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Nokia 808 PureView

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 reviews of Nokia 808 PureView. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the size and usability are overall positive. The performance and camera also get good feedback. Many are critical about the apps.

portability, camera, performance, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 808 PureView is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 808 PureView


alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Nokia 808 PureView from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the sound and performance. The camera and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reception and price.

portability, usability, camera, performance, sound

price, reception

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 808 PureView Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia 808 PureView Sim Free Mobile Phone - WhiteNokia 808 Pureview white

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 808 PureView


alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Nokia 808 PureView from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and camera also get good comments. Many are less positive about the apps and connectivity. Reviews about the reception and size are different.

performance, camera, portability, usability, design

connectivity, apps

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 808 PureView Unlocked Phone with a 41 MP Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics--U.S. Warranty (White)Nokia 808 PureView Black Factory Unlocked 41MP GPS

May, 2015

Expert review by: Rossi Fernandes (

Nokia 808 PureView Review


Nokia's PureView 808 is designed to offer mobile phone users a delectable camera for the avid handset photographer. While it may have accomplished that, the big question really is – can it do more than just take great pictures? That's what we're here...

The PureView 808 comes with a price tag of 33,899, which is a little too steep for the handset, especially with competitors in the Android-powered gang (Xperia S, HTC One X) in the same range. They might not able to offer the same kind of camera...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Nokia 808 PureView ( unlocked)


The Nokia 808 PureView was an immediate hit at Mobile World Congress in February, for one reason and one reason alone: its jaw-dropping 41-megapixel camera commanded attention. Never intended for U.S. markets, the PureView runs on the Symbian OS,...

The Nokia 808 PureView 's excellent, envelope-pushing 41-megapixel camera will satisfy photo enthusiasts. It also has strong battery life, an HDMI port, and steady call quality.

A slower processor doesn't match the 808 PureView's camera prowess, and it's saddled with a bulky body, a cramped virtual keyboard, and software that's behind the curve.

Even if you're only interested in its sharp, innovative camera, the Nokia 808 PureView's weak Symbian Belle OS and slower processor make it a questionable investment considering the price, especially since Symbian's days are numbered.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (

Nokia 808 PureView: Análisis


Estamos sin lugar a dudas ante la innovación técnica más destacada de los últimos años por parte de Nokia. Un giro de tuerca inesperado que ha sabido dar sentido a esos interminables megapíxeles que tanto aburrían en el mercado, y que sobre todo, nunca...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Nokia 808 PureView: Best camera ever in a phone is not enough to buoy sinking Symbian


Summary: Nokia has reigned in camera phone technology over the years and the 808 PureView demonstrates the pinnacle of their imaging success. However, the camera is partnered with a dead OS that holds it back, especially with a price of $699 before tax...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Nokia 808 PureView Review


The Nokia 808 PureView is a great demonstration of what good hardware paired with excellent software is capable of--at least when it comes to the camera. It's not just the oversized 41MP sensor, but the PureView technology that goes along with it that...

Takes amazing photos and videos, Attractive design, Good Maps and Navigation apps

Outdated Symbian operating system, Low-resolution display, No HDR mode, Much fewer apps than Android and iOS

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Alexandra Chang (

Awesome Camera, Agonizing Everything Else


The Nokia 808 PureView is captivating because of one feature, and one feature alone: the on-board 41-megapixel camera. Everything else about it is a disaster.

Jul, 2012

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Nokia 808 PureView (Unlocked)


The Nokia 808 PureView is a curious unlocked smartphone with an amazing camera, but virtually no appeal to U.S. consumers otherwise.

Groundbreaking 41-megapixel camera. Unlocked; compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G networks. Nifty screen lock switch

No 4G. Call connection issues. Archaic Symbian OS is a relic. Hit-or-miss touch response. Few apps. Some preloaded apps are broken. Expensive even for an unlocked phone. Poor battery life

The Nokia 808 PureView ($699 list) is an engineering exercise and a collector's item. It's also a near-total failure as a modern smartphone. It packs an amazing 41-megapixel camera sensor, but thanks to an exceedingly long development time, the 808...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mat Smith (

Nokia 808 PureView review: the future of mobile imaging, wrapped in the smartphone past


More InfoNokia announces 808 PureView: Symbian Belle, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera!Nokia 808 PureView impressions, camera showdown with the

Best cameraphone ever ; Superb video and audio recording ; Screen easily viewable outdoors

Low-res display ; App store lacks the range and breadth of rivals ; Symbian Belle OS is temperamental and unintuitive

The PureView 808 is easily the best cameraphone yet. But if you're obsessed with imaging quality, be prepared to compromise on performance and usability.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Davies (

Nokia 808 PureView Review


Excitement, about a Symbian phone? The Nokia 808 PureView has forced many to reconsider their platform loyalties by virtue of its big number boast: 41-megapixels of camera goodness. The surprise stand-out of Mobile World Congress, the 808 PureView is...

In the end, though, even the fact that we’re comparing the 808 PureView to DSLRs is testament to Nokia’s achievement. Few people will actually go out and buy it themselves, but then the 808 is really a test bench for PureView technology, a...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (

Nokia 808 PureView 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...

Beats every other cameraphone by a wide margin ; 38-megapixel photos are surprisingly good ; Great call quality

Web browser is unusable ; Symbian Belle feels like a terrible imitation of Android ; Low-res display ; Camera hump is a hindrance

A camera that can make phone calls — or something more?

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Broadcom
Processor Number:BCM2763


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Symbian
Operating System Version:NOKIA/SYMBIAN
Operator:3 / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:Broadcom
Processor Number:BCM2763
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