Nokia 9 PureView Review

Nokia 9 PureView is unique among Android devices, it’s equipped with fives cameras on the back. This phone is intriguing even for professional photographers and may start a new trend in the Android market.



The Nokia 9 PureView has an imposing stature, with its metal trim. The big bezels on the top and bottom may make the phone looks quite dated, especially when compared with Samsung Galaxy S10+. Weighing at 185 grams, the Nokia 9 PureView is a quite hefty device with noticeable thickness.



The Nokia 9 PureView has 6-inch OLED display and 1440 x 2800 resolution. Like a few other phones, the Nokia 9 has in-display fingerprint reader, which is easier to use than phones with dedicated sensor.


Internal hardware and performance

The Nokia 9 PureView is powered by Snapdragon 845, which offers good performance. Demanding mobile games, like PUBG could run smoothly on high settings. The processor is supported by 6GB of RAM, which allows for smoother multitasking. There’s also 128GB internal storage, which is necessary because capturing just 25 images with RAW format will consume 1GB of storage.



These cameras are probably the sole reason why people buy Nokia 9 PureView. All five cameras have 12Mp resolution and they work together to produce a picture. One camera serves as the main shooter lens, one has tele-zoom capability and another with ultra wide-angle feature. The other two are used to collect color data. There’s no HDR setting, because each shot is HDR by default. It takes a while to get the full result of the photo. Initially, the picture appears blurry and overexposed, eventually you get more details, bokeh effects appear and colors change.



Cameras of Nokia 9 PureView should provide consistent bokeh effects and excellent dynamics range. However, it’s recommended to buy a proper camera instead, if you are serious about photography. But for professional photographers, it’s still probably a good idea to buy this phone as your backup camera.


  • Good hardware performance
  • 6GB and 128GB internal storage
  • High resolution display



  • Camera app is slow
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Poor audio quality at high volume