if you want a gaming phone for around $350- $500 (new or used)
I highly recommend this.
Bad camera UI? download Google Cam App
I have this phone for my lil' brother for his games especially emulators, runs good and no lags. He mostly use it for his games that are 3D and barely use the camera.
Honestly the camera app is garbage. No 60fps. Very limited features. I would like Nokia to bring back the lumia camera app back to the android phone. It was the best camera app Nokia have created.
Enrike, 22 Jun 2018Soft / hard reset didn't work. Android itself got broken, I suppose the only way to fix it is ... moreI think you should return it using the warranty. From what you write I think it's a problem of software hardware integration. These problems, yes, they are covered by warranty.
Just returm it and get a new one.
Crazy-cupcakes-2017, 22 Jun 2018Do you have warranty?? Your claims on side scratching isn't entirely false, (because the shiny... moreSoft / hard reset didn't work. Android itself got broken, I suppose the only way to fix it is to reinstall the ROM. I doubt that software related bug could be a reason to change the phone through warranty. I guess im just unlucky because similar stuff happens with every android i own.
Enrike, 22 Jun 2018For the price, this device is quite good. Nonetheless there are few issues I have had with it:... moreDo you have warranty?? Your claims on side scratching isn't entirely false, (because the shiny / polished aluminum) but I've used my phone for about 4 months now. Dropped a couple of times (luckily i had a case then) and I've installed a cobon fibre texture skin to prevent the back from scratching.
And the camera, yes better not to mention that because it's the way it is. But the software problems look strange. Try a factory reset. Mine is working great, smooth, no hiccups or slowdowns. And... for me, the speaker sounds great, loud and crisp. Audio output is loud enough to the point i hardly increase the volume more than 25%
For the price, this device is quite good. Nonetheless there are few issues I have had with it:
There are almost no good cases for it, the original one is bulky, has no magnet
Build quality isn't that great; sides and screen get scrached very easily, nokia letters on back can fall off ( I am missing letter K)
Camera performance in dark is dissapointing, no 60fps video makes it very questionable choice
There are some issues with software aswell. It may seem to be stock and clean, but as usual with android it tends to break. Problem with mine is that once disabled, it is very hard to turn on my nokia 8 - it keeps restarting, android doesn't load. It takes 30+ min to get it going. Once it turns on, all is fine until random restart happens.
Speaker quality and loudness could be better.
Love the Community, 19 Jun 2018I don't know what they're talking about. Pro Camera update made the algorithms better. The pic... moreYeah i thought the same thing. Camera is improved i thing. Usability wise, now it has much easier controls; for example switching between primary and secondary cameras. And I'm not sure about the picture quality. There's visible noice in even moderate lightning conditions, auto focus is not really acceptable. I think there's more room for improvement. I really hope HMD will work on this despite releasing a successor to Nokia 8 (I'm talking about Sirocco)
Rave, 20 Jun 2018I have used the s7 edge and the edge used to be very problematic for meI had a s7 edge before Nokia 8. It's a lovely thing. Elegant, beautiful... Edge never causes problems when viewing web pages or watching videos or when playing games. Only downside of the edge display is, good screen protectors are hard to come by and durability wise, it matters. Consider dropping a flat screen phone and an curved screen phone, curved screen device has an increased chance of cracking or damaging the display... But in that case, accidents happen right? Results are unpredictable.
So basically, curved screen devices are a thing of beauty and doesn't have negetive effects on day to day activities :) (sorry i wrote too much
Very simply put: Nokia 8 is an excellent smartphone for everyday use! I'm using it from the last 3 months and I've no real complaints about it; maybe the screen dimension of 5,3" was a bit awkward (used a 5,5" HTC before)... Not much else to complain about...
I don't know what they're talking about. Pro Camera update made the algorithms better. The picture taking is a bit snappier and clearer than the old update. But I'm open for HMD Nokia to keep on improving it.
Never used curved glass telephone. Does it cause any problems. Esp. I read alot with the telephone reddit/novels
Camera update have made things worse for me. Most of the time my pictures are coming out blurry. I have to wait 3 seconds after taking a shot for the pictures to be clear. Frustrating.
Melkofficial, 14 Jun 2018I strongly agree with you, i received my update on 12th June around 17hrs. I wish i never upda... moreJust stupid when you think Nokia made this software on lumia and now they nned so much time to do it for the crappy android.
Carol, 13 Jun 2018Yeah, the camera is crapp. Got to say. They really need to repair this software. I cannot turn... moreI strongly agree with you, i received my update on 12th June around 17hrs. I wish i never updated to Camera Pro. It takes very crappy pictures now and it can't focus in the dark, pictures are coming very dark and sometimes it fails to fucus so it is just dark you can't see anything.
Rave, 13 Jun 2018The update is good but the video recorder is worse then before and the video is quite cropped ... moreYeah, the camera is crapp. Got to say. They really need to repair this software. I cannot turn pro mode when device is in landscape. And i do not want to format it again only cause of that. Anyhow, their are better camera software, they really need to keep up.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2018Two questions? Any sound recording app that allows usage of the ozo audio feature and anyone e... moreCamera app update is available but i don't think any app can use of ozo sound recording
The update is good but the video recorder is worse then before and the video is quite cropped although i think with all the people complaining at Nokia forums it might be quickly fixed