Nokia 9 PureView review

The Nokia 9 PureView is aggressive about versatile photography, and honorably packs five back cameras that consolidate shots into a solitary picture. However, the subsequent photographs don’t exactly bulldoze those in pricier leaders, and the remainder of the telephone’s highlights are ordinary, abandoning it more a specialty gadget for buyers who need a more affordable camera-centered arrangement.

The Nokia 9 incited wild interest from the minute the web got sneak looks of its back spread – do seven gaps mean seven cameras? All things considered, no, the telephone just has five, and they do exclude a plenty of zoom and ultrawide assortments to advance beyond the current year’s three-and four-back camera lead telephones.

No, every one of those focal points have a similar length and gap, in light of the fact that HMD needed the Nokia 9 to corner the market on taking the most ideal standard photograph by consolidating pictures taken from each of the five cameras without a moment’s delay – a ur-HDR, in a manner of speaking. Given its conventional yet not noteworthy specs and highlights, the Nokia 9 lives or bites the dust on its capacity to take the best photographs out there.

What’s more, the photographs are, as a matter of fact, not awful – some contend with pictures taken by top-level leads that cost unquestionably more, however others may require more work in after generation (the telephone alternatively spares in the RAW DNG group) to look at positively. In any case, the remainder of the telephone is average, and a few sections are notwithstanding missing contrasted with different handsets in its value level.

Price and release date

The Nokia 9 PureView turned out in February 2019, and retails for $699/£549/AED 2,299 (around AU$980), however we’re as of now observing limits on the telephone from specific retailers. This makes it serenely less expensive than other camera telephone powerhouses, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and iPhone XS Max.

HMD Global (the Finnish firm now behind Nokia handsets) noticed that the telephone is a constrained discharge, so we don’t know how across the board its accessibility will be, or to what extent it will remain in stock. It’s likewise uncertain whether the Nokia 9 will come to Australia, as it’s not as of now recorded on the organization’s Australian site.


At first look, the Nokia 9 PureView looks a great deal like most cell phones – glass front and back sandwiching aluminum sides. Keep the two sides cleaned and it sparkles with the most attractive telephones. However, place it in your grasp and you’ll feel the distinction in quality between this telephone and the intensely refined leaders of today.

Which is fine – this telephone is in with no reservations on enabling photography, not looking sharp – but rather it ends up inclination somewhat shoddy.

The sides do not have the adjusted edges of different telephones, and there’s the barest of calculated bezel between the sides and the level front screen (the back spread has slight bends, yet is almost as sheerly-calculated). This all makes the telephone harder to grasp, expecting clients to press the sides to lift it up, and it’s less agreeable to deal with thus.

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The back spread is smooth glass that plunges toward the edges in a signal toward tastefulness, however smircesh and fingerprints stick around. This isn’t simply irritating: on the grounds that HMD selected to extend the back spread over the camera focal points as opposed to making an in fact awkward camera knock, these smircesh could hypothetically hinder your photographs. As it were, not normal for different telephones that uncover their camera focal points to the world, the Nokia 9’s focal points are tucked underneath full back spread – best expectation you don’t scratch or smirch over them.

The telephone is generally straightforward, with a volume rocker and lock/control catch close to the highest point of the correct side. There’s a Micro SD opening on the top and a USB-C port at the base. Apologies, no 3.5mm earphone jack.

One final note: the telephone comes in a single model, as it’s a constrained discharge. The profound Midnight Blue is likewise the main shading, so look somewhere else on the off chance that you need your telephones to be dark.


The front 5.99-inch OLED show is obviously, with a good 2880 x 1440 QHD goals. That places it in the scope of most leaders of its age, and it’s surely splendid and sharp enough all alone, creating distinctive hues and flaunting a splendor that couple of different telephones can match.

One next to the other with different telephones, be that as it may, the telephone show demonstrates its real nature – and they’re oversaturated contrasted with pricier telephones. In a lineup looking at a similar photograph, the Nokia 9 PureView was either perceptibly progressively striking or discernibly increasingly quieted when show settings were flipped to “essential” as opposed to the default “dynamic.”

To be reasonable, the OnePlus 6T pulls a similar trap; the iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus we thought about had tamer, however appeared to have all the more consistent with life shading balance. The pricier telephones were somewhat more honed, however just a bit.

The Nokia 9’s showcase doesn’t have a score, picking rather for a more seasoned style level area at the highest point of the screen that houses the forward looking camera, speaker and even a little Nokia logo. There’s a coordinating jaw on the base of the screen, and the side bezels are slightly more detectable than contending telephones, yet that is no incredible sin. It won’t win top prize in the cell phone magnificence challenges, yet that is not what the telephone is for.

In-screen fingerprint sensor 

Lamentably, one of the highlights HMD trusted would arrange the telephone positively in 2019 – the in-screen unique finger impression sensor – is poor. Indeed, even after a product update to accelerate the filtering, it appears to precisely perceive an enlisted unique mark not exactly a fraction of the time – and just when it’s put in the accurate right position (focused, upstanding, and squeezed in).

Fortunately, the facial acknowledgment works rapidly, however it appears to be so fast to enlist a face (under ten seconds) that I wonder if a photograph of an enrolled face would work. 3D face-examining this isn’t.

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