One of the most popular smartphone brands, Nokia, reborn under the company HMD Global, has recently launched a successor to the Nokia 3, 5, and 6. Named as Nokia 8, the phone has some powerhouse features that could give tough competition to most of the high-end smartphones available today. The phone provides premium features and has also got the looks of a premium phone.
The Nokia 8 sports a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. This ensures that the phone runs almost everything without showing any signs of technical lags. It also comes with 64GB of internal storage that could be expanded using a MicroSD card. The device is 7.3 mm thick and is completely made from milled aluminum, which provides it a premium look.
Nokia 8 is a slightly larger phone than its predecessors but it stylistically fits in the same family of the Nokia 3, 5, and 6. The phone has a 5.3-inch QHD display that is covered in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. It’s surrounded by thick black bezels made of metal which is flanked by a classic Nokia logo and an old-school capacitive back and menu buttons on it. On the sides, the metal body is bordered by power button and volume button on the right and the SIM card and microSD card slot on the left.
At the bottom of the phone sits a swift fingerprint reader, which is termed to be the best place to place a fingerprint reader by Nokia. Below that there is a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-c port that could be used to transfer data and charge the 3090mAH battery present in the phone. Adjacent to the USB port, you can find a 3.5mm jack.
Like the most of Nokia’s popular and premium phones, like the N95, the Nokia 8 also comes with the camera optics of Zeiss. You can find two 13MP camera sensors on the rear of the phone, one to click pictures in color and the other to click monochrome pictures. These camera sensors support optical image stabilization, wide f/2.0 aperture, and phase detection autofocus as well. Similar to the iPhone 7 Plus, the dual sensor setup combine their data to help create great photos with enhances depth-of-field effects.
Apart from the powerful dual camera setup, there’s one more interesting feature called “Bothie” that makes the phone stand out among its competitors. Basically, this feature allows the user to record videos and click photos using both the front and the rear camera at the same time. Not only this Nokia 8 allows the users to record and even live stream the video captured from both the cameras to social media platforms, like Facebook live and YouTube live.
The phone comes with Nokia’s OZO Audio that promises to enhance the recording experience by providing immersive 360-degree surround recording. Shipping with the latest Android 7.11 Nougat the device provides stock Android experience to the users and is expected to get all the new updates as soon as they are released. Priced at around €599 the phone is available in Gloss Blue, Steel, Tempered Blue, and Polished Copper colors.
Technical Specifications of the new Nokia 8
|Processor||1.8Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Storage||4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded using a micro SD card|
|Camera||13-megapixel dual camera setup on the rear, and 13-megapixel on the front|
|Android Version||Android 7.1.1|
|Colors Available||Gloss Blue, Steel, Tempered Blue, and Polished Copper|