Nokia 8Disbelieving face
69.8%
User Satisfaction
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Camera with Carl Zeiss lens optics

"The Nokia 8 leaked image shows a Zeiss brand name on the back, where the rear camera is. This suggests that the Nokia 8 will come withe a Zeiss.."

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Camera

76.9% user satisfaction score (13 votes)
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The Nokia 8 produces videos with very natural-looking colors. The videos aren't over-saturated or look artificial, what makes you feel you are actually being in that place yourself when watching them. I like how the camera renders the red and green, which are sometimes way off the charts in some...

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I've just come back after inspecting and analyzing some Nokia 8 low light camera samples on gsmarena website. They have reviewed the phone and they posted some nice sample images that gave me a good understanding how good the low-light performance of the camera is. In this 'Advantage' post I want to...

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Simultaneous front and back camera capture

The Nokia 8 supports simultenous video recording and image capture of both the front and rear cameras. Nokia calls it "Dual-sight camera mode". You can also live stream this video as well, so people can see both the photographer and the photographed subject - great feature!

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Fast and accurate AF performance

The Nokia 8 rear cameras uses both phase-detect AF and IR assisted focusing to provide users with super fast and accurate AF peformance.

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The Nokia 8 rear camera, the one with the color Bayer sensor, comes with an optical image stabilization (OIS) system. This means that when you shoot with the rear camera, it will provide you with a more stabilized image. The mechanism inside is a sensor-shift IS, which moves the sensor in the...

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Can shoot 4K videos

The Nokia 8 supports 4K video recording. Great for those of you who have a 4K display at home, but anyone can benefit fomr saving his precious memories in a better image quality format. Maybe in the future you'll buy one and you can relieve those beautiful memories in 4K.

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The Nokia 8 leaked image shows a Zeiss brand name on the back, where the rear camera is. This suggests that the Nokia 8 will come withe a Zeiss branded optics. When it comes to Nokia brand, people are really excited about the brand because it's name is synonymous to great user experience, great...

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I've checked the Nokia 8 vs LG G6 and Galaxy S8 in gsmarena photo compare tool and you can clearly see that the Nokia 8 doesn't match up with the G6 and S8 when it comes to lens sharpness. As you probably know, the Nokia 8 uses Carl Zeiss optics. I've seen many sample images and actually found the...

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Can't match the G6 and S8 low-light performance

The f/2.0 is the camera's achilles heel, although not too slow, still put it behind the leading flagship smartphones when it comes to low light performance.. The LG G6 feature an f/1.8 lens where the Galaxy S8 comes with a f/1.7 lens.

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No Xenon flash

What I really liked about the Nokia Lumia 1020 was the Xenon flash, which helps to provide strong scene illumination. I am disappointed that Nokia didn't opt to include a powerful Xenon flash at the back. I know most phone don't, but I found them useful for my needs.

Performance & Hardware

83.3% user satisfaction score (6 votes)
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Copper cooling system to keep the device cool

The Nokia 8 comes with a copper cooling system, which according to the official page, featured a copper cooling pipe with graphite shield to dissipate hear across the body of the phone. This helps to keep the phone cooler, especially when gaming.

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Snapdragon 835 chipset for top-notch connectivity and multimedia capabilities

The Nokia 8, like we expected from its new flagship model, comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is one of the most powerful processors, if not The most powerful ones available on the market (as of August, 2017).

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Lots of RAM (4GB)

The Nokia 8 comes with 4GB of RAM, which is necessary for supporting high multitasking and graphics capabilities. Maybe some user would have liked to see 6GB or more, but I'm sure the Nokia 8 will run buttery smooth with 4GB as well.

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Fingerprint sensor for supplementary security measure

The Nokia 8 features a front-mounted fingerprint reader for a additional security measure to prevent access to your provide data (more secure than pass code) and it also makes it easier to unlock the phone without needing to remember any passcode or password.

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Expandable storage via microSD card

Nokia 8 owners can expand the storage capacity using microSD card if they find the built-in storage limited for their use. I personally need a microSD card slot because I shoot lots of videos for my YouTube channel. Thanks Nokia.

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Only single 64GB mass storage option

I would have liked to see another or other models with higher storage capacity. For most people 64GB is enough, considering that it comes with microSD slot as well, still a 128GB version would be a good option.

Display

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Very bright display (700 nits)

The Nokia 8 screen has a rated brightness of 700 nits, which is a lot of brightness for a screen. This means excellent outdoor visibility that promote even better viewing experience, which is something that everyone wants.

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High-resolution QHD display

The Nokia 8 comes with Quad HD display, which means superb visual quality and better experience when playing games, browsing the web, etc. I'm sure VR will also look great on this phone due to the high ~554 ppi pixel density.

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Gorilla Glass 5

The Nokia 8 features the latest version of Gorilla Glass, Gorilla Glass 5, which offered enhanced protection against drops from above shoulder height.

