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Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

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Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30 - read the full textThe Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders at UK retailers' sites are finally starting to list launch dates. Amazon UK will be the among the first stores to get it. Amazon UK has the 808 PureView (black and white) listed for 500 ($780) with a release date of June 30. That's for a SIM-free phone...

 

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> In reply to Fongy @ 2012-06-28 11:35 from GjjS - click to readDon't worry. There's no way it would be 500GBP with a contract on top. You That really would be ridiculous. You don't pay the full SIM-free price for the phone and have a 2 year contract as well do you?

Likely contracts for the 808 will be around 35GBP, with the 808 supplied for 'free', I snould think.

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  • 2012-06-28 13:21
  • dTC8

No GPU haha, How on earth does the phone work then? Have a display etc? Explain that?

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  • 2012-06-28 12:25
  • MVg6

> In reply to Fongy @ 2012-06-28 11:35 from GjjS - click to readYou mean the much less impressive Lumia Pureview...? ;)

Remember, WP8 will most likely "only" support 20MP cameras; still pretty good, but nowhere near the 38MP of the 808.

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  • 2012-06-28 12:12
  • 3rp0

> In reply to Slevigne_sovok @ 2012-06-28 11:14 from mVx@ - click to readwhen he said "explosive features" he meant it in a literal way. hahahaha.

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  • 2012-06-28 12:01
  • vLxj

> In reply to ahmad @ 2012-06-28 11:08 from mVx@ - click to readsome people may not get what you mean but i did.

very nice way of putting it. so much exact to the point.

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  • 2012-06-28 11:59
  • vLxj

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-06-27 19:03 from fqeK - click to readseems like you are in dissagreement with GSM arena then!!!

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  • 2012-06-28 11:59
  • M5N%

LOL

The war rages on...

I think the genuine, honest question here is, who is actually going to put up £500 to buy this phone ON TOP of a contract?? Especially when the much more attractive Lumia Pureview will be out in a matter of months?

I suspect there will be a lot of supporters for this phone, but very few actual buyers...

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  • 2012-06-28 11:35
  • GjjS

> In reply to ahmad @ 2012-06-28 11:08 from mVx@ - click to readThis phone is better than SG3..the crappy 4cores useless.

Awesome Camera that rock your days!! I love capturing moments with my loveone

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  • 2012-06-28 11:14
  • mVx@

go buy sg3 with new explosive feature...LOL

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  • 2012-06-28 11:08
  • mVx@

It's 1999 SAR in Saudi Arabia (343 GBP).

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  • 2012-06-28 10:20
  • Lbc%

> In reply to Cod3rror @ 2012-06-28 01:11 from ppj7 - click to readThe SIM-free price tag for the N8 was 430GBP when I got mine, but I still got my N8 direct from Nokia on 24 month contract (with T-Mobile) for 20GBP per month, with unlimited data use included. Hardly a rip off.

I have already acknowledged that the OS clunky in comparison to the rest znd the range of apps isn't nearly as wide. For me, the camera and the sat nav are the selling points. I don't want to carry a separate compact camera to parties or a bar. Where the N8 and now the 808 really shine is the ability to take photos with natural colours indoors and/or at night, because of the xenon flash.

I do hope the UK networks do eventually stock the 808. Time will tell.

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  • 2012-06-28 10:09
  • dTBu

> In reply to Ultraman1966 @ 2012-06-27 23:21 from nxDY - click to readConsidering that all thing being more or less fairly being equal, the same can be said of your DSLR:

1.) It is bulky, more bulky than the Nokia 808 PureView;
2.) It is expensive, probably more expensive than the Nokia 808 PureView;
3.) Extra accessories can run up to the hundreds, if not thousands of Euros/Dollars/Pounds;
4.) DSLR is not pocketable, Nokia 808 PureView is more portable;
5.) DSLR can never have 41MP Sensor nor the features and I/O Hardware, no matter what amount of money you throw at it, unless you buy a 41MP Sensor DSLR right away, but then see point #2 again.

