"Quirky little phone with a great camera."4.0 starson by liberia881
Pros: Great flash photos and low light photos
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
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. I also like it because I can take quality photos very quickly because of the one-button access that circumvents the lock screen.
Other things that I like about the phone include its screen visibility outdoors and the replaceable battery. I can carry around an extra if I am going to be away from an electrical outlet for an extended period. It does have a standard micro-USB charging port, so if you have one already in your car or cables in the house, it is convenient to charge.
The Nokia maps app is great in that you don't need to turn on all of the battery-draining radios to keep connected to the net. The maps are off-loaded onto the phone and you just use the GPS. Using Google and Waze maps on the Nexus 4 was great but for the poor battery life.
The camera is great for taking photos of people. It is not something I have done much of before, but I really like the quality I am seeing. You can also do some advanced photography using the Creative Mode and Scenes. I can get some great bokeh effect photos on closeups and when I use low ISO levels.
Going from the Nexus 4 Android to a Symbian device has been an adjustment, but I have an Android tablet that keeps me connected with some of the apps I have enjoyed. You won't find many of these apps like Flipboard, Pulse or Words with Friends in the Nokia app store.
The phone fits nicely in the hand, but it is top-heavy and sometimes awkward to handle because of the camera bulge. If you have loose pants, it does bob around a little because of its weight.
As opposed to the uninformed reviewer above, the phone does have flash (4.0). It is on the native Nokia web browser. If you download Opera, which is faster, you should know that it doesn't have flash.
If you want one of these, they are still available - although Nokia put out another 41 megapixel camera, the Lumia 1020 this year which runs Windows 8. The 808 is about 200 dollars less that the Lumia 1020, and if you are lucky, you can find it for even less. The retail pricing ranges from $450 to $550 dollars. I have seen them in NewEgg for $464. N 808 enthusiasts are grabby extras while they are still available to have a spare.
As compared to the Lumia 1020, the 808 takes photos that are less saturated in the red spectrum. You can make adjustments in the 808 to take photos like the Lumia 1020, but I think the colors are more true with the 808. Excessive saturation seems to be fashionable in modern cameras like the Galaxy III.