2013-02-06 22:26 - edited 2013-02-06 22:49
Finally after waiting OVER 3 weeks for my 808 I finally got it. As a very late birtday present. This afternoon I took my brand new black 808 from the store. Went home, charged it (noticed that nothing gets displayed on screen which I found odd since my 701 displays the charging battery icon when powered down and connected to a charger). I also know that when bought new a battery is usually about half charged so it should have given anything.
Didn't think much of it. Tried to power up after a few hours. NOTHING! Trying and trying, removing battery, removing charger. See if it would charge my 701 (it does so it's NOT the charger). Eventually managed to power it up. In the mean time I think that most of the cheap plastic pins are knackered up on the back-cover by removing and inserting the cover to remove th battery... OH GOD!!!!
Did a few settings, powered it off. Power it up again... and nothing. It just won't power up. I managed to get it power up twice this entire evening. But everytime when I power it down it just won't power up.
Saw that is was made in China (unlike my 701 which is made in Hungary). I've always feared the awfull quality of stuff made in China. My former Lumia 800 was also made in china and had NOTHING but trouble with (as Nokia themselves propably remembers).
AND NOW THIS! The most expensive Symbian phone (and 2nd most expensive phone of the entire Nokia catalog) and this china made piece of **bleep** doesn't even power up!
I've had it with Nokia's shoddy products of recent times! First all the **bleep** with that **bleep**ing Lumia 800 and now this!
Nokia, this time I bought it NOT at belcompany but at CoolBlue (where I usually buy my phones). Invoice date 6/2/2013 no.: 98489802. Part of my IMEIcode: is 351965055128xxxx so this is not the model affected with the HSDPA-hardware fault (if you want the full code PM me). I expect either an immediate FULL replacement or a FULL REFUND!
I guess that next year my birthday presents won't be from Nokia at all!
Sorry to hear your tale of woe but whilst not familiar with trading standards in USA surely your immediate source of redress is Cool Blue Techno for selling you this item which is "not of merchantable quality"?
If I've helped in any way, a click upon the white kudos star would always be appreciated.
I have returned this DOA device back to CoolBlue (the reseller). They told me that they'd refund through my bankaccount.
But I still don't have a working 808 now. Since the Lumia's are of no use to me as a professional tool and also of dubious quality as I have withnessed first hand with a Lumia 800.
I hoped to get the 808 as I sometimes need to have good photograps of defect equipment etc... This meant that I could leave the Nikon D40 at home (though I admit that the D40 is the most "compact" of Nikon's DSLR line-up). And still have the same smartphone functionality as my current Nokia 701 (of which I'm very happy with except the photographic capacities).
In fact for me a hypothetical N8-02 with the inards o/t 701 and the camera o/t N8 would be sufficient
As it stands now, I'm not sure if I persue any Nokia devices anymore. Since this is the ultimate PROOF that Nokia's China made devices are of abysmal quality. The former Lumia 800 (in essence a chinese compal product) and this 808 are both build in China while my 701 was made in Europe... It's obvious to me that the QC is far lower in Nokia's chinese factories then in their european ones.
I had high hopes o/t 808 but now I'm very dissapointed.
Manu_T wroteince this is the ultimate PROOF that Nokia's China made devices are of abysmal quality. The former Lumia 800 (in essence a chinese compal product) and this 808 are both build in China while my 701 was made in Europe... It's obvious to me that the QC is far lower in Nokia's chinese factories then in their european ones.
Absolute utter nonsense. My 808 is Made in China and is absolutely flawless. So is my Lumia 920. Nokia's production facility in China is the most up-to-date and modern amongst all their factories and the QC is as strict as in any other one.
Then how do you explain that the two china build devices that I bought (Lumia 800 and 808) have problems while all the other non-china build devices that I bought (2x C7-00 & 3x 701's) have no problems at all.
I begin to wonder if this is all worthwhile. In fact I start to think that Nokia blew it with this suposedly Symbian flagship. All you hear is the HSDPA-hardware-problem and screen-problems. And now the devices don;t even power up.
This is NOT encouraging!
In fact YOU are not from Nokia. You just comment on my remarks about chinese build products. While the FACT remains: I bought the most expensive Nokia device in their portfolio and it was a DOA!
If Nokia wants me to remain as a loyal Nokia customer, its up to them to convince me to buy another 808 (preferably with the garantuee that the device WILL work as advertised). Which I am willing to do but NOT on the current prices due to bad quality concerns.