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Nokia launches Lumia 800 with F2.2 Carl Zeiss-branded lens

By dpreview staff on Oct 26, 2011 at 18:39 GMT

Phone maker Nokia has launched a range of Windows Phone-based models, including the Lumia 800 with Carl Zeiss-branded lens. The range-topping Lumia 800 includes an 8MP sensor that sits behind a 28mm equivalent lens with F2.2 maximum aperture. The phone's camera features include manual exposure and white balance control as well as continuous AF and dual LED flash. Video recording is only 720p30, however.

Press Release:

Nokia showcases bold portfolio of new phones, services and accessories at Nokia World

Signals new dawn with the launch of Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710, the first Nokia smartphones powered by Windows Phone

Introduces a range of stylish, smart mobile phones, superior Nokia Maps, partnership for co-branded accessories with Monster, and more

London, UK - At Nokia World, the company's annual event for customers, partners and developers, Nokia demonstrated clear progress on its strategy by unveiling a bold portfolio of innovative phones, services and accessories, including the first smartphones in its Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia range. The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 brings content to life with head-turning design, Nokia's best social and Internet experience, familiar Nokia elements, such as leading imaging capabilities and new signature experiences. The colorful and affordable Nokia Lumia 710 is a no-nonsense smartphone that brings the Lumia experience to more people around the world.

Nokia also launched four new mobile phones which feature stylish design, a rich social experience and location-aware technology. The Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Asha 303, Nokia Asha 200 and Nokia Asha 201 blur the line between smartphones and feature phones, offering QWERTY and touch screen experiences, combined with fast and easy access to the Internet, integrated social networking, messaging and world-class applications from the Nokia Store.  

"Eight months ago, we shared our new strategy and today we are demonstrating clear progress of this strategy in action. We're driving innovation throughout our entire portfolio, from new smartphone experiences to ever smarter mobile phones," said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. "From the Nokia Lumia 800 to the Nokia Asha 201, we are bringing compelling new products to the market faster than ever before. I'm incredibly proud of these new devices - and the people of Nokia who have made this happen."

"Since Nokia's major strategic shift only eight months ago, the company has found a new energy. It has provided substantial improvements to Symbian, managed to differentiate on Windows Phone and it continues to build on its strong portfolio in mobile phones," says Pete Cunningham, Principal Analyst, Canalys. "Nokia is delivering on its pledges, and is clearly demonstrating its path to future success."

The first Nokia Lumia smartphones

First two smartphones based on Windows Phone introduce a range of new experiences designed to make everyday moments more amazing.

Nokia Lumia 800
The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black) and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9. It features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 800 will be approximately 420 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia Lumia 710
The purposely built, no-nonsense Nokia Lumia 710 can be personalized with exchangeable back covers and thousands of apps to bring the Lumia experience to more people around the world. The Nokia Lumia 710 is designed for instant social & image sharing, and the best browsing experience with IE9. It is available in black and white with black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers. With the same 1.4 GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor as the Nokia Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 delivers high performance at an affordable price. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 710 will be approximately 270 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Both smartphones include signature Nokia experiences optimized for Windows Phone, including Nokia Drive, which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn-by-turn navigation and dedicated in-car-user-interface; and Nokia Music introducing MixRadio, a free, global, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music. In an update delivered later this year, Nokia Lumia users will also gain the ability to create personalized channels from a global catalogue of millions of tracks. Also integrated in Nokia Music is Gigfinder, providing the ability to search for live local music for a complete end-to-end music experience, as well as the ability to share discoveries on social networks and buy concert tickets also coming in the Nokia Music software update delivered later this year.

Completing the ultimate mobile audio offering, Nokia also introduced the on-ear Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster and the in-ear Nokia Purity Stereo Headset by Monster, co-designed and co-developed by Monster, a recognized leader in high performance audio. Both products provide a fresh listening experience and are the first output of the exclusive long-term partnership between Nokia and Monster, intended to introduce a range of premium audio accessories to reflect the outstanding quality and bold style of the Lumia range.

