Nokia8Sirocco Review


Sirocco is no wind of adjustment as well as rushing points is not actually the Mediterranean way. It makes perfect feeling then that the Nokia 8 Sirocco brings out last year’s chipset as well as what’s now taken into consideration a traditional 16:9 facet display screen. That’s whatever old regarding it though – well, that and, obviously, the name lifted off of among the special editions Nokia 8800s from the mid-noughties.

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is greater than a little different from the plain 8 that’s been out for some 8 months now. A dual-curved 5.5-inch OLED display screen changes the 5.3-inch LCD and that is available in an IP67 accredited all-glass body, contrasted to the 8’s aluminum backed building with an IP54 rating.

A new electronic camera setup now consists of a large dual pixel key 12MP sensing unit instead of the smaller sized 13MP one on the Nokia 8, as well as what was a monochrome cam on the 8 is currently a telephoto instead. The combo should be mostly the like the one found on the 7 Plus, yet with OIS included the mix. One could see it as a downgrade that the 8 Sirocco’s front electronic camera can not tape-record 2160p video clips (the one on the vanilla 8 can), yet this 5MP selfie shooter’s large pixels guarantee much better low-light images.

A small bump in battery capacity indicates the Sirocco comes with a 3,260 mAh cell instead of the 8’s 3,090 mAh, but the additional capacity has actually consumed the space for a microSD port. Or both are entirely unassociated – either way, the inner storage (an or else spacious 128GB) is not expanding.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications

Nope, there’s no earphone jack on the Nokia 8 Sirocco – apparently, true flagships can not have one. There’s an option waiting inside the box, so a minimum of there’s that.

Nokia 8 Sirocco unboxing

A USB-C to 3.5 mm adapter can be located in the package in situation you want to plug in your very own wired headphones. Conversely, you can use the offered earbuds which attach directly over USB-C.

A QuickCharge A/C adapter (up to 18W) is consisted of in addition to a USB-A to USB-C cord. That’s not all though, there’s likewise a semi transparent bumper situation constructed from difficult plastic. So tough that we had a hard time to eliminate it once it’s snapped on, but that’s much better that it coming off by itself.

You may intend to risk it and also avoid utilizing it, as well as we ‘d comprehend – join us on the next page where we admire the Sirocco’s looks.


It’s a little retro, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, and also it’s not simply the name that revives memories of easier times. A 16:9 element screen? That dares do such a thing on a flagship in 2018? As well as no notch either!

Sadly, it’s precisely the Sirocco’s display screen that is a little bit insufficient for a premium handset – solid shade shifts as well as blue sides need to have been left in the past. It is QHD-sharp, OLED-contrasty, and plenty brilliant, so it’s tolerable on the whole, strictly speaking.

Which is one method to explain the video camera. There’s no stand-out awesomeness regarding it, yet it will take excellent photos in a lot of conditions, and also the extra reach of the telephoto shooter is appreciated. No stabilization in 4K video clip, no alternative to turn of the EIS in 1080p and also no 60fps 1080p setting mean you’ll be missing alternatives others are using, though both 4K footage as well as stablizing in 1080p are in fact fantastic.

Speaking of fantastic cameras, the Galaxy S9+ can currently be had for Sirocco money, as well as it would take some serious Finnish brand name loyalty not to a minimum of consider it. A vastly more functional handset, the S9+ has an earphone jack, flash memory card slot, stereo speakers, far better battery life, and also premium cam. It’s got no Android One, nonetheless, and Samsung’s not understood for fast OS updates (though the month-to-month patches have been coming progressively). Plus, everybody’s got a Galaxy, and also we have not seen way too many Siroccos out in the wild.

The Huawei P20 Pro appears to be doing far better in no small part because of its three-way electronic camera, which makes the phone an optimal travel companion (together with some processing magic in reduced light). Some will like the feature-packed customized software program of the P20, various other will certainly value the practical Android One on the Nokia – there’s no right or incorrect response right here. You might additionally be persuaded in the P20 Pro’s instructions if you’re not excavating the Sirocco’s black paintjob, fairly as high as we are – Huawei’s color pattern video game is on factor this year.

Fancy colors is what the LG V30 can be found in as well, be it S ThinQ or the normal selection. Regardless it’s the phone to go for if you seek an ultra wide cam (as opposed to the Sirocco’s telephoto).

Hot off the presses, the OnePlus 6 will save you a substantial amount of cash, while supplying better efficiency than the Sirocco. Its Optic AMOLED is neither as sharp, neither as intense as the Nokia’s POLED, however it’s obtained no pesky color changes and also it’s shade reproduction is adjustable and also general exceptional. OnePlus has been sticking to a somewhat strange camera setup and the Sirocco’s telephoto second shooter makes even more sense. Once again, though – more affordable, that OP.


We have actually had a bumpy ride with the Nokia 8 Sirocco. We so wished to enjoy it, and also it didn’t make it the least bit very easy on us. Silly objective examinations producing just ‘great’ results rather than the ‘incredible’ we were counting on.



Inevitably, it’s difficult to suggest a front runner with a mistaken display and just all right cam and also battery life. This would be the voice of factor. We select to pay attention to one more voice though, as well as it urges that going a decade back in time is worth tolerating a couple of imperfections. Timeless types, we are.

  • Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2018, February
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, April
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm (5.55 x 2.87 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 177 g (6.24 oz)
  • Build: Front/back Gorilla Glass 5, stainless steel frame
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • – IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Display
  • Type: P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~81.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~534 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • – Always-on display
  • Platform
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
  • Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
  • Adreno 540
  • Memory
  • Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Main Camera
  • Dual: 12 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4m, dual pixel PDAF
    13 MP, f/2.6, 1/3.4″, 1.0m, 2x optical zoom, AF
  • Features: Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 5 MP, f/2.0, 1/4″, 1.4m
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: No
  • – 24-bit/192kHz audio
    – Nokia OZO audio with 3 mics
    – 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 (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0)
    – Wireless charging (Qi)
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – ANT+ support
    – Photo/video editor
    – Document viewer
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 495 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 22 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 11 h
  • Misc
  • Colors: Black
  • SAR EU: 0.59 W/kg (head)     1.54 W/kg (body)    
  • Price: About 550 EUR
  • Tests
  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 4156 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3460Basemark X: 38476
  • Display: Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.745 (sunlight)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 83dB / Noise 76dB / Ring 80dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -90.1dB / Crosstalk -88.7dB
  • Battery life: Endurance rating 77h
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