Nokia 808 PureView vs Nokia N8 video sample comparisons emerge

Nokia 808 PureView vs Nokia N8 video sample comparisons emerge
The cameraphone to take the best pictures - Nokia 808 PureView - got announced two months and change ago at the MWC expo, and made it to the retail shelves last week

We've seen many promo shots and videos from it, mainly from Nokia itself, but now that it is available to purchase, we are expecting a bunch if improvised ones as well.

One of the most interesting things about the monster 41MP PureView camera module is how it compares with the previous imaging king in smartphones - the Nokia N8. Its 12MP sensor with Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash is nothing to sniff at, and now we have video samples that compare the new 808 PureView with the oldie but goldie Nokia N8. Color saturation and contrast are higher by default on the Nokia 808 PureView in the HD videos, while footage from the Nokia N8 looks better-lit, but it's the level of detail, clarity and framing space that ring in the main difference. 

Have a look for yourself in the video samples below, and marvel at the details and sharpness that Nokia 808 PureView can produce in low light conditions. Here's to this greatness arriving in a slimmer Windows Phone for Verizon.

source: PureViewClub

Related phones

808 PureView
  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.50h 3G talk time)
  • Display 3.5" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 12.1 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.83h 3G talk time)



1. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

808 wins. But n8 stays second compare to any smartphones today.

2. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Nice comparison, but the cameraman seems to move the N8 faster than the 808, which causes its video to blur. :|

3. ehas423

Posts: 18; Member since: May 24, 2012

To think that no smartphone in the market today can rival N8's camera and now here comes 808. Other OEMs will have a hard time catching up with pureview. Nokia better put this to wp 8 and it'll be home run.

4. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

LOL I'd like to see the 4S compare to this! Or any other phone for that matter

7. a_rob

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

There's already plenty of reviews popping up - some of my favourites are: GMSArena Compared: * Nokia 808 PureView (8MP PureView mode) * HTC One X * iPhone 4S * Samsung Galaxy S III * Nokia N8 (downsampled from 12MP to 8MP) * Olympus E-PL2 interchangable lens, large sensor camera (downsampled from 12MP to 8MP) And then a 2nd shoot out: * Nokia 808 PureView (38MP Full res) * Canon EOS 5D Mark III * Olympus E-PL2 interchangable lens, large sensor camera * iPhone 4S Pretty damn inpressive!

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I remember wanting the N8 so badly (and I'd still love one), and it's still amazing (those low-light shots are impressive), but I'd spend the extra money for the 808 hands down

6. nuadar1

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Automatic white balance is waaaaaaaaaay off in that first video and shifting is even more annoying

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