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Nokia 808 PureView

alaTest has collected and analyzed 732 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The performance and camera are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the apps.

portability, camera, performance, usability, size

apps

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 808 PureView

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Nokia 808 PureView from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and performance. The camera and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reception and price get critical opinions.

portability, usability, camera, performance, reliability

price, reception

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 808 PureView

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Nokia 808 PureView from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and camera are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reception and size. Some have doubts about the apps and connectivity.

performance, camera, portability, usability, design

connectivity, apps

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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
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Expert review by: es.engadget.com (engadget.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (wired.com)

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

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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 (engadget.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 808 PureView review: Photo Finnish

 

The Nokia 808 PureView is the best cameraphone ever made. End of story. Now, how do you proceed from there? And why is this particular phone so hard to write about? How about because a picture is worth a thousand words and we just had a...

38 megapixel autofocus camera with xenon flash and 1080p@30fps video recording ; Two capture modes: 38MP/34MP full-res and 3MP/5MP/8MP PureView ; Camera features: giant 1/1.2" camera sensor, mechanical shutter, ND filter, geotagging, face detection, up...

Symbian ecosystem lags behind Android and iOS ; nHD resolution wears thin on the 4" screen ; The phone is quite bulky and heavy ; Relatively limited 3rd party software availability ; microSIM support

The Nokia 808 PureView is getting a lot of attention - if nothing else, the Finns have sparked people's curiosity to unprecedented levels. This review is just the latest in a series of articles we've posted to try and cover every aspect of the most...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Broadcom
Processor Number:BCM2763

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
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

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:Broadcom
Processor Number:BCM2763
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