In 2017, Nokia made an impressive return to the smartphone arena, capturing the attention of enthusiasts worldwide. Among the lineup, the flagship Nokia 8 stood out as a testament to the brand’s resurgence. In this article, we’ll delve into the Nokia 8’s specifications and assess whether it has the potential to revive Nokia’s former glory.
Nokia 8 Price in Nigeria
the Nokia 8 is available in Nigeria with prices starting from N150,000. Keep in mind that prices may fluctuate due to factors such as exchange rates and location.
- Release Date: October, 2017
- Network Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Body Dimension: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
- Operating System: Android 7.1 (Nougat), 8.1 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Display: 5.3 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels (554 ppi)
- RAM: 4GB, 6GB
- SIM: Nano-SIM or Hybrid Dual SIM
- Internal Memory: 64GB, 128GB
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
- Networks: 2G, 3G & 4G (GSM, HSPA, LTE)
- Camera: 13MP PDAF & laser AF (Main), 13MP (Selfie)
- Battery: 3,090 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
- Additional Features: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Design and Body
The Nokia 8 boasts a sleek, elegant design, earning its place as one of the standout phones of 2017. Its aluminum and glass body, coupled with metal edges, exudes sophistication. The Nokia logo is prominently displayed on the rear, adding to its aesthetic appeal. While not waterproof, it is splash-resistant (IP54 rating), providing a level of protection against the elements.
The Nokia 8 is available in four striking colour variants: tempered blue, polished blue, steel, and polished copper. Note that the polished models may benefit from a protective case to prevent minor scratches.
Featuring a 5.3-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and an impressive pixel density of 554 ppi, the Nokia 8 offers vibrant visuals. The LCD panel’s brightness of over 700 nits ensures visibility even in direct sunlight. The inclusion of a fingerprint scanner enhances security and convenience.
With a 3,090mAh battery, the Nokia 8 may not boast the largest capacity, but its power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset ensures efficient use of power. Under heavy usage, it can comfortably last a day on a single charge. The device also incorporates a cooling system, aiding in temperature management and extending battery life. Fast charging capability allows for quick top-ups.
The Nokia 8 introduces a dual rear camera setup powered by Carl Zeiss optics. Comprising two 13MP shooters, one RGB and one monochrome, it excels in various lighting conditions. Additionally, a 13MP front camera provides excellent selfie capabilities. While the images may not match the sharpness of some competitors, the Nokia 8 offers impressive photography capabilities.
Processor and Other Features
Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB RAM, the Nokia 8 delivers efficient performance. The absence of bloatware ensures a clean Android experience. Bluetooth 5.0 enhances connectivity options.
While the Nokia 8 may not be the absolute best phone on the market today, it undoubtedly offers a compelling package for those who hold the Nokia brand in high regard. With its striking design, capable camera setup, and efficient performance, the Nokia 8 is a flagship worth considering.