Nokia is one of the few brands that are known to make no-nonsense phones. Before the smartphone brand war started, Nokia remained a viable and one of the most trustworthy brands in the market. So, when HMD Global announced the re-entry of Nokia phones into the market with assured Android performance, expectations increased. Nokia 8, which is the most expensive device in the new range, was launched amidst huge hype, but is it worth your money? Below is a quick review that will come handy.
Nokia 8 price in India is Rs. 36999, which of course is on the higher side. The device runs on the standard Snapdragon 835 SoC, which offers decent performance for most Android devices of this range. Expectedly, there is no bloat on the software, so you have incredible stock-Android experience. The device comes with an internal storage capacity of 64 GB coupled with 4GB of RAM. Nokia 8 is a fine example of how a good phone can run on 4GB RAM effectively. There are no lags in performance, and the 5.3-inch QHD IPS LCD screen is quite okay. The device has Android 7.1.1 out of the box, but Android Oreo update has been confirmed by the seller. The 13MP camera on the rear performs well and comes with dual camera setup. Two shots are taken for the same image, and one camera, which comes with monochrome sensor, and another will color sensor ensures good image capture.
On the flip side
To be fair, Nokia 8 doesn’t live up to the mark as far as design is concerned. It is kind of boring in more ways than one, and the design doesn’t really match models from HTC and Samsung of the same range. The dual-camera setup may sound fancy, but it doesn’t perform as expected in low light. We haven’t mentioned that the variant launched in India has two SIM slots, both with support for 4G but you can only use 4G on one SIM at a time.
Overall, Nokia 8 is worth your time, especially if you don’t want to settle for Nokia 6 – the first to launch in this range. It comes in four colors, but tempered blue is what we would recommend in terms of effect. The non-removable Li-Ion 3090 mAh battery performs well. If you are a fan of Nokia and want to experience its new range, Nokia 8 might just fit the bill.