Nokia 808 PureView and Why I'm Sold On It

It's about the convenience of having a (capable) all-in-one device, but all mid to high-end phones offer this. I have lots of contacts, calendar entries, SMS messages etc on my current Nokia N79. Also, I am satisfied with the camera quality (in daylight) of N79. So, we are only going higher the with 808. Also, it would be touch, which everyone has these days. I will only be happy when I upgrade my N79 to 808.

As far as apps are concerned, yes, there are not so many apps in Nokia Symbian, but I guess the top 0.5% of apps from Apple Store and Android Market reach here like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut The Rope etc, so it's acceptable. Also, with job, leisure time also gets reduced.

My friend who has an HTC Sensation XL and Nokia N8 tells me that battery life of Nokia is better than Android mobiles.

Choose your ecosystem carefully

I am sold to Nokia, but sharing my views here so that you can objectively weigh options before buying an expensive phone, and getting locked in a particular ecosystem like Symbian, Android, iPhone, BlackBerry etc.

Dear Reader, please be aware that this is important. Be any ecosystem, no matter what the pros and cons are, whatever the mass appeal is, once you invest money and time in it, it may become difficult to change from it later.

Wishing you fun with your mobile!

(this post was inspired from a reply to a comment on Nokia 808 PureView camera: 10 hidden secrets)

Comments

  1. With regards to ecosystems, Symbian and Android are not closed ecosystems. They can interface with each other very well. And, they both do not need proprietary software to interface with PCs, TVs, etc...

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  2. Okay, yes iPhone is the proverbial walled-garden, lots of quality stuff but love it or leave it.

    While Android is the epitome of open-source goodness save for the access to Google's own app market (though I believe other alternatives are also good).

    What I mean in the article is that high-end phones are not cheap, and the moment you open the package, it becomes second-hand. Also, we as users might get used to the particular interface, icons, way of working and then doesn't that decrease the incentive of moving on to some other ecosystem? Marketing even has a proper term for this effect, I can't remember it right now.

    In a way that changing handsets is easier, but ecosystem is not.

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  3. This mobile makers make fun of us. Canon and nikon with 12 to 18 Megapixes sell DSLR cameras for more than Rs.30000. Nokia comes up with 41 MP with such a small lens.This is absolutely ridiculous for those who know photography and optics. They should concentrate on making good phones not cameras. How this camera will display a image of 41MP. What kind of optics you will get with such a small lens? Customers are taken for a ride and those who spend money mindlessly no problem at all.

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  4. I agree that there is no comparison of a standalone camera (DSLR etc) with a mobile phone camera. But for customers who want an all-in-one (phone, music, GPS, camera, video player etc) device such mobiles can be a good choice.

    Also, you got to give them credit for using a radical technique (inspired from satellite photography). Part of the mass appeal may be advertising. But there can be no two opinions about the image quality which can be compared from flagships of other companies.

    "They should concentrate on making good phones not cameras. Maybe, but customers (like me) are willing to adjust with an experience less than as of iPhone, Android etc for the high-quality photos.

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  5. Yes Nokia battery is more better than other android mobiles...!!!

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    1. Yes, this is true for Nokia's (now-dead) Symbian platform. I am not aware of battery performance of Nokia's Windows phones. For Android, I am noticing that tweaks like black wallpaper, low accuracy GPS location etc help. Have no idea about iPhone's performance in this regard.

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