I had this phone for a week now and I do not regret buying it.
Maybe photos are not the best ever made, but they still are incredibly good, detailed, balanced! And the software is not at all soooo slow. Even reasonably quick, at least for the quality of the photos.
I tried DSLR in the past, I had two of them, which I recently sold. If someone is not a professional photographer, I do not se the point in carying kilograms of gear any more.
The rest: best quality in conversation, very good screen, the audio DAC is quite a treat, sound through bluetooth on an audiophile grade system is unexpectidly good and spacious, battery lasts more than one day and everything runs softly.
I never was a Nokia fan in the past, this is my first.
Only complain: too slippery. A case is mandatory, but it spoils the beauty of the device.
Has Nokia / HMD said anything about updates? Had they given you any assurance?
Ah well looks like Apple has me coming back In September againnnnnn
Nick Tagataka, 07 Apr 2019Photos from P30 Pro are definitely not untouched, they are straight-out-of-camera-JPEGs theref... moreHmmm... that makes me wonder how untouched JPEG photo from the Nokia would look like. :\
YUKI93, 07 Apr 2019I don't really care much about Apple on this occasion, sorry about that. But that Huawei leave... morePhotos from P30 Pro are definitely not untouched, they are straight-out-of-camera-JPEGs therefore have all sorts of image processing involved.. GSMArena decided to use manually edited RAW images for Nokia 9 because otherwise you can't get a decent photo out of it. Not the fairest comparison I've seen, but P30 Pro is actually doing a very decent job here.
I don't really care much about Apple on this occasion, sorry about that. But that Huawei leaves a lot to be desired. That car park photo difference between the 9 and the P30 Pro is like day and night, especially when you pixel peep both photo and focus on that black Audi.
Sorry, Huawei. That painting-like photo quality is a big, fat NO-NO for me. If the untouched photo already looked that bad, chances are it wouldn't fair any better with post-process editing.
Gandalfdenvite, 07 Apr 2019No photographer accept these ridiculously long image processing times, and this many bugs/prob... moreNo photographer accept these ridiculously long image processing times? Not for me.
I can bear the time taken for the camera on a Nokia Lumia 1020 running on Windows 10 Mobile to work, so I can definitely do the same with this Android-powered Nokia.
ZolaIII, 07 Apr 2019This happened already:
https://m.gsmarena.com/apples_lcd_supplier_is_looking_for_a_bailout_fr... moreAll companies that use IP68 on their phones want camera behind transparent screen.
It is only possible with oled, not microLED.
Play a video on XZ2 Premium, it is stunning. Much better experience than many phones with oled.
I do not know why ppl have this fetish for pure black. It is not real.
You can look at many stuff at home that are black, none of them is pure black.
Shanti Dope, 07 Apr 2019Right, but between Samsung and LG, I pick LG because their OLED panels cover a wider range of ... moreNokia 808was the only RGB oled so far.
All display makers use pentile oled because it can resist more time against burn in compared to RGB ....
The screens with the widest colour gamut are the LCD of Xperia.
According to colour chart of Phone Arena, XZ2 has the widest gamut among all devices.
It can reach 152% sRGB. S10 is 142%. Iphone X has 100%.
AnonD-860090, 06 Apr 2019And how the other brands do? They don't rewrite/adapt their codes? Why should we be sad for... moreI am not sad for them I'm just saying they were saving time and cost rewritting for latest SoC would require alot of time pushing launch to Q3 or Q4 and they already delayed it alot so they didn't bother
so it's a camera phone with just avarage camera performance? and in top of that, with a buggy software? wow, just wow, "nokia"
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2019JDi just got investmemt from chinese company, not owned by them.
Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi t... moreThis happened already:
LCDs of today back lit simply can not compete with OLED's. VA LED panels simply don't have wide look angles even with quantum dot layer and that is primary reason you won't find them on mobile devices all do they have much better contrast compared to the rest of LCDs. Even Sony switched to OLED's for it's premium offering, TCL had one of three best ever made VA panel's last year. Future is micro led preferable by me on full developed substrate blue led then coated for other two colours (red and green) with micro film layers, but there are other options like white coated individual for RGB to produce WRGB which is more power efficient... While we aren't there yet its been intensively been worked on it as industry also needs more power/cost efficient panels especially for mobile & wearables.
Shanti Dope, 07 Apr 2019So by that, it means that high refresh rate OLEDs will only be made when there are enough dema... moreI read that article about exploring possibility to use plane copper but it's still on the long run. 50 FPS is enough when you don't go under it! You blink all the time and you aren't aware of it. Some pool downs or ups are tricky but still if refresh stays on 50 Hz you won't be able to see anything. Problem is when it goes down under that limit but if it had high refresh rate before slowdown happens their is bigger possibility it won't deep so much or at least not so fast but high refresh rate panels are very un efficient and use much more resources (GPU, DSP, RAM & CPU) to obviously maintain high refresh rate. Qure is better buffer (usually triple) syncing and faster memory subs. On 60 Hz panel when you start an app you have initial cuple of seconds when it drives it on 40~45 frames before hitting 50+ so 90 Hz panel would be optimal so that the start happens above 50 frames & it would still use 25~30% less resources than 120 Hz one. For VR with single display of course refresh needs to be doubled...
wha, 07 Apr 2019i don't know why fan of samsung and fan huawei coming here and bashing it. why not accept the ... moreEveryone learn a bit can be professional photographer, it's not a hard core knowledge, why a photographer use this low performance phone to shoot a photo, since there are a lot of DSLR camera out there, just curious
Dont use screen with so many pixels if you cant afford to put decent battery into your phone.
wha, 07 Apr 2019i don't know why fan of samsung and fan huawei coming here and bashing it. why not accept the ... moreNo photographer accept these ridiculously long image processing times, and this many bugs/problems...!
I have Nokia 8.1 and it is a bug-/problem-hell! HMD is using the "Nokia" brand to fool customers!