Before smartphones were all the rage, Nokia was once known as the kings of mobile phones. Since the industry has shifted its focus towards smartphones, Nokia has struggled to stay relevant. 2017 was the year that became a turning point for the brand as they were looking to regain its former glory by introducing their own line of smartphones. Amongst the smartphone models offered by Nokia is the Nokia 8. Seeing that Nokia is relatively new in the smartphone industry, the smartphone is a commendable effort that shows off Nokia’s potential going forward in the smartphone business.
Design and Display
The Nokia 8 is easily the most handsome Nokia phone to date as it undergoes a rigorous 40-stage process of machining, anodizing, and polishing. It has an aluminium unibody design, giving it a premium look. The edges of the smartphone curves down which makes it fit comfortably in the hand. Display-wise, the Nokia 8 is fitted with a 5.3-inch LCD screen with a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel QHD resolution. At 700 nits of brightness, the phone’s display is easily legible even under glaring sunlight. Thanks to the QHD display, content such as text, images, and video look sharp and crystal clear.
Being Nokia’s first flagship in years, it is not surprising that the brand has equipped the Nokia 8 with impressive specifications. One of the main highlights of the smartphone is its camera. Following the latest trends of smartphones today, the Nokia 8 sports a dual-sensor rear camera. The cameras can capture bokeh-style images with blurred backgrounds, a characteristic that is commonly found in photos taken by high-end flagships and DSLR cameras. The powerful cameras can handle low-light photography with ease thanks to the ZEISS optics that power both the front and back camera. The camera also comes with a flurry of extra features, a notable one being the “Bothie” mode. This feature uses both the front and rear cameras at the same time so that users can capture what is behind and in front of your phone simultaneously for split-screen photos and video.
In terms of power, the Nokia 8 gives the bigger boys a run for their money. It is powered by a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. You can expect buttery-smooth navigation and multitasking on the device. The phone can also handle any game effortlessly without showing any signs of lagging. Nokia has also added a full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield which helps to dissipate system heat across the full body of the phone.
Another highlight of the Nokia 8 is its solid battery life as it is built upon the cutting-edge Qualcoom Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform. The phone can comfortably last through the entire day on a single full charge even under intensive usage. The phone is also equipped with a liquid cooling system which prevents the device from getting too hot. The device also comes with Quick Charge 3.0 to cut short the charging time.