So go ahead, buy your DSLR, no pressure. ^_^

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  • 2012-06-28 10:02
  • 7XcB

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-06-27 21:53 from fqeK - click to readhttp://pdadb.net/index.php?m=s...ureview__803

Graphical:Controller: 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
Frame_Buffer:/+VRAM: 128 MiB

http://www.developer.nokia.com...08_PureView/

Graphics Processor
2D/3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0 support
Graphics Memory
128 MB

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  • 2012-06-28 09:58
  • 7XcB

Got it yesterday for INR 27000.ie,$473 as of today's rate.Was a one-time promotion on homeshop18.The camera's far far far ahead of my S2.Just like the ICS browser of my S2 is far ahead of 808's browser.
Some basic comparisons:

Where the S2 leads:
DISPLAY
S2 has more pixels and also a more vibrant sparkling effect.Also,cant seem to use the full 450nits brightness of 808 as mentioned in the gsmarena review.

OS
Android ICS is far ahead of Belle FP1.FULL STOP.Below are some of the main merits of the OS.

BROWSER
S2 is far ahead of 808.The page loading time is same but all other features like scrolling,zooming etc..are better in S2.

SPEED
ofcourse,S2 leads here.Using the 808,you'll have to resign to the fact that you have to see that "loading" icon every now and then.

KEYBOARD
Again,S2 is lot better than 808's but this one,I think I should review it again after using it for sometime.maybe I will feel more comfortable after sometime.



Where the 808 leads:
CAMERA
808 is miles ahead of S2.In everything-quality,noise,colours,size,zoom etc etc etc.Even the aesthetics,the S2's curved body feels more comfortable to use as a camera.

GPS
Both of them connect very fast.But the 808 comes with fully preloaded india maps,something that S2 lacks.

SOUND
808 is better in all-clarity,loudness,headset performance but the default music player again lacks in UI.

CALL QUALITY & RECEPTION
The 808 appears to give better coverage.And the call quality,especially the mic of the 808 is far better.

So,briefing it,an 808 with a 720p Superamoled plus,Dual core and Android would be The King of all phones.

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  • 2012-06-28 09:17
  • uwZ3

Nokia rockssssss, The next Samsung Model will be called 'Galaxy Sbomb series' with fire crackers...!!! Happy New Year.

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  • 2012-06-28 08:08
  • XujU

> In reply to Faust @ 2012-06-27 19:54 from wc7c - click to readand this not the forum for him either. so i don't understand why he is here.

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  • 2012-06-28 07:45
  • vLxj

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-06-27 21:53 from fqeK - click to readIf Gsmarena doen't mentioned about GPU that means it doesn't have GPU LOL so this means Symbian is so powerful that it can do 1080p Video using old ARM11 processor which many dualcore can't do like Samsung Galaxy S Advance (1Ghz Dualcore Novathor chipset)
Nokia is using GPU since ages during those time all manufacturer where stuck with single core 100Mhz processor with no GPU
BTW Nokia PV808 and 701 shares same hardware and chipsets (1.3Ghz ARM11 + Broadcom BCM2763 GPU) the only addition PV808 over 701 have is dedicated ultra powerful image processor to process 41MP
and did you saw how a single core 701 performed better than Dualcore SGS2 in 3D performance(Broadcom BCM2763 vs Mali 400)

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  • 2012-06-28 07:34
  • vbSq

> In reply to topGUN @ 2012-06-28 00:04 from 9FMt - click to readcheck out CMK website, Php24,900 (USD 580) coming this july.

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  • 2012-06-28 07:29
  • vLxj

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-06-27 21:53 from fqeK - click to readOne thing about nokia has been that they do not brag about their products. Most of people do not know that many n series phones had dual cpu, way back. N93 had optical zoom and camcorder like mechanism. E6 had almost 330 ppi screen. So when u think about a powerhouse like 808 , gpu is the most basic thing to have. Did u check gsmarena ? Gpu is more important thing to have than cpu. I have a llano 1.5 ghz quad cpu and dual graphics laptop. It easily outperförms a laptop with much powerful i7 with integrated graphics

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  • 2012-06-28 07:28
  • 7wxx

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