If you are thinking to buy a mobile phone, than hold off because you have yet another option, it’s the new Nokia 808 Pureview. With its 41 megapixel camera Pureview is the new king of the phone photography. The shape of the phone is somewhat abnormal and it is 13.9 mm thick which is a lot as compared with today’s standards. The phones back is covered by the 41 megapixel sensor, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics and the phones loudspeaker, all of this is fitted in a chromed case. It comes with a 4-inch display screen with a Gorilla glass screen on the front. There is a headphone jack at the top along with a micro USB and Micro HDMI port. Nokia 808 Pureview is a staggering 169 grams which is a huge amount to carry, while the big camera top makes quite top heavy.
The display however is lacking behind, its only 640×360, which means 808 Pureview will give you 230,400 dots on the screen while on the same hand any other smart phone let’s say HTC One X offers 921600 dots. The 4 inched AMOLED screen can be viewed from any side without affecting the view ability. But Nokia didn’t match the quality with appropriate resolution, the camera can get a 38 megapixel still photo but you can view only 0.2 of these on the screen
As far as the camera is concerned Pureview has no competition at all, there are 5 different standards of resolutions available. There is 38 and 34 mega pixel options because the 41 mega pixel sensor is not available, the main difference between these two comes down to cropping. The larger pictures are in 4:3 and smaller ones are in 16:9. The other 3 options are 8,5 or 2, at 5 mega pixel Pureview works just amazingly with full on detail. Furthermore Nokia added the lossless zoom, you can zoom in any picture or while recording a video without losing the actual quality. The video quality is maximum up to 1080p.
The Pureview comes with a 1400mAh battery, which is not that of a good battery. If you keep the phone idle it will survive for days but as soon as you start using the camera and video recording the battery will exhaust in few hours. Then it comes with a 1.3GHz processor which is not powerful as the new quad cores, even the video stutter sometimes, hence it won’t be able to cope up with the high tech camera and massive workload.
Symbian fails yet again, Nokia is so embarrassed by the name that it has changed it to “Nokia Belle”, it lacks the usage of easily accessible media controls and it has a poor web browser. Action like scrolling takes lots of time on the web and in short its horrible using the web on 808. Furthermore loading is the second habit of 808, open a Nokiastore…loading, enter a picture gallery. Loading and it goes on. Nokia belle is neither responsive or stable which are the main elements of any operating system.
The conclusion Nokia has made a phone with an astonishing Camera which have no match with the most frustrating OS you can find.