I have a new 808 that I bought recently from Amazon UK.
I can focus on objects at distance but when I try to focus at anything close to me the image is blurred and the indicator square remains red. I've tried the shutter half pressed and using the touch option without success. Yes the sitckers have been removed off the phone, I'm not that bad! Has anyone else had this issue as it is very frustrating and I will have to return to Amazon if I can't solve it?
Have you tried using close up mode and try to focus at things close to you and remember when using close up mode, the object should be at a distance between 15 - infinity if I am not wrong about the focus distance.
If there is no difference then try to slowly move away from the object as you keep on focusing till it will turn green and remember you can also use to zoom functionality of the Nokia 808 Pureview to bring the object as close as possible.
I Hope that it will help you.
I was having the same problem but using the zoom function helps to get the focus.
Have a read of this guide, it gives a good step by step how to get the best macro shots
Thanks for advice and I will try more. However I feel it should not be so difficult. My Samsung mote 8MP camera may not have the 808's sensor but it focuses way quicker and easier to get close-ups of things such as print etc.