Nokia 808 PureView bags TIPA Imaging Innovation Award

Nokia 808 PureView bags TIPA Imaging Innovation Award




Not even on sale yet, the Nokia PureView 808 is already making a name for itself in the mobile industry with its humongous sensor and its 41MP resolution. Since it was announced back in January at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) many questions have been raised regarding the phone’s camera. Even after bagging the MWC’s Best New Mobile Handset, skeptics and their doubts were still not laid to rest.


 

In a recent event held at Cape Town South Africa, the handset, or should I say the technology behind it, was awarded the highly-coveted Best Imaging Innovation by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Nokia PureView Technology, according to the TIPA’s spokesperson, won the prestigious award because it addressed the main downfall of camera phones which is the quality of the images when in zoom. This is how he and the rest of the organization felt about the Nokia PureView 808:

“In the 808 PureView incarnation we appreciated the extra-large sensor – by camera phone standards (1/1.2 inch) – with the huge 41MP resolution and the ingenious way this resolution is exploited (by oversampling) to supply lossless zooming. In this way Nokia has overcome one of the main drawbacks of camera phones, i.e. unsatisfactory performance with zoom.”

This prestigious award not only solidifies the smartphone’s place as the phone to beat in terms of its camera, it will also allow the phone to walk tall with the blue TIPA logo which can only be carried around by imaging products worthy of winning the recognition. Sure there will always be skeptics, especially those who thinks that besides its camera, the phone is relatively useless because of the fact that it runs on Symbian OS. But passionate Nokia-Symbian users think that it’s not going to be a deal-breaker as they’d rather have the upcoming flagship device run on Symbian than Windows Phone. What’s your take on this?



This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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41 Responses

  1. randomguy says:

    Good luck Nokia.

    • someguy says:

      Agreed.

      Good opinion.

      My opinion on my needs :

      I have an HP TX-1325AU laptop, but sometimes I forget to bring it along or find it cumbersome for some business trips. So I bring along my Nokia Symbian S60V3FP1 device Nokia N82-00 with the 3.5″ AV cable and the Nokia SU-8W Bluetooth keyboard.

      I hook it up on the hotel’s LCD TV, and using the hotel WiFi or my data plan, I fire up the browser and conduct business using eBuddy for my chat client.

      I also use the built in Quick Office suite to view and edit documents before I email it out.

      After doing internet banking on my device, I capture screenshots of the transaction reference page, then send it out as MMS to my suppliers to confirm payment.

      I also send out the files through Bluetooth for archive purposes on my other devices.

      At night, the Xenon flash on my device really helps to capture low light photos so I can give a clear picture of documents and scenery.

      All these, on a 5 year old, year 2007 device, a humble non touch screen phone Nokia N82-00.

      Yesterday, I went to Nokia Store in the mall. Test drive the Nokia 701 Symbian Belle device.

      Although much is to be desired, lacking Xenon flash and autofocus, the experience was, at the very least, refreshing! Compared to my old device and some other devices from other brands and manufacturers, I was really surprised at the ease of use and usability of Symbian Belle. Connecting my 3 year old Nokia SU-8W was a cinch, with no additional software to download nor install (unlike the Nokia N82-00, which requires a sis file).

      So, with this, I expect the Nokia 808 to be a really fun device, having sampled and blown away by its lower spec’d brother, the Nokia 701.

      So, my needs are

      A good camera, excellent I/O in ONE device, to sample:

      1.) NFC;
      2.) HDMI;
      3.) 3.5″ output jack with AV out;
      4.) DLNA through WIFI a/b/g/n;
      5.) At least one (1) noise cancelling microphone;
      6.) Beyond run-of-the-mill speakers, after all Nokia has Dolby HD;
      7.) Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP;
      8.) FM transmitter & receiver;
      9.) Excellent AMOLED 4″ screen;
      10.) micro USB 2.0 chargeable port that supports USB On-The-Go (plug in any USB device, and the device will read/write/recognize it, e.g., USB flash drives).
      11.) Xenon flash that is around 2x brighter than the ones in Nokia N8;
      12.) LED video light for capturing video in low light or in total darkness.
      13.) Offline GPS;
      14.) WiFi Direct;
      15.) Customize-able Wallpaper;
      16.) Offline Voice Command and Recognition;

      and finally…

      17.) A “SMARTPHONE” that doesn’t go duhhh when it is offline.

