Neo 808i: Small phone that actually looks cool

There are quite a few “very small phones” out and about now, but this is one I’ve happened across while writing a column for Etihad’s in-flight magazine. It isn’t available in Australia (it’s a UK / Middle Eastern phone), but it’s interesting enough that I thought I’d share the info – if you’re OS, you could always try nabbing one if you’re in those neighbourhoods.

Full specs and more pics after the jump.Black-808i.jpg

The Neo 808i claims to be “world’s smallest full-featured” handset (though the M500 probably beats it out). It’s got a stylish brushed aluminium finish, GSM/GPRS, 1.2Mp camera, audio & video recording, MP3 & MP4 playback, microSD support, and Bluetooth. WAP is there too, though not exactly a ‘feature’, and FM Radio is there, though apparently through a network-assisted packet mode of some kind, which is weird.

If you’re going this small, though, you are probably really just after a stylish handset that will tuck away anywhere, and this really looks to fit that billing. I for one would be happy to see this hit the local scene.

Official Site [Neo]


“¢ Dimensions : 41 x 72 x 14mm
“¢ Weight : 90 g

Operating Frequency
“¢ Tri-Band GSM / GPRS – 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
“¢ Automatic switching between bands for seamless coverage.

“¢ 262K colors, TFT 26mm x 21mm

User Interface
“¢ MTK6217
“¢ Quick keys optimized for quick access to MP3 / MP4 players and camera.

O/S Functions
“¢ WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10

“¢ Exterior made from Brushed Aluminum
“¢ Black / Red
“¢ Pink / Grey

Multimedia Functions
“¢ MP3 , MP4 Players (Listen to thousands of songs thanks to expandable Micro SD Card Slot).
“¢ FM Radio
“¢ Camera
“¢ Video Recorder
“¢ Audio Recorder

“¢ Image Editor
“¢ Health – BMI calculator & Menstrual calculator
“¢ Converters – Currency, Length , Weight
“¢ Calculator
“¢ Stop Watch
“¢ Games
“¢ Melody Composer
“¢ E – Book reader
“¢ World Clock

“¢ Calendar
“¢ Multiple Alarms
“¢ Address Book up to 1,000 entries
“¢ To Do List

“¢ Adaptive keys to 5 way directional Jog. Allocate various applications to soft keys to gain direct access.
“¢ Quick key for Camera functions.
“¢ Quick key for Silent mode.
“¢ Speed Dial

“¢ SMS
“¢ MMS
“¢ Audio Messaging and recording
“¢ Predictive text input

“¢ Bluetooth with data transferSMS
“¢ USB bi-directional
“¢ Internet via GPRS
“¢ WAP

“¢ 128mb Built in memory shared with phone software.
“¢ Free 128mb Micro SD Card – Expandable to 1 GB
“¢ Internet via GPRS
“¢ WAP

Voice Features
“¢ Integrated Hands Free Speaker
“¢ Voice Recorder

Internet Browser
“¢ XHTML over WAP 2.0 (GPRS)
“¢ Browser Cache
“¢ WAP Bookmarks
“¢ WAP security Cache

Call Management
“¢ Speed Dialing from contact list
“¢ Call Logs – Incoming, outgoing & missed calls
“¢ Auto Answer with car kit

“¢ 530 mAh Li, Specially packed
“¢ Standby Time maximum 100 hours
“¢ Talk Time maximum 100 minutes
“¢ Re-Charge Time 120 minutes

Box Content
“¢ 808i
“¢ Charger
“¢ USB Cable
“¢ Earphones/Microphones Stereo
“¢ 2 x Batteries
“¢ Free Color Coded knitted sock type cover
“¢ Free Color Coded Lanyard neck strap
“¢ Manual
“¢ CD