Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia released a Nokia 8 unit last year and even though the market was highly receptive of it, they knew that they did not really meet all the expectations of the market. To fix this blunder, give the lovers of the Nokia 8 and prospective buyers a new shot at technology, they released the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

So far, the device has generally shaped up to be everything we would have wanted to see last year with an extra creaming on top. It features a massive RAM on top of a decent CPU, brought great cameras on board and rounded that up with a strong battery.

If there is anything Nokia is known for, it’s that they have long-lasting units. For one, we think this is a Nokia unit that will make the brand name last on the lips of android lovers as much as the Finnish company’s battery lasts.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Key features

  • OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • SIM Type: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size: 5.5 Inches P-OLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~534 ppi density)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.5 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Back / Rear Camera: Dual: 12MP + 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3260 mAh (non-removable)

Nokia 8 Sirocco Features Overview

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To start with, the impressive 5.5 inch of screen that the Nokia 8 Sirocco beings on board makes for a solid, compact design. Working with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels which guarantees some 534 pixels per inch density, this is surely going to be one of the nicest 16M-coloured screens you’ll be looking at.

What we are not so impressed with in the screen department is that Nokia still stuck to the 16:9 aspect ratio when most upper midrange and flagships are now satisfying the market with 18:9 instead.

Thankfully, we can move on from that. The P-OLED screen is not all beauty though. According to the spec sheet, it will also be protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5 technology.

Reaching under the hood is where all the fun happens. Of course, that is where we have things like the massive 6GB RAM and an internal memory configuration of 128GB to report. Probing further, the device is revealed to be powered on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

nokia 8 sirocco back

Paired with an Adreno 504 GPU and CPU that promises to clock up to 2.5GHz, you will have to task this device more than normal to get it lagging. Should the internal memory not be sufficient for a user, they are welcome to expand it with the dedicated microSD card slot. Through that, users can get an extra 256GB to handle their business.

A premium build on the back sees Nokia marrying glass and metal to make a beautiful device. Another interesting feature on this back is the dual camera configuration. A first 12MP sensor will handle the image capturing while another 12MP sensor will deal with details, depth and other aspects of the photography. The front, on the other hand, makes use of a single 5MP snapper that will record videos of up to 1080p quality.

Supporting NFC configurations, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will also feature a fingerprint sensor on the back for additional security. Qualcomm’s chipset makes sure you have QuickCharge 4.0 to help the non-removable 3260mAh battery get to its full potential in lesser time.

nokia 8 sirocco

Running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with no additional skins from the manufacturer, Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available to prospective users in only Black colour options.

Nokia 8 Sirocco price and availability

Nokia 8 has not been announced for many markets yet. However, the device is proposed to sell in Europe from price starting from 750 EUR. Looking through Nigerian ecommerce platforms, preorders and sales have yet to start for the unit. We will update this section and page accordingly when something changes.

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Nokia 8 Sirocco Best Alternatives

Should you want something else, you can consider the newly launched Huawei Y9 (2018). It is in the same price range as the Nokia 8 Sirocco and even packs one more camera sensor (dual units on both front and back).

If you are sticking with Nokia, a Nokia 8 from last year is not different from the Sirocco variant by far. Nokia 7 is also a good unit from Nokia.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Detailed Specs

2G Network N/A
3G Network N/A
4G Network N/A
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Status Launched: February 2018

Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, April

Dimensions – 140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm
– Weight: –
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black
Cover Aluminium
Type – P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
Size 5.5 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~534 ppi density)
Memory And OS
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 128GB
OS Android 8.0 Nougat
Processors – Octa-core 2.5 GHz CPU
– Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
– Adreno 540
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port No 3.5mm jack
2G N/A
3G N/A
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Primary – Dual: 12Mp + 12MP
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5 MP
Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 495 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 22 h (3G)
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– ANT+ support
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level N/A

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1 Comment

  • What were these manufacturers thinking? 5MP front camera in this generation of selfie?! This comedy just broke my heart.

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