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Retro chic: Nokia 808 PureView vs Xperia Z2 photo samples pop up

0. phoneArena 30 Apr 2014, 02:40 posted on

Can the oldie Nokia 808 PureView with its Symbian platform take on a fresh Android flagship with a 20 MP camera, like the Xperia Z2? If that question has been bugging you, and taking away from your sleep at night, you'd be delighted to hear that someone has snapped a few comparison shots between the Z2 and the 808 PureView...

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posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:42 14

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


xperia

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:18 14

15. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


and as they say, HATERS gonna HATE! Kudos to SONY, Xperia Z2 all the way!

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:19 8

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


really? just look at the oversharpening on the first two images on Z2. I am not trolling just pointing the winner. This is old problem of sony. My cousin's Cybershot has a nice image on the viewfinder when you focus, but after snapping the pic, the post processing ruins everything.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 08:04

41. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


My Cyber-shot DSC-WX150 takes AMAZING pictures and videos. The stabilization is AMAZING and 10x optical zoom. Low light shots are FASCINATING. And it cost only 240 euros. I have to agree that I would prefer a slightly lower amount of post processing, but at that price point I can't really find a better camera. Noise levels are basically zero.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:56 3

40. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I'm a fan of Nokia, Sony has done amazing job in Z2 camera, great phone.
& don't forget that 808 has produce great photos after discontinue symbian update. I can't forget that it has biggest sensor than any other phones.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:02 4

43. Maddy (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Nope ... First why 5mp 808 why not 38 ? ..it should be between 38mp vs 20mp
you will find the real winner then..!!

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 23:06 1

53. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


not really!pictures are overexposed with less details in compare to 808!!

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:44 11

2. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


KING NOKIA !

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:47 1

38. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I think nokia wins in details.....z2 did good in reducing noise and whiteness in the pictures

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 07:53 5

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


808 is 2011 model. And still produce better photos, and no doubt it has biggest sensor than any other phones.
Long live 808+symbian.

Z2 has done better job. Great phone.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 09:37 1

46. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


And thanks to Elop, we don't see how far Symbian can go.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:49 14

3. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I think both are equally decent for a smartphone camera. I'm giving it to Z2 because of its waterproof body and the fact that there isn't a bulge. But clearly Nokia is still going strong with 808 after so many years!

posted on 01 May 2014, 00:51 1

55. mousesports (Posts: 274; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


omfg .. "because of the waterproof " ? here its a test of pictures not a test of waterproof .. OMFG ! The winner its 808 !

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:53 5

4. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


I think that I would have to say just based on the comparison photos above and nothing else I would have to give the win to the Nokia 808. The photos just seem to have less noise and better color reproduction to them.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:55 1

5. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Awful photos, tons of noise and blurrish on pic 6, unatural color from pic 5..

Either the photographer failed to capture, of the phone themselves born to be this awful.

Glad I own neither

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:09 7

12. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


What's good for you then?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:19 12

17. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Spamsung LOL!

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 20:17

52. refillable (Posts: 1047; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I am waiting for an epic battle of the Spam LG guy against this guy.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:56 6

6. jhaw19 (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


shot # 1 Nokia, the rest Z2 .last sample z2 better white balance as per reference

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 02:56 4

7. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


In the second image, the Z2 is way better (sharper with better colours, you can clearly see the numbers in the board far away). The other two images, they are more or less equally good (although I prefer the Z2 colour in the third image).

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:01 3

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Neither of these camera phones holds much appeal. I find a small dedicated camera like the RX100 is miles ahead of any camera phone.

Now if I think "my phone comes with a free camera", like a box of Crackerjacks comes with a free prize, then I would probably pick the Z2. It doesn't offer natural colors compared to the 808, but it offers a more compact design and good resolution and sharpness. This is enough to make it my choice of Crackerjack prize.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:08 5

11. Mr.Torture (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


I'm telling this to all my friends for years. No phone camera, no matter how good it is, can match a good compact camera.
And speaking of RX100, this is a beast for itself. I do not have it, but judging by all reviews, and by sample photos I saw, it is one amazing peace of hardware.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:06 2

24. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


+1 for the point. I have the RX100 II. Its very compact and takes some outstanding shots.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 06:25 1

27. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


RX100 is the monster !!! 1' sensor make all the difference.

posted on 01 May 2014, 01:26

56. preetmalhotra (Posts: 109; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Are you nuts?
RX100 is costlier than some DSLRs!!
No point in comparing RX100 with smartphones!

BTW, if you want to compare ur RX100 with 808, either get a 808 first or go tohttp://forum.pureviewclub.com/index.php?topic=587.0
and then talk!!!
:D

posted on 01 May 2014, 03:33

58. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Dslr are for pro photographers. RX100 is easy to use and takes great shots and can easily rival smartphones in compactness. I carry it most of the times and can forget that it is in my pocket. And no 1020 or 808 can rival its image quality. And if $450 is expensive for such a great gadget sorry for you. Btw you know how much 1020 costs?

posted on 03 May 2014, 09:24

60. preetmalhotra (Posts: 109; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


lol..it's not expensive for me I guess, as u can visit my profile and can judge yourself!
:D
You are again not getting me..
DSLRs are for pro photographers! Exactly, but here what I'm trying to say is that Point 'n' Shoot RX100 is even costlier than some DSLR which gives us a clue of its superior image clarity, thats why there's no point; or if you want to compare 808/1020
with the best, then you can actually find many web portals doing the same, and getting enough satisfactory results for both!

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:04 7

9. Mr.Torture (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Both cameras are amazing, no doubt. The thrilling thing is that 808PV is still doing this well, almost two years after announcement. And, beside all negativity towards Sony (from majority of portals), just another prove that Sony done it right this time.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:05

10. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Done it right like what?

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 03:11 5

13. Mr.Torture (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Like everything. From display, to build quality, to finally excellent camera.

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