Nokia 808 PureView review

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Nokia 808 Pureview review

Contacts can be accessed either through the Contacts app, one of the two Contacts widgets or via contact name entry in the Phone app.

Within the main Contacts app, entries can be displayed and sorted by first or last name with user selected profile images associated.

Once an entry is selected, all the standard contact methods (phone, mobile, e-mail, address, etc.) can be listed/associated with Facebook and Twitter status be displayed once the Social app is set-up and associated with the contact.

Additionally, the Maps Suite is integrated into the Contacts app to display the contact address in the Nokia Maps app to enable quick satellite navigation guidance to the location.

Adding a new contact is simple with an add button in the soft button bar at the bottom of the main Contacts app screen.

Nokia 808 Pureview review

Transferring contact information between devices is just as simple with a number of methods available; Send Contact Card via SMS, e-mail or Bluetooth; synchronise to/from PC or SIM card or web using Exchange ActiveSync or Nokia Sync; Phone Switch in Settings, Connectivity, Data Transfer.


The Call quality on the Nokia 808 PureView was without issue. All calls made and received were only limited by network coverage.

The phone dialler interface includes smart dial as default, but provides the option to switch this off, although we're not sure why you'd want to. The bottom soft button bar adds access to the call log and Contacts app.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
SAR Value1.23 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution41 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time9 Hour
Product Model808
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)169 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, EU RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Processor ManufacturerARM
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionNokia Belle
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density184 ppi
Height123.9 mm
Width60.2 mm
Depth13.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time525 Hour
Product Name808 PureView Smartphone
Processor Speed1.30 GHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Orientation Sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberA00006310
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Pure quality

It's time to think differently about photography. Nokia PureView imaging technology turns the world of photography upside down. It takes every bit of image goodness captured by a 41MP sensor and Carl Zeiss lens and turns it into beautifully detailed 5MP images and Full HD videos. Be ready to shoot and share with friends in an instant - all from a rather clever smartphone.

Don't be afraid of the dark

Never miss the moment. Nokia 808 PureView comes equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens and 41MP megapixel image sensor to maximise available light and create amazing quality images that are comparable to an SLR test.

Package Contents
  • 808 PureView Smartphone
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable
  • Nokia MicroUSB Charger
  • Nokia Stereo Headset
  • Nokia Wrist Strap Black
  • NFC Info Card
  • Quick Guide (User Guide and Product Information Leaflet)
Limited Warranty2 Year