Nokia 8 Review – Midrange Feel, Flagship Specifications, A Good All Rounder

Perhaps, Nokia’s comeback with Android flagship devices in an interesting story in phones of 2017. And now its first range of smartphones seem to be completed along with the launch of Nokia 8 in Australia, US, UK, HongKong, China, India and other Asian countries. The Nokia 8 is much-anticipated flagship device sporting major components and features which are apparently a match for the best that HTC, LG, and Samsung. Here is everything about Nokia 8 such as its design, price, and specifications.

Nokia 8 Design

Nokia 8 stands out from the crowd pretty well for the most parts. The phone is the typical slab of glass and aluminum with curved edges and plastic antennas on the bottom and top edges. You will see a little-raised aluminum rim around its rear dual camera, and there is a recessed, non-clicky fingerprint sensor/home button right below the display. The Nokia 8 is 7.9mm thick and weighs 160 grams.

Nokia 8 Display

Nokia 8 boasts a dazzling 5.3-inches IPS LCD display which is well-supported by 1440 x 2560 pixels of resolution (554 PPI). The display is crisp, sharp with good colour reproduction, brightness, and sunlight accuracy. The viewing angles are great and take your enjoyment to the next level when watching HD movies.

Nokia 8 Camera

Talking about camera, Nokia 8 comes with a dual 13MP + 13MP (f/2.0 + f/2.0) rear sensors – backed by PDAF, Zeiss Optics, IOS and Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash. On the contrary, selfies and videos are assisted by a solid 13MP sensor. As you’d expect, captured images are great and the colours are beautiful with a lot of details.

Nokia 8 Performance

Nokia smartphones don’t disappoint especially when it comes to performance. The brain behind Nokia 8 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The overall performance is butter smooth and doesn’t show a sign of lag whether you work on multiple tasks or play graphics enriched games.

Nokia 8 Storage and OS

As for the storage, there are two variants of Nokia 8 in terms of storage – 64GB and 128GB to accommodate your files and other data with ease. Not only this, you can expand its onboard storage up to 256GB via microSD card slot.

As far as Nokia 8 software is concerned, Nokia 8 runes on Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system – planned to upgrade to Android Oreo 8.1.

Battery

The battery inside Nokia 8 is 3090mAh with a fast battery charging “Quick Charge 3.0” feature. The quick battery charge feature juices up the battery from 0% to 100% just in 1.5 hours. However, the battery promises to keep you online all day long under moderate use but doesn’t deliver more than that with a heavy usage.

Nokia 8 Price

The Nokia 8 Price in Australia starts from AU$550 to AU$650. Actually, Nokia 8 was launched at AU$899, but we have already seen the price drop down to AU$690. This price ultimately putting Nokia 8 below the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, but pretty expensive as compared to OnePlus 5T.

Nokia 8 Pros

  • Corning Gorilla Glass Protects Display
  • Built out of Aluminum and Glass
  • Always-on Display
  • Exquisite unibody design
  • NFC is available

Nokia 8 Cons

  • FM radio is missing
  • Non-removable battery
  • Nokia 8 isn’t water resistance
  • No IR Blaster
  • No 1080p video recording
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