Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 PureView has the most ambitious camera ever placed on a phone. The camera on the Nokia 808 PureView has a 41 MP sensor, capable of taking 2, 3, 5, 8 and 38 MP shots. The sensor is twice the size of the one on the Nokia N8, with optics also being provided by Carl Zeiss. The camera is able to take 1080p video. A Xenon flash is provided for still shots and a LED light can provide illumination for video.
The camera is placed on mobile phone hardware and software that has seen better days. The 4-inch screen nHD (360 x 640) first seen on the Nokia E7 is circa 2010 technology. The HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity is circa 2010. And yes, the phone runs on the Symbian operating system.

This phone will appeal to those who prioritize the camera over smartphone functionality. Symbian, while a fine operating system does not have the app environment of Apple's iOS, Google's Android or even Microsofts Windows Phone. I am not sure if this phone will be coming to the Philippines. If it does, the camera will probably convince a fair number of people to stick with Symbian a bit longer.



  1. Good device!! However, you cannot enjoy the clarity unless you have a screen to view the images of such a resolution. To me anything more than 12 MP is not going to be good unless, you are a professional(I mean real professional photographer, not some monkeys with DSLRs!!!). 12 MP is more than enough for a mobile - I would not recommend to go for a mobile with anything greater than 8 MP.

    1. Agreed. Too many megapixels becomes irrelevant. The 1/1.2'' sensor is the more interesting aspect, although that is still a lot smaller than you will find in a DSLR.

  2. monkey with a DSLRMarch 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    This phone is on my wishlist.
    Obsession with quality is a generic trait and not limited to professionals.


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