It is a combination of both digital camera and smartphone. There is nothing special with that combination in mobile phones nowadays, but let’s check out this gadget further.
This animal is loaded with a 41MP camera. Of course, the quality image does not all depend on pixel size, but let’s reserve that discussion for another article. Let’s see what the 41MP of this baby has to offer.
Be as creative as you can be with this 41mp camera of the Nokia 808. It has three shooting modes. First is the Automatic, perfect for doing point and shoot. If you want to be a little more in control, go for the Scenes mode, which allows you to tinker more with the settings. The Scenes also includes the special subject modes, such as portrait, landscape and sports. Last but certainly not the least is the Creative mode where you can apply your full imaginative prowess. Know how to set the mood for your images in this mode for it lets you take control of things like color tones, saturation, contrast and sharpness of your pictures. You can also adjust your sensor modes either PureView or full resolution, the same way with the aspect ratio and quality.
The phone’s multiple settings and functions make focusing a little tricky. Setting the shutter to continuous shots takes several steps if you want to take a series of shots.
The settings for the movie mode are similar to a video camera. There are also three main settings, the Auto, Scenes and Creative. Edit your videos on the spot with an integrated video editor. Make videos at high resolutions with its PureView imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics.
Aside from the camera, I was also able to use its mp3 player. I synched a couple of mp3s and listening to the sound quality is quite impressive, both on speakers and headphones. The equalizer function is good to have if you’re fond at listening to hip-hop and R&B songs. The bass really kicks in! You can head to the Nokia Music app if you want to download more songs.
The Nokia 808 and its sim card slot was a stress. I only have one sim card and it’s the regular size one. You need a micro sim for the 808 therefore it became a hassle. So I decided to use it without one instead. Thus, I wasn’t able to enjoy some of its features, like texting, e-mailing and surfing the net.
Doing a bit of work on the go is easy with the PureView. It is packed with apps that I’m sure you will need, like the Office Mobile, Quickoffice and Adobe Reader. Like recent Nokia smartphones this one includes weather, news and travelling programs. If you want more apps, visit the Ovi Store.
For connectivity, the PureView has a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro-USB (v2.0) data. Other features are its OS, the Nokia Belle and memory, a 16 GB internal storage. Its card slot can reach up to 32 GB.
There are multiple buttons located on the right side of the Nokia 808; the lock key, the volume adjuster and at the same time a zoom control for the camera, and the camera button itself. On the top the micro-USB and charger port, 3.5mm audio socket and micro HDMI port.
I’m not that sold on the Nokia 808 PureView’s looks. Although its AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display using a Corning gorilla glass looks good, its exterior layout however, appears odd for it has this ugly hump at the back that might result scratches for the camera and flashlight. It makes the device more difficult to handle, considering it weighs in at a hefty 169g.
The PureView is priced above the P20K mark, which is not bad despite of some flaws, considering you can have a smartphone with a high-end end camera that is almost comparable to a digital camera.
By BASILIO HULLEZA SEPE