Have you ever wondered how many people in the world use smartphones? To give you a figure, approximately about 1.57 billion people used smartphones in 2014, and in 2018, about 2.53 billion users are using these gadgets. This figure is expected to grow as high as 2.87 billion by 2020. Still not using a smartphone? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on below the in-depth analysis of the Nokia 8.
Nokia 8 specification and analysis
It has not been a smooth journey for Nokia when smartphones started to dominate the markets. Opting for Windows OS instead of the popular Android may be the biggest reason. But now, under HMD Global, Nokia has entered the Android phone market, and with its exceptional build qualities and trust it has always offered to its customers, Nokia is all set to rise again.
There are plenty of things we need to look out for in the Nokia 8. A fast processor, Zeiss branded cameras, and the superb build quality of Nokia we all are familiar with is packed within this 5.3-inch phone. The “bothie” is something we’ve never seen in a smartphone. Dual-view images and videos are something you wanna have on your phone if you really want your phone to stand out from other phones.
Nokia 8 display
The 5.3” QHD display with a resolution of 2560 X 1440 is not something that sounds too impressive among other phones in this price range. But thanks to the small size of the Nokia 8, the phone looks extremely sharp when using. The 554 pixels per inch display can vividly display most of the colors, and viewing angles are also great.
The biggest feature of the Nokia 8 display is its performance outside. Its Display is exceptionally bright and super easy to use, which can give some of the other top-grossing flagships a run for their money.
Nokia 8 camera
Back in the days, Nokia feature phone cameras used to put the first generations of smartphones a solid competition. That tradition continued with its Lumia series of smartphones, which featured some of the best smartphone cameras. No wonder Nokia 8 also packs a decent camera for all your photography needs.
The phone packs two 13 MP rear cameras, one of which is black and white. The Zeiss branded cameras offer excellent pictures with almost perfect color reproductions and easily comparable with other high-end phones. Cameras are also able to create a perfect Bokeh effect and give your portraits a nice background blur. Though the color photos are nice and sharp, black and white mode gives you a little more contrast and quality.
Under low lights, the camera performed just fine with lifelike color reproductions, but this is certainly not as impressive as you’d like if you compare it with other high-end smartphones from Samsung and others in this range. 13 MP front camera has autofocus and takes perfect selfies. There is absolutely nothing to complain about the front camera whatsoever, and it is highly recommendable.
The video quality shot in 1080p quality looks amazing and somehow better than others in this range. Still, when shooting in 4k quality, it is average and way below par from its competitors.
The all-new feature of “bothie” is certainly impressive and exciting. Dual-view lets you capture what’s happening in front of you and your expression at that moment though the mode gives you a much lower quality if you’re taking a video in the “bothie” mode.
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Build quality and body of Nokia 8
As always is the case of Nokia phones, Nokia 8 also has a superior build quality. Aluminum unibody design gives it a strong, durable as well as a premier look. The glossy finish and the slim body of the Nokia 8 certainly are eye candy. The 5.3’’ size is great to fit in your palm, and using the phone in one hand is child’s play. The Nokia is certainly on par or arguably better than other premier phones.
The operating system of Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 runs on an Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with an assured update to Android 8.0 Oreo. UI of Nokia 8 is almost stock Android experience with a few tweaks here and there. The major advantage of such a UI is the fast and smooth experience it offers. You mostly use Google apps to get most of the things done, and there are absolutely no unnecessary pre-installed apps. This is a big deal for a lot of the users, and it gives Nokia 8 an ace over its rivals.
Touch and sensitivity of Nokia 8
Using Nokia 8 is one of the best touchscreen experiences you’ll ever get on a smartphone. The screen is fast and totally responsive. Sensors are also at par with the touchscreen. Fingerprint sensors are pretty accurate and smooth but probably not the fastest ones available. Still, overall, using Nokia 8 is one of the most pleasant experiences and totally recommended.
Performance-wise Nokia 8 is a beast amongst others in this range. It comes with the brilliant Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is a standard in leading smartphones and assures you a smooth and fast experience.
Nokia 8 comes with only a 4 GB ram, which is a disappointment at this price range and current trends. But even 4 GB can give you seamless performance during high-end gaming or major multitasking.
The biggest and unique attribute of the Nokia 8 is the cooling system it packs within its small chassis. First, in class, the technology uses a graphite shield to dissipate the heat from your system. Even after hours of gaming, your Nokia 8 will not feel like a burning piece of charcoal but will feel absolutely normal in your hands. It is a big advantage for all avid mobile gamers as other phones in this range will not give you the smooth experience as Nokia 8 offers.
Other specs of Nokia 8
Nokia 8 comes with a 3090 mAh battery, which performs surprisingly well paired with the chassis. Also, it supports two nano 4g sim cards to give you perfect connectivity. The phone comes with 64 GB internal storage, and it can be expanded up to 256 GB using a micro SD card. For superior protection, it features a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 display and IP54 splashproof protection. The phone is surely not totally water-resistant, and it is a big miss in this price range.
The price range of the Nokia 8
The price of the Nokia 8 varies from site to site and on your choice of color. Nokia 8 starts from Rs. 27729 on Amazon while it starts at Rs.36999 on Flipkart. Nokia’s official site lists it at Rs. 28999. Also, there are offers on mobile like 5% off through Axis Bank credit card, Rs.18,000 off on exchange, EMIs starting from Rs.1265/month, etc.
Pros of using the Nokia 8
There are lots of things to love about the Nokia 8. Below are some of the things we loved about the phone.
- Excellent display.
- Brilliant responsiveness and touchscreen experience, again top notch.
- Excellent build quality.
- Neat, beautiful, and premium design.
- Great camera performance under proper lighting.
Cons of using the Nokia 8
Though Nokia 8 feels brilliant, there are also one or two cons of using this phone.
- Poor 4k video shooting performance as compared to its rivals in the range.
- 4GB of Ram is not at par with the other phones in the range.
- The battery could be a bit better.
- Not fully waterproof.
How to buy Nokia 8
For Indian buyers, Nokia 8 is available on both Flipkart and Amazon. You need to follow some simple steps to buy Nokia 8 from these stores.
- Log in to Flipkart or Amazon, depending on your choice.
- Choose the color according to your preference.
- Check out if any offers are available on Amazon or Flipkart.
- Proceed to choose a delivery location.
- Proceed to choose your favorite payment option.
- Upon successful choice of COD or success of payment in any other method, you’ll receive an email and SMS confirming your order.
Nokia has managed to maintain its build quality in all its mobile phones. Though the flagship did not make the cut in recent times, it is a phone to go for all Nokia fans, and as always, it’ll never disappoint you.