      And yes, I do use all of these features, and more.

      To each his own.

  2. heman says:

    Camera lang mapagmamalaki ng phone na yan. In everything else, obsolete na.

    • unggoy says:

      research ka pre NFC.

      kaalaman mo ang obsolete e. magbasa ka naman.

    • diemhang says:

      hahaha..nasobrahan kana ata sa kakain ng apple at kakalaro ng green na robot,kaya akala mo obsolete na ang symbian,lingon-lingon ka naman sa paligid mo, baka masaktan ka na karamihan nokia phone parin ang gamit, wlang kwenta ang mga applications na yan sa android at ios ng apple para sa mga smart phone, aanhin mo ang yan kung my laptop or tablet ka naman.

    • heman says:

      Bobo! Ilagay mo nga sa pocket mo ang laptop or tablet mo! Porke Nokia dumbphones lang gamit mo, itutulad mo kami sa iyo!

    • Dunn says:

      Sobrang obsolete na ng Symbian, kaya nga nakagawa sila nitong PureView sensor na hindi kayang i-support ngayon ng Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone di ba?

      Kaya nga meron ding USB-on-the-Go at NFC ang Symbian kasi sobrang ‘obsolete’ na e.

      Apps kayo ng apps, eh ano bang nagpapa-smart sa smartphone? If it works right out of the box, that’s a smartphone: Hello, Symbian!

      Pero kung rely ng rely sa apps, ano ito? Yun ang dumb phone. Walang kayang gawin kundi umasa sa mga apps. Hello, iPhone!

      Puro nalang kayo Apple. Akala nyo naman sobrang gagaling ng smartphones nyo, eh kung zero naman ang count ng apps na nasa app store, tingin nyo magagamit nyo yang iPhone na yan? The hell, hindi, walang silbi yan. Parang feature phone lang yan.

      SIRI ba kamo? “SORI” ka nalang. Gimmick lang yan.

    • tu9tifive says:

      PRE! eto naman ang maipagmamalaki na di pwedeng gayahin! kahit anong ganda ng butas sa mansanas na yan walang sinabi yan!!!!

    • diemhang says:

      hahaha.. di bali ng di makakain at mabaon sa utang basta my iphone or android lang, typical na tangang pinoy, sana isa ka sa maholdap at mapatay dahil sa mamahaling smartphone na yan.

    • komar says:

      hirap talaga maging fandroid at ifan :D

    • unggoy says:

      majority ng bumibili ng apple products, status symbol ang habol.

      masabi lang na sosyal.

    • ZAYNE says:

      ^ to the commentor above:…. Typical apple stereo type….we are not social climbers (at least im not) dont you just think that they buy apple is that its easier to use (im both android and ios user so i have experience) their are a lot of variables so dont expect all ios users to be plastic and stereotypes we are all humans and your argument has just been stepped on

    • Bryanboy says:

      I know this isn’t fashion-related but I’ve been around the globe for fashion weeks and to tell you what I’ve heard from my friends, they only stick with iPhone because of the apps and without them the iPhone is pretty much useless. Only smart people know why Nokia is still the leader in innovation after all these years. I’ve been a Nokia user since 1997 and I’m def gonna buy this cray cray phone. Come closer sweetie, I want to slap your face. ;)

  3. Tranq says:

    Kawawang Symbian. Napagiwanan na ng Android and iOS and malapit na maglaho.

    • bong says:

      napag iwanan? to what extent? features?usability?battery management? OS is just a software..do you think your Iphone IOS or Samsung Android could match symbian belle phones whith same specifications? your beloved galaxy and Iphone would eat dust in every department for sure.

  4. somedude says:

    gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-ww-monthly-201103-201203-bar

  5. someguy says:

    gs.statcounter . com / #mobile_os-ww-monthly-201103-201203-bar

  6. someguy says:

    gs . statcounter . com / #mobile_os-ww-monthly-201103-201203

    Symbian is still king.

