Nokia 808 PureView Review
Nokia 808 PureView is one of the best cameraphones in the market. Some may frown upon seeing the camera bump at the back of the phone but if you think about it, getting a powerful 41MP camera with just that bump is a thumb up for Nokia. The phone is completely made of plastic, which some could call cheap, but it actually has a good grip and a solid feel. Measuring 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm and weighing 169g, it is a heavy phone and may not work for everyone especially to those who want it easy in the pocket.
The phone comes with a 4" AMOLED display and Gorilla Glass cover. The 360 x 640 pixel screen is not exactly the most powerful but it works just fine. It also offers impressive sunlight legibility. Just above the screen are the secondary camera for video calling, the earpiece, and the proximity and ambient light sensors while below it are the standard Nokia buttons: Menu button in between two call keys. The right side of the Nokia 808 PureView holds the volume rocker, the screen lock slider, and the dedicated shutter key while the left side is bare. The dedicated camera key does a remarkable job by being highly responsive. The top side of the phone gives you the 3.5mm headphone jack, the microUSB port and the microHDMI port while on the bottom side you will see the microphone pinhole. At the back is the phone center of attention – the 41MP camera along with the Xenon flash. There is also a loudspeaker grille at the back.
Nokia 808 PureView’sNokia Belle FP1 OS provides an excellent performance and several new options for better experience. At 1.3GHz, the CPU gives a solid speed. Also, there are well-improved apps, Dolby-enhanced audio, six available homescreens, and a good number of widgets to choose from.
The handheld’s phonebook system is average. It doesn’t offer anything new but is manageable. There is no deep social integration, save for Facebook and Twitter. There is smart dial and voice dial support however. Phone call quality is also good as well as the loudspeaker. Messaging and e-mail pose no problem.
The greatest strength of Nokia 808 PureView which sets it apart from its competitors is its 41MP camera. The phone is definitely for snappers for they would delight on the great amount of details covered and the high level of accuracy of colors. In addition to the powerful camera resolution is the equally functional xenon flash which not all smartphones have. Also, there is a neutral density filter, a regular flash, and all camera options one could probably ask for. The interface is highly manageable as well. Video recording is also excellent and it shares the same interface with the camera.
Nokia 808 PureView gives you a complete set of connectivity options. The mobile browsing interface has no distinctive quality but the well-improved HTML5 support which increased the loading speed of pages and FlashLight 4 support deserve appreciation.