The Nokia 808 PureView revisited – it’s awesome!

Mai 27, 2012 in Smartphones

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView

This Wednesday I had some time to play around with the Nokia 808 PureView at the Carl Zeiss plant in Oberkochen, Germany. You already know the details, so I will just give you the basic information on this one:

  • 1,3 GHz Single Core CPU
  • 4.0 inchAmoled by 360×640 px
  • 16 GB internal Storage, microSD-Slot
  • n-WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, FM-Transmitter, DLNA, UPnP
  • USB On-The-Go (USB-Host), HDMI-Out
  • 41-Megapixel camera with 1/1,2 inch sensor and Xenon flash

Image quality

The image quality is impressive and easily competes in the compact camera range. There are no visible artefacts and the sharpness is mind blowing. Especially the fact that there is nearly no noise makes this smartphone a perfect companion for outdoor photography on the go. Whitebalance works in sunlight and neon, anything else needs to be confirmed in a second testing.

The sensor has its problems with light and white motivs which results in completely white patterns. The time from pushing the button to having the actual picture is not the fastest on the market, but quick enough to get a steady shot without any blur.

But ’nuf said. Here is my video and some example pictures I took.

Where there is light, there is also shadow: the Nokia 808 is in itself a wonderful smartphone with a focus on multimedia. It excels in recording sound, pictures and videos. But the old Symbian OS doesn’t cut it anymore. It is outdated, misses essential applications and feels like from the last century – although I like it and will not trade my E7 for the next year or so.