Our Opinion

The Nokia 8 is a slightly better phone than the LG G6, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 8!

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Excellence Score
62.2
67.2
Value for Money Score
71.6
72.2
Price ₹ 24,990 onwards ₹ 27,399 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2017 Oct, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2880 pixels (~ 565 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features FullVision Display, Dolby Vision/HDR10 Compliant, Always-on Display IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.35 GHz 2.45 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 821Ranked #14 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 540
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 13MP), Camera 1: F/1.8 Aperture; Optical Image Stabilisation; 125 Degree Wide Angle Lens, Camera 2: F/2.4 Aperture; Laser Autofocus; 1/3" Sensor Size; 1.12 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Video HDR, Square Camera App Dual Camera (13MP + 13MP), F/2.0 Aperture, Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Carl Zeiss Optics, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), IR Range Finder, 1.12um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 100 Degrees Wide Angle Lens, Full HD Video Recording Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, 78.4-degree Lens, Display Flash, 4K Video Recording
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 163 gm 160 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3090 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 3.0 Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) Back Panel; Fast Battery Charging: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0); Shock Resistant; DLNA; NFC; Dual-band WiFi; Wi-Fi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Miracast; Noise Filtration; Google Assistant Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0); Nokia OZO Audio; Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming; Dual-Sight Mode; NFC; USB Type-C; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent glass/metal build, premium look and feel, aesthetic design
  • Water and dust protection, and a lot of attention to durability
  • Beautiful 9:18 display, is a welcome evolution to smartphone displays
  • Because of the negligible bezels, feels like the entire thing is one big screen
  • Putting the G6 up next to other 5.7-inch phones, LG's ability to squeeze that much screen real estate onto this small a handset is nothing short of impressive - that it can go head-to-head with the smaller-screened iPhone 7 Plus and make that sleek, sophisticated handset seem chunky and bloated by comparison is real accomplishment for the company
  • The user interface is nice and typical LG with heavy use of colors from the entire spectrum
  • Powered by the solid Snapdragon 821, the performance is top-drawer, and on par with the other Snapdragon 820/821 competition (although some other flagships this year will be launching with the even more powerful Snapdragon 835)
  • Very good rear camera with a dual camera setup - the photos are detailed and with pleasing rich colors - the coverage of the wide-angle cam makes pretty much any scene look dramatic - works well in both daylight and low light
  • 4K video is super sharp too with lots of fine detail, and video stabilization works well
  • The selfie camera is decent too, with decent details
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality via earphones
  • Good battery life - easily lasts a day (though its not as great as some of the other flagship competition)
  • Clean, no-nonsense, stylish design - it fits with what Nokia stands for
  • Build quality is top-notch too
  • Pocket-friendly size and footprint
  • Beautiful display - one of the best IPS LCDs available - 700+ nits of brightness, deep blacks, excellent contrast, and AMOLED-like sunlight legibility - it's even better than the iPhone 7/7Plus's which are the benchmark for IPS displays
  • Purists will enjoy the mostly stock Android UI (and the promise of regular updates)
  • The Snapdragon 835 offers chart-topping performance, doesn't get hot, and combined with a lightweight operating system - the Nokia 8 zips through any task you throw at it
  • The cameras on the Nokia 8 are pretty good too - they get almost everything right - the image quality from the rear dual camera setup is good, the specs are as relevant as they can get, and the extra features are trendy yet not over the top - color, monochrome, daylight, or nighttime
  • Usually good Portrait shots and Bokeh effects too - you can even adjust the effect's strength later on
  • The Dual-Sight shots are nice too, and an interesting add-on
  • The front camera is very good too, and among the best
  • Video recording performance is good too, especially the audio part which is class-leading - any concert recorded with the 8 will be as compelling on video as on the venue itself
  • With dual sight, you can also livestream on both cameras, which maybe a dream come true for many vloggers and avid social network users
  • Audio output quality via both headphone jack, and speakers is good too
  • Battery life is impressive too, and the phone will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast-charging support
  • On the whole, the Nokia 8 is a revelation - HMD did the iconic brand justice by delivering on all promises - No rush to make up for the lost time - the Nokia 8 is methodical and confident, patient and prepared - and its packs a strong punch
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Software and media still catching up to this new 18:9 world, so you won't find a lot of media content right now that can make full use of the elongated display (for web browsing and multi-tasking though, the extra screen real estate works just great)
  • While the G6 is a pretty great phone in isolation, and in terms of value-for-money, but in terms of pure performance/quality, it doesn't quite match up when compared to what will probably be considered it's top competition among flagships - the Galaxy S8 - which is more elegant, more refined in design, better built, offers better performance, a better camera, a better display, high-quality headphones, and better battery life (although of course it is also more expensive)
  • Although its a solid all-rounder, the Nokia 8 lacks some cutting-edge features from high-end flagships in 2017 - like waterproofing or a bezel-less design
  • The cameras are good, but can sometimes be slow, and could also have been better in low light - Nokia 8's top competitor, the OnePlus 5 generally comes out a little ahead in the camera department
  • 4K videos could have been sharper and better stabilized
Expert Reviews
  1. Call it flagship, call it bestseller, call it whatever you want, then go ahead and call it yours. The LG G6 is the full package with just the right corners carefully filed away pixel by pixel.
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The LG G6 is a gorgeous phone and those wary of Samsung should get it
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. At last, an LG flagship that's (mostly) worth owning
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. The Nokia 8 is a revelation....HMD did the iconic brand justice by delivering on all promises
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Nokia 8 is a smartphone that would have been a worthy addition to the lineup of the Finnish company even in its heyday
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Impressive, but not perfect
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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