Nokia 8: Snapdragon 835, dual camera from Zeiss and 5.3 inches

Nokia 8: Snapdragon 835, dual camera from Zeiss and 5.3 inches

HMD has presented with the Nokia 8 the first flagship of the returned Finnish brand. The smartphone is full of up-to-date technology, old acquaintances and should be particularly convincing in photo and video recordings.

Under the bonnet of the Nokia 8, the Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform from Qualcomm is currently the most powerful system-on-a-chip of the provider, which is also used in the HTC U11 (test) or Sony Xperia XZ Premium (test). With a heatpipe and a ” graphite shielding “, the smartphone should remain cool and keep the power upright. The silicon is supported by four gigabytes of memory. The internal user memory is 64 gigabytes and is expandable via microSD. Those who do without the memory expansion can also use a second SIM card in the nano-SIM format.

Aluminum housing with IP54 and 5.3 inch

The hardware is surrounded by a housing made of 6000-aluminum, which is protected against splash water by IP54. Other top models like the Samsung Galaxy S8 (test) or the LG G6 (test) are also protected against immersion in water with IP67. The 5.3-inch IPS display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and resolves at 1,440 × 2,560 pixels. With a brightness of up to 700 cd / m², the screen of the Nokia 8 is also very bright. The battery has a nominal charge of 3.090 mAh and supports Quick Charge 3.0. Loads via a USB Type C connection according to standard 3.0.

Nokia and Zeiss are again a team

To re-establish itself in the successful times of Nokia, HMD for the new top model also on the cooperation with an old companion: the dual camera of the smartphone comes with Zeiss optics. Already a decade ago Nokia and Zeiss worked together on smartphone cameras.

Both cameras on the back release with 13 megapixels, as with the Huawei Mate 9 (test) or P10 (test) is a sensor for color photographs and a sensor for monochrome images. The aperture aperture of both cameras is f / 2.0, focusing is by phase detection as well as by laser. The color sensor is also equipped with an optical image stabilizer.

“Bothie” with front and main camera

As a special feature of the Nokia 8, HMD highlights the DualSight feature, which is used to create photos and videos from the front and main camera at the same time – based on Selfies with the front camera, HMD calls the results “Bothies”. Also a Livestream for Facebook and YouTube is only one touch away in the camera app.

In video recordings, HMD emphasizes the recording with spatial sound that originates from Nokia’s (not HMDs) camera department Ozo. In addition to ” 360 ° room sound ” should be synonymous with ambient noise can be filtered out particularly well.

Stock Android with monthly patches

As announced at the Mobile World Congress 2017 for the models Nokia 3, 5 and 6, the Nokia 8 with unchanged Android 7.1.1 appears. In addition to fast updates to new versions, HMD also promises monthly safety updates. In addition, HMD has collaborated with Google for unlimited storage on Google Photos, so that all recorded photos can be backed up there.

Price and availability

The Nokia 8 is expected to arrive in September at an “average price” of 599 euros in the colors Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue and Steel on the market. The smartphone can be pre-ordered with O2 at a price of 577 euros, which is called the 6th September as delivery date. Those who pre-order there also receive the hybrid Smartwatch Nokia Steel, formerly known as Withings Activité, free of charge.

Nokia 8
(upon publication)
Android 7.1
display: 5.30 inches
1.440 x 2.560, 554 ppi
IPS, Gorilla Glass 5
Service: Touch
fingerprint sensor
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 × Kryo 280, 2.50 GHz
4 × Kryo 280, 1.80 GHz
10 nm, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 540
R.A.M: 4,096 MB
Storage: 64 GB (+ microSD)
Camera: 13.0 MP, 2160p
dual LED, f / 2.0, AF, OIS
Secondary camera: 13.0 MP, f / 2.0, AF
Front camera: 13.0 MP
Display Flash, f / 2.0, AF
LTE: Yes
↓ 450 ↑ 50 Mbps
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth: 5.0
tracking Systems: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Other Standards: USB 3.1 Type C, NFC
SIM card: Nano SIM, Dual SIM
Battery pack: 3.090 mAh
permanently installed
Size (W × H × D): 73.7 × 151.5 × 7.90 mm
protection: IP54
Mass: 160 g
Price: 599 €


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