Nokia 8 Review

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Nokia 8, the smartphone which promises to build the brand value of the company, is finally here in India. For many, Nokia smartphone consist of high range specifications running on Android platform.


The Nokia 8 was first unveiled at an event in London and will surely make its presence felt in India as well. It also marks the debut of HMD global, the Finnish company which licenses the brand.


The smartphone will lock horns with the likes of OnePlus 5 and here are our thoughts on the smartphone.


  • PROS
    • Appealing design, especially with shiny effect
    • Dual sensor rear camera
    • QHD Display
    • Dual sight camera aka bothie mode
  • CONS
    • No hugely standout features
    • It’s not waterproof
    • Price is little too higher


Let us evaluate this smartphone on different parameters:

  • Design

The design of the Nokia 8 is simple and balanced. The standard design with noticeable borders on the left and right. The Nokia’s body is made of aluminum and it comes in polished copper and blue finishes.

  • Display

The devices come with the 5.3-inch screen. It is an LCD panel with QHD resolution and 700 nits of brightness which is quite high for a smartphone. The phone’s display is easily viewed even in glaring sunlight as well.

  • Performance

Nokia 8 is powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC with dual sim capabilities but you have to make a choice between Nano – SIM and microSD card for the second slot. In other words, the phone has good performance in the longer run.

  • Glance Feature

Glance feature means the phone turns on to show the time and details of unread messages or missed calls when you pick up the phone is quite a useful feature.

  • Camera

The Nokia 8 has a dual rear camera setup: 13-megapixel color sensor with optical image stabilization with a monochrome sensor of the same resolution. The wide angle lens and telephoto lens offers optical zoom as the same functionality is offered by likes of Apple, Samsung etc.



Nokia 8 is a worthy addition to the latest smartphones market. It offers good build quality, great display, a promise of regular updates and good cameras with some unique capabilities. On the flip side, some may find the design boring and it isn’t fully waterproof like other competitors are and the low light camera performance could be improved.


Nokia 8 faces tough competition from OnePlus 5 and it remains to be seen which smartphone comes out on top.


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