Nokia 808 Smokes Windows Phone

| February 28, 2012 | 45 Replies

So after getting back from the Nokia Keynote we all got a chance to walk around the MWC floor and take a good look around at the other booths; I came across the familiar Windows Phone Challenge where they see which phone can preform faster (your phone or a Windows phone). SO having my recently acquired PROTOTYPE 808 in my pocket I decided to compete against the Lumia 800 (all fun and games between Nokia devices); the challenge was taking a photo while the phone was in your pocket and sending it in a text message- (of course earlier today Damien Dinning told us that the 808 can capture a photo from the lock screen in less then a second) so I went at it and the 808 smoked the lumia 800; I got a 100 euros for winning and all :) – don’t know if the video will be uploaded or not but I hope so (also the camera launch is slow in this prototype so imagine how the real thing is)

Category: Nokia, Symbian, Windows Phone

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  1. incognito says:

    You got the 808 AND 100€ to boot… You lucky bastard!

  2. DM says:

    On a scale from a lighter to a red giant star how red were their faces?

  3. Heron says:

    100 EUR and a chance to touch the 808? See WP7 devices? YOU LUCKY BASTARD. XD

  4. deep space bar says:

    that’s pretty funny symbian smoked WP7 with older hardware :P

    • Corraine says:

      808 is not older hardware as far as I heard, but it’s pretty awesome Symbian smoked Lumia on this task. :)

      • migo says:

        Yeah, 1.3GHz vs 1.4GHz really comes down to software optimisations more than anything else (and SoC differences), and it probably has a much better DSP to be able to handle that sensor.

  5. rafaelinux says:

    Oh. 808 in your hands *¬* *pukes life*. /me wants!

  6. Paul Grenfell says:

    lol.. well done…

  7. Ronald says:

    Now only if NOKIA would market the damn thing unlike the Batman Lumias no one will ever be able to buy.

    • migo says:

      Do you think they really need to market it? 41MP sells itself. It’s the camera phone every other phone will be compared to for any picture shoot outs.

      • dr_zorg says:

        I’m quite sure, someone, somewhere (Engadget?) will make a review where “Nokia 808 clearly loses out to iPhone 4S”.

        • Matias says:

          Nah, that’s more like The Verge’s reaction :D

        • Peter says:

          Engadget is actually rather fair about the 808, but Gizmodo on the other hand…

          • Nrde says:

            I said already like 2 years ago: “what Gizmodo?”

            And Engagdet phonecamera reviews are mainly done by Myrian Joire who doesn’t have any “hatred” per se against Symbian. She can appreciate good camera whatever the manufacturer.

            And to be fair the famous N8/iPhone shootout Vlad did was not “evil” it was just plain incompetence. But interesting to see if they have still problems using the shutter button.

  8. H0r5t Gu3nth3r says:

    Please ask for a special mess price about the 808 – i want to pre-order a 808 in red – THATS no JOKE – plesae ask!!!

  9. s3m44 says:

    Ali, great to know that you smoked the Lumia with 808, would you help to make a showcase on the Belle FP1 UI changes and the new browser on 808?

    In the Nokia’s video, it seems the photo sharing flow is much improved after the picture is taken.

  10. 008Rohit says:

    Lumia 800 doomed… I’ve waited for this thing to occur. :P
    Lumia’s processor is much faster, though.

    • Jed says:

      Wrong. Both are great, you are not.

        • J says:

          Why am I jealous? I own an N9 and have been a Nokia lover for years. Unless I’m jealous of Nokia’s success???

          Just obviously retarded to say the Lumia 800 is doomed, and a bit tiring to have all these wieners acting like they’re Nokia prophets.

          Is it possible for someone to like two phones or do you have to only pick one and defend it like a sociopath?

  11. Danilo says:

    You’re a very bad person. Very!

    But it’s funny, a Symbian, the old and ugly system, that not easy ~put other stuff here~ smoked the new, amazing, easy and fast WP 7.

    Don’t get me wrong, i like both, but it is funny the same way :)

    Start the Symbian rebellion, like a BOSS -done.

    • Whee says:

      “old and ugly system”

      I’m hearing that so many times. Do some investigation about what actually is WP7 (old and ugly Windows CE kernel) and come back.

  12. S2Korpio says:

    The wonders of a Nokia.

  13. ritesh says:

    @Ali.. dont forget to ask them the future of symbian.. abt Carla & Donna OS’s.. who all will get them? will 808 get them?

  14. Mark says:

    Amazing photo tech. How did it compare at everything else?

  15. Valmon says:

    Haha! 10/10

  16. RVM says:

    hahahah, i like how u showed them how Symbian is superior to WP :D This is a slap to Microsoft’s (and Elop’s) face ! :D

  17. dsfgdf says:

    Yeah! Show it to Mr. Elop!

  18. Paulo M says:


    This shouldn’t come as a suprise, because, let’s face it, Belle is quite nice, and that 808 is not as underpowered as the N97, the first really, really bad Symbian phone. The N97 has about the same CPU speed as the E90 (about 2 or 3 years older, the one writing this – damn, I love this thing) — and both about 1GHz less than the 808. The 808 is more than twice as fast as my N8. That’s going to be a really nice media phone.

  19. InternetsTroll says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen

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