Big evil tech giant Sumsang steps on Nokias toes. Nokia kicks it to a very deep hole and roars: THIS IS NOKIA!!
Something like that came to my mind after reading that last line. Almost epic, GSMA, almost epic.
BTW, it's funny to watch the battle of popularity between SGS3 and 808 here in GSMA. There have been lots of reviews of both and they are absolutely attention grabbers. Other is one of the greatest inventions in the smartphone world and other is years biggest cash magnet with awesome spec sheet but barely nothing revolutionary. Guess which is which. Some day, Nokia will rise again with WP8 and PureView, and they will also come up with some other great things like PureView.
The camera is amazing, but I won't sell my S2 for this. For pro photos I use my DSLR.
But nokia did a good job.
Love you Nokia. U didn't enter the race of android phones and stick to your own OS and join WP phones with ur own conditions to integrate maps etc. Here comes a master piece in terms of camera plus a veryyyyyy friendly and fast OS belle. Now with WP8 8mm thin polycarbonate unibody phone with dual core and pureview master piece plzz make everyone feel embarrass y they left U when U didn't them. 808 is not a smart phone. It is indeed a super phone.
I can no longer trust pcmag or cnet. the apple bias are wayt too evident. they said that the iphone4s has a better camera!!! n8 beats all other cameraphones. 808 beats n8. why the bias?
amazing!.. that's how you end a review. impressive GSMARENA!... i havent seen any reviews like this.
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nekko, 23 Jun 2012184 dpi is enough even your hdtv tops at 100 dpi.. Small hd screens just suck batteries.. What... moreI'm using a Galaxy Note (and a N8): without wifi, the phone works without problems 2 days with a quite heavy use (when wifi is activated, it searches networks and it eats the battery in less than one day).
And pixel density matters when it comes to read text!
For 50 euro it might sell well;). I just got today my blue SGS 3 so I hope the 8 MPix camera will work fine the coming holiday. Nokia will go bankrupt because it did not listen what ppl want. From hero to zero!
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2012Because of the Nokia PV 808 my daily dose of GSMA has increased 10 folds. lol
I've read the r... morethat makes the two of us my friend.haha.
I really miss the FM transmitter feature. Guess that made into reason #42 why I should buy this phone !
AnonD-56331, 23 Jun 2012O and why would we care about if its pixel density isn't as high as the competition? All that ... morePixel density is perhaps the only one point which makes me hesitate to buy a 808. When you try to read text, you can't read if the text isn't magnified to a quite high level... and there is few text on the screen.
The reflow feature will probably help, but, yes, the pixel density does matter (N8 and Galaxy Note user).
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 !!!!