Nokia 8 Sirocco 

price₹ 35,149 onwards

launchApr, 2018

76.0

excellence score

71.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Eye-catching, unique design - it is hard to ignore how good the 8 Sirocco looks - gone is the metal unibody of its predecessor (Nokia 8), instead, you have a mix of stainless steel and strengthened Gorilla Glass 5
  • The 8 Sirocco is just 7.5mm at its thickest point, and tapers down to 2mm around the spines, which makes it look incredibly thin
  • Comfortable to hold and use
  • Waterproof design
  • The buttons have been designed to sit nearly flush with the phone so it’s not easy to tell the power and volume buttons apart without looking directly at them

Display

  • Nice display - the slightly curved screen has thin bezels, which give the illusion of an edge-to-edge viewing experience - the screen is bright, with rich colours (viewing angles could have been better though)

Software

  • Clean Android experience - this is the first Nokia flagship phone that is part of Google’s Android One initiative - much like the pure Android seen in phones earlier, this too is untouched by bloatware or third-party apps—the only tweak is the camera app, to better utilize the optical hardware - and of course the Android One line means that you will receive Android updates for a minimum of 2 years

Performance

  • Packs plenty of brute power with the Snapdragon 835 processor, and 6GB of RAM - it will sail through anything you throw at it, and the performance is comparable to other top-end flagship phones

Camera

  • Good set of dual rear cameras - the captured images are genuinely good in colour and detailing - bokeh images are pretty good too, and so is low light performance - on the whole, the camera, although not class-leading, is not that far behind the the top cameras on the Google Pixel 2 or the Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Decent front camera too - captures decently detailed selfies, especially during the day

Audio

  • No 3.5mm jack - so your existing headphones won't work, and you will have to do with the bundled USB-C headphones
  • Stereo speakers are also missed here, and would have been nice to have, given the price bracket

Battery

  • Good battery life - will easily last an entire day with medium to heavy usage
  • Fast charging support - you can get a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging support

More

  • No Dual SIM support
  • On the whole, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is a good phone on its own and ticks all the right boxes, but faces some tough competition from the likes of the Google Pixel 2 and the HTC U11 at this price point, and the excellent value-for-money OnePlus 5T at an even lower price point - if aesthetics is on the top of your checklist when buying a phone, then this makes for a good candidate - but for mostly everything else, Google, HTC, or OnePlus offerings may be a better buy

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  1. The one thing that the Nokia 8 Sirocco nails though, is the marriage of high-quality materials and a compact form factor, which is hard to beat
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The sheer joy of using it can’t be beaten....we’ve enjoyed using the Nokia 8 Sirocco a whole lot more than many other smartphones over the last few months
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of most well-crafted Android phones we have come across
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Buy it for the build, software and the brand value
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Eye-catching design, a clean Android, and a camera that is better than expected—the 8 Sirocco ticks the checklist
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
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Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 PieAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • P-OLED
  • 3D Curved Glass
  • Always-on display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Barometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #8 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)495 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)22.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: Up to 11 hrs
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 4.0 (50% in 30 minutes)
Dimensions
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: F/1.75 Aperture; 1.4µm Pixel Size; Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)
  • 13MP: F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0µmPixel Size
  • Dual Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • 2x Optical Zoom
  • Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.4µm Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Rec.
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Water ResistantYes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Scratch Resistant Back (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
  • Wireless Charging (Qi)
  • Nokia OZO Audio
  • ANT+ Support

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