Summary: I got rid of an LG Nexus 4 which took lousy photos and had poor battery life. I bought a used Nokia 808 and haven't regretted the purchase since it is much better on both accounts. The smaller screen is a bit of an adjustment, but the text is readable. I prefer having this phone as my carry-around phone because it excels at being a phone, has good reception and cal quality.
Pros: Great flash photos and low light photos, Lossless zoom, Creative mode, Fantastic screen visibility outdoors, Great battery life - 1 full day, Excellent speaker quality and recording ability
Cons: Static OS - Symbian Belle, Quirky Web Browser, slow, but it does have Adobe Flash, Bulky
Summary: I purchased my phone as a "Like New" condition which came with a U.S.A. warranty. I've had it for a little over a week now and I must say I am truly impressed with the camera! I am a photography enthusiast and this camera-phone is a great camera option to bring if I can't bring/carry my DSLR all the time. There are a plethora of reviews (both article and video) mentioning the operating system, touch screen fluidity or responsiveness, Apps, etc.
Summary: My experience with this phone is in comparison to Nokia N8 and to iPhone. My last phone was an N8. I also use an iPhone fairly often. Exceeded expectations Screen --- Good size, bright, and colorful. Resolution is more than adequate for my 20/20 eyesight. Camera functionality --- Effective and intuitive software to take and edit photos. Quick response from sleep mode to take a photo. An improvement over the N8.
Summary: My first 808 started shutting off by itself and freezing after a couple of weeks. I was using a Nokia N8 before I bought the 808. The return policy at Amazon was real quick. The 2nd 808 has been running fine. The pictures are outstanding and the stock photo tools that come with the phone work real well.
Summary: Camera: 6 out of 5 (Yes it's that good for a phone) Okay this takes the most absolutely amazing photos for a phone. Shooting in 38MP is simply stunning. The detail is very nice but does come at a cost of noise. But the photos are still very usable. 8MP Pureview mode, is a notch down from 38MP but gets lower image noise. The photos are still stunning. But the thing about this phone is you have to know a thing or two about photography to get sharp and crisp photos.
Summary: My previous phone was a Nokia E7-00. I miss the real keyboard from that phone, but I welcome the micro SD slot and replaceable battery capablility of the 808. The reason I bought this phone was for the camera and it didn't disappoint. Annoying that I had to buy the HDMI connector separately, unlike the E7-00, but incredible to be able to shoot full HD video with impressive audio recording.
Summary: Basically, if you are after a camera with a phone look no further! if you are looking for a mobile to download tons of apps you will probably hardly use with a camera that takes OK shots in good light this is not the phone for you! I can safely say the image quality is almost as goods as my DSLR and I can also text, Email and call people with it!