Nokia 9 Pureview Review: Wonderful Penta Camera Setup, New new Camera Problems

Nokia launched a premium Flagship smartphone Named Nokia 9 Pureview. This Nokia 9 Pureview was released in India on 24 FEB 2019.
Nokia 9 Pureview is priced at $599 @ 128 GB Variant this will Release in India soon.

Nokia Released Nokia 9 Pureview in only 6GB Ram + 128GB Internal Storage Model. when I’m using
Nokia 9 Pureview  I got a premium feeling when holding in the hand with a Penta Camera Setup on rear and single camera set up on the front makes this Smartphone a true Camera beast. Coming to Display Department
Nokia 9 Pureview uses LG’s Quad HD Plastic OLED screen which is good to see. it shares some features of Latest Flagships.

Nokia 9 Pureview features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 845 which is available on S9 Plus too. this chip is made of 10nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A75 low power cores which are clocked at 2.8GHz, second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.7GHz. it has Adreno 630 GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to SD 835 the last Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X20 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 1200 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it doesnothave Ai Integration in the processor built in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.

Nokia 9 Pureview has a Penta Camera setup on rear and single Camera on the front which comprises a 5 x 12MP F/1.82 sensors in that 2 sensors are colour and 3 sensors are Monochrome and a 20MP F/2.0 Front camera user take normal, ultrawide angle and portrait images from front and back.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Nokia 9 Pureview and Jump into the review.

Nokia 9 Pureview

  • 5.99 ” QHD+ 18:9 pOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Aderno 630 GPU
  • 6 GB LPDDR4X Ram
  • 128 GB Internal Storage, Expandable upto 400 GB Via Micro – SD Card .
  • Penta Camera : Rear 5 x 12 MP, f/1.82 (2 x RBG, 3 x mono)
  • 20MP f/2.0 MP front camera
  • 3320mAH battery with 18W fast charging support
  • Android One 9.0 Pie.
  • IP67 water and Dust resistant
  • In-Display fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C 3.1 / NFC

5.99″ Quad HD Plastic oled screen :

here in Display Department
Nokia 9 Pureview Features an Excellent Quad HD+ 18:9 AMOLED panel screen with 538 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and excellent, viewing angles are perfect. There are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. It is HDR 10+ Certified So you can Play HDR content on the phone without any issues. This Display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Stereo Speakers and USB – C port:

 In Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia Used their single Speaker System with Smart Amp which not as loud as Stereo Speaker System, but it does the job very well in indoor Conditions. it is Sound’s equally when compared to last year’s Nokia 8 sirocco. these speakers are supported by Smart Amp Which is an amplifier to Amplify the sound which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.

Coming to USB – C port and earphones, the USB – C port present on Nokia 9 Pureview is Equipped with a 24-bit Encoder to provide a bit punchy and clear sound. The Nokia Branded headphones are the same as they offered with Nokia 8 Sirocco which good for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly with the USB – C port.

Build Quality : 

Nokia 9 Pureview is Build with a 6000 Aluminium frame on side and Glass on front and back of the device is protected with Corning Gorilla glass 5 like Nokia 8 Sirocco. it provides a good look and feels Because it is made with 6000 Series Aluminium and Glass. There are no issues of creakiness with build quality. It is well built with an 18:9 Aspect ratio and the bezels are shrunk down to place a Almost 6″ Plastic OLED screen.

In – display fingerprint scanner: 

Nokia 9 PureView Features an Optical In- Display fingerprint sensor which is included in the Display. the area is normal to see but, fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user like Oneplus 6T. This placement of this Optical In – Display Fingerprint sensor is on the Bottom Centre of the phone.

Face unlocking:

 Nokia 9 Pureview Uses the face unlock with its 20MP RGB Camera. the face unlocking is Quite fast and Secure. it works in the dark conditions with medium Amount of light from the plastic OLED Panel.

Weight balance: 

Nokia 9 Pureview weighs 172 Grams, it feels Medium and light with 5.99″ Screen and 3320 mAh battery equipped. This Nokia 9 Pureview can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device.

