The only way this review could be better is delete anything between the intro and last words.
" The Nokia 808 PureView is the best cameraphone ever made. End of story. Madness? This is Nokia. "
How is microSIM card a disadvantage of this phone when everything else on the market is using a microSIM as it is now the standard size for a SIM card? And the "Symbian ecosystem lags behind Android and iOS" and "Relatively limited 3rd party software availability" are just the same thing. This phone is just perfect that you will have to repeat the same cons just to find more faults in it.
I'm using lumia 800 and galaxy note right now.
I miss symbian sometimes.
Nokia decision to jump on wp is a fail move. Microsoft just dumb my lumia recently.
Symbian is dead, meego no where near the symbian greatness.
But pureview is something else.
Great review, balance and pro. Not like other websites.
The Nokia 808 is easily the most innovative phone for a few years. There's the obvious giant sensor camera, but also the different form factor, and the almighty Symbian Belle.
It's as if the Nokia team who developed it just said: "cameraphones?... Please..... THIS is a cameraphone!"
I understand the market in app driven now, and even as a Symbian fan I have to admit I would miss the apps I have in my Android that don't exist for Symbian.
But all in life is a compromise, so I would happily hand over my Galaxy S and Canon S95 for this phone. It will sync all my google mail/contacts/calendar, and it runs Endomondo, so I'm set. :) :)
symbian fan, 23 Jun 2012Still symbian is best friendly :-) os :-) everything working good on symbian :-) ! And about a... morei don't own s2 but i have less powerful android phone i downloaded 250 apps with no lag,the lag occurs only with certain apps and\or when u have many of apps run in the background.
symbian was a good os but now it is outdated.
for people who are using their phones mainly for taking photos and videos the pureview is the best choice .
Thanks for the review! Been waiting for it ever since the phone was announced, I saw the news on my Nokia in the Facebook stream when I woke up, turned my PC on, and the GSMArena page was crashing from all the visitors rushing to see what the bleep just happened. Very well written (I'm a writer, and compliments on the style, exactly what it need to be) and probably will be one of your most read articles for a few years to come. Now excuse me, I'm going to read it again. :-)
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2012windows phone still gotta fail, microsoft doenst get it, its not only sspec but the small thin... moreNot necesarilly. IOS is a walled garden just like winphone (and people have embraced it quite nicely). Still MS has a lot do though, but if it can offer a good app market, Good hardware to compete with current competition, and an overall good user experience then it might just give android/IOS a run for their money.
windows phone still gotta fail, microsoft doenst get it, its not only sspec but the small things liek changing a wallpaper people won't take windows phone even with pureview on it.
same reason many wouldnl't because of symbian
Excellent review..This Was Nokia. Starting for about 5 year ago before partnership with Ms...now they shamelessly dont advertise this brilliant phone enough.strange.
I must say, I found this review rather touching. It was both emotional while remaining professional, and I admire the way gsmarena delivered it.
i thing, android and iOS must be trembling fr the reincarnation of this device, :D
OMG.. really great or should I say perfect review..
all other sited should see how you write a review..
thank you for being realistic and not bashing nokia like mobile-review and engadget.
i like that you say and all the good things and all the bad things.. thats the way things should be..
pros and cons in every review.
great read before going to sleep :)
and will buy 808 becouse it will be one of those device that was innovative(not like putting 4 cores instead od 2).
now-i really like to read those comments like
-for that money go buy dslr and a phone.
-WHY because i can carry all that in a single phone.
ok its not a dslr phone but it covers atleast 75,80% of situations you can find yourself in. am i write?
its not like you carry a dslr camery all day everyday(except if you are a proffecional photographer)
people-buy what you like and what you want.
dont judge. i need a good camera, a few editing apps and a facebook app. nothing more.. thats why a need a camera and not android or ios apps.
good night everybody :)))
Just loved the your REVIEW !!!!!!!!!
gsm arena ..We love you !!!!
the screen could be better considering 900 older phone have 4.3 amoled plus.