Mashable's embarrassing review of the Nokia 808

Yesterday, Mashable published a review (or should I write "review") of the Nokia 808 PureView. They are asking for reactions on the bottom of the article itself, but I decided to write mine here, including a lot of the stunning quotes.

The first cut is the deepest, as Cat Stevens wrote: "The Nokia 808 Pureview blows other cellphone cameras out of the water — but its clunky interface makes it almost not worth the effort." After reading this you already think you know where this is going: another review sacrificing the brilliant new technology because of it's OS. But I gave it a try nevertheless. And it's even worse.

"Mashable put the camera to the test to see if it lived up to the promise. You can see the gallery of images from our tests above. These images were taken on the roof of the building that houses the Mashable offices in Manhattan, about 12 stories up."

First, in this case, it would have been (very) interesting to know it the pictures are made using full resolution or PureView technology. But I take it these pictures are shot in full resolution, since the reviewer writes: the large file sizes really allow for close crops on details of photos. While adding more megapixels doesn’t equal a better quality image, it leads to bigger files that you can do more things with in post-production. So I guess we are looking at 38MP results here (the original pictures being 4:3, I cropped one picture from the Mashable site to fit the "featured" gallery on this blog).

PocketNow: a detailed review of the Nokia 808 PureView

Well, if you haven't had enough of the reviews featured on this blog, here's one more, a very extensive, detailed ánd positive review of the Nokia 808 PureView from It shows just about everything: an unboxing video, a video review, explanation of PureView technology, sample pictures and then some. So not much left for me but point you to it, right? Here it is, enjoy!