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THE NOKIA 808 PURE­VIEW IS A TOP NOTCH CAM­ERA PHONE, BUT IT ALSO PROM­ISES AN UN­PAR­AL­LELED MU­SIC EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES TRENDS -

It is hard to ig­nore a chance to play around with the world’s first cam­era phone with a 41MP sen­sor.so when we got a chance for a hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence, you can be sure we were not lag­ging be­hind.

The 808 Pure­view looks sim­i­lar to its pre­de­ces­sor, the N8. The front is dom­i­nated by the 4-inch bright touch dis­play, while the back high­lights the cam­era lens. Here the 41MP stands out on the em­bossed lens cover that hides the sen­sor. The de­vice does feel a bit pla­s­ticky and is slightly heavy to hold.

The cam­era in­ter­face looked dif­fer­ent from the ex­ist­ing Nokia phones as the side row was dom­i­nated by short­cut keys and a drop down menu ap­peared for au­to­matic and man­ual set­tings. Ob­vi­ously, the first thing we checked out was its cam­era. As clar­i­fied by Nokia, the phone cap­tures images at 5 MP res­o­lu­tion, de­spite its 41MP sen­sor. Pho­tog­ra­phy is quick, as soon as one is through, the cam­era is ready for the next click. Dou­ble tap­ping an im­age zoomed in to show us the clar­ity. But un­for­tu­nately, we can­not share the sam­ple pic- tures as the smart­phone didn’t have the lat­est soft­ware.

There was some­thing else that caught our at­ten­tion. The sound out­put of the Nokia 808 Pure­view was su­perb. Un­doubt­edly, one of the best in the in­dus­try. The Agneepath trailer, cap­tured in Dobly Dig­i­tal Plus, sounded su­perb over the head­phones as well as the speaker. The hand­set is also Dobly Head­phone com­pat­i­ble, a spe­cial soft­ware de­signed for the Nokia de­vice that can de­code the con­tent recorded in Dobly Dig­i­tal and play it in mul­tichan­nel. There is also a Dolby on/off mode, usu­ally seen in lap­tops. While turn­ing off the Dolby icon, there was a no­tice­able down­scale in the sound.

Nokia claims this Dolby head­phone op­tion works well with any stereo head­phone be it the one bun­dled in the pack or a Bose unit or even over a home theatre sys­tem. The out­put over the speaker was also praise­wor­thy but not sim­i­lar to on the head­phone. While play­ing with the set­tings, we could not lo­cate the equaliser set­tings, but we doubt we will ever need one.

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