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Nokia 808 PureView topples standalone in blind camera test

Under: Mobile Phones, Nokia
Date: June 18th, 2012

The Nokia 808 PureView smartphone has attracted a huge amount of interest with its 41-megapixel camera. On the day when it’s being widely rumored that a US release will be announced there’s even more interest so we thought we’d bring you news of a recent Nokia PureView 808 blind camera test where it toppled a standalone camera.

The 808 PureView has won a lot of respect from critics with its PureView technology and Carl Zeiss optics and has already been launched in India ahead of its global launch. The blind camera test looked at the camera of this smartphone against the cameras of some of the best and latest phones available. The other smartphones in the test were the iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300), Nokia N8 and HTC One X and along with those the standalone camera was the Olympus PEN E-PL2.

News of the test and results came to us from Phone Arena, sourced from GSM Arena where you can see the test fully detailed along with the images used. It involved readers’ votes on photos taken with the devices. All of the above smartphones have received praise for their camera set-ups although it was not exactly surprising that the 808 PureView with its 41-megapixel sensor came top. However, the fact that it also managed to beat the Olympus camera may surprise many people.

When the votes were revealed they showed that plenty of people couldn’t distinguish which images were from the 808 PureView and which were from the Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, which alone shows how impressive the camera of the 808 PureView is. Not only did the 808 PureView triumph but the votes came in at 570 vs. 243, a clear victory with over double the amount of voters favoring the PureView as opposed to the Olympus.

No doubt the results of this blind camera test will drum up even more interest in the 808 PureView and we’ll certainly be following events today after a teaser from Nokia on its US Facebook page with the date of June 18 on it a few days ago. Just some of the other specs and features, for those who want a reminder, include a 1.3GHz ARM 11 processor, 4-inch AMOLED display with resolution of 360 x 640, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD), that massive 41-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture and a VGA secondary camera and it runs on the Nokia Belle OS.

For complete specs and features head to this GSM Arena page. Have you been waiting for the Nokia 808 PureView to arrive in your region? Are you hoping to hear release details today and have you already decided this will be your next smartphone purchase? Send your comments to let us know.

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  • Kris

    Uh yeah… I’m totally “hoping to hear release details today and have already decided this will be my next smartphone purchase” not yet available in China.

  • skyrunr

    NO Android NO sale.  I’ve used every OS out there and nothing compares or even comes close to a rooted Android phone.

    • Extraneus

      Fair enough; with this preference in mind, a camera-specific phone is probably not for you anyway…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5FBAQ6J2JGSXPA5FMYC4PPTVM Rajesh

       Android is the worst OS…  and 808 has nothing to do with OS … for best OS i will suggest you to use Windows…

      • Joelbambao

        i strongly agree….

  • skyrunr

    …and no dual core processor?!

    • Extraneus

      Not neccesary in Symbian devices, since this OS doesn’t strain the processor as much as Android… Do note that the camera has a separate dedicated CPU to handle everything concerning photography.

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