Nokia 808 PureView stunned us with its powerful 41.0Megapixel camera though with an ancient Symbian operating system delivered via the latest Belle version. The phone surpassed our benchmarks with insanely decent pictures but failed miserably in other areas, it sounds unrealistic to overpower a phone in one element while maintaining an affordable price tag at the expense of other important features. Nokia 808 PureView will for sure grab several awards in photography as it showcases Nokia’s sophisticated camera technology; it will do wonders for photographers out there, but if you’re looking for an all round smart phone, look elsewhere. A 41.0Migapixels camera may not be something most phone manufactures are considering at this point-in-time; however, we expect it to trigger camera improvements for upcoming devices by a reasonable margin with a few extra bucks, but don’t expect miracles.
Apart from a decent camera, there’s not much to talk about Nokia 808 PureView, as other features are miles away from our benchmarks. As of now, most high-end smart phones such as Samsung Galaxy Note
have settled for an 8.0Megapixel camera leaving the entire segment to actual cameras. Even actual cameras don’t have a 41.0Megapixel sensor except for pricy ones. The phone has already won its first pre-launch award at the 2012 mobile congress in Barcelona as the best device though little is known about its other specifications. Samples of videos and photos taken by Nokia PureView’s camera continue to emerge with some photos weighing in excess of 10MB each. The phone’s design isn’t the best we’ve seen neither is it the worst, the front panel is largely occupied by a 4.0inch capacitive screen while the main attraction (41.0Megapixel camera to be specific) sits around the back cover. Nokia’s devices are often weighty, at 169g; Nokia 808 PureView is not an exception though it’s notably 13.9mm thin to fit in small pockets.
Nokia 808 PureView comes with several manual controls to select various photo options incase you don’t want to utilize the full capability of a 41.0Megapixel camera. For a phone running on Symbian Belle, expect a simple user interface though most users would have preferred windows or Android on this device. Under the hood is a 1.3GHz processor that will seamlessly handle just any Symbian app we know of. The 4.0inch screen utilizes a scratch resistant corning glass, decent 360×640 pixels screen resolution, AMOLED and Nokia ClearBlack technology to render crisp and sharp text as well as images. There’s 16GB internal storage which can be expanded using a MicroSD card up to 32GB. The primary camera is further enhanced by auto-focus, Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss Optics.
Nokia 808 PureView/RM-807 Features/Specifications;
- Operating System: Nokia Symbian Belle
- Processor: Single-core 1.3GHz ARM-11
- Display : 4.0inch (360x640p) (184ppi) AMOLED, Capacitive, 16m colors
- Camera: Pri: 41.0Megapixel (7152x5368p), Sec: VGA, Digital zoom
- Storage: Up to 32GB MicroSD, 16GB Internal storage, 512 RAM, 1GB ROM
- Connectivity: USB, MicroUSB v2.0, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
- Internet: 14.4Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA, 802.11b/g/nWiFi, DLNA
- Other ft: GPS, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
- Battery: Standard Lithium ion 1400mAh
Nokia 808 PureView/RM-807Price in Kenya: (unavailable)