|Manufacturer||FIH Mobile (Foxconn)|
|Slogan||Share both sides of the story|
|Predecessor||Nokia Lumia 930 |
|Successor||Nokia 8 Sirocco |
|Dimensions||151.5 mm × 73.7 mm × 7.9 mm (5.96 in × 2.90 in × 0.31 in)|
|Mass||160 g (5.64 oz)|
|Operating system||Original: Android 7.1.1 "Nougat"|
Current: 9.0 "Pie" (without Treble)
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz & 4x1.9 GHz) Kryo|
|Memory||4 or 6 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB|
|Removable storage||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3090 mAh|
|Display||5.3 in (13 cm) 2560 x 1440p QHD (554 ppi) 2.5D curved IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 5|
|Rear camera||13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Monochrome) with ZEISS optics, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 76.9° view, PDAF, IR rangefinder, dual-tone flash|
|Front camera||13 MP PDAF, 1.12 μm, f/2.0 aperture, 78.4° view, display flash|
|Sound||Bottom mounted loud speaker, Nokia OZO 360° audio (For Recording Video Only), Dolby Atmos compatible decoding, active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone|
|Connectivity||• 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack|
• Bluetooth 5.0
• USB 3.1 via USB-C port
|Other||NFC, IP54 splash resistance|
The Nokia 8 model no. TA-1004 is a flagship Nokia-branded smartphone running the Android operating system. Announced on 16 August 2017 in London, England by HMD Global, the phone began sales in Europe in September 2017. Nokia 8 is the first high-end Nokia-branded device since the Nokia Lumia 930 in 2014. An improved version, the Nokia 8 Sirocco, was announced on 25 February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Nokia 8 has a 5.3-inch display and averages 7.3 mm thick and 4.3 mm thick at the edges. It is available in four colors: Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, and Steel. The device features a full-length graphite-shielded copper cooling pipe for efficient cooling. The phone is not water-resistant, but is IP54 splash-resistant.
The Nokia 8 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU, backed by either 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage (Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Copper-coloured models), or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage (Polished Blue). Both are expandable with microSD cards. The QHD display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The device has a USB-C port.
Cameras and multimedia
The Nokia 8 is the first Nokia-branded phone to feature a dual-lens camera system. The rear camera module includes a set of two 13 MP sensors, of which one is an RGB sensor, and the other a monochrome sensor. The rear camera is equipped with optical image stabilization (OIS), f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, an IR rangefinder, and a dual-LED flash.
The front and rear cameras' combined standout feature is an advanced dualphotographic image camera (rebranded "Bothie" by Nokia), where the cameras can be used simultaneously by dividing the screen into a split-image setup, a technology Nokia calls Dual-Sight mode. Both the front and main cameras use ZEISS optics.
Video recording can be done in resolutions of 2160p at 30fps (4K) and 1080p at 30fps (FHD), with single-touch live streaming to social networks. The cellphone contains several microphones able to record spatial audio 360° with binaural audio codecs, providing high fidelity playback through OZO Audio technology, which was derived from the Nokia OZO camera. The phone is equipped with a single bottom mounted loudspeaker, so is not fully Dolby Atmos compatible.
It is equipped with Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack. These audio outputs use OZO spatial audio playback to produce high quality 360° surround sound from stereo speakers (or ear buds) and use decoding standards compatible with Dolby Atmos and other earlier surround sound standards.
Like the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, the device ran a near-stock version of Android 7.1.1 "Nougat" on release. One difference is the camera mobile app, so as to cater for the phone's Dual-Sight feature. It also comes with an always-on display, similar to Nokia's previous Glance Screen on the Nokia Lumia series.
On 24 November 2017, HMD started rolling out a partial (excluding the Treble feature for device independent system updates) software upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. The main rollout was phased over two days, however some network operators released the software upgrade in the following weeks.
In December 2018, Android 9.0 Pie was made available for the Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 generally received positive reviews. James Peckam of TechRadar praised the device for its “beautiful design, especially with shiny effect, dual-sensor rear camera with interesting software, and gorgeous QHD display”, while criticising the “lack of unique features, slightly higher price and lack of waterproofing”. Andrew Hoyle of CNET praised the performance and battery, while criticising the “lack of some cutting-edge features for a high-end phone in 2017, like waterproofing and a slim, standout design”. Rehan Hooda of Firstpost praised the software, display and performance, while criticising the camera.
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