Battery life:

 My Nokia 9 PureView lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 17% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 3320 mAH Battery The ideal drain of Nokia 9 PureView is very low as other Latest Flagship’s. the Quick charge 3.0 makes a difference and charges the phone in 95 min which is good. in the Upcoming Version’s, Nokia Have to use Quick Charge 4.0 or 4+ to Recharge the Battery Quickly.

Android 9 Pie Operating System :

Android 9 Pie present on the Nokia 9 Pureview is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. It has no bloatware like Pixel Devices. There are some extra features like Inbuilt Face Unlock System, Direct video calling feature, Always on Display make this Android 9 Pie OS special. there are some Battery Optimizations Present on Android 9 pie makes Nokia 9 Pureview last longer.


My Nokia 9 Pureview managed to do day to day tasks very well like the last year’s Nokia 8 Sirocco or the lastest Flagships. there are No issues and problems with the Operating system and there are no heating issues with Nokia 9 Pureview.

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Nokia 9 PureView device. It features 6 GB LPDDR4X Ram and I did not notice any lags with the device and there are no reloading of apps on this Nokia 9 Pureview. Multitasking experience is nice on Nokia 9 Pureview

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at highest graphics setting without lags & frame drops in the game. this Snapdragon 845 Processor is very suitable for heavy gaming.

Call Quality :

the Call quality on Nokia 9 Pureview is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality on Volte. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included on the front side & its very loud. the Voice Calls From speaker is also Good and Clear. 


Coming to the Camera Department, Nokia 9 Pureview features a Penta Camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. this Camera system works perfectly in Nokia 9 Pure view. llet’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

Penta Camera system: 

Nokia 9 pureview takes good quality photos in daylight and low light conditions. The images have good clarity and export levels are under control. When you take images in very low light conditions the images come a bit dark. This is a post processing problem that Nokia should fix in the upcoming update.

Video recording can be done up to 4k @ 30fps .the video footage has good Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. Electronic image Stabilization is average in 4k @ 30fps And Good, Doing the job in 1080p @ 30fps FHD recording.

Selfie camera :

 Nokia 9 features a 20MP selfie camera with large 1.22 μm pixel size and 
80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in an Wide view. AI beautification mode is available. Photos are well detailed and contain a decent dynamic range.

front Selfie camera can record Video at 1080p @ 30fps which is good and a bit wide with EIS On which is good for Vlogging or Recording selfie Videos

This single camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artifical Intelligence.I

IP67 Water and Dust Resistance:

Nokia 9 Pureview has IP67 Water and Dust Resistance which is good for a Flagship but they have to provide the IP68 Water and Dust & resistance in Upcoming Nokia Flagships. it does the job done.

15Watt Wireless Charging:

Nokia 9 pureview has 15 Watt Fast Wireless Charging which is abit less than 18 Watt Quick Charge 3.0. This a useful feature in a Nokia Flagship. Earlier Nokia 8 Sirocco has 7.5-watt Wireless charging, now Nokia Increased the power and made it 15 Watt. by this you can charge your Nokia 9 Pureview Smartphone Fastly without any wires.


Nokia pureview is running on Android one program it can get updates fastly. Nokia is promising 2 years of version updates and 3 years of security updates which is good for a Flagship device.


No OIS ( Optical Image Stabilization) In Nokia 9 Pureview. Nokia must add the EIS perfectly into the 4K Video Recording. Nokia Must Equip this technology in Upcoming Nokia Flagship Smartphones

The camera app is very slow. There is slight delay in switch modes. This becomes long when you are fastly switching the modes

Nokia pureview takes 5-6 seconds to process a photo which wired for a penta camera smartphone


Who can Get Nokia 9 Pure view:
if you want a Penta Camera setup with LG’s Plastic OLED Full HD+ screen, time to time Android Updates and without thinking about the processor then you can go with Nokia 9 Pureview. If you want good AMOLED Screen with 855 Processor triple camera setup then you can go with other new Flagship’s like S10 plus, iPhone XS Max, LG Thinq Devices.

If you are using Nokia 9 Pureview then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this.

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