Before the arrival of Nokia 9 PureView, HMD Global, the company behind Nokia, conducted a huge advertising campaign around the photographic benefits of this terminal, which includes nothing less than 5 cameras in the form of two RGB sensors next to three monochrome sensors. All the sensors used are of 12 megapixels 1 / 2.9 "with a pixel size of 1.24µ and all used the same lens with F / 1.8 aperture equivalent to a focal length of 28mm.
After its launch at the end of February, it seemed quite strange that the mobile did not reach the popular DxOMark portal to analyze the quality of the cameras, and just this week it has done so, almost 7 months after launch, and now the reason is quite clear: photographic performance is very bad for the advertising that had been given and of course, for the design of 5 cameras, and that is that the terminal took a score of 85 points (88 photography + 80 video), the same score that throws an iPhone 7 launched in 2016 (85 photography + 85 video) that uses a setting of a single camera with 12 megapixel resolution.
As a summary, experts in photography and image analysis determined that the Nokia 9 PureView does not offer photographic or video performance on par with other current phones in its premium price range. In particular, the video implementation seems to be quite generic, and it does not benefit in any way from the multiple cameras or the computational imaging capability of the Light technology partner.
While the Nokia 9 PureView offers an innovative and intriguing architecture of multiple cameras, and perhaps it advances us to the future seen as seen, you cannot use your five camera photographic settings to distinguish yourself from the rest when used in the default modes that any user uses.
However, it has a variety of unique capabilities, such as black and white dedicated sensors, and a super resolution mode. Nokia has also done an excellent job working with Adobe to provide mobile support with the Lightroom app for the unique features of Nokia 9. Having depth maps integrated with Google Photos also allows Nokia 9 users to refocus their images once made, which also distinguishes it from most other cameras in today's market. However, unless you plan to take advantage of their specialized functions, the PureView 9 camera is not on par with its competitors.