Nokia 9 PureView Review: Trust The Process(ing)

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    Nokia has always reserved the name “PureView” for phones that push the boundaries of photography. When it launched in 2012, the original 808 PureView packed a then-giant 41-megapixel sensor that made digital zoom useful for the first time. And the PureView Lumia phones that followed spent years just slaying everyone else when it came to low light photos, while also introducing Optical Image Stabilization to the mainstream.
    The newest PureView comes from a new Nokia, and it tackles a new angle. This is the Nokia 9 PureView. Its mission: to bring some of the depth and dynamic range of professional still cameras to the smartphone world, without the cost and the bulk. When it succeeds, it produces photographs that ooze character, with an authenticity you won’t get from any other phone. But just like you don’t get money for nothin’... you don’t get these clicks for free. Join me for the Nokia 9 PureView review!


    MrMobile's Nokia 9 PureView review was produced following 18 days with a Nokia 9 PureView review device provided by HMD Global. The device was running build number 00WW_4_19A and received one software update during the review process. A second update is promised to address the camera sluggishness and crashing issues, but was not delivered by presstime.

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  • MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
    MrMobile [Michael Fisher]  Před 28 dny +237

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    • Dan Da Man
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    • Bane Tudajfor
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    • Craig Beam
      Craig Beam Před 21 dnem

      I already loved you, and then you threw into the Tolian Soran clip. ::swoon::

    • Antonio Ivars Badía
      Antonio Ivars Badía Před 21 dnem

      Any good deal that helps me to renew the inners of my desktop PC will be more than wellcome!
      Also my wife is getting tired of he LG G5 and it's lack of battery (Wich is the main reason I came here to peek a look at your Nokia's 9 review). I'll probably keep looking for alternatives :D
      Thanks for your video!

    • Wolsk
      Wolsk Před 22 dny

      +MrMobile [Michael Fisher] Woaaaaah, thank you so much! An email will be coming from "wholsky" (just to let you know so no one can try and snipe it).

  • Mike Stevenson
    Mike Stevenson Před 2 dny

    This just makes me miss the Lumia 1020 =[

  • Tech smart best
    Tech smart best Před 3 dny

    awesome video

  • Bhushan Doiphode
    Bhushan Doiphode Před 5 dny

    Those sunglasses are dope! Can you link them down in the description?

  • Tiza
    Tiza Před 5 dny

    I'm so tired of this "don't worry if your phone is a buggy mess, bro. we'll fix it later" mentality that HMD Nokia had ever since their inception.
    Other than Nokiafans, I really don't think people are willing to buy those phones just for headaches on user experience.

    • Sven Kindervater
      Sven Kindervater Před 3 dny

      Well, as a day-one-owner of a Lumia 920 and a Lumia 950, I can tell you: The software of the 9 PureView is supreme in comparison. Especially the 950 had a completely unfinished beta-version of Windows 10 M. I'm not a huge fan of android, but pie ist really good. And there is no bloatware what so ever on the 9. Yes, ist has some downpoints, but Nokia Phones had these for years. If you are willing to accept them, you get a really good camera-phone.

  • MikeTheShadowWolf
    MikeTheShadowWolf Před 8 dny

    Best camera on a smartphone 2019 hands down.The Pixel ain't gonna beat this one.

  • mena seven
    mena seven Před 8 dny

    It doesn't make sense to have a specialize camera phone with no SD card slot and no camera button. Regular camera have SD card slot.

  • Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
    Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin Před 8 dny

    4:21-4:37 6:01-6:06 That explains why I never been a fan of fake bokeh. I'd just leave it as it is.

  • Merker Jerker
    Merker Jerker Před 10 dny

    Dislike squad!

  • Ramon Martinez
    Ramon Martinez Před 14 dny

    cant wait for Nokia to get its second wind..

  • F.K
    F.K Před 14 dny

    Was about to say the same, I'll wait for the next one...

  • Fernando Dinis
    Fernando Dinis Před 16 dny

    The 10sec delay for photo processing and the fingerprint scanner issue is a deal breaker for many people.

  • mark bell
    mark bell Před 16 dny

    So is it going to be best to wait until the 9.1?

  • RS
    RS Před 17 dny

    Your reviews are incredible!

