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.
harwey, 26 Aug 2017So,good old Nokia is back.As I can see,they've built a proper phone after years,but that price... moreMi6 is there, but people are still buying s8, ip7 and similar flagship that cost 300$ more. Guess why!?
Because they are worth it!!!
I had 5 of Xiaomi mobile phones, and will never again buy one.
A few months I said I will consider it, after they offer devices officially one Europe (with service support and full warranty), but now I am sure that I won't even if that happens...never again Xiaomi.
If Nokia 8 comes with this price in EUROPE (that is 200Â€ less than s8 price, when it came out), it will be one of the best buys (g6 and op5 are other two to consider, but I'm expecting better sw and service support from Nokia).
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017nope im 35 years old and nothing came from nokia empresses meThat can be only cause you probably are living behind. I mean, you are oart of those 80 years old who think iphones were the first smartphones and Samsung the second.
But, the truth is, almost everything you hold in your hand, my ungrateful one, is cause Nokia made it. Even that gsm network we all like when a call is made;).
Rex Tech, 27 Aug 2017Agreed. Also tell that to the Sony that used a 3840x2160 pixels screen on Sony XZ premium.the... moreDo you know why??? They stick on LCD but at 4k resolution. They should have gone with OLED instead in order the phones battery life to be better. Sadly S8 and Note 8 took the lead despite 1440p AMOLED. But the Nokia 8 is a different story. 1440p LCD=brightest screen of all time 701nits together with always on display!!!!!!!
Andrew Tan, 27 Aug 2017Nokia 8 is good but not great. In short summary - Nokia 8 won't bring back Nokia leading as ki... moreIt can be competed because it has already beat all phones in performance and battery thought not close to S8 or Note 8. The camera in low light also beat all phones especially audio!!!! So this is indeed the affordable, beast performer and indestructible phone of 2017. Some how you never feel or try the Nokia 8 in your hand.
Thank you GSMarena for the review, you cleared lot of doubts and review came out real quick.
As for the phone looking forward for launch in my county.
For people who always have something to grumble about Nokia. Well no one is forcing you to buy! If you like get it or get lost. Simple! Because people who loves the Nokia brand will always stick to it. Peace!🙏
Swim Swim, 26 Aug 2017No, the waste is 1440p on 5.3inch phone. The other one is that display one of the most expensi... moreAgreed.
Also tell that to the Sony that used a 3840x2160 pixels screen on Sony XZ premium.they literally want to ruin their phone :-/
Nokia 8 is good but not great. In short summary - Nokia 8 won't bring back Nokia leading as king.
Beside the processor, everything is still one step behind current flagship release this year. If this Nokia 8 is releasing on 2016 or 2015 then different story.
For now, it just a ok phone but cannot compete with recent flagship.
Swim Swim, 26 Aug 2017No, the waste is 1440p on 5.3inch phone. The other one is that display one of the most expensi... moreAbsolutely true. What is the need for resolutions beyond 1080? kills battery
Egash Josh, 26 Aug 2017Really??!! Have you even gone through the review of Nokia 8?! Any person in the right senses w... moreLOL right. Awesome 4 hours of OST, probably.
Why do people keep paying tons of money for crap like that?
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2017I agree with you.. Nokia 6 produced better photos with its 16MP sensor.. Goes to show that not... moreIn order for that to happen, they either revive symbian or use the futuristic snapdragon 900/860/866/870/888/879 to make a 41mp camera. Right now SD 835 only has limited up to 30mp.
I don't get one thing: how can you praise this phone for "excellent" camera when its camera is inferior to the S8 and G6? On low-light photos you can clearly see lack of detail.
I'm starting to realize the cheap build quality of the LG G series whether they used glass or flimsy plastic with metallic skin dating back to the Optimus G. My LG G5 took a minor fall inside its holster case and it got dent instantly on top of the phone. My G3 Beat got a minor crack on top as well. My V20 had no protection and gets dragged onto tile and ZERO flaws. Military-graded materials. G5 is a plastic toy compared to it.
Made me realize the only good manufacturers that offers durability comes from the cell phone pioneers - Motorola or Nokia. Moto is now owned by Lenovo and Nokia is more HMD but they are still who they were before. Ability to offer phones with the clearest reception and durable phones with lower prices.
Stick to Motorola and Nokia. The rest are catered to cheapskates and hipsters trying to look cool for strangers. I don't trust the Essential Phone's camera, so I will stick to the Nokia 8. Once I sell my G5 and S7 edge, my next phone will be either a Nokia or Pixel for sure.
So,good old Nokia is back.As I can see,they've built a proper phone after years,but that price-over 700$ cannot be competitive.New models will come and if HMD drops the price below 500$ maybe they'll take some market share in 'flagship' territory..
Couple months ago I bought Xiaomi Mi6,Oneplus5 was also considered,even ZTE Axon7.Paid 440$,my Mi6 runs like a dream and I cannot justify paying almost 300$ more for Nokia 8.And that amazing looking new Sharp Aquos S3 will probably be good 200$ cheaper then 8,but availability will be a problem.So,tough competition for Nokia,but it's nice to see another (old) player taking some share off Sams,Apple...
Plenty of doubts in this review.
Why is autofocus not tested on another copy of the phone? Why there is no test for different color spaces and color accuracy on the display?
The Nokia OS is bloat free and pretty close to stock but One Plus also has that advantage.