  7. dell says:

    symbian is still the best…..

  8. Benchmark says:

    well like what the article said, it’s not the phone itself (nor the OS on the phone) but the technology behind the cameras power to take a zoomed object.

    Well good for Nokia, but I hope they could cope up using this technology to their flagship phone, hopefuly they could regain their glory.

    <-Motorola User here

  9. someguy says:

    http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-ww-monthly-200812-201204

    Honestly. Just look at the updated numbers in the statistics.

    • 3310My1stNOKIAphone says:

      What is the basis of this stat? Para sa akin kung ano ung phone na mabenta sa market un ang maganda mapa OS yan camera and etc… Kung ano patok sa tao un un… kaya wag na kayo magtalo talo kung ano maganda sa inyo eh di un ang maganda, after all kayo naman gagamit ng phone hindi ung iba…

  10. ggkids says:

    skeptics will always be skeptics and fanboys will always be fanboys, halata naman bakit kayo nagaaway..kasi di nyo mabili lahat yan.. magaral muna kayo ng mabuti sa college di yun pakikipagaway sa net ang inaatupag noobs.

    thought of the day

    “Nakasmart phone ka nga, eh yung gumagamit walang alam kung di magpost ng magnun sa facebook at mag temple run..:)”

    react na!

  11. someguy says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oay4yqRQuVE

    Something to think about before Nokia 808 arrives. This is stainless steel with offline OVI GPS maps, TV out, NFC, front facing camera with native 3G video call, Bluetooth, NFC, etc.,

    • tinikling says:

      ahays.. akala ko pa naman kuntento na ang nokia sa nokia n8, may utol pa pala.. but ny n8 belle still rocks.. di makapaniwala ang office mate ko ng nanood ako nga movie sa n8 ko using flash drive..alang binatbat ang iphone 4s nya sa nokia n8 belle ko.

  12. steelicon says:

    This is a worthy replacement for my Symbian device, which I currently use as a primary phone with a backup Android device. December 2012. When this phone is priced at par with Canon S100 + Nokia 701, then that will be the day. ;-)

  13. Paolo says:

    Nokia said “Be ready to see things in PureView.” So iFan and FAndroid be ready to see images in really great detail, captured using a device with what you say an obsolete OS but that is running a technology that is straight from the future of Imaging Technology.

    And you have to see it to believe it.

    Strict reminder:
    Please do not use the Camera of the Nokia 808 PureView if you still plan to use the camera of iPhones or Androids. In the coming weeks, you’ll now why. ^_^

  14. 3310My1stNOKIAphone says:

    i’d rather buy DSLR camera with the same price of N808 then use nokia 3310… “nokia care” customer service… they really don’t care… they just dump my 18months phone…

    • steelicon says:

      Agreed.

      Good opinion.

      My opinion on my needs :

      I have an HP TX-1325AU laptop, but sometimes I forget to bring it along or find it cumbersome for some business trips. So I bring along my Nokia Symbian S60V3FP1 device Nokia N82-00 with the 3.5″ AV cable and the Nokia SU-8W Bluetooth keyboard.

      I hook it up on the hotel’s LCD TV, and using the hotel WiFi or my data plan, I fire up the browser and conduct business using eBuddy for my chat client.

      I also use the built in Quick Office suite to view and edit documents before I email it out.

      After doing internet banking on my device, I capture screenshots of the transaction reference page, then send it out as MMS to my suppliers to confirm payment.

      I also send out the files through Bluetooth for archive purposes on my other devices.

      At night, the Xenon flash on my device really helps to capture low light photos so I can give a clear picture of documents and scenery.

      All these, on a 5 year old, year 2007 device, a humble non touch screen phone Nokia N82-00.

      Yesterday, I went to Nokia Store in the mall. Test drive the Nokia 701 Symbian Belle device.

      Although much is to be desired, lacking Xenon flash and autofocus, the experience was, at the very least, refreshing! Compared to my old device and some other devices from other brands and manufacturers, I was really surprised at the ease of use and usability of Symbian Belle. Connecting my 3 year old Nokia SU-8W was a cinch, with no additional software to download nor install (unlike the Nokia N82-00, which requires a sis file).

