The defense of the Nokia 8 is strong.
As a Nokia fan, I dearly wish for a device that sets itself apart purposefully. Granted, as a photographer, my 'purposes' tilt heavily into the camp of image, video and slightly less so, audio quality. Despite so, I do not discount key factors such as an excellent loudspeaker, bright screen, sturdy body, sensible connectivity and practical design. A camera phone or a smartphone is after all a phone at its roots, before anything else. Indeed, if a person were to prioritise the screen, build quality, connectivity and design, one could argue that the 8 is superior to the glass-coated, anti-3.5mm jack and inaudible flagships out there.
However, I will only be satisfied if a Nokia phone delivered largely on the imaging front. Just as many who have pointed out, the photo comparisons have found it wanting. I can only hope that the next flagship improves over the 8 on imaging, while still retaining the factors that have made the 8 superior to the competition.
In fashion, things come and go with every wind direction sentiment takes. However, somethings remain constant, like a classic automobile, James Bond the classic coat and leather elbow pads. Not in fashion but has its timeless recognizable style etc, what i am trying to say is there is a timeless quality to follow your own direction. Looking a bit deeper it was obviously a well thought about and highly stylized piratical design. A cooling core, tough, OZO, best LCD ever equivalent to Oled but with other benefits and a great premium ultra high quality in hand feel. As for the 9 that will be another difference. Something for everyone. A very well thought about device that is a class act.
Every single device, on every single day has its trolls, fans, nah and yes. When apple comes out soon, the screens will catch alight with that too. I wont buy into that expensive for no good reason eco system but a classic Nokia yes. Its the HTC i wanted it to be with no glass back and trusted quality.
I'm getting a matte blue. But I agree, it would be very interesting to see the sales figures. I wonder what the haters would say if it turns out to be a sales success.
Who am I kidding. They'll definitely find something negative to say!
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2017I wish i could...but no, instead we'll all be stuck with crappy and expensive products because... moreIt's entirely subjective!!! If it's too expensive for you or not worth the price , then simply don't buy the product. For some, it will be worth it. Stop looking down on people because of their choices. We all have free will. If you don't like the song, change the station. Simple, no?
Stinger430, 27 Aug 2017Save us all Anonymous! Save us from ourselves.I wish i could...but no, instead we'll all be stuck with crappy and expensive products because there are so many people willing to buy them no matter what.
Stinger430, 27 Aug 2017I'm always amazed at the number of negative comments here on GSMArena when it comes to Nokia. ... moreAnd BTW look at the pool results...happens every time and that's exactly what i'm talking about.
Stinger430, 27 Aug 2017I'm always amazed at the number of negative comments here on GSMArena when it comes to Nokia. ... moreI'm always amazed by the number of positive comments when it comes to any new shiny and expensive toy, whether it's Nokia, Samsung or even HTC. People have lost any common sense and self-respect (And the respect they need to lose is the one for all these mega evil and insane manufacturers).
Stinger430, 27 Aug 2017I'm always amazed at the number of negative comments here on GSMArena when it comes to Nokia. ... moreSay ALL u want...
People with WORKING brain would NEVER buy Nokia AGAIN as long as they still use the same old formula they used to: made CHEAP devices with one/two striking features, OVER-advertising it, sell it as PRICEY as possible to make it seem like a "proper" premium "flagship-grade" device, while actually most of the spareparts are only worth 1/4 the asking price!
Hell, they even shows the same old "habit" of theirs in making Nokia 3, 5, and 6, that is: CHEAPSKATE.
The OLD Nokia used ARM11 to power their Symbian Anna & Belle, refused to upgrade the SoC to Cortex A series like SE did with the Satio.
The result? the ONCE KING (Nokia) forced to SELL its mobile phone manufacturing to MS!
I hope people REMEMBER THAT and AVOID buying ANY Nokia-made device as long as they still made OVERPRICED, out-of-date, low-specs devices!
p.s As long as Nokia FULLY MADE by Foxconn, people will ALWAYS comparing it with Chinese brand, especially Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Meizu for their great bang-for-the-buck flagship killer devices!
And No, Nokia build quality, especially 8, is no different from the other 2017 flagships, asthe other flagship are not made by a bunch of noobs like what u Nokia FANBOYS are always believed in!
I'm always amazed at the number of negative comments here on GSMArena when it comes to Nokia. I'd love to hear from all these whiners after the Nokia 8 goes on sale and flies off the shelves.
optxredhawk, 27 Aug 2017Do a research. Motorola is never considered a good camera phone. ahh I see that's why on 2015 moto is the 3rd best camera phone and in 2016 they are second to Samsung so make some research dude this nokia of yours will score 85 or 86 on DXOmark.
Carol, 27 Aug 2017That can be only cause you probably are living behind. I mean, you are oart of those 80 years ... more
I am embarrassed for this information of yous, really?? did you ever think that the first phone was invented by Motorola?? the first tower to transmit signal allowing us to make a phone call is also made by Motorola, so where is your NOKIA now?? dude nokia doesn't do anything in communication they just simply copy it.
more expensive that a OP5 and it has an lcd and smaller battery , er how about no
Hi!. Gsmarena is satisfied with camera quality but it´s charts desagree!!! Even Nokia 6 shows clearly more detail (see Lincoln´s face). Could this be that focus issue? Maybe a misslaignment between monochrome and color sensors -something fixable through sw- ? If not, Nokia 8 is a lot worse than competition. Even midrange. I hope gsmarena elaborate on this. Any way thank you for the great and extensive review
camera quality aint on par with the good old nokia used to deliver
a midranger like mi max 2 could do the same
Big brands and majority: samsung apple..and maybe huawei
Brand lovers or loyal consumers: sony htc lg motorola blackberry
Cheap market (china of course): oneplus xiaomi oppo vivo meizu...
Samsung haters because samsung destroyed their lover brand:nokia
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017Did we read the same review?
"HMD got everything right in the camera department. The image qu... more+1
Pleased to read comment from someone so down to earth. Agreed with every dot in it.
People is mostly comparing it with Chinese prices of devices not officially avaible in EU and US to "prove" pricing of this device is not right, but forgetting about prices in EU(and US for the matter of fact).
So this Nokia 8 has competitors in Honor9,OP5 and g6, which are priced right about the same and s8, iP7 which still costs a 150Â€ more, but obviously are proper flagships.
Nokia 9 will cost more, and that one will be considered as direct competitor to thoose 2, and others like Sony's XZ1 premium-pro, LG V30, htc ultra, pixel 2...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017irrelevant?? ahahahahaha your nokia cant even beast that in camera and speed what a fanboy are you.Apparently you are a fanboy, first read what i say and comprehend. Even if it had 41 mpx, your phone would still be irrelevant to the market. Nokia needs to fight Samesung not motorola. Motorola has almost no traction, it also does not present any threat for Nokia. It never did.