The Hardware is very exceptional but Symbian is SHIT. End of Story.
Nokia Fanboy PRO, 24 Jun 2012It's not just a Super phone, it's an Android killer. Watch the sales of the SGS 3 and it won't... moreWhoa! Hold your horses. I agree with you on most accounts but PV isn't an android killer, for now. Maybe a new streamlined device developed after the current model can. An increase in pixel density is most welcome and so with improvements on the looks department, i mean look at the gorgeous N9. I guess like the old adage goes you can't always get what you want. I think this is the smallest dimension they can get to given the sheer size of the.cam module.
Alui, 23 Jun 2012How? You can type fast long text on your phone?(in fact you can with swipe, but that's availab... moreWhy do so many people believe that SWYPE is ONLY available on SOME androids?
SWYPE is available in Nokia Store for pretty much ALL Nokia touch devices.
The excellent audio sound quality just made me a buyer for a Nokia 808.
So very nice to see this resultl. I have Nokia 700 and a Nokia 701 so I do know that the speed of the phone is very good indeed in that area too..
MdN, 23 Jun 2012Did you also see the sunlight contrast ratio? I'd rather have this resolution and actually see... moreexactly thats the point which most of the users are reluctant to think about or u can say unable to think about. yes we do have app for everything but one is tired of switching ten apps to do ten works to one thing rather than all functionalities available in one place by default. out of the box android and ios are kind of handicapped with no sticks for help.talking about the basics VERY BASIC of mobile,u cant even delete multiple msgs, either u have to delete one by one or the entire conversation on android. having a multi media in hand with no basics of a mobile is better to be surrendered for a much purer multi media device atleast u wont get dissapointed of unavailibilty of common things.
waqas, 23 Jun 2012Love you Nokia. U didn't enter the race of android phones and stick to your own OS and join WP... moreIt's not just a Super phone, it's an Android killer. Watch the sales of the SGS 3 and it won't be so great and it will fail to compete against the 808 PureView.
Nokia will be back on top on the next quarter and Samsung will be going down. The SGS 3 is an over hyped and exloding toy and it's super ugly.
Alui, 23 Jun 2012How? You can type fast long text on your phone?(in fact you can with swipe, but that's availab... moreI guess you haven't read the review based on your comments and you haven't used a Belle smartphone. I don't need to elaborate.
LazialeI , 24 Jun 2012Dude, you know what am doing with my Android SGSII (other than making calls and taking photos)... morenot to mention your s3 cannot use offline free gps, play music on any radio, shoot pictures in the dark, work on any network in the world etc. nor is there an app for that.
no matter how great the screen and the power of the s3 are, it doesnt stand out as a hardware innovation. sadly a lot of people expected more of it, but got a slightly improved s2
LazialeI , 24 Jun 2012Dude, you know what am doing with my Android SGSII (other than making calls and taking photos)... morea laptop will do all those things better, faster and easier,
if s3+ipad can replace a laptop for you, youre not a power user
not to mention 808 can do all that and more, its way more capable than s3, but not all people will use its potential. its not a mass market phone, its a pro phone, not for kids.
you cannot compare it to s3 or iphone. its too different
I have an ipad3 and an ipad1 that`s 132ppi vs 264ppi. And no matter how hard i stare at the screens i don't see significant difference in clarity and i can say that the former screen is as good as the later one. Don't say I'm blind - I have better than 20/20 vision. So my point is the 184 ppi screen on the 808 is not such a big deal unless maybe you're looking at your phone's screen under a magnifying lens.
aaptk, 23 Jun 2012wow, you say gaming, internet browsing etc on sgs3 is comparable to a laptop?
well, good to k... moreDude, you know what am doing with my Android SGSII (other than making calls and taking photos)?
- Downloading Games of thrones torrent and watching it with amazing HD & great gesture video player !
- Playing amazing games some of them have great graphics, every game generation from strategy to RPGS !
- apps! man I did t make a shift from IOS to Android untill I found all the important Apps are there, and all top developers are concentrating on those both OS. And if you want me to tell you what are these Apps that makes me sticking with Android .... I need to post a new one!
Believe me. This not my OS is better than yours post! But this is reality, I only use my Android phone + ipad2 to get me everything I need! Thanks to manefactures and Developers combined . Belle is a good friendly stable OS for Facebook and Angry birds...there is NO way it will fulfill high end users . But am keeping hope that we will see PureView on WP8 this fall and I may buy that Nokia :)
Im a guy
But I cried when I read the last part of the review.
I felt nostalgic since I abandoned nokia after I had my nokia n95,switched to android phone where alarm clock wont alarm when phone is off.
Since this awesome phone is so expensive.i will save up till can but one
KUDOS to GsmArena for epic and legendary review..
while talking over the phone with someone, samsungs galaxy s(1,2,3) can not play a song from music player..but my nokia n8 does...the main problem with all galaxys is their basic is wrong...
