It would have been an excellent phone 2 years ago, except maybe the battery...
Can anyone state with surety what Imaging Sensors are in the Nokia 9? Imaging Sensors are one of the 3 weak points of this smartphone.
Buxz777, 08 Apr 2019I've owned the phone and sent it back.... Battery life is poor... Plus it takes over 2 hour... moreActually they bring updates to the table quite often. I presume you refere to Nokia 8. Well, this one does not have the greatest camera in the world, people expect fixes that do not exist. The camera won't take better pictures, no matter wjat they think.
I've owned the phone and sent it back....
Battery life is poor... Plus it takes over 2 hours to charge from 37% to full..... Fingerprint sensor is rubbish... OK Google doesn't even work on an android one handset.... Its a pain to use with the gear S3 smartwatch compared to other phones and doesn't always auto connect....video recording comes from one of the tiny sensors... The speaker isn't very good.... The phones best automatic setting for night shots is iso 6400 and 1/33s shutter... Night results aren't great... You can improve them handheld at iso 1000-2000 with 1/4s shutter speed of by using the flash in certain situations... The depth mapping is really bad and needs lots of work in most situations... It takes great daytime photos... The jpegs have lots of over sharpening... The raw files are better but you need to do work on them for the best results... Processing speed are slow and the fusion system doesn't process images when the screen is off which is strange
A quick look on Nokia forums shows me they haven't been fixing previously reported bugs on old phones .... Let alone the completely different Nokia 9 with complex algorithms and 5 lens camera system
The phone is selling at 550 pounds in the UK at the minute and no one bar die hard Nokia enthusiasts should buy it... No one even knows if a software update will come... Even if it does there is so much wrong what will they fix
I'm sorry but for what you get in daytime shots is not worth giving up on things one better video... Better low light performance... Better bokeh and subject separation... Fingerprint scanners that actually work and batteries that charge much quicker and last much longer
Save your money people
Nokia 808 is the king of mobile phone photography..
real PureView ❤
Who jump to the battery life page first and get disappointed latter?
lpl, 07 Apr 2019First give it a try, then pass judgement. This way you just seem like a hater. Cheers!I would like to appologise to all the persons who didn't understand my posts, and yes ? I should give a try to this phone but I will not.
Why? It's because there is no optimization, and the overselling on a device which boards 1year old SOC.
If at the very beginning the Android One, and its chinese iteration roms were optimized, this effort will permit them to sell an optimized device and yes we can agree to use outdated components, even smaller evolutions.
Look Fairphones: small brand, outdated components, pricey as top mid-rangers but the OS is optimized and they aren't 30 behind to do it! But why they are still selling phones and no ones complaint again them? It's because the phone is usable.
But be at the place of Nokia 6.x Plus, 7.x Plus, 8.x Plus users, who faced promised updates which provided useless devices, Nokia 8 Sirocco users (Sirocco sounds the top for all Nokia lovers) which they had to complaint on Twitter during several months to obtain software update where all the other high range devices were already tasted the famous part of pie so long promised.
So yes, qualify me as a hater, but when someone buy a service behind a product, then he should receive it, and there is no excuse to understand that the service can't be delivered.
We're on GSMArena, there is many tech people in the world who are reading reviews, and I feel really chocked to still read comments from people who never had any Nokias claiming they are the best devices. They fucked up also the featurephones: Do you imagine a feature phone of 2019 on which you text a reply from the call history you've to re-add manually the phone number???
Look GSMArena themselves, which are really reliable they waited for the first big software update before plan to do the review... So I'm fed up and yes I'm negative, limit not polite, but please stop to agree to hide all the problems around these phones!
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2019Go to seminar for photography... Then you could make a sensible comment ...i agree with you. i am a photographer for almost 30 years now and this phone is the one i can tell fit's for most prof. photographers. this phone is not intended for point and shoot photography joke. being a photographer is not for auto mode its how you make your photo coming from your heart and creativity which is mind. this phone provides that to us photographers not just a phone user/s.
MUSTDOS, 08 Apr 2019P20 pro still looks more processed to me Just look what happens when dynamic range and tona... moreMy point is that it is incorrect to say that Nokia 9 does not produce overly processed images. Go to the 5th page on this review and you'll see what I mean.
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2019Go to seminar for photography... Then you could make a sensible comment ...He speaks about euthanists, not amateurs. Amateur will use phone only, euthanist will gladly spend more for additional control over the image.
I didnt know about trypophobia I thought it will be something related to what have arachnophobia (Its looks like Spider eyes and freaks me out) The way lenses are arranged and being a pureView device they could have gone with Nokia 1020 layout where lenses and most of it would rest in a black circle that could have made it less prominent and maybe even reminiscence a one big lens
Nick Tagataka, 08 Apr 2019"On the bright side, this multi camera crazed phone doesn't produced super overly processed im... moreP20 pro still looks more processed to me
Just look what happens when dynamic range and tonality are in demand at the same time
look at 3rd image counting from (not RAW section)
MUSTDOS, 07 Apr 2019One thing most people miss out on the point of having a larger sensor is the ease of playing w... more"On the bright side, this multi camera crazed phone doesn't produced super overly processed images like the p20"
If you read the article you can tell that it produces one of the most sharpened-looking JPEG among all 2019 high end smartphones. You get more natural look in RAW, but then you can say exactly the same for other phones as well.
.alpha, 07 Apr 2019Really? Of all the phone you have in office you grabbed a P30 Pro and an iPhone X from 2017. H... morePixel 3's HDR+ RAW and iPhone XS' Lightroom HDR RAW can capture as much dynamic range as Nokia 9(especially the latter) and do better job at night because the sensor size is quite a bit larger and they don't have to align images from multiple cameras with parallax. But obviously GSMArena decided to use iPhone X instead because, well, they wanted to make this phone look better.
ZolaIII, 07 Apr 2019This happened already:
https://m.gsmarena.com/apples_lcd_supplier_is_looking_for_a_bailout_fr... moreLCD and OLED are complimentary technologies not competing. Sure in phone market OLED lives as upper spec due to being newer technology compared to LCD just so it can checkmark the spec sheet for marketing purposes but truth is only few OLED displays in mobile phones are quality panels, all others are very mediocre with massive issues. But same can be said for LCD as well but technology itself has matured so issues are not that spread out.
If you are talking about TV panels I can contest that LCD still remains superior. I myself have the newest AF9 from Sony with LG OLED panel but with Sony tuning and while it's a superior quality panel and experience compared to Sony's own ZD9 series it comes out totally unrealistic with eye bleeding light, unnecessary contrast and saturation. ZD9 has its drawbacks such as viewing at the angle but if you are straight on it is a better experience unless you are a fan of bright colors.
A bit disappointing overall, but - it is first-gen product and obviously had troubled development. I am under impression that it wasn't ready yet, but Nokia had to release it before 855 phones swarm the market - or, even worse, 865 gets announced/released.
Hopefully they will fix these bugs and tune camera related software. Yes, this phone should be used in RAW... but regardless, even enthusiasts/pros sometimes need quick result on the move, there's no reason why default JPG and RAW-JPG conversion would not be better tuned.
Luckily I don't need a phone right now, so I will keep an eye on how this phone is being patched up. If nothing else, I am expecting there will be PureView 10 at some point... and at least two other brands have have announced cooperation with Light, so PureView is just an entry into this territory, not the best or final statement.
I do agree that people who care about photography should be considering 1" sensor as minimum for quality results. I do carry Sony RX100 with me most of the time... but not ALL of the time, and idea of having best possible phone camera is attractive. I'm hoping that this camera design - if not this phone - will give me that; maybe not today - but in foreseeable future.