Beautiful phone, beautiful photos, but be aware what you are getting into!
S. Wang, Amazon
12 March 2014
Summary: The 808 is a weird device, and it is even weirder in 2014 now that Symbian is no longer officially supported. Some observations: Pros: -It's really wonderfully made! The build quality, heft, and the way it fits into your hands immediately makes you feel like you've got a quality device that will last you years. -The voice and speakerphone quality are excellent and far above what I've heard on any other phone including those from Apple, Motorola, and HTC.
Summary: When my Nokia N8 drowned I needed an urgent replacement. As a photo enthusiast the obvious question was: what's the best camera phone on the market? Reviewers unanimously agreed it is the 808 Pureview. Despite negetive reviews about the dying OS, low screen resolution etc I took the plunge. Am I disappointed? To the contrary, I am a proud owner of the best in the business.
If the best camera you have is the one that is with you, shouldn't it be the best?
Anthony M. Cooper, Amazon
16 April 2013
Summary: Bought the Nokia 808 Pureview. Love the camera especially the double xeon flash. The 1080 and 720 video is fantastic. Battery, well when I'm on vacation and using the camera nearly all day long, it is just not enough. So I upgraded the battery to an aftermarket Mugen 3,000mAH battery. It now goes about 5 days without a charge. Heavy use of the camera and it easily goes all day long. I use to use a Nokia N8. Loved that camera too but it often felt sluggish.
Summary: I bought this device because I wanted an all in one device that could do many things, but most important to me was the photo and video capabilities. It has lived up to the press in that respect. I also like the maps. My reason for only giving it 4 stars was because of its lack of ability to play ogg music files.
Summary: Camera is awesome but managing the the camera software is tricky, battery life could be improved, SportsTracker app will not work with the 808 as with other Nokia phones, the GPS shuts off after starting, it is not compatible with Adobe Flash player, and will not play 95% of online video streams even though Nokia claims that their flash software is compatible with most video feeds, a complete lie, the feel quality falls far short of the N8.
Summary: Nokia N86 8MP is not compatible with MMS T Mobile. It resizes pictures that were sent to your phone to a very small size. T-Mobile stil doesn't have MMS configuration settings for this phone. Other than that the phone is great.