HMD Global has recently unveiled their hitman smartphone, the Nokia 8.
Nokia 8 is going to be the company’s first flagship ever since it has entered the world of Android.
The smartphone offers some premium specifications and is one of the most awaited devices of the year as well. That being said, will the Nokia 8 be the game-changer for the company or not? Let’s find out.
Nokia 8: Design and Display
The device has all that’s required to be called a flagship. Though the design language of the Nokia 8 is reminiscent of the devices the company has launched in the past times, it can’t be considered a bad one after all. With an attractive and slim (as far as Nokia devices are concerned, this one is by far the skinniest member of the family) unibody design with curved edges, the device feels great in hand.
The average thickness of the smartphone is 7.3mm which goes as less as 4.6mm at the thinnest point and 7.9mm at the thickest. Nokia 8 comes in four color variants – matte silver, matte blue, polished blue, and polished copper. No matter how great the rear looks, it is a fingerprint magnet for sure.
On the front, we get a 5.3-inch QHD 2,560 x 1,440 IPS LCD display with 700 nits of brightness. This is, by far, the best display from the company and Nokia 8 can certainly compete with any other flagship of the current times as far as the display is concerned.
There is a fingerprint scanner at the front which doubles as the home button as well. The response time won’t be considered ultra-responsive by any means, but it certainly gets the job done.
There is one thing worth noticing in the front design of the device, that is the rather wide bezels. In the era where almost all the companies are trying to go bezel-less (Take an example of the affordable LG Q6), HMD could have tried to at least minimize the bezels somewhat.
Nokia 8: The camera
Any conversation about Nokia devices is incomplete without giving a prior mention to their cameras. After all, Nokia was, once, the King of mobile cameras during the Non-Android days.
For the Nokia 8, HMD has partnered with Zeiss which means only one thing – we are going to get one heck of a camera experience with the device.
The rear shooter makes use of two sensors: one color and one monochrome. The Image Fusion Technology looks promising. It results in images with amazing depths and a great contrast.
Both the rear sensors are 13MP, and so is the front camera. The company has come up with a new, weirdly named camera feature, dubbed the bothie. Nokia wants the users to use the Nokia 8 as the ultimate device for telling your story and the bothie mode would let you do just that.
Nokia 8: Verdict
The future looks promising for Nokia 8 owing to the powerful processor and solid looks. It is eventually going to boil down to the price tag the company hangs with the device. If HMD manages to release the device at a compelling price, there are no doubts whatsoever that the sales of the device will break some records for sure.
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