  • Lucian BUJOR
    Lucian BUJOR Před 18 dny +1

    P30 PRO just destroyed Nokia 9 Pureview. Too bad it has built in backdoor for the Chinese dictatorship government. Recomend BB Key 2.

  • Verni Jahzreal
    Verni Jahzreal Před 18 dny

    Can you please make a comparison video between Nokia 7 Plus and Redmi note 7?

  • arun prasadh
    arun prasadh Před 18 dny

    Ok , what about back covers/cases for this phone?

  • R.J Williams
    R.J Williams Před 18 dny

    It should be called the Nokia Spyder

  • Идешь Нахуй
    Идешь Нахуй Před 18 dny

    Могут даже не начинать продавать эту хуету

  • Cameron Cuff
    Cameron Cuff Před 18 dny

    This man has an inimitable way with words. It's a pleasure to just listen to his reviews.

  • Winter Is Coming
    Winter Is Coming Před 18 dny

    this is bust

  • Dodo Bird1662
    Dodo Bird1662 Před 19 dny

    Nokia is doing pretty good with the camera and it just needs with the rest! It would be perfect!

  • Tobi Olusola
    Tobi Olusola Před 19 dny

    How much photos do you take😂

  • tHeWasTeDYouTh
    tHeWasTeDYouTh Před 20 dny

    remember when Microsoft bought Nokia Mobile for 8 billion and then after a few years of total fail they fired like 8,000 and now Nokia is making a comeback with Android!!! get rekted Microsoft

  • Omar Qunsul
    Omar Qunsul Před 20 dny

    Thanx for reporting the problem with the Finger Print !

  • Al about Food
    Al about Food Před 21 dnem

    sorry Michael (and the rest of the world) who insist on nano-instant access to the phone. I use the keyboard password (alphanumerical not just 4-5 numbers). Yes, it takes a second or so but it is super secure and very much less "creepy" big brother recording of fingerprints and retinal scans. Just my thoughts

  • TexasGuitarist
    TexasGuitarist Před 21 dnem

    0:48 I see what you did there. 👊

  • Nicholai
    Nicholai Před 21 dnem

    What ring are you wearing? 🤔

  • Mr Salman
    Mr Salman Před 21 dnem

    Nokia was died due to the software their cameras and build quality was already at the best in the market. and they are doing the same thing again not focusing on software.

  • Prateek Pandey
    Prateek Pandey Před 22 dny

    One small update for everyone the fingerprint issue has a fix or say you can make it work...

  • Mutazal Luli
    Mutazal Luli Před 22 dny

    You are my number one favorite reviewer on youtube. Some Indonesians are trying to follow you but still you are the best! Hope one day we can have an indonesian reviewer on youtube that is as good as you #fingerscrossed

  • Ali Raza
    Ali Raza Před 22 dny +1

    Please make camera comparison of nokia 9 with p30 pro

  • Mimoun Gaid
    Mimoun Gaid Před 22 dny

    I don't understand why would anyone nees a phone with four cameras?

  • Lyndon Gray
    Lyndon Gray Před 23 dny

    Do you ever think you could swap to 60fps while filming? I know its difficult while dealing with 4k content, but i feel like the benefits outweigh the negatives.

  • martin johnson
    martin johnson Před 23 dny

    Such a shame in what could be a fantastic way back for the Nokia brand

  • anotherrob1980
    anotherrob1980 Před 23 dny

    I found the fingerprint scanner useless to start with as well, but then registered my other thumb and both index fingers and the scanner works pretty well without having to excessively press hard.

  • Alex Nguyen
    Alex Nguyen Před 24 dny +1

    Hi MrMobile, what is that ring @1: 08?

  • R3M B1A1
    R3M B1A1 Před 24 dny

    This review was really fricken good, I expect no less. I can't wait for you to review the Sony Xperia 1 which comes out in may.

  • Curious Explorer
    Curious Explorer Před 24 dny

    Great review! as always...

  • Ian-Devon Lewis
    Ian-Devon Lewis Před 24 dny

    I kinda had to walk away from this video 44sec into this. Used a cell cam picture of an Fuji X-T3 with I'm guessing a 230ish mm lens attachment. Those 2 items alone are like 1900-2000USD. You're promoting a cellphone camera feature. The fact that you have a high-quality camera available... cant even trust all the pictures you're posting in your montage.

