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Great for events and vacation

kingstu

Jul 6, 2012, 1:05 PM
Awesome still camera. Awesome video camera. Awesome audio recording. I can't wait to use it to capture the memories that happen everyday. Pentaband 3G. Wifi Hotspot. Complete offline GPS. FM-Radio and Transmitter. It has it all except a good browser. The perfect vacation and travel phone for anyone.
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Tofuchong

Jul 6, 2012, 1:37 PM
totally agree - this would be an awesome camera (let alone camera phone) for any vacation in a colourful or tropical region.

It still makes me sad... you can get a 41 megapixel camera in a phone. Back in the day I bought my first 2.1 megapixel cannon powershot for almost $600.00 Shocked

Awesome camera, good phone.
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Jellz

Jul 7, 2012, 9:37 AM
Megapixels aren't all that make a camera, there's a lot more that goes into it. It's funny how the cell phone industry gets caught up on how many megapixels something has. A high megapixel camera with crap for other features will just make very large blurry pictures.
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melrhodes

Jul 8, 2012, 2:08 PM
a 3 Megapixel cameraphone with good software can give better pictures compared 5 or 8 megapixel one
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winnt7

Jul 9, 2012, 6:54 PM
That is true: everything from a large sensor (for a phone) to pixel oversampling contribute to the 808's camera quality.

GSMarena conducted blind tests, pitting the 808 Pureview against top smartphones, and a micro 4/3 camera, and the results were nothing short of incredible. An 8 megapixel shot on this phone is the best for phones (for some time to come), as well as perfect for most [even casual] photographers.

Plus, the 808 Pureview makes phone calls, my point and shoot camera does not Sad ... lol
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muchdrama

Jul 10, 2012, 12:18 PM
Jellz said:
Megapixels aren't all that make a camera, there's a lot more that goes into it. It's funny how the cell phone industry gets caught up on how many megapixels something has. A high megapixel camera with crap for other features will just make very large blurry pictures.


Engadget called it the 'best cell phone camera on the market'.
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Jellz

Jul 11, 2012, 8:46 AM
If you believe I was aruging that the Nokia PureView has a bad camera, you're mistaken. I was merely pointing out that the megapixel count isn't everything with a camera, so when Tofuchong says he bought a 2.1 megapixel camera, that doesn't necessarily mean it was bad.

It's possible it was bad, just like it's possible to make a 41 megapixel camera that's bad.

They didn't, which is good. Nokia knows how to make good cameras.
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winnt7

Jul 11, 2012, 10:07 AM
My apologies!

I'm just super impatient on waiting to get one, I like to babble on about facts and specs about it until I get one.

I agree, Nokia knows how to make good cameras, and good [yet underrated] phones.

Thanks!
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Tofuchong

Jul 11, 2012, 2:26 PM
Looking back at the way things went, their mistake was not jumping on Android. Nokia phones have been great, and more options is better (Symbian works just great for what it is) but the way android took off and left BB and Symbian in the dust, they just couldn't keep up. They do make great phones though, good cameras, and great quality devices.
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muchdrama

Jul 11, 2012, 2:31 PM
Tofuchong said:
Looking back at the way things went, their mistake was not jumping on Android. Nokia phones have been great, and more options is better (Symbian works just great for what it is) but the way android took off and left BB and Symbian in the dust, they just couldn't keep up. They do make great phones though, good cameras, and great quality devices.


I'm not sure jumping on Android would have been a good idea--maybe in the short term; because long term, people are starting to get fed up with Android's fragmentation.
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Tofuchong

Jul 11, 2012, 7:05 PM
Yeah, I was pretty upset about that too. The Galaxy 5 that I have came with android 2.1 ( I bought it christmas 2011) and it was upgradable to 2.2, however the version of 2.2 that it gets is very, very different than the 2.2 version my friend has on her Optimus Black, the phones even do / do not support different applications, its really a huge piss-off.

I'm hoping that will be fixed with ICS.
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muchdrama

Jul 11, 2012, 9:05 PM
Tofuchong said:
Yeah, I was pretty upset about that too. The Galaxy 5 that I have came with android 2.1 ( I bought it christmas 2011) and it was upgradable to 2.2, however the version of 2.2 that it gets is very, very different than the 2.2 version my friend has on her Optimus Black, the phones even do / do not support different applications, its really a huge piss-off.

