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Hands on : Nokia Pure View 808

The 41 megapixel smartphone from Nokia comes as one of the first devices to feature Pure View technology and will be available in India this month.

Nokia’s 41 megapixel camera Nokia Pure View 808 will be available in select markets in May that includes Russia and India.

Sometime back we got a chance to lay our hands on Nokia Pure View 808 smartphone and we are nothing short of impressed with the device and its superb camera capabilities. Nokia has not revealed its price but it is expected to have a price tag of Rs 40,000 approximately.

Look and feel:

In terms of look and feel Nokia 808 Pure View is a heavy device, but the way it is designed it is extremely comfortable to hold and operate.

The heaviest part of the device is the camera, due to its 1/1.2 inch image sensor that is capable of 41 megapixel resolution.

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Camera:

Nokia has used Pure View Pro imaging technology in the device that over samples the pixels captured by the image sensor for a perfect picture in terms of both clarity and depth. The technology works in a simple way. First, camera captures pixels according to its resolution, then the software checks and chooses the best pixels for the captured image or video to give you the best possible image result.

The big 41 megapixel image sensor is aided by Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. Bearing an f/2.8 aperture, the 41 megapixel camera promises 7728 x 5354 pixel resolution images in 16:9 formats, along with full HD videos at 30 frames per second.

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Processor and operating system:

The Nokia 808 smartphone features a single core 1.3 GHz mobile processor with 512 MB RAM. In terms of performance the device is quite fluid as it is based on Nokia Belle operating system. and will also feature Dolby Mobile Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback, making the best audio experience possible through a stereo wired headset and through HDMI connectivity as well.

Nokia actually utilises a companion core of the processor, which we believe is the graphic core to supplement camera functionality and speed, allowing it to capture simultaneous shots in full resolution one after the other with minimal lag.

Also, with the use of NFC or near filed communications Nokia is trying to play it big with the Pure View 808. Users of the Pure view 808 smartphone can use the device’s NFC functionality to connect or share content with other users. Users just need to tap their devices to share content between Nokia’s NFC enabled devices.

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Storage and battery:

By default Nokia 808 comes with 16 GB on-board storage and can support a micro SD card up to 32 GB, which will come in handy while recording high definition videos especially as every minute worth of 1080p video that the device captures consumes around 100 MB of space.

Nokia has packed a 1400 mAh battery which appears very small relative to other smartphones available today but Nokia 808 Pure View promises 11 hours of battery life on Edge and 6.5 hours on 3G networks.

Verdict:

Overall the device has the looks and the performance well, but its price, although not yet finalised, is expected to be on the high side.

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