Nokia Pure View 808
After a longer gap, Nokia made up for lost time in a big way with the 808 PureView. Introduced at the 2012 Mobile World Congress, the 808 PureView caught everyone off guard with its 41-megapixel camera (just as we see in the Lumia 1020; it uses image oversampling to generate your shots). Photo quality lived up to the hype and it abounded with editing features. That Symbain OS, however, was another matter.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $749.00
The good: The Nokia 808 PureView's excellent, envelope-pushing 41-megapixel camera will satisfy photo enthusiasts. It also has strong battery life, an HDMI port, and steady call quality.
The bad: A slower processor doesn't match the 808 PureView's camera prowess, and it's saddled with a bulky body, a cramped virtual keyboard, and software that's behind the curve.
The bottom line: Even if you're only interested in its sharp, innovative camera, the Nokia 808 PureView's weak Symbian Belle OS and slower processor make it a questionable investment considering the price, especially since Symbian's days are numbered.
July 12, 2013 3:11 PM PDT
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