Nokia 8 is an impressive smartphone unlike any other Android device you have seen from its famous maker before now. It boasts features that will rival some of the big players on the market, including a flagship grade processor.
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Nokia 8 Key Specs & Features
- 5.3-inch IPS Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (554ppi)
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU with 3GB/4GB RAM
- Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- 64GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- Dual 13MP Rear Camera and 13MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data (up to 450 Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
- 3090 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Design and Display
Nokia 8 flaunts a sleek, elegant design. Its body is made of metal and has a well polished finish. But this means you have a potential fingerprint magnet here. The 160g, 7.9mm thick device enjoys splash protection and comes in steel, blue and copper colour variants.
With a super sharp display in the mix, the Nokia 8 is built for awesome visuals. The 5.3-inch unit boasts ultra HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. You are looking at pixel density of almost 555 pixels per inch.
Nokia 8 is another of the increasing number of smartphones offering dual rear camera setup. Both shooters on the back have 13 megapixels. These aren’t just regular cameras, but ones made by Carl Zeiss. One takes colour shots, while the other shoots in monochrome (black and white). They work together to deliver superb images.
There is also a robust 13 megapixel shooter on the front for selfies. Nokia 8 also offers a feature that allows you combine images taken by both the rear and front cameras.
Hardware and Software
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor ticking away under the hood, the Nokia 8 is set to impress. The 64-bit CPU receives support for its tasks from 4GB RAM. Tests suggest performance compares well to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Nokia 8 offers a generous at 64 GB storage and you can expand it with a microSD card by up to 256GB. The high-end phone boots latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.
Other Specs and Features
There is a front mounted fingerprint scanner on the Nokia 8. It comes with a reversible USB Type-C port. As one would expect, the phone supports lightning fast 4G LTE browsing experience.
Wireless connectivity features include speedy Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth (version 5.0). Powering the whole package is a 3,090mAh juicer. There is promise of virtual surround sound with Nokia Ozo Audio algorithms.
Nokia will support LTE on MTN, Glo Mobile, 9Mobile, NTel, and Smile in Nigeria.
Pricing and availability
Nokia 8 is not yet available in Nigeria, Kenya, or Ghana. It will start shipping worldwide in September 2017 starting at a price of around €599.
We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, Nokia 8 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 255,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira depending on your location.
Nokia 8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Nokia 8 Smartphone:
- Platform: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core & 1.8GHz quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
- GPU: Adreno 540
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
- Dimension: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 160 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM or Single SIM
- Display: 5.3-inch IPS Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (554ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Rear Camera: Dual 13MP Camera, up to 2160p ultra HD 4K Video
- Rear Camera Features: dual LED Flash, HDR, Laser & PDAF Autofocus, Carl Zeiss Optics, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
- Front Camera: 13 MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 900MHz
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 450Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes (Stereo)
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No (Dust and Splash Resistant – IP54 certified)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3090 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes (Quick Charge 3.0)