The new Nokia Lumia 800 is now available in select countries for pre-order on www.nokia.com and is scheduled to roll-out across France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK in November, with 31 leading operators and retailers providing unprecedented marketing support in those first six countries. It is scheduled to be available in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of the year, and in further markets in early 2012.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is scheduled to be available first in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan toward the end of the year alongside the Nokia Lumia 800, before becoming available in further markets in early 2012.

Nokia also announced its plans to introduce a portfolio of products into the US in early 2012 and into mainland China in the first half of 2012.  In addition to the existing products, which include coverage for WCDMA and HSPA, Nokia also plans LTE and CDMA products to address specific local market requirements.

Asha: A new family of smarter mobile phones

Nokia continues its mission to deliver high quality, stylish devices that provide the best access to social networks, the Internet and information, and offer the best overall experience and value proposition for the next billion mobile phone users. These consumers want access to innovations such as easy-to-use dual-SIM, local services and content, and third-party apps, all with a superior user experience for which Nokia mobile phones are known.

These devices comprise the new Asha family of Nokia mobile phones. Derived from Hindi - meaning 'hope' - Asha signifies Nokia's focus on positive user experiences and connecting millions of people to new opportunities that help them reach their aspirations.

The Asha mobile phone family includes:

Nokia Asha 303
The Nokia Asha 303 is a stunning phone designed with sophisticated materials and metallic finishes. It combines a large 2.6" capacitive touch screen with a high quality QWERTY keypad. The Nokia Asha 303 is built with Internet and social networks ease in mind.

The device harnesses a powerful 1Ghz engine, 3G and WLAN to deliver a fast Internet experience. Social networks, email and IM are at the center of the experience, easily accessible from the homescreen. The Nokia Asha 303 is powered by the cloud-based Nokia Browser, which by compressing the web by up to 90%, provides higher speeds and a more affordable access to the Internet.

Entertainment and applications are also a core part of the Nokia Asha 303 offering. Angry Birds Lite, the popular mobile game, comes preinstalled, together with support for other globally relevant applications such as Facebook Chat, Whatsapp messaging and the latest release of Nokia Maps for Series 40 (in selected markets). The price will vary from market to market and operator to operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 303 will be approximately 115 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Nokia Asha 300
The beautifully designed Nokia Asha 300 is a touch device which also offers the convenience of a keypad. The Nokia Asha 300 has a powerful 1GHz processor and 3G to deliver a faster Internet and social networking experience. The Nokia Browser allows for fast, affordable and localized Internet access by compressing  web pages by up to 90%.

Users have fast access to messaging, email and instant messaging from the home screen and can swipe to access apps, music or games from the Nokia Store. The Nokia Asha 300 also arrives preloaded with the popular Angry Birds game.

The Nokia Asha 300 comes with a 5 megapixel camera, a music player, FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and can handle memory cards up to 32GB.  The price will vary by market and operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 300 will be approximately 85 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Nokia Asha 200
The Nokia Asha 200 is Nokia's latest dual SIM phone with Easy Swap functionality, allowing consumers to easily change their second SIM without switching the device off.

It is a fun and colorful QWERTY phone designed to meet the needs of young, urban consumers who want to constantly stay in touch. The Nokia Asha 200 features integrated social networking, email and IM, adding RenRen, Orkut and Flickr support. Nokia Asha 200 makes it possible to carry thousands of songs with support for 32 GB memory cards and providing a battery for an amazing 52-hour playback time. The price will vary by market and operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 200 will be approximately 60 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Nokia Asha 201
The single SIM version of the Nokia Asha 200, the Nokia Asha 201 is ideal for young consumers who wish to stay socially connected, are price conscious and like listening to music. The Nokia Asha 201 has great music features including a high performing loudspeaker, enhanced stereo FM radio and ringtone tuning. With the Nokia Browser you get even faster, even better and more affordable access to the Internet. It supports up to 32 GB memory cards and provides a battery for 52 hours of music playback time. The Nokia Asha 201 also supports push email as well as the popular Whatsapp messaging app. The price will vary by market and operator. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Asha 201 will be approximately 60 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies. It is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2012.

