RegHardware touts 808 PureView as iPhone 5 alternative

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Riding on the tide of iPhone 5 news, The Register's hardware site, RegHardware, has published a list of ten alternatives to the iPhone 5 that are already available. Unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia S – sorry Blackberry fans, there's no offerings from RIM in this list. However, the 7th iPhone 5 alternative on the list is a stand-out as it's a Symbian device, the Nokia 808 PureView no-less.

808 from the rear, with camera aperture 'open'

This is part of RegHardware had to say:

"The PureView 808 redefines what you can expect from the camera in your phone. That bulge you can see on the back is the housing for a 1/1.2" 41MP camera sensor, a Carl Zeiss lens with a mechanical shutter, a neutral density filter and a very powerful Xenon flash. How well does it work? Staggeringly well. A professional photographer friend spent a few days with it and her reaction was “God alive it’s good... can I keep it?”"

We have extensive coverage of the 808 PureView which tells you everything you wanted to know and probably a few things you didn't realise you wanted to know:

  1. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 1 (hardware, initial thoughts on performance and camera)
  2. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 2a (camera: stills and video overview)
  3. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 2b (camera: comparisons with predecessors and a competitor)
  4. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 2c (camera interface, defaults and final quality comments)
  5. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 2d (Video capture, Rich Recording)
  6. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 3 (performance, multimedia)
  7. Review: Nokia 808 PureView: part 4 (applications, updates, summary)
  8. Nokia N8 vs 808 PureView: Camera fight
  9. Nokia 808 PureView hands-on and sample images
  10. Tearing the Nokia 808 PureView apart
  11. Nokia 808 PureView pixels versus the iPhone 4S
  12. Gallery: Nokia 808 PureView (retail unit)
  13. How to: Shoot 'bokeh' on the Nokia 808 PureView
  14. First impressions of the 808 PureView
  15. The top 10 Nokia 808 PureView questions - and answers
  16. Two week report on the Nokia 808 PureView
  17. Unboxing the Nokia 808 PureView and first impressions
  18. Professional Time Lapse with the Nokia 808 PureView

Source / Credit: RegHardware