Hello, Friends! Today, I’m going to take a look at Nokia 8 review. The Nokia 8 smartphone manufactured by Foxconn for HMD in partnership with Google & Zeiss.
If you are craving for a high-end Nokia Android device, the wait is finally over. The top of the line phone of Finnish company HMD. Nokia’s first flagship is designed to be the ultimate storytelling device. The HMD Global has unveiled the first Nokia’s flagship which is running on Android that is Nokia 8. Well, it looks and feels like a 2017 flagship and like many flagships that have a killer feature to set itself apart. As Nokia has been known to do in the past they’re putting the major emphasis here on the cameras. So, let’s find out
The Nokia 8 comes in an all-metal body with polished and matte finishes. The design of the Nokia 8 is one of the key selling points and it’s one of the cool phones we’ve ever seen with the Nokia branding. There’s an aluminium unibody structure that includes metal edges around the smartphone. This phone is coming in at 7.9mm, so you can hold it in the hand comfortably.
On the top of the front, it has 13-megapixels selfie shooter with autofocus, which has a Zeiss Lens. There is no dedicated LED flash for the selfie camera. Below the display, you have a home button which integrated with fingerprint and capacitive keys. The front panel has been protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. On the back side, you have a dual 13-megapixels main cameras setup and below this, Nokia logo. The bottom side of the phone, you have a USB Type-C port for charging and speaker grills. On the top, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The left-hand side, you have a volume rocker and power button. The right-hand side you have a SIM card tray.
Nokia’s proud to point out that it moved the antenna bands top and bottom of the device to ensure a clean and uninterrupted design and while you are at it a superior reception. It also very thin from 7.3mm to 4.6mm and its thinnest point. It may not be the most flashy of flagship phones but it packs a punch. It is not waterproof but rather splash and dust resistance with an IP54 rating.
The Nokia 8 has IPS LCD 5.3-inch display at 1440 x 2560p resolution with 700 nits of brightness. It certainly looks very bright and crisp in my brief testing period. So, it’s quite stunning from the rear but the device is also something of a fingerprint magnet and it’s very slippery. It is not bezel-less display but it did active always-on display. The viewing angles are great and the sunlight legibility is excellent. There’s sharp contrast and the colours are saturated. The colour reproduction is also great.
The star of the show here is definitely the camera. The camera is a result of a partnership between HMD and Zeiss and it’s the Core experience that phone is designed around. The rear shooter utilizes two sensors one colour and another monochrome. But the magic that they promise is called image fusion. It all happens in the background, the phone combines both monochrome and colour photo or a better shot with greater contrast similar to the Huawei and LEICA P10. The Nokia 8 will sometimes even combine multiple shots produce awesome even better low-light photos.
Both those sensors are 13-megapixels but with a unique twist is that the front-facing camera which utilizes the exact same camera module. In fact, that also need to get autofocus up front which is another rare feature for a selfie camera. So, the reason behind having a 13-megapixel camera on both the front and back is to support what the company sees as the Nokia 8’s Killer feature, The Bothie.
The Bothie feature allows users to snap photos or record video using footage from both the front and the rear camera split down the mid of the screen. Where they’re shooting in this mode of recording regular video that can be streamed directly to Facebook live or YouTube natively from the camera app. The Nokia 8 was designed with content creators in mind so they give it lots of features that would appeal to us from the camera app itself. You can go live on Facebook and YouTube.
There’s also a partnership with OZO Audio for Hi-Fi surround sound capture from video mode all you have to do click to switch between audio recording mode. OZO audio using multiple microphones, it can capture high dynamic range and record high-quality audio.
Now, unlike Huawei combination, Nokia’s Dual Cameras don’t provide for lossless zoom. You can stack their output to improve image quality though we didn’t notice any real difference a shot just took longer. But the cams do work together to blur the background behind your subject. This happens automatically and produces some really nice-looking portraits.
Regular daylight shots with the colour camera impress a lot with their high level of detail moderate sharpness and vibrant colours. There’s wide dynamic range and the noise is kept pretty low. Black & White photos look just as great but with even better dynamic range and lower noise. At night we ended up with some nicely detailed and true to life colour photos as well as some low noise, high contrast shots in Black & White. The Nokia 8 is really good at night but it’s still slightly behind the Galaxy S8 or the LG G6. We do have to mention throughout all the shooting we did have some issues with the autofocus.
The front camera has a 13-megapixel resolution and autofocus too. Selfie shots look great with the same high quality we saw on the main camera. Videos can be shot in either 1080p or 4K resolution. 1080p video has decent sharpness and detail compared to other phones but compared to its rivals 4K video quality is just average detail wasn’t too impressive and the video is overall a bit soft.
Performance & Memory: –
The Nokia 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which clocked at Octa-Core 2.45 gigahertz. And it’s backed up by four gigabytes of RAM and 64 gigabytes storage. You also get the polished version with 6 gigabytes RAM and 128 gigabytes storage. This should make it more than capable of handling the most demanding tasks.
The benchmarks it was a dead heat between the Nokia 6 and its flagship competition. Now, according to Nokia, there’s an advanced heat dispersal system inside which should keep it cooler during heavy use. We definitely noticed this during testing after running all the benchmarks. The phone didn’t even seem warm + it just super snappy one of the responsive phones we’ve held in a while.
In terms of software, it’s pure Android experience there is no custom notice in over Android so you get the user experience and Google intended for its users. The Nokia 8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. This should also mean that the device will receive quick updates. Nokia promises that owning a Nokia 8 will be one of the fastest ways to get Android O in your hands, of course, that remains to be seen but I’ve been saving the best to last.
It’s pretty bare-bones Android with most features being handled by Google’s App package, Google Photos, Google Assistant which you see on basically any Android device out there. The OS enhancements are pretty basic but the upside is we should see a pretty fast update to Android Oreo.
The battery is a 3090 milliamp hour battery with quick charge 3.0. Battery life is surprisingly good on the Nokia 8, it’s better than the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the LG G6. With the quick charger, the phone goes from zero to 50% in about 30 minutes. There’s no wireless charging here.
Overall, I’m very happy to see the new feature that’s called Bothie mode and having that feature so readily available means that more users will be likely to try it and it certainly really emphasizes what this phone is all about.
But more to the point this is about the 13-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus that’s a compelling feature and it’s one that will no doubt appeal to bloggers backpackers or anyone else who enjoy telling the camera on themselves. And when you coupled that with a sleek design, the pure Android experience and top of the range specs. I’m sure there’ll be a large audience for this phone. The Nokia 8 will be available globally on September the 6th for a price of around $700.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Nokia 8||Rs 45,000|
|Nokia 8||coming soon|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1440 x 2560p (554 PPI)|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual 13-MP, f/2.0, Laser & PDAF, Carl Zeiss Optics, OIS, Dual LED Flash|
|Features||1.12μm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, face detection, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-Core 1.9GHz – 2.45GHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB, 4GB RAM
128GB, 6GB RAM (Polished Blue)
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer, heart rate|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Hotspot, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack
Nokia OZO Audio
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3090 mAh|
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