I'm hoping that will be fixed with ICS.


Don't hold your breath. I'm looking forward to getting a Windows 8 phone. I just hope that a) Virgin Mobile gets them, and b) Microsoft doesn't allow anyone to screw with the GUI.
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Tofuchong

Jul 12, 2012, 2:14 PM
I hope Virgin Mobile gets one too. I do live in Canada, virgin mobile up here is quite a bit better than it is in the US. Virgin Mobile here has a HSPA +42 & LTE network (in 3 cities), AND it also has EVDO, so you can use pretty much any CDMA or GSM phone in existance. I'm looking forward to the Pure View
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winnt7

Jul 19, 2012, 9:18 AM
I'm on Virgin Mobile too!

Much better than Robbers (that's Rogers).

I wonder how well this phone will work on Virgin Mobile... we'll have to wait until I get mine!
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Tofuchong

Jul 19, 2012, 5:14 PM
Virgin has the best speeds i've ever gotten - I have a Galaxy 5 (Galaxy Euro) which is HSPA 10.1 (3G) but I have gotten speeds at *almost* 10 Mbps in some areas, which was faster than one of my buddies 4G phones he has on Bell.
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winnt7

Jul 19, 2012, 9:12 AM
@muchdrama

I totally agree!

At least with Windows Phone, there is one kind of Windows Phone OS that is universal across all brands. Same goes for iPhone.

With Android, you get Samsung tweaks, HTC tweaks, LG (omg, crap!) tweaks, etc.

Regarding Symbian, Nokia said they were working on this tech for 5 years or so, so back in 2007, when Symbian still had some kind of foothold in the market, it was a viable, and well-known-enough OS for them to develop this tech for. I think Symbian was a fine choice for this phone for now.

Quite honestly, when I have a Galaxy S III that has all the cool apps and fancy screen, but can't seem to load emails properly, there's a problem with Android. I can't wait to get my 808 Smile
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muchdrama

Jul 19, 2012, 2:45 PM
winnt7 said:
@muchdrama

I totally agree!

At least with Windows Phone, there is one kind of Windows Phone OS that is universal across all brands. Same goes for iPhone.

With Android, you get Samsung tweaks, HTC tweaks, LG (omg, crap!) tweaks, etc.

Regarding Symbian, Nokia said they were working on this tech for 5 years or so, so back in 2007, when Symbian still had some kind of foothold in the market, it was a viable, and well-known-enough OS for them to develop this tech for. I think Symbian was a fine choice for this phone for now.

Quite honestly, when I have a Galaxy S III that has all the cool apps and fancy screen, but can't seem to load emails properly, there's a problem with Android. I can't wait to g
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muchdrama

Jul 19, 2012, 2:47 PM
Whoops! Hit the submit button a bit early.

Symbian could have been a contender. Nokia just let it wilt on the vine when the time came to challenge all newcomers.

As for WinPhon8--I've heard rumors that Microsoft will let manufacturers add their own changes to the GUI. Please, Microsoft--don't do it.
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winnt7

Jul 21, 2012, 10:20 AM
True.

I guess Nokia was just content with selling as many S40 handsets as they could (developing markets and such).

Do you think it's possible that Symbian could turn open-source, so as to let the community keep it alive for all those existing Symbian handsets out there? I'd like that!

As for Microsoft and WinPhone8, I sure hope that they leave that clean UI alone. I can't imagine what garbage HTC would throw on top.
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muchdrama

Jul 21, 2012, 11:25 PM
winnt7 said:
True.

I guess Nokia was just content with selling as many S40 handsets as they could (developing markets and such).

Do you think it's possible that Symbian could turn open-source, so as to let the community keep it alive for all those existing Symbian handsets out there? I'd like that!

As for Microsoft and WinPhone8, I sure hope that they leave that clean UI alone. I can't imagine what garbage HTC would throw on top.


Meego's going open source. And it's more intuitive than Symbian.
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