Find out in this review the various features and specifications of the Nokia 8 and how each affects the device’s performance.
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Nokia 8 Quick Specs
Screen: 5.3 inches
Display: 2560 x 1440 pixels
Software: Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Processor: Octa-core CPU (4×2.5 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory: 4GB RAM | 64GB ROM
Cameras: Front 13 MP Rear Dual 13 MP
Battery: 3090 mAh
Design and Display
The design is pretty cool but lacks the charm of most devices in the same price category, like the Galaxy S8.
It comes with the old 2015 Lumia series body design and shape. The only difference is that Nokia 8 comes with slightly rounded edges for better comfort in the hand. Another difference is its shiny metallic body.
The shiny body comes from a polished 6000 series aluminum, which gives it an almost glass-like body design.
At the rear, you’ll find a simple system of a dual camera and a flash all arranged vertically and in line with the Nokia logo.
The front is laid over with a massive 5.3-inch screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The screen comes with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (quad-HD) with an impressive pixel density of 554 PPI.
The high resolution coupled with the huge screen makes Nokia 8 a most suitable device for videos and images.
Processor and Performance
Here’s where everything about the phone gets interesting. It sports the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This combined with a massive 4GB RAM makes it one of the fastest smartphones on the market.
Equipped with a sturdy processor and a large volatile memory, Nokia 8 is excellent for multitasking and can handle the Android system without any problems such as lagging or hanging up.
3D games run flawlessly on this device, and it does not heat up quickly as it is equipped with an internal cooling system.
Nokia 8 ships with Android v7 Nougat.
But unlike most manufacturers, Nokia has resisted the temptation of filling the system with their apps, and as such you get the beautiful stock Nougat software devoid of bloatware.
The smartphone comes with the hybrid nano-SIM technology, which I find a bit disappointing. This feature lets you use two SIM cards and no SD card or a SIM card with an SD card.
The good news is, if you’re an average user, you probably won’t have any problems with this as the Nokia 8 comes with an abundant 64GB internal storage which should be more than sufficient for your use.
Nokia 8 sports a dual rear camera placed vertically beside each other. The company claims that both work simultaneously to enhance picture quality.
The camera comes with a “new” feature called “bothie” (like selfie). You’ll find this feature fascinating and impressive.
The Bothie feature enables you to take pictures or videos with both the selfie and rear camera simultaneously. This results in taking pictures of both your friends facing the rear camera and yourself facing the front camera. The resulting image is shown in a split screen (like those found in Android Nougat). You can do the same for videos.
Here’s another interesting feature. It has a 3090 mAh – pretty standard, I know. But I’ve found this to last a lot longer than those found in other smartphones.
The battery life of the Nokia 8 is something you’ll be happy with.
- Beautiful design especially with shiny metallic effects
- Gorgeous QHD display
- Excellent performance
- Never before seen camera performance
- Stock Android
- Even though the design is beautiful, it looks outdated
Nokia 8 is a smart device. It offers the best performance with an excellent display and abundant internal storage, making it an excellent choice.
On the downside though, it lacks the unique design found in popular smartphones and, instead, comes with the outdated 2015 Lumia series design.
If you can forgive this shortcoming, Nokia 8 is a worthy option for your money.
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Nokia 8 Specs
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Upgrade Available to Android 8.0 Oreo)|
|SIM||(Hybrid) Dual SIM|
|Type||IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (16 million Colors)|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Dimension||151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm|
|Colour||Silver, Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered Blue|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|WLAN||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS|
|USB||MicroUSB v3.1, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Processor||2.5GHz Kryo & 1.8GHz Kryo Octa-core, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|Card Slot||MicroSD, Up to 256GB (SIM 2 Slot)|
|Back||13MP, Auto-Focus, Dual LED Flash|
|Capacity||(Non-Removable) 3090 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|Sensors||Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Fingerprint (front)|