Nokia N8 is widely accepted as the best camera phone with its 12-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens. Now Nokia has changed its flagship model by introducing Nokia 808 Pureview at MWC 2012, a smartphone with a whopping 41-megapixel camera system.
Nokia surprised the world by unveiling Nokia 808 Pureview, which is a big leap among camera phones, with its 41 megapixel camera (with Carl Zeiss Optic sensor). This has put Nokia ahead in the race as there is hardly any camera phone in the market that can capture better quality images than Pureview.
Pureview can capture photos at a resolution of 7728x5354 pixels in 16:9 format or 7152x5368 pixels in 4:3 format.
Nokia recommends 5-megapixels as the resolution to capture complete noiseless pictures. The camera uses the concept of oversampling to combine up to 7 pixels into one single pixel. As a result, a perfect picture is formed. By zooming the picture up to 3 times, there is no loss in quality or details.
The maximum possible resolution is 38 megapixels with Creative Shooting mode. Nokia 808 Pureview records 1080p videos with 4X lossless zoom at 30 fps. Crisp clear audio recording takes place even at high level of 140 db.
Nokia Pureview has surprised us with its camera system but it is not amazing as other specs draw a yawn. The phone has 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED screen with a resolution of 360x640 pixels. It has 1.3 GHz processor (single-core) and 512 MB of RAM. Pureview has 16 GB of internal storage memory which can further be extended with microSD card support.
The screen resolution is too low to view the amount of detail captured by the phone camera. Also, these days, dual-core phones are common even as quad-core phones are making their way into the market. In such a situation, single core processor is not of much consideration.
Lastly, Nokia 808 Pureview runs on Symbian Belle OS, which does not have such good apps availability as found in Android or iOS platform.
(Reported by Johnny Wills, Edited by Surojit Chatterjee)