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Nokia 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Nokia 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the size and camera are overall positive. The usability and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Nokia 8 Smartphone Review

 

Three lenses. With the Nokia 8, HMD Global now also revives the legendary Finnish brand in the premium range. At a fair price of around 580 Euros (~$682; $565 in some US online retailers), the buyer gets a well-built and well-configured 5.3-inch...

very bright screen ; good build ; fast SoC ; pure Android 7.1.1 ; very good GPS ; decent camera ; videos recorded with surround sound ; USB 3.1 Gen.1 ; long battery life ; Quick Charge 3.0

not waterproof or dustproof ; only average Wi-Fi speed ; no Gigabit LTE ; relatively few LTE bands

The Nokia 8 scores with its superbly built aluminum casing and a very bright, 5.3-inch QHD screen. It also earns sympathy points with its high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. This, alongside 4 GB of RAM and the swift Adreno 540 pixel accelerator,...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Nokia 8 review

 

The Nokia 8 ( $469.95 at Amazon.com ) isn't disappointing because it's a bad phone. Actually, it's reliable, powerful and has a sharp, beautiful screen. What makes it disappointing is that as the first high-end Nokia phone to ever run Android --...

The Nokia 8 has two rear cameras and is packed with power. Its screen is bright and sharp.

It lacks some cutting-edge features for a high-end phone in 2017, like waterproofing and a slim, standout design.

A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done, but it doesn’t come close to today’s true Android stars.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Nokia 8 hands-on review

 

If we used the Nokia 8's Bothie mode to shoot a reaction to the phone, it would be all smiles.

Fun, creative Bothie mode ; Monochrome camera mode is excellent ; Almost pure Android ; Very fast and smooth performance ; Polished copper model is a stunner

Design is very subtle ; If you don't like Bothies, you may find the phone too modest

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Nokia 8 review

 

The first Nokia flagship since 2014

Beautiful design, especially with shiny effect ; Dual-sensor rear camera with interesting software ; Gorgeous QHD display

No hugely unique features ; It's not waterproof ; Price is a touch higher than we'd hoped

The Nokia 8 offers a lot of great features such as a powerful chipset, dual-sensor camera and a perfectly sized QHD display, but compared to a lot of the competition right now it struggles to offer anything unique. With a super-high price point, the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia 8 review

 

The Nokia 8 is a flagship phone with decent specs at a price that undercuts the big names but it's not without issues. Here's our full review.

Although the Nokia 8 offers some decent specs for the price, it's just not a device that stands out in a crowded market. Build quality should be better and the fingerprint scanner can be a real pain.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia 8

 

Nokia 8: Price, release date. features and price – Is this the Nokia HMD flagship device we have been waiting for? Or will it end being too expensive?

Sharp display ; Excellent battery life ; Pure take on Android

Generic design ; Disappointing camera ; Tiny fingerprint sensor

Some people have been waiting an awful long time for Nokia to make an Android phone.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia 8 review

 

The Nokia 8 isn't disappointing because it's a bad phone. Actually, it's reliable, powerful and has a sharp, beautiful screen. What makes it disappointing is that as the first high-end Nokia phone to ever run Android -- something Nokia phones have only...

The Nokia 8 has two rear cameras and is packed with power. Its screen is bright and sharp.

It lacks some cutting-edge features for a high-end phone in 2017, like waterproofing and a slim, standout design.

A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done, but it doesn’t come close to today’s true Android stars.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia 8 review: Nokia’s top-tier flagship is available now

 

Nokia's revival is a long time coming and packed with smartphones, and its Nokia 8 flagship is now in UK shops

Stunning unibody design ; Lengthy battery life ; Stock Android

Held back by its competition

It certainly helps that Nokia has opted to build a more traditional flagship rather than pushing niche, high-end features – case in point, it isn’t asking for absurd amounts of cash like Asus with its £800 Zenfone AR. Granted, the Nokia 8 might not be...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia 8 hands-on review

 

Zeiss optics are back in Nokia's most powerful phone to date

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Nokia 8 Review: Is Nokia’s first Android flagship a true contender?

 

Our full Nokia 8 review reveals what we think of the performance, camera tech and everyday experience, after using the device as our full-time handset.

Pure Android ; Smooth performance ; Crisp, detailed screen

Lacking killer USP ; OnePlus 5 offers more for less

Overall, the Nokia 8 is a solid flagship device. Some smart hardware and a bit of vanilla Android marry together for a pleasing enough everyday user experience. And while the dual-lens camera isn’t the best out there, it’s perfectly good for capturing...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3090

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Blue / Copper / Grey
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP54
Protection features:Splash proof

Display

Display Diagonal:5.3
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311
Height:5.96
Width:2.89 / 2.9
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