Aside from the Nokia Lumias that were launched yesterday, We got a chance to play with the prototype Nokia 808 Pureview at the Lumianation event last May 18 at Bonifacio Amphitheater (Me, Martin of Widget City and Mark of Techpinas were one of the lucky guys!). Yes, the Nokia 808 Pureview is the 41 megapixel monster cameraphone. The Nokia 808 Pureview that we got is just a prototype according to them. But hey! proto or not, the camera of the phone is still amazing! Unfortunately, the phone isn't available yet here in the Philippines.
There are a lot of people asking how did we got the Nokia 808 Pureview and what are these phones doing at a Nokia Lumia launch. Before the event had started, Neil of Mister JonJon tweeted about a guy who is using a Nokia 808 Pureview to take photos at the Lumianation event and then later that night Harwin of HJP Techie world told and pointed me a certain guy who used the Nokia 808 Pureview to take photos of his friends and thanks to Ms. Nikka, we were able to play with it and use it for a period of time. Before we proceed on my first impressions of the phone, here's my hands-on video of the Nokia 808 Pureview
What do I love about the Nokia Pureview? Of course, the camera which is too freakin awesome. I got a chance to use the Nokia 808 Pureview for a period of time and as you can see on the video above, I can zoomed in to the pictures even they're from afar. The quality of the image were really great. Pictures without flash and at low-light are a little bit grainy but the xenon flash performed well on some images and I believed that it is way better than the Nokia N8's Xenon flash. I can easily customized the settings such as the saturation and contrast while I can adjust the fps setting on the video recording too which can record up to 1080p. Symbian Belle is fast, I haven't experience any lags, crashes or slowdowns even though I opened a lot of apps.
The 4" AMOLED Screen looks good but you might be disappointed with the nHD screen. I love it when I press the camera button, the camera app will open immediately just like with the Windows phone. Oh and you may also notice about the bulge at the back because of the large camera sensor. Well, it's not really annoying but I think you'll get used to it when you're always using it.
|The back cover of the red Nokia 808 Pureview. Gorgeous|
|Symbian Belle Homescreen|
|The Nokia 808 Pureview matte back cover|
|At the top. 3.5mm Audio jack, Micro USB port and HDMI|
|A picture taken using the Nokia 808 Pureview|
|The camera settings. Fully customizable|