At one point of time, Nokia was the most trusted mobile brand in the world. Here in India, Nokia was known for making no-nonsense phones, so when the brand was re-launched with a line of devices, the excitement was pretty justified. The first phone in the new range was Nokia 6, and Nokia 6 price in India at the time of launch was decent at Rs. 14,999. Soon after, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 were launched, but the most interesting device in the lineup is definitely Nokia 8. In this review, we will talk about this device in general, with a small guide on whether you should consider this.
Experience Android on Nokia
The whole idea of having stock-Android devices from Nokia made headlines for the right reasons. Nokia 8 is the most expensive for the lot, priced at Rs. 36,999. Of course, some of the online stores are offering decent discounts on the model now. Let’s start with the initial blip, which is the design. At Rs. 36,999, Nokia 8 is the best design you will find in the range, which has remained a matter of concern for many buyers. Basically, the design doesn’t pack anything new and is kind of uninspiring. If you can go past that, Nokia 8 runs on the Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is a standard for most of the stock-Android devices of this range. There is no bloat on the software, so expect nothing but the best Android performance.
Things to know
The 5.3-inch Nokia 8 is a pretty handy device and fits into the hand perfectly. It is loaded with 64 GB of internal storage with 4GB of RAM, which is kind of decent, and yes, you have two SIM slots for the phone, both with 4G support. It runs on Android 7.1.1 out of the box, but expect to get more updates in days to come. The device has a dual-camera setup. The 13MP camera works pretty fine, and the dual-camera setup ensures that the color and contrast of images remain the best. However, in low light, the camera performance isn’t the best in class, so that’s kind of disappointing.
Nokia 8 is a nice device for the price, especially if you don’t mind the boring design. Of course, it brings the nostalgia attached to this brand back to the forte, so that’s something that Nokia loyalists will be excited about.