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Nokia 8

Specifications

Nokia 8
Nokia 8
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPPDDR4X
Display
5.3 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel 554 PPI, capacitive, QHD, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D Glass, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 49.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD cards max. 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, fingerprint scanner, Hall sensor, barometer, ANT+, Android Beam, DLNA, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE Cat.9 (band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), downloads max. 450 MBit/s, uploads max. 50 MBit/s, head SAR 0.711 W/kg, body SAR 1.330 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 151.5 x 73.7 ( = 0.31 x 5.96 x 2.9 in)
Battery
3090 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 23.5 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 23.5 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 208.8 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 208.8 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix dual 13 MP, f/2.0, 1,12 µm, field of view 76.9°, dual-tone flash, OIS, PDAF, IR range finder
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0, 1.12 µm, field of view 78.4˚, PDAF, screen flash
Additional features
Keyboard: virtual, charger, charging/data cable, headset, quick start guide, SIM card slot tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 35 g ( = 1.23 oz / 0.08 pounds)
Price
579 (~$565 in some US online retailers) Euro

 

Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 48 scores (from 92 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 86%, features: 84%, display: 85% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Nokia 8

87.2% Nokia 8 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Three lenses. With the Nokia 8, HMD Global now also revives the legendary Finnish brand in the premium range. At a fair price of around 580 Euros (~$682; $565 in some US online retailers), the buyer gets a well-built and well-configured 5.3-inch handset whose dual-camera can score with a never before seen feature.
80% Nokia 8 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Although the Nokia 8 offers some decent specs for the price, it's just not a device that stands out in a crowded market. Build quality should be better and the fingerprint scanner can be a real pain.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 8 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The only question that remains is whether, in 2017, there’s much appetite in the market for another high-end handset. It’s a long time since the Nokia brand alone was enough to sell phones. Even so, the Nokia 8 is, on its own merits, a worthy rival to the established giants of the market. It might not fully re-establish the prestige of the Nokia of old, but it’s a big, confident stride in the right direction.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Nokia 8 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Nokia made its name selling no-nonsense phones that were built to last, and while the ownership of the mobile brand might have changed hands, the Nokia 8 is a smartphone that would have been a worthy addition to the lineup of the Finnish company even in its heyday. It offers good build quality, a great display, excellent performance with stock Android, the promise of regular updates, first-class battery life, and good cameras with some neat tricks. On the flip-side, some might find the design boring, it isn’t fully waterproof like many competitors are, and the low-light camera performance could’ve been better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
100% Nokia 8 review – Smells like a comeback
Source: Htxt Africa English
A great battery, a fantastic display and a speedy experience. There is really very little to fault the Nokia 8 on, so little in fact that we’re giving HMD Global full marks for this handset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
78% Nokia 8 review: A solid but uninspiring flagship
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Nokia 8 is well made, although it lacks any design features that make it stand out from the crowd (unless you count the reflective copper finish on my review unit). It offers excellent battery life and a very good 5.3-inch screen. It's nice to see pure Android 7 on board, which should bode well for a fast upgrade to Android 8 (Oreo).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 78%
Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Source: Bill Bennett English
HMD position the Nokia 8 as a premium Android phone. Yet it is well behind the best from rivals like Samsung, Huawei and Sony. It’s not a patch on this year’s or last year’s iPhones either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
80% Nokia 8 review: HMD Global’s first flagship wants to go for the kill
Source: The Indian Express English
Nokia 8 has some positives, including the design and build quality, the display. The performance of the device is also fast, similar to other phones running this processor. But given the competition in this price range, Nokia 8 is not yet a flagship killer. In the camera department, I feel it has a long way to go before it can challenge either Apple or Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 8 Review: The Reliable Flagship
Source: Fone Arena English
Let’s say this again… Nokia is back! HMD Global has done a wonderful job with the Nokia 8 and it is without a doubt one of the best devices in its price band. There’s no gimmicks here, the design is understated and elegant. The software is virtually untouched and the camera is pretty darn good. The Nokia 8 chooses a safe path and offers a reliable no-nonsense experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2017
85% Nokia 8 review: Solid, elegant and refined
Source: India Today English
To put it simply. The Nokia 8 is not cutting-edge. Nor is it glamorous. But it is elegant, refined and solid. The smartphone looks classy, is very durable, is extremely fast, slick and fluid and has cameras that produce great images. All for a mouth-watering price tag of Rs 36,999. You simply cannot go wrong.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Nokia 8 Review