Nokia Maps: location services designed to make every day better

With an aim to continuously improve its location-based offering, Nokia showcased the latest versions of Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive for Windows Phone. These and other map-related applications introduced at Nokia World aim to make Nokia Maps relevant for commuters and to find interesting places in the city where people live. In addition to its world-class, free walk-and-drive navigation for more than 100 countries worldwide, the Nokia Public Transport application tracks public transportation directly on a mobile device in more than 430 cities worldwide, including up-to-the-minute updates on bus and train routes for 45 cities. Nokia also introduced Nokia Pulse, which allows location-tagged updates and photos to be sent privately, adding location to conversations with the people that matter most. Nokia also showcased Nokia Live View, which turns the phone's camera view finder into a reality augmenting tool. With Nokia Live View, a phone can be pointed to a building or street and the names of the places become superimposed over them, offering one click access to detailed information about businesses, restaurant or attractions. All the applications announced today are available at Nokia's Beta Labs (betalabs.nokia.com).

Nokia also announced:
· Nokia Maps is now powering Yahoo! Maps, starting with the US and Canada
· An agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop a NFC-based smartphone ticketing solution to pilot on New York regional commuter trains starting before the end of 2011

Comments

Total comments: 64
newcameraguy2821
By newcameraguy2821 (Oct 28, 2011)

A demonstration video of the new Nokia Lumia 800:
http://shrt.fm/tTbKFt

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kff
By kff (Oct 28, 2011)

Thin shape is so nice, but a battery with that solution ... I think, not well done ... I want to get a similar device, but with minimal 3000mAh battery, with possibility to add interchangable lens (like Pentax Q, software included ) and with full manual control + Aperture priority for its camera ...

Maybe I want to get some glasses with integrated wirelles HDMI viewfinder and super camera Ricoh GXR with HDMI wireless and A12 50mm/2.5 lens and Nokia X1-01 and Archos ARCHOS 101 G9 to my bag ...

Who need not usable device like Nokia 800 and Mobile network operators with their tarifs in the cz region ...

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kff
By kff (Oct 28, 2011)

3000mAh and a similar architecture like AMD Zacate and two graphics cards (power and safe energy)

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Oct 28, 2011)

A camera is a computer, a phone is a computer, a computer is a computer.

:rJ

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RichardBalonglong
By RichardBalonglong (Oct 27, 2011)

Cool! Slick design and nice lens for a phone! Hmmm... Lenses of phone cameras are improving nowadays, maybe in the future, phones will be having a large sensors up to aps-c. hehe.

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skytripper
By skytripper (Oct 27, 2011)

A 28mm lens? Great! Instantly turn your favorite photo subject into an indecipherable detail the size of a pinhead!

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Oct 28, 2011)

28mm equivalent lens is a good choice for a fixed focal length. It is adequate for indoors when you want to capture a small group of people (typical camera phone use?), and works well for outdoors landscape and general views.
It won't pick out detail on the horizon, you need a much longer focal length for that, it won't even be any use for a head-and-shoulders portrait, but that would not be most people's everyday requirement. It it is yours then maybe you need a real camera?

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Gyorgy Kenez
By Gyorgy Kenez (Nov 6, 2011)

Without a lenscap, this fine lens get busted in a short time. However good it is, the cover isn't hard edough for outliving the usage of a normal phone. Finger prints, etc... How many of the owners cleans the phone lens before taking any picture? I never saw anybody...

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AnHund
By AnHund (Oct 27, 2011)

Great. Nokia back on track. Apple will have to deliver something a lot
better next time instead of the 4s disappointment.

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kff
By kff (Oct 28, 2011)

Why do Youu think that Apple 4S has so different hardware? How many Years is iOS well done and who tried W7, W8 ? etc.

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crustyjuggler66
By crustyjuggler66 (Oct 28, 2011)

Apple have no fear with brand loyalty and its ecosystem. Disgruntled Android users who are left with fragmented updates might though.

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Vashistha
By Vashistha (Oct 27, 2011)

A phone is a phone and a camera is a camera.

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shaocaholica
By shaocaholica (Oct 27, 2011)

A phone is a phone, a camera is a camera and a computer is a computer. If I wanted to make calls, browse the web, check email, play games, and take pictures, I would have brought all those things with me separately.

