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Nokia 808 PureView Review

0. phoneArena 25 Jun 2012, 09:55 posted on

What's the difference between innovation and an upgrade? Real innovation is when you do something nobody has done before you, that was deemed impossible or not worth pursuing. In the Nokia 808 PureView, which has been conceived and tweaked in Nokia's R&D labs for the last five years we have these markings of ...

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posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:28 4

19. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


symbian isn't as ugly as it used to be
atleast with symbian we have more frequent updates

i kinda want this...

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:05 2

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


!!! HERE IS MATH TASK !!!

For example:

1) Operating System 'A' was updated two times this year and each of two updates was containing five improvements.

2) Operating System 'B' was updated ten times this year and each of ten updates was containing one improvement.

So, OS 'B' was updated more times than OS 'A', does it mean OS 'B' is better ?

Strange that people used to decide about how good OS is by count of updates... :)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:15 2

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


true story!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 15:22 3

47. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Well, i bought my N8 in december 2010 with Symbian^3 onboard. In next year i got Anna and Belle updates. If u compare S^3 and Belle, there are more differences than Android brought at the same time scale.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 15:27 1

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm talking not about that, I just say that it is nonsense to decide about how good OS by count of updates. Because not quantity of updates are important but quality.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 23:11

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


his point was that the system is getting more attention and improvements instead of the long drawn out periods between updates compared to older symbian phones

you're suggesting that frequent updates seen are bad how so?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 05:14

97. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"you're suggesting that frequent updates seen are bad how so?"

I'm not saying that. Read comment #24 and try to understand.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 16:38 3

58. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Belle is barely able to catch up Froyo so..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 00:07

73. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Ah.. Froyo times... It was back when u couldn't install apps on your external drives, ending up with one or two big games installed on main memory, and not able to install more app ?. Those were really great times!

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 02:47 2

86. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Comparing S60v3 to Belle FP1 kills your entire argument. If you haven't used Belle, just say so. Otherwise, you appear like a rabid dog.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 16:02 2

54. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


this OS sucks and I use nokia n8

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 02:48 3

87. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


Which OS on the N8? It's changed a bit since 2010, as you may know.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 20:50

161. xsacha (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Nokia N8 doesn't even have this OS. Belle FP1 has new widgets, mutlitasking UI, it's faster, has new browser, has new camera. Best of all, the hardware specs for running FP1 are 2x that of N8. Twice the RAM, twice the CPU clock, 4-5x the GPU performance.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:39 7

9. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


No other phone can compare with its camera and Dolby sound sorround. Other wise phone also too good.

I love Nokia. I need that type of camera.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 10:45 7

11. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


who soever saying nokia belle is not good check this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l0AkY07PKs&feature=youtu.be

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:08 3

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't say that Symbian Belle is bad OS, but in your opinion how this video proves that Symbian Belle is good OS? I mean it is jut a advertisement. :)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:44 5

21. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-B7fAOUjqs

Belle FP1 64 apps multitasking on cheap Nokia.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 13:28 2

37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, this video is more serious. :)

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 17:17

61. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


is Pureview a cheap phone?
dude, you need to wake up

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 00:09 1

74. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


But that was Nokia 603, not 808.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 20:52

162. xsacha (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


They have same specs (CPU, RAM, GPU, ROM). Also same firmware/OS.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:04 5

14. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


8.5? Too generous, Phone Arena, but very kind of you :)

Camera is outstanding, but the OS associated with said camera, means a no buy from me.

My N8 may not produce the same picture quality as the 808, but Symbian (Belle/Belle FP1) is the main deterrent for me.

My next Nokia purchase will be WP8/Lumia with Pureview.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:26 5

18. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


they gotta mention iphone
pureview camera crushes iphone camera in every single way

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:43 4

20. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


No they can't use iPhone becoz it will look bad and Apple will file a case against PA.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 11:54 3

23. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


This phone serves its purpose perfectly. Not everyone cares about having an amazing phone but want a great camera. The camera on this thing is WAY above anything else on a phone and this phone can still do facebook and all the other little things that 90% of people demand out of a phone. I will never get for myself, it isn't what I am looking for in a phone but I must acknowledge the innovation and the niche that Nokia just made for themselves.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:07 7

25. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nokia 808 is great multimedia device. Both when it comes to content creation (stills/video/audio) and also while enjoying content. U can watch your media on a display with great colors (ClearBlack AMOLED) even in sunny days, when all other displays are just a grey mess. U don't have to install any additional software to enjoy videos whether they are DivX, Xvid, MKV or even FLV, with subtitles and Dolby Digital Plus audio. You can connect your 808 and watch your media on any type of screen, 1080p via HDMI, wirelessly through DLNA or even via A/V link (for older TVs). You can listen to your music on your headphones with Dolby Headphone or on your car's radio (using FM transmitter). You don't need any additional software (like iTunes or Zune) to transfer your files to PC or to 808. You can also connect USB sticks or other USB devices to your 808 (USB on-the-go).

You can operate your device comfortably with one hand in portrait mode (because it's not too huge like usual Android flagship devices). You can operate it comfortably in landscape mode, because whole UI is also landscape designed, unlike in Android, iOS or WP. U can hold it safely while taking a shot, because it's much more safer to hold it this way, unlike it is on anorectic smartphones nowadays.

Built-in browser might not be the best around, but there's also free Opera Mobile available, which is one of the most comfortable and advanced browsers in mobile world. Nokia Store has more than 100k applications (not only 50k like mentioned in review). Oh and i have almost forgot that u also have free lifetime offline navigation, MS Office (which is available only on WP and Symbian) and great battery performance.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:30 3

30. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Great Explanation +1 for your efforts

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:10

26. xplayer (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


PhoneArena Y U NO put video on YOUTUBE ?????????????

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:12 3

27. FAUguy (Posts: 78; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


I'd like to see Motorola, HTC, or Samsung have a high quality camera like this on an Android phone for the US.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:32 4

31. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


It's not possible because no other os has the ability to process such a monster camera, well Nokia will bring it on wp8

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