Explaining the innovation behind the Nokia Lumia 1020 – Tidbits from the WhitePaper

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As you know by now, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is completely out in the open, and it is all about the camera. The 41 Megapixel sensor is back, and the Lumia 1020 takes over its predecessor as one of the best smartphone cameras ever. While the output is stunning, there is a lot of behind the scenes work going on inside the camera in terms of hardware as well as software, and as a tradition since the Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia have released a Whitepaper that details all the technological innovation packed in this cameraphone. We know that might be a hard read for the most of you, so we have done the heavy lifting of text crunching and are providing you with the most interesting tidbits out of it, read on!

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Nokia 808 PureView Camera Comparison

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Nokia 808 PureView are somewhat similar products, with both the devices aimed at cameraphone enthusiasts looking at packing the best camera on a phone. While the approach taken by the two companies are largely different, the intention remains the same. One has added phone features to a point and shoot camera, while the other has added a point and shoot level camera on a phone. But in terms of camera, for a novice user who doesn’t dabble with too many settings, how do these devices fare? Lets find out.

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Radically smaller capacitors to enable thinner xenon flash modules for phones

Jealous of the Nokia 808 PureView owners who can take low light images and party shots with ease because of the xenon flash in their phone but not impressed by the thickness of the phone ? Researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University might have just the solution.
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Mugen Power 3000 mAh extended battery for Nokia 808 PureView review

The Nokia PureView 808 makes for a rather excellent multimedia centric device with a focus on creating rather than consuming. So if you’re out and about on a vacation and shooting with your 808, the last thing you need is a dead battery. While you could carry around a spare, this Mugen Power battery provides an extra 1700 mAh of power resulting in an astonishing 3,000 mAh of battery power for the already efficient Symbian based phone. Read on to find out about our experience with the Mugen Power 3,000 mAh extended battery for the Nokia 808 PureView.

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Nokia 808 PureView Review

Every once in a while a phone is released which showcases the best of technology possible at that time. Back in 2007, it was the Nokia N95 which showcased exactly how to build a mobile computer. The N95 truely was a revolutionary device packing everything but the kitchen sink under its plastic shell ! The very same year Apple announced the iPhone. It single handedly defined how to make a great and easily understood user interface and made Symbian look clunky and redundant overnight. Since then we’ve had various permutations and combinations of the formulae attempted to various degrees of success.

Fast forward to 2012 and we have another revolutionary device. The Nokia 808 PureView is hands down the best camera phone ever released. In fact it might hold its own for a few years given that the phone which comes closest is still only the 808’s two year old predecessor. Dive into the FoneArena Nokia 808 PureView review Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView Review”

Nokia 808 PureView launching in India this month


Nokia has announced that they would start rolling out Nokia 808 PureView starting from India and Russia this month (May 2012). They announced the Nokia 808 PureView at MWC 2012, which is first smartphone to feature Nokia’s award-winning PureView technology with exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and amazing imaging algorithms. Nokia and Carl Zeiss have agreed to continue their exclusive partnership. Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView launching in India this month”

Nokia 808 PureView gets a Pre-Order Price in UK

The much awaited 41 Mega pixel monster camera phone is all set to go on sale in the UK going by the listing on UK retailer Clove . The 808 Pureview has got a Pre-Order price tag of 449 pounds (539 pounds including VAT). While the exact launch date is not yet available , they are taking pre-orders for the Symbian device.  The price seems quite a premium for a Symbian device . Even HTC One X and iPhone 4S cost little lesser or little more in the UK. Although the 808 seems a bit over priced , the camera is something we have never seen before on a mobile device. Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView gets a Pre-Order Price in UK”

Nokia 808 PureView at Dolby Lounge – FICCI Frames 2012


We recently got invitation from Dolby Laboratories for their Dolby Lounge experience at FICCI Frames in Mumbai. This year’s special demonstration was Dolby Mobile and Dolby Headphone-enabled Nokia Symbian smartphones. Dolby Mobile is specifically designed for handheld and portable media devices so consumers can enjoy HD Multi Channel Surround Sound with no compromise. Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView at Dolby Lounge — FICCI Frames 2012”

Video : Quick Look at the 41 Mega Pixel Camera on the Nokia 808 Pure View

Here is a quick look at the Nokia 808 PureView’s 41 Megapixel Camera which can take pics upto 38 Megapixels in size. No it is certainly not a typo. Nokia 808 Pure View is the successor to the N8 and features a  41 MP Camera Sensor with Carl Zeiss optics. It also records video in 1080p full HD. It packs a LED flash for Video and a Xenon Flash for still images. Watch the video below to see the camera in action Continue reading “Video : Quick Look at the 41 Mega Pixel Camera on the Nokia 808 Pure View”

Nokia 808 PureView announced with 41MP camera, 4-inch display and Belle OS

Nokia has announced Nokia 808 PureView with a whopping 41MP camera sensor. It has 4-inch AMOLED CBD display with Gorilla Glass protection, 1.3GHz processor and has exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support new high-end imaging experiences. It also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world’s first use of Nokia Rich Recording. It also comes with Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback. Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView announced with 41MP camera, 4-inch display and Belle OS”