Is it a smartphone? Is it a camera? Well actually it is both, but on appearance you may well wonder which camp it falls into. The Nokia 808 packs an incredible 41 megapixel camera into its casing, giving you every reason to ditch the idea of buying a separate camera altogether.
When you realise that the phone has optics from none other than Carl Zeiss, coupled with Nokia’s own PureView technology, you realise that this is a phone that truly does have an identity crisis.
Surely no self respecting smartphone can have camera capabilities that would surpass many standalone cameras? This is where the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone really does break new ground.
If you thought you’d seen smartphones that take sharp pictures before, this new smartphone will blow your mind. Once you have taken a picture you can zoom into various parts of it to take a closer look and there is no reduction in the quality you will see.
Personally I’d rather keep my camera and my phone separate, because there are other areas of the Nokia 808 smartphone that perhaps don’t quite meet up to your usual smartphone standards.
You should also expect to part with around $600 (£400) to get one of these new phones in order to put it through its paces. In short, if you want a camera that also happens to be a phone – rather than the other way around – the Nokia 808 PureView could be just what you’re looking for.