Nokia 808 PureView

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Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 PureView (type RM-807) is a Symbian-based camera smartphone announced in February 2012 and released in May of the same year, while the U.S. release came later in June.[1]

It was the first phone with Nokia's PureView Pro technology, which uses pixel binning to combine multiple pixels into one and enhance picture clarity. The large camera bump makes this phone up to 18 mm thick near the top. It notably features a 41 MP sensor, which at the time was the highest sensor to be included in a phone.

This was also the last phone to use Symbian, as future Nokia smartphones moved to the Windows Phone platform starting with the Nokia Lumia 800, which released prior to the Nokia 808 in 2011. The Nokia 808 was succeeded by the Nokia Lumia 1020 in 2013, a Windows Phone 8-based cameraphone which includes the PureView technology along with additional improvements.[2] The 808 was discontinued in mid 2013.


eMMC failure

808 PureViews with Hynix flash chips are prone to eMMC failure, causing problems with the phone's functionality after using the device continuously for a few years. This affects the mass storage (E drive). 808s with Toshiba flash chips don't have this problem.

Desoldering the flash is reported to not help, because the operating system is not designed to work without the E drive.

The eMMC chip manufacturer can be checked with the PhoNetInfo app by reading the Memory CID (drive E:) field - if it's Hynix, it will be clearly stated, for Toshiba, it should say 016G8B or MMC16G.

Related phones



HW Platform/ChipsetBB5 platform, 1.3 GHz ARM11
Media DSP/GPUBroadcom BCM2763, 128 MB VRAM
SW Platform/OSNokia Belle Feature Pack 1, upgradable to Feature Pack 2
Display 360 × 640 AMOLED, 16M colors, Nokia ClearBlack
Physical display size4.0"
SensorsAccelerometer, ambient light, proximity, compass
Flash memory1 GB for system and data, 600 MB user available
16 GB for mass storage
Memory card slotmicroSDXC, up to 64GB
Phonebook capacityUnlimited
Charging and data connectormicroUSB
Regulatory infoFCC ID: PDNRM-807 (approved 2012-05-04)
NTC: ESD-GEC-1201050 (approved 2012-05-18)
Retail priceUS$699,[1] 26,550 PHP (roughly ~470 USD)


Operating modesGSM 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 2100, 1900, 1700/2100, 850, 900
SIM sizeMicro SIM
Bluetooth profilesA2DP, AVRCP 1.0, BIP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP 1.0, SAP, SDP, SPP 1.0
PC LinkNokia PC Suite
Data tetheringYes


Input methodsVirtual T9/QWERTY, predictive text
Touch screenCapacitive, multitouch
Soft keysCall/end, menu
Side keysVolume up/down, lock switch, two-stage camera shutter


Rear camera41 MP (38 MP effective) autofocus, f/2.4, 1/12" , Carl Zeiss optics, PureView Pro technology, Xenon flash
Video recording1080p @ 30 fps
720p @ 30 fps
360p @ 30 fps, 4x lossless digital zoom
Front cameraVGA
Supported image formatsPNG, JPG, BMP, WBMP, GIF, MBM, OTA, TIFF
Supported sound formatsAAC, AMR, MID, MXMF, MP3, WAV, WMA
Supported video formats3GP, MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV
Speaker configurationEar speaker, mono loudspeaker
Line out3.5 mm
SynthesizerMobileBAE, Lloyd Bank, 64 voices
FM radioStereo, external antenna
ExtrasFM transmitter, Micro HDMI 1.4 out, stereo microphones, DLNA


IMCommunicator, Nokia Social


JavaSymbian Java Runtime 2.4, upgradable to 2.5 (MIDP 2.1, CLDC 1.1)
Max JAR size: Unlimited
Heap size: Unlimited
Java APIsJSR 75 File Connection and PIM API
JSR 82 Bluetooth API
JSR 135 Mobile Media API (MMAPI)
JSR 172 Web Services API
JSR 177 Security and Trust Services API (SATSA)
JSR 179 Location API
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics (M3G)
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 2.0
JSR 211 Content Handler API (CHAPI)
JSR 226 Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME (M2G)
JSR 234 Advanced Multimedia Supplements (AMMS)
JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture (MSA)
JSR 256 Mobile Sensor API
JSR 257 Contactless Communication API
Flash Lite4.0, Flash Video
MediaTek MRENo
Other runtimesSymbian Web Runtime 8.2, upgradable to 8.3

Pre-loaded content


  • Nokia Maps
  • YouTube
  • Office Mobile
  • Lync
  • OneNote
  • CNN Intl
  • Weather
  • Vlingo
  • Video Pro
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Silent Film Director
  • Shazam
  • Quickoffice
  • Psiloc World Traveler
  • JoikuSpot
  • F-Secure
  • Communicator
  • ColorizIt
  • Adobe Reader


  • Bounce Boing Battle


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  • Any microUSB charger



  1. 1.0 1.1 Jeppe, Christensen (19 June 2012). "Unique Nokia 808 PureView coming to America". Nokia Conversations. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012.
  2. Litchfield, Steve (11 July 2013). "The Nokia 808's successor is unveiled.... on Windows Phone 8". All About Symbian.