Posts tagged with: 808 PureView
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    Not long ago our own Anton D. Nagy told us "there's no such thing as a perfect smartphone". He's absolutely right -- and completely wrong. I, like Tony, have a stack of smartphones that I can call upon at any given time. Some have HD screens. Some have LTE. Some have removable batteries. Some can accept SD cards. Some have a slide-out keyboard. Some include a high-end camera. What none of them have is a perfect combination of everything. None of the smartphones I own has everything. Each is always lacking one thing or another. And just when I feel like the next device is going to have ...

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    ...they’re all good, and they all suck, at the same time. Wait, what? Let me explain! I am lucky to have a rather impressive collection of devices, mostly because of my addiction, and also because it just so happens that I do this for work. Lucky me, I can always opt for the perfect smartphone for every situation, knowing the pros and the cons of each. You might not be so lucky. If you are, chances are you’re doing the same thing I am. Shuffling phones depending on what you do, where, and for how long. I always choose the iPhone 5 when I go outside to shoot some pictures in bright, ...

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    If you thought the Palm commercials of 2009 were as weird as mobile tech advertising would ever get, HTC and Robert Downey Jr. have something to show you. That's the conversation that kicks off this week's edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, and it's followed by some heartening news about this year's IFA in Berlin. If the rumors hold true, we should be in for some powerfully geeky, if unconventional, tech in Germany this year - and even if they don't, we've got plenty to talk about in the way of chipsets, Nexii, smartwatches, and phablets. If none of those terms make sense to you, ...

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    Shortly after meeting him in person for the first time at IFA 2012, I sat in a Berlin bar with Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy and we talked about our hopes for the future of smartphones. He'd just given me a gander at his prize Nokia 808 PureView, and despite its bulk and its dated software platform, I wanted it. More precisely: I wanted a Windows Phone version of it. Fast forward to MWC 2013. Anton and I were again sharing a couple end-of-the-day drinks, this time in a hotel room in Barcelona, and talking about our expectations for that show on a special-edition episode of the Pocketnow ...

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    Which is better: physical lens doing optical zoom, or the PureView technology? We want to find out in our Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom vs Nokia 808 PureView camera comparison below. We've got two fundamentally different approaches to imaging here. While the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom employs lens and physical zoom for getting closer to your subjects, the Nokia 808 PureView (and the Nokia Lumia 1020), are using a huge 41-megapixel sensor which gives you the power to crop towards the center of the image, hence selecting a portion of the entire canvas, for zoom. We'll be updating this post shortly ...

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    Smartphone cameras are more important than ever. No longer are they cameras bolted onto the back of our phones for technicality reasons. They are legitimate cameras, capable of capturing impressive shots. And they give an entirely new meaning to the old saying "the best camera is the one you have on you." In the last year or so, smartphone manufacturers have branched out and redirected a solid portion of their focus on image sensing. Nokia, for example, introduced PureView imaging technology with the 808 and Lumia 920. Although many don't consider the 920 to have true PureView technology, ...

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    There used to be a significant divide between "good" cameras and "point-and-shoot" varieties. Today, thanks to modern technology, that division is growing smaller. In the past you could tell a hard-core photographer from an amateur by the size of their lens and the features on their camera. Today we have smartphones that can all take decent pictures, and a few that can take fabulous ones. What's made all this possible? Technology. Sensors have gotten smaller and more sensitive. Storage devices are getting smaller in size, larger in capacity, and faster in speed every day. And the OSes that ...

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    If the Nokia 808 PureView was considered by many to be a camera with a phone, we are now then right in calling the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom a phone with a camera. ...or vice versa. Anyways, both of these phones are built with different concepts and principles in mind. The PureView achieves lossless zoom by cropping towards the sensors 1:1 ratio, while the Galaxy S4 zoom simply extends its optical lenses so that you can achieve 10x optical zoom for your images. Let's see how the two stack up against each other!

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    Damian Dinning is the person responsible for many awesome camera innovations at Nokia. Before leaving the company -- his place was taken by Juha Alakarhu -- he brought PureView to the world, first, in the form of the Nokia 808, then, the Lumia 920 with PureView stage-two. The Nokia 808 PureView features, among many other camera innovations, a mechanical shutter. While the Nokia EOS is nothing but a (recurring) leak at the moment, it is rumored to have a camera system which heavily relies on the one used in the 808. A recent leak tries to depict the same construction, including a ...

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    Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs HTC One vs Apple iPhone 5 vs Nokia 808 PureView; that's the comparison we've been waiting to do ever since this year's flagship Android models came out. That also happens to be the camera comparison most requested by you. So, here it is! We've reviewed all of these phones and, at that time, we compared them against other competitors; this time it's them playing against each-other. While we know that the Apple iPhone 5 is the oldest amongst the best-sellers -- with a refresh due soon -- and the Nokia 808 PureView is more than a year old now, but still regarded by many ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new offer to iOS developers to use Chrome as their navigation tool. LG is next as we talk about their probable tablet plans for the fall, along with their scheduled event for May 30th. Then let's talk about the HTC First which now gets a big price cut on AT&T, for reasons we can only assume. Samsung is next as we talk about the new galaxy devices that they'll release in the next coming months, and no, by new galaxy we don't mean the Galaxy S 4. We end today's show talking about Nokia, their EOS project, and how this can all become ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Pantech Vega Iron leaks and the fact that companies still don't understand what a phone without a bezel means. Then we move to the Galaxy S 4 as rumors have the launch dates for the US already set for the end of this month. The iPhone 5S is next as we've got leaked images of an A7 quad-core chip powering the next generation device. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 928 and how it was compared to the Nokia Lumia 920. We end today's show by talking about the Nokia EOS project and the possibility that this will be the first quad-core Windows ...

