The secondary camera on the Nokia 8 packs a 13-megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus. Unlike camera app in other smartphones where you can switch to front camera mode right away, you need to perform one step more to open the camera app on the Nokia 8- by tapping the Insta-like icon at the top. We felt this a bit annoying as we had to toggle the icon first (making our friends wait for a few seconds to click-in a selfie) and then select the front camera option.
Jeering aside, the images shot with the front camera turned out to be good in bright light. We could observe good amount of details, nice colour reproduction. Even in low even though the photos appeared to be a bit blurry we didn’t find any distortion. The front camera is capable of recording 4K videos, the output is not that stunning but satisfactory. Additionally, you get Beauty mode which can be accessed by tapping the shutter button. While in most cases (in certain smartphones) this mode adds a good amount of toning to your skin, the images didn’t appear artificial on the Nokia 8.
That being said, we didn’t have to twiddle much with the phone while taking selfies, thanks to its compact form factor. We tried playing with the few Video modes (time-lapse and slow-motion) and the phone could yield fair video quality.