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The Nokia 8 is a significantly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and is also much better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 8!

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Excellence Score
67.2
48.6
Value for Money Score
82.9
54.5
Price ₹ 24,999 onwards ₹ 31,899 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2017 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.3 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features IPS, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Always-On display, Curved Edge Screen
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.45 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 8890Ranked #8 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 540 Mali-T880 MP12
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 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 13MP), 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 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.4 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama, Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Motion Photo
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, 78.4-degree Lens, Display Flash, 4K Video Recording F/1.7 Aperture, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR, Wide Selfie, Spotlight
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 160 gm 157 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 3090 mAh 3600 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 2.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features 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 Scratch resistant back panel (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Fast Charging (83% in 30 minutes); Wireless Charging; Samsung KNOX; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Host; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Beautiful, polished-to-perfection, luxurious design - with a lot of attention to detail - and with its unique "edge" screen, the S7 Edge is a sight to behold
  • Compact for a 5.5 incher
  • Dust Proof and Water Resistant
  • Gorgeous, large, curved screen, with near-perfect color accuracy
  • The extra navigation tools on the "edge" are definitely useful when used judiciously
  • The new "always-on" display feature is a nice touch, and takes the hassle out of checking out the time
  • Top-notch, chart-leading performance backed by the powerful hardware
  • Samsung's Touchwiz UI over Android is now even lighter, and has less bloat
  • Brilliant, awesome, fast camera, with OIS, that does well even in low-light conditions - easily one of the best around
  • Brilliant, beast of a battery life, that takes it a notch above the already excellent battery life of the Galaxy S7
  • microSD storage slot
  • Quick charging, and wireless charging support
  • Good call quality
  • Very good audio quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • The shiny metal-and-glass back is a smudge magnet
Expert Reviews
  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 »
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