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Nokia 8 Sirocco

Specifications

Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco (8 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPPDDR 4X
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 534 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, P-OLED, Corning Gorilla Glas 5, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 114 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio output via USB-C port, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, barometer, compass, ANT+, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; 3G 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; LTE 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 140.9 x 72.97 ( = 0.3 x 5.55 x 2.87 in)
Battery
12.4 Wh, 3260 mAh Lithium-Ion, wireless charging (Qi), QuickCharge 4.0, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 22 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 495 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​1.7, phase detection AF, Dual LED flash, Videos @2160p/​30fps (main camera); 13.0MP, f/​2.6, depth of field, telephoto lens (second camera)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0, 1.4 µm
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker on bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, QuickCharge power supply, USB cable, headset, audio adapter, SIM tool, cover, support, 24 Months Warranty, bandwidth (download/upload): 600Mbps/​150Mbps (LTE); SAR value: 0.54 W/kg (head); 1.54 W/kg (body) IP67 certified, fanless
Weight
176 g ( = 6.21 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 83 g ( = 2.93 oz / 0.18 pounds)
Price
749 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 73 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 80%, features: 75%, display: 81% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Nokia 8 Sirocco

87.4% Nokia 8 Sirocco Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A smartphone for fans of design? The Nokia 8 Sirocco has an unusual name and unusual looks. Can the high-end phone please the crowd or is mainly interesting for fans of design? Let us find out in our review.
Nokia 8 Sirocco: Dual-cam mid-ranger
Source: DxOMark English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco improves upon the manufacturer’s smartphone camera hardware, packing in a dual camera with tele-lens for optical zoom shots and a good PDAF autofocus system. Overall image quality is a step up from the predecessor Nokia 8, offering slightly more consistent results for exposure and color. Its performance and image quality is competent, if not exceptional, with the best photos captured in bright light, producing images with good exposure, color, and texture. Results in lower light are acceptable, but it’s not an ideal low-light shooter, with losses of texture and color saturation evident, especially in very low light. Overall, for a mid-range device, the Nokia 8 Sirocco does an OK job with both photos and video, but devices with better results are available at this price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2018
70% Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
Source: Pocket Lint English
The flagship Nokia is about design: it's slim, with curved glass edges to its 5.5in screen, and a clean Android One software experience. But it launches on dated hardware and which, along with some connectivity issues, spells issues. It's got merit, just not quite enough of it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Nokia 8 Sirocco review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a really interesting device that’s completely different to its other phones. With similar design, it’s a direct rival to the Galaxy S9 with it's curved glass design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Nokia 8 Sirocco review: A flawed flagship
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco has plenty of plus points: battery life is good, there's plenty of internal storage at 128GB, the Snapdragon 835 processor is competent, the dual rear cameras work well enough, an IP67 rating is welcome, and Android One makes for good future-proofing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
65% Nokia 8 Sirocco Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Still, if it falls down in price, the Sirocco will be a great option for those Android purists who like their interface fast and clean or their displays in a more traditional aspect ratio. Until then, the price tag may chase away many potential buyers, irregardless of the nostalgia whiff that Nokia's Sirocco models may send down their spines.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
79% Nokia 8 Sirocco (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a conundrum. On the good side, it is strangely compelling. On the other it has 5.5-inch 16:9 POLED display and last year’s Qualcomm 835 SoC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
74% Nokia 8 Sirocco (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
It is a lovely phone from an iconic brand. It is desirable for that alone. Support Nokia especially if you are a Nokia fan – you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Nokia 8 Sirocco
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a solid phone, but it has a few too many patchy elements to flatten the competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 8 Sirocco review
Source: GSM Arena English
Ultimately, it's hard to recommend a flagship with a flawed display and merely okay camera and battery life. This would be the voice of reason. We choose to listen to another voice though, and it insists that going a decade back in time is worth putting up with a few imperfections. Nostalgic types, we are.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2018
78% Nokia 8 Sirocco Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of most well-crafted Android phones we have come across, but compromises under the hood and an underwhelming camera works against it, nevermind the steep asking price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Nokia 8 Sirocco review: A premium indulgence
Source: Android Authority English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a premium flagship smartphone that looks the part. Despite HMD Global’s audacious addition of a dated processor, traditional display ratio, single SIM capability, and removal of the headphone jack, it costs just as much as a phone that includes all of these omissions. Yet, quizzically, everything is still likable about this phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2018
75% Nokia 8 Sirocco review: A unique flagship that's more of a mutation than a market-leader
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco almost has what it takes to be a great phone but, unless the stars really align for you, it's probably going to have to settle for just being a pretty good one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
74% Nokia 8 Sirocco review:
Source: CNet English
While the Nokia 8 Sirocco does suffer from minor faults, its main issue is being outclassed by similarly-priced competitors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Nokia 8 Sirocco review: Style and substance, but is the price right?
Source: The Indian Express English
