almost an year with android and i can surely say apps dont really matter that much, atleast to me..good browser and video and audio playback, maps and yes a few important apps but not that symbian doesn't have any of it...if i could, id gladly swap my phone for this
There are mistakes in the review:
1. You mentioned only 4:3 modes, not 16:9 modes, like 34 MP. Similarly, you mentioned it as 38 mp overall.
In short you ignored the dual aspect lens.
2. Accd. to Nokia, its expandable "UPTO" 48 GB and not 32...
But I'm liking this phone. Will get it when it becomes slightly cheaper...
As of now, it costs almost double of N8, despite all the stuff packed into it.
N8'c price: Rs. 17,000
808's price: Rs. 32,000
will take it when it gets to Rs. 25k-28k.
are you certain you cant drag and drop apps to folders? because I can do that in Belle on my N8.. its a bit tricky for the device to detect that you want to drop the app into the folder rather than to place the app in the position the folder is taking up though but you can
edit: whoops sorry I was thinking of Anna yeah they took that out in Belle I guess because it was difficult to do
Because of this review i started to think should I buy this Nokia 808. Looks like Symbian isn't that dead after all.
Please test the 3.5mm Audio Video stereo headphone out for Standard Definition.
An awesome review GSMArena! Hats off!
While it is true that today's market is app-driven, I really hope that people get smart! THIS is innovation in the truest sense! NO OTHER company provides such top-notch all-round connectivity and hardware features - a wide network support, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB-OTG, FM Transmitter, HDMI-out, a really good music output, and of course, the best imaging experience.
Email and calender-syncing was always available. And with MS Office apps, everything is covered! WHAT MORE do people want?! Sure, do go ahead and buy iPads & Galaxy Tabs to play games and for a richer internet experience. But as a smartPHONE, the 808 is really up there! Think about it!
Did anybody notice that the Pureview supports video playback in ALL formats? Even DTS and AC3 which even android can't.
What amazes me the most is the sheer capability of symbian. Whoa! it manages to play those 1080p MKVs on a single core 1.3gHz!! That's like pulling a train not with a locomotive but with horses. Even my old laptop's core2duo struggles to play this.
I'm pretty sure that this phone will come through battery test with flying colors. It's been so long since I saw a symbian being battery tested.
hats off to gsmarena for terrific review,you are better than those apple paid websites .ive ditched nokia after 5800 and became a fandroid since currently owning a galaxy s2,gsma has opened my eyes.
Look like ive to shelve my plan of buying a dslr.im getting this phone.
To Symbian and nokia i cant believe you ve won me back.i wonder what nokia has to offer with windowsphone8
From review: "You can't put folders within folders though (not that you'd want to do that anyway)"
Why not?! I've done that in my PC always and it really helps in keeping things organized. That's how desktop OS's have always worked and there's nothing wrong with it. Quite the opposite.
I never understood the complaints about folders within folders in smartphones. How stupid must you be, to find that too complicated?!
i bought one and Singapore and i couldnt be happier. i also have an iphone 4S, but when it comes to taking pictures, nothing beats the new KING of camphones.
amazin review GSM arena, really informative, detailed and easy to understand! i take my hat of!
808 really looks good, i never espected symbian to look that snapy, and it is a complete multimedia phone, just needs some adjusts in the video and media player and we are done.
congratulations to nokia, you proved to the world what innovation is about.
Blown away both by the review and the phone. Earlier I was planning for sony Xperia S but now will buy this one as it costs only 4000 bucks more than the Xperia in India. Rs 4000 = $ 70
Besides I am not buying a phone for gaming, I already have xbox for that.