Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017why do you need dedicated camera button when you can capture a photo with fingerprint sesor or... moreCan you focus on objects with FPR button? Can you do it with volume keys? NO!
Also is more comfortable. You don't need it - ok. Fine for you.
But for me - no. Dedicated key is more easy to use. Faster to open camera app etc.
Nokia 8 is good phone, but just that. Nothing exceptional, for true NOKIA flagship.
Screen - not AMOLED means not so good outdoor visibility and deep black colors. When you make pictures outside, you want to have good visible screen, right?
Camera - yes, it is good. Maybe is very good. But nothing special. Just implemented dual camers as Huawei.
Design - ok, nice materials, but nothing different from others. Even camera module looks little ugly for me, but it is just me.
Kingsix87, 21 Aug 2017The question should be "Is this the Nokia we all knew?" Back in the golden era for Nokia, what... moreWhen NOKIA was experimenting...it was THE KING....
Now....NOKIA is not experimenting (yet)....it is not THE KING...but re-entering the market...
We should give NOKIA some time...
too bad the Google Nexus lineup is dead or Nokia wouldn't even stand a chance in this world. Smartphones nowadays are getting pricier from generation to generation.
A nexus 5 back then cost 350dollars. Sure it had mediocre camera, mediocre battery and it was made out of plastic.
But it had qi charger, high end soc, first true IPS+ screen.
Now that almost every midrange to high end phones come with aluminium build or glass one would assume these materials would come cheaper because of the mass production.
But guess what, a phone will cost the manufactern about 300-400dollars and still requires you to pay a full price of 700 to 800. Double the price.
Yann, 21 Aug 2017The same dedicated chip can't be reprogrammed for Android? I feel sorry for you. And yes - de... morewhy do you need dedicated camera button when you can capture a photo with fingerprint sesor or volume key ??? why you need extra hardware button
Yes it is, as another set of items on the display stand.
There is no mystique, no panache, no pantomime in phones. Most phones are dreamt by sales figures, designed by computers, fabricated by science, assembled by the numbers, and sold by urgency.
But can I blame them? No. Their main concern, after all, was the profits - they are a business, not a charity.
That's just the way the world works.
The question should be "Is this the Nokia we all knew?" Back in the golden era for Nokia, what made them special was thinking outside of the box. They weren't afraid of experimenting with the form factor, played with never-before used functions up to the last phone that I consider to be truly theirs - the Nokia 1020. These days all phones are essentially the same. Some are water resistant, some have dual cameras, etc. The first one that does it is cool, but after that it becomes mainstream. The Nokia 8 doesn't bring anything new to the table and if it was branded Xiaomi or Huawei or Meizu, nobody would be able to tell the difference. It's just a nice android phone with good set of features.
I don't think so until nokia sell their device worldwide as fast as they can
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017Wrong!! 808 had a dedicated chip for image processing and only symbian made it possible. Even ... moreThe same dedicated chip can't be reprogrammed for Android? I feel sorry for you.
And yes - dedicated camera button make sense, cause i don't want to double press other buttons. Also half press make focusing on objects so easy, not to touch the freaking screen all the time. Only SONY left with such button, but hope NOKIA make it back with NOKIA 9.
Current Nokia 8 is like NOKIA 830 - good, but nit a flagship phone. A mid ranger from top level, but nothing more.
Personally I don't think Nokia is back or will be back. The android market is heavily dominated by Samsung and other Chinese brands now. Also remember that Lenevo which also owns Moto has declared that their all new devices will come with Stock android. So, Nokia has huge competition ahead. Also the long waiting period is killing the passion. Now a days android devices are like lifelines and you can't wait without one to get a Nokia device. I am using Samsung and will not change to other brands unless aliens come and destroy us.
Nokia is back but that pretty much to it. Its back. Its not the hottest smartphone brand but it is definitely back. Its there if you want to buy it. It exist. I acknowledge Nokia existence. There. Happy. But we all have to agree it is not the greatest phone at all with that Nokia 8.
Yann, 21 Aug 2017Bezels and HDR screen are not deal breaker for me, but few things are missing from old Nokia f... moreWrong!! 808 had a dedicated chip for image processing and only symbian made it possible. Even sd835 cant handle more than 36mp. It's not possible right now. And who needs a camera button?? Back in those days it was necessary as the ui was cumbersome. You can double press the Power button to launch camera. Stop asking things which don't make sense. What's the use of a camera button, physical keyboard when there has been this much advancement in os.
Looks like tomorrow morning, Google will announce Android 8, Oreo. I wished this Nokia 8 already had Oreo out of the box. Both the cookies and software.
I really do love Nougat. I did a restore on my G5 and I had to redownload a few games because it wasn't backed up correctly. Same applies to my Chase app. I don't want to restore it again after I update it to Oreo.
Oreo is really for my Pixel though. I want to see if Google improved the battery life. Nougat is so buttery smooth and battery life has been solid. Android 7 is excellent. Hope 8 makes it better.
Bezels and HDR screen are not deal breaker for me, but few things are missing from old Nokia flagships - AMOLED screen, camera button, unique design and stunning camera. Yes, Nokia 8 have very good camera, but nothing special. Damn HMD, is it so hard to reassemble NOKIA 808 camera with today's technology? Back in 2012 it was single core processor with 512mb RAM...?????
Back in time, only cheap Nokia phones misses camera button.
Instead of going for Carl Zeiss they could've installed larger sensor 1/1.83" like the nokia n8 or used xenon flash ... i guess using 3 Carl Zeiss lenses must've increased the price
AnonD-521587, 21 Aug 2017i agree. nokia lumia 930 i feel was the last good designed nokia and the best designed (or one... moreTheir's is a pretty much standard design. They don't need to make a bezel less phones, at least reduce it by half that would make it even more beautiful and less taller.