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Nokia 8

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PRICE ANALYSIS

  • The latest price of Nokia 8 was obtained on Mon Oct 23 2017 12:43:16 (GST)
  • The Nokia 8 is available in Ourshopee, Souq & Menakart.
  • The best price of Nokia 8 is 1689 AED, in Ourshopee which is 6% less than the cost of Nokia 8 in Menakart (1799 AED).
  • The price is valid in all major regions in UAE like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah.
  • Buy Nokia 8 online in UAE for the lowest price.

EXPERT REVIEWS

INTRODUCTION

Nokia 8
Nokia 8

The way Nokia had a connection with its customers was surreal and so when the company finally announced that they were venturing into smartphone business again, smartphone users all over the world got excited. They recently announced and subsequently released three phones in the market running Android OS, which marked the return of the Finnish brand into the mainstream smartphone market.

Recently, Qualcomm had hinted about an upcoming Nokia 8 smartphone. The rumored phone was launched on August 16 and the specifications and configuration was opened up for the world to see. Let’s see how this smartphone turns out after the actual configuration has been read out to the world.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Nokia 8 Design and Display
Nokia 8 Design & Build

The phone has a rectangular design topped with high craftsmanship, thus giving the phone a rather premium look. The phone has a physical home button beneath which is embedded the fingerprint scanner. There are two soft-touch capacitive buttons on either sides of the home button. The volume rocker and the power button are provided on the right edge of the phone. The phone has been launched in a black color variant. The phone has a USB-C port on the bottom, a dual camera-module on the brushed Alumiunium finished back panel, with an LED flash. Overall, the design of the phone is pretty much premium and the phone looks beautiful.

If we talk about the display of the phone, the phone will feature a 5.3 inches capacitive touchscreen with 2K resolution and 10-point multi-touch support. The screen resolution stands at of 1440 x 2560 pixels with approximately 554 ppi pixel density). The display provided in the phone shall be protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The screen will provide a fantastic viewing experience. With these specs the phone will have amazing sunlight legibility and great viewing angles. Overall, the phone is set to have an amazing design and fantastic display.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Nokia 8 Performance
Nokia 8 'OZO Audio technology'

The phone is powered by the SnapDragon 835 Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9GHz Kryo) SoC chipset. The SD 835 chipset has been long determined as a great performer and is a tried and tested one, having been incorporated in many flagship phones. For the graphics processing part, we have an Adreno 540 GPU provided in the phone. The GPU will ensure that games and videos will run on the phone without any lag, stutter or frame drops. The phone runs on Android platform and phone will ship with Android v7.1.1 Nougat. Android 8.0 Octopus update will be rolled out very soon. Nokia 8 comes in two variants - one with a Single SIM slot and another with a hybrid Dual-SIM slot, where The internal storage could also be expanded by its users up to 256GB through a microSD card. It is also believed that the phone would come with a whopping 6GB of RAM, which according to us would be more than sufficient to run almost all kinds of apps. The phone will support dual SIM and would definitely support 4G/LTE networks.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Nokia 8 Carl Zeiss Optics
Nokia 8 Camera with 'Zeiss Optics'

The Nokia 8 comes with a 13MP+13MP dual-rear cameras, dubbed 'bothies.' Nokia specially partnered with Carl-Zeiss lenses to get the best of the technology in their phones. The cameras are capable of capturing two distinct images and then merging them as one, working as a typical stereo camera. Another interesting feature of the phone is that the phone is able to record, capture and stream using both, the rear panel and the front panel cameras simultaneously - a feature absent in any other phone in the world. The front camera is a 13MP AF camera too optimised for image capture, and video calling.

Backed by high-end features such as Optical Image Stabilization, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight, other minor camera features include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to Focus. Both the cameras are capable of capturing videos in 4K resolution.

