Nokia 808 PureView With 41mp Camera and Much More

The latest buzz doing rounds in the technology market is about Nokia 808 PureView. Even though this product has a Symbian based platform but it does offer the user with good camera quality, sound and amazing battery life. However, these are not the only reasons to purchase this product there is much more. Let us find out what is it about Nokia 808 PureView that will attract the user to purchase this mobile.

Look and feel

The look and feel of Nokia 808 PureView gives the feeling of a candy bar shape when you hold it in the hand, reason, the upper shape of the handset is thick and the lower part is a bit lanky. Weighing at 169 gms and 14 inches of thickness, this handset is comparatively thicker than the Google Smartphone is. The edges are rounded at the corners giving it a decent look. Overall, it seems a sturdy device when you hold it in the palm of your hand.

The display of this handset contains gorilla glass that is known for being steadfast including 4inches of clear black Amoled display.


The resolution of this handset is that of 360by640 which is rather disappointing when it comes to comparing it with other Smartphone in the market. This results in unimpressive visuals perhaps the reason why the resolution is kept low has something to do with accommodating maximum number of apps for Symbian. Bottom of the phone is a strip that contains multiple buttons from here the user can access the basic functionality easily.

Port facility and other features

Audio port of 3.5mm is located at the top a HDMI port is also available with USB 2.0 port. The HDMI port is within a protective covering to prevent dust accumulation. All the functionality buttons are located on the right hand side of the device, that includes volume, camera and screen lock buttons. If you are on a look out for audio recording then the results will be good as the microphone is sensitive located at the top most of the device to facilitate easy recording. Additionally the microphone contains a rich recording feature that enables in recording clear sound sans voice distortion or background noise distraction.

The backside of the handset contains matt finish protective battery cover that has the functionality of self-lock. This makes it easy to grip and handle. The overall look and feel of the phone is decent and the handset is easy to hold.

Camera functionality

Image Capture

This is probably the best feature that a phone can ever have, a huge 41 mp camera enabled with Carl Zeiss technology and powered with Xenon flash light. This is indeed is more like a camera with a phone. However, let is focus upon the facts rather than what is more obvious to the eye, the user can clearly shoot a 38 or 34 mp image resolution by this camera. The technology behind this camera is that of Carl Zeiss with 5layers of glass to help capture hi-quality images. Therefore, overall it is more like an image sensor than an actual camera to be precise technically.

The images shot via this 41mp camera or image sensor will be a visual treat, natural life like color and clear images. Shooting in dim light or poor light is now relatively easier as the Xenon flash comes in handy to help capture images when the lighting conditions are not favorable.

Video recording

As far as video recording is concerned, you can easily capture 30frames/second with HD quality (1080p) including the feature of 4x zoom for video recording. Just manually tap on the camera to enable the functionality of focus towards sensor. You will find 3 basic functionalities like creative, automatic and scenes.

Creative gives the freedom to make settings as required; this includes sharpness, quality, color tones, modes, aspect ratio, saturation, and contrast and picture resolution.

Automatic mode makes the adjustments automatically and you need not get bothered by enabling the functionalities manually. The scene modes help in setting related to scenes.

Apps and OS (Operating System)

The OS of Nokia consists of Belle feature packs, this is similar to Symbian code with a few tweaks and some added features. FP1 (Belle) is a good update especially for users who already have Symbian powered device. The only drawback it seems to have is that of 16 bit graphics.

If you are using the mobile browsing then you may be disappointed by the slow performance. The functionalities of pinch and zoom are not well supported. To be able to experience good browsing you will require installing Opera Mobile or Mini, this will help you get through with basic browsing through mobile. As far as apps are concerned with 512MB these are rather sluggish in loading.

Multimedia capability

When it comes to the multimedia capability, the performance of this phone is not any better than predecessor. The music player is good in both the modes (landscape and portrait). The landscape mode has more functionality to offer including the album scan. You can easily store music and videos with its 16GB memory. Nokia 808 PureView is supportive of almost all the audio formats, so, now you need not worry about file conversion.

The sound quality is that of DDP (Dolby Digital Plus) and Dolby Headphone that gives amazing sound quality. Club to it the technology of active noise cancellation that makes it more of a portable music device. You will be surprised by the ability to playback at most 720p and 1080pHD videos easily.

For all those who love listening to FM with RDS will be more than happy with the technical aspects and the capacity to deliver clear sound and Dolby music output. Of course, you will still need to plug in Dolby enabled headphones for experiencing the same. Flicking among stations is easy with simple finger touch. The user will also be able to make settings to tweak radio playback to enable good quality. On the bonus, you will be surprised to find an app for enabling connection to various other devices to be able to stream content.

The Audio recording is made easy by Recorder app to experience hi-quality audio. This will come in handy for students who are involved in journalism or for those who are more tech-savvy when it comes to recording lectures.

Listening to audio through speaker located at the backside of the handset is satisfactory. The sound is clear and loud especially when you enable the functionality of speaker. Therefore, now you can easily put on the speaker functionality for listening to loud music or turn it on to get the feel of owning a music device.

Battery performance

Nokia is known to provide good battery backup for all its devices; same can be said for Nokia 808 PureView. The strategy of placing an ARM11 architecture processor, amazingly this works and you will be able to survive 1 ½ day without having to charge the device (1400 mAh Li-ion 5.3Wh battery). Nevertheless, if you are recording HD videos then the output will be somewhere around 5 hours of battery time. You need to remember to turn off the WiFi when not in use as this phone too like other devices consume battery with unnecessary apps and programs running for longer without being used.


With Nokia 808 PureView, this is one of the best camera-phone until date. The price of this device is estimated to be Rs.31,000 approx. When we look at the product overall, it is a good product loaded with features, good looks armed with ARM11 technology to save power consumption.

The best feature of this phone being the camera, picture quality, video and the capacity to record clear audio. These features surely are enough to attract majority of users who are avid amateur photographers, and those who want to record videos without bothering to carry loads of equipments. Additionally voice clarity for calling is what each one is more concerned about, here it does makes sense to many users.

In conclusion, a phone with massive camera, hi-picture and video quality, good battery life and amazing recording is what you get with Nokia 808 PureView. How successful this product will be only time will tell but as for now this does seem to be what will attract the users in technology market to grab.

Article Source: Semeli_Karen_McPherson

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