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Nokia 808 PureView in focus: Interview with D. Dinning

29 February 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia 808 PureView in focus: Interview with D. Dinning - read the full textThe Nokia 808 PureView certainly made a splash at MWC 2012, pinning the company back on the cameraphone map in an extremely advantageous position. We had Nokia's Damian Dinning tell us more about his team's baby and how it came to be.


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Clearly the cam is wicked (!!!) for a phone, but still compared to a normal cam it won't win, cause sensor size is not the only thing that matters, but still, it may be the best cam-phone, tests and comparisons will show!

But the phone itself is everything but interesting at all for me. It's now low/middle-class and when it will be out (as the interview said, they don't have a date yet, and that means as earliest as Q3/12) it's only low-class. Let's hope Nokia is smart enough to put this fast in better phones on the market! ONLY if this happens, i would give Nokia a chance on the market, but for now, this phone is a outsider and won't help raise marked shares!

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  • 2012-03-01 08:36
  • 9F1C

i love d camra. 1 thing i really hate is its specifications. Nokia should have worked harder 2 make it better.
I love belle, its better than android.

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  • 2012-03-01 08:27
  • uujF

> In reply to Mikael Chuaungo @ 2012-02-29 19:19 from tYVj - click to readWoah, what a lot of wasted space..and disliking fb.. so many complaints in this word.. tsk..

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  • 2012-03-01 08:05
  • NQ90

I'm a Samsung fanboy, currently using Galaxy S2 as main phone and an E-1080F dumbphone as a 2nd but i'm hands down to this phone. Really sick camera!

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  • 2012-03-01 06:01
  • t7PI

y wud you guys even compare a DSLR camera to a cameraphone? tell me, does ur DSLR cam able to make calls?????tsk.tsk.tsk.

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  • 2012-03-01 05:44
  • 9La5

> In reply to Mikael Chuaungo @ 2012-02-29 19:19 from tYVj - click to readGet a life man can you tell me the defination of smartphone not because i don't know i just want to know what Smartphones mean to you guys (Resource hogging,Poor battery,useless extra cores i guess)

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  • 2012-03-01 05:21
  • vbRR

Honestly, this phone will affect the sale of Cameras. Goodmove for Nokia, while everybody is busy updating their operating system since Nokia knows that symbian vs android is a mismatch.

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  • 2012-03-01 05:06
  • P@16

good work gsmarena! this is the best DD interview on 808 so far! and i saw like 3 more

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  • 2012-03-01 04:29
  • LaIW

Nokia, please patent this technology immediately before stolen by that jerk iPhone. Should be invaluable in the future.

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  • 2012-03-01 03:58
  • wrY9

The Nokia 808 sensor is about 5x bigger than most cameraphones out there, so there's nothing crazy or physically impossible about it. There plenty of smartphones with 8Mp cameras or even more, since the 808 sensor is 5 times bigger, it can easily offer 5 times the resolution.

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  • 2012-03-01 03:29
  • L4C$

> In reply to No_Matter @ 2012-02-29 21:50 from 0xys - click to readClearly you don't even know what's aperture and don't know anything about cameras. So don't talk about something that you don't understand so you don't look like a fool.

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  • 2012-03-01 02:57
  • L4C$

Nokia has a camera guy. Apple had (with all due respect) a PR guy. Really Amazing vs What you should think is amazing.

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  • 2012-03-01 02:52
  • IVxI

I only know one semi-pro person with a DSLR, we talked, and he saw the PureView photo samples. Guess what - he'd love to have it in his pocket so that he doesn't have to carry the bag with his Canon with himself all the time. It's not better, but it's really, really good, better than any phone and most compacts. Why complain about nuances, let's be thankful Nokia had the guts to do this. Besides, Symbian is really good, if you're a busy person with a life you don't need quad-core and video games, you just need 10-20 apps for more efficiency, the rest you already get out-of-the-box. I tried dual-core Android and iPhone 4S, sure, impressive phones, but at the end of the day, Symbian gets all things I really need done just as well or better (plus my Nokia never loses signal and the battery life gets me where I want to be).

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  • 2012-03-01 02:49
  • Mtr9

look not little sister digital camera??

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  • 2012-03-01 01:55
  • tug@

Good interview, nice to confirm some details about the tech.

TBH I'd rather see the camera module/tech in a WP7 handset, but Belle is still a great OS and I'm seriously torn between getting a Lumia 800 and the 808 when my plan runs out. Maybe I'll just get both! WP7 is great for communicating; but Belle is more like a PC with file manager, Bluetooth keyboard/mouse, HDMI port and USB-OTG.

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  • 2012-03-01 01:45
  • PFeY

Really... could he be anymore vague on when the availabilty of the 808 will come. He simply just gave a response that made no sense to the question. So there just making it better...right now.

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  • 2012-03-01 00:44
  • I0uD

GSMArena: How excited are Microsoft about this technology?

D. Dinning: That's a really leading question [laughs].

Hah Nokia is hiding something from the world and I love it!!! Their not really into microsoft plus I hate microsoft phones symbian is way better. For android phones ammm downsized image? SO yeh go nokia go!

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  • 2012-03-01 00:28
  • P@cf

GSMArena: Are you going to share the technology?

D.Dinning: No.

Android/Iphone fans will be very bitter with this technology patented to Nokia.

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  • 2012-03-01 00:25
  • v0qx

Excellent phone, oversampling technology a gamechanger. Checking the especifications I can see that this device has every feature all other phones don´t have, neither the AI4S or SGS2. I´ll buy one and will enjoy it a lot!!

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  • 2012-02-29 23:49
  • jDum

> In reply to Mikael Chuaungo @ 2012-02-29 19:19 from tYVj - click to readwhen you don't know anything, you can't argument in this sort. What symbian can't do and other OS can do it, the only problem I will say symbian had, it was the UI that need a better look and improve for usage, otherwise symbian is the swiss knife of OS and it can do many things than all other OS can't do, for example repair a usb key even with windows on pc you can't do it.

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  • 2012-02-29 23:49
  • p5%p

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