Nokia 808 PureView User Reviews
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UI speed8.5/10Camera10/10Multimedia9.1/10Internet7.7/10Call quality9.6/10Battery8.1/10Reception9.5/10Display8.9/10Build quality9.1/10Text input8.9/10Everyday usage8.8/10
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posted on 02 May 2014, 09:44 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Still being amazing in 2014!
nonius9 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I bought this smartphone in september of 2012. Im still using because is still better than the majority even having Android. As GSM arena said, Symbian now is really good. Is a pleasure use it, and fast. There are 200k apps in the oficial Store (closed) and more apps adding in the new Store supported by Symbian community.
Cam is great, and reliable. I dont want to add anything because everyone knows that this camera still being the best one.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Best camera ever
- Symbian is very fast.
- Low energy consumption by Symbian
- Perfect RAM management
- European product
- Nokia Maps: Free navigation offline (no need data for see maps or localize you). Work better that Google maps
- Symbian is officially discontinued, and is not open source.
- Native web browser is underdeveloped and slow.
- No Telegram or Line software.
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posted on 02 May 2014, 04:21
one of the best camera phones out there
tixoo has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I had this phone and i used it allot, i loved every single moment of owning this phone (my wife still uses it), the camera is unbelievable!
but the Symbian, fewer apps, no support etc. just killed it i guessBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- One of the best camera phones out there!
- build quality is great
- slower than it should be
- no support
- fewer camera apps
posted on 12 Jan 2014, 08:39 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)
The Greatest Symbian Phone Ever, a real memorable one.
khalidsaeiid has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
A Very Good Phone & Has Nearly Everything Needed in a Modern Smartphone Except The Battery & a Supported Software. It's Camera Worth It Being Bought Just To Enjoy Using it . Great Map Functionality & GPSBuild quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Best Phone Camera
- Strong Build
- A Great Touchscreen
- Shiny Display
- Storage is really big
- Maps Are More Than Useful
- Weak Battery
- Symbian is Discontinued Soon
- No Professional Camera App
- Fat Thickness
- Singe Core & 512 RAM only
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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 18:39 (Posts: 240; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
Best cameraphone, best phone, sufficient as a smartphone, not a gameboy
tasior has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is not the phone for people, who most of their lives remain in the wifi area.
This is not the phone who keep tweeting, texting, and fb chating while meeting someone face to face.
This is a phone for people who go see things, who travel, who have tons of real friends, not the ones on facebook.
1. It makes pictures, that when You show them to somebody, You won't have to start with: "Sorry for the quality, I've made them with phone"
2. Xenon flash makes decent pictures on a party, or in the evening.
3. It has great offline maps - it's crucial when You go abroad, or any less inhabited places.
4. It has screen that reamins visible in sunlight
5. It has very loud earpiece, so You can hear people in loud environment.
6. It has great reception. So You won't lose connection during conversation unless You are very far away from any transmiter.
7. It has great loudspeaker - there is no way to miss a call.
8. It has physical buttons to start or end conversation - that means no taking off gloves to pick up the phone.
9. It has a classic nokia build, that means You can drop it, and not worry, whether You broke it.
10. 4 inch screen, means it is still usable with one hand,
These are features that make it a perfect device for active people.
What about the rest?
As a smartfone it may not be the snappiest, or the most friendly, but it makes the job done. Default browser may be terrible, but there is opera mobile, that works great. There are apps that allow You to tweet, google...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 6/10Display 9/10Battery 4/10
- battery - not bad but I've expected more from Nokia
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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:27 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)
kaka_ruhi has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Battery is bad for this phone, Camera is superb but needs OIS, build quality is normal.. Ram is quite good for this telephone.. Video quality is quite good.. Maps are good, you can download most of countries' maps and use it offline.. and sorry for my englishBuild quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
posted on 24 Mar 2013, 13:37 (Posts: 0; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
peterskinner has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Nice phone with many unique features. One of the most underated smart phones. Its nice to use a Nokia phone again after a long absence. The camera is just amazing and just blows away all the competition. It has to be seen to be believed.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
- Its an adults phone my kids dont want to play with it.
