PhoneArena.com yesterday posted their review of the Nokia 808 PureView. I can only advise you to read it in full. It's too long to copy and paste the quotes I like, I have a "normal" job to do as well :-) But I take a deep bow for reviews like these, as you will understand after you've read it all. Here you go, enjoy, the Nokia 808 PureView Reviewed on PhoneArena.com!
Humble me - I just wrote my own review of the Nokia 808 PureView yesterday, after almost three weeks working with it (withouth any objection). But then the Verge launches it's review.
The Verge's verdict is no small event, so I was really curious about what Vlad Savov would write about the new Nokia 808 PureView. It's a review with two faces, like the famous Venetian masque that is smiling and crying at the same time. After the break you will find a selection of what I believe to be the most important quotes from this review.
Well, I know you can actually never stop writing about the Nokia 808 PureView - I've done so for the last weeks on a daily basis and I'm not bored with it yet, not at all. Now Steve Litchfield from All About Symbian recently - and finally - got his hands around the Nokia 808 (including the magic Nokia bag full of the accessories everybody - including me - wants so badly).
And he has a lot of catching up to do no doubt, so he is promissing his readers a no less than seven (7!) part review of the device. I'm not sure, but I think that's a first. Anyway it starts here, with some nice pictures as well, of course. And I can't help but quote his final words after the break, so if you don't want to read those already, just don't click on the "read more" link...
I changed my mind. First I thought you would consider me to be too biased to write a review about the Nokia 808 PureView - how could I be critical about a device I obviously love so much to start an international blogsite about it? But I'm not blind to its limitations, and I think you will appreciate to read about my experiences from the last weeks, since I'm still proud to be the first blogger on the planet to have gotten the best camephone on the planet.
Because - whatever you might consider negative about it - that's a fact: it simply is the best camphone on the planet. In this quite lengthy review - and a lot longer if you read all the linked previous articles - you will find my own and official pictures from the Nokia 808 PureView, or pictures I made using it.
Working with it, I've been giving the Nokia 808 PureView a great deal of thought. Why was I so enchanted with it since the first time I laid eyes on it? What inspired me so much to start the PureViewClub? How did I just feel people all over the world would rave about this phone? So I won't start with its specifications, I'll start with a few of my conclusions instead. From there you can read on about the specs and other features of the Nokia 808 PureView. And my criticism as well.
I have been writing reviews about smartphones in The Netherlands since years. But on this blog, I thought you would not consider my review of the Nokia 808 Pureview to be an "objective" view on the device, and I wouldn't blame you.
I tend to forgive (but not forget) its shortcomings, I like to admire what it can do and not focus on what it can't, and I don't really care it "only" runs on Symbian. Today I wrote on Twitter the Nokia 808 PureView is the first pentaband compact camera with a full-fledged touchscreen OS - and although I'm serious about that, I realize it's all in the eye of the beholder.
So I'm happy to give you some quotes from the gigantic 10 page review that has just hit GSMArena about the Nokia 808 PureView. I'll give you a lot of quotes after the break, but I do urge you to read the full story yourself. Really. It's worth it. After those quotes I will give you some extra food for thought, I hope.