    • Ian-Devon Lewis
      Ian-Devon Lewis Před 12 dny

      +Luc David I don't get the context

    • Luc David
      Luc David Před 12 dny

      +Ian-Devon Lewis Drugs are bad.

    • Ian-Devon Lewis
      Ian-Devon Lewis Před 24 dny

      ​+MrMobile [Michael Fisher] Ok. Lets make this a trip. You make a living via cellphone cameras. Seeing as majority of all your videos are on promoting cellphones and cellphone peripherals. Pretty sure you didn't do half of them with cellphone cameras, to say... a quarter, would be over generous or even a 10th would overstatement. You don't talk about the hardware of the camera. Seeing as Zeiss made the point to put its mark on it would mean you can atleast back track the lens that goes into said product.

      You mentioned the finger print reader... and that the device runs hot when processing. Processing what exactly, PokemonGO? What else is there? Your introducing a new phone. Finger print reader sucks. Why does the finger print reader suck? Why does the device run hot while processing? What is the hardware and software on the device? OS(One btw), ram, ssd size options, storage management... expandable memory? Phone to PC transfer/integration? Why does the phone run hot? That's an actual concern lol

      You mentioned 855. OK! That's worth a mention. Thats all it got. You could have gotten an extra minute or two on that. Snapdragon 855 is very interesting, and more interesting how other devices are utilizing and/or under utilizing it. Just saying... 855 kinda helps with the picture process and the experience.

      You make a living with your cellphone cameras; Got it. What is the experience of getting those pictures and videos from cellphone to your final platform? You mentioned saving your pictures to your SSD; Got it. What's the default file type? (RAW is an umbrella term btw.) Nokia wants you to use Google storage; Got it. Any loss in quality after upload and download(questionable re-upload) from phone to site (to final platform)? Just saying... All that 3rd party processing of a digital image deteriorates the digital product, that is the photo; the money maker.

      This is a cellphone review by title, yet its confusing because you didnt review. You made this into a camera review and yet you barely covered the camera. You don't even mention the name of the cellphones' camera archetype seeing as the emphasis is the camera. If the cellphone is a success that will be its signature.

    • MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
      MrMobile [Michael Fisher]  Před 24 dny

      This is a fun comment. First you suggest that I'm "promoting" a cellphone camera. I'm not; I'm evaluating it and telling you whether you should buy it. Turns out you probably shouldn't, which you'd have heard if you'd stuck around to the end.
      Then you say that the fact that I (a CHclipr who makes his living on his cameras) own high-end camera equipment somehow implies that I must be ... what, substituting Fuji photos for the Nokia 9? Why, so I can make it look better? What possible purpose would that serve unless I was being paid by Nokia to promote their phone?
      And to take it one step further: why would I then give the thing a middling review?
      I'm fascinated by the world you've constructed.


    Fvxk off NOKIA

  • Syed Q
    Syed Q Před 25 dny

    Why not 1 million subscribers yet. The most underrated tech youtuber. Plz run some give aways campaigns and also collaborate with other big tech youtubers.

  • Swapnadip Chakraborty
    Swapnadip Chakraborty Před 25 dny

    I instantly subscribed only for the quality and the way he delivers it! I would binge watch all your videos if they were on Netflix

  • James M
    James M Před 25 dny

    I'll give an A for effort.

  • Hitlar Mama
    Hitlar Mama Před 25 dny

  • Irfan Shaikh
    Irfan Shaikh Před 25 dny

    I don't think there is second version coming of this phone... Nokia is known for not following up on such phones like the Lumia 1020 never saw another version. Also the photo processing issues time delays have always been there since the 808... I would rather wait for the P30 then spend any dime on this... Imagine not getting the fingerprint reader right, no expandable storage... No excuses there for Nokia...

  • Telering Dataspesialisten

    Wish the 8.1 had ip68 other than that I prefer the 8.1. :p

  • Angus Maclaurin
    Angus Maclaurin Před 25 dny

    Fair review, but a number of technical inaccuracies. (1,200 layers of depth does not come from a ToF sensor).

  • B B
    B B Před 25 dny

    Nokia 9 is a flop. Too many deficits. Look to Nokia 10 for improvement.

  • B B
    B B Před 25 dny

    Nokia 9 is a flop. Look to Nokia 10 for improvement.

  • Kate Angelo
    Kate Angelo Před 25 dny

    Nice Oak Island reference! #toppocketfind

  • James Wylie
    James Wylie Před 25 dny

    Love the shot of the Tam, one of my favorite bars around here.

