NOKIA 8: The Slick and Powerful

NOKIA has let the nostalgia kick in releasing a bunch of new devices, among which the flagship is NOKIA 8, only this time it’s gonna be a dream realized for multiple fans with a NOKIA smartphone running on android which might just boost the sales manifold. So let’s see what the new NOKIA 8 has in store for us.

Specs and User Experience

The NOKIA 8 is backed up by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which is the standard processor for all the flagship these days, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage the device is fairly quick. Powered by a 3,090 mAh battery, the device can last you long and comes with quick charging. The device can go head to head with the Samsung S8, easily handling whatever you throw at it, heavy gaming or multiple applications. Call quality was excellent with good 4G connectivity. Heat management engineering and IP54 splash resistance are plus points. It comes with Nougat 7.1.1 with minimal bloatware which makes for a smooth experience and the phone is set for an update to Oreo.

Design and Display

The NOKIA comes with a minimal design focusing on the essentials with 6000-series aluminum polished metal body giving it a slick and smart look although is quick to catch fingerprints. The phone comes with 4 color variants: Tempered Blue, Polished Blue, Steel and Polished Copper. On the bottom bezel is an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner also working as the home button; on either side are the capacitive touch buttons. On the bottom is the type-c USB port plus the mono speaker which does not distort even on maximum volume, however might get covered up with your hand during your viewing experience, a headphone jack is present.

 

NOKIA 8 has an extremely sharp 5.3″ display and does quite well even in bright lighting thanks to the HD (1440×2560) resolution and 16:9 ratio. The display is QHD IPS LCD protected with Corning gorilla glass 5. It’s got great color density and holds its own even in direct sunlight.

Camera

This one has a dual camera setup on the back, with some differences from regular smartphone cameras. The 13MP monochrome and RGB sensors powered with the original Carl Zeiss optics have one taking shots in black and white which make for really dramatic portraits and the other in color, both capable of shooting in 4k. Backed up with a dual tone LED flash the camera is capable of providing wide angle shots with colors deepening a little extra thanks to the two sensors. The front facing camera is also a 13MP with f/2.0 aperture same as the rear but provides for a new trick. NOKIA has come up with a new concept of ‘BOTHIE’ which allows you to take use of both the front and rear facing cameras and shoot pictures and videos with a split screen setup allowing you to capture both sides of the story. Moreover there is a way to take this new feature directly to YouTube or Facebook if you want to show off the view to its fullest. One setback may be that it provides not so brilliant lowlight photos.

 

Wrapping up, this device promises a fairly brilliant user experience with software updates lined up, the camera comes with some neat tricks and performance is with no hiccups. The display is crisp and the phone is designed to be smart. Priced at Rs. 36,999, the NOKIA 8 might be considered better than the Oneplus 5, but might not appeal to some looking for an exciting experience. Concluding, we can say that NOKIA is back and ready to take the tech world on whether it is with this device or the ones upcoming as it finally understands the market demands.

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