Nokia 8 

price₹ 25,999 onwards

launchOct, 2017

69.3

excellence score

83.2

value for money score

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Design

  • Clean, no-nonsense, stylish design - it fits with what Nokia stands for
  • Build quality is top-notch too
  • Pocket-friendly size and footprint
  • 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

Display

  • 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

Software

  • Purists will enjoy the mostly stock Android UI (and the promise of regular updates)

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Audio

  • Audio output quality via both headphone jack, and speakers is good too

Battery

  • Battery life is impressive too, and the phone will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fast-charging support

More

  • 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

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  1. The Nokia 8 is a revelation....HMD did the iconic brand justice by delivering on all promises
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  2. A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done
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  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
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  5. Impressive, but not perfect
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Nokia 8 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.3 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 554 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Barometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.45 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3090 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0
Dimensions
Weight160 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera13.0 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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Nokia OZO Audio
  • Facebook and Youtube Live Streaming
  • Dual-Sight Mode
  • USB Type-C
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • ANT+ Support

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