  • maliti emmanuel
    maliti emmanuel Před 25 dny

    9.1 waiting!!!

  • Rosa Crux
    Rosa Crux Před 25 dny

    Strange, in low-light I oftentimes get blown-out highlights with the photo mode and jpegs 😮 .

  • Capt. John Yossarian
    Capt. John Yossarian Před 25 dny

    Quality content, interesting phone rev.

  • Victor Lichtenberg
    Victor Lichtenberg Před 25 dny

    Honestly, the one thing I'm most amazed at the pictures is how natural / lifelike they look. Really amazing. But that fingerprint reader is really unacceptable. Should've gone with traditional capacitive fingerprint sensor instead. Great review as usual Mr Fisher!

  • Chintada Polarao
    Chintada Polarao Před 26 dny

    Nokia is the best

  • Andrea Andrea
    Andrea Andrea Před 26 dny

    5 cameras and not a f***ing dedicated button to use them

  • KYB77
    KYB77 Před 26 dny

    I have that weird dot phobia...feel uneasy looking at those 5 cameras

  • Evwon
    Evwon Před 26 dny

    I really want to see this in other flagships. This is amazing.

  • Rob
    Rob Před 26 dny

    The camera is overrated

  • Před 26 dny

    The finger print reader alone breaks the whole user experience of the phone. I'll get so irritated with that I wouldn't care if there were no other issues with the phone at all. It's going back to the store!

  • TheKbnrba
    TheKbnrba Před 26 dny

    Michael you and Nokia's, loved your lumia reviews and love these ones! #lumiaforlife

  • Shiina Mashiro
    Shiina Mashiro Před 26 dny

    How does it fare against Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro?

  • StivensGameZone
    StivensGameZone Před 26 dny +1

    Im watching this from my Lumia 1020...and we laught together.. hello son ..

  • 9
    9 Před 26 dny

    I'm loving the new Nokia and I find the newest features the best!!!. pick me for the gift card ! ☺️

  • Debra Dukes
    Debra Dukes Před 26 dny

    Michael absolutely Awesome review and absolutely enjoyed and I can get into a whole thing about fingerprint sensors and other tech things lately but I really loved the Beautiful review and Videos you share and if that is your Beautiful Dog just too Precious.Thanks so much for sharing this Great Review as Always Deb.😉👍✌

  • Franci2a
    Franci2a Před 26 dny

    If it had also a 16:9 screen, a MicroSD slot, a removable battery, a better camera app, a hardware camera button, better button placement, better fingerprint sensor, better face unlock, better software, more megapixels on each camera, no glass back, no side mounted speaker, no Continuum-like feature then I would have ditched my loved, still loved, and not-so-old Lumia 950XL with this Nokia, but this Nokia lacks some key features, and it misses many that it has.Nokia could have made a WAY BETTER phone, by not sticking with stupid trends, and try to go original, but it didn't that, and so the phone is... eh... 7/10 for me

  • Amir Lukmanhisyam
    Amir Lukmanhisyam Před 26 dny

    Imagine having five 41MP sensors and dedicated image processing chips... Still HMD has to rush this product before snapdragon 845 got completely obsolete... Waiting for the next gen and upcoming P30 Pro 。。。

  • Rickbearcat
    Rickbearcat Před 26 dny

    @9:03...I find this astounding. You have 5 camera lenses that should be able to gather 5 times the light that the Pixel does (one vs. five lenses) and yet you can't get, for some reason, enough light to shoot in a dark scene? Sounds as if only one of the camera's lenses was in operation on the Nokia; which should still work okay as the Pixel can do it. Another software flaw on the Nokia here.

  • Rickbearcat
    Rickbearcat Před 26 dny

    You are using and mentioning Adobe's Lightroom a lot. But what you aren't saying is that Lightroom is a program that you have to pay for to use. And is also a subscription service that will cost from 9.99/month to 19.99/per month.

    Are there any good free photo editing softwares out there?

  • Josh Tamargo de Rothschild

    2019, does nokia still make phones?
    2025, does apple still make phones?

  • Tournel Henry
    Tournel Henry Před 26 dny

    Nokia has lost its touch. I'm sticking with Huawei.
    No SD card, No image stabilisation or dedicated camera button (on a Camera focused phone!!), . What a crap!