The best camera isn't the one that you have. Its the one that's not also a phone.

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Apyke
By Apyke (Oct 27, 2011)

Don't hate.

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Cy Cheze
By Cy Cheze (Oct 28, 2011)

The best camera is the phone you have and can perform many things with. Better than a Swiss Army Knife. The bulk of image capture will be with devices of this sort, and some of the pictures will be very good. If 0.02% are first rate, but the global volume is 1 billion, versus 1 million bulging DSLRs in-hand at a given moment, then it won't matter if "real camras" have a higher quotient of shots that rank "good." De facto, phones will be capturing the news, sports, natural, family or other events most people care about. There's nothing to dislike about this. It's even silly to suggest that the devices will "fail" unless they become more like "cameras" (interchangeable lenses, large sensors, manual controls, RAW). That's about like saying that the Wright Brothers should have put hooves on their aircraft.

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snake_b
By snake_b (Oct 27, 2011)

Try a nokia n8 camera and you'll be surprised.

I have lots of criticisms, but they do lots of things right, like the free, offline navigation, and the killer camera that kills most compacts.

8 upvotes
Sagar Dutta
By Sagar Dutta (Nov 6, 2011)

I have been using Nokia N8 and its fantastic. The camera is Just superb. It has Auto white balance, Face Detect, ISO selection and others with Xeon Flash.
But it lacks the lens cover which I think should have been there.

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N8Phreak
By N8Phreak (Dec 13, 2011)

I have to say that I love my N8. As good as an Above average P&S in your pocket all the time. When they "The best camera is the camera that you have on you" I'm glad I have my N8.

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BelDDB
By BelDDB (Oct 27, 2011)

for Nokia, it's too late besides with Windows phone OS on a wrong track

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DioCanon
By DioCanon (Oct 27, 2011)

of course Nokia hasnt learnt anything in the last 4 downhill years...

instead of making 5 good smarphones with clear differences,

it will keep on trowing in the shops 45 different models with tiny differences, confusing names and 4 different OS...

veeeeery sad Nokia...

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brkl
By brkl (Oct 27, 2011)

5 phones is excellent, 6 is terrible? Arguably Nokia just announced only two smart phones at two price points and four other phones that target a completely different market segment.

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DioCanon
By DioCanon (Oct 27, 2011)

brkl :
please go and check how many phones and smartphones Nokia has ALREADY launched in 2011 including:
Windows PHONES
SYMBIAN 3
MEE GO
(and I guess they still have s40?)
how many will be launche before Xmas.
good luck in your research!
and then get ready to count in 2012...

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Archer66
By Archer66 (Oct 27, 2011)

How many cameras Canon has ?

Using your logic 1 would be enough.

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Oct 28, 2011)

Nailed it.

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DioCanon
By DioCanon (Oct 28, 2011)

canon has a line up only 7 dslr and from next year only 6.
look at sony, I lost count and they keep on losing market share.

we are talking about phones anyway and even though i hate apple, seems like they have the right recipe, 1 smartphone per year and in 5 years only they've become the 3rd mobile phone company in the world.
Now that's Nailed it.

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qwertyasdf
By qwertyasdf (Oct 27, 2011)

Good camera by Nokia I guess?
Now I'm looking forward to an Apple branded camera, Canon branded phone, and a Leica branded pair of shoes.

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Lukino
By Lukino (Oct 28, 2011)

both Apple cameras and Canon phones have been produced and sold in the past. Not sure about Leica shoes.

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BBnose
By BBnose (Oct 27, 2011)

Look like an enlargement of iPod Nano? Hey! Nokia. Don't copy Apple design.

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Photoaztec
By Photoaztec (Oct 27, 2011)

Hahahahaha that's what it is straight jack from ipod nano geeeezzzz

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costinul_ala
By costinul_ala (Oct 27, 2011)

you obviously have no understanding of design. nothing to copy there (too old)

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marike6
By marike6 (Oct 28, 2011)

He's right, it is a rip-off of the iPod Nano design. How old the Nano is is not relevant at all. Photoaztec understands design perfectly well. It's a straight copy of the Apple devise.

