Because of the Nokia PV 808 my daily dose of GSMA has increased 10 folds. lol
I've read the review a couple of times then read all the comments and then wait and read some more comments. Truly an awe inspiring camera with a smartphone attached. hahaha!
This comes across as a fair appraisal. The iPhone is the defacto benchmark for touch interfaces and app ecosystem.
The 808 Pureview is now also a benchmark device and will remain relevant in history. From now on, any smartphone released by any manufacturer will always have its camera compared to the 808.
falesh, 23 Jun 2012why cant nokia give higher resolution screens....same old crap 640*360 ...it s***. why cant n... more184 dpi is enough even your hdtv tops at 100 dpi.. Small hd screens just suck batteries.. What you want to stare at your hd screen so close til your nose rub the screen all day? Do that and you'll become a hunchback in no time. In fact i can imagine in the future a group of people enjoying their life with friends taking photos and all and another group with their hunch and hd screen phone splat on their face. Small hd screens just give the ooh ahh for one day and then you'll use it as any other screen...from a distance!
engadget and all the other apple sites should take note, this is how you write a review. 808 = awesome.
PUREVIEW Really means PUREview.
the performance stands with the name! GREAT! awesome!
The best camera is the one you have on you. I own a fantastic DSLR and this is the perfect accompaniment to it. It's better than ALL small sensor compact cameras by a long way, you have to start moving up sensor sizes before you hit comparable quality. You will never miss a shot.
Chuck in the excellent OS, connectivity and everything else makes this the phone to have for everyone who isn't an app monkey.
I think Nokia will sell millions of them if they play their cards right.
Wow! PureView tech is really a WOW! I hope they would bring this kind of tech to their Lumia series!
Anyway, I also hope that Nokia would do something to fix three problems (on camera & video dept.) I saw on this review. Like the focus error, macro mode focusing and auto exposure lock. I hope they would fix this problems through a software update!
Mmm, by the way, is there something you can do on macro mode? If 808 has a large minimal focus, is there something you can do to focus at a shorter distance without zooming? Also, the focusing error, is there something Nokia can do to fix that problem? I know that auto exposure lock can be fix through software update, if Nokia will do that (I hope Nokia will do!). One thing, I hope too that Nokia would also add simultaneous capturing photo while recording video, something HTC and Samsung has done with their smartphones!
Wew! this phone is a real killer in mobile camera business!
yup, but maybe that resolution is enough for a great phone, if you want great resoultion screen, why not just go and buy an lcd tv, then try and shove it inside your pants. this is a 'celphone'!!! maybe too much of an amazing thing is to much for your mind, go troll elsewhere...
nokia, i wish i can read the review until last page but i stopped my reading at screen specification...just 640x360 ??? you must be joking...that kind of resolution is far behind...at least you must have 800x480 to run alongside samsung and others...getting worst..OMG !!!!
I will buy it .... When it has WM8 , I tried iPhone 3GS , now am in love with Android SII ... Looking foreword for trying WMP8 at the end of the year. But Symbian and belle is a BIG No No for me. Didn't empress me at all !
Just one thing to Say....its a CAMERAphone along with pleasing smartphone features....And i have used a Android custom ICS platform and stock AOSP clean Android....Android is for customization ..u will never be satisfied even if most are customized..i'm a happy with Anrdoid...
And i also use N8 with Belle Os...my opinion is Belle is clean,sleek and very responsive along with few looks of android style...Belle is good and quick for daily use and you guys know N8 the little brother of Pureview in cameraphone catergory....so stop saying Os is dead ...done...bcoz you have never used in 1st place .....
Why do you want dual and quad core...when u cant utilize a single core to fullest...remember Numbers dont count the strength of phone or even a PC if not utilized...
And to guys saying will buy a ordinary phone and DSLR to match it...DSLR has its own way...the pureview atleast helps to match close to DSLR quality for a phone...If you wanna DSLR u need to spend 60+ thousand to get a good one and some 1lakh +...and thats for professional photographers.....i say Pureview is for daily enjoyable phtographers who likes to click good quality photos where ever on road,places,ocassions....hope all got it ...
great review by gsmarena,it was quiet emotional,tears filled my eyes when i read the final phrase.i had betrayed nokia after my c6,i became fandroid bought galaxy s,then s2.i was looking for a dslr,now ive shelved my plan and ordered my 808 on ebay.
Thanks GSMA for the Review. I would pay $1000.00 if this camera module comes with a WP8 later this year. I'm Loving this tec.
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2012Symbian doesnt support also it doesnt support arm a8 processorsymbian support hd screen NTT docomo had symbian phone with 1020*600 resolution.nokia had stick with nhd coz none of the apps written for current symbian belle devices runs on it
Belle also allows portrait and landscape views in the homescreens.
Simple, but something that symbian has.
honestly i am more of a fandroid any and i left symbian after my horrible expreince with n97 ! - i've never looked back from then on . I was a regular gsmarena visitor but never read reviews of nokia phones except for lumia 900. Though i did'nt wish to read this either but the hype was irresistible and i decided just to read the 'final words' - and on reading i felt kinda emotional lol never felt like this before - i read the whole review again and again all i have to say is :
'Epic review gsmarena !' - once again you guys have rose to occasion and delivered tack sharp .
I currently own an s3 and was saving money for the cortex A15 quads coming later this year - but now i've decided - 808 is a rare gem to miss and i'll be buying it soon! Never even in my dreams have i though that a symbian phone could impress me to this extent !
Incorrect, belle took out the week view under calendar. Maps doesn't have the weather in more, but you can view the weather in the maps package I believe.
Wow! First of thanks to Gsmarena for there such a brilliant review it was so touchy and informative. Last night i waited til very deep night to read this review but it wasn't uploaded til 4 am. I'm a Nokia fan since very long right now using Nokia e 90 and Samsung Galaxy note. The pureview is madness looking forward to buy one.