      So, with this, I expect the Nokia 808 to be a really fun device, having sampled and blown away by its lower spec’d brother, the Nokia 701.

      So, my needs are

      A damn good camera, excellent I/O in ONE device, to sample:

      1.) NFC;
      2.) HDMI;
      3.) 3.5″ output jack with AV out;
      4.) DLNA through WIFI a/b/g/n;
      5.) At least one (1) noise cancelling microphone;
      6.) Beyond run-of-the-mill speakers, after all Nokia has Dolby HD;
      7.) Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP;
      8.) FM transmitter & receiver;
      9.) Excellent AMOLED 4″ screen;
      10.) micro USB 2.0 chargeable port that supports USB On-The-Go (plug in any USB device, and the device will read/write/recognize it, e.g., USB flash drives).
      11.) Xenon flash that is around 2x brighter than the ones in Nokia N8;
      12.) LED video light for capturing video in low light or in total darkness.
      13.) Offline GPS;
      14.) WiFi Direct;
      15.) Customize-able Wallpaper;
      16.) Offline Voice Command and Recognition;

      and finally…

      17.) A “SMARTPHONE” that doesn’t go dumb when it is offfline.

      And yes, I do use all of these features, and more.

      To each his own.

    • yugadude says:

      Agreed.

      Good opinion.

      My opinion on my needs :

      I have an HP TX-1325AU laptop, but sometimes I forget to bring it along or find it cumbersome for some business trips. So I bring along my Nokia Symbian S60V3FP1 device Nokia N82-00 with the 3.5″ AV cable and the Nokia SU-8W Bluetooth keyboard.

      I hook it up on the hotel’s LCD TV, and using the hotel WiFi or my data plan, I fire up the browser and conduct business using eBuddy for my chat client.

      I also use the built in Quick Office suite to view and edit documents before I email it out.

      After doing internet banking on my device, I capture screenshots of the transaction reference page, then send it out as MMS to my suppliers to confirm payment.

      I also send out the files through Bluetooth for archive purposes on my other devices.

      At night, the Xenon flash on my device really helps to capture low light photos so I can give a clear picture of documents and scenery.

      All these, on a 5 year old, year 2007 device, a humble non touch screen phone Nokia N82-00.

      Yesterday, I went to Nokia Store in the mall. Test drive the Nokia 701 Symbian Belle device.

      Although much is to be desired, lacking Xenon flash and autofocus, the experience was, at the very least, refreshing! Compared to my old device and some other devices from other brands and manufacturers, I was really surprised at the ease of use and usability of Symbian Belle. Connecting my 3 year old Nokia SU-8W was a cinch, with no additional software to download nor install (unlike the Nokia N82-00, which requires a sis file).

      So, with this, I expect the Nokia 808 to be a really fun device, having sampled and blown away by its lower spec’d brother, the Nokia 701.

      So, my needs are

      A darned good camera, excellent I/O in ONE device, to sample:

      1.) NFC;
      2.) HDMI;
      3.) 3.5″ output jack with AV out;
      4.) DLNA through WIFI a/b/g/n;
      5.) At least one (1) noise cancelling microphone;
      6.) Beyond run-of-the-mill speakers, after all Nokia has Dolby HD;
      7.) Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP;
      8.) FM transmitter & receiver;
      9.) Excellent AMOLED 4″ screen;
      10.) micro USB 2.0 chargeable port that supports USB On-The-Go (plug in any USB device, and the device will read/write/recognize it, e.g., USB flash drives).
      11.) Xenon flash that is around 2x brighter than the ones in Nokia N8;
      12.) LED video light for capturing video in low light or in total darkness.
      13.) Offline GPS;
      14.) WiFi Direct;
      15.) Customize-able Wallpaper;
      16.) Offline Voice Command and Recognition;

      and finally…

      17.) A “SMARTPHONE” that doesn’t go duhhh when it is offline.

      And yes, I do use all of these features, and more.

      To each his own.

    • someguy says:

      FYI : Your Nokia Care warranty is only up to 12 months unless you buy their extended warranty for 12 std + 12 ext months or 12 std + 24 ext months.

