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Nokia 808 PureView Hands-on Review

0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2012, 04:42 posted on

Alright, so here it is, probably the last (or one of the very last) Symbian smartphones ever – the Nokia 808 PureView. And boy is this an epic way for Symbian to exit the industry!

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posted on 05 Mar 2012, 09:20 1

81. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


and yet my 680mhz N8 can run apps better than a dual core android.... or a single core one.... each OS handles things differently some OS' need more power simply to be able to handle the OS and the App some dont have the proper algorithims to be efficient so they load on stronger processors to make up for it

that's Android for you

Symbian on the other hand is extremely efficient and it utilizes its chips well... more effectively, properly

don't get confused by big numbers that's for suckers; if it wasn't for nokias history and their explanation of how the camera is used you would just be a sucker for the number 41

so since you're not fooled by the 41mpx and actually look at how its being used... dont get fooled by "dual, quad, octo" cores

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 22:45

85. gavination1322 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


Oh, no, I was never fooled by the Dual vs quad vs single core processors. I'm working with a single core snapdragon that still runs circles around most high end smartphones today. It's all about instruction. I also respect how long Symbian's been in the game as far as OS's go. However, I've always lived on the premise that excellent software would only be that much more excellent with great hardware. Now, we face sort of an apple conundrum. Since they have their own OS (a highly modified version of Linux or Unix, whatever), they don't need as much horsepower to keep up with a computer running mac, because that software was outfitted for that computer. I get that, but if that mac or this phone had the same hardware as the more mainstream models, it'd blow them out of the water. That's why this mid-range processor leaves me with a feeling of lackluster. It could've been better.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 10:28 2

86. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


i see what you're saying, yes more is always a + as long as the battery stays alive hehe

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 14:50

88. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


most definitely need the battery to last, coz otherwise what would be the use of the quad core when the phone blacks out before half the day is gone!

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:50

97. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


what are you smoking? 680mhz running apps better than dual cores?

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 06:46

99. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


yeah like i said its not all about the cpu its about the operating system behind it and how well it manages the system

with my n8 the gpu does most of the work anyway so its not technically just the 680mhz cpu

just look at how badly gingerbread/honeycomb ran some apps its pathetic

and the N8 is still able to multitask with well over 20 apps running in the background (true multitasking)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:51

103. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


do you have an n8? i have one and i tried running multiple apps and it became laggy. compared to 1+ghz with 1gb ram its eating dust.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:01

105. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You owned an N8? That piece of s**t phone can't do s**t!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:10

108. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You have no idea how well the Android phones do multitasking

For instance, there we're totally more than 15 ads running on it's background while the 30+ apps update all at once constantly...

Yet my HD porno running on my SII is still running slick.

If you're saying SLOWER CPUs are the way to go, then I won't be surprised if Nokia goes BACKWARDS on their devices.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:12

109. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You also have to take the RAM into consideration. The only reason why the Iphone and Iphone 4 only needed 512MB Ram is because it doesn't do TRUE multitasking... It only puts to sleep any additional apps you open while opening another one.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:31 1

118. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Judging by your ":technical expertise", I bet you still use an Intel Pentium 4 processor... You said it like "the fewer the CPU, the better...".

Of course that's not always the case.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 11:59

123. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


What he is implying my friend is that pentium 4 processors are better or equal than core i7 processors if you will put it into a PC perspective.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 14:00

126. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


That sounds really dumb and idiotic...

Intel may be doing something wrong here coz they keep on bumping up the Core numbers.

Oh wait a minute, all we need is a Symbian OS and all is fixed. NOT!

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:58

112. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Definitely a Mid Range phone... the whole camera thing is nothing but a GIMMIK. Seriously, who needs 40+ Megapixels on an outdated LCD screen?

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 15:38

83. miki69 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


808 vs N8:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpcportal/6797378378/in/set-72157629487748303

http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpcportal/6797377982/in/set-72157629487748303

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 15:07

90. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


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posted on 15 Mar 2012, 05:20 1

91. rick_mobile (Posts: 323; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


I'm always taking pictures with my phone so this is a serious consideration for me, If the iphone 5 doesn't come with a bigger and better cam modue, then this will be mine, (considering SGS3 doesn't impress us)

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 15:53

95. Tomas (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Dec 2010)


The phone has everything I could every need and an incredible camera. Symbian works fine for me. I live in the U.S. and do NOT want Winphone. Will the 808 work on ATT or T-mobile? Does anyone know?

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 06:03

96. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


its pentaband so it'll work

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 15:52

98. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


take away the camera and this phone is so 2010.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 06:48

100. stylinred (Posts: 50; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


2010 would be the 12mpx 680mhz 256mb ram Nokia N8...

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:52

104. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


and 2010 is 1+ghz and 1gb ram. :-)

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 15:20

131. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


and a higher ppi (more than 200), good applications and a subpar camera. o wait they only have 8mpx. sh!theads never learn.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 02:46

101. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


Oh year, if we took away the duo core processors, then those cool android phones would be what, so 2009???? The point is we can't. Just like the quad core makes the HTC One X cool, the mouth watering camera on this thing makes it way too cool. That's just the way things are.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 06:48

102. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


more pixels more fun eh? well too bad cause the screen wont compensate the camera resolution. the 808 has an amazing camera, ill give em that, but the thing is, the ppi, the the single core processor, the ppi and the screen resolution, they did not improve it. they just focus on the camera because nokia knows its what they are good at. the phone is not a full package. it just have a good camera, thats i.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:04

106. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


The Retina Display is already laughing at the 808 LCD display...

The Nokia 808 is like Rain Man... Can do some pretty awesome shots... but it RETARDED nonetheless...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 11:18

138. rav405 (unregistered)


FYI,808 has amoled clear black display and not a LCD....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 06:14

132. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


you really need to learn more about smartphones before you start talking. The only area where you'll notice a big difference when you compare a phone like the n8 (which i have) and the iphone which a friend has in when you browse the web. And even then, its subjective. When it comes to viewing pictures or videos, that higher resolution om such a small screen, doesn't make much of a difference. I have seen this with my own eyes, and yes i have 20/20 vision.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 06:56

135. megabok (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


stupid. do you know anything about what they call "pixel per inch"? 808's screen is clear yeah, as clear as a squid's ink f**kn homo. its screen and your opinion are both dim.

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 10:18

110. Mekobag (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Good point... at least you KNOW which makes the phone cool. Unlike some hotshots who kept on justifying that 680Mhz and 256MB RAM still beats most phones...

What's next, @stylinred? "The N-Gage Rules"???

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