Nokia 808 PureView

Verge Review

At Mobile World Congress this year, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop cast a wary eye over the catalog of shiny new phones introduced by his competitors and posed the challenge, "which ones will you remember?" At the time, I was asking him why the Finnish company he’s in charge of was introducing the 808 PureView with Symbian on board when, by Nokia’s own admission, that operating system was already on its way out. Elop’s laconic response encapsulated this phone’s entire raison d'être: the PureView...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.55 inches
Weight 0.37 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Operating system Symbian
Launch OS version Belle

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.88 inches
Width 2.37 inches
Thickness 0.55 inches
Weight 0.37 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Loudspeaker Mono
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology AMOLED
Pixel arrangement RGBW (PenTile)
Resolution (Y) 640 px
Resolution (X) 360 px
PPI 184
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer TI
Model 4377622
Clock speed 1.3 GHz

GPU

Manufacturer Broadcom
Model BCM2763

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 0.3 megapixels
Video resolution 480p
Video framerate 30

Rear Camera

Resolution 41 megapixels
Flash Xenon
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30

Software

Operating system Symbian
Launch OS version Belle

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Proprietary

Sensors

Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1400 mAh
Removable Yes

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by jistark (Previously owned)

    "So, why should I get it?", I got asked everytime they saw me taking pictures with it. And it is tough to say something from scratch.

    So let me get this straight: the camera is amazing — the 41-megapixel sensor makes any photo taken more vivid, sharp and defined, even in low light; no phone can get better than this today! But this is NOT the smartphone you would expect from Nokia in2012.

    It lacks a current generation operating system - Symbian Belle, whose last update was last year, and it's roots are way before the launch of the iPhone in 2007. That makes uncomfortable to use; I've got network problems (despite being on one of the best operators in my country), poor performance (aside of the camera) and an empty ecosystem without most of the apps we all know and use.

    You would expect from a phone with such a terrific camera, that you can get those pics to Instagram. No way. And yes, believe me, today that's a frustration.

    Is the Pureview a hope for Nokia? Yes. As soon as we see this technology in the new Windows Phone Lumia lineup… and it better come sooner than later.

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    • Design 7
    • Display 7
    • Camera(s) 10
    • Reception / call quality 7
    • Performance 4
    • Software 2
    • Battery life 5
    • Ecosystem 1
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