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
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...
Conclusion: We admit that we paid the bulk of our attention in the review to the camera on the Nokia 808 PureView, because we were mesmerized by what the 41MP module is capable of. As a phone the handset functions as good as it gets with Symbian, especially if you have some experience with this mobile OS, then...
Pros: Groundbreaking PureView camera technology, Good sunlight visibility, Excellent Nokia Rich Recording audio, Free offline voice-guided navigation in most countries
Cons: Symbian lacks in apps, browsing and user-friendliness, Low screen pixel density, Chunky and hefty design
Summary: Nokia had revolutionized the mobile camera market with the launch of the 5.0-megapixel N95 in 2007. Now, after almost five years, the brand tries to do the same with the new 41.0-megapixel sensor toting PureView 808. Will it succeed?
Conclusion: The Nokia 808 PureView is basically a one-trick pony, with a cracking camera attached to an average smartphone that just happens to be saddled with an out-of-favour OS. If you want to treat yourself to a new camera that also acts as a phone, it's certainly worth considering, but given that Nokia has...
Summary: Can the killer camera turn Nokia from zero to hero?
Pros: Amazing camera, Decent 720p output, High quality audio, We liked the 41MP camera, giving the ability to zoom in and still get high resolution 8MP images and 4-inch Gorilla Glass display providing a nice screen size for picture and video playback. The Nokia 808 PureView feels like the development ...
Cons: No contract options, Symbian nearing end, Unprotected camera, Bulky device, We disliked the distinct lack of operator options with the Nokia 808 PureView only available from Amazon at the full SIM free price of around £500. Although this is the same as the iPhone 4S SIM free price it does knock i...
Summary: The Nokia 808 PureView has by far the best snapper we’ve encountered on a smartphone, so keen photographers who can cope with its bulk and the clunky Symbian operating system will want to take a look.
Pros: Fantastic camera, grabs clear Full HD video, impressive battery life, decent performance
Cons: Outdated OS, disappointing virtual keyboard, few apps, chunky body