Nokia 808 PureView

68
Engadget
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It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Nokia 808 PureView review: the future of mobile imaging, wrapped in the smartphone past

The PureView 808 is easily the best cameraphone yet. But if you're obsessed with imaging quality, be prepared to compromise on performance and usability.

Pros
  • Best cameraphone everSuperb video and audio recordingScreen easily viewable outdoors
Cons
  • Low-res displayApp store lacks the range and breadth of rivalsSymbian Belle OS is temperamental and unintuitive
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Symbian)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Symbian)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Talk time
2G, 3G (up to11 hour) (up to6.5 hour)
Standby time (max)
540 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1400 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (41 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Flash)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, WMA) (h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (JPEG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Flash)
Email
yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Calculator, Notes, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder
Java
None

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) (UMTS / WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA) (yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
4 inches
Screen resolution
Other (640, 360)
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
RAM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging, USB On-The-Go [host])

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion)

Other features

FM tuner
yes
NFC or RFID payment
yes
TV-out
yes