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Nokia 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of Nokia 8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and size also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments 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 95/100 = 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 (zdnet.com)

Nokia 8 review: A solid but uninspiring flagship

 

The Nokia 8 is Nokia's new flagship smartphone , joining stablemates like the revision of the classic candybar Nokia 3310 , the entry-level Nokia 3 and the mid-range Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 .

Great battery life ; Bright, high-resolution screen ; Robust build ; Stock, uncluttered Android (7) ; Dual rear cameras

No really outstanding features ; 'Bothie' idea is not compelling ; Moderate resistance to dust and water ingress (IP54)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Nokia 8 review

 

The Nokia 8 ( $453.99 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 : GSMArena Team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 8 review: Connecting the dots

 

This is it then. The long-awaited Finnish flagship that goes all in against the phones that rule today. The Finnish cameraphone returning to claim the prize that was once its birthright. Everybody bow and make way?

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Nokia 8 Review

 

Nokia is back. It has embraced Android and it's got a Snapdragon 835 flagship phone to compete with the big guns like the iPhones, Galaxies and Pixels…

Great price ; Smooth performance ; Plentiful 64GB of internal storage ; Fast charger included in the box ; Solid battery life

Big bezels, colors not as lively as on other screens ; Camera is below average ; No water proofing ; Fingerprint is not as accurate as on other phones ; Always-on Display is hard to see, too dim

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Nokia 8 review: a cheaper flagship (and it shows)

 

Apple and Samsung aside, has there ever been more hype around a smartphone than HMD's Nokia 8? The first Nokia-branded flagship since 2014's Lumia 930, the

Disappointing battery life and a ho-hum camera experience sully what is otherwise a good debut for HMD and a solid return to form for the Nokia brand. Still, a powerful, cheaper flagship with stock Android! 8 out of 10

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Nokia 8 Review: An interesting flagship with room for improvement

 

After presenting the Nokia 3 , Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 and the Nokia 3310 , HMD Global presents the Nokia 8. With a high-end configuration, pure Android and cooperation with Zeiss for the camera, the Finnish manufacturer intends to outshine Samsung, LG and...

Very good battery ; Overall performance ; Dual video/livestream ; Stock Android

Poor camera ; Outdated design ; No LED notification

Overall, I enjoyed using the Nokia 8 and it is an interesting first flagship for the return of the Finnish brand. Admittedly, the design does not have the wow factor, compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with its infinity screen, however, I can see the...

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.

Jan, 2018

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

Nokia 8 review: Nokia’s top-tier flagship gets Android Oreo update

 

Nokia's revival is a long time coming and packed with smartphones, and its Nokia 8 flagship now has Android Oreo

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...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3090
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable battery:N

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
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
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / 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

Multimedia

FM radio:Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
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 / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card: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:Micro-USB / 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 / MSM 8998

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.1.1 / 7.1.1 Nougat / 8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4 / 6
RAM type:LPPDDR4X
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
Weight:5.64
Width:2.89 / 2.9
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