Nokia 808 PureView: Will The Whopping 41-megapixel Camera Phone Be Your Choice Over Lumia 900?
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Finnish phonemaker Nokia unleashed its whopping 41 megapixel phone the Nokia 808 PureView recently at the Mobile World Congress 2012 held in February at Barcleona. Well, at that time it wasn't sure when would the behemoth handset would grace retail shelves of the market. However, Nokia has announced that the Symbian based OS smartphone would debut in the markets of UK on May 14 and is expected to cost around £500 ($805).

Well, of course the PureView 808 sounds like pricey phone, but it is not an ordinary Symbian device. Recently Nokia released a video ad comprising photos and video footage taken from the 808 PureView itself.

The video features a mixture of photos from the 808 PureView, from well-lit situations to low-light scenarios. The video is full of colorful and vibrant elements and contains a list of features with examples as to how they work. The advertisement also highlights some of the features like its HD video, easy sharing via social networks or micro blogging sites like Twitter, pixel-perfect zooming capability which is amazingly impressive as well as the shooting of Full HD video clips at 30 frames per second (fps) with up to 4X zoom and no loss of detail.

Moving forward, Nokia also unveiled The Lumia 900 recently, the company's first 4G LTE phone powered by Window 7.5 Mango available in the US market through AT&T on a $100 contract. The handset became the top seller at Amazon Wireless and Shakers list with the cyan variant boasting 394 percent growth in the first few days. It then outperformed the sales of iOS and Android devices in other retail stores.

Nokia Lumia 900 sports fresh vivid looks and all hefty features including a 4.3-inch Clear Black AMOLED display with 480 X 800 pixel resolution. The handset is powered by 1.4GHz single-core processor and has 512MB of RAM, 16GB internal memory storage but no microSD slot. Further, Lumia 900 is equipped with an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens camera at 3264 x 2448 pixels of resolution including features like autofocus, geo-tagging, dual LED flash and 720p video capture. Further, it also features a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

The latest smartphone also boasts an 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connection and has 2.1+A2DP Bluetooth. Nokia Lumia 900 also comes loaded with a standard Li-lon 1800 mAh battery with up to 300 hours of stand-by, 7 hours of talk time and 60 hours of music play.

Consumers are also impressed with spectacular specifications of the new handset and the new Windows 7.5 Mango OS which brings more than 500 new features including dynamic Live Tile Information, Twitter and LinkedIn integration in the People hub.

While Nokia 808 PureView availability for the US market has not still been announced, it is difficult to predict the sales figures of the particular handset. However, there will still be a smartphone-enthusiast crowd who would want this particular device as the 808 pureview could be a great alternative to digital point and shoot camera.

Here are the listed features of Nokia 808 PureView which come along with its powerful camera. Take a look:

Display: PureView sports a 4-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and 184 ppi pixel density. The smartphone also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass display protection.

Processor and Memory: PureView will come with 1.3 GHz ARM 11, 16 GB internal user memory that can be expanded up to 48 GB with an external microSD memory card. The phone will also have 1 GB ROM and 512 MB RAM.

Operating System: The 808 PureView runs on Nokia's new Belle operating system, which is built with the same underpinnings as the abandoned SymbianOS.

Camera: This is the best feature of 808 PureView. The latest Nokia phone sports an amazing 41 megapixel rear camera (38 MP effective) and one VGA front camera for video calling. The 808 PureView camera features full-screen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls, Xenon flash with operating range up to 3.5 m depending on conditions, automatic fill-flash, LED for video recording, Auto focus and touch-to-focus, face detection and three shooting modes: Auto, Scenes, Creative, ND filter and up to 3x loseless digital zoom. While the Lumia 900 has geo-tagging, touch focus technologies.

Size: Nokia 808 PureView comes with a dimension of 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm and volume of 95.5 cc and weighs only 169 grams.

Connectivity: PureView supports 14.4 Mbps download speed and 5.76 Mbps upload speed.

User Interface: Nokia 808 PureView smartphones use Nokia ClearBlack display user interface.

WLAN/Bluetooth/USB: The PureView will support Wi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology along with Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP, microUSB (MHL) 2.0 version and USB On-the-Go and NFC.

Battery: The PureView will come loaded with Standard Li-Ion 1400 mAh (BV-4D) that gives up to 540 hours of standby time and up to 6 hours 50 minutes of talk-time in 3G.

Other Features: PureView will come packed with features like SNS integration, Accelerometer, proximity, compass, Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, HDMI port, MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, Voice command/dial, Document viewer, Video/photo editor, Predictive text input.