Excerpt: 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.
Pros: 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
Cons: Symbian is officially discontinued, and is not open source., Native web browser is underdeveloped and slow., No Telegram or Line software.
Summary: It is the best Camera phone, even hold in 2013. But I can't recommend to buy this phone. Microsoft killed the whole Symbian platform. Thank you, Microsoft. Let's see how well you can do with WP8.
Pros: First, this is a phone! Not a game pad, if you want to play games, then go with iPhone and Andriod. I don't know why ppl complain about limited selection of app in Symbian. How many 3rd party app do you need in Symbian? Let me list all pro in Nokia 808: 1: Camera. crazy 41MP. Not available in Android or iPhone 2: Map. FREE map crossover the WHOLE world. support OFFLINE navigation. Can Android or iPhone do it without any extra payment? 3: Battery. Can you find another ...
Cons: 1. terrible build in browser. Have to use Opera 2. "limited selection of App", But how many do you need? or how many do you use daily? 3. WIFI hot spot is not supported in North American(carrier regulation). You have to hack it to make it work. 4. No 4G support. But do we really need 4G? 5. The only true CON. Starting from 2014/1/1, Microsoft (yes, it is Microsoft) discontinues all update for Symbian platform and forces to close ONLINE app shop for Symbian. Good job, ...
Summary: "This is the smartphone I've been dreamin' of... I really love this smartphone. Specially the super fantastic camera. fot tho oldy OS, it's not a problem for me. Cos I still love Symbian so much. well, the dissapoint thing is the screen resolution which is too small for the 4" display. but I love this smartphone anyway!
Best cameraphone, best phone, sufficient as a smartphone, not a gameboy
tasior, Phone Arena
15 October 2013
Excerpt: 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. Why? 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.
Cons: battery - not bad but I've expected more from Nokia
Summary: It took me like six months to decide wether buying this phone or an iPod touch. Why these two items and what they have in common you may ask? Well, the answer is because I use VoIP phones like a Skype number. Since 2008 I quit paying mobile companies for services I can get online technically for free. Internet connection with caps? No way. I go WIFI. Unlimited calls for 39$ when I can pay 2.99$ to Skype and have the same service? No way. Skype, I'm yours.
Excerpt: 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..
Summary: In the US this phone might be the perfect match for a prepaid plan (T-Mobile pay-by-day) and with other SIM cards abroad. If you want an iPhone then this phone is probably not for you. If you need a good camera and a good navigation system then this phone has no competition.
Pros: This is Phone has without question the best camera of all smart phones. Navigation is great and works without need for cellular connection. It works in nearly (or all?) countries in the world. Everything else works good and the build quality is high.
Cons: Symbian is on its way out. Therefore, the selection of Apps is small. Symbian Belle is not bad by itself, though.