Nokia 9 Pureview Underwhelms at DxOMark

Unoptimized software caused the low scores

The Nokia 9 PureView‘s penta rear camera setup is unique, as it aims to deliver DSLR-like images at through your smartphone. While the idea is impressive on paper, the Light-powered setup performed underwhelmingly at DxOMark. With an overall score of 85, the Nokia 9 PureView matches the three-year-old iPhone 7 and barely edges out the Nokia 8 Sirocco.


On the photo category, the Nokia 9 PureView may have a respectable score in autofocus but suffers a dismal one in zoom as it failed to deliver a super-high-resolution composite that is promised through using data gathered from its five cameras.

For the video category, the Nokia 9 PureView scored low since the phone only uses one camera in this mode. While it had a respectable score in stabilization, the Nokia 9 PureView only offers EIS in Full HD—you don’t get any form of stabilization when shooting in 4K.

You can read the full DxOMark report to see what went wrong and how HMD Global can improve the tech on the Nokia 9 PureView’s successor.


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