Specs summary

Screen
No

The Nokia 8801's screen is Unknown with 208 x 208 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
SVGA (800 x 600)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard SVGA (800 x 600) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 8 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


PCWorld

This luxury cell phone offers an impressive design and good battery life, but it doesn't come cheap.

from PCWorld

Overall, the 8801's physical design is well done, and the handset is very pleasant to use. This phone is like an expensive gold watch: A cheap digital watch will tell you the time, but not with the same class. If you're buying this phone solely for its looks, you'll likely enjoy it. But if you're...More

Overall, the 8801's physical design is well done, and the handset is very pleasant to use. This phone is like an expensive gold watch: A cheap digital watch will tell you the time, but not with the same class. If you're buying this phone solely for its looks, you'll likely enjoy it. But if you're in the market for a more affordable device, you'll find many that work just as well as the pricey 8801 does.

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Pricegrabber

--First of all, let me say that people that are in...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Sleek, Eye catching design, Sturdy and durable, Fairly exclusive, Awesome screen, Nokia reliability Weaknesses: Headset volume sometimes too low, Keys are very tight, Features lacking given price, Battery life Using experience: 2 Days --First of all, let me say that people that are intere...More
Strengths: Sleek, Eye catching design, Sturdy and durable, Fairly exclusive, Awesome screen, Nokia reliability Weaknesses: Headset volume sometimes too low, Keys are very tight, Features lacking given price, Battery life Using experience: 2 Days --First of all, let me say that people that are interested in this phone should do their research prior to purchasing. I liken it to buying a Porsche/Jaguar over a Toyota/Honda. The premium price you're going to have to shell out is not going to guarantee all the features and reliability of the Toyota/Honda, but you'll know you have something fairly exclusive and eye-catching in your hands. The strengths of the phone are self evident in its design. The shell is almost entirely steel except for the black plastic over the antenna. The sliding mechanism is based on ball bearings and subsequently gives the phone a very mechanical, solid feel. The steel casing also results in a fairly heavy handset weight which may be a problem for some. Overall, the screen is gorgeous, but does suffer from a image persistence issue which is well reported when using the powersave option. The best compliment I can give this phone is that I've gotten many comments on its appearance. I only wish this phone was as good on the inside as it looks on the outside. --Weaknesses are present and may be substantial depending on your point of view. First, the phone is not quad-band. The key layout is extremely tight and thus results in many miskeys which can be frustrating. The headset mic is situated at the top of the phone but requires some positioning to get it "feed" into the ear suitably. This only becomes a problem on long calls when my arm gets tired and the phone starts to sag. The features are pretty meager as well with a 0.5MP camera, bluetooth, and that's about it. It doesn't have expandable memory. The battery is limited for those of you on the phone all the time. I find under mod-heavy use, the phone lasts one day. Standby is around 2-3 days. You get an extra battery gratis and the included charger is able to charge an additional battery in conjunction with the phone. BTW the charger is also surrounded in steel which makes it the nicest charger I've ever owned. --Overall, this is a phone primarily about beauty than brains. If this is what you want, then this phone fits the role perfectly. I have on/off days with this device. I flirt with dumping it for another handset but once I go shopping I'm quickly reminded that there is no mainstream device out today that matches the aesthetics and tactile feel of the Nokia 8801. Oh well, I guess we do live in the real world and have to make compromises. I just wish the 8801 didn't have so many shortcomings. Less
Pricegrabber

