nokia 8 Review


This is it after that. The long-awaited Finnish front runner that goes all in versus the phones that rule today. The Finnish cameraphone returning to claim the reward that was when its bequest. Everybody bow and give way?

No, it’s not how it functions. No story begins with a pleased closing. Nokia can tell a few regarding life after fatality but HMD is not taking a look at a life of Sundays. The thing with Microsoft wasn’t going anywhere however it still counts as a wasted 2nd chance. The 3rd time, failing is not an option. Nokia and also HMD seem aware of that as well as the Nokia 8 resembles it has adjusted to the brand-new fact quick.

The flagship Nokia 8 is well-armed with the high-grade Snapdragon 835, an outstanding high-res LCD, premium aluminum unibody and the latest Android OS.

The cameraphone Nokia 8 had no other choice perhaps than have its own take on the dual-camera clothing with 2 13MP sensing units, an optically-stabilized shade one as well as a monochrome one. Another 13MP device at the front is more than just a selfie cam – it does split-screen live streaming and has phase-detection autofocus. Premium ZEISS lenses before all three sensing units mark the return of an iconic partnership.

Nokia’s OZO cam division is associated with the 8 as well. It co-developed the 360 spatial surround audio recording, which will certainly record sound with a high quality to match the intensity of the 4K video. Another rare feature, binaural sound, is supposed to supply a a lot more immersive split-screen viewing experience.

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Key shortcomings

The Nokia 8 seems so attentively created and also made that we had to go quibbling to find imperfections. Moderate battery capacity? We have yet to see the actual battery endurance. Aluminum 6000 instead of 7000? We seriously doubt it that another bendgate might be en route. Splash-resistant however not water-proof? This might be it however it’s still much better that than nothing.

Nokia has a legacy to shield as well as a future to develop. When an industry pillar, the brand has a lengthy means ahead back from oblivion. And while the Nokia 3, 5 and also 6 surely assisted restore some confidence, it depends on the 8 to revive the old splendor. Or drop trying. Interested to understand which way it’s heading? So we are – however initial points first.

Covering it up

The Nokia 8 is a revelation. HMD did the renowned brand name justice by providing on all guarantees as well as there’s no doubt that Nokia still has it when it involves imaging and also sound. The Nokia 8 is a newbie however it does not look or imitate one – it does not overdo it, it’s not out of its deepness. No rush to make up for the wasted time – the Nokia 8 is methodical and positive, person and also prepared.

The Nokia 8 packs rather the front runner punch as well as among the most effective IPS LCDs offered. AMOLED may have worked much better for advertising, yet not everyone is a follower of the punchy combination, and it’s hard to find mistake with the class-leading screen HMD gave us. The tidy practical style is an additional point we suched as about the 8 – it kind of fits with what Nokia represents.

However the new cam is what we enjoyed the most about the Nokia 8. It’s a magic number for Nokia and the Android edition meets the criteria of the 808 PureView as well as the N8. Simply put, HMD obtained everything right in the camera division. The photo quality is great, the specifications are as appropriate as they can obtain, and the extra attributes are trendy yet not over the top. Shade, monochrome, daytime, or nighttime, every little thing looks great that was shot with the Nokia 8. Also the selfies, whose committed camera obtained the same premium treatment as the primary unit, are excellent.

HMD collaborated with Nokia’s OZO department to attain the class-leading sound for the Nokia 8’s video clips. Any kind of performance tape-recorded with the 8 will be as engaging on video as on the location itself. Yet you can likewise livestream on both cams, which perhaps a dream become a reality for many vloggers and enthusiastic social media customers. We just wish 4K videos were sharper as well as much better stabilized – they are only ordinary as they are right now.

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Currently, for all that appreciation, it’s clear that the Nokia 8 is up versus the most difficult competitors. In no little part due to the fact that Nokia and also HMD are intending pretty high with this one. Jam-packed with equipment, including iris recognition, the Galaxy S8 is an unpreventable competitor. You will certainly be trading a remarkable dual-camera for an exceptional solitary one, yet acquiring in regards to an indeterminate AMOLED display and also complete water-proofing.

The OnePlus 5 is more affordable yet similarly capable, powerful, as well as trendy. It also relies upon near-stock Android though the Oxygen launcher is going further far from the vanilla looks with each update. Anyway, the OP5 has a terrific dual-camera with 2x zoom, an AMOLED screen, it simply can not match Nokia’s sound and that shade of nostalgia that you can’t put a cost on. However Nokia can and also it’s a rate more than what OnePlus is asking for.

The LG G6 may have an older-gen chipset, however it has one of the premier video camera setups out there. It is surely a tough competitor mainly because of its very eye-catching rate of 400. Its chipset is still relevant and the rest of the equipment is well updated. The G6’s wide-angle camera is an unsurpassable function today as well as the G6 will also conserve you a good deal of money.

Android purists is that the Pixel XL was developed for. Google’s finest does not included the current chipset either, however its single electronic camera ended up a real pleasant shock with amazing quality in both stills as well as video clip. The phone is not cheap however it’s the rate of having a Google-made phone with the fastest OS updates.

Ultimately, the Apple apple iphone 7 Plus. Possibly the just one that matches and also bests the degrees of commitment Nokia appreciated back in its prime. The rest is there in lots too: wonderful construct, a top-performing chipset, outstanding dual-camera and the standard-setting mobile phone experience as well as ecosystem. With the next iPhone(s) just nearby, the Nokia 8 far better appreciate its time in the spotlight while it lasts.

Speaking of, one more huge launch looming will certainly take away from Nokia’s allure – and also ironically it’s an 8 as well – the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Magic numbers, right?

Last judgment

It’s not by a stroke of luck that Nokia 8 is where it is today. It’s effort, regard of custom as well as putting years of knowledge and also experience to great use. It’s long-lasting partnerships as well – like that with Zeiss.

We stated at first that Nokia and HMD have a future to construct. Let us reword. The future is large open. 9 is one more unique number in the background of the Finnish brand. The Nokia 8 has provided us all the appropriate reasons to expect it.

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2017, September
  • Status: Available. Released 2017, October
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm (5.96 x 2.90 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 160 g (5.64 oz)
  • Build: Front glass, aluminum body (6000 series)
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • – IP54 splash proof
  • Display
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.3 inches, 77.4 cm2 (~69.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~554 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • – Always-on display
  • Platform
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), 8.1 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
  • Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
  • Adreno 540
  • Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Main Camera
  • Single: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12m, PDAF & laser AF, OIS
    13 MP B/W, f/2.0, 1.12m, PDAF & laser AF
  • Features: Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12m, PDAF
  • Video: 2160p
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – 24-bit/192kHz audio
    – Nokia OZO audio
    – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Yes
  • Radio: No
  • 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – ANT+ support
    – Photo/video editor
    – Document viewer
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3090 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
  • SAR EU: 0.22 W/kg (head)     1.33 W/kg (body)    
  • Price: About 330 EUR
  • Tests
  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 4215 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3503Basemark X: 37593
  • Display: Contrast ratio: 1840:1 (nominal), 4.239 (sunlight)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 88dB / Noise 77dB / Ring 81dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -94.2dB / Crosstalk -88.5dB
  • Battery life: Endurance rating 78h
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