By Sunil Kumar

Released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a few months back, the Nokia Pureview 808 is a phone for photography enthusiasts. Well, we said it. That’s one of the redeeming and appealing features of this phone.

What are the other competing smartphones in the market? The IPhone 4S, the Galaxy SIII,  the HTC One X. A more affordable price point in comparison is the LG Optimus 4X HD. The phone runs Symbian Belle, unappealing compared to the iOS or Google’s Android.

Most users do not care much for photography, and are looking for phones that fit in with their corporate needs. Apart from the ubiquitous Blackberry, rapidly losing market share, the iPhone has been steadily becoming more popular. Nokia PureView 808 has been positioned as the camera with a 41 mega-pixel camera. That is correct; the only thing in which it is better than the competition.

Photos can be captured in astounding detail, but it does not have additional features present in the point-and-shoot camera variety. Apart from the Carl Zeiss lens, there is a xenon flash assisted by an LED. It has a ND(Natural Density) filter that can help users take more natural colors.

It has a 1.3 GHz natural processor with a seperate chip for image processing. Other tech specs include 512 MB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt storage, and support for a microSD card. But the resolution is pretty low for a smartphone.  PureView is essentially a clever solution to problems facing customers such as lack of optical zoom and bad low-light photography.

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For business users however, conventional smartphones remain a better bet. The Nokia PureView 808 is essentially more of a camera phone.

 

 

 

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