The Nokia 8800 is a worthy successor to the 8910i, nokia have fulfilled all the sortcomings in the 8910i with this fone. The 8800 feels solid unique and gratifying to hold it gives a sense of having a real quality product at your disposal.
Whilst other handsets and manufacturers are busy attempting to sell gimmicks in their big boys toys. This handset is for people who don't want anything apart from having a quality handset and Nokia have added a simple series 40 user interface which compliments the handset brilliantly.
My only niggle with it is the battery life although its not bad but its not very good either. A few short calls in the space of 5 hours and some text messages can leave you with just a little over half your battery life and if your up early the fone will rarely last longer than 15 hours of average use without it needing charging
I Work for Vodafofe UK and I had to wait for 2 weeks to get a hold of one for myself. The demand for this handset is unbeleivable weekly stock is being exhausted in a matter of minutes. This is a shame as i fear that it will not have the exclusivity of the previous models in this range.
yep. you plug the normal charger into the back of the deskstand to give it power.
1 question; in the option called "Pictures" you see it lying next to a Docking Station, that one's in the package?
there wouldn't be that much fuss if vodafone were selling this phone for the same price as everywhere else.
i was willing to actually pay up to £300 or so for it on a contract and waited until vodafone had it because their tariffs were the most rewarding. at first, from the first date you could place a back-order, it was £160 on anytime 275, then fell to £100 after a few days (while still on back-order and not in stock) which was the price i paid.
most other places are doing it for higher prices on similar tariffs, ranging from £200 to over £300. and i think a regular user ise a lot more willing to spend £100 on a phone compared to £300. (it's the high prices elsewhere that makes it an attractive buy).
it's quite annoying that they're selling lots, because one of the reasons i bought it was because of exclusivity. but it's actually been taken off the vodafone website probably due to the massive interest and inappropriate stock levels.
Hi all. I work for Vodafone and everyone keeps phoning requesting this phone. Is it actually that good? The customers asking after this device refuse to go with anything else and the stock is going like hot cakes. I personally have a K750i which i love and use with the larger memory stick etc. What is the comparison like?
anyway, i won't believe that there's a black version until there are at least pictures or a nokia press statement out.
This phone is something like a flagship for Nokia... Maybe the most expensive phone right now.... It really represents wealth! It's stylish cause of the rolling mechanism... The Nokia 8800 don't a lot of function... You may get bored of it fast... With 64MB of internal memory and 64 channel for sound is the best function for this phone... Actually you are paying for the design... It also comes with a 2 years warranty!!
it's not that difficult to text on. personally i don't find the *0# buttons that much of a problem to use. but it's just a case of getting used to it. i'm completely content with it, and text entry is instant, which is a great relief when compared with motorola.
thanx michael for the long post ... I have one more question , how good is phone for writing sms messages..I've read reviews about how hard is to press some buttons and the keypad is not to ergonomic and it is uncomfortable to work with. My only concern now is battery and high price:)
According to my reliable source, the BLACK version of this 8800 will be available for sale in Hong Kong around mid-August.
the main differences (in which the 8800 obviously outperforms) are: build quality, display and software speed.
firstly, my v80 joystick fell off after only a few months of use (it also happened to at least 3 other users i know). the silver bits on the edge of the screen and the phone itself were getting a bit scratched by the end of the year's usage, and with the joystick now left as a stump with nothing to cover it, that too often didn't work too well (i.e. i had to really press for it to register). although i've had the 8800 for only a week or so, it's obvious that the build quality is far superior; the phone feels very solid.
in terms of the display (and also quality of camera images on the screen), the 8800 is unbelievable. the nokia website claims it has the resolution of a laptop display, and it really looks like it does. while the v80 one was never bad, this nokia one is just exceptional.
one of the most annoying things for me was the speed of the software on the v80. i'm quite a fast typer when i text, and sometimes i'd be sitting for around 10 seconds just waiting for my message (already typed out) to be completed on the screen. also, taking and storing photos took ages on it. now back with nokia, the whole menu system and every button press is more or less instant. this is what phones should be like.
also, whenever i felt my pocket from the outside (still somewhat expecting to feel my v80 there),it was really surprising to feel this 8800, because it's significantly thinner than the v80, thus actually feels like less of a lump in the pocket, despite its weight of 134g (which i havn't even noticed - it just feels like a naturally suitable weight).
also, the battery life issue isn't as bad at all as some people have made it out to be, especially when compared with a v80. i was having nightmares with that motorola phone by the end; it wouldn't charge properly unless i had it positioned on its side, and even then that didn't work. after 12 months of usage, the battery would run out in less than two days. i'd guess the 8800 can at least match that, but the fact that you've got the desktop charger and a spare battery really does make up for any inconveniences you'd have.
one last thing is that for the first time in ages, i actually want to have my new phone ringing loud. before, i both never felt it necessary and was embarrassed by motorola's ringtones. the 8800 ones aren't to everyone's taste, but i really like them. sorry for such a long post, but email me if there's anymore you want to know.
is it a makeover of the 8810 3 yrs ago????honestly,, i love it...stylist and .....words cant explain my thought. i ll get it when they drop the price down a bit.
hey michael , can you make some more comparison between v80 and 8800,(using phone, battery etc). I have v80 for a year and I am planning to buy N8800.
I've had the 8800 for a short while now and I can honestly say it is a great phone. Nokia are attempting to keep the handset exclusive by (a) restricting supply and (b) resisting price drops, something I hope they continue to do: When a phone is this good I don't mind paying a little extra for exclusivity! I work hard for my money It's good to spend it on something which exudes quality!
The dummy phones in shops don't do it justice: The phone is weighty but as it's still small it just adds to the well built feel. The screen is amazing quality, and although the supplied ringtones are pretty dreadful (doesn't even have "Ring Ring"!) That's easily fixed as you can use any MP3 of AAC file instead.
i've got the 8800 sitting next to my v80 about a metre away on my bedside table, and its with that as a comparison that the phone doesn't look too "bling" or "chrome". the top part of the phone, and infact the keypad is black basically, and that really helps create some kind of balance. my v80 has the silver thing around the edge for the lights, and some kind of shiney finish around the screen.
in real life, the 8800 actually looks quite quiet in some ways. another favourite thing about the phone actually is the bit at the top of the back of the phone (antenna). it's covered in the same plastic material you used to get on the older nokias, like the back of the 7650 sort of, or even the 8850.
anyway, it definitely is a personal thing and to be honest, maybe the exact design of a previous 88/89xx phone with a better screen etc and all the modern updates would have looked nicer. but this phone looks so much nicer in real life than in internet pictures.
Lets face it for y'all that aint got the phone keep hatin for y'all that got it keep shining!!!
This infact is a good phone, for those who don't like this phone can easily stay away from it. But there are some few bad point to this phone, like using the louder speakers is pretty or infact is crap, make lot of hessing noise and blue tooth connectivity is bad too doesn't connect well with other brand. But on the whole the design and popularity rules.