- Still dont regret buying this phone after 6 months
- Symbian easy to use not the restrictions of ios or complicated as android.
- Has its own fan club
- place for memory card
- no netflix app but i have a note10.1 tablet for that
- not for gamers but i prefere xbox anyway
- internet tethering only with adhoc so a problem sharing with android and apple tv.
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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 06:38 (Posts: 6; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
First Impression is set to be timeless
Demiez has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The night camera usage had always been an issue to me beginning with my first symbian phone N70 even with LED flashes both images & videos are acceptable at that time compared to others. Smaller yet brightest screen of 6120c is bearable to be better than the 262k screen of N70. Then comes N5800 xpress music was partially of an amazement to me as it comes with a similar response to resistive touchscreen clone phones 2 years ago. Then N97 made me realize to give up thick phones with sluggish responses, so I went back to keyboard phones, N96 to match my usage memory from N97. It was just yesterday that I hoped to get one of the limited stocks from my provider. In my Country, we're privileged to get 4 to 5 months or even a year before the new released phones reaches us , so I can tell that an old model device can catch up quick with software updates & other functionality. I worked 24hours a day off the next day without.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Camera Exceptionally unforgiving
- 2nd cam to compete? VGA at least? so not nostalgic.
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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:12 (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
akmaintu has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
am using this phone since july 2012, except default web browser everthing is excellent.
when this phone was launched at that time i was looking for a good camera but then this phone is launched its like a dream come true for me.
and now after using it for 6 months i feels like keeping this mobile forever more feel proud to have last symbian device.
Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- bulid quality
- dolby 5.1
- fm transmitter.
- web browser
posted on 24 Sep 2012, 17:24 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 May 2008)
It will be a while before anything can compare...
Hlorri has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Primarily this phone is about the camera. Other good things include:
* Nokia Maps - the best voice navigation on any phone - but you can get this with other Nokia phones as well.
* Some "best in class" Nokia applications, like Nokia Internet Radio, "Big Screen" for playback over HDMI, etc.
The camera alone makes it worthwhile though. App store retail therapy is short term - pictures and videos you take will be with you for years! Two years from now, this is the phone you will least likely regret having bought.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- By far the best camera of any phone.
- Nokia Maps (best coverage, offline navigation)
- Nokia apps (Nokia Internet Radio, Public Transport, etc)
- Nokia Belle OS is a pleasure to use
- No new contract, use your existing data plan.
- Flashlight function via LED Lamp
- Powerful Xenon flash
- Stephen Elop killed Symbian
- Buggy HSDPA causes stability issues with some AT&T cells
- Buggy WiFi, especially EAP authentication
- High upfront cost (sticker shock)
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posted on 09 Aug 2012, 05:16 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Waynest has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
808 is not just about camera, it's also a top class audio and video recorder. As a smartphone it is quite well on par with mid-class android smartphones, as soon as you download Opera for browser. Battery lifetime is actually much better than any of the comparable android or windows phones that I have seen. Symbian is too underrated due to the smaller ecosystem, but even there it is better than it's reputation. Namely all the apps that matter should be available, it's just that it doesn't have the half a million zombie apps like androif ecosystem.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Battery lifetime
- Symbian's good sides (multitasking, battery optimization, a true mobile OS)
- Symbian's bad sides (ecosystem)
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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:33 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Foto Fantastic !
HawtProperty09 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Well the phone with the humongous sensor of 41 MP, the Nokia 808 Pureview. The day it got launched in MWC on the 27th of Febuary. I was thinking that this is the device to which I can upgrade from the N8. So finally it got launched in India, and I got it from 20days of it's launch in the market. I'm using the device from about a month, and have to say that Nokia has lived up to the promise and hype that was created in the world event on the 27th Feb. The build quality is solid and the body is made up of premium plastic which is very good and feels like a classic Nokia high-end device when you hold it in your hand. Coming to the UI, the Belle FP1 is very much smooth to use, very responsive and fluid. The phone has a lot of multimedia capabilities and can stand up to any phone in the market face to face. Another feature is the Nokia rich recording which offers you to record sounds to upto 140db, and the output what you hear when you plug in your headphones is so amazing. Well Nokia said that CD type quality will be offered by Rich recording and one has to hear it to believe it as it's actually true! I'm pretty much amazed! And the USP of the phone, the camera. The pureview technolgy is by far the biggest leap in cameraphone technology, and for the N8 users, without giving a second thought can upgrade to the Nokia 808 if they want a better camera experience or say the best camera experience on their Belle smartphone. But these were all the good points the UI, the touch, the fluidity,...Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 7/10
- The 41 MP sensor delievers amazing picture quality.