      They are obligated by law to serve the warranty as the contract explicitly implies.

    • someguy says:

      FYI : Your Nokia Care warranty is only up to 12 months unless you buy their extended warranty for 12 std + 12 ext months or 12 std + 24 ext months.

      They are obligated by law to serve the warranty as the contract explicitly states.

    • 3310My1stNOKIAphone says:

      Before my 12 months warranty runs out something happened on my phone the screen display goes to blank couple of seconds after turning the power on. Since still under warranty i brought it to nokia customer service a.k.a “Nokia Care”. after 2-3 weeks my phone was fixed and comes with another 30-60 days warranty on the fix they did and after it runs out again the problem happens again then i brought it to Nokia for fix and after 1 week they text me informing that the will charge me for about 1,600 for the replacement of some parts and i said go… and after 3 weeks they call me and informed me that they cannot fix the phone. when i came to nokia to claim my phone and try to power it on and there’s no display at all, not the same condition when i brought it to them for fix… haays, just sharing my bad experience with “Nokia Cares” maybe they don’t care… hehe

    • someguy says:

      Agreed.

      Yes it really sucks like that. Almost a;l manufacturers have that kind of problem which they find hard to admit and try to cover up, and almost all end users have had problems like that.

      For instance, an Android device. 3 months into the units’ life, 2 units of the same brand, same model, suddenly died without warning. Went to the service center, turns out to be defective main board due to a faulty CMOS battery. They changed the battery, returned the unit. A few weeks later, same problem, this time, no major replacements but only firmware updates.

      That just goes to show the QC and QA for these big companies.

      Now for that NCC, I would have done things differently. I would have complained directly to Nokia, since NCC is “outsourced” to different service vendors, like MemoXpress, to name but one of many. Same goes for the Android service centers.

      Same goes for AsuS, Acer, HP, Sony Mobile, etc.,

      Again. It is up to you to be vigilant. I am vigilant, so I got results.

    • 3310My1stNOKIAphone says:

      i just learned that NCC is just an outsourced. Hmmm i’m thinking to go directly to Nokia… Anyway thanks someguy…

  15. techpinoy says:

    Agreed.

    Good opinion.

    My opinion on my needs :

    I have an HP TX-1325AU laptop, but sometimes I forget to bring it along or find it cumbersome for some business trips. So I bring along my Nokia Symbian S60V3FP1 device Nokia N82-00 with the 3.5″ AV cable and the Nokia SU-8W Bluetooth keyboard.

    I hook it up on the hotel’s LCD TV, and using the hotel WiFi or my data plan, I fire up the browser and conduct business using eBuddy for my chat client.

    I also use the built in Quick Office suite to view and edit documents before I email it out.

    After doing internet banking on my device, I capture screenshots of the transaction reference page, then send it out as MMS to my suppliers to confirm payment.

    I also send out the files through Bluetooth for archive purposes on my other devices.

    At night, the Xenon flash on my device really helps to capture low light photos so I can give a clear picture of documents and scenery.

    All these, on a 5 year old, year 2007 device, a humble non touch screen phone Nokia N82-00.

    Yesterday, I went to Nokia Store in the mall. Test drive the Nokia 701 Symbian Belle device.

    Although much is to be desired, lacking Xenon flash and autofocus, the experience was, at the very least, refreshing! Compared to my old device and some other devices from other brands and manufacturers, I was really surprised at the ease of use and usability of Symbian Belle. Connecting my 3 year old Nokia SU-8W was a cinch, with no additional software to download nor install (unlike the Nokia N82-00, which requires a sis file).

    So, with this, I expect the Nokia 808 to be a really fun device, having sampled and blown away by its lower spec’d brother, the Nokia 701.