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    Update: By popular demand we added a side-by-side video comparison at the bottom of this post; you can check it out in addition to the raw video files. ____ We've recently compared the camera performance on the new HTC One with the imaging capabilities of the Verizon HTC Droid DNA, as well as the PureView on the Nokia Lumia 920. However, the Lumia 920 features a completely different PureView technology than the one on the 808 PureView; the Lumia 920's imaging capabilities are focused mainly on low-light performance and optical-image-stabilization, while the 808 PureView is all about ...

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    In the far-off reaches of Barcelona, two men fight for the right to party tell their tale. Battling narrow urban canyons, strange fast-food condiments, kielbasa-selling mobile-phone salesmen, and seagulls with voices only seagull mothers could love, they fight tooth and nail to share their story. The story of the wonders of mobile technology. You won't hear about all of the weird encounters that have greeted Anton D. Nagy and Michael Fisher since their arrival in Spain for the 2013 Mobile World Congress, but you'll definitely get a taste of what it's been like on the first harrowing day ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Jailbreak for all iOS 6 Compatible devices called Evasi0n. We then talk about the leaked T-Mobile roadmap, which is rumored to include the BlackBerry Z10 and an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC M7 takes the spotlight next with good and bad rumors, which on the positive side talk about new camera technologies, but on the bad side include a delay to important carriers. Then we talk about the Nokia PureView EOS rumors for Windows Phone 8, which may come sooner than you think. We end today's show talking about Stephen Elop's recent ...

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    Those of you who have a Nokia 808 PureView are probably annoyed that an image from the Gallery can be directly shared to Facebook but not to Twitter, which requires you to fire up Nokia Social and show it off from there. There are a couple of new updates reportedly going out for the 808 PureView as well as other Belle FP2 phones which seem to address this omission. After being able to finally share directly to Twitter from the Gallery -- via the Share menu option -- the default icon for sharing turns to Twitter from Facebook. It's not a major update but definitely a welcomed one and it ...

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    Back before Nokia's 808 PureView launched with its utterly fantastic imaging capabilities, before we even knew its final name, we had heard rumors that the handset would be the last in a long line of Symbian smartphones. Nokia had already made it clear that Windows Phone was the future, but rather than slamming the door on Symbian outright, it planned for a more gradual shift in focus over to Microsoft's platform. Since then, we've seen the company continue to release software updates for Symbian devices, helping to reassure long-term fans of the OS that they wouldn't be forgotten, but ...

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    While our own Nokia 808 PureView has not received the latest over-the-air refresh yet, there are several reports circulating over the past couple of days of an update being pushed out to the phone. Those who reportedly received it are talking about a rather fat download, of about 420MB, applied from the computer. While the OTA update could weigh less, the refresh itself should bump the software version of Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 from 113.010.1507 to 113.010.1508, a tiny little version-increase. While new features have not been sighted, the refresh should definitely bring some ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    On October 2 Nokia announced the Belle Feature Pack 2 update for the 808 PureView and other Nokia Belle-powered devices like the Nokia 603, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701. After some users reported issues while updating Nokia has put the refresh on hold but is available again, with problems hopefully being fixed. For the 808 PureView, it finally brings a Gallery Grid view when you have the phone in landscape, access to more functions when you open your images from the Gallery widget on your home screen, more information about your images, such as image resolution, ISO value, white balance ...

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    The Nokia Lumia 920 is out and the Finns have decided to brand its camera as a PureView one. It is not the PureView in its 808 PureView meaning and the manufacturer explains the marketing move: if the 808 is all about lossless zooming and image oversampling, the 920 is all about low light and optical image stabilization. Nokia's camera guru, Damian Dinning, Lead Program Manager of Imaging Experience, took it to Twitter to explain the differences between the two PureView phones: Nokia 808 PureView vs. Nokia Lumia 920, in terms of differences and similarities between them. Camera ...

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    Not often we see companies committing product infanticide, brand cannibalization or, to put it casually, shooting themselves in the foot.  Nokia just did that with the PureView technology. Bear with me for a second: despite the fact that the Nokia 808 PureView is running an abandoned OS (and a slow one at that, compared to others), I often find myself showing the phone off. If the person is tech-savvy they will immediately respect that 41-megapixel sensor and the technology behind it; if they're laymen, I just show them a bunch of pictures and look at their astonished faces. Our own ...

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    The Nokia 808 PureView -- winner of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012 and 2012 TIPA Award for Best Imaging Innovation -- shocked everyone at this year's Mobile World Congress with its 41-megapixel camera sensor. Many understood the PureView Technology from the very beginning while others were simply considering it overkill. Nokia wanted to come up with a worthy successor to the Nokia N8, former King of Camera-phones, and the Finnish company believed that the 808 PureView would be just that. However, straight from the beginning, the 808 PureView raised eyebrows because of the platform used ...

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    We are very lucky to live in today's world of technology, even though many of us don't know it. The multitude of platforms and device manufacturers, as well as the diversity in hardware design, specs and form factors allow us to choose those gadgets which perfectly suit our needs (and pockets). We thought we'd let all of our dear readers know what devices the Pocketnow Editors are carrying at the moment. Carrier variant or unlocked, black, white or other flavor, small, medium or large, tablet, phablet or smartphone, they're all there for us to choose from. Let's dive right in! Adam Z Lein ...

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    After seeing just what the PureView Technology is in reality and how it works, we compared the image and video capturing capabilities of the Nokia 808 PureView with some hot phones on the market right now. As described in the PureView Technology piece, one of its main features is lossless zoom. We have a couple of images for you to check out; the captions on each image will describe the mode used to shoot, but of course, you need to check out the full resolution versions by clicking them open. Note: You may want to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the focus and zoom demo ...

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