No matter what others say 808 is still the best. I have compete with my friends phones (camera only) ranging from S7,S8,Pixel,G6 they still wonder how a 5 year old phone doing this.
still using 808 PV in 2017, too! The only downside is that whatsapp stopped working, but I'd rather continue using the 808 than continue using whatsapp :) I've got a cheap Motorola G4 as a backup, but with no SIM Card in it. Until the day another phone reaches or surpasses the 808 image quality, I'm going to continue using it as my main phone.
JeffSF, 07 Aug 2017The magic of the 808 is not the megapixel count of 41 but how it was able to "blend" those pix... moreExactly.. Nokia 808 sensor is old tech FSI, no OIS, no phase detection.. The 5 year old tech still leads in image quality today..
Now imagine the sensor updated with BSI, OIS, phase detect, HDR+ etc..
That will be the best cameraphone for at least 10 years after it launches
Anonymous, 08 Aug 2017Nokia 808 with single core and 512MB ram can process 38MP photos in 1 second while Nokia 1020 ... moreTaken from Quallcomm website on SD835
"Qualcomm Spectra ISP
The 14-bit Qualcomm SpectraÂ™ 180 ISP supports capture of up to 32 megapixels(only) with zero shutter lag, and offers smooth zoom, fast autofocus and true-to-life colors for improved image quality."
Even today's SD835 can't handle the Nokia 808 41MP sensor
Kyo, 06 Aug 2017What you mentioned might be true but the Nokia n808 didn't sell because when the competition w... moreNokia 808 with single core and 512MB ram can process 38MP photos in 1 second while Nokia 1020 with dual core krait and 1GB ram took 5 seconds to process 38MP photos..
Nokia with symbian is ahead of its time(minus touchscreen interface but it caught up in belle update)
SD835 of today still can't handle 38MP pictures as quick as 808 LOL
TheHater, 06 Aug 2017Sony, please make the IMX500 a 1/1.3" 16mp f1.8 lens with your outstanding SteadyShot EIS for ... moreIf they will do it and really get serious on their phone cameras, then they will eventually shut down the competition. And since that kind of sensor/cam or whatsoever will only be exclusive to Xperias, phone manufacturers will tend to look for another sensor/cam maker that can match that of Sony's. Just saying.
The magic of the 808 is not the megapixel count of 41 but how it was able to "blend" those pixels into a very high quality 8mp image. For that time, it was compared to some of the DSLR in terms of raw image quality (on the pixel level). Still today, 808 can produce natural images with less to none imaging processing compared to today's standards with those oversaturated and oversharpened images that comes from the majority of the phones. It's interesting to imagine how it would be a 2017 808 version with today's high tech on tiny sensors in a 'again' huge sensor. That would destroy every cellphone and probably several mid to high-end range compact cameras around. I still have mine to take pictures on special occasions, especially at night taking advantage of its xenon flash.
Devil GK, 06 Aug 2017Is it better than Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel...?I would say it is if you are viewing large far way images but close up be much the same as the great cameras available now.
so it was before its time. fantastic
Anonymous, 07 Aug 20178 or more megapixels is enough.For your selfies or cats, i agree.
Miss my 808 PV daily :'(
That sensor with today's raw saving capabilities would be perfect..!
I just missed an line talking about the attempt from HTC to use bigger pixels and small resolution called "ultrapixel" in the ending.
zodiacfml, 07 Aug 2017If you read dpreview, it will never get close to a 5D or any DSLR. The 808 is only a 1 inch s... moreI quote from dpreview..
"the 808 has done an excellent job, at least matching the average mid-range DSLR for pixel-level JPEG sharpness, and exceeding the abilities of some..."
There's the link for your reference
Nokia 808 = KING of cameraphone to this day period.
Seriously, the slim smartphone race has taken away quite some useful features like Xenon Flash.. My Nokia N8's Xenon Flash used to take crisp and detailed shot in low-light, something that's missing in current crop of smartphones.. Wish there would be a Nokia 808 reincarnation with the same sensor with enhanced camera features like OIS etc & Lumia 1020's camera app..
I still miss Nokia's 808 41MP. Didn't have 1020 for the lag between shots. And didn't believe in windows platform anyway. It would be just awesome to see HMD take on 41MP Pureview. Just include dedicated procesor, OIS, huge sensor (I mean HUUUGE, like 808), incredible sound recording, HDR, Zeiss optics 1020's photo app. Think about all anticipation. Think about the tensions fans have for that! It would be like Twin Peaks comeback after 25 years! Those phones would be flying like cupkakes! Oh, and don't forget about additional Zeiss lenses for the phone! Like macro, wideangle, telephoto. That would just be huuuuuge!!!
zodiacfml, 07 Aug 2017If you read dpreview, it will never get close to a 5D or any DSLR. The 808 is only a 1 inch s... moreMaybe not 5D Mark III level, but we definitely something even better than what we have today.
We want a Sony RX100 image quality from smartphones.
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2017EIS is crap. Should have OIS.It's because you have never seen it in action for photos.
If SteadyShot EIS works better than OIS for videos, then it should be the same story for photos.