Nokia 8 Review

The Nokia 8 offers top-of-the-line features but lacks out a few key flagship aspects

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Nokia 8

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Nokia 8 is HMD Global’s flagship device for the year and it further cements the belief that Nokia is back and will be a serious competitor to the existing dominating smartphones. By announcing the Nokia 8, the company is trying to prove that you don’t need over the top specifications to get the best performance out of the hardware. This explains why the smartphone has only 4GB of RAM, something that is consistent across many flagships today. The Nokia 8 is supposed to deliver on its promise of unhindered performance because it runs Stock Android and will receive updates as soon as they are made available by Google. At the launch event, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas did mention that even though Nokia 8 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat right out of the box, it will be the “fastest way for consumers to get Android O.” The real highlight of the smartphone, however, happens to be its imaging package, which features dual 13MP cameras on the back, and a 13-megapixel large sensor in the front for selfies with Autofocus. Nokia has also bundled OZO audio onto the smartphone that will enable it to pickup 3D spatial sound, improving the audio experience of the videos shot on the Nokia 8. Despite the value the brand carries and even with Zeiss optics and the works, can Nokia 8 be the value for money proposition in the already crowded Flagship smartphone space?

RATINGS

Overall

77.4
  • Specifications8.7

  • Design & Build7.8

  • Call Quality6.9

  • Secondary Camera7.3

  • Software & UI8.0

  • Display7.5

  • Performance7.9

  • Primary Camera7.5

  • Battery Life8.1

OUR VERDICT

The Nokia 8 doesn’t offer a premium flagship-like design, but HMD Global did pack a few top-of-line specs on the Nokia-branded smartphone. The Nokia 8 looks like a promising contender based on the specifications, but we would like to hold our word about the latest Nokia flagship phone until we are done testing the key parameters to provide the final verdict.

Nokia 8 4GB/64GB
36,999
Key Features

  • Processor
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM
    4GB
  • On-board storage
    64 GB
  • Sim Type
    Dual Sim (Nano/Hybrid)
  • VoLTE Enabled
    Yes
Display
  • Screen Type
    IPS LCD
  • Resolution
    2560x1440
  • Pixel Density
    554 ppi
  • Screen Size
    5.3 inch

Nokia 8 Features & Specifications

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Nokia 8 Design & Build Review

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Nokia 8 Display Review

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Nokia 8 Performance Review

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Nokia 8 Primary Camera Review

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Nokia 8 Secondary Camera Review

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Nokia 8 Software & UI Review

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Nokia 8 Battery Review

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Nokia 8 Price

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Nokia 8 Photo Gallery

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