The Nokia 808 PureView is not just a game-changing camera phone that lets you take great photos, but it also offers an array of options that lets you easily share those images as well.
Sharing photos is just the start. Using the different outputs you can also use your 808 PureView to share videos, music and other files.
At the risk of bombarding you with lots of acronyms, the device features DLNA, WiFi, HDMI, NFC, Micro-USB and let’s not forget the humble 3.5 stereo cable jack.
In short, the 808 PureView’s supreme connectivity options might be just as impressive as its camera.
Let’s go through some of the inputs and outputs of the Nokia 808 PureView in more detail.
WiFi and DLNA
Together with your data connection, the WiFi connection, whether at home or a public network, is the gateway through which your 808 PureView will be able to surf the Internet, check emails, download apps and keep an eye on your social networks.
WiFi also enables DLNA connectivity – this allows your phone to connect to other DLNA-enabled devices that are using the same WiFi network, such as a TV.
Nokia’s Play To is a free app (previously known as DLNA Play) that is available to download on the Nokia Store. This will let you wirelessly show the photos and play your videos and music from your phone to the connected TV.
A previous Conversations post looked in more detail at Play To on the Nokia Lumia smartphones, but the operation and the principles are exactly the same.
The HDMI output sits right on the top of your phone and is protected by a small cover.
Using a micro HDMI cable, such as the Nokia CA-198, you can connect your 808 PureView to a TV, DVD or Blu-Ray player to display your photos and videos in glorious high definition.
If you’ve shot any HD videos on the 808 PureView this is how they will look the best on a large screen.
Right next to the HDMI output on the top of the phone is the micro-USB, which is most commonly used for charging the phone up or connecting it to a computer, so that keep it synced up.
You can also use a USB adaptor, such as the Nokia CA-157, this will let you attach your phone directly to an external memory source and let you transfer files and back up those precious photos without the need for a computer at all.
Talking of which, you can also put a memory card, up to 32GB, in the 808 PureView to boost its memory. You can find the memory card slot next to the SIM cradle, underneath the battery.
NFC & Bluetooth
The Nokia 808 PureView has both NFC and Bluetooth connectivity. While on the surface, these two technologies may appear similar, as they both allow wireless connections between two devices, in practice they will be used differently.
NFC is more secure than Bluetooth and has a much shorter range, approximately 20cm or less. These properties mean that potential applications for NFC include making payments at shops.
You could also use NFC to scan with non-electronic objects, such as a poster – so long as it has been embedded with an NFC chip, to get information such as a website link.
Bluetooth has a greater range than NFC, around 5-10m, and acts as more of a ‘bridge’ between devices. So where NFC is a controlled ‘transaction’ between devices, Bluetooth can be more of an ‘open’ connection.
The important thing however is that the 808 PureView has both. The Nokia MD-310 Music Receiver uses both Bluetooth and NFC to play music from your phone on a home stereo system.
‘NFC tutorials’ is a preloaded app on the 808 PureView and is a useful starting point to learn more about NFC.
Funnily enough, the connection you probably use the most is also the least technically advanced. It is, of course, the headphone socket.
From the latest wireless technologies to the humble 3.5mm cable jack, the Nokia 808 PureView will make sure that you are always connected.