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. Web browsing is also woefully sluggish.
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.
Summary: The Nokia 808 PureView is a great demonstration of what good hardware paired with excellent software is capable of--at least when it comes to the camera. It's not just the oversized 41MP sensor, but the PureView technology that goes along with it that makes this phone an imaging breakthrough. However, it's clear that Symbian's time has come and gone. If this device ran Windows Phone, then it would be a lot more compelling.
A camera that can make phone calls — or something more?
25 June 2012
Summary: The short and bittersweet conclusion is this: Nokia has produced the greatest cameraphone ever and saddled it with the most antiquated and frustrating OS it could find. You’ll be as astonished by the 808 PureView’s image quality as you will be by Nokia’s audacity in shipping a phone with a dead end operating system that should have been retired from duty years ago.
Pros: Beats every other cameraphone by a wide margin, 38-megapixel photos are surprisingly good, Great call quality
Cons: Web browser is unusable, Symbian Belle feels like a terrible imitation of Android, Low-res display, Camera hump is a hindrance
Summary: Quand Nokia a dévoilé le 808 PureView en février dernier (à l’occasion du MWC à Barcelone), nous avons été impressionnés par la promesse du constructeur vis-à-vis des performances en photo et vidéo du terminal...