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Nokia 808 PureView review

Can the killer camera turn Nokia from zero to hero?

In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
The camera is capable of producing shallow depth of field effects, such as seen here.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
Black and White mode is one of a few different options you can choose to shoot in.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
Colours from the Nokia Pureview 808 are represented well, being punchy without being over the top.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 camera
One of the editing options on the Nokia Pureview 808 is cropping, see the original below

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
This is the original of the cropped image above. Both are saved as separate files on the device.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 camera
There aren't many interesting filters, but you can adjust the RGB levels in order to

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
This shot is taken with the camera at fully wide.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
This shot is taken with the full digital zoom employed.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
One of the manual controls on the Pureview is exposure compensation. On this image, the camera has struggled with the brightness range.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
Here, we have upped the exposure compensation in order to produce a brighter, and more accurate, image.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
Here we can see that the metering, which you can't alter, has struggled a little with a bright backlit image.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 s camera
The camera struggles a little with macro focusing. You will need to stand a reasonable distance away when capturing small objects.

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In depth look at the Nokia Pureview 808 camera
Here is an example of one of the digital filters that can be applied post-capture. This gives a slight pinhole camera effect by creating a vignette in the corners.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
SAR Value1.23 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution41 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourWhite
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time9 Hour
Product Model808
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)169 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, EU RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerARM
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionNokia Belle
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density184 ppi
Height123.9 mm
Width60.2 mm
Depth13.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time525 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product Name808 PureView Smartphone
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Orientation Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberA00006310
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

Pure quality

It's time to think differently about photography. Nokia PureView imaging technology turns the world of photography upside down. It takes every bit of image goodness captured by a 41MP sensor and Carl Zeiss lens and turns it into beautifully detailed 5MP images and Full HD videos. Be ready to shoot and share with friends in an instant - all from a rather clever smartphone.

Don't be afraid of the dark

Never miss the moment. Nokia 808 PureView comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens and 41MP megapixel image sensor to maximise available light and create amazing quality images that are comparable to an SLR test.

Package Contents
  • 808 PureView Smartphone
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable
  • Nokia MicroUSB Charger
  • Nokia Stereo Headset
  • Nokia Wrist Strap Black
  • NFC Info Card
  • Quick Guide (User Guide and Product Information Leaflet)
Limited Warranty2 Year