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RE: Not surprised here
By BRB29 on 7/8/2013 10:30:38 PM , Rating: 2
did you actually read the review?

RE: Not surprised here
By drumsticks on 7/8/2013 10:45:15 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, did you?

Nokia didn't release the 808 PureView in the hope of making much of a dent in the smartphone market - the Symbian operating system is obsolete, and Nokia's future plans are focussed on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. If you want an 808 in the USA, you'll have to pay full price ($699) since no carrier (to date) is subsidizing the hardware through contracts on this side of the Atlantic. But while the Nokia 808 might not be an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy killer, it is a fascinating and compelling product, and one that has added a definite shine to Nokia's reputation in the tech industry, which was looking a little tarnished, to say the least. The 808 proves that Nokia can innovate, and its PureView technology has piqued the interest of serious photographers, being one of the most important innovations - arguable the most important - in mobile photography since the smarphone era dawned five or so years ago. As such, the 808 is intriguing not just in itself, but because of what it represents. Things could be about to get interesting...

Qualms over symbian aside (which has nothing to do with the camera), and considering it got a gold award, I'd say it looked pretty darn good...

RE: Not surprised here
By BRB29 on 7/9/13, Rating: -1
RE: Not surprised here
By chripuck on 7/9/2013 11:25:21 AM , Rating: 3
You are so incredibly dense... here, I'll spell out his points in very simple English.

-The 808 or the 1020 is not as good as a good P&S.
-Most people do not carry around both a P&S and a smartphone.
-For a smartphone, this camera is truly spectacular.

He's not arguing whether it's a better phone than the competition, he's not arguing that it's a better camera than good P&S, Micro 4/3 or DSLRs, he's not arguing that it will sell well. You never even made those points, he was replying to your statement that the 41 MP was a gimmick, which it is not.

RE: Not surprised here
By CaedenV on 7/9/2013 1:24:36 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. Lets keep in mind that the 808 was built primarily as a pocket camera with phone capability. Meanwhile the 1020 looks to be a Lumia 920 with a nice camera added on. The Lumia 920 is a great phone already (it is what I use), and adding the 41MP camera to it seems like a nice addition. Comparing the phone features of the 1020 to the old 808 is silly. We are talking about different hardware, different operating system, and nearly 2 extra years of development. Rather let's compare the phone features to the 920 which has the exact same hardware and software, and only compare the camera to the 808 while keeping in mind that the 1020 should have a more mature sensor, possibly better lenses, and will definitely have OIS added which was sorely lacking in the 808.
I don't think that the 1020 brings enough to the table for me to replace my 8 month old 920, but the 41MP camera is hardly the gimmick I thought it was when I first heard about the 808. It will definitely be a requirement for my next phone, be it this Christmas, or next year when my contract expires.

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