Chief Potato Camera maker, HTC, disses the renowned camera of the Nokia 808 PureView

| February 5, 2013 | 109 Replies

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 14.48.23Talk about cheeky git.

HTC have released a “history” of photography. HTC – photography? I know right? What place do potato farmers have in talking about photography?

They say that the Nokia 808 PureView escalated the megapixels, and they dare say these “won’t help you at all”.  Oddly, they diss the iPhone for having the same sensor – so they know sensor size is important, yet ignore the fact that the 808 has a bigger sensor than ANY of their potato cameras, probably combined because, potatoes don’t have camera sensors.

How dare HTC try and mock the 808 when independent reviews have glorified this camera. How dare HTC, lumiawannabe potato camera maker think that the 808 can even be classed along side their potato cameras when the 808 PureView transcends mobile phone quality and pushes into dedicated, compacts, and even DSLR?


Nokia has had possibly the longest history in mobile phone photography. Not just pushing boundaries in camera technology, but pushing quality for the end user where it matters.

41MP + Biggest sensor ever in a phone = huge 41mp pixels for over sampling. Oversampling that produces PureView images that kicks the arse of potato cameras to the edge of the universe and back.

htc camera history

Brief HTC camera phone photography history


I guess that said ‘reviewer’ did not even use the camera at all and was talking out of his own arse, eh?

The Nokia 808 PureView’s camera specifications is impressive on paper…but more DELIVERS. Time and time and time again it delivers unrivalled quality images. It’s no mere gimmick.

Maybe this prodding and provoking is what “won’t help you at all”, HTC? Do you not remember every camera comparison by independent reviewers where YOUR PHONE LOST TO NOKIA (And possibly everyone else because your camera is actually a potato?)

What say you, potato camera maker?

Cheers stylinred for the tip.



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  • Sagar Sadbhaiya

    Nothing but a good joke to laugh on from HTC!!! 😀

  • dss

    maybe they have tested early prototypes against the 808 and they are close enough to it .. But i very much doubt that their system performs better overall.

    Also I think more oems will get on the HAAC mics train.. It makes perfect sense

  • Keith

    The reviewer HTC is talking about is actually an article by Gizmodo from back when the 808 was announced. They dissed the 808 (without even using it) by saying that it’s not about the Megapixel and that after 8 MP, the human eye doesn’t distinguish between an 8MP photo and a 100MP photo. They basically said that the 41MP sensor was useless and all the pixels were just waste.

    That waas before they understood the technology behind it. Later on, when they got to play with it, and understand how it works, they realized how amazing it is. Here’s the article that HTC is referring to though:

    • Gordon Ramsay juttelee mukavia


      So you say that Gizmondo was talking about the 808 without even ever using it?

      Many people in MNB have been talking about it without even using it. Some have even praised the 808 without ever using it. Maybe you should talk about that too?


      • Banderpop

        Gizmodo is a news site, with paid writers. MNB is a fan blog. Gizmondo is a failed handheld console from around eight years ago, financed by crooked business men who like crashing expensive and rare cars.

        Although it could be said that Gizmndo’s reputation among Nokia followers is no better than a blog after their refusal to review the N8.

        • Gordon Ramsay juttelee mukavia

          Actually Symbian ruined some images I tried to take with the 808.


      • Keith

        my problem is not with someone talking about the 808 (or any phone for that matter) without using it. But gizmodo, being a “professional” blog with paid writers DISSED the 808 for it’s camera…not even for running symbian, but for it’s camera. Just read the article and you’ll realize that gizmodo had no clue about how the camera works on 808 when the post was published. The fact that later on, they went on to praise the phone for it’s camera just shows how dumb their post was.

        Any professional blog must do a proper research on something before writing an opinion on it. In thie case, the camera on the 80

      • MF

        Do you understand the difference between a tech review site and a fansite?

        • Gordon Ramsay juttelee mukavia

          Yes I do.

          So what?

          In my books people writing there are people just like anyone writing here. Maybe you have some noble concept about tech review sites being able to tell the truth any more than someone who is not writing for a tech review site?

          I suggest you should make a reality check.


  • Marc Aurel

    The article is so full of misunderstandings about digital sensor technology that using it as a reference is almost criminal. Misleading advertising at the very least. The notion that small pixels are inherently bad is just wrong even without any supersampling technology in the mix.

  • This is just plain bashing their competitors without any sense at all. Nokia has released an infograph before but not as baseless and impertinent such as this. HTC keeps on mocking Nokia first on the Lumia 920’s weight and now the Nokia 808. They try to steal the Lumia design and now trying to take 808’s recognition on its glorious camera? Pathetic HTC. No wonder their sales are sliding down. No matter what OS they use, HTC still sucks BIG TIME. And now, they are no where to go. Samsung is the top dog for Android and Nokia is Windows Phone. Poor HTC, caught in the middle of nowhere. Bashing competitors like a kid, won’t help at all.
    I was really like freaking out, when I saw this infograph from HTC, i mean, c’mon HTC never focused on imaging and photography, and now they have the guts to talk about these things they do not know? HTC is totally desperate.

  • For now it looks more like trolling, than a statement. BS Marketing strategy HTC.

  • Daniel

    Ha ha ha……you got them right Jay. HTC is a lil child against Nokia’s experience in cameraphone tech. Interestingly almost all reactions I read to this infographic slap HTC for this crap and rightly so. Here is another such example bashing HTC

  • Utkarsh

    “Potato” LOL 😀
    I loved the way you called 😉

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