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Nokia 808 Pureview? Would you buy one?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by gdourado, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. gdourado

    gdourado Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2012
    Lisbon - Portugal

    So today I was reading the 808 reviews at DPreview and EOShd.
    I must say I am impressed with the overall aspects of the camera!
    What I was thinking is if this is a real alternative to carry a smartphone and a compact camera.

    The 808 is pretty expensive...
    For it's cost you could get an HTC One X, Galaxy Note, LG HD 4X or an Iphone 4s...
    And for that price, you can also get the 41 mpx camera of the 808, together with a phone than runs Nokia Belle OS...

    So, what are your thoughts about this?
    Would you trade your current android smartphone with this one? How would you handle the Belle OS coming from Android or IOS?

  2. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    No way, because of the OS. Nokia's dead in the water. You'd be getting a camera with a highly likely dead end OS environment. Glad to see the technology, though. Should filter out to other platforms.
  3. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I would consider it... if it ran Android. I'm kind of invested into the Google services, calendar, voice, gmail etc- and the Nokia OS "leaves much to be desired."
  4. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    If it didn't have a terrible OS, maybe.
  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    I don't use smart phones like most of you, so I would consider it. The OS doesn't matter a lick to me. The photos it takes are quite simply amazing.

    But I don't use my camera to place phone calls, and I'll be damned if I'm going to start taking photographs with a telephone.
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  6. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    I'd rather have a small competent camera with a barebones phone shoehorned into it.
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  7. charygeeta

    charygeeta New to Mu-43

    Aug 8, 2012
    I have already bought and I am using it. I love the phone its awesome. The picture quality is excellent
  8. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    Yes, if it had a keyboard. I have been a Symbian user before I used Maemo on N900 and now Android on Xperia Pro.

    Symbian isn't that bad, it only lacks the ecosystem of the other OS's

    If they'll release a Lumia "pro" (with qwerty slideout) with pureview, I'd definitely buy it.
  9. gdourado

    gdourado Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2012
    Lisbon - Portugal
    How do you find the phone for e-mail use and some light web browsing?
    Does it sync good with gmail and google calendar?
    How is it as a music player?

    Thank you.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
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