Source: Tech Girl English
While the Nokia 8 is definitely not the worst smartphone on the market right now, it is also nowhere near the best. It feels and acts like a first time phone and that just isn’t good enough. While I enjoyed taking a break from my iPhone and playing with the Nokia 8, I worry that that was more nostalgia based because the child in me WANTED it to be great. But truth? I cannot wait to switch on my iPhone again and put the Nokia back in the nostalgic part of my memories, where it belongs. Oh and I’m also about to start a campaign to #freethebothie because I need that dual live streaming back in my life. I’ve lived in a world with it and now I just don’t want to go back!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2017
Nokia 8 review: Hype is the least of its problems
Source: Soycincau English
If you were one of the people who thought that when Nokia launches its first flagship Android smartphone, they would remind the world why they were the best all those years ago. That they would spank the likes of Samsung and Apple, then I’d hate to be the one to break it to you but the Nokia 8 is not that phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2017
70% Nokia 8
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A safe return to the flagship smartphone market for Nokia, but it will need to do more with its next effort if the brand is to stand out among the elite like it once did.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Nokia 8
Source: Tech Smart English
There's a lot to like about the Nokia 8. Its design is sleek and refined, with a number of noteworthy specifications to ensure it is never underpowered or found wanting. Add to that a sub-R10k price tag, which is hard to find for a flagship phone these days, and the Nokia 8 is a great all-round device for the more cost savvy consumer out there.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2017
80% Nokia 8 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 8 isn’t the best phone on the market right now, but it offers a lot of the features you expect from a great device in a well designed package with a retro name.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 8 first impressions: Finally, a premium Nokia smartphone we’ve been waiting for
Source: The Indian Express English
Nokia, a brand once synonymous with mobile phones, made a comeback in January this year, courtesy HMD Global, the Finnish firm that develops and markets smartphones and feature phones under the “Nokia” brand name. Ever since the resurrection, it’s been a long wait for an Android smartphone that blended Nokia’s expertise in design and camera, and specifications that could take on the likes of flagships from Samsung and LG. After wooing the budget market with Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, HMD Global launched the Nokia 8 in August, the most premium smartphone from the company so far.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2017
Nokia 8 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
In terms of specifications, the Nokia 8 is a powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, which powers nearly all other Android flagships of this generation. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and support for microSD cards of up to 256GB capacity. As expected, India gets the dual SIM variant of the smartphone (1 nano-SIM + 1 nano-SIM/ 1 microSD card). Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a detailed review of the Nokia 8.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2017
76% Nokia 8 review:
Source: CNet English
A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done, but it doesn’t come close to today’s true Android stars.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
Nokia 8 hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The success of the Nokia 8 will come down to price, which currently sits at €599. If that translates to around £549, it’s immediately taking on the OnePlus 5, and I’m not entirely convinced that’s a battle the Nokia 8 can win.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2017
80% Nokia 8 review: a blast from the past
Source: It Pro English
While the Nokia 8 is technically competent, there's little here to inspire or excite. For added extra features, the similarly priced Google Pixel represents a more attractive option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 8 – Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
HMD Global’s accomplished something pretty special with the Nokia 8. It’s a big statement from a company that’s not even a year old, that they intend to be a serious contender at the high end of the market just as much as the low. Here’s hoping that the followup to the Nokia 8 will hit it out of the park.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2017
90% Nokia 8: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It’s easy to imagine an alternate reality where another, lesser, version of this device coasts along on the novelty of the Nokia brand. However, that’s not the case with the Nokia 8 that HMD have brought to market. There’s so much more to like about the Nokia 8 than just the mere nostalgia factor behind it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Nokia 8 review
Source: Stuff TV English
I can’t shake the feeling that the Nokia 8 is a disappointment. It just doesn’t deliver on the stuff it claims it can do and lacks the ambition to truly establish itself as a flagship contender. In other words, it is the Arsenal of smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: Nokia 8 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 8 offers a lot of great features such as a powerful chipset, dual-sensor camera and a perfectly sized QHD display, but compared to a lot of the competition right now it struggles to offer anything unique. With a super-high price point, the Nokia 8 is a good phone but far from a great one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2017
85% Nokia 8
Source: T Break English
