Nokia 808 Pureview: Nokia Pureview from the Best Camera Phone Yet
19 November 2012
Excerpt: The Nokia 808 Pureview is simply the best camera-phone we’ve seen so far. Its more capable than many dedicated cameras and is something to look at if you’re serious about high-quality photos on the go.
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.
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.
Conclusion: 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...
Summary: The Nokia 808 PureView's 41-megapixel camera is a rocket strapped to a rollerskate. It easily trumps all the better smart phone cameras, including the iPhone 4S and the HTC One X. But the Symbian operating system is less easy to use than Android or iOS and has fewer apps.
Pros: Excellent camera that's comparable with compacts; Snapper performs well in low light; Good screen readability under direct sunlight; Robust build; MicroSD card slot.
Cons: Extremely sluggish web browsing; Symbian OS lags behind the competition; Ovi Store needs more apps; Low-resolution display; Hefty and bulky.
Pros: The camera produces the best images of any smartphone. Low noise in stills and videos. Multiple setting options allowing you to adjust for different subjects and lighting.
Cons: Still running on Symbian, though it’s been re-named “Nokia Belle” here in an attempt to escape the shame associated with the Symbian brand. Body is awkwardly shaped and heavy because of the protruding camera. Will set you back 0 — as much as some Micro Four-Thirds systems.
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.
Pros: Best cameraphone available, Best HD video capture on a phone, Great connectivity options
Cons: Dated OS, Low resolution screen, Poor app support
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...