  • Mikael Olsson
    Mikael Olsson Před 26 dny

    Another way to export your raw photos is to use your OneDrive or similar cloud storage, piece of cake.
    I bought the N9 last week. Yes, it's slippery, yes, the finger print scanner sucks. But that makes you stay more focused and alert, right? 😉

  • ed10908
    ed10908 Před 26 dny


  • raj kumar
    raj kumar Před 26 dny

    I would use it for fossil sport

  • Enmy Myen
    Enmy Myen Před 26 dny

    It deserve an 855.

  • Evandro Costa
    Evandro Costa Před 26 dny

    All of mobile guys reviewers YOU Sir is the BEST!!!
    Great video.

  • elTopo
    elTopo Před 26 dny

    5:50, those are nice shades.

  • Chis Reginaldo
    Chis Reginaldo Před 26 dny

    You’re more of an artist than a youtuber or tech reviewer, Michael. You also deserve more subscribers 👍

  • ZR1Terror
    ZR1Terror Před 26 dny

    Nokia is dead.

  • Stephen Macomber
    Stephen Macomber Před 26 dny

    How is it that Nokia can make an awesome camera phone like the Lumia series and then follow it by this Frankenstein that is going to tarnish the Nokia name. It has to be that those who were behind the Lumia are no longer there and the new ownership is preying on those who would follow blindly to a brand they trust.

  • Abishek Deiveekan
    Abishek Deiveekan Před 26 dny

    Don’t trust the company though. They just admitted to sending private user data to China.

  • Sign Kabdwal
    Sign Kabdwal Před 26 dny

    Wait for next version

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    BOSSYtexasCHICK Před 26 dny

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    ron bZoom Před 26 dny


  • Prateek Pandey
    Prateek Pandey Před 26 dny +5

    After the use of Nokia 9 for 2 days I can say this is the most honest review...

    • Prateek Pandey
      Prateek Pandey Před 22 dny

      One small update for everyone the fingerprint issue has a fix or say you can make it work...

  • arbie cueto
    arbie cueto Před 26 dny

    You lost me at the sponsor. Sorry not sorry.

  • Corado Cotuna
    Corado Cotuna Před 27 dny

    I wish it also had wide angle and zoom lens ...

  • Nathan Elcoate
    Nathan Elcoate Před 27 dny

    Get your RAWs off the phone then FFS.

  • Bavani Sankar
    Bavani Sankar Před 27 dny

    Those pics look amazing, but I'm not ready to spend 700 on any phone.

  • Clark
    Clark Před 27 dny

    welp that fingerprint scanner is disappointing

  • Rohan Espada
    Rohan Espada Před 27 dny

    For me, a cable connection is far more convenient than having to remove the microSD card with a SIM-tool, fiddling with it with a 40% chance of dropping it, inserting it on my SD card reader, and finally plugging said reader on my desktop. If only phones have a nice weatherproof latch that can be easily opened with a finger...

  • Chris Slavensky
    Chris Slavensky Před 27 dny

    Excellent Oak Island reference and another enjoyable video.

  • Avinash Marcel
    Avinash Marcel Před 27 dny

    Michael you didn't mention about the OZO audio recording feature in this phone

  • Ronald Cheng
    Ronald Cheng Před 27 dny

    This phone is almost perfect. Nokia only needs to include dual speakers, micro SD card, heatsink, Dual A-GPS, 4,000mAh and last but not least, headphone jack to make it perfect.

  • SuperKiko112
    SuperKiko112 Před 27 dny

    As this is a phone how is the call quality and cell reception ? No many reviewers talk ant this these days.. always abt look camera pixel screen ..

  • WTM Photo
    WTM Photo Před 27 dny

    You should go back and check that "10 sec pro mode" photo which you say can't compete with the pixel... Nokia Pro Mode DOESN'T WORK... in order for it to actually work you have to leave the settings slider OPEN (showing on the screen) or it defaults back to "auto" mode - look at your EXIF. I noticed ON EVERY image I tried to manually capture... additionally, pro mode won't allow your to set your ISO and leave Shutter at auto, the second you slide the shutter back to auto, ISO also returns to auto mode.... Pro mode simply does not function like it should.

  • Ank Mandwal
    Ank Mandwal Před 27 dny

    Redmi note 7 pro 😫🙏🙏💓.