I got the phone last week.. I must say that, there...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Awesome Looks, Superior Build-quality, Two-year Warranty, Expedited Support w/ overnight replacement guarantee Weaknesses: Battery life, Non-expandable Memory, Voice level, Miniature buttons Using experience: 7 Days I got the phone last week.. I must say that, there's a readon why it stil...More
Strengths: Awesome Looks, Superior Build-quality, Two-year Warranty, Expedited Support w/ overnight replacement guarantee Weaknesses: Battery life, Non-expandable Memory, Voice level, Miniature buttons Using experience: 7 Days I got the phone last week.. I must say that, there's a readon why it still lists for $650 on Nokia's site . It looks like a piece of modern art, built like a tank and comes w/ a full 2-year warranty from Nokia along w/ a "special 800#" JUST for 8801 users. They'll even overnight u a new phone, if something goes wrong under warranty. The display rivals that of a mini laptop. The Phone has MP3 capabilities, but since it only has 64MB of memory (even that is sgared), don't ecxpect to load up more than half a CD.It comes w/ two batteries, and there are good reasons for that. The super bright display eats it up quickly. I just wish the volume during calls had similar performance... but instead I struggle to make out a full conversation while driving. It's full stainless body makes it heavy and magnet for fingetprints. The buttons are very easy to "fat-finger"... so heavy SMS users, may wanna skip it. Nokia did use the Best of the Best materials for the 8801. Injection Molded body, Reinforced scratch-resistant glass, Precision ball-bearing slider... reading the manual makes u feel like you're buying a Porsche... =) Less
Yahoo

Hate the 8801

from Yahoo
Pro: feels good in your hand Con: Poor connectivity, dropps calls, blacks out of service I purchased the 8801 after seeing in in Hong Kong. Bought directly from NOKIA, I have Cingular service. Nokia has replaced the phoned three times. Phone blanks out, doesn't recognize my service provider, asks to pl...More
Pro: feels good in your hand Con: Poor connectivity, dropps calls, blacks out of service I purchased the 8801 after seeing in in Hong Kong. Bought directly from NOKIA, I have Cingular service. Nokia has replaced the phoned three times. Phone blanks out, doesn't recognize my service provider, asks to please input information (when all information is inputed already) asks to input sim card (that is already in and was replaced three times thinking it was the sim card, NOT), Nokia failed to recognize the phone had issues, tried for days to get to someone to replace the phone with another model and would not get returned phone calls nor anyone that cared. All they could say was we will send you a replacement. Do not buy this phone for any reason, if there are no other phones on earth, smoke singles will be less frustrating than the 8801 and having to deal with NOKIA. I have loved NOKIA phones and use to call them the work horses, well those days are gone. Less
Pricegrabber

If you want a cell phone to use as a phone and not...

Strengths: Quality of construction, appearance, ease of use, call quality Weaknesses: Battery life, small keys require getting used to but no big deal. Using experience: 1 Years If you want a cell phone to use as a phone and not a jack-of-all-trades device, this is the best there is. I think it looks b...More
Strengths: Quality of construction, appearance, ease of use, call quality Weaknesses: Battery life, small keys require getting used to but no big deal. Using experience: 1 Years If you want a cell phone to use as a phone and not a jack-of-all-trades device, this is the best there is. I think it looks better than any of the Vertus that I have seen and it does what I want it to, make and receive cell phone calls clearly and reliably. Less
Yahoo

Very Frustrating

from Yahoo
Pro: Cool enough phone but............. Con: No Enhancements cable I canÂ’t believe a phone this expensive doesnÂ’t come with a USB cable for downloading enhancements into the phone. When we bought the phone (for my daughters birthday) all the sales guy did was brag about all the cool things it c...More
Pro: Cool enough phone but............. Con: No Enhancements cable I canÂ’t believe a phone this expensive doesnÂ’t come with a USB cable for downloading enhancements into the phone. When we bought the phone (for my daughters birthday) all the sales guy did was brag about all the cool things it can do via the computer downloadable enhancements. Then when we got it home there was no cable. We spent nearly half a day calling Nokia, driving to miscellaneous big box retailers, and waiting on hold only to ultimately find out that Nokia doesnÂ’t even make the cable. The final solution from our sales guy was to buy a Blue Tooth adapter at Best Buy (spend more money) that will allow us to wirelessly transfer the information into the phone. Why in the world would Nokia provide the software but not provide the $2 cable needed to actually do the downloads? What a debacle. Less
Phonedog