The Nokia 8 is a new chapter for the company’s re-entry into the premium smartphone segment. The device looks elegant and packs the fastest hardware available for this year. Although, the large bezels are going to be a problem for those who were expecting a great alternative for the Galaxy S8. That said, it’s good to see that Nokia’s first Android flagship is the world’s first to feature a dual-lens ZEISS camera. The new “Bothie” function is something we will have to wait and see if users are willing to use in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85% performance: 90% workmanship: 80%
Nokia 8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's not by a stroke of luck that Nokia 8 is where it is today. It's hard work, respect of tradition and putting years of knowledge and experience to good use. It's long-standing partnerships too - like that with Zeiss.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2017
70% Nokia 8 Review: Is Nokia’s first Android flagship a true contender?
Source: Recombu English
Overall, the Nokia 8 is a solid flagship device. Some smart hardware and a bit of vanilla Android marry together for a pleasing enough everyday user experience. And while the dual-lens camera isn’t the best out there, it’s perfectly good for capturing treasured memories (although a software update or two wouldn’t go amiss).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 8
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The success of the Nokia 8 will come down to price, which currently sits at €599. If that translates to around £549, it’s immediately taking on the OnePlus 5, and I’m not entirely convinced that’s a battle the Nokia 8 can win.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
Hands-on: Nokia 8, Nokia's first flagship Android smartphone
Source: Hardware Zone English
In a nutshell, the Nokia 8 offers flagship-tier hardware, along with a dual rear-camera system that's created in collaboration with Zeiss optics. It will also offer some subtle, but practical features, along with stock Android OS for the purists among us. Our hands-on deconstructs some of these points.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2017
80% Nokia 8 review: a blast from the past
Source: It Pro English
The Nokia 8 retails for €599, and while no UK pricing has yet been announced, current conversion rates put that at a minimum of £545. In practise, it's much more likely to be closer to £600, which puts it firmly in the same price bracket as the Pixel and around £150 more expensive than the OnePlus 5 - which matches its capabilities virtually identically.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on Nokia 8 review: Is this the Nokia flagship we've been waiting for?
Source: T3 English
We liked the Nokia 8 a lot, it's an attractive flagship with a number of interesting features, made even more tempting by a competitive price (€599 / approx. £550).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
Nokia 8 Smartphone Hands On, Antutu, Basemark OS Ⅱ,GeekBench 4, Basemark X Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Therefore, Nokia 8 has good performance, especially in heat dissipation. It is said that Nokia 9 will start to sell officially in September, its official price is at 599 euros, will you consider buying?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
Nokia 8 Hands-On Review: A Great-Looking Phone That Wants To Reinvent The Selfie
Source: The Independent English
The Nokia 8 goes on sale in early September with networks announced nearer to the time and an initial SIM-free price point of €599 (£545) – noticeably lower than most top-of-the-range from rival manufacturers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
Hands on: Nokia 8 review
Source: Techradar English
Upon first impressions, the Nokia 8 is a flagship that comes with everything you’d expect from a top of the range phone right now. There isn’t a standout feature to make you want to snap up the Nokia 8 though, and with such strong flagship competition right now it may be difficult to recommend this over alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2017
Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?
Source: Pocket Lint English
For us, the Nokia 8 is the device we've been waiting for since the company announced its plans to get back into the game. The competition is fierce and the Nokia 8 doesn't offer a huge amount that's unique. The build quality and specification can be found elsewhere and there's almost nothing on the software front to make it unique - unlike phones from the dominant Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2017
Nokia 8 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Sure, it might have a similar look, but the 8 feels a world apart from Nokia’s three other smartphones. The leap in build quality, hardware and general design is huge, and the dual camera tech shows plenty of promise.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2017
Hands-on Nokia 8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
HMD is targeting millennial content creators with the Nokia 8, an influential group to be sure. But are they old enough to remember Nokia in its glory days? We sure do and we're glad to have the brand back (less glad to have Nokia pricing back, though).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2017
Nokia finally has a flagship Android phone and it's beautiful
Source: CNet English
We'll have to wait to properly test the Nokia in our full review to decide on whether it's a wise purchase over the S8 or OnePlus 5. A price closer to or below $600, £500 or AU$750 would really help sweeten the deal. There's no question, however, that splashing that top-end cash will snag you a top-end phone that's absolutely worth considering, particularly if you have any sort of nostalgia for the Nokia name.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2017
Hands-on with the Nokia 8
Source: Android Authority English
For a killer feature, I’m not sure that the bothie mode is really anything that couldn’t be accomplished on any other device with the right app (*cough* gimmick *cough*), but having the feature so readily available means that more users will be likely to try it and it is a good way to showcase what the phone is really all about.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2017

