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Nokia 8.1

Specifications

Nokia 8.1
Nokia 8.1 (8 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.18 inch 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixel 408 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (SIM 2 slot), NFC, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor (rear), USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 154.8 x 75.8 ( = 0.31 x 6.09 x 2.98 in)
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual: 12MP (1/2.55’’, 1.4um pixels, OIS 2PD) + 13MP
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/0.9um
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
180 g ( = 6.35 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 85% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Nokia 8.1

70% Nokia 8.1 review: HMD Global’s new phone offers premium design, impressive performance
Source: The Times of India English
At Rs 26,999, Nokia 8.1 does not have a lot of competition. There’s Poco F1 with superior Snapdragon 845 processor but the Xiaomi phone has cut too many corners to keep the prices low. Nokia 8.1 looks good and delivers near excellent performance. If you don’t have a budget for OnePlus 6T and don’t want to settle with a budget phone, Nokia 8.1 is worth investing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia 8.1 Review: Good Camera, Classy Design In A Package That Is Priced Just Right
Source: Tech2 English
The Nokia 8.1 caters to a mid-range buyer and aims to provide a true mid-range smartphone. One that delivers a better camera, better video recording and a brand-new chipset in a package that has been designed to delight. Oh, and did I mention stock Android and faster software updates thanks to the Android One program? The Nokia 8.1 seems to have it all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia 8.1 review: Premium looks coupled with great performance
Source: The Indian Express English
Nokia 8.1 is an impressive device by all accounts. The performance is smooth, the camera delivers pleasing photos in most scenarios, while the battery life should keep most users happy. There are very little flaws here, except that HMD Global has only introduced one variant with the base 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia 8.1 review: A purist's delight
Source: Gadget Show English
When we reviewed the Nokia 8.1 Sirocco, we had said that the ..
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands on: Nokia 8.1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 8 is no longer a flagship product and if you can digest that, you will be pleasantly surprised by how good this mid-ranged phone is. It has a good screen and camera, performs quite well and lasts you more than a day on a full charge. And it doesn't break the bank doing so.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2018
80% Nokia 8.1 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
This phone can be seen as an upgrade over the usual low-cost options in terms of its material and construction quality, style, display, and cameras – the latter in the daytime, at least. Some users might also be willing to pay a little more for the Nokia name. There is a lot to like about the Nokia 8.1, but most of the things that give it its appeal can also be found in phones that cost much less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Nokia 8.1 review: Elegant design meets impressive hardware
Source: Android Central English
The Nokia 8.1 takes the elements that made the Nokia 7 Plus great, while offering much-needed upgrades as we head into 2019. The Snapdragon 710 ensures there's no shortage of power, the 3500mAh battery easily delivers over a day's worth of use, and the camera holds its own in this segment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Nokia 8.1 review: Premium and Pie-powered
Source: India Today English
The Nokia 8.1 may bother consumers who feel that competition like the Poco F1 offers a flagship-level chipset for much lower. But the SD710 chipset handles real-world performance as smooth as a flagship phone, and you get the added benefit of a better design language as well. The Zeiss optics marginally improves low-light camera performance, but the cameras are largely impressive. To top it off, HMD has priced the Nokia 8.1 at an incredibly competitive price of Rs 26,999.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Nokia 8.1 hands-on: The best yet from HMD Global?
Source: Android Authority English
The Nokia 8.1 sits pretty between the mid-range smartphone segment and the ‘flagship killers’. It’s a well-rounded smartphone that tries to punch above the specifications sheet thanks to Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor that aces the performance bit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2018
Nokia 8.1 First Impressions: This Beauty comes with brains!
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the Nokia 8.1 is a pretty interesting device to watch for. The phone features a premium design and display looks sharp. The hardware is up to the mark and the software gives pure stock Android experience. As for the competition is concerned, the phone will face a stiff competition from the likes of Vivo V11 Pro and more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2018

Foreign Reviews

Nokia 8.1 ein Geheimtipp für Sparsame
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2018
Nokia 8.1 Nokia entwertet sein Flaggschiff
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2018

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 616: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 710) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660). Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
710: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz cores) and a rather slow Adreno 512 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.18":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.18 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.
79.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-12-13)