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costinul_ala
By costinul_ala (Nov 6, 2011)

he is wrong. it looks like on iPlod in the same way a box of matches looks like an iPlod .. check the device in shop or have a look at the pics on the Nokia website. .... The Scandinavian peninsula is not particularly short of designers and the n9/lumia 800 are a consistent evolution from the previous designs of n8/e7

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JJacques
By JJacques (Oct 26, 2011)

Nokia ? this brand sounds almost weird as if it was ages since I heard of it. Nokia definitely lost a lot of ground in the mobile phones' world. Good luck though !

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AnHund
By AnHund (Oct 27, 2011)

Same thing will happen to Apple if they don't deliver the goodies which they failed to do this time with the iPhone 4s.

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rambarra
By rambarra (Oct 26, 2011)

and if it autofocuses at f/8 it's even better than 1Dx. Hope it can shoot in RAW

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garyknrd
By garyknrd (Oct 27, 2011)

LOL..... +!

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BaristaW
By BaristaW (Oct 26, 2011)

Don't know how the camera performs but given nokia, its probably on the better side. Love the Windows Phone OS though. The best camera integration on phone.

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citrontokyo
By citrontokyo (Oct 26, 2011)

Good luck to them. The market needs the competition.

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mjoshi
By mjoshi (Oct 26, 2011)

You are right, that is only way all companies will up there game and bring better products to market - including Apple.

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mjoshi
By mjoshi (Oct 26, 2011)

People bitching and moaning about Nokia should watch this interview with one of designer behind Nokia products to understand what is their design concept. I appreciate you blindly praising Apple products but at the same time please give a credit where it is due.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/26/the-engadget-interview-peter-skillman-talks-design/

ps - I own iPhone 4s but at the same time would love to see other companies coming out with great products.

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caramelised
By caramelised (Oct 27, 2011)

I think this is an awesome-looking phone. It's a shame that my carrier isn't planning on carrying it.

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Oct 28, 2011)

Hope they put N8 camera stuff in to a WP sooner than later. Though it would have to be a little thicker - the large sensor.

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Renzokuken
By Renzokuken (Oct 26, 2011)

Windows Phone. Next.

Best Phone camera award still goes to IPhone, Top of the line Sony Ericsson Phones and certain Samsung models.

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Digital Suicide
By Digital Suicide (Oct 26, 2011)

Best Phone camera award still goes to nokia N8, dude.

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Russ Houston
By Russ Houston (Oct 26, 2011)

No doubt. I had a Nokia N95 and it took great photos. I was unpleasantly surprised when I upgraded phones last year that I couldn't find a better camera on a phone, excluding the N8. I passed on the N8 since it was Symbian.

I'll be glad when Nokia gets back in the game. Their cameras absolutely kill anything else out there.
I just don't get the love for the camera in the iPhone. The phone is nice and well-thought out. The camera is meh at best, pretty much on par with all the other phone cams out there.

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Varjohaltia
By Varjohaltia (Oct 26, 2011)

I have the N8, and I'm sad for the demise of Symbian. The upgrades to the S^3 UI resulted in something that's just as usable, if not more usable than the iPhone 4s and my iPod touch. The actual apps were a bit half-baked, as usual, but I absolutely can't understand the hate of Symbian OS in this incarnation. (I've also had several older generations of Symbian, and can understand the hate on those... Even though they still were a lot more powerful and flexible than most other alternatives at the time.)
As to the camera in the N8, it's not going to substitute for my D300. It has, however, meant that I haven't touched my Finepix F30 since, and I actually find myself trying to do photography with it, and uploading it on the web. Also, the real flash has come in as a lifesaver more than once, so I have to echo the praise.

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AlanG
By AlanG (Oct 26, 2011)

I think you should take a look at the camera in the HTC Amaze. It has separate hard buttons for camera and video that can activate the camera and fire the shutter when the phone is locked. It is f2.2 8MP and has zero delay, dual flash, manual control, sweep panorama, HDR, etc.

http://htc.t-mobile.com/amaze-camera-phone?cm_mmc_o=Vzbp+mwzygt*VAygtzlw*VyBpAgf+mA55Byf*VyBpAgf+mA55Byf

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Oct 26, 2011)

@Varjohaltia. Man, they will support S^3 UI at least untill 2016. That should be enough for N8.

