When smartphones only had two camera people were joking — like, who will make the first five? Doshutilis — Nokia 9 PureView is equipped with a clip lenses. How good they are in, you can see and read in fototeca. But what is the smartphone? Tell in a review.
Under the gun, five cameras
Smartphone immediately makes a good impression. Front and back of the Nokia PureView 9 made of glass with oleophobic coating on the sides of the frame is made of aluminum — a trifle, but nice. Dark blue color interesting with mirrored back panel — the spectacle is spectacular and though not flashy. The body is slightly beveled at the edges, so it is convenient to take from the table. The design is no frills, but very neat. The device is protected according to IP67 standard. Diving with him is not worth it, but to talk in the rain — easily.
The main surprise — block cameras. No one is indifferent, with some experiencing an attack of trypophobia because of the «spider’s eyes», others remember the classic westerns, comparing camera Nokia 9 PureView with a revolver. But the unique style is obvious to everyone. Besides, the camera does not protrude from the housing, which in itself is a rarity. And the unit does not violate the General style and gives the smartphone a personality.
HDR display without cutout
Nokia 9 PureView will delight those who are tired of «bangs», «hole» and other experiments with the cutouts. Thin frame, neatly rounded edges — straight anthem of brevity. The feeling only intensified when locked, the display shows the basic information. Thanks to the Always on Display to check the time and check notifications without unlocking your device.
The screen is made by technology POLED, has a high contrast and a deep black color. With readability under street lighting there are no constraints, supply of brightness is more than sufficient. The color reproduction is rich, images and UI elements look bright. Although the soothing tones can reduce the diversity in settings. Importantly, the display supports the standard extended dynamic range HDR10: Nokia 9 PureView video — pure fun. Shades of the sky and the grass is juicy, even in the shadows visible all the details.
Fingerprint scanner, as is now fashionable, built right into the display. But his work has questions. To unlock the phone you have to press the screen stronger — and even that not always help. Sometimes the machine skips the coveted menu only after two or three attempts. To defuse the situation helps unlock the face — it works quickly and accurately. We can only hope that the sensitivity of the fingerprint scanner will fix in updates.
A lot of cameras for quality images
Of the five cameras smartphone shoot two in color and three monochrome. The survey is carried out immediately on all lenses. Then, the resulting images are combined into a single frame with a wide dynamic range and the ability to change the depth of field.
All five lenses of the same aperture — f/1.8. It allows you to capture detailed photos in insufficient lighting. Another interesting point is that the monochrome mode in camera app. This is not surprising, given that basically the unit is more black and white sensors than color. Devoid of color footage shot on Nokia PureView 9, look very natural and pleasing quality.
The features of the camera of a smartphone dedicated to private material, and below you can see a small collection of test photos:
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The smartphone records videos in 4K resolution. No optical stabilization, the frequency is limited to only 30 fps. But there is HDR video, and the choice of focus the audio recording:
How are you doing with speed?
The Snapdragon chipset 845 it will still be relevant: the speed of last year’s flagships can not complain. So Nokia 9 PureView is good as expected in most scenarios. World of Tanks «flying» at the highest graphics at 60 fps, Injustice 2 immediately starts and pleased with the lack of lag in battles. Web surfing, streaming video and messenger the machine copes perfectly.
However, it was not without a spoon of tar. Smartphone have to combine footage from multiple cameras, so it’s surprisingly slow work with the gallery. To view a single photo immediately after shooting, you need to wait a few seconds. And if you make 10-15 shots in a row to stock up on stoic patience and wait more than a minute. The inscription «processing» will become a familiar sight for the mobile photographer.
Stock Android with useful additions
Nokia prefers OS with minimum add-ons. The new flagship is no exception: fans of minimalism and staffing solutions from Google will remain happy with it. Before us is a classic Android 9.0 Pie without unnecessary frills. Significant changes from the vendor’s camera app, which we told in the review of the photo capabilities. Additionally, it is suggested to install Adobe Lightroom for processing images. Useful stuff, if you consider the specialization of the smartphone.
Sits fast, but recharges faster
In everyday tasks from Nokia 9 PureView average «survivability», the device is able to stretch light day without recharging, but no more. The problems start with the active photo shooting: even with a disabled Internet the battery is melting before our eyes. The lion’s share of energy is spent on post-processing images. Planning to go out and capture the beauty? Take powerbank.
In the test of autonomy is the result. Nokia 9 PureView replayed the video in Full HD 9 hours and 45 minutes while in airplane mode. Fresh flagship with OLED-displays in this mode usually show better results. The combination of Snapdragon 845 with battery capacity 3320 mAh — not the best option for continuous operation without mains power.
But the charging speed is commendable. The unit received support for fast charging 18 watts — from the complete adapter was able to recharge the battery to 100% for a half hour. There are wireless charging Qi. The smartphone is charging from 0 to 20% in half an hour.
5,99″, POLED Quad HD+ (2880х1440), support HDR10
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
THE MAIN CAMERA
five modules for 12 MP (two color, three monochrome), all lenses with aperture of f/1.8
five main chambers, water protection IP67, fingerprint scanner in the screen, Always on Display, support for fast charging 18 W and Qi wireless charging
up to 10 hours of video playback
Nokia 9 PureView is surprisingly expressive smartphone that has both advantages and disadvantages. The camera is so good that in some cases will replace the camera. Add high-quality HDR display cap almost pure operating system. On the other scale — the average autonomy, weird working fingerprint scanner and painfully long photo processing. Such is the price of this individualism: let ten people pass by, but one fall in love for real.