The Nokia 9 PureView is on sale at up to $350 off at Best Buy

The Nokia 9 PureView is on sale at up to $350 off at Best Buy
The Nokia 9 PureView was the brand's first flagship smartphone released in a number of years, as well as the first high-end model marketed by HMD Global, a small company founded just a few years ago that took the reins after Microsoft pretty much buried the Finland-based mobile industry veteran.

But as excited as we were about the return of the iconic PureView brand, which used to be synonymous with unrivaled camera technology, we obviously couldn't turn a blind eye to all the glaring flaws of the Snapdragon 845-powered Nokia 9, starting with that somewhat outdated chipset (by 2019 flagship standards) and a woefully misguided penta-lens setup.

Of course, when we reviewed the Nokia 9 PureView, we held it to the normal standards of its $700 price tag, but the 6-incher got a decent discount before it even started shipping in the US. Several authorized retailers took the deals to the next level in the ensuing months, and now the divisive handset is on sale at its lowest ever price. Instead of coughing up seven, six, or five Benjamins, those willing to activate the Android One phone on AT&T right off the bat are looking at spending a measly $349.99 at Best Buy today.

You can save a whole lot of money by choosing to activate the Nokia 9 "later" as well, which basically means you'll be getting the handset unlocked with absolutely no strings attached. In that case, you need to spend $399.99, which is arguably still a great price to pay for a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space, a beautiful P-OLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels, and a premium water-resistant build. Just keep in mind you won't be able to use this GSM-only device on carriers like Verizon or Sprint.

Also, the cameras and in-display fingerprint scanner will most likely remain frustrating, but at a price of 350 or 400 bucks, you can probably overlook some of the Nokia 9 PureView's shortcomings given the aforementioned list of strong points. Not to mention the impending Android 10 update.

Check out the deal here


 

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9 PureView
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3320 mAh

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3 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Only thing frustrating for me about the camera is how it is to switch between camera modes. The processing time for photos needs to be faster, but I’ve grown accustomed to it. The in-display fingerprint reader is still TRASH. Other than that, the phone performed exceptionally well, takes amazing photos, and what you can do with the RAW images due to the amount of information captured (more than any other smartphone) is phenomenal. The Nokia 9 Pureview is currently the best Nokia branded smartphone available by wide margin when taking into account factual aspects of the phone that can be measured against other Nokia branded smartphones. It has far better cameras, better IP rating, far better performance, and far better (higher) screen resolution. (The 8.1 and 7.2 do beat it when it comes to having bigger batteries that are better optimized, and they do match its built in memory, while having having memory expansion). This is a fantastic deal for a very good smartphone.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

Let’s also not forget that HMD was recently rated the best when it comes to Android updates, recently updating its fleet of smartphones faster than all other Android OEM’s. They also provide at least 2 years of full OS updates and 3 years of security updates (even for their non-Android One smartphones). That makes this deal for the best Nokia branded smartphone available anywhere today, the Nokia 9 PureView, even sweeter.

3. Venom

Posts: 3802; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

$350 is a better price for the device than the bloated $700 that it was before. Although imo the 7.1 is still the better device its successor also being just as good. There's also the Pixel 3A phones that imo are a better bargain. I just think the Pureview was a huge letdown from what it could have been.

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