Nokia 808 Pureview Smartphone now £430 Delivered from Expansys
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Nokia 808 Pureview Smartphone now £430 Delivered from Expansys

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Found 21st Aug 2012
I'll take the hit on cold votes for the sake of the few who are after this innovative smartphone, this is the lowest price so far from a UK seller - it's bound to drop in price in the coming months like all other smartphones but for those who can't wait then £430 is a decent enough price

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The fact you said you'd take a hit on the colds is great so have some heat ;-)
did vote god knows what's happened there.
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Mister_E

The fact you said you'd take a hit on the colds is great so have some … The fact you said you'd take a hit on the colds is great so have some heat ;-)



LOL - Thanks! no reverse psychology here - honest, i just know a few folks waiting for the phone to drop in price will appreciate this post

ah, this is the phone with the 41mp camera, strange they put this on a "to be phased out" symbian OS (rebranded "Nokia Belle OS") not windows 7 or later with 8.

Specs gsmarena.com/nok…php


GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2012, February
Status Available. Released 2012, June
BODY Dimensions 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 cc
Weight 169 g
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 4.0 inches (~184 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
- Nokia ClearBlack display
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Dolby headphone enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 16 GB storage, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 33
EDGE Class 33
Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC Yes
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
CAMERA Primary 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, check quality
Features 1/1.2'' sensor size, ND filter, up to 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, lossless digital zoom, LED light, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA; VGA@30fps video recording
FEATURES OS Nokia Belle OS
CPU 1.3 GHz ARM 11
GPU Broadcom BCM2763
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash Lite
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors Black, White, Red
- MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
- HDMI port
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Video/photo editor
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh (BV-4D)
Stand-by Up to 465 h (2G) / Up to 540 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)
MISC SAR US 1.21 W/kg (head) 1.46 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 1.23 W/kg (head)
Price group
TESTS Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 4.698:1 (sunlight)
Loudspeaker Voice 71dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 78dB
Audio quality Noise -89.7dB / Crosstalk -89.0dB
Camera Photo / Video
Battery life Endurance rating 34h


Edited by: "wordsworth" 21st Aug 2012
I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has gone and doesn't have the potential in today's market. They should have built a 41MP Windows Phone 7 instead and added it to their Lumia range. It would probably be one of the best smartphone to compete.

Probably a bit obvious but I'm guessing really it's more visualised as a camera NOT a phone and only there as sort of a tech demo really? I'm guessing they only put Symbian on so they people just have that option for calls and texts...
Edited by: "M0nk3h" 21st Aug 2012
360 x 640 pixel screen with a 41mp camera? lol.
M0nk3h

I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has … I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has gone and doesn't have the potential in today's market. They should have built a 41MP Windows Phone 7 instead and added it to their Lumia range. It would probably be one of the best smartphone to compete.Probably a bit obvious but I'm guessing really it's more visualised as a camera NOT a phone and only there as sort of a tech demo really? I'm guessing they only put Symbian on so they people just have that option for calls and texts...



PureView hopefully will be revealed for WP8 at Nokia's conference on September 5th.
Hate that phone. But added you heat
Baffled so many voting hot.
Hot it's not
Lol, 41MP camera which isn't as good as a £100 point and shoot camera.

What a rip off for a poorly spec'd phone which has an overpriced camera.

dpreview.com/art…iew
Edited by: "ghost101" 21st Aug 2012
I don't get why these phones have not come down in price over the years. I bought my HTC Desire for about £400 2 years ago and it can do most of the things this, and other phone in their range can do.
ghost101

Lol, 41MP camera which isn't as good as a £100 point and shoot camera.



Did you actually read the review?

"There are inexpensive compact cameras that offer more photographer-friendly features than the 808, but as a cameraphone, the Nokia blows its competition out of the water, and significantly narrows the gap between dedicated cameras and portable communications devices to the point where ultimate convergence seems all but inevitable (and probably sooner than some commentators had realised)."

It's been widely praised in reviews for its quality. Very impressive that this camera phone got their gold award.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7576390364_cfe46d3ae6_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/7598768882_25021d8d59_c.jpg

View quality and sound from it too are phenomenal for a phone too, but it's not a great phone overall as is widely know. More of a proof of concept more than anything.
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Strewth i was epecting this to go sub zero like all deals for the 808, thanks to all who voted, there are more Symbian/41mp Camera fans on HUKD than i expected.

Here's why i posted this deal and also ordered the phone today...