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Victor Major
By Victor Major (Oct 27, 2011)

iPhone has a good camera? Not in this universe.

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Varjohaltia
By Varjohaltia (Oct 27, 2011)

I think the comparisons boil down to: a number of phones these days have surprisingly usable cameras. What's the "best" one may depend on your definition of "best" and use scenario. ZDNet compared a few, including the Amaze, and while I don't fully agree with their judgment it was better than the others in some things, not in others.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/cell-phones/amaze-4g-iphone-4s-nokia-n8-nokia-n9-camera-phone-shootout/6730

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N8Phreak
By N8Phreak (Dec 13, 2011)

@AlanG and the pictures are ok at best, over processed, unnatural colors, typical LED flash that's only usable too about 4ft . I have a guy in the next office with one and we compared pics to the real "best camera phone on the market" The N8 and it wasn't even a competition. Wow the Amaze has a hard camera button nokia's have had those for 6+ years. Why do 1080p when you don't do it well. And it's android so carry an extra battery or the charger, and take a saturday afternoon to root the phone so its half way useable and the rest of that saturday deleting all the fluff ware that comes on branded phones.

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marike6
By marike6 (Oct 26, 2011)

The design looks like an old iPod Nano but with a bigger screen. Being influenced by Apple is one thing, copying it another. Zeiss lens, that pretty cool. To bad it's a phone, but I guess the line between the 2 devices continues to be blurred.

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wetsleet
By wetsleet (Oct 26, 2011)

iPod? Wasn't their aesthetic defined by the Polo mint thing going on below the screen? I don't see any Polo mints happening on the Nokia, I'm having trouble seeing anything Nano-ish or iPod-esque at all in fact.
Maybe a trip to Specsavers?

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mjoshi
By mjoshi (Oct 26, 2011)

Looks like anything rectangle clearly resembles something from Apple, so did Steve invented rectangle ? :)

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Russ Houston
By Russ Houston (Oct 26, 2011)

Yes. Steve also invented the color white, sans serif fonts, and the letter "i".

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Varjohaltia
By Varjohaltia (Oct 26, 2011)

Not really. The Nano was a rounded square. Pretty, but still flat surfaces. The Nokia designs specifically only look like a square when viewed from the front, they're actually much more complex flowing shapes without flat surfaces, and I have to say that Nokia's being pretty bold with that design.

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AlanG
By AlanG (Oct 26, 2011)

FYI - some of the Apple designs come from items in Star Trek.

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Oct 26, 2011)

By no means I don't mean to be mean, but Steve is dead.

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costinul_ala
By costinul_ala (Oct 27, 2011)

I think the design on Nokia is the last think to complain about: N8, 701, X7 and now the new lot (710, N800) just look good and the finish is top quality. The displays also are worth mentioning
About Nokia and Apple: until now is Apple that has paid royalties to Nokia to settle a patent infringement case. Real patents here not the "ilook" or the "slide unlock <technology>" patents of Apple

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BelePhotography
By BelePhotography (Oct 28, 2011)

And I thought Apple just copied products from Braun:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/2008/jan/16/applebrauniverams

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marike6
By marike6 (Oct 28, 2011)

The 2nd generatino iPod Nano. It's the same rectangle with curved sides. Exactly. Same aesthetic.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1353#ipodnano2

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Ibida Bab
By Ibida Bab (Oct 26, 2011)

Fail: too expensive.

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idbar
By idbar (Oct 26, 2011)

Expensive? An iPhone with no contract from a provider goes for at least $700 (and that's the cheapest probably refurbished one). This is the manufacturer's price. And luckily, with a contract this price will dramatically go down. Hey, I got my Galaxy S for $0.01 thanks to the contract I signed.

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mjoshi
By mjoshi (Oct 26, 2011)

Thank god you wont be buying one as it is too expensive. :)

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