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Design

28.6% user satisfaction score (7 votes)
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A wide variety of colors to choose from

The Nokia 8 is available in a wide variety of colors, including Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel and Polished Copper. It's great to have a nice selection of colors to choose from that matches your personal taste.

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I've read some comments of people commenting about the Nokia 8 design, saying that Nokia should innovate and put out a new design for its upcoming Android flagship smartphone. I personally think it's a great idea to maintain the classic design that we all learn to love from previous Windows Phone...

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Unfortunately, the Nokia 8 doesn't level up with the other flagship on the market (e.g. LG G6, Galaxy S8, iPhone 7) that sports a IP68 protection rating. The IP68 ensures that the phone can survive when submerged underwater for 1.5m depth and up to 30 minutes. The Nokia 8 however is only certified...

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I don't know why people are excited about this phone looks. The Nokia 8, judging by the leaked images on phone arena, looks like a low-end device. I personally prefer the look of the lumia 1030. I also like how the LG G6 looks but the Nokia 8 doesn't look like a flagship smartphone at all. I think...

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One thing that I dislike about the Nokia 8 design, at least from what I've seen from the leaked images both on Twitter and the one taken down from the Chinese website, is that it doesn't come with a unified body color. The blue Nokia 8 has a blue back and sides, but the front panel is black. This...

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We can clearly tell from the leaked images that the back of the Nokia 8 is quite prone to fingerprint smudges, at least the one with the gold color that we can see in the leaked picture posted on Baidu.

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Thick front side top and bottom bezels

I personally prefer a modern edge-to-edge display with thin bezels, and I was quite disappointed to see the thick top and button bezels. I think that in three to five years, most mid-range and high-end phones will have an edge-to-edge display.

Audio

75% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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The Nokia 8 features Nokia's OZO spatial 360° audio recording. It's an advanced audio recording technology that provides 360-degree recording. So when you playback your 4K videos, you get sound with reduced ambient sounds and background noise and better 3D directional sound experience when you...

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The Nokia 8 comes with a top-mounted 3.5mm headphone jack. We can clearly that unlike its competitors (Apple, I am looking at you), Nokia has decided not to follow the latest trend of removing the headphone jack. This means users can still use their current 3.5mm headphones without any adapter, just...

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Stereo speakers

The Nokia 8 comes with stereo speakers, allowing users to enjoy high-quality stereo audio when watching movies, playing games ,etc.

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Speaker grill positioned at the bottom

The Nokia 8 has dual stereo speaker at the bottom of the phone. I don't like this position because you can easily obscure the speakers with your hand when playing games in horizontal position. The best place is at the side in my opinion, at least for gaming purposes.

Software/Apps

100% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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One of the fastest phone to get Android O

According to HMD, the Nokia 8 will be among the the fastest phone to get Android O, Android's next mobile OS version after Nougat. This doesn't come as a surprise considering its pure Vanilla Android installation and HMD commitment for great Android experience.

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Vanilla Android, no bloatware and fast security updates

The Nokia 8 comes with Vanilla Android pre-installed, so no bloatware and this also ensures up-to-date Android Nougat with regular updates. Who knows, maybe it will be the first Nokia phone to receive Android O, but we need to wait and see.

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Frequent software updates

HMD mentioned that it wants to work closely with Google so it can provide users with frequent security and other updates for the Android operating system. Users can expect to get frequent updates that ensures smooth and secure operation of their Nokia 8 phone.

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Built-in Google Assistant

The Nokia 8 like all the latest Nokia Android phones come with Google Assistant built-in. Google's AI features that simplified many phone management and searching tasks, improving usability and saves a lot of time for users.

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Android Nougat OS

The Nokia 8 comes with Android 7.1.1, the latest version of Android as of its release. Users can enjoy the best and latest features of this excellent mobile operating system straight out of the box without the need to wait for an upcoming OTA update.

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Connectivity

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Integrated antenna lines for better visual appeal and battery life

The Nokia 8 comes with integrated antenna lines that helps improve connectivity, because it prevents uses from reducing the connectivity by covering them with their hands, which also leads to improved battery life, because the phone uses less power to amplify the signal.

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Hybrid card slot (no dedicated card slot)

Disappointed that the microSD card doesn't get a dedicated slot. It's either 1 SIM + SIM or microSD card, you can't have two nano-SIM plus the microSD, you have to choose between the two configurations.

Battery

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Features a fast battery charging technology

The Nokia 8 support Quick Charge 3.0, which is a fast battery charging technology which allows you to charge your phone much faster compared to phones without a fast battery charging technology.

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Disappointing battery capacity for a QHD display phone

The Nokia 8 comes with a 3080mAh non-removable battery. I think it's a small capacity for a QHD display, regardless of the energy efficient SD835 processor. I guess Nokia really wanted to keep the phone as slim as possible, thus the (relatively) low capacity.

Other
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Expensive considering it's unimpressive feature set

I think the Nokia 8 is an overpriced Android smartphone. For $700, I prefer paying more and getting the Galaxy S8, which is much better all-around device.