Nokia 9 PureView Review & Pros And Cons

Picture of the Nokia 9 PureView, by Nokia

- Analysis by KJ David

Nokia's 2019 MWC flagship contender comes in the form of the Nokia 9 PureView, a 6-inch Android aiming for a seat alongside the best photography smartphones in town. Its biggest pro is an ultra-high-end (as of this specs-driven review) quintuple camera system that consists of two 12-megapixel RGB cameras and three 12-megapixel monochrome cams. Its five-camera setup is bedecked with the brand's signature ZEISS optics and it features things like Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video-recording, native black-and-white photography, and post-shot refocusing. Relatively typical flagship-class imaging perks like bokeh shooting and AI-aided scene recognition are on board as well.

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Despite its forenamed innovation on the imaging front, though, the 9 PureView is not without some disgruntling cons. One of them is its 128GB-only non-expandable storage , which sounds malnourished compared to the 256GB or 512GB native memory caps offered by a few other ambitious models that debuted during the MWC 2019. Additionally, while its wireless charging capability sounds like an appreciable high-end facet, its mere 3320mAh battery capacity does not quite hit the flagship mark -- some of the best big-battery phones pack more than 5000mAh of raw power.

Joining its mix of pros and cons is a 20-megapixel front-facing camera accompanied by a display flash function . It also touts a flagship-class 6-inch pOLED 2K-1440p display furbished with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panel , which, by the way, houses an in-screen fingerprint sensor .

Going back under the hood, the 9 PureView runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor , which also powers some solid high-enders from competing brands. It is accompanied by a 6GB LPPDDR4X RAM , which sounds just about right, although 8GB-RAM smartphones were no longer that rare around the time of this Phonerated analysis.

This Nokia flagship's pros and cons are housed inside a Midnight Blue shell that tops it off as a feasible choice for tech-savvy mobile photography junkies.

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