Haris javed, 05 Sep 2017The moment I saw it's touch sensor I was like Nokia you will never learn. What's wrong with the touch sensor?Could you please describe a little more about Nokia 8 you've faced issues so far cause I'm planning to buy it and I don't want any hardware related issues in it. I don't know what Nokia or YouTube reviewers are doing not releasing phone worldwide and any test videos. Some reviewers are talking known spec about nokia 8 and showing camera test only and other blah blah blah.
Anyone remember the Lumia 920 and it's bokeh effect? Single lens and all. Then 1020 with 41 megapixels, before that 808, N9? I know this ain't the real nokia, won't stop me from buying it though.
Got my Nokia 8 on Friday. I was hoping that the photo quality as shown in the review was just down to a faulty phone, but I'was disappointed to see that the Nokia 8 really didn't produce very good looking photos (to put it kindly).
However, I then read about the Google HDR+ camera app being available for download from xda-developers so I figured I'd give it a try. Not really expecting very much, but the Google app is a revelation! The difference is truly stunning and I'd strongly recommend other Nokia 8 owners to give it a try just to see what's possible. It's not a perfect solution though, the improvements come with a severe drawback - there are some very off looking artifacts in the rightmost side of photos taken in landscape mode (don't ask me why the orientation of the photo makes a difference). Bright blue and red dots are scattered in lines along the height of the photo. Cropping 2-3% off the right side of the photo resolves the problem, but that's not really anything I want to do for every photo I take...
Hopefully though Nokia will be able to improve on their camera app in the future bringing it to the same level as Google's offering.
Well I've got the Nokia 8 on pre order. Fingers crossed it's what I wanted it to be. For me, there's the nostalgia of the Nokia brand. I'm not a teen and I had plenty of Nokia's starting with the 3210.
The tie up with Zeiss made my day if I'm honest.
My last Nokias, n95 and 808 had cameras that were years ahead of every one else.
So what's missing from the Nokia 8 on my wish list... An upto date 41 megapixel snapper and the boom sound speakers that the n95 had. The ring volume was astounding. Not boom sound as in HTC. The n95 ring volume was LOUD period.
I agree with the comments about a Nokia theme but I'm sure they won't miss that opportunity as a downloadable APK.
I'm happy Nokia are back in the game. Its good for us. The consumer. More choice and innovation.
I'm happy with the phone design. Looks Nokia and classy. I didn't want bezel less. I'd read an insurance companies report that the s8 was the most breakable phone made to date because of the infinity display.
It's a shame it's not Google daydream vr certified. I'm sure that would have been beneficial, at least pr wise.
Roll on next week when it arrives...
Original-Jamaican, 31 Aug 2017This is the first time I'm commenting on a review in the review forum. I have been a Nokia fan... moreAgree, I would like to have a Belle-alike skin. It's just a graphic thing, bloatware-free Android is always welcome.
The moment I saw it's touch sensor I was like Nokia you will never learn.
Time by Time :-), 02 Sep 2017I think Nokia will make more customizing experiencie in the future (improving the sotck experi... moreTo Time by Time :-):
Let's hope everything you say plays out in the end. Some of my very best memories in life included Nokia phones.
Original-Jamaican, 31 Aug 2017This is the first time I'm commenting on a review in the review forum. I have been a Nokia fan... moreI think Nokia will make more customizing experiencie in the future (improving the sotck experience interface and inluding a file manager, a system cleaner, ...) and also with fast updates.
Now Nokia is back, and it is in the first year only. Slowly. Rome was not make in a day. :-)
This is the first time I'm commenting on a review in the review forum. I have been a Nokia fan for most of my cellular life. Eight of the twelve phones I have ever owned were Nokias. I was a big fan of S40v2 (my former Nokia 6230 stands out) and Symbian S60v3 (my former E71 stands out). I always liked Nokia's skin overlay on Symbian...it was very much reminiscent of their S40 skins. Enough with my great nostalgic memories. Now to the matter at hand.
It's a pity Nokia didn't provide it's own full fledged theme/skin/overlay on top of Nougat. It would have surely felt more like Nokia of old. It certainly has the processor to keep things fast even if not as lightening fast as stock Android. Plain and simple I dislike stock Android. It looks ugly and feels less intuitive not to mention the notification panel has less features. Yes updates may be faster but updates doesn't happen every day or every week. In fact the security update happens once a month and the OS update happens once a year. Even before a security updates reaches your phone you would have spent countless hours pasting your eyes on the screen doing countless things so YES looks matter.
It certainly seems like a great flagship with the beautiful looking body, smooth looking wrapped screen along with that lovely looking Glance screen along with Carl Zeiss lens and the OZO sound feature etc. but the look of the OS just spoils it for me. Stock Android always make the phone look cheap in my view. I'm also surprised it doesn't have more gestures, even the Galaxy S3 have more gestures. Cheaper newer phones like the ZTE Axon 7 has a lot more gestures. Every stock Android I have comes across just seem to have the basic gestures like flip to mute/reject call etc. For Nokia's first flagship entry in the Android world I expected more gestures. I wanted to see the nostalgic Nokia icons again not the same icons you see on every stock Android. Nokia is still legendary, regardless.
Just gone up for pre order in the uk, £499 at Carphone warehouse, and you get a free Nokia Activité Smartwatch....I can't find much to argue about there.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017S6 had very bad sot. It got the score due to high stand by time. This one has much better sot.... morei had the s6 and the best SOT i had for a 2500mah battery was 5 hours and that was a mixture of 4g and wifi
Stinger430, 30 Aug 2017Oh yes, Nokia back in the day had some quirky designs (N-Gage) , but I think that's what made ... moreAh the N-Gage, again I personally a fan, but all credit to Nokia they weren't afraid to try. If they'd be a little more dynamic and read which way the wind was blowing a little better, they could of perhaps maintained their position in the upper echelon.
£549 eh? That's not bad considering the price of the high end segment this year (£649.99 for a G6, what were they thinking!)
Lex79, 30 Aug 2017Yeah I'm not sure where the 'embarrassment' would come from either....maybe the fact that user... moreOh yes, Nokia back in the day had some quirky designs (N-Gage) , but I think that's what made them so popular. They weren't afraid to try something different.
I believe the UK price is GBP 549.00 according to Btekt over on YouTube. Cheers!
Lex79, 30 Aug 2017You're welcome, but If you did read any accusation in my post, then you misread it.Nah I just say in case if anyone else misunderstands me
xXENDER FREAKXx, 30 Aug 2017Thx for the tip. Don't accuse me though, I am not a SAMSUNG fanboyYou're welcome, but If you did read any accusation in my post, then you misread it.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 29 Aug 2017I am not supporting SAMSUNG. I just like how efficient it is for the EXYNOS variantActually, Anandtech discovered that with the S8, it's the SD835 version that's more efficient overall than it's Exynos twin: