After a rather long absence from the market, this year Nokia made a spectacular comeback. To be more exact, HMD Global brought back the fame of the brand. We’ve seen four new Nokia smartphones launch, the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5, the Nokia 6, and the Nokia 8. The latter is undoubtedly the company’s flagship smartphone of this year and it already gained a large number of fans, even though it has a rather dated design. The flagship launched a few weeks back and as of this week, it became available both in Germany and in Australia. While it sells for €579 ($690) in Germany, in Australia the same handset is a little more expensive bearing an AUD899 ($719) price tag. Even more, German customers will also get a 64 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card for their money.
The Nokia 8 is without a doubt the company’s flagship smartphone. It has powerful specs, despite its dated design. We are now used to seeing edge- to- edge screens and really slim bezels in flagship devices. The Nokia handset definitely doesn’t strike us as being a high- end device only by looking at it. Even so, it has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset on board as the current flagship devices and this makes is just as powerful as those are. It definitely doesn’t target people who like to think of their smartphones as fashion accessories. However, it is a solid handset that will most certainly be to the liking of many users.
The 5.3-inch display of the handset features a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The handset’s processor is paired with an Adreno 540 GPU, which makes it work flawlessly. As for the memory, the smartphone includes 4GB of it. Users can add up to 256GB extra storage to the device if the 64GB flash storage proves to be insufficient for them. The device’s 3090mAh battery might not be an impressive one but it is enough to easily take users through a normal day.
One of the best features of the Nokia 8 is its camera setup. On the back, users will find a dual 13MP setup with Zeiss Optics. On the front, there is another 13MP snapper for selfies and video calls. Even though the majority of flagship smartphones nowadays have impressive cameras, these are hard to equal. Also, the handset feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, which is a rather new standard, and it sports a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
All in all, the Nokia 8 is a good handset that offers really powerful specs and features. it might look a little dated, but it can offer exactly the same user experience as any other flagship smartphone. The Nokia 8 will be among the first devices to get the Android Oreo update, making it extremely desirable. Also, this handset is more affordable than many of the other flagship smartphones that launched this year. HMD Global really delivered a good device.
Source: Phone Arena