 8800 is Li-Ion battery forms only 600 mAh, which is too short.In average it worked for a day in case of an hour of talks, and i encountered fast battery discharge during the talk and phone turned off. With 30 minutes of talks the device lived till the next morning and turned off at the first call (two charge points). You should not trust the battery indicator. The device may be used not more than for a day, two days are possible only with little short conversations, NO use of other functions.
If you want somehow better battery life it's better to turn off the screen saver and use no bluetooth.
This Nokia 8800 "phone" isn't worth its money.Surely this "phone" has low battery life,functionality,performance and many software problems .
I wouldn't have a problem if it was a decent,reliable phone as Nokia 8910.Nokia should at least produce a decent ,quality phone and should be ashamed for this rip off.
efficient battery life? what's your guideline for a phone battery efficiency? i had the 8800 for about 6 weeks now, and it never crashes or restarts by itself, works perfectly. however, on battery itself, it has more room to improve if i compare it to my previous phone, SE P910i. the 8800 can standby for around 48 hrs with occasional calls, i.e 10 calls with around 5-10 mins each calls. if you are really a talker, the phone has a talktime of about 90 mins from full charge, that's my personal experience. if u have access to power supply, 240V or 115V every day or 2, i dont see why you cant get the phone working all the time. i had mine charged at night when i sleep, every night or every 2 nights, then it will last me a day on a busy day, or 2 days for occasional calls. perfect phone.!
Im interested in purchasing the 8800, but as i am always on the phone battery life has to be efficient. Can anyone honestly tell me if its worth it?
my 8800 works like a crazy i've never gotten any problem with it ever since , i've own about 6 months already . i agree that the battery doesn't that long .. but 8800 is a kick ass phone man you know wat i mean?
Well to prevent from Crashing u can proceed to :
a) Enhance the memory of phone.
b) Quit all applications correctly like Mp3 player etc.
im very mad for my 900euros!!!!!!!!!!!!!! phone is weak!!!!!!!!!battery stinks
I'm on my third 8800, ie two replacements due to unfixable problems. I have to aknowledge the willingness to honour the warranty, a rare quality these days.
I brought the 8800 for its features and strong casing (plastic doesn't last that long)I am very happy in this regard. It is a huge pity that it effectively a piece of @$#* otherwise. I have experienced all the problems listed by others here, and were already experiencing problems with my current phone within the first day.
The difference between 8800 and 8801 is that 8800 is the Asian/Europian version and 8801 is the North-American version.Though both are triband GSM phones, they don't support GSM like other cell phones.
Nokia 8800: GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 (for Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Latin America)
Nokia 8801: GSM 850 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 (for North America).
So if you stay or want to travel to Asian countries you can't use 8801.
If you want an honest opinion for this phone is that this phone has extremely short battery life.You have to recharge it over and over again.
(2)Many software problems( eg:switches off by itself, low voice clarity,poor camera,etc.).
(3)Heavy like a brick.It has stainless steel body case and that's why is heavy.
(4)Keypad isn't completely ergonomic
(5)Very poor performance even inexistent.
I used both versions 3.60 and 3.78 and none of them work properly,although 3.60 had the most problems.
I agree that this phone has good design but this doesn't help.
This phone is a good looking expensive bibelot and nothing else.
If you want to waste your money go for it.