Design and Hardware
It is an absolute awesome device when it comes to the design philosophy. Nokia 808 Pure View has a rough matte finish. It feels quiet hard, the phone. It almost seems like if you drop it, the floor will crack but the phone wont. The device is quiet heavy weighing at 169g. Your pocket would just feel awkward carrying it.
The phone is thick, it needs to be. Such a huge camera senor and the Carl Zeiss lens. 41 Megapixel wont be incorporated without compromising something, somewhere. On the top right side on the phone, you have the two button volume rocker and on the lower side you have the camera button and that is what its all about. The plastic is of high quality. The phone is slightly curved at the corners.
Nokia has also provided a micro-HDMI port for you to get your multimedia right on your tv or anything that supports HDMI. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass so that you stay scratch resistant. The back cover has is that of flexible plastic covering your microSD card and 1,400MHz battery. The loudspeaker of the phone is placed at the base of the phone making it audible either it is placed down the back or down on the front.
It would just be terrible if we do not cover the 808 Pure View’s camera in great detail. The main lens of the camera and the sensor is provided by Carl Zeiss optics. The primary camera is of 41 Megapixel and the secondary is a VGA camera.
The primary camera takes video in 1080p quality at 30 frames per second. The secondary camera records video in VGA quality. The low light video capturing quality of Nokia 808 Pure View is top class. Even though this phone released in 2012, it can give video capturing qualities of Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC ONE, a run for its money.
The 41 MP camera has a 1/1.2″ sensor. Dont like the feel of the phone? Dont like the fact its Symbian Belle? Dont like ANYTHING at all? Take one photograph from this camera and you will melt and just want to be in love with it. The quality of the photographs is just beautiful. The colors are true, vibrant and captures the exact moment given you have got it under the right settings. The shutter speeds are great and helps reduce the blur. It gives you five time more pixels per image than an 8 MP camera. It is not about the number of pixels but about the pixel size.
Here are some image samples from the camera:
The Nokia has done more than just improve upon the camera from N8. You have seen the Lumia 920’s camera and 808, they are the best in their class. They have loaded the 80 with lots of features. The settings are more enhanced and you see better results. The camera is a keeper and just a bliss of a camera to use. Experience it to believe it. It is shocking how goo the camera performs under low light. No major visible noise whatsoever. Its just so unreal and cool.
Nokia 808 Pure View’s heart lies in Symbian Belle OS. lets face it, it is not an ideal OS for today’s world who is Android Android and Android. I am saying this not just because of the name but it just does not have the applications at all even when compared to the Windows Phone 8. You might have the usual games but then not really. i dont think there are developers “dying” to make it work. Its just not the right set. Anyway, it holds good enough in today’s world of Mobile OS. Not totally replant, just usable.
The Pure View phone has a 4 inch Gorilla Glass AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display. It has a 184ppi pixel density with a resolution of 640×260 pixels. Seems quiet low but the Symbian Belle OS hides it well. The 4 inch screen will be comfortable for you to view videos, browse, type for a longer time but it would stop you from watching the full HD content on the device. The Clear Black technology makes the display look really amazing.
Powered by a 1.3 GHz processor, the phone runs quiet decent. You will experience lag when you navigate through your phone. 808 has a 512 MB RAM which does not help you case at all. A year ago what seems to be like Ice Age to current time power heads of HTC and Samsung, it would have been a good one but now, outdated and old. But as we say, buy t for the camera. It gives you an internal storage of 16GB which is expandable using the microSD cards upto 32GB.
Nokia 808 Pure View is only for Pure View, now you either choose to buy a DSLR for the same aspect, thats your choice. But as a phone this is not bad. If you are too much into applications then this is not your base to operate on. But if you can compromise for the awesome camera it has, GO FOR IT! You get your usual apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp etc so WHY NOT?
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2012, June|
|BODY||Dimensions||123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 cc (4.88 x 2.37 x 0.55 in)|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||360 x 640 pixels, 4.0 inches (~184 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|– Nokia ClearBlack display|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Dolby Digital Plus
– Dolby headphone enhancement
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||16 GB storage, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM|
|Speed||HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go|
|CAMERA||Primary||41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, check quality|
|Features||1/1.2” sensor size, ND filter, up to 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging, face detection|
|Video||Yes, 1080p@30fps, lossless digital zoom, check quality|
|Secondary||Yes, VGA; VGA@30fps video recording|
|FEATURES||OS||Nokia Belle OS|
|CPU||1.3 GHz ARM 11|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|Browser||HTML5, Adobe Flash Lite|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, MIDP 2.1|
|Colors||Black, White, Red|
|– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
– HDMI port
– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Voice memo/command/dial
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
– Predictive text input
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery (BV-4D)|
|Stand-by||Up to 465 h (2G) / Up to 540 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)|
- Value for money8