Conclusion: We have two conclusions, one for current Symbian users and one for anyone coming from an alternate OS. For Symbian users happy with their experiences so far and intent on getting the best camera phone out there, the Nokia 808 PureView will be a dream come true. We really can't over-emphasise how impressed we were with its camera. Get it - it's literally a no brainer. For anyone coming from another operating system.
Pros: Best cameraphone available, Best HD video capture on a phone, Great connectivity options
Cons: Dated OS, Low resolution screen, Poor app support
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Conclusion: The Nokia 808 PureView is not for everyone, mainly due to its high SIM free price and lack of availability through UK operators. For those of you out there that loved your Nokia N8 s with its 12MP camera you’ll love the Nokia 808 PureView with its 41MP camera and increased display and storage capacity.
Summary: Back in the good old days when Nokia was still at the top of the chain, one of the strongest features of their flagship devices is its camera. Earlier this year, the Finnish company has once again shocked the mobile world with the release of the Nokia PureView 808 with its 41MP image sensor. Sadly, however, the phone was forced to take the back seat to give way to the Lumia handsets.
Conclusion: Conclusions 48 hours is not long enough to draw firm conclusions about a packed smartphone like the Nokia 808, but I am liking it already, as it hasn’t disappointed yet. It has been a good start with the 808 PureView, but as always I shall put it through its paces over a period of time before drawing my final conclusions about it.
Conclusion: The Nokia 808 PureView does all that I need really well. In my earlier first impressions article , I detailed how easy it was to set it up for my daily use in terms of installing required apps. The Belle apps ecosystem isn’t anywhere near what obtains on iOS and Android, but it has more than enough for my needs. I am sure that there will be those whose needs may not be so adequately covered. In which case, a competing platform would be suitable for them.
Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 4 (applications, updates, summary)
All About Symbian
8 August 2012
Summary: In part 1 , I looked at the Nokia 808's hardware, in part 2a, I showed how PureView works , in part 2b, I tested the 808 head to head with its predecessors , in part 2c, I looked at the new Camera interface and in p art 2d, I looked at the 808's video capture capabilities , including the Rich Recording system. Most recently, in part 3, I looked at the 808's OS, performance and multimedia functionality .
Excerpt: It’s fair to say that having once being top dog in the mobile phone world, Nokia have struggled to really make an impact in the western smartphone market. However, the Finnish company are going the right way about challenging the dominance of Samsung, Apple and HTC by manufacturing a range of excellent new phones.