Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 19:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "We're almost exactly a year on from our first hands-on with the Nokia 808 PureView, hailed by me, somewhat tongue in cheek, as Nokia's custom design for me, from my own personal checklist. Insane camera, Xenon flash, replaceable battery, FM transmitter, large OLED screen, deafening speaker, and so on. All present and correct. One year on and, thanks to a brace of updates and third party additions, I find myself just as in love with the 808 now as when I first popped my microSIM card in." I'm back to my HTC 8X by now, since the Nokia E7's battery was terrible - 4-6 hours of mild use, tops, even with a brand new, official Nokia battery. My 8X gives me three days on the same usage pattern.
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This is so... alien
by Kochise on Sat 4th May 2013 20:50 UTC
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

Reviewed some test of the photo-phone, the picture quality is... well... currently beyond unknown (7000x5000, 10 MB per JPG) and that's in a smartphone. The biggest problem with this device : Symbian, ditched away by third parties for a long time now, and even by Nokia. If only there was a Android Jelly Bean custom ROM for it...

Kochise

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Comment by dukes
by dukes on Sun 5th May 2013 03:13 UTC
dukes
Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree with the linked article.

Thom, it's your fault that I now own a brand new 808. When I read hour article about Symbian and the E7, that peaked my curiosity for legacy Nokia devices.

I didn't grab an E7 at first. I found a new in box N8. Didn't like some of the things, so I returned it and purchased a new in box 808.

It's a brilliant device! I'm loving it and swapping sim cards back and forth with my Lumia 920.

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RE: Comment by dukes
by Kochise on Sun 5th May 2013 09:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by dukes"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

What about AppStore (Ovi) ?

Kochise

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RE[2]: Comment by dukes
by dukes on Sun 5th May 2013 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dukes"
dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

What about it? I hardly use it at all.

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RE[3]: Comment by dukes
by Kochise on Sun 5th May 2013 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dukes"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Is the device "self" usable without a bunch of third parties applications ? Is it... complete ?

Kochise

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RE[4]: Comment by dukes
by dukes on Mon 6th May 2013 07:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by dukes"
dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes it is pretty self sufficient. All I needed were Spotify, CameraPro, and a FLAC media player. All available in the Ovi store.

The rest is built in. This won't fit all, but it fits me perfectly.

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RE[5]: Comment by dukes
by Kochise on Mon 6th May 2013 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by dukes"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

What about the camera responsiveness ? I mean, that's a load of pixels for a 1 GHz single core ARM with only 512 MB of memory.

Kochise

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RE[6]: Comment by dukes
by dsmogor on Mon 6th May 2013 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by dukes"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Not worse than any other smartphone. Only delay I've experienced (while playing with it in the shop) was SDCARD storage of full res images.
808 image pipeline is almost completely done in custom HW.

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RE[6]: Comment by dukes
by dukes on Mon 6th May 2013 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by dukes"
dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

What about the camera responsiveness ? I mean, that's a load of pixels for a 1 GHz single core ARM with only 512 MB of memory.

Kochise


It's an OS limitation as well. Symbian was able to handle the requirements to handle the PureView tech in the 808. Windows Phone 7 was not. No telling if WP 8 can or cannot.

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RE[3]: Comment by dukes
by zima on Wed 8th May 2013 19:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dukes"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

What about it? I hardly use it at all.

Hardly anybody did, that was one of the problems Nokia had with it...

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E7
by vivainio on Mon 6th May 2013 20:29 UTC
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

Weird, I got well over a day of battery life from E7 easily. It's a good idea to kill tasks occasionally, as Symbian tends to leave stuff on background a bit too easily.

Shameless plug: if you are still on Symbian, try "QmlReddit" from Ovi store. Observant among you will probably guess it's an app written in QML that reads reddit, by yours truly.

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