Nokia 8 Is the Company’s First Android Flagship Phone

Nokia’s first true flagship is finally here and it hopes to regain the crown it lost many years ago to other competitors.

Nokia 8 brings flagship specs, flagship build quality and also, unfortunately, a flagship price to match.

The company launched a trio of budget smartphones, the 3, 5 and 6 around half a year ago. It was enough to jump start Nokia but none of them offered any real flagship experience. The Nokia 8 aims to change that.

Design and Display

The Nokia 8 might not be the most eye-catching phone of the year – not with the bezels that it has – but it still features an attractive build.

The design follows in the footsteps of the previous Nokia phones released earlier this year.

Nokia says that the unibody has a high-gloss, mirror-like finish on the back that takes 40-stage process of machining, anodizing and polishing to achieve.

The display on the Nokia 8 is also a bit different from the competition in terms of size. Nokia decided to go with a 5.3-inch screen, keeping the size of the phone small and handy.

The screen resolution comes in at QHD (2560 x 1440) with an IPS LCD panel which should offer good viewing angles.

The Nokia 8 also has Ozo Audio which captures 360-degree audio thanks to three mics and some of the company’s own audio capturing algorithms. This gives the Nokia 8 the ability to capture audio with immersive 360-degree spatial surround sound.

Hardware and OS

Moving to the actual numbers, you get Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 835 that is paired with an Adreno 540 GPU. Handling all the multitasking is 4 GB of RAM.

However, if for some reason you think that 4GB of RAM is not enough, Nokia also has a 6GB RAM variant. This particular variant will come only in the Glossy Blue color and will come with 128 GB of internal storage, meanwhile the 4 GB RAM variant will have 64 GB of internal storage.

As with the previous Smartphones released by Nokia, the 8 also runs a clean version of Android 7.1.1 right out of the box and Nokia says it will be one of the first devices to get the Android O update when it becomes available.

Camera and Battery

Nokia says that its flagship comes with two 13MP sensors on the back. One of these sensors will shoot in RGB and one in black & white.  There’s also a 13MP front facing camera that also comes with autofocus. All three cameras are Carl Zeiss branded and all have f/2.o apertures.

Nokia is also highlighting its “Bothie” photos that combine pictures from both the front facing camera and rear facing camera into one.

Keeping everything powered is a 3,090mAh battery. Fast charging support is included with Quick Charge 3.0.


The Nokia 8 will be available in 4 colors; Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel. Pricing starts at €599 which is approximately equal to PKR 75,000/-. You should keep in mind that prices are usually higher in Europe due to taxation. Expect slightly lower prices in US and other regions.

Nokia 8 Specifications

  • CPU: Octa-core 4 x2.45 GHz & 4 x1.9 GHz Kryo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • GPU: Adreno 540
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; separate dual SIM model
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint scanner
    • IP 54 certified – dust and splash resistant
    • Ozo 360 degree Audio
  • Display:
    • 5.3” IPS LCD with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution (554 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4/6 GB
    • Internal: 64/128 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • Secondary: 13 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, LTE
  • Battery: 3,090 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Price: €599

      • I knew dear it’s 700$. It’s a flagship phone with so many advanced features. All flagships (which are pretty old now) having a price tag above than 700$. For this phone this price tag is quite reasonable what I believe.

          • In all other options you will miss the 1st of its kind dual sight camera, a thermal pipe to keep the phone truly cool while SD 835 throttling at peak, Ozo 360 spatial audio which is being used in Hollywood to make films and above all of this the glory & legendry name of Nokia. Rest its the choice of each person to pick any phone.

  • No innovation, mid range camera, no amoled display and yet they priced at the level of galaxy s8.
    This is going to be a big flop.

    • What are you blabbering about? Even iPhones have IPS LCD. Even Samsung Galaxy S8 has the same chipset (if you opt for SD variant).

      AMOLED and IPS LCD both has their own pros and cons.

      And about the camera, I think you just compare cameras according to the megapixels they pack? Give a read about Carl Zeiss optics on other cells of Nokia (before the era of HMD Nokia)

      • haha…really megapixels.
        S8 – aperture size f/1.7, mega pixels -12
        Nokia 8 – aperture size f/2.3, mega pixels – 13

        Now, what I am comparing is 13mp with 12mp. And you know what, aperture size is a big achievement. The lower the aperture size the better the low light performance.

        Coming to screen, amoled is such a big achievement in the field of screen technology that even Apple was begging from Samsung to use it in their next iphone and FYI they already got the contract. Just practically, if you have the chance then compare S8 screen with latest iphone and you will know the difference not to mention lower battery usage, real blacks, higher color saturation and in simple words more stunning picture quality than any other technology till now. Further, IPS is a cheap LCD which even under 10k mobiles are using but to get the latest super amoled display, you have to pay the higher amount to Samsung and this is made from rare earth elements.

        If it had been 30k-40k, I would have no problem but there is no innovation, nothing new in this mobile like Samsung or Xiaomi. Just they are using the proprietary name to cash on stupid Nokia nostalgic fans.

        • FYFI, samsung developed the super amoled displays, always on screen, UFS, lowest aperture size in cameras first, edge screens, in house SOCs and just now non burstable battery. Is there anything new in Nokia 8 not offered by others or at least developed by them.

        • Stats are something else and actually using the camera and then comparing is entirely something else. And basically it is the size of the sensor and integrated software which translates to the best quality possible. Aperture size? Meh. Let’s wait for camera comparison reviews of both these sets.

          Again, rare earth elements or not, Samsung is all about AMOLEDS. Both these technologies has their pros and cons and you cant really say that one is better than the other one. iPhones worth Rs 80000 has IPS LCD. Sure the price is a bit much for Nokia 8.

          Lower battery life of AMOLED display depends on your usage. If all the pixels are lit then the battery life will be ACTUALLY lower than IPS LCD. Again, it is all subjective. Display angle of AMOLED is better but it suffers from somewhat sharpness issues. Display angle of IPS is meh but it’s sharp.

          • If you have nothing concrete say, no need to reply back and waste time. Just I would add that aperture size makes a big difference because low light performance is one of the biggest indicator of cameras comparison.

          • oh, by mistake I write 2.3. Anyway its still lower than s8 and even under 20k Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 have the same aperture size. Nokie is duping its cutomers with these mid ranger specs with just only an addition of 4 months old Soc.

            • Aperture size matters but inside camera lense is the big deal looks at Google pixel it’s awesome higer rated than s8 it’s aperture size is F 2.0 pixel size and camera software tweeks matters inside the aperture ?

              • I dont deny that. But Samsung also didn’t go for megapixels race. In fact they made software tweaks and improvements in lense. S8 camera is hailed as one of the best in the market now even some claim it to be better than Google Pixel. Carl zeiss has proved to be mediocre in the past.

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  • they should have included a bigger battery as 3090 mAh is not enough with such high specs. one will be looking for a wall charger twise a day… it should have been 3600mAh+

  • o bhai review daity howay copy paste he kar lia karo ….itna boring thread …even log poch rahy k unique kia hye es phone mn..ap nain us k kisi unique feature ko touch he nhi kia

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