Nokia 8 specs and price

Nokia 8 on table
The new Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 is a flagship device from Nokia that can rival even the best devices from HTC, Samsung, and LG . With a price tag lower than even these competitors, this android device is worth your time.

This article highlights the main features of this device.

Nokia 8 Quick 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

Long before Android devices came to the market, Nokia has been known for their sturdy and appealing design. The Nokia 8 is generally great, but the design is pretty basic.Its body is made of metal and it has a well-polished finish. The metal body is a fingerprints magnet.There’s a little-raised aluminium rim around its dual-camera, and you’ll find a recessed, non-clicky home button/fingerprint sensor below the display; this is flanked by capacitive back and app-switching button. The 160g, 7.9mm thick device enjoys IP54 rating splash protection and comes in steel, blue and copper colour variants.

At 5.3″, the Nokia 8 sports a smaller screen size than most of its rivals. Notwithstanding, with ultra HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels(555 pi) you still get an incredible visual treat.

Camera

Its dual 13-megapixel rear camera setup is capable of taking reasonably well-balanced pictures, but it’s a considerable way short of the very best. The USP of the Nokia 8 is its front-facing camera. Its sharper-than-average 13-megapixel sensor matches that of the rear camera, and that’s because the two are intended to be used together in ‘Dual Sight’ mode.

Hardware and Software

The Nokia 8 is a smooth operator. With a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, supported by a 4GB RAM. this device can handle any tasks thrown at it. Nokia 8 offers a generous at 64 GB ROM expandable to 256GB with a microSD card.

The Nokia 8 runs the 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. It boasts a 3090mAh battery with fast charging capability.

Pricing and availability

Nokia 8 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 255,000 Naira to 350,000 Naira depending on your location.

General Features

  • 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

  • Display: 5.3-inch IPS Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (554ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Camera

  • 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

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB Storage

Network Support

  • 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)

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment

  • 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

  • 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

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • 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

Battery

  • Battery: 3090 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Fast Charging: Yes (Quick Charge 3.0)

Conclusion

The Nokia 8 marks a safe return to the flagship smartphone market for Nokia, although the company will need to improve with its next effort in order to truly compete with the other giants like it once did.

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