Nokia 8

Nokia has launched the Nokia 8 to atop its current list of Android powered phones, the list that has seen the likes of Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.

The Nokia 8 is a very powerful smartphone in terms of specs and features, it sports a Quad HD display and has dual back camera, combining two 13 megapixels cameras.

As you would expect, the Nokia 8 is a flagship device so it won’t have a low price tag but does it have worthy specifications to compensate its price? Let’s glance through it key specs.

Key Specs of the Nokia 8

  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano)
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • Screen Size : 5.3 Inches Quad HD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB versions
  • Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB versions
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB
  • Back Camera: 13MP dual camera with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • Front-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3090 mAh non-removable

Nokia 8 Features Overview

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Nokia 8 crams a 5.3 inches screen with a quad HD display, the resolution is set at 1440 by 2560 pixel with an impressive 554 PPI (Pixels Per-square Inch). The screen is protected by a corning Gorilla glass 5.

There’s a powerful Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU and a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, the device has a 6GB and 4GB RAM version.

The 4GB RAM version will carry 64GB worth of internal storage space while the 6GB RAM version host 128GB of ROM. Nokia comes running the Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

For photography and videography, the Nokia 8 uses a dual rear camera with dual LED flash, the two cameras are both 13 megapixels with f/2.0 aperture. In the front is another 13 megapixels camera.

Nokia 8 has a non-removable battery capacity of 3090 mAh, the device features flash charge 3.0 technology. Some other features in the device includes front-mounted fingerprint scanner, heart rate counter and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

The Nokia 8’s body design is sleek and beautiful, it is available in Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper colors. The new Nokia flagship is dual Nano SIM based and supports 4G network option.

Nokia 8 price in Nigeria is around 254,000 naira which is about 705 USD (launching price), the price may vary according to your location in the country. The device will go live for purchase from September and will be available through various online stores.

Other phones to consider

When you think of best alternatives to the Nokia 8 with similar premium features, you will want to consider other flagships phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

But if you want to consider more budget-friendly phones, consider the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices, Huawei Y7 Prime, Tecno CX and Infinix Note 4 Pro, they are mid-range smartphones with great features.

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Nokia 8 Detailed Specs Below

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network 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)
SIM Dual Nano SIM
Status Available: September 2017
Dimensions – 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm
– Weight: 160g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
Cover Aluminium with IP54 certified – dust and splash resistant cover
Type – Quad HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
– Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Size 5.3 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 554 Pixels Per-square Inch
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 256GB (No Dedicated Slot)
Internal 64GB or 128GB
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Processors – Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) CPU
– Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset
– Adreno 540 GPU
RAM 4GB or 6GB
Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port – 3.5mm jack
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Nokia OZO audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
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 13 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features: 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary 13MP Camera
Capacity 3090mAh Li-Ion battery (Non-removable)
Talk time
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, heart rate
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– ANT+ support
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level About 254,000 naira (705 USD).

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  • I just got the infinix note 4 and unlike my former note 2, the videos auto play even before playing them on the video player but on the note 4 it doesn’t, why?

    • That should probably be due to the difference in Android version between the two, the Infinix Note 4 has an earlier Android version than the Note 2 so the auto play feature might have been removed. You can find an app on playstore to offer you this feature if want.

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