Nokia 8 Sirocco 


launchApr, 2018

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  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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 in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of most well-crafted Android phones we have come across in-depth Read Review »
  4. Buy it for the build, software and the brand value 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 in-depth Read Review »
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Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Display TypeP-OLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignClassic (No Notches)
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • P-OLED
  • 3D Curved Glass
  • Always-on display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
  • Barometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 540
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
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 Charging SupportYes, 18W Quick Charge 4.0 (50% in 30 minutes), Fast charger included
Weight177 gmMedium
Thickness7.5 mmSlim
Width73.0 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Primary Camera13MP + 12MP
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.
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Water ResistantYes, IP67 Rated (up to 1m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
  • Scratch Resistant Back (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
  • Wireless Charging (Qi)
  • Nokia OZO Audio
  • ANT+ Support

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