Nokia 8 Review: Comeback is real

Intro

Nokia 8

RM 2299.00
Nokia 8
8.8

Build Quality

9/10

Accessories

8/10

Audio

8/10

Display

9/10

Camera

9/10

Software & Features

9/10

Performance

10/10

Battery Life

9/10

Value

10/10

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Great 5.3-inch 1440p IPS display
  • Balanced rear and front camera quality
  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
  • QuickCharge 3.0
  • Pure Android experience
  • Nokia OZO audio
  • Excellent value

Cons

  • IP54 splash resistant only
  • Missing OIS for front camera
  • Overly simplified camera app

Nokia 8 Review

The Nokia 8 was launched by HMD Global in Malaysia. It is the flagship Android device that everyone has been waiting for. It is the big come back for the brand itself since the smartphone wave took them out almost a decade ago.

I spent 2 weeks with the phone as my daily driver and here’s why I think Nokia is making a big come back.

Nokia 8 Specifications

Nokia 8
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 835 (4 x Kyro @ 2.45 GHz + 4 x Kyro @ 1.9 GHz)
Adreno 540
RAM4 GB (all colours) / 6 GB (Polished Blue)
Storage64 GB (all colours) / 128 GB (Polish Blue)
Supporting MicroSD card up to 256 GB
Display5.3 inches
1440p
IPS LCD
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera (rear)13 MP (Colour + OIS)
13 MP (Monochrome)
27mm f/2.0, PDAF, IR range finder, dual-tone flash
Camera (front)13 MP
PDAF
28mm f/2.0
BatteryNon-removable 3090mAh
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano or MicroSD)
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FeaturesFingerprint scanner
IP54
Nokia OZO Audio, 3-mics

Unboxing

Nokia 8 Review

What’s in the box:

  • Nokia 8
  • Quick Charge 3.0 charging adapter
  • USB-C cable
  • Earphones
  • User manual & warranty info
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