Nokia 8 Sirocco officially presented on February 25, 2018, at the MWC in Spain. Among a wide variety of novelties, this smartphone is the flagship of the line and shows how the company keeps its hand on the pulse in the development of mobile technologies. A distinctive feature of the smartphone was a chic POLED display, a metal case and a dual camera with Zeiss optics.
Review of Nokia 8 Sirocco
Many of us know the unsurpassed quality and reliability of Nokia phones. The company has always kept up with the times and fashion trends for electronic gadgets, devoting huge time to software development. It is worth recalling that all of the company’s products had well-designed and optimized components. What did Nokia prepare for this year in 2018 for her fans? A remake of the new Nokia 8110 4G and budgetary Nokia 1 have already impressed many, let’s begin the review of Nokia 8 Sirocco, the company’s premium smartphone.
Nokia 8 Sirocco – the new flagship smartphone company, ready to compete with the raw brands of the modern electronic goods market. What are its key features and how can it attract the buyer?
The premium class is felt in every millimeter of the novelty. 3D glass occupies the lion’s share of the front panel, more than 81%. The corners of the display are rounded and create a beautiful transition from glass to the metal housing.
Frame smartphone Nokia 8 Sirocco is made of stainless steel and finished in aluminum. On the rear panel, there are two lenses, a flash, and a fingerprint scanner. The assembly is quite reliable and dense. Taking the phone in hand, there is a feeling of heaviness, cold and prestige of the model. A huge plus to this is the moisture, dust protection standard IP67
Briefly about the characteristics
- Display. Physical size: 5.5 inches. Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels. Pixel density: 534 ppi Technology: P-OLED. Screen to body ratio: 81.15%. Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), ambient light sensor, proximity sensor.
- Camera. Basic: 12 megapixels. Flash: dual LED. The size of the aperture: F1.7. Pixel size: 1.4 microns, Optical zoom: 2.0 x, Equipment features: Dual camera (13MP, 47-degree viewing angle, aperture F2.6), Camcorder: 3840 × 2160 (4K). Front camera: 5 megapixels
- Iron. Chip system: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, Processor: Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm, Graphics processor: Adreno 540, System memory: 6 GB RAM, Built-in storage: 128 GB, Storage expansion: up to 256 GB
- Battery: 3260 mAh, wireless charging Qi
- Communication. CDMA: 800 MHz, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz, LTE (FDD): Ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28 , LTE (TDD): Groups 38, 39, 40, 41, Data: LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbps), HSPA, HSUPA, Bluetooth: 5.0, Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, compass, hall (for flip-cases), barometer
- Connector : USB Type-C
- Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
- Materials: Main body: glass; Accents: Aluminum
- Other : Protection against water and dust according to IP 67
- Color of case : black
The display matrix is based on POLED technology, has amazing color reproduction, display quality, and viewing angles. Protection from external factors is provided by the protective glass of 3D Corning Gorilla Glass of the 5th generation. The physical screen size is 5.5 “ with HD resolution. The company did not go on about modern trends and did not equip the device with a display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9.+
The display has enlarged borders in the upper and lower parts. At the top are the front camera and sensors. But in appearance, this nuance is not reflected at all, the display looks like a single whole.
The hardware of the smartphone Nokia 8 is not mega sovremenny, which boasts manufacturers of smartphones, (for example, Samsung S9 has a top-end processor), but it is quite new and productive. Nokia created a novelty based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system chip and the Andreo 540 graphics chip. The developers carried out a good optimization of the parameters and expanded the RAM up to 6 GB.
The smartphone is controlled by the Android 8 Oreo platform, a fairly “clean” version of the OS. Nokia 8 Sirocco is in the Android One program, which means that all updates will “arrive” promptly. Fans of the Google interface will love it.
Sirocco provided a sufficiently capacious battery for 3260 mAh, which is a compartment with excellent characteristics will allow you to enjoy your work or entertainment for a very long time with your brand-new smartphone. In addition to this, a quick and wireless charging function is available according to the Qi standard.
Nokia 8 Sirocco is equipped with a dual camera with Zeiss optics. One lens is quite standard, with a resolution of 12 MP, but has an excellent aperture of F1.7, a second telephoto lens with 13 MP resolution, aperture of F2.6 and an angle of 47 degrees. This combination allows you to get luxurious quality photos and excellent “Bokeh” when shooting portraits. With video shooting, the phone is also all right. You have 4K videos available to you.
Good news is waiting for fans to manually adjust the camera. In the application manual settings are available, with which you will be able to make adjustments to the white balance, ISO value, and you can play with the shutter speed.+
Nokia 8 Sirocco has flagship specifications, except for the processor. Here is the chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which was the flagship for most of last year’s smartphones. 2018 is the year of Snapdragon 845, so it’s a little strange why the flagship Nokia is not equipped with this newest processor.
However, the performance of Snapdragon 835 does not cause any problems – the system runs smoothly, and applications are launched quickly. On board, Nokia 8 has 6 GB of RAM, which is more than enough, as well as 128 GB of internal memory. Some people will be disappointed by the lack of a microSD card slot, but again, 128 GB will be enough for the average user.
The P-OLED display resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, all on the 5.5-inch screen of the Nokia 8 Sirocco looks bright, colorful, incredibly sharp. The smartphone is ideal for watching movies and videos.
The glass back panel supports wireless Qi charging, and the 3260 mAh battery will power the gadget for a full working day. The device also has a waterproof IP67 that will allow it to withstand submersion under water, to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes.
Than Nokia 8 Sirocco is better than the others
Juho Sarvikas, product director for HMD Global, says that Nokia 8 will change the way that phones are designed. I categorically disagree with him. So far, he reminds me of an illegitimate child between the iPhone and the faceless smartphone on Android.
Frameless display now has every second new phone, and the vertical location of the main camera and the absence of a jack for headphones are clearly copied from the technician to iOS. According to the characteristics so far, I can not say anything, they are quite average as for the flagships. It takes time to understand how this phone will behave in everyday life. Also check Nokia 7 Plus.
Specifications Of Nokia 8 Sirocco
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||140.9 x 73 x 7.5 mm (5.55 x 2.87 x 0.30 in)|
|Build||Front/back Gorilla Glass 5, stainless steel frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP67 certified – dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|DISPLAY||Type||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~81.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~534 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– Always-on display|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP (f/2.0, 1.4µm), 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio|
– Nokia OZO audio with 3 mics
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0)|
– Wireless charging (Qi)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– ANT+ support
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 495 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 22 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 11 h|
|Price||About 750 EUR|
Advantages of Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Beautiful design.
- Conveniently located in the hand.
- Good specifications.
- Fast camera.
- Android OS 8.0 Oreo.
Disadvantages of Nokia 8
- The edges are too sharp.
- The buttons merge with the body and are not pressed properly.
- No headphone jack.
Syed Arslan is a senior review and News writer at 1review2day, focusing on upcoming smart devices. He previously worked for Fortune Magazine, and he has 4 years of experience. He loves testing out new gadgets and complaining about them. He is the ghost of all failed Kickstarters. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org