Review: Nokia 808 PureView with Photo Quality Test

Nokia 808 PureView
Nokia 808 PureView

15 June 2012, Singapore – Last week, I managed to try out the new Nokia 808 PureView and was rather impressed with the photo quality of this Symbian based smartphone. The Nokia 808 PureView will be available from now in Black and White, priced at S$839 at Nokia retail stores, as well as at Singtel, Starhub and M1 shops in Singapore with data plan.

So here are the Pros & Cons:

Pros

  • F2.4 Carl Zeiss optics
  • Equipped with both Xenon flash and LED video light
  • 1080p full high-definition (HD) video recording
  • Rich Recording that enables distortion-free audio recording
  • 4x “lossless digital zoom”
  • Nokia 808 PureView manage to keep the noise level low at up to ISO 800
  • Great image quality even at indoor ambient lighting conditions
  • Image quality is still sharp and clear at 8, 5 & 2 megapixels quality when it’s digitally zoomed
  • Digital zooming during video recording
  • ISO and scene selection for better control of the camera
  • Ergonomic design that feels comfortable in your hand

Cons

  • New zooming gesture control that takes a while getting used to
  • 4x “lossless digital zoom” only available at 8, 5 & 2 megapixels quality
  • Dedicated shutter button not as responsive when compared to the on-screen shutter button
  • Running on Symbian OS, which is not a popular choice.

 

 

Video Quality Test with Digital Zoom

 

 

ISO Quality Test

Nokia 808 PureView ISO Quality Test
Nokia 808 PureView ISO Quality Test cropped at 100% with 5 megapixel quality without digital zoom

 

Image Quality Test at 100%

Original 16:9 uncroppped 34 megapicels
Original 16:9 uncroppped 34 megapixels, ISO 200, 1/25
34 megapixels cropped at 100%
34 megapixels cropped at 100%, ISO 200, 1/25
8 megapixels digital zoomed at 100%
8 megapixels digital zoomed at 100%, ISO 200, 1/25
5 megapixels digital zoomed at 100%
5 megapixels digital zoomed at 100%, ISO 200, 1/25
2 megapixels digital zoomed at 100%
2 megapixels digital zoomed at 100%, ISO 200, 1/25

 

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