Features Key features of the Nokia N8  vs 808 PureView 

screen size

screen resolution

Nokia N8
640 x 360
808 PureView
640 x 360

memory

Nokia N8
0.5 GB

processor

Nokia N8
Single core
808 PureView
Single core

camera resolution

Nokia N8
12.1 MP
808 PureView
41 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Nokia N8

Reasons to consider the
Nokia N8

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Significantly lighter 135 g vs 169 g More than 20% lighter
Slightly sharper screen 209 ppi vs 183 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 12.9 mm vs 13.9 mm More than 5% thinner
Side view of Nokia 808 PureView

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Much higher resolution front camera 41 MP vs 12.1 MP Around 3.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 0.68 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 4" vs 3.5" Around 15% bigger screen
Longer standby time (3G) 32,400 min vs 24,048 min Around 35% longer standby time (3G)
Slightly longer standby time 27,936 min vs 23,328 min Around 20% longer standby time

Reviews Word on the street

Nokia N8  vs 808 PureView 

8.5
8.5
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Nokia N8

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Nokia N8  vs
808 PureView 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 3.5" 4"
Resolution 640 x 360 640 x 360
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 209 ppi 183 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Symbian Belle Symbian Belle
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Nokia Store Nokia Store
Adobe flash support Yes Yes
App store size 104,000 apps 104,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No No
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Nokia N8  vs
808 PureView 
Weight 135 g 169 g
Thickness 12.9 mm 13.9 mm
Size 59 x 113.5 x 12.9 mm 60.2 x 123.9 x 13.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 0.68 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Single core Single core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 12.1 MP 41 MP
Resolution 12.1 MP 41 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (10.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (10.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 720 min 660 min
Talk time (3G) 349.8 min 390 min
Standby time 23,328 min 27,936 min
Standby time (3G) 24,048 min 32,400 min
Capacity 1,200 mA·h 1,400 mA·h
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