At Rs 49,999, a lot of users might think the phone is pricey. I too think this would be a killer device around the price point of the OnePlus 5T. Anyway, given the design and the camera abilities, it will be that hard to impress some people to invest in the Nokia 8 Sirocco as their phone for the next few years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2018
80% Nokia 8 Sirocco review: Good work Nokia, but buyers can skip this flagship
Source: Tech2 English
HMD Global has priced the Nokia 8 Sirocco at Rs 54,999 in the Indian market. This puts the device in almost the same territory as the spectacular Google Pixel 2, and Galaxy S9. The upcoming flagship by OnePlus, the OnePlus 6 is likely to be cheaper than the Sirocco. Despite the capable camera, Android One support, interesting new design and great battery life, I can’t really recommend Nokia 8 Sirocco.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
70% Nokia 8 Sirocco review: The almost do-it all smartphone
Source: Gadget Show English
The biggest sticking point for Nokia 8 Sirocco will be its price. At Rs 49,999, this is a premium phone that checks most of the boxes. It’s stylish and sleek – even if slightly unconventional – and boasts of a lot of impressive features. HMD Global has made a product that will excite a lot of users and is certainly one of the better-looking devices around. The display is appealing and the battery performance is really impressive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia 8 Sirocco Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is currently HMD Global's flagship offering but that might not be for long. You see, this phone is a bit of an experiment, according to the company, which means we still haven't seen HMD Global's true flagship for 2018. This would most likely be called the Nokia 9, which according to the most recent leak, should have a pretty extravagant camera setup in order to take on the likes of Huawei P20 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Nokia 8 Sirocco Full Review: Curved Screen, Wireless Charging, Water, and Dustproof is Back In Sirocco Batch
Source: Igeekphone English
After taking over Nokia, HMD’s efforts are obvious. From Nokia 6 to Nokia 6 2nd Generation, 3310 to 3310 4G and Nokia 7 to Nokia 7 plus… in just over a year, HMD has released more than ten new Smartphones, even some models have been completed iteratively. Among these products, there has also been explosion models, which isn’t easy for an old brand that has returned again.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2018
Hands on: Nokia 8 Sirocco review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a significant step forward for HMD Global. The Android One integration is great news for prospective buyers, and the design and screen are great to look at.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2018
First looks: The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an all-glass beauty
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be part of Google’s Android One initiative, along with all of HMD’s latest Android phones like the Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6. This means they’ll run on pure Android and receive monthly security software updates from Google, in addition to sticking to Google’s Android design and UI.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: High-end Android One
Source: Android Authority English
At €749, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of the most expensive Android One devices on the market. With the high-end specs, cutting edge design, and sparkling clean version of Android, this is a phone we’ve all decided we are very, very interested in.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2018
First looks: The Nokia 8 Sirocco is an all-glass beauty
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be part of Google’s Android One initiative, along with all of HMD’s latest Android phones like the Nokia 7 Plus and the new Nokia 6. This means they’ll run on pure Android and receive monthly security software updates from Google, in addition to sticking to Google’s Android design and UI.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
By the time HMD Global launches the Nokia 8 Sirocco (May in India), there might be quite a lot of 2018 flagships powered by newer hardware, boasting of newer capabilities when it comes to entertainment, AI, security, and more. Still, it’s quite likely that people will be attracted to this phone as a statement piece. It looks great, feels good in the hand, and is still pretty high-end. It’s a worthy improvement over the Nokia 8, but of course we’ll reserve final judgment till we can review this phone in depth for ourselves, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018
Hands-On With the Nokia 8 Sirocco: Reviving Nokia's 'Dream Phone' Concept
Source: AnandTech English
HMD’s Nokia clearly remembers the brands heritage, but it also understands today’s realities, so when the company decided to design a new dream phone, it had to wed modern technologies with fine materials and style, not squeeze something outdated into a beautiful chassis covered with gold or, say, titanium.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco review (hands on): a proper, bona fide flagship phone
Source: T3 English
With an attractive, premium design, competitive internals, and a powerful dual-camera system, Nokia has just gatecrashed the premium tier of the smartphone market. The Nokia 8 Sirocco isn't perfect, but from our time with the device so far, we're surprised at how little criticism we can throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For a brand as young as the new Nokia, the Sirocco is a seriously confident move. Releasing a €749 phone when the majority of your other devices sit below €400 is an unexpected tactic.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a really interesting device from the firm that’s completely different to its other phones. With similar design, it’s a direct rival to the Galaxy S9 although with some specs that aren’t so impressive despite a very similar price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2018
Hands on: Nokia 8 Sirocco review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a significant step forward for HMD Global. The Android One integration is great news for prospective buyers, and the design and screen are great to look at.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco initial review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available in April 2018, priced at €749. We don't know exactly where it will be available, but we'll update as soon as we know.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
At €749, it's also looking seriously expensive. It will need to take excellent photos, and manage some impressive battery longevity for it to make a good impression when it comes to a full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: Elegant, if outclassed
Source: It Pro English
The Nokia 8 Sirocca undoubtedly looks like an elegant and impressive follow-up to last year's Nokia 8. We have some slight concerns about the fact that it's using a last-gen processor, but this should also result in a slightly better battery life than if Nokia had opted for a more recent chip.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018

