Nokia 808 PureView Review
The Nokia 808 PureView is a special handset, it is the first smartphone to breach the 20Mp barrier and beyond! It comes with the ability to produce 41Mp image with Carl Zeiss optics, as well as the “pixel oversampling” technology. However, it shouldn’t be confused with a real 41Mp camera; the pixel oversampling technology is simply the ability to create a single pixel from many pixels. The technology allows the phone to capture all details and filter away any noise from the image. Other benefits of the process are superior low-light performance and loss less zoom. Its actual shooting resolution is just 5Mp. The phone will feature 1.3GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 4” display.
However, users should be aware that higher megapixel count doesn’t equal to better images, if it does, professional photographers will be rushing out to get the 808 PureView. Although the phone comes with an exceptionally large 1/1.2” sensor size, it is still too small to directly produce a real 41Mp image. The Nokia 808 PureView is definitely a handset that offers disruptive technology, which may set a new trend in years to come. Nokia simply wants to showcase the oversampling technology, which can be used to provide clarity even to an exceptionally large image.
Obviously, quality comes at a cost; a typical image can be as large as 12Mb, which may fill up the storage rather quickly. Unfortunately, there’s no way to resize the images, other than using third-party apps. Luckily, the Nokia 808 PureView has a good zooming feature, which allows you to view specific area of the image.