The already inexpensive Nokia 9 PureView gets a $100 discount on Amazon

The already inexpensive Nokia 9 PureView gets a $100 discount on Amazon
The Nokia 9 PureView is pretty much the textbook definition of a mixed bag, sporting a truly unique array of five rear-facing cameras that... are nowhere near as impressive in real life as everyone expected. The high-end handset is also plagued by a somewhat outdated processor, a terribly messy in-display fingerprint sensor, and an unremarkable battery.

Then again, that 6-inch OLED panel with a top-notch resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels (and no actual notch) is quite the head-turner, not to mention you get plenty of internal storage space and memory at a very competitive price point. Said price was reduced by a cool $100 during the first phase of the US pre-order period, and surprise, surprise, the same discount is back on Amazon.
Curiously enough, Best Buy still offers just $50 off the divisive phone's list price with upfront AT&T activations, while B&H Photo Video throws in a massive 10,500 mAh Mophie Encore Plus power bank for free with the full-price Nokia 9 PureView. 

Amazon's renewed deal brings the first Nokia-branded flagship in years well below Samsung's "affordable" Galaxy S10e again, but if money is no object, it's hard to recommend the penta-lens bad boy over a handset with only two shooters slapped to its back. That's because the dual camera setup on the S10e is far less glitchy, not to mention the faster Snapdragon 855 chipset under its hood or the significantly more reliable side-mounted fingerprint reader.

Of course, the hope is the Nokia 9 PureView will get better after a couple (more) software updates. If you're willing to take that chance, now's definitely the time to pull the trigger over on Amazon. Keep in mind that the unlocked device is fully compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks, but not Sprint or Verizon. 

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15 Comments

1. audibot

Posts: 590; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

what the hell you said everything but the flipping price, stupid artcle

5. Subie

Posts: 2269; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

They show Amazon's ad for the phone right after the second paragraph. That ad shows a price of $599.99

6. middlehead

Posts: 428; Member since: May 12, 2014

You're seeing a contextual ad based on page content, that's not PA actually listing the price of the deal they've posted.

11. Subie

Posts: 2269; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Oh ya... good observation.

2. geordie8t1

Posts: 266; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

As much as the concept of this phone is great, in real life the ludicrous processing times for some images are a real thorn in its side, 20+seconds for some shots, not very useful if your trying to snap quickly, not sure if there is a workaround?

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

Doubtful so far, if you have it set to process the RAW images since it process that and the JPEGs simultaneously, and used a co-imaging processor to do it before handing it off to the SD845.

8. Venom

Posts: 2962; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. Of course you obviously will have people trying to make excuses for it.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

So who’s making excuses? No one went against what he said.

12. Venom

Posts: 2962; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I never said anyone did. What are you talking about?

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

You just said that “you will obviously have people trying to make excuses for it”. Don’t deny it now that I pointed it out.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

After the second update the Nokia 9 Pureview has received, the issues it was facing are pretty much fixed, with the exception of in-screen FPS still facing issues. HMD needs to get on top of the situation ASAP and issue a fix that's not going to just break it in a different way again, much like what happens on a near regular basis to iPhones and Pixels when they get pushed software updates. The N9PV has really good performance, snappy, fast and smooth. The camera is a lot better than what it's made out to be, especially after the second update. This is a niche smartphone for photo enthusiasts that love to tinker with their photos, and with the amount of information that gets stored from the RAW photos, one can really produce the most incredible photos on the smartphone, IMO. The only downside to the camera is that amount of time it takes to process the images, since it's processing both the RAW and JPEG files simultaneously. For what this smartphone does, this is a good deal.

7. Venom

Posts: 2962; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

The fact that this phone is already going on sale so soon shows that Nokia has slipped somewhat. Granted, no smartphone these days has released without problems, as some ignorant people have pointed out by deflecting once again. The camera should have been better given the crazy looking setup, but it overall falls into gimmick territory. The Pixel is still the best camera phone just because how easy it is to just point and shoot and come out with a great looking picture. Nokia definitely needs to get this fixed but I can see through some people's fake facade.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

So when other smartphones have sales at launch or soon after, by your logic, that means they have “slipped somewhat”, right? And who’s deflecting? Making comparisons of similar issues isn’t deflecting. It’s making a point. And don’t say that you’re not talking about me, as I’m the only one here that brought up other OEM’s for comparisons sake. Why not just address me directly? And how does the camera fall into “gimmick territory” when it pulls in more information than just about any other smartphone out there, currently? The N9PV has never been about the “point and shoot”, it’s always been about what you do with the image afterwards. That’s why it’s a niche product. The Pixel has already been beaten by several other smartphones, so it isn’t the best. The only one here with any “fake facade”, is you.

13. Venom

Posts: 2962; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Calm down and stop getting so defensive. The Pureview is a disappointment because Nokia dropped the ball. This is evident by the lukewarm reviews it received. Btw, I never said any names. You are the one who jumped up and got all defensive. You are repeating the same rhetoric that has been shot down multiple times in the past. Maybe you should sing a different tune for once. You are trying so hard to sell the Pureview. Why don't you just enjoy it and stop trying to shove your opinion down everyone's throats? The Pixel is the best because it's simplicity and the optimization just can't be beaten.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21323; Member since: May 28, 2014

Calm down and stop getting so aggressive and defensive over questions. The Pureview isn’t a disappointment, much like the Essential Phone was. That’s evident by the same “lukewarm” reviews. Btw, you don’t have to say names when you’re attacking parts of my comment in your comment. Stop being so afraid to own up to what what you’re doing. Nothing I said was shot down, as you can’t shoot down verifiable facts. Maybe YOU should sing a different tune for once, as opposed to what you constantly sing. I don’t need to “sell the Pureview” to anyone. I own it because I want to, and because actual usage by actual users like me point to it being a really good smartphone. Just look at the user reviews posted here, for example. Why don’t you stop trying to convince everyone that you own something that you don’t and just enjoy whatever smartphone that you actually own, as opposed to trying to use that to justify shoving your opinions in everyone’s face? The Pixel isn’t the best, as it’s been beaten by many smartphones in many areas. Don’t look now, but you just tried to shove your opinion of the Pixel, a smartphone you don’t own, down everyone’s throat. Dial down the hypocrisy.

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