The camera tech is truly unique, innovative and a revolutionary quantum leap from current camera technology, check out this review specifically re the camera module from respected photography site... dpreview.com/new…iew, it's better than most standalone compacts and rival DLSRs in certain aspects, lots of other favourable reviews on the web for the phone itself too

The OS isn't too bad, it's not as user friendly or stable as iOS, WP and Android, but in many ways it is far more powerful . It has versions of most core applications (minus i think the official Kindle and Audible), the only real shortfall is amount of games

I currently have an SGS2 so i can't be considered a Symbian fanboy, but i open minded about the pros and cons of Symbian and think the 808 will be a great buy for some users. I chose this over a SGS3, both are very different phones with their own strengths, i love the imaging, but will miss certain apps - especially the range of games on Android

The 808 is about convergence like other smartphones, the USP is an awesome camera in a smartphone (if you can live with the power, quirks and effective end of life of Symbian), i personally rather carry one device than a DSLR and a separate phone.

Apart from the 41mp camera in the 808 there are other many positives including ....
Xeon flash - worth pointing out as other phones only have LED flash
FM transmitter
Replaceable battery
Micro SD card
USB on the go - in theory connect hard drives and other devices
Love or hate it - the Symbian OS has features not in other OSes likes multitasking, sideloading of media files etc
Also £429.95 from Simply Electronics.

I can't help thinking that for that price you could get a better phone and a better camera. I got an HTC Evo 3D for £200 and a Lumix TZ10 for £90, though secondhand. You could get a TZ20 new for about £150.

Not voting hot or cold.
After the Nokia 5800 I would rather grow a cactus inside my anus that use Symbian again.
wordsworth

ah, this is the phone with the 41mp camera, strange they put this on a … ah, this is the phone with the 41mp camera, strange they put this on a "to be phased out" symbian OS (rebranded "Nokia Belle OS") not windows 7 or later with 8.Specs http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_808_pureview-4577.phpGENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 19003G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100Announced 2012, FebruaryStatus Available. Released 2012, JuneBODY Dimensions 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 ccWeight 169 gDISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSize 360 x 640 pixels, 4.0 inches (~184 ppi pixel density)Multitouch YesProtection Corning Gorilla Glass - Nokia ClearBlack displaySOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtonesLoudspeaker Yes3.5mm jack Yes - Dolby Digital Plus- Dolby headphone enhancementMEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GBInternal 16 GB storage, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAMDATA GPRS Class 33EDGE Class 33Speed HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 MbpsWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technologyBluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DPNFC YesUSB Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go supportCAMERA Primary 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, check qualityFeatures 1/1.2'' sensor size, ND filter, up to 4x lossless digital zoom, geo-tagging, face detectionVideo Yes, 1080p@30fps, lossless digital zoom, LED light, check qualitySecondary Yes, VGA; VGA@30fps video recordingFEATURES OS Nokia Belle OSCPU 1.3 GHz ARM 11GPU Broadcom BCM2763Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compassMessaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IMBrowser HTML5, Adobe Flash LiteRadio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitterGPS Yes, with A-GPS supportJava Yes, MIDP 2.1Colors Black, White, Red - MicroSIM card support only- SNS integration- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic- HDMI port- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player- MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player- Voice memo/command/dial- Organizer- Document viewer- Video/photo editor- Predictive text inputBATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh (BV-4D)Stand-by Up to 465 h (2G) / Up to 540 h (3G)Talk time Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)MISC SAR US 1.21 W/kg (head) 1.46 W/kg (body) SAR EU 1.23 W/kg (head) Price group TESTS Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) / 4.698:1 (sunlight)Loudspeaker Voice 71dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 78dBAudio quality Noise -89.7dB / Crosstalk -89.0dBCamera Photo / VideoBattery life Endurance rating 34h



The reason it's on Symbian is because this is the OS they did the research on and the camera software is all written and optimised to work with Symbian.
Badgie

I can't help thinking that for that price you could get a better phone … I can't help thinking that for that price you could get a better phone and a better camera. I got an HTC Evo 3D for £200 and a Lumix TZ10 for £90, though secondhand. You could get a TZ20 new for about £150.



Well you could, though I'd use the gf2/3 or the epl1 as examples of the cameras, but would you have those with you every day and could any of them shoot upto 41mp.
I want it. END OF.
M0nk3h

I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has … I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has gone and doesn't have the potential in today's market. They should have built a 41MP Windows Phone 7 instead and added it to their Lumia range. It would probably be one of the best smartphone to compete.Probably a bit obvious but I'm guessing really it's more visualised as a camera NOT a phone and only there as sort of a tech demo really? I'm guessing they only put Symbian on so they people just have that option for calls and texts...



No as I mentioned above all the R&D and software optimisation is for Symbian. The best user experience for this sensor is currently Symbian, it will be utilised on future devices with different operating systems.
M0nk3h

I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has … I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has gone and doesn't have the potential in today's market. They should have built a 41MP Windows Phone 7 instead and added it to their Lumia range. It would probably be one of the best smartphone to compete.



