The first thing you would notice about the Nokia 808 PureView is that it is a first of its kind when it comes to picture quality. Packed with a mammoth 41 megapixel camera, the Nokia 808 is very serious about its ability to render high quality images and video. The Nokia 808 PureView is run on the Symbian Belle OS and is commanded by a 1.3 GHz ARM 11 processor. The phone is satisfactorily responsive with 512 MB of RAM, although that is still lower than other phones in a similar price range.
This Nokia phone’s display is an ample 4-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with an adequate resolution of 640 x 360 pixels. The most amazing feature of this phone is definitely its camera, which will leave you spellbound with the results it shows. It is widely claimed to be among the best camera phones seen in the market.
The extremely powerful 41 megapixels camera comes with a 4x digital zoom function accompanied by an effective Xenon flash. The secondary front-facing camera is 0.3 megapixel and can be used for video calls. The Autofocus on the camera is extremely helpful and makes photography on the mobile quite fun and easy. Similarly, the video shooting clarity on the device is quite exceptional. Additionally, the phone comes with an abundance of camera features such as Red-eye reduction, Carl Zeiss optics, Touch focus, Geo-tagging and Face detection. Nokia has now promised to provide their customers with a superb sound quality on their devices by joining hands with Dolby Laboratories, the audio clarity being a standout feature of this phone.
The phone is bulky in its presence and weighs in at 169 g. The edges of the phone have a curved finish to them. The display is well protected by the tried and tested Corning Gorilla Glass. The display has an ambient light detector and brightness control which serve their purpose by helping to conserve battery. The device also comes with an orientation sensor (accelerometer) which understands the position in which the device is held so as to adjust the display for optimized viewing.
Storage and Battery
The device comes with an internal memory of 16 GB and 1 GB ROM. The expandable memory slot allows up to 32 GB extra memory via a micro SD card for your music collection. The phone is powered by a 1400 mAh, Li-Ion battery which promises a talk time of 9 hours on 2G and 6.5 hours on 3G networks.
Connectivity and Features
The phone comes with a WAP pre-installed browser. With this Symbian based mobile phone you can stay connected to the internet via GPRS and EDGE technology which transfer data over the 2G spectrum. For a better online browsing experience you can be connected to the internet using the 3G network which provides a much better data transfer rate. In addition to these features, one can always connect to the internet through a WiFi network as this phone is WiFi capable.
Using the Bluetooth feature one can transfer data and exchange files to trusted devices in a smaller range. The same function can be done using the micro USB port. Additionally, the phone supports GPS through Nokia Maps which provide GPS tracking and can generate multiple map views.
One of the best features of the Nokia 808 PureView is undoubtedly its sound quality. The device comes packed with Dolby Digital Plus technology and Dolby Headphone Enhancement technology that adds immense value to the overall audio experience of the user. The device also comes with a built-in FM radio.
In addition to the Ambient Light Sensor and Accelerometer this Nokia phone comes with a Proximity sensor for voice calls, a Magnetometer and a Compass. The Magnetometer provides a 3 dimensional orientation of the phone with respect to the earth, which when combined into this phone, make for some very interesting apps.
Important apps that are bundled into the phone include Youtube and Instant Messaging. The phone also contains social networking apps like Facebook and Twitter so as to keep you in touch with friends and family whenever you wish.
The phone has a few apps for the business minded customers as well. These are Document Viewer and Pushmail. Document Viewer allows you to save and edit documents on your device while Pushmail is for those users who require continuous access to their Email box. Additionally, the phone comes with FOTA (Firmware Over the Air) and FOTI (Firmware over the Internet) which allow the user to update their firmwares via the service provider or online in an easy manner.
Best. Camera-phone. Ever.
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14 Jun, 2012
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