I finally had a chance to work this phone to its limits. I must say I’m pretty happy with the device.Here’s a hands-on of the device.Some of you might find this as a sort of review.
The phone is beautifully designed and it fits perfectly in the hand.It is also comfortable to hold and fully feels every single penny that you shell or will shell for it.The phone’s feel is on par is on par with the Lumia 800′s polycarbonate body .In fact it sometimes feels better than the Lumia 800 while holding it.
The screen delivers crisp and vibrant colors.It is also legitimately viewable in direct sunlight.Watching videos is also a brilliant experience.At no point did I feel that the resolution was n-HD and not HD.It is very difficult to differenciate between the screens of the Nokia 808 PureView, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X.I did find the screen a bit small though but I am a sort of guy who finds the Samsung Galaxy S3′s screen small because of my large hands so this shouldn’t be a deal-breaker for many.
Watching videos is a pleasure on the phone as I mentioned earlier.Besides despite the phone having just a single speaker the audio is loud enough to keep your fingers ringing for a few additional moments.Obviously the Dolby headphone experience is stunning.Brilliant multimedia capabilities of the device.I must say Nokia has worked hard on making the multimedia experience worthwhile on the Nokia 808 PureView.
Though the device packs a single-core processor ,it feels as smooth as the new Samsung Galaxy S3.Multi-tasking is a dream and obviously no lag is experienced whilst using the device.Also the transitions are smooth and it is twice as fast as the Nokia 500.Overall the Symbian Belle FP1 user experience is better than on any single-core or dual-core Android and iOS phone yet(only among those phones which I have used).Nokia has really done a good job with respect to optimizing the device.At no point during my use did I feel that the device was a single-core one and not a multi-cored one.Unfortunately I couldn’t test the web and calling experience.
The qwerty keypad feels a bit awkward to type in my opinion.The keys are far too close to each other. However what I wanted to type was perfectly registered by the phone.
Do I need to say anything about the camera of this device other than saying that I’m speechless at the quality of the pictures it offers?
So this is it for today. A more detailed review awaits you by next week though, so check back soon!