Wp7 is just as dead, symbian still outsells it, besides it nor wp8 can cope with pureview currently.
Pondlife

Wp7 is just as dead, symbian still outsells it, besides it nor wp8 can … Wp7 is just as dead, symbian still outsells it, besides it nor wp8 can cope with pureview currently.



It can, Nokia are bringing it to WP8 and a date will likely be announced in two weeks by them.
kharma45

It can, Nokia are bringing it to WP8 and a date will likely be announced … It can, Nokia are bringing it to WP8 and a date will likely be announced in two weeks by them.



And that date will be next year...
Badgie

I can't help thinking that for that price you could get a better phone … I can't help thinking that for that price you could get a better phone and a better camera. I got an HTC Evo 3D for £200 and a Lumix TZ10 for £90, though secondhand. You could get a TZ20 new for about £150.Not voting hot or cold.



I think some people just want the one device; it's not practical always having a phone and camera with you.
That screen resolution is terrible for the cera quality
Pondlife

And that date will be next year...



For the full tech possibly but I expect some type of PureView to be in at least one of Nokia's debut WP8 devices this autumn.
Well that will largely be marketing blurb then, if it's not high res it's not pureview.
If it had been a Nokia Pureview 808 with 12-15mp camera would it have gained so much interest and won so many awards, nah.
Why waste your money on this Nokia seriously.....
kharma45

PureView hopefully will be revealed for WP8 at Nokia's conference on … PureView hopefully will be revealed for WP8 at Nokia's conference on September 5th.




it needs win 8 (win RT) to incorporate the camera in to .. you can bet big time on this seeing its way in to a top end nokia win 8 phone which will take the battle to the iphone x
adamdgregory33

That screen resolution is terrible for the cera quality



Do you not own a computer or a tv to view your photos on? lol
M0nk3h

I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has … I really think Nokia wasted their chance with this mobile. Symbian has gone and doesn't have the potential in today's market. They should have built a 41MP Windows Phone 7 instead and added it to their Lumia range. It would probably be one of the best smartphone to compete.Probably a bit obvious but I'm guessing really it's more visualised as a camera NOT a phone and only there as sort of a tech demo really? I'm guessing they only put Symbian on so they people just have that option for calls and texts...



The simple reason this phone does not run WP7 is that it wouldn't work with the WP7 hardware, Microsoft are very strict about the hardware WP7 must run on (currently the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform) so Nokia could not use the dedicated Broadcom hardware they had spent many years developing the Pureview technology to work with. The underlying architecture of the current Symbian platform is different to WP7 as it uses a weaker central processor and then more dedicated processing systems rather than a single power processor to do most of the work as with WP7. With more time they will be able to release it the technology on the Windows platform.

Partly this is a tech demo, they knew it would take a while before they could release the technology on the Windows platform so after spending a long time developing it and headlines about Nokia being negative they released the device anyway which makes sense. There won't be much of a market for it but for those not needing anything fancy on the smartphone side and want a decent camera, it's still worth considering. The camera is stunning, its sensor is far larger than most compacts and almost as large as the CX size sensor Nikon use in the 1 series and Sony in the new RX100.

John
Banned
Screen resolution is a joke.
I'm amazed Nokia are limiting themselves to Windows Phone, I know it'll be because of some sort of agreement with MS, but I can't help thinking they'd make more money if they brought out phones for both WP7/8 and Android. As good as it looks as an OS, I just can't imagine Windows Phone taking a big chunk of overall phone marketshare unless things change massively somehow.
Great price. Yes, symbian is out-dated but the camera is amazing and what do I do on a phone other than take pictures and text people.
F the haters on this. Not only is the camera better than loads of compacts, it's smaller, has a much better user interface, and you don't need to carry a phone with you too. Symbian might not be on a level with android or iOS (or even WP), but it's still not bad; email, web and wifi and 3g on your 'camera'. It's not for me yet, but it definitely has a good niche.

And give nokia a break, they will certainly bring a future, more refined, version of this to a WP8 smartphone. But it makes sense to use symbian for v1. How damn expensive do you think this would have had to be if it was a top-end smartphone hardware from the start too??
Edited by: "falfredo" 22nd Aug 2012
Voted hot although still out of my price range. Amazing camera technology. I am due for an upgrade shortly and not happy that this wont be available. Most phones I checked instore look like clones, have substandard cameras and/or battery life sucks. I still use symbian as it does what I need. Shame Nokia could not have worked with Android as I dont see Windows phone os doing anything.
£429 for 41 megapixels? No Thanks.
£430 For a symbian phone lol

Think i will keep my Galaxy Note it blows this out of the water
PhilK

Baffled so many voting hot.Hot it's not



Ha good one son... great work.
This should be marketed as a 'Phone Camera' as thats basically what it is.

Truly fantastic camera - not just a headline-grabbing number of megapixels, but actual great quality. Such a shame this wasn't developed by a manufacturer of Android phones.
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