On the audio part, Nokia has incorporated the OZO Audio technology in the phone that will allow the user to capture sound in a 360° surround sound mode and playback in the same way. Popular audio formats supported by the phone include AAC, WMV, MIDI, MP3 etc. Video formats include AVI, WMV, MP4 etc.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The phone will feature a non-user replaceable battery with a 3090 mAh charge capacity. Given the SD 835, The battery will support Quick Charge 4.0. Talking about connectivity options, the phone is expected to come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth version 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB version 3.1 and a Type-C reversible connector. The other sensors that are expected in the phone are Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and heart rate.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Great design & copper based cooling system
  • Best in class display and configuration.
  • Very impressive cameras dedicated to photography
  • Very good memory options
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Turns out to be expensive.
  • A non-removable battery might be a turn-off.
  • More powerful battery was expected

  • img-ques What networks is the phone capable of connecting to?
  • img-ans Nokia 8 can connect to 4G LTE/VoLTE networks, 3G HSPA/UMTS and 2G EDGE/GPRS cellular networks. Apart from that the phone can connect to wireless networks compliant to IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac networks.
  • img-ques What are the dimensions?
  • img-ans The dimensions of this phone are: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9mm (Height*Width*Thickness).
  • img-ques How much the device weigh?
  • img-ans It is thin and lightweight. It weighs only 160g.
  • img-ques How much memory does the device have?
  • img-ans Nokia 8 smartphone is packed with 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. The memory can be expanded up to 256GB by microSD card.
  • img-ques What is the type and size of the Nokia 8 display?
  • img-ans The phone has 5.3-inches IPS QHD touchscreen display. It comes with 2K polarized display with resolution of 2560 x 1440p.
  • img-ques Does the device has Gorilla Glass protection?
  • img-ans Yes. The main display has protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, along with 2.5D glass design.
  • img-ques Which processor does this device runs?
  • img-ans Nokia 8 processor is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with octa-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz.
  • img-ques How many sensors are available and what are they?
  • img-ans There are total of 8 sensors available in the new Nokia 8 device. The sensors are named as Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ecompass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, and Barometer.
  • img-ques Are there any other variants of this device?
  • img-ans The phone comes in two variants - Single SIM and 3-Choose-2 Hybrid Dual-SIM. There are no memory variants.
  • img-ques What are the colour options for the device?
  • img-ans The device comes with 4 colour options i.e Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper.
  • img-ques What is the expected price in UAE for the Nokia 8?
  • img-ans Officially, Nokia 8 has been released at 599 Euros. The expected price of Nokia 8 is 2599 AED in UAE. But, the prices may vary according to different regions.
  • img-ques When Nokia 8 will be available in Dubai, UAE?
  • img-ans It will be likely come to Dubai, UAE by end of September. It has not been confirmed by HMD Global.
  • img-ques What is included in the box?
  • img-ans Apart from Nokia 8 smartphone, here what you get in the box: Charger Charging/data cable, Headset, Quick start guide, and SIM door key.
  • img-ques Is the phone Dual-SIM supportive?
  • img-ans The phone will be available in two variants one with a single SIM slot and another with a 3-choose-2 hybrid SIM slot..
  • img-ques What are the miscellaneous connectivity options?
  • img-ans The phone will be able to connect with, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS w/A-GPS, GLONASS for wireless connectivity. Also, the device will connect with a USB-C 3.1 port for wired connectivity.
  • img-ques What OS is present in the phone? Will it receive OTA updates?
  • img-ans The phone ships with Android v7.1.1 Nougat pre-installed. Yes, the phone will receive OTA updates including one for Android v8.0 Octopus .
  • img-ques What is the device’s battery capacity?
  • img-ans It comes with 3090 mAh, non-removable battery and supports fast-charging feature.
  • img-ques What cameras are provided in this device?
  • img-ans Nokia 8 is launched with dual-rear cameras, with 13MP+13MP camera lens with LED flash. The front camera is also equipped with 13MP front cameras.
  • img-ques What is ‘Bothie’ or ‘Dual-Sight Mode’ on the new Nokia 8?
  • img-ans The company has launched a unique camera feature known as ‘Bothie’. It allows nokia users to use cameras for photos or videos from rear and front camera at the same time with Dual-Sight mode.
  • img-ques What new technologies is used for Audio/Video?
  • img-ans The device is featured with in-built OZO Audio technology and also, experience 4K video recording with OZO that gives you the best sound.