Nokia 808 PureView beats an Olympus PEN E-PL2 camera in blind test

Nokia 808 PureView beats an Olympus PEN E-PL2 camera in blind test
The Nokia 808 PureView has been put through its paces in a blind test against a couple of popular smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 4S and the HTC One X, plus the previous cameraphone lead from the company the Nokia N8.

What made the test interesting is not that the 808 PureView beats all the other smartphones, which was to be expected, but that it also got an edge against a quality standalone camera - the Olympus PEN E-PL2 - with 570 vs 243 votes in Nokia's favor.

The quality of the shots from the Olympus cam and the Nokia 808 PureView was apparently hard to tell from each other, and users even gave an overwhelming preference to the samples from the 808 PureView in the blind test. Another, not-so-blind test gave a preference to the shots from Nokia's phone with the PureView technology as well last week.

source: GSMArena

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808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)



1. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010


4. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

phone camera! ;)

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Better leave my dslr at home

3. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

It's probably more appropriate to call it a phone-camera than camera-phone.

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

camera lvl: nokia

6. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

not only does it have a great camera but also an FM Radio. Long as it has voice guided navigation in drive mode I can be bought on this one. Nokia say they are going to lute PrevIews on a Windows phone.

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012


8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

hey PA when are you making a review for this phone

9. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

good job GSMArena (and PA for spreading the news).

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Pure View is the greatest thing that Nokia ever produced. It marks the beginning of the end of point and shoot cameras.

11. Dr_fajardo

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

was the easy blind test ever.

12. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

14. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

When does it come to Australia-the Nokia 808 Pureview PhoneCam!

15. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

miss the old times where there are no trolls lurking around

16. Joankethly

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The durability must be the basis of most of the respondents. For Nokia is known for its durable phones. Who agrees? attract attention in social media

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