Nokia 9 PureView Review & Comments

Goodmane

Active Member
The zebra picture looks great! Do you have any more test photos?
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
Always had Nokia before we all went touch screen.
My weakness is that after using iOS for so many years I am useless with Android now.
Nice to see Nokia making an effort and the phone looks stunning.
Would I buy one? I would like to try one out beforehand.
:D
 

Ultraman1966

Novice Member
Always had Nokia before we all went touch screen.
My weakness is that after using iOS for so many years I am useless with Android now.
Nice to see Nokia making an effort and the phone looks stunning.
Would I buy one? I would like to try one out beforehand.
:D
Honestly they've streamlined and simplified Android so that there is little to choose between the two OSs except for the available apps.

I'm unsure about recommending the Nokia 9 as your first android phone though as ultimately it is a bit of a niche bit of kit.
 

Ruffuz

Well-known Member
Always had Nokia before we all went touch screen.
My weakness is that after using iOS for so many years I am useless with Android now.
Nice to see Nokia making an effort and the phone looks stunning.
Would I buy one? I would like to try one out beforehand.
:D

I changed IOS for nokia 8.

Never looked back and can't see myself spending that money on Iphone ever again.
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
I changed IOS for nokia 8.

Never looked back and can't see myself spending that money on Iphone ever again.
Bit like moving from Windows to a Mac or vice versa. We get used to the devices so much that the thinking of change sometimes daunts us as we spend so much time using them....
It's always about time.
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
Honestly they've streamlined and simplified Android so that there is little to choose between the two OSs except for the available apps.

I'm unsure about recommending the Nokia 9 as your first android phone though as ultimately it is a bit of a niche bit of kit.
I did have a HTC, Sony and a couple of Samsungs in-between the shift to iOS.
Think the best phone I have ever owned and used and many agree is the Note 2.
That was some beast of a phone. I will pop my local phone shop in town and see if they have one. :D
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
May as well call it a Camera with a phone attached. Another "pnone" designed to fulfil the obsession with taking "good" photos so you can post them & get "likes".
 

Ruffuz

Well-known Member
May as well call it a Camera with a phone attached. Another "pnone" designed to fulfil the obsession with taking "good" photos so you can post them & get "likes".
Gave you one, but think you completely missed point of this phone! Hi5!!!
 
I like it. I've got a Nokia 7.1 which I bought as a cheapie to tie me over whilst insurance for the iPhone X came through. But ended up using it 3 months and travelled all over the world with me. I really like what Nokia is doing with their Android models, but for me ultimately I just prefer another OS...

A score of 8 seems a been 'mean' to me, I'd have thought that considering how cheap it is it would get at least 1 bonus point :)
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
Gave you one, but think you completely missed point of this phone! Hi5!!!
Maybe I did, but there are paragraphs on the Screen Quality, unlocking, a long section on the Camera...
Don't see one word regarding the quality or strength of signal for phone calls. Or if the keyboard is good, or...anything productive, which is where Nokia made their name
 
Maybe I did, but there are paragraphs on the Screen Quality, unlocking, a long section on the Camera...
Don't see one word regarding the quality or strength of signal for phone calls. Or if the keyboard is good, or...anything productive, which is where Nokia made their name
There are no separate keyboards anymore ;) And strength of signal is all much of the same as well with few manufactures dominating the market of those chip sets. Those aren’t really distinguishing features nor area to be concerned about anymore.
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
There are no separate keyboards anymore ;) And strength of signal is all much of the same as well with few manufactures dominating the market of those chip sets. Those aren’t really distinguishing features nor area to be concerned about anymore.
I am on about the digital keyboard used on a Phone. Not all Manufacturers use the Standard keyboard.
& the chipset does not decide how good or well-placed the Aerials are ;)
 
I am on about the digital keyboard used on a Phone. Not all Manufacturers use the Standard keyboard.
& the chipset does not decide how good or well-placed the Aerials are ;)
You can install any keyboard you like. It is an Android One phone, so pretty much vanilla and how it was intended. So again that is not a differentiating feature.

Agreed, it does not decide how good or well place the trials are. However in 2019 that is a total none issue. The networks are good enough. It is a non issue, you are not going to get a material difference between phones.
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
Y
Agreed, it does not decide how good or well place the trials are. However in 2019 that is a total none issue. The networks are good enough. It is a non issue, you are not going to get a material difference between phones.
Totally disagree. I travel in my business Worldwide, & so need a phone that can pick up signals - very frequently, (As I am usually travelling with Business Groups of ten or more people), individuals have trouble getting a signal on a particular phone, whereas others constantly do not. This is outside, inside, etc.
Yes, I know many, many places have WiFi, but as soon as these networks allow many people to access them, the standard usage of people nowadays reduces these networks to a crawl, so much so that I frequently turn off WiFi on my phone to have decent service.
I am glad your usage case allows for you to always have good service, but business-wise I need to know how Good a phone is as a phone.
 

Evinger

Well-known Member
And so do I, and many others travel around the world.
Well then, you should care if it is a good phone.

I am not knocking the phone, just the review for its shortcomings
 

tman

Well-known Member
Just for a perspective, this Nokia 9 is available sim free for about £450 - half the starting price of Apple's XS. I've just got a Pixel 3a, which is a great handset with a stonking camera, but I'd go Nokia - they seem to be back in the game. What I wouldn't buy is an iPhone - ever. You can get so much more for so much less if you're prepared to give Android a good try. Many I've spoken to who've switched would never go back - Android is like a breath of fresh air.
 

TobyKenobi

Active Member
I've had this about a month as well. I think this is a fair review (although I might edge it to a 9). Most reviews have picked on the initial problems with the fingerprint sensor which - now - id pretty reliable.

The one think I do like is the depth of field function on the camera. You can refocus a shot after it has been taken and get "bokeh" like effects. Some portraits I have taken have been stunning.
 

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