- Dolby cinamatic experience.
- Nokia Rich recording is amazing technology. You have to listen to it to believe it.
- NFC is quite handy when its used for big files transfer.
- Nokia Belle FP1 is a lot fluid and intuitive and is light years ahead of the previous symbian iterations.
- 1.3 Ghz ARM11 processor delievers a very smooth and buttery usage on the device.
- Nokia Maps offering free offline service.
- Nokia Clear Black AMOLED Display technology offering great viewing legitibility on the device.
- nHD resolution.
- Nokia store has some quality apps but then when compared to android or iOS, it looks barren.
- Weight can be an issue with some.
- Lags sometimes when installing new apps.
- Battery drains pretty quickly. Should have been offered around 2000mAH battery.
- The browser is very laggy.
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posted on 15 Jul 2012, 04:52 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Best cameraphone, ever.
Stoli89 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The 808 is a truly ground breaking smartphone with both PureView and RichRecording. For media creation and consumption it is an unparalleled device, with ample codec support, HDMI output, FM transmitting, and USB OTG. Memory storage and file management & transfer all remain very flexible and user friendly. The 1.3 MHz CPU coupled both both a best in class GPU and another camera dedicated GPU scalling chip all combine to make for a fast and fluid user experience across the UI. Battery life is also excellent with usually 2 days worth under normal use (it's also removeable). The only downsides are 1) a relatively smaller selection of apps vs Android or IOS, though 9 out of 10 of the popular apps are available and/or have a suitable proxy, 2) a lower screen ppi, though this is offset by stellar 4 inch CBD AMOLED technology with full RGB that is bright and very visible in direct sunlight, 3) a bulkier design, though offset by comfotable feeling the the hand, solid polycarbonate construction, and a sleek curved gorilla glass screen.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- 41MP PureView
- Belle FP1
- Fluid UI
- Excellent Battery life
- Relatively low app selection
- Outdated native browser
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posted on 12 Jul 2012, 09:23 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Nokia 808 PureView
kallamnaveenreddy has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
high speed ram improves fast to open any thing in phone and while you capture a image easy to share in facebook for just a one click,camera was amazing while we capture at night time,under lights etc......Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- little bit bulky
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posted on 09 Jul 2012, 06:40 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
Great camera, thats about it
1234review4321 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
There is no other phone quite like the pureview!!
Theres a reason for that.
This phone has a fantastic camera and thats it. The rest of the phone is quite frankly in the realm of low-mid end phones.
The battery suffers horrendously when using this phone primarily for its amazing camera, and thats a real pity.
I wouldnt mind the phone being a little clunkier if its battery was much bigger, but the build is this weird eye-sore. I feel that this phone was rushed to be released. The display is poor, the speed isnt fast at all, limited app selection and an old abandoned OS doesnt help this phone one bit.
The camera is certainly innovation, the biggest leap in camera tech i have seen since smartphones jumped into the spotlight.
But with a sub-par everything else this phone is nothing more than the beta test before Nokia release a WP pureview.Build quality 3/10Reception 5/10Call quality 5/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 2/10Camera 10/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 3/10Display 1/10Battery 1/10
- Pretty Much everything else
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posted on 07 Jul 2012, 14:55 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
WWEraw has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
When this was presented i was like, hmm not bad.
But now when i buyed this i was like dreams come true.
The best part of this phone is the camera of course !!
Belle FP1 OS i best ! No bugs like old nokia belle phones , this is fast and so mutch more !!! This phone ows so many properties that i found something new every day.
If you are not going to buy this buy even if nokia x7 it is simple belle os phone.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- fast UI
- big screen
- fast processor
- great web browser
- thick :D
- no bugs
- great battery
- best OS in the world BELLE FP1
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