Foreign Reviews

60% Reicht das für das große Comeback?
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
91% Nokia-Neuling auf Erfolgskurs
Source: Verivox German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 100% ergonomy: 93%
93% Nokia 8 hohe Leistung, schwache Kamera
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 84% features: 96% display: 97% mobility: 99%
Nokia 8 gelingt die Rückkehr an die Spitze?
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2017
Nokia 8 Das Comeback ist gelungen
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2017
Ist Nokia nun wirklich zurück?
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2017
95% Nokia 8 im Test: Noch nicht ganz Oberklasse
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 93% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
84% Alter Glanz und neue Langeweile
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Bothie Alleine Reicht Leider Nicht
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 8 macht Lust auf mehr
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2017
90% Nokia 8 das unaufgeregte Flaggschiff
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 94% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Finnlands erstes Android-Flaggschiff
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2017
Elegantes Live-Streaming-Smartphone
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2017
Großes Come-back ohne Innovation
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2017
HMDs erstes Top-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2017
Nokias Flaggschiff
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2017
87% Nokia 8, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Nokia 8, análisis: un potente coloso con cámara Zeiss creado para intentar devolver a Nokia su grandeza
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 93% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
Olvídate del móvil 'indestructible': este es el Nokia que realmente merece tu atención
Source: El Confidencial Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; premium design; decent hardware; nice performance; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2017
Nokia 8, primeras impresiones: potencia y desenfoques marca Zeiss bajo un envoltorio familiar
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; excellent display; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2017
70% Nokia 8 recensione: uno smartphone che punta troppo sulla semplicità
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Recensione Nokia 8
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
70% Nokia 8 Recensione: Un Flagship Interessante Ma Migliorabile
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Recensione Nokia 8: il primo flagship Nokia con Android
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% features: 90% display: 83% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 78%
80% Recensione Nokia 8
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 83% mobility: 70% workmanship: 79%
84% Recensione NOKIA 8: il top di gamma di NOKIA è arrivato
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
Nokia 8: un (buon) primo passo verso il rilancio
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice performance; good display; long battery life; decent cameras. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2017
Nokia 8 recensione: il primo nuovo top di gamma
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; good cameras; bright display. Negative: Mediocre design; large front frames.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2017
Nokia 8 Hands-On: Lo Smartphone Ideale Per Il Livestream
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; nice design; top performance; good cameras. Negative: Unsuport waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2017
80% Nokia 8 - Betrouwbaar als een Nokia
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia 8 review: veilige start
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review Nokia 8: degelijke en snelle smartphone maakt positieve start
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Great built quality; long battery life; good display. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2017
70% Test Du Nokia 8 : Un Premier Flagship Intéressant Mais Perfectible
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test Nokia 8 : qu'importe le flacon, pourvu qu'on ait l'ivresse ?
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
70% Test Du Nokia 8 : Bien, Mais Peut Mieux Faire
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Nokia 8 : notre prise en main en direct de l’IFA de Berlin ! [Vidéo]
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; excellent display; very good cameras; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2017
Prise en main du Nokia 8 : le retour du fleuron européen
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; decent hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Prise En Main Du Nokia 8 : Le Smartphone Idéal Pour Faire Des Livestreams
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good price; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2017
78% Nokia 8 - czy warto kupić flagowca z podwójnym aparatem?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 75%
79% [Recenzja] Nokia 8 – nie musimy już tęsknić za Nexusami
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Nokia 8 incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
81% Nokia 8 İncelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
78% Обзор Nokia 8: насколько хорош первый флагман Нокиа на Android?
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 78%
Обзор смартфона Nokia 8: еще одна именитая «восьмерка»
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; beautiful design; solid workmanship; support waterproof; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2017
Đánh giá Nokia 8: Chiếc flagship đánh dấu sự trở lại của ông hoàng
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; quick charging; decent hardware; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Nokia 8 ra mắt với camera kép, ống kính Zeiss
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good dual cameras; powerful hardware; solid workmanship; metal case; excellent speakers; good display; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2017
Trên tay Nokia 8: Camera kép, Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM, chống nước, giá 16 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good dual cameras; decent hardware; support waterproof; metal case; slim size. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
55% Test Nokia 8
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 55%
Test av Nokia 8
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Nice design; great display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2017
78% Test af Nokia 8 – en værdig modstander til prisen
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
83% Nokia 8 test – en værdig konkurrent til de store spillere
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
66% Test: Nokia 8
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 66%
80% Nokia 8: Tunga prestanda – och irriterande missar
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia 8 – ensimmäinen Nokia-logolla varustettu Android-huippuälypuhelin
Source: Puhelinvertailu →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

