Nokia 8 Review Pros and Cons: Camera Centric Smartphone

Review of Nokia 8 at a Glance:-

Nokia unveiled its Flagship Smartphone of 2017 manufactured by Foxconn, Here in this article you will know the major Advantages and Disadvantages of this handset along with concise review. HMD Global launched this phone with Android v7.1.1 Nougat OS, 5.3 inches 2K display, Snapdragon 835 Chipset, 13+13 MP Primary | 13 MP secondary camera, 64 GB Internal | 256 GB SD Card support | 4 GB RAM and 3090 mAh battery. 

Compact Metallic Built
Although in 2017 we are observing that most of Tier 1 flagship phones are moving towards the bezel free display but here Nokia 8 comes up with the Substantial bezels leaving 69.4% screen-to-body ratio. It's made up of metallic unibody with 6000 series Aluminium undergoes 40-stage process of machining. By maintaining its 7.9 mm thickness and 160 grams of weight it feels compact in hand and easily operatable with a single hand. To protect the phone from dust and splashes company made it IP54 certified but still not waterproof like counterpart devices like Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. 
Sharp 2K Display
Instead of going with large 5.5 or 5.7, HMD providing 5.3 inches compact size display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and 554 ppi pixel density. This screen configuration if capable to offer a sharp and vibrant visual experience. It can attain the maximum brightness of 700 nits suitable for using the phone in direct sunlight condition. However, it has IPS LCD 2.5D Curved panel featuring the Always On Display like AMOLED. The Latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is protecting its display from unwanted scratches. 

Beast Processor
Nokia 8 is powered by the Qualcomm's Strongest mobile Chipset for 2017 - Snapdragon 835, designed on advanced 10-nanometer technology and also have 35% smaller and uses 25% less power than previous designs. Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is 10X faster than first-generation 4G LTE. This CPU is coupled with 4GB RAM and offering very smooth user experience. It is also ideal for the heavy gaming, Its Adreno 540 GPU has 25% faster graphics rendering and 60x more display colors compared to previous designs. The performance is nearly same as Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. Many smartphones are facing the heating issue and to overcome from this situation Nokia implemented a liquid-cooled copper pipe runs across the length of the phone with graphite shielding helps in scattering the heat.  

Camera with Class and Quality
Many of Nokia fans looking for Camera in this flagship smartphone. Company offering 13+13 Carl Zeiss dual-camera setup (one is monochrome f/2.0 13-megapixel sensor and another with 13-megapixel RGB sensor) also has optical image stabilization. The camera comes up with the picture-in-picture mode that shows footage from the front as well as back cameras simultaneously in real time. which can be helpful for streaming live videos on Facebook or YouTube. The picture quality is sharp and vivid with wide dynamic range. The night photography with low lighting conditions is also pretty good without noise. There is 13 MP secondary camera featuring PDAF and f/2.0 aperture which takes very clean selfies. for the insufficient lighting, the display flash helps to improve the picture. To offer 360 degrees sound effect handset boasts three mics with special audio recording algorithms from OZO. 

Battery Backup
The power requirement is fulfilled by the 3090 mAh battery. It is average for such a heavily configured phone (However Snapdragon 835 uses 25% less power than previous designs). So in mediocre uses, it runs for nearly a full day, It offers 29 hours talktime over 3G network. 

Specification of Nokia 8:-

  • OS- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) 
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1440 x 2560 pixels | 554 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 13+13 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm | 160 grams Weight | Colour- Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel and Polished Copper
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v5.0 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes
  • Memory- 64 GB Internal | 256 GB External | 4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3090 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Nokia 8:-

  • Nokia 8 is built out of aluminum and glass.
  • The display is protected with Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Supporting Always On display.
  • Three high dynamic range microphones offering 360 degrees sound (Nokia OZO audio). 
  • IP54 certified - dust and splash resistant
  • Stunning unibody design.
  • Supporting Quick Charge 3.0 charging the phone 48% only in 30 minutes.
  • No Modified UI, preloaded with Stock Android.
  • NFC is available.

Cons of Nokia 8:-

  • FM radio is missing.
  • The battery is non-removable. 
  • The phone is not water resistance like counterpart devices.
  • Hybrid SIM slots (You can only use SIM 2 or Memory Card)
  • No IR Blaster. 
  • No 1080p video recording at 60 fps.

Why to buy and Final words about Nokia 8:-

Finally, Nokia made an entry in the Android world and its Flagship phone Nokia 8 is standing with all the dominating brands. The company decided to go with the 5.3 inches Compact design instead of bigger size. Aluminum body in the rear and Gorilla Glass 5 in front makes a great combo for shiny premium design. It is featuring Best CPU Snapdragon 835, 13+13 MP Dual Camera which helps in taking RGB and Monochrome picture and fuses them to offer the best output. This dual Setup also helps in taking real time Bokeh effect, Rear Camera capable to perform well in low lit conditions. However, there are already High-end smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7 and OnePlus 5 available in the market as the alternate.

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