Foreign Reviews

90% Ein heißer Wind aus dem kalten Norden
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 94% features: 92% display: 90% mobility: 86%
78% Nokia 8 Sirocco So gut ist Nokias Design-Flaggschiff
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Das Nokia 8 Sirocco ist ein Schmuckstück
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2018
70% Gutes Aussehen reicht nicht
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 8 Sirocco luxuriöse Verarbeitung, schlanke Software
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2018
Sirocco bringt frischen Wind in die Oberklasse
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2018
Noch nicht bereit für die Königsklasse
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2018
Ein Flaggschiff mit Android One
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2018
Das edle Upgrade
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2018
89% Nokia 8 Sirocco, análisis: Volver a sentir
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Análisis previo del Nokia 8 Sirocco, un móvil “edge” con trampa
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; metal case; decent hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco, toma de contacto: un Android One que vuela bajo una pantalla curva que en vez de "y yo más" es "y yo menos"
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; nice display; good hardware. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2018
83% Recensione Nokia 8 Sirocco: bellissimo e compatto ma arriva un po’ in ritardo
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 68% features: 87% display: 83% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 83%
77% Recensione Nokia 8 Sirocco
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 65% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
70% Nokia 8 Sirocco recensione: la bellezza non è tutto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
77% Recensione NOKIA 8 Sirocco: display curvo e qualità ma costa tanto!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
75% Recensione Nokia 8 Sirocco
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 60% display: 79% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Nokia 8 Sirocco: smartphone ''controcorrente'' di qualità. Peccato il prezzo. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality; nice display. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco: una ventata di aria fresca
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; nice display; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco: il top di gamma di HMD Global
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Premium design; metal case; wireless charging; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
70% Review: Nokia 8 Sirocco – zijn prijs (nog) niet helemaal waard
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Nokia 8 Sirocco - Android One op z'n best
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Nokia 8 Sirocco preview: schitterende subtopper
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review Nokia 8 Sirocco: een nakomertje maar hij mag er zijn
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice display; beautiful design. Negative: Short battery life; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2018
Eerste indrukken van de Nokia 8 Sirocco: roestvrijstaal met een gebogen scherm
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
70% Test du Nokia 8 Sirocco : être beau ne suffit pas
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test Du Nokia 8 Sirocco : Si Beau, Si Imparfait
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Test du Nokia 8 Sirocco : les yeux plus gros que le ventre
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Test du Nokia 8 Sirocco : bien, mais il lui manque un « petit truc en plus »
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
Prise en main du Nokia 8 Sirocco : le flagship sous Android One
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Attractive design; solid workmanship; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco : notre prise en main en direct du MWC 2018 (Vidéo)
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; metal case; wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
Prise en main du Nokia 8 Sirocco : un haut de gamme ultra beau avec un petit défaut
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
82% Nokia 8 Sirocco - co potrafi fiński smartfon?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Recenzja Nokia 8 Sirocco. Styl ponad wszystko
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; support waterproof; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; nice main camera. Negative: Short battery life; no microSD and dual SIM slot; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2018
Nokia 8 Sirocco recenze: Prémiový telefon s vysokou cenou a hodně kompromisy
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; good cameras; wireless charging; long battery life. Negative: High price; no LED notification; no microSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2018
Đánh giá nhanh Nokia 8 Sirocco: Cong như S9, sử dụng ống kính Zeiss
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; frameless; nice display; excellent cameras; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2018
75% Test Nokia 8 Sirocco
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
67% Nokia 8 Sirocco test – bliver ikke en klassiker
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Nokia 8 Sirocco i test: Bättre kan ni, HMD
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% مراجعة للهاتف المحمول نوكيا 8 Sirocco
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Nokia 8 Sirocco review: un flagship intarziat
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; support waterproof IP67 and dust avoiding; wireless and quick charging; high autonomy; nice design. Negative: No LED notification; no SD card slot; no headphone jack; poor cameras; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2018

