Revolutionary is one of the best words to describe the Pureview 808 from Nokia. As the name suggests, this phone really does offer the highest visual display quality and you will encounter a viewing experience that is second to none in the current market. We had started to think that Nokia had played their hand in the smartphone game and we wouldn’t see anything else major emerging from this great name in telecommunications.
The main event of this particular handset is the amazing high resolution 41 MP camera that comes with a variety of incredible features including 1/1.2 sensor size, 3xlossless zoom and neutral density filter. Its predecessor, the Nokia N8 boasted a 12 MP shutter which was a hug hit in itself, now it has been completely surpassed and Nokia really have hit the mark for people who want a phone with a decent quality camera. This exceptional camera is of a standard that some professionals would be in awe of and, with the Nokia PureView Pro Imaging technology, Xenon flash and renowned Carl Zeiss optics lens; this phone really does offer people some amazing technology. As well as having fabulous camera features, you can also record video on this handset with the full HD video recorder which boasts 1080p at 30 frames per second and 4x video zoom, multiple shooting modes and integrated video editor.
The Nokia PureView has a crisp and clear 4 inch multi-touch AMOLED ClearBlack display which is designed using Corning Gorilla Glass in order to protect against scratching and damage. With a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels and the exclusive Dolby surround sound, you will be able to view your pictured and videos in clear quality whenever you want. You are also able to share media wirelessly with any other NFC enabled device or use an HDMI cable to attach the phone to your television directly.
Of course there are plenty of other brilliant features attached to this handset. You will find a whopping 16 GB of internal storage which is important for saving all the videos and pictures you take, and you have the capacity to add a memory card to boost the memory up to 48 GB if needed. It comes with the latest 1.3 GHz ARM 11 CPU which is currently hosting the Nokia Belle operating system. There are plenty of applications that you can download from the Nokia Store and the handset will support various services including Nokia Chat, Google Talk and Windows Live Messenger.
This phone is a must see for people who like to use the camera feature on their mobile. Nokia have pushed the technological limits in order to make this a unique addition to the smart phone market. The one downside of the PureView, and perhaps the biggest source of its limited appeal, is the Symbian operating system. While Symbian is one of the most popular operating systems in use, it has now been abandoned by Nokia in favour of Windows Phone.
Buying a phone running on an operating system that is no longer supported by its chief manufacturer is not an appealing prospect for many. Software updates will not be available, and the prospects for new apps will rapidly diminish. Nokia VP of Worldwide Developer Relations, Richard Kerris, has stated that Nokia has plans to introduce a PureView camera on some of its upcoming Windows Phones, and that this would take place “very soon”. These PureView Windows handsets are likely to run on Windows Phone 8 and be released shortly after the Microsoft OS hits the market in the next few months.