Specs summary


The Nokia 808 PureView's screen is 4 inches with 360 x 640 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM 11 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Symbian Belle operating system (OS).

41+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 41+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 21.9 days standby time, 540 minutes (2G), 390 minutes (3G), 254 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

It's a technological triumph, and a photographic one too. It's also a decent phone, music player and media system. Really, aside from a slightly limp app market and that price, it's got it all.

- Ian Morris , Pocket-lint 

The PureView 808 is easily the best cameraphone yet. But if you're obsessed with imaging quality, be prepared to compromise on performance and usability.

- Mat Smith , Engadget 

Reviews (6.6/10 Avg. rating)

Phone Report v2.0

Undeniably a camera enthusiast's phone

from Phone Report v2.0

The Nokia 808 PureView really is the finest Symbian device ever produced, but is that good enough? When looking at aspects like multimedia and photography it most certainly is. When looking at it from a more connected point-of-view, not so much. When really delving into user interface and experience and the ecosystem, it looks less compelling. The last shot against the 808 PureView is pricing. It is a very expensive device, and certainly here in South Africa it had one of the highest launch prices for a Nokia device that I can remember in the last three of four years, rubbing shoulders with... Full review

Tech Ticker

A unique phone that banks on one aspect – camera

from Tech Ticker
808 PureView’s is a unique phone that banks on one aspect – camera. Sure, Symbian is on its way out but if camera is all you want from a device that can also make calls, post updates to social networks, OS is the least of your concern. But then again, it wouldn’t really hurt to wait till Sep 5 to see if Nokia delivers a Windows Phone with PureView technology... Full review

Good image and video quality, lots of options for shooting photos, lossless digital zoom

from Mobile88

Without a doubt the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone has one of the best cameras. It is a little chunky because of the 41-megapixel but the trade off is well worth it. The camera shoots detailed and high resolution pictures and the lossless digital zoom in PureView mode is just great. Plus, it also shoots HD videos really well. It is, however, let down by the operating system. We didn't enjoy using Symbian Belle - its interface is clunky and the built-in web browser is barey usable. Overall, the PureView has a fine camera and it's great for taking casual shots. After all, the best camera is th... Full review


The PureView has a fine camera and it's great for taking casual shots

from Mobile88
Without a doubt the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone has one of the best cameras. It is a little chunky because of the 41-megapixel but the trade off is well worth it. The camera shoots detailed and high resolution pictures and the lossless digital zoom in PureView mode is just great. Plus, it also shoots HD videos really well. It is, however, let down by the operating system. We didn't enjoy using Symbian Belle - its interface is clunky and the built-in web browser is barey usable... Full review
GSM Dome

Best cameraphone on the market and a start of a new era

from GSM Dome

On the plus side we have the camera, the great audio and video quality, the friendly design, very good flash and low light behaviour of the camera and very simple UI. Many bundled apps and incredible audio/video recording are also appealing points. On the cons side we’ve got the old, slow and pretty bad OS, compared to nowadays’ options and I’m talking about Belle here. The most frustrating thing about is that at some points when you install an app you’re stuck with the “Installing” screen on top and can’t really use your phone. Also, the device is... Full review

The Inquirer

Mind-blowingly good camera, quirky design, great battery life

from The Inquirer

The Nokia 808 Pureview is, without a doubt, the best cameraphone available on the market today. Its 41MP sensor proved to us that it's more than just a weighty novelty and truly managed to impress with its excellent picture quality and many settings. If this review was of its camera alone, the Pureview 808 would score five out of five. However, overall, the device is let down by its underpowered processor and sluggish Nokia Belle software, which can make the handset both difficult and frustrating to use. While sort-of redeemed by its eye-catching design and excellent battery life, the faili... Full review


Amazing camera with high quality audio

from TechRadar

The Nokia 808 PureView is not for everyone, mainly due to its high SIM free price and lack of availability through UK operators.

We liked the 41MP camera, giving the ability to zoom in and still get high resolution 8MP images and 4-inch Gorilla Glass display providing a nice screen size for picture and video playback.

The Nokia 808 PureView feels like the development of previous Nokia media phones with its expansion on the functionality provided by the Nokia N8 a couple of years ago, including more internal storage making the phone feel more capable of supporting software up... Full review


Stellar camera performance with excellent build quality and excellent call quality

from Pocketnow

Nokia can really say that they have accomplished their mission. Espoo said they waited for someone to steal the crown from the Nokia N8 and, after waiting and waiting, they decided to make a product that would allow them to steal it themselves. There is absolutely no doubt that the 808 PureView is the best camera phone money can buy at the moment. But should you buy the 808 PureView or should you go with a dedicated camera?

Surely, the 808 PureView is a smartphone but a “smart camera” description would better suit it (a camera which can make phone calls, send e-mails and... Full review

Tech Advisor

A Symbian smartphone with a staggeringly well specified camera

from Tech Advisor
Nokia's 808 PureView is best described as a camera with a phone in it. And that 41-megapixel camera is impressive. The question is: do you want to spend £500 on a camera with a Symbian smartphone attached, when you could get a top level compact camera for that amount of money? If you are not bothered about having the latest smartphone technology, the savings entailed in buying just one device to fulfil both smartphone and camera functions will make the PureView a bargain. Everyone else should look elsewhere, however... Full review

This phone is no contender for the smartphone crown

from NDTV
If you're looking for a camera that can make calls, buy the Nokia 808, because those are the two things it does very well. However, if you're looking for a good email/ browsing/ social/ gaming experience, move on, because Symbian isn't the answer.Looking beyond the 808, Nokia has promised that the PureView technology will find its way on to other devices, and we look forward to phones that pack in better hardware and OS to back the great camera. .. Full review

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Full Specs

Release date June 10, 2012
Regions available USA, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian Belle

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Processor ARM 11 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 1.46 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Hand Strap, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 593 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 254 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
540 minutes (2G)
390 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 21.9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Red, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.4 x 6.0 x 1.4 cm
(4.9 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 169 grams
(6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 360 x 640 pixels
Pixel Density 184 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Windows Live, Hotmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 41+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Xenon)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Night mode
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia RM-807

41 megapixels rear camera
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