No US Warranty despite Amazon's description, unstable, 3G issue, sending it back.
K. F. Simpson, Amazon
27 January 2013
Summary: ** Dear Amazon/TABLET DISTRIBUTORS, you sent me the wrong phone. This one does not have a US Warranty.** It cannot be overstated how good the camera is on this phone. I have had great fun playing with it and it worked so well that I was leaving my SLR at home more and more. But I have no choice but to return it.
Summary: Love this phone but it stopped working after 10 weeks. Nokia says that it is not under warranty in the US so I cannot get a free shipping label to send it back to them for a warranty repair. The phone was always buggy and needed to be restarted a lot. When I went to restart it yesterday it would not restart. I tried removing battery and doing a hard reset by holding down different buttons but no luck.
Summary: I think many reviewers have already pointed out that this phone has connectivity issues when coming in and going out of weak 3G/ hspa+ coverage areas. Non U.S variants of this phone simply reboot constantly while the U.S variants like the ones sold here on Amazon stay on deceptively showing full reception bars while the phone can't make/ receive calls, text messages or even access the internet until you reboot it.
Summary: I was a big supporter of Nokia and Symbian in particular. I owned N73, N82 and N8 before buying 808. I was among the first to buy the phone from Amazon. Unfortunately this phone has major problems most likely hardware related. There is no ideal phone, and I was always able to find a workaround for a minor problem here and there, but not this time. The phone freezes often, reboots with no warning.
Summary: This is a nice phone but has some serious issues nokia is not willing to fix: - Mobile data issue: there is a known bug with this phone and HSDPA which causes reboots since the day it was launched. It is very serious since you wont notice the phone has hung, and you wont receive calls or email in that time.
Summary: After owning the Nokia 808 PureView for several weeks, I came across the bug that some other reviewers have discussed here. I would really love to give this phone a high rating, as it really is a wonder. The PureView technology is quite amazing, producing stunning photos and videos. The Rich Recording technology is also a technical marvel. I recorded a high-volume concert and when replaying it, it sounded like a studio recording.
Summary: there are some things about this device and the manufacturer that really upset me!!!! Sometimes when a product has all the right ingredients, but not enough thought is given to the user's experience of ownership and use, I get to the point where it angers me every time I use it - the Pureview 808 and Nokia are perfect examples of this! I primarily bought the 808 for its 41mp camera. I value pocketable quiet cameras with lenses that don't extend out from the body.
Summary: Update 10/23/2012: Nokia City Lens does not work with Last Belle update(s)!!! oficial:[...] !!! The connectivity problem Is NOT fixed with FP2!!! Plus it removed some futures! [...] and [...] The phone is awesome and the best upgrade for my N8. For all the good reviews, I can add that 3 people with IPhones lost direction to the address we met with friends... but "Nokia Drive" pointed right to the mail box location! The "Nokia Maps Suite" is amazing!
Summary: If Androids and i-phones are smart phones, then Symbian products do not qualify as such. You shouldn't think of the 808 as a smart phone with a great camera but rather an above average point and shoot with crude features similar to those found on real smart phones. I started reading about the 808 at least 4 months before it finally shipped. I was so excited to get a smart phone with a real camera, I pre-ordered one 2 months out.
Flash unit not working - turns out it is a Malaysian import that has no UK Nokia warranty: AVOID THIS SELLER
Angry from MK, Amazon
10 July 2013
Summary: Flash unit not working - turns out it is a Malaysian import that has no UK Nokia warranty: AVOID THIS SELLER. Can see no way of contacting seller via Amazon as 90 days have passed. Is this lawful in UK? The goods are not fit for purpose.