i tried out my phone yesterday by calling a friend of mine for 90 minutes, and it still have 1 block of battery left. after finishing the 90 minutes chat, the phone was hot, and battry low warning start coming up, but that's after 90 MINs of calling. as for standby, simon ki, i had this phone to last for almost 55 hours before charging, with occasional calls. if u mean the phone cant standby for 8 hrs, i think you had a faulty phone or battery, because mine seems not to switch off by itself, neither the battery last only 8 hours. i always had the other spare battery on standby just incase the one in the phone flats out, but it seems the phone can last till i get home everyday and put it to charge.. just fanta-bulous...
This phone is a must get for me
-one thing software music camera not what im looking for aslong has pretty good reception.
-A phone is to call people not to listen to music or take picture. Thats y we have digital camera and mp3 players now.
apsolute garbage,,, hav being wanting 1 for 3 munths finaly got my hands on 1 to tind out that if u hav a conversation for an hour ur battery has gone.. with out using the phone and leaving it on standby still only manages to last 8 hour,,,, the menu set out is shocking ant the feature are evan worse ,,, this phone is very simeler to the motorola v3 looks very nice but behind the lucks is a nasty pile of shlt,, this phone isnt worth a 1/10 of its value,,, a would strongly advise any 1 who is considering 1 to look else where,, i hav finaly sold mine to sum 1 else who will find out how tremendasly bad it is and hav purchesed a nokia n90 which is amazing,,,, is is unbalivable that these 2 phones come from yhe same manufactuors,, the nokia 8800 has brought shame on to nokia and i would sack the designer as they bust hav forgot that phones these days do actualy need fetures to be sold at the price it is up at ******************** dont buy this phone complete rip off please dont have to find out for your self ******************** thank you
I've been waiting 4 this great phone for 5 long months and got it this monday. Well the design is great, super stylish phone but I sold it 2 days after due to his battery which don last even a day.
I cant afford to buy a phone at such a price and to be scared when some1 call me in fear that the battery drop down.
Also it lacks functionality and low memory but that was not important for me.
So think well before putting your money in such phone.
hope that my advice can help.
For the fanatics owners or people who likes this phone they should be real.You can't criticize others because you like this phone or don't you want to see the major problems of this phone saying as an excuse that they can't afford it or is jealous.Jealous of what.Knowing that this phone has major softare problems ,ie:switching off by itself and not only, i wouldn't want to buy a faulty phone just because of its look.
Piece of art, nice to look at all the times. It has only one problem, I bought it three weeks back and it switched off by itself for two times. In general, it is a fabulous luxurious phone....if you can afford it !!!
All you foo's hating cuz you cant get one and when someone else does the jealousy reviews
many people seems to have a faulty or dissapointing 8800. life's like that, you win some, you lose some. so far i am lucky that my 8800 live up to what i expected from it. anyone who has a perfect functioning 8800 will enjoy it. to those who dont, it's just too bad.
My first "dummy" 8800 worked some hours during a day only, the phone was switching off by itself when receiving a call, it merely ringed once and died completely,the loudspeaker during a call also sounded unclear,etc.
The second 8800 "dummy" replaced doesn't work at all !
Surely i won't buy a mobile phone from Nokia again.
The latest 8800 firmware is 3.78 from last October. Although some bugs are fixed others remain (the phone still crashes, the voice clarity is still low,etc).
The new firmware 3.78 in reality doesn't solve the major problems of this phone.
Nokia produced a faulty,joke phone and that is Nokia 8800.
Latest firmware is V3.78. had the phone for about 3 weeks now. no hassle whatsoever, very nice, sleek and stable. never switched off by itself even though i tried all the functions stated in this review. battery wise, could stay up to 48 hrs with occasional phone calls. i.e. about 10 calls with 10 mins each.
absolutely flawless.. wonderful phone from nokia except for non expandable memory, but who needs a phone to be a storage device?
its a very beautiful mobile phone,i really like that, i wish i have this phone one day.
I was wondering if anybody knows what is the latest firwmare for 8800 available?
Got the phone late last year, and really think its soo fantastic, its never gone off itself, have no problems with the battery, and do i really need to mention the oohs and aahs when i pull it out? Couldnt believe all the complaints i read. Thanx Nokia for this fantastic creation
Different phones incorporate different ideas. If you like feature-filled phones, then you should choose ,maybe, pda-phones or phones like SE's. This phone's main idea is design and material etc. It would be unfair to say that it's a lousy phone just because it doesn't suit you only.
first day i got the 8800 i could not get the back cover off.... 2nd day found the menu hard to use 3rd day phone kept switching it self off ...worse phone i ever had !give me back my 6230 anyday!!!!
is there a black and white theme for my 8800? pls write the site if you know any!
black and white = no colours