Alui, 23 Jun 2012How? You can type fast long text on your phone?(in fact you can with swipe, but that's availab... morewow, you say gaming, internet browsing etc on sgs3 is comparable to a laptop?
well, good to know to ignore your comments from now on.
just one question, what more does a dslr bring to a casual photographer? maybe instant uploading to social networks? calls? internet?
you see, every function on a mobile has a better alternative:
watching movies, surfing the web better on a big screen
gaming better on a console or pc
navigation better on a dedicated gps unit
can i come to a sgs3 comment thread and say "i'd rather buy a 3ghz i5 laptop than this crap"?
Andrew Tan, 23 Jun 2012The camera is speechless! wow! But...... others than camera, it got nothing. The OS - B... moreDid you also see the sunlight contrast ratio? I'd rather have this resolution and actually see it than a 2000x3000 display I can only see at home. About the OS... nah, read the review again and look at the videos. If you get an Android or an iPhone you need something like 50 apps just to have what Belle offers out of the box.
aaptk, 23 Jun 2012well, no smartphone can replace my laptop but i can compromiseHow? You can type fast long text on your phone?(in fact you can with swipe, but that's available only on some Androids). Movie watching? Yes, but you better do it on as big screen as possible and at the highest resolution as possible.(Again available only on Android, HOX and SGS 3). Gaming? Yes, but not on Nokia 808. Internet browsing. Only on very fast phones. Not on 808. So yes, you can replace a laptop with a phone, and the best replacement is SGS 3(swipe, large screen-high resolution, fastest phone for gaming and Internet browsing). The only compromise it would be the size of the screen, but the advantages are portability and battery life. With a 808 vs DSLR there are too many compromises and not enough advantages to be worth to buy the 808.
Alui, 23 Jun 2012I have one too:). Let me tell you why a DSLR cannot be replaced by 808. Zoom. ISO. 3D illusio... moreFair enough. But is your DSLR always with you? And if something surprising and amazing happens, is it already turned on and ready to shoot in one second?
first:congrat's GsmArena for a awesome review.the best and unbiassed review i've ever read. . .
second:i owned a n8 and it was absolutely amazing. . all in one conectivity with a great camera and a fantastic battery. . .i was amazed how long the battery lasted on that phone. . .and very good built quality. . .tipical nokia!
third: people say that symbian is dead that it's a bad OS and so on. . .let me tell you that you're wrong. . .it's The Only matured OS with al the functionality you want and guess what: it doesn't need dual,quad-core cpu's to run smooth and most important efficient. . .i had sgs 2,desire hd,icrap 3gs all fantastic phones but still there was something missing. . .the innovation! i'm not a nokia fanboy or android but still it anoys me to see all these bashers in here talking s. . t about 808 pv without knowing what this fantastic crafted piece of innovation can do. . .why do you need a 41 mpx camera?! . . .simple:because Nokia decided you deserve one for those important life moments you share with your friends and family. . .because they decided you deserve to have the best that they can offer to make You happy and not ruine those moments with a crappy 8mpx of Samsung quality. . .or Htc for that matter. . .i love taking photos wherever i go and for that only i think this is awesome and serves my needs+i get a damn good crafted smartphone with all the functions i need for the price of many products!people complain that the ppi of the screen is to small. . .my galaxy tab has a ppi of 170 and guess what i don't have a problem with this so for a Phone it's ok plus it is CBD with Rgb pixel arrangement!!!small hd panels+dual,quadcores=battery disaster!!!why do ineed a guad core on a OS that does not take full advantage of this when i can have a single core that does everything the quad does and my battery is at least twice better?!i sure hope Wp8 on Nokia with Pureview will be a even greater innovation on smartphones. . .i used every OS but none is more mature and efficient than symbian and especially belle. . .i had and have lots of crashes,freezes and restarts on my android devices plus the battery life is nowhere near symbian's. . .yes the app store is great on android and ios but really is that all about there is?!the apps!? i don't use more than 20-25 apps because i don't need to so i see no problem with the ovistore where you have all the basics covered.
i will buy this phone because it trully is innovative. . .i will buy this because it says QUALITY!!! . . .AND BECAUSE IT IS WHAT ALL SUPERPHONES SHOULD BE: A ALL-IN-ONE DEVICE!!! that make our lives easier and beautiful. . .for all the fanboys pay some Respect for what Real Innovation and Real Quality means!!!it means NOKIA 808 PUREVIEW!!!. . .I AM A ANDROID USER BUT ONE WHO RESPECTS THOSE WHO TRULLY COMMIT IN DELIVERING THE BEST FOR THE USERS AND NOT ONLY taking our hard earned money with marketing gimmicks and copying others stuff!!!peace to you all technology lovers and yes Is this madness?! No it's Nokia making everyone else going mad with their innovations!:-)