I've started to share all impressive reviews here on my blog, so I can't leave this one out: tech enthusiast like me, Dhruv Bhutani from FoneArena in India also tested the Nokia 808 PureView and even included some videos from it's European connection Michael Hell. It's well worth a read and of course also very nice to see some pictures from India included, I even borrowed one to lively up this post :-) You can find his review here.
So maybe that's why I totally missed the totally unmissable, giant review that Clinton Jeff wrote on Unleasthephones.com about the best camphone ever, or like he writes: "they say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, 7800. The fact that the Nokia 808 Pureview is getting so much attention, even from haters of the brand, is proof enough of how capable this little phone is. It really is the most impressive cameraphone you’ve ever seen, and one that wont be beat by other manufacturers any time soon."
So although I'm sorry to be a little late sharing this review with you, I'm leaving you about 7700 words to read how Clinton Jef got to this conclusion. You'll find the review here.
By now I've read many if not all long reviews about the Nokia 808 PureView, from the most prestigious and influential blogs worldwide. And I've pointed you to many of these reviews, because I think it's good to know all those different opinions if you plan to own one yourself. I respect them all, but somehow, they all seem to miss a point as well.
The header says it nicely what has been so many times before by now: "Nokia 808 PureView review: the future of mobile imaging, wrapped in smartphone's past". There you have it, again: reviewers will cheer the camera and cry over the OS. It's the way it is, although my humble opinion is a bit different, as you know when you have read my own review on this blog.
Steve Litchfield from All About Symbian stopped the first part of his review "short of going into depth on the 808's main Unique Selling Point, the monster camera, since this deserves its own review parts. Four of them, in fact, starting in this, part 2a, with a summary of how PureView works, samples of its output and comments on the quality produced."