Comment

Model:

After many attempts of a revival, the Nokia brand is doing well once again. The Nokia 8 is its flagship Android model. With a successful start in the Android market, the company has expanded its product line this year. Its latest phone is the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Bringing back nostalgic elements from the Nokia 8800 Sirocco, this new model is meant to represent the same premium feel. The 2018 Nokia 8 model comes with a 5.5-inch P-OLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, bringing its pixel density to 534 ppi. However, unlike most 2018 flagships, the Nokia 8 Sirocco retains the 16:9 curved screen. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but for those who are looking for a large bezel-less screen in a small body, this might not be your first choice. The bezels are pretty small and look good enough, though. The curved screen also hides the side bezels well. The front and back is covered with Gorilla Glass 5 and there is a stainless steel frame for the rest of the body. Without a doubt, the build quality is as good as back in Nokia’s glorious days. In many ways, it looks like the Samsung Note 7. It is only available in black, which means there are no color dilemmas. The Nokia 8 Sirocco measures 140.9 x 73 mm and is just 7.5 mm thick.

 

The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with the Snapdragon 835 processor, which is a surprise, mainly because it does not include the latest Snapdragon 845. It is paired with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The memory can be expanded by using a microSD card (up to 400 GB). The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with stock Android 8.0. At the back is a dual camera setup with two 12-MP sensors (f/1.8, 1.4um and f/2.6, 1.0um). At the front is a 5-MP shooter capable of capturing videos in full HD. Following the steps of Apple and Google, Nokia has left out the 3.5mm audio jack. However, it does have a USB-3.1 Type-C port for data transfer and charging. The Sirocco is also IP67 certified, which means that its casing is quite durable. The device is not without its problems, though. It has been reported that its curved screen has very bad palm rejection and that the camera is not all that good for a 2018 flagship. The phone has a 3260-mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 4.0. Nevertheless, with its premium price and older processor, the Nokia 8 Sirocco might not be the first choice for most buyers.  

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

 

Qualcomm Adreno 540: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Slighly optimized architecture compared to the Adreno 530 but with higher clock speed due to the new 10 nm process. In the beginning of 2017 one of the fastest graphics cards for Android based smartphones. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

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.
0.176 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.
75.33%: 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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Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.1579 kg
OnePlus 5T
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6.01", 0.162 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Nokia 6.1
Adreno 508, Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.172 kg
Nokia 3.1 Plus
unknown, Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, 6", 0.18 kg
Nokia 7.1
Adreno 509, Snapdragon 636, 5.84", 0.16 kg
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Adreno 509, Snapdragon 636, 5.8", 0.151 kg
Nokia 5.1
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, 5.5", 0.151 kg
Nokia 2.1
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 5.5", 0.174 kg
Nokia 5.1 Plus (X5)
Mali-G72 MP3, Mediatek Helio P60, 5.8", 0.162 kg
Nokia 3.1
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750N, 5.2", 0.138 kg
Nokia X6
Adreno 509, Snapdragon 636, 5.8", 0.153 kg
Nokia 6 (2018)
Adreno 508, Snapdragon 630, 5.5", 0.175 kg
Nokia 7 Plus
Adreno 512, Snapdragon 660, 6", 0.186 kg
Nokia 1
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 4.5", 0.131 kg
Nokia 8110 4G
Adreno 304, Snapdragon 205, 2.45", 0.117 kg
Nokia 7
Adreno 508, Snapdragon 630, 5.2", 0.153 kg
Nokia 2
Adreno 304, Snapdragon 212 APQ8009, 5", 0.161 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-03-22)