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Pros

  • Build quality
  • Performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is great if perhaps a little under-utilised
  • The best IPS LCD screen to date
  • Nokia heritage – may there be many more

Cons

  • One-day battery life but offset by Qualcomm 3.0 fast charge (if you have the charger with you)
  • Camera gives mid-range results – but that may be solved by software and firmware updates
  • 16:9 screen seems so ‘wide.”
  • IP54 rating is disappointing but fine for a mid-range device

Nokia 8 brief specifications

  • Snapdragon quad-core 835 processor 5 and 4×1.8 GHz, Adreno 540 GPU
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS 2.1 storage, microSD to 256GB and USB-C 3.1 (5 Gb/s) OTG to 2TB
  • 5.3” IPS LCD, 2560 x 1440, 16:9 format, covered in Gorilla Glass 5, 69.4% screen to body ratio
  • 3090 mAh battery and Qualcomm 3.0 fast charge (no wireless charge)
  • LTE Cat 9 450/50Mb/s
  • Wi-Fi AC dual-band MIMO, Wi-Di and Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5 coupled with aptX HD and 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • 5 mm Audio Jack, three microphones with OZO 360° binaural recording
  • Dual 13MP, 12um, f/2.0 rear colour and mono camera and front 13MP
  • Size: 151.5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm c 160g
  • Colours: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
  • Fingerprint sensor

Ratings (based on mid-range $500-600 criteria)

 

  • Overall:  4.1 – higher if you can bag a bargain
  • Features: 4 out of 5 – needs IP68 waterproofing
  • Value for Money: 4 out of 5 – at $899 forget it but shop around and knock this rating up a notch
  • Performance: 5 out of 5 – All performance parameters are top drawer
  • Ease of Use: 4 out of 5 – easy to install but Android 8 update is huge
  • Design: 3.5 out of 5 – minimalist older style – Nokia has not yet defined its unique style

Price:

$899 but shop around as it is a true bargain at under $600

Nokia 8 – now with Android 8 (review)
Price (RRP): $899 Manufacturer: Nokia
The best Nokia currently has to offer
Not really a flagship class device - but a spectacular mid-range device
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