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Model: With the iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on the horizon, Nokia tries to make a comeback in the flagship segment after a long hiatus with the Nokia 8. So what has Nokia to offer in comparison to its competitors? Running down the spec list the Nokia 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which in all honesty isn’t that impressive since most of the other flagships have about similar specs. But don’t let that be a downer. One notable feature of the Nokia when compared to its other siblings is its QHD IPS display, which is unusually small for its resolution but remains quite sharp and vibrant. Nokia states that the display is able to achieve up to 700 nits, which is quite bright. However, it cannot be compared to the AMOLED display of the Galaxy 8, which is said to achieve a jaw dropping 1000 nits of brightness. While brightness is important it should be noted that it can hurt the eyes if not set accordingly and used in a prolonged session. Nokia has decided to include a barebones stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat experience, which is a bonus since most manufacturers seem to like to cram as many features into their flagship. As they says simple is always best so Nokia gets credit where it is due.

While the Nokia 8 is marketed as a flagship smartphone, users shouldn’t be hard pressed to find that by default the Nokia 8 only has 64 GB of storage. While Apple may have offerings of 128 or even 256 GB, users should find that the Nokia 8 supports microSD cards for expanding the storage capacity. The included camera consists of a dual camera setup, which is beginning to be the common requirement of most flagships. It features a standard 13 MP RGB sensor and another 13 MP monochrome sensor, which allows for a much crisper image. One unique feature of the Nokia 8 is called the “bothie” functionality, whereby both the front and rear camera can be used simultaneously. While Samsung and other manufacturers may have had those features a few years back, it does not come close since the Nokia 8 is able to record in 4K while doing so, which can be taxing on the device. Another feature highlight which works alongside the camera is the Nokia OZO spatial feature. It allows the user to focus the sound before recording a video. This can be ideal when used in situations like a concert or even an interview. As for battery life, the Nokia 8 is somewhat above average with a battery capacity of 3090 mAh. The device should last a full day under normla use. Naturally, should users find the capacity to be insufficient, the Nokia 8 also supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0. Overall verdict of the Nokia 8 still remains to be seen. However, if Nokia wishes to re-capture a market once lost, they would have to be really innovative, since the Android market is overcrowded and competition is tough with more options coming out of China.

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.
5.3":

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.
0.16 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.
79.25%: 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: 2017-08-23)