    So, my needs are

    A good camera, excellent I/O in ONE device, to sample:

    1.) NFC;
    2.) HDMI;
    3.) 3.5″ output jack with AV out;
    4.) DLNA through WIFI a/b/g/n;
    5.) At least one (1) noise cancelling microphone;
    6.) Beyond run-of-the-mill speakers, after all Nokia has Dolby HD;
    7.) Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP;
    8.) FM transmitter & receiver;
    9.) Excellent AMOLED 4″ screen;
    10.) micro USB 2.0 chargeable port that supports USB On-The-Go (plug in any USB device, and the device will read/write/recognize it, e.g., USB flash drives).
    11.) Xenon flash that is around 2x brighter than the ones in Nokia N8;
    12.) LED video light for capturing video in low light or in total darkness.
    13.) Offline GPS;
    14.) WiFi Direct;
    15.) Customize-able Wallpaper;
    16.) Offline Voice Command and Recognition;

    and finally…

    17.) A “SMARTPHONE” that doesn’t go duhhh when it is offline.

    And yes, I do use all of these features, and more.

    To each his own.

  16. steelicon says:

    my needs are

    A good camera, excellent I/O in ONE device, to sample:

    1.) NFC;
    2.) HDMI;
    3.) 3.5″ output jack with AV out;
    4.) DLNA through WIFI a/b/g/n;
    5.) At least one (1) noise cancelling microphone;
    6.) Beyond run-of-the-mill speakers, after all Nokia has Dolby HD;
    7.) Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP;
    8.) FM transmitter & receiver;
    9.) Excellent AMOLED 4″ screen;
    10.) micro USB 2.0 chargeable port that supports USB On-The-Go (plug in any USB device, and the device will read/write/recognize it, e.g., USB flash drives).
    11.) Xenon flash that is around 2x brighter than the ones in Nokia N8;
    12.) LED video light for capturing video in low light or in total darkness.
    13.) Offline GPS;
    14.) WiFi Direct;
    15.) Customize-able Wallpaper;
    16.) Offline Voice Command and Recognition;

    and finally…

    17.) A “SMARTPHONE” that doesn’t go duhhh when it is offline.

    And yes, I do use all of these features, and more.

    To each his own.

  17. steelicon says:

    Agreed.

    Good opinion.

    My opinion on my needs :

    I have an HP TX-1325AU laptop, but sometimes I forget to bring it along or find it cumbersome for some business trips. So I bring along my Nokia Symbian S60V3FP1 device Nokia N82-00 with the 3.5? AV cable and the Nokia SU-8W Bluetooth keyboard.

    I hook it up on the hotel’s LCD TV, and using the hotel WiFi or my data plan, I fire up the browser and conduct business using eBuddy for my chat client.

    I also use the built in Quick Office suite to view and edit documents before I email it out.

    After doing internet banking on my device, I capture screenshots of the transaction reference page, then send it out as MMS to my suppliers to confirm payment.

    I also send out the files through Bluetooth for archive purposes on my other devices.

    At night, the Xenon flash on my device really helps to capture low light photos so I can give a clear picture of documents and scenery.

    All these, on a 5 year old, year 2007 device, a humble non touch screen phone Nokia N82-00.

    Yesterday, I went to Nokia Store in the mall. Test drive the Nokia 701 Symbian Belle device.

    Although much is to be desired, lacking Xenon flash and autofocus, the experience was, at the very least, refreshing! Compared to my old device and some other devices from other brands and manufacturers, I was really surprised at the ease of use and usability of Symbian Belle. Connecting my 3 year old Nokia SU-8W was a cinch, with no additional software to download nor install (unlike the Nokia N82-00, which requires a sis file).

    So, with this, I expect the Nokia 808 to be a really fun device, having sampled and blown away by its lower spec’d brother, the Nokia 701.

  18. bob says:

    there’s no point in compairing symbian with android and iphones… merong sariling functions ang nokia na mas user friendly and convenient sa user..kanya kanyang taste lng yan.. lahat ng mobile phone merong downfalls..generally speaking, android is a damn battery eater compared to symbian.. u cant rely on it if u are a heavy user.. iphone also sucks..no mass storage mode.. u nid to install itunes muna.. bluetooth is completely useless. it cannot recognize phones other that its kind…the worst part? no external memory card slot.. the truth is, sa apps lng nkklamang,ang android at apple…and perhaps sa presyo na rin.. pag mahal ang unit mo, astig at in ka… nothing more, nothing less.. anothr very interesting and nice thing about symbian os: easy to hack and modified…
    cheers and peace!

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