Nokia 9 PureView Hands-On: A cutting-edge Nokia flagship headed to The States!

The Nokia 9 PureView is official and it’s coming to the U.S. – the first flagship from the HMD Global-backed Nokia brand to do so! You’ve seen the leaks, you’ve heard the rumors, and yes – the five cameras are a reality, but they work unlike any multi-camera implementations you’ve seen on phones before.
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44 Comments

1. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

LG G6 with 5 cameras. Nice.

2. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nokia's epic comeback

3. warcraft

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 03, 2017

Totally worth the price

4. LawnBoy

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

Good start

5. rsiders

Posts: 1860; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The battery capacity.... And no mention of video recording capabilities so I'll have to wait and see with this one.

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 404; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

3320mAh

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21336; Member since: May 28, 2014

I was hoping for larger, around 4000mAh or more. I hope it’s well optimized.

22. dimas

Posts: 3253; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Agree. I don't mind paying for a year-old soc, sd845 is great, but having no sd card expansion and have at least 3,500mah battery? I hope nokia can still change their specs for nokia 9, releasing a 9s series in 6 months or something like that.

33. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

rumors r already there for SD 855 version of N 9 in around Sept ,19. 1 more thing ,,Nokia Clearly said it LIMITED PRODUCTION MODEL ,, means successor is already on its way

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

$699 is a good price. Glad it's coming to the US.

23. dimas

Posts: 3253; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Nokia 9 vs. Galaxy s10e vs. Pixel 3. I don't care if they don't have the same soc and price, their camera comparison should be very interesting.

7. Vogue1985

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

So far, I like what I see.

8. shoman94

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

No Band 71... No band 12.... That's a big DOH!

9. b2386

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

kinda disappointed, tbh. Was hoping some of those cameras would be zoom or wide angle, not a bunch of monochromes. If bokeh is your primary interest, then I guess this is the phone for you...but Iooks like I definitely will be going for the P30 now.

19. Nubrand9

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 19, 2017

I think 9 pureview focus on photo quality, the detail, dynamic range, night shooting etc. Not in versatility.

34. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

well to be honest , no smartphone camera with tiny sensor/optics cant give zoom,wide angle matching biiger cameras. Color,Detail,Dynamic range,Nightscenes(they r catching really fast) ,,contrast,saturations,, these r factors in which u can expect smartphones camera to not only match digital cameras,,but beating them too

10. adecvat

Posts: 600; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Trash. No wide-angle lens, telephoto, no OIS. "Cameraphone"

24. dimas

Posts: 3253; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I can ditch telephoto lens anytime. Let's be honest here, you don't spend lots of time adjusting your background blur just for social media uploads.

35. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Nokia 9 with 1200 layers of spatial mapping can match big camers blurr effct ,,leave alone smartphones gimmick telephoto

30. rsiders

Posts: 1860; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Trash? Don't even bother looking at the demo they just showed in the video.lol The images are freaking impressive.

12. OneLove123

Posts: 783; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Sd845 for $700 is a little too much imo.

36. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

price is for 5 cameras tech and phone,display qualtiy

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 21336; Member since: May 28, 2014

So much for those claims that HMD wouldn’t release this in the U.S., lol. Anyway, Take. My. Money! The photos shot with the Nokia 9 Pureview were stunning, and I am pleasantly surprised by the co-imaging processor and other efforts that went into the N9PV’s 5 camera setup. This phone is gorgeous! And the $699 price tag, while I would have preferred the $599 price tag, isn’t bad at all for what we are getting. I’m a bit disappointed by the battery capacity, though. I was hoping for 4000mAh or better, but I’m hoping that it’s well optimized. We also now know that the 845 chipset was needed due to achieve the 5 camera setup, and it isn’t a bad chipset by any means. Can’t wait to see full reviews of this! So far, great job, HMD!

15. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This was definitely worth the wait. Picking it up as soon as it goes on sale.

16. Venom

Posts: 2996; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's amazing that Nokia has finally justified that backside, but unfortunately I don't think the Pureview is for me. I won't be copping that jawn. Kudos to Nokia for finally getting the US market some much needed attention. I think the Pureview is going to be a phone that will turn a few heads especially with the price compared to the overpriced flagship phones.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21336; Member since: May 28, 2014

The penta lense setup was always justified. It’s innovation, and technology moves ever forward. HMD has also been giving the U.S. attention since before the launch of the Nokia 9 Pureview, with it launching smartphones on three North American carriers, and smartphones that were already available in U.S. outlets. I’m definitely copping this jawn even though it’s not “universally unlocked”, as it supports the future proof GSM networks. The launch price its at is what the beta testing Google Pixel 3/3XL should have launched at, if not less.

26. Venom

Posts: 2996; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol what the heck is your problem? No one said anything about universally unlocked or GSM networks. What are you getting so defensive about? I just gave props to the Pureview and complimented that it should definitely turn some heads with the price compared to the overpriced flagship phones. I just said that it's not for me, so get over it. Lol you're grasping at straws so much that you are deflecting by bringing up the Pixel phones.

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21336; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao so who said anything about anyone saying something about “universally unlocked” or “GSM networks”? What’s YOUR problem? Why are you making something out of nothing? Why are you being so dramatic and defensive over my response? I didn’t attack your comment, so stop being so dramatic and get over it. What I said about the Pixels was spot on and my OPINION on the matter. Stop attacking me because of it.

38. Venom

Posts: 2996; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You responded to me. Don't try to deflect. I just said that I wasn't going to get the Pureview and you got in your feelings about it going on about universally unlocked phones and a bunch of other things that are irrelevant to the discussion.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 21336; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao I never claimed I didn’t respond to you. Don’t try and change the facts to suit your false narrative. I didn’t attack your comment, I just gave my opinion about the Nokia 9 Pureview vs a smartphone running a similar version of Android. I don’t know why YOU got in your feelings about me mentioning universally unlocked, but nothing I said was irreverent to any conversation. You’re grasping at straws trying to pick a fight.
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