We all know Zeiss is the king of camera, so the Nokia 8 met my expectation because I am a camera freak. Though Nokia now has a section dedicated to camera, OZO, which was brought in to design the microphones and capturing algorithms for the phone.
All said, HMD aimed this device at those who are content marketers because of the device's powerful video capturing ability.
SEE ALSO: INFINIX HOT 5 PRO SPECS AND PRICES
The Nokia 8 films 4k video and it can be livestreamed to YouTube and facebook. Also, another amazing camera feature on the Nokia 8 is the picture-in-picture mode that shows clips from both the front and rear cameras live! You can see pictures from both ends.
Besides the massive camera, the Nokia 8 comes in a furnished Aluminium body and offers IP54 resistance. HMD did make it a bit on the small side for a flagship - most Android top dogs are well past a 5.3" screen. Of course, some will view this as a good thing, not everyone wants a large phone.
The device comes with a Qualcom Snapdragon 835 chipset. HMD and Nokia tinkered with some internals of the Nokia 8 (especially relating to camera image and audio processing), but the Android OS is as it came out of the factory. That will allow for fast updates when the time comes.
Nokia 8 at a glance:
Body: 6000 series aluminum, IP54 splash resistance
Screen: 5.3" IPS LCD, QHD resolution (554ppi), 700 nits brightness; Gorilla Glass 5; Always On Display
OS: Android 7.1 Nougat (basically stock)
Platform: Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage (microSD card slot)
Main camera: two 13MP sensors (color + monochrome), 1.12µm pixels, Zeiss lens with f/2.0 aperture; OIS on the color sensor, Laser and phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
Video: 4K video capture, 360° spatial surround sound with 3 microphones; YouTube and Facebook livestreaming (with picture-in-picture)
Selfie camera: 13MP sensor, 1.12µm pixels, Zeiss lens with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus
Connectivity: single and dual SIM versions; Cat. 9 LTE (450/50Mbps), Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+, USB-C 3.1 (5Gbps)
Battery: 3,090mAh, Quick Charge 3.0 (18W)
Misc: Fingerprint reader, unlimited Google Photos storage
What do you think guys? You think this device can shoot Nokia back to the mobile phones leader's board?