Overall

from Phonedog
Pro: - stylish - good program and good graphic Con: - too little memory, non-expendable - phone too heavy Using experience: 2 months Overall this phone is ok for people that don't use their cell phone like a mp3 players.
Yahoo

nokia 8801

from Yahoo
Pro: looks amazing, Con: scratches often, fingerprints, bad camera wow i cant believe i got it for 800 dollars sicne i got it the day it got released. its a great phone but people always ask to see it. i find myself wiping it a lot because it always gets finger prints on it becuase it is stainless steal. also it straches easy, dont drop it.
Pro: looks amazing, Con: scratches often, fingerprints, bad camera wow i cant believe i got it for 800 dollars sicne i got it the day it got released. its a great phone but people always ask to see it. i find myself wiping it a lot because it always gets finger prints on it becuase it is stainless steal. also it straches easy, dont drop it. Less
Yahoo

the phone is great, only if you get it on ebay

from Yahoo
Pro: cool, sleek design with lots of features Con: price, price, price and the camera is ok, but it should be better i have had the phone for less than a week and it is great. everything about it is cool and fun. i love the easy slide open and close screen...like i said in the cons..i love cameras and...More
Pro: cool, sleek design with lots of features Con: price, price, price and the camera is ok, but it should be better i have had the phone for less than a week and it is great. everything about it is cool and fun. i love the easy slide open and close screen...like i said in the cons..i love cameras and for the price of this phone it should have at least 1.3 mega pixels... the phone is not too heavy, it is 4.7 oz. but its better than the little phones that are lighter because you can actually feel it in your hands...i think that makes it harder to drop...the stainless steel design is great, but i am affraid to drop the phone and get it dirty. its like the Bentley of cell phones...but get it on ebay...its not worth $650 Less
Pricegrabber

It is the most solid phone I've ever came across. ...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: Small, the weight gives a luxuary feeling, anti-scratch screen, comes with the desk stand charger, 2 batteries, handsfree, CD, and a pouch. Weaknesses: Battery life, Tri-band, small buttons that take some time to get used to. Using experience: 7 Days It is the most solid phone I've ever c...More
Strengths: Small, the weight gives a luxuary feeling, anti-scratch screen, comes with the desk stand charger, 2 batteries, handsfree, CD, and a pouch. Weaknesses: Battery life, Tri-band, small buttons that take some time to get used to. Using experience: 7 Days It is the most solid phone I've ever came across. no cracks, or squeaky at all. The slide mechanism gives you a fantastic feeling when sliding open. Some people might find its weight to be a weakness, but I find it to be a strength; it really gives you a good feeling of an expensive phone not just a cheap plastic phone (hence, Vertu phones are even heavier). If you do not like to carry a heavy phone, do not purchase this phone. The screen is brilliant, it is very beautiful. However, it is a little small if you are used to a bigger screen that most phones nowadays have. The battery life is sort of weak. That's why Nokia give you 2 batteries and a desk stand charger that will charge your phone and an extra battery. If you are a really light user, the battery will last about almost 2 days. For normal users, the battery will likely going to last about a day. If you are a heavy user, you will need both batteries to cover you for a day! I usually just put the phone in the stand and let it charge for the night, and just take it off in the morning. Today, I took my phone off at about 8 o'clock, and it's 5:21 now, the battery indicator still shows 7 out of 7 bars. If you are looking for a full-featured phone, this phone is not for you. The camera (800x600 pixels) is not that good, it is okay to take pictures that you will mostly view them on the phone. I find the RF performance to be a little disappointing, but still better than SonyEricsson (T616 that I used to have). The buttons are a little small, but you will get used to it within a few days. This phone is for you if: - you emphasize more on the looks and feels than functionality - you do not need PDA functionalities - you do not care much about the camera - you do not talk on the phone a lot! (less than 2 hrs a day) Less
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Mr

from Yahoo
Pro: size Con: cost the one i bought did not come with any ear peice enhancesment for the radio the dealer said that how he got it . However if i can get one at no charge it would be good ,i really love the phone just let me know please



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 4, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.46 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Car Charger, Carrying case, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 180 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Stainless Steel
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 4.5 x 1.6 cm (4.2 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 137 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 208 x 208 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Screensavers, Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
SVGA (800 x 600)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
Night mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments -
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