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Nokia 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 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. People really like the battery and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the camera.

performance, design, screen, battery


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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

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 (

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 : Andrew Hoyle (

The Nokia 8 is fine. And that’s its biggest problem


The Nokia 8 is fine. And that's its biggest problem.

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 : Manuel Masiero (

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 : Mark Peters (

Nokia 8 bothie phone with ZEISS optics


Nokia 8 premium smartphone powered by ZEISS optics : HMD Global, the home of Nokia smart devices, proudly announced the Nokia 8, a premium smartphone, designed for heavy content creators. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android phones,...

Nokia 8 premium handset will be available in four colors: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel and will be available at a global average retail price of €599 ($700 USD / £549 GBP) with roll out throughout September 2017.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

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 (

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 : Hadlee Simons (

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 : Adam Sinicki (

Hands-on with the Nokia 8


The just-announced Nokia 8 is the first Nokia flagship on Android from HMD Global. With flagship specs, content creator features and stock Android, it aims to be the 'ultimate device for telling your story'.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (

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...

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...

Product Specifications


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
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y


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


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 / Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


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

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
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:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor model:835 / MSM 8998


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7..1.1 / 7.1.1 / 7.1.1 Nougat / 8 / 8.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4 / 5 / 6
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Width:2.89 / 2.9