“We’re almost exactly a year on from our first hands-on with the Nokia 808 PureView, hailed by me, somewhat tongue in cheek, as Nokia’s custom design for me, from my own personal checklist. Insane camera, Xenon flash, replaceable battery, FM transmitter, large OLED screen, deafening speaker, and so on. All present and correct. One year on and, thanks to a brace of updates and third party additions, I find myself just as in love with the 808 now as when I first popped my microSIM card in.” I’m back to my HTC 8X by now, since the Nokia E7‘s battery was terrible – 4-6 hours of mild use, tops, even with a brand new, official Nokia battery. My 8X gives me three days on the same usage pattern.
One year of Nokia’s 808
2013-05-03 Wireless 11 Comments
Reviewed some test of the photo-phone, the picture quality is… well… currently beyond unknown (7000×5000, 10 MB per JPG) and that’s in a smartphone. The biggest problem with this device : Symbian, ditched away by third parties for a long time now, and even by Nokia. If only there was a Android Jelly Bean custom ROM for it…
I agree with the linked article.
Thom, it’s your fault that I now own a brand new 808. When I read hour article about Symbian and the E7, that peaked my curiosity for legacy Nokia devices.
I didn’t grab an E7 at first. I found a new in box N8. Didn’t like some of the things, so I returned it and purchased a new in box 808.
It’s a brilliant device! I’m loving it and swapping sim cards back and forth with my Lumia 920.