i have had a nokia 8800 for a while now very nice phone but the battery life is awful it lasts me half a day using 1 of the batterys it comes with 2 batterys but who wants to carry a second around with them
rubbish.rubbish.rubbish. very heavy and rubbish caera and battery life. worst phone on market behind the flash cover.
absolutly fantastic....no comment!!!bravo NOKIA...allthough i am a samsung fan.
can anyone tell me how long does the batt. last? I rarely used the cam. I talked and textd alot though... :)
With that usage lets say atlease 150 SMS text and around 4 to 5hours of talk time combine... will the batt. last until night?? no spare batt. used
I got 8800 on 13-8-2005 after a wait of 3 weeks, from Hyderabad. It's cute and sleek. You feel the punch when you hold it.
1) So far it has hanged for 10 times especially in CAM mode. But automatically
re-starts. To avoid, u need to operate it slowly.
2) Don't judge the size of phone by seeing the images on web, the actual size is very small and the key-pad is very tiny.
3) Some times less sound clarity during calls.
4) Small display.
5) No add-on memory.
6) No selectable back light duration.
7) Less battery life.
8) Settings are getting RE-SETTED once u switch off, especially in Go-To menu.
9) Even though it is a latest model it cannot read SMS with operator logo.
10) This has no USB and u need to have Blue-tooth on your PC for data transmission.
11) Image quality deteriorates if you edit it in the image editor.
12) When u shut it, it asks for "lock key pad?"!!!!which is funny!!!, (when u shut it u can not use the key-pad.)
13)I could not find how to use voice dialing in this. Can somebody help me in this?
14) Same features are available in Nokia 6230i also, but price is 1/3 only.
1) Because of the steel body u would love to hold it in your hand.
2) Comes with additional battery and both phone and extra battery can be charged simultaneously through the table top charger.
3) Excellent image quality even in zoom.
It eats-up the memory if u store the music in mp3 format. Convert the music in to amr format and store all your favorites.
Whatever it is, 8800 is different and it makes u distinct.
you answered your own question, you buy this phone if you want to stand out from everyone else,call me shallow but, I personally enjoy sitting at a table having a coffee with friends knowing that my 8800 is the only 1 amongst a table full of V3's D600's, etc etc. But that was my choice, whether I bought it or not, and yes it less features than the V3, but for me it's a Phone,not a PDA and thats all I need.
this elegant phone is a topnotch when it comes to design but geezzzz.. the price... not good enough... why do we have to buy a thousand bucks when we can buy more cheap and more features than this one? but well, if you want to impress others? well, you can have this for fame....
Nokia 8890 and 8810 (predecessors to this one) are almost 10 years old now and they still cost about 200$ so this one going under the 500$ mark wont happen for another 4-5 years
i think its not worth paying $ 1000.00 for a freaking cell phone......wait for some time and u will get the same phone for $ 100.00..............peace
A lot of software bug with this phone.......!!!!!.......this is really a nice piece of metal junk!!!!!
i have just bought a nokia 8800 and im experiencing this short life battery...incredible mobile so nice and features but the batt totally wrong... on 8 hours if u use some SMS running... other bad feature that im experiencing is that it only holded 175 sms and told me memory full.. i hope i have something wrong and i can arrange. checked the sms memory status and was empty how is this possible please help!!!
I just got this phone, not for myself, but my better half.
First off, let me say I have had the Nokia 9500 for little over half a year now and covers all my needs (going from an xda - windows mobile). It truly lives up to its name - as a communicator.
Second, I would never buy a nokia 8800 for myself. It really has a lot of shortcommings. Playing around with it for a few days now leads me to conclude:
1) Crappy cramped keypad, especially considering menu (center key) and function keys (the 2 accessible from the outside when phone is closed)
If you send a lot of sms'es consider NOT GETTING THIS PHONE - reminds me of how the seimens sx1 (yea, had that one too) keypad-layout was just too much, for too little.
2) Poor battery life - Unbeleavable. Sure, did get two batteries in the box, yet, why-o-why has nokia made such a mistake. (They should not have included such - surely nice - high res. screen i think).
3) All the rest such as:
- Bad camera
- No memory card
- No infrared (no sync cable)
- price (do you get what you pay for?)
- 140 grams - although you get a sense of "quality build" , but still
I WOULD GO CRAZY. Anyway, I consider myself lucky with the 9500... same weight, makes me wonder how much technology really weighs in at ;-)))
I still should mention some PROS, just for sake of fairness:
well, thats it...
but for some people that works too, I guess :-)
Just my 2 cents worth,
Gnuig, Copenhagen, Denmark