Nokia PureView 808 Price Slashed to Rs 17999: 5 Android Smartphones to Compete with 41MP Handset

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Nokia 808 PureView is the first smartphone launched ever to take advantage of the stunning new camera technology of the Finnish tech firm. With the Lumia lineup of smartphones stealing the spotlight, it is quite easy to forget the Symbian smartphone, which offers great value for those looking to take serious photos.

If you a fan of Nokia and crazy for photography, this is the right time to avail an attractive discount on the PureView 808. Yes, the handset has witnessed a price drop and is available at Rs 17,999 from its earlier price of Rs 25,000. Already, PureView 808 has witnessed a price drop from Rs 29,999, its original price to Rs 25,000 in November 2012.

To remind of specs, PureView 808 houses a 4 inch AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, 1.3GHz ARM 11 processor, 512MB RAM, 16GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 41MP rear camera with Xenon flash and 1080p video recording capability, VGA front camera for video calling, Symbian Belle OS, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a 1,400 mAh battery.

Though, PureView 808 is an amazing offer when it comes to the camera spec, the handset is not considered a smartphone as it lacks an operating system. It runs on the outdated Symbian platform, which is a major downside to its success. Though camera is an important selling factor for the mobile phones, a beefed up camera spec alone will not be of any help.

One best example for this is PureView 808. Well, Nokia might claim that the handset comes with a whopping 41MP camera, but, what about the other specifications? Hence, for those confused on which smartphone has a better camera as compared to the rivals alongside boasting superior specs, Gizbot has come up with a list of five smartphones that could pose a threat to PureView 808 despite of price cut. Read it below!

Sony Xperia Ion

Sony announced a plethora of smartphones starting from 2012 in order to capture a significant market share in the booming industry. One of the handsets, Xperia SL comes with a 4.3 inch LED backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, 12MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and a 1,750 mAh battery. Asking price of Xperia SL is Rs 23,990. It has to noted that Xperia SL comes with a better front camera as compared to the VGA camera in the PureView 808.

Lava Xolo X1000

Lava has launched Xolo X1000 boasting a 4.7 inch Sharp HD 2.5 D edge curved glass LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density, 2GHz Intel Atom Z2480 processor accompanied with 400MHz PowerVR SGX540 GPU, Android 4.0 ICS, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera with BSI sensor for better low light photography, 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot for expandable memory support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS with A-GPS and a 1,900 mAh battery of undisclosed backup. Asking price of Xolo X1000 is Rs 19,999.

With a better front camera than PureView 808, the Xolo X1000 could be a better offering for those who will be interested in quality video calling sessions.

Micromax A116 Canvas HD

Micromax has launched its first quad core Jelly Bean phablet - A116 Canvas HD in January and released it the following month. But, the controversies on the availability of the phablet still continue. Specwise, Canvas HD houses a 5 inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a 2,100 mAh battery. With superior specs including quad core processor and HD display, Canvas HD could be a better handset.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus

Galaxy S2 Plus has been unveiled running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system and has been launched with a slight spec promotion as compared to Galaxy S2.

The handset packs a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2GHz dual core processor, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera for video calling, 8GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC (optional), micro USB 2.0 and a 1,650 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed backup.

With an asking price of Rs 23,360, Galaxy S2 Plus can be a stiff competitor to the PureView 808 with its 2MP front camera and improved specifications.

Sony Xperia Ion

Xperia Ion sports a 4.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 12MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, 16GB on-board memory, 1GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 1,900 mAh Li-ion battery. However, both the batteries offer 400 hours standby and 10 hours talk time. Xperia Ion is available in India with an asking price of Rs 21,490 and comes with an improved front camera for video calling as compared the VGA camera in PureView 808.

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