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.
Stinger430, 26 Aug 2017Calm down dude. I won't buy the phone, ok. I promise. Just don't have a stroke. Seems like a lot of these people are headed to stroke city :'( .
krstgor, 26 Aug 2017Sadly, the overall impression is kind of meh... it's a good all-rounder phone, bt it doesn't e... moreDid we read the same review?
"HMD got everything right in the camera department. The image quality is great, the specs are as relevant as they can get." Directly from review.
So the camera seems to be really good. Also other camera review have been positive. Less artificial sharpening is the key in most reviews I have seen. And that is the one reason why the picture is better in this than for example Samsung 8.
It is now based on what you want to have. Samsung 8 has higher screen to body ratio. Nokia 8 seems to be more durable. And so on. Good phone. Too expensive for me, but so Are other flagship phones including Onepluss 5. Nefinitely better than Onepluss, but Also a 50Â€ more expensive so tight competition in there. 200 euros cheaper than Samsung 8... so not so tight competition in there. V30 from LG is still unknown for the price, same as pixel2. But if I have to ques They both Are more expensive. So the Nokia 9 is the phone to put against those models.
In this price gategory we have Onepluss 5 that is a Little bit cheaper as well as Honor 9. Huaway P10 is more expensive, but not by much. So good competition in here!
nice job nokia , i will look into ifa but most likely this will be my next phone
[deleted post]A full grown human being like asking what are Nokias innovation??!!! Are you 18yrs old??! No point trying to educate you about Nokias technology.
Quantom, 26 Aug 2017The Nokia 6 camera doesn't deserve "worst" as you've described. For example, consider the smal... moreI agree with you.. Nokia 6 produced better photos with its 16MP sensor.. Goes to show that nothing beats megapixels.. So come on HMD give us another 41MP phone already
It's so great that NOKIA came back on top of the hill with the 8, but I would have liked to see a revival of the Lumia 1020, something even better. I hope that NOKIA 9, 10 or whatever it'll be named will really be the best camera smartphone yet. I don't care if they'll make it thicker, more robust, just add a monster camera and I will do the "shut up and take my money now!" thing! Cheers!
s4f786, 26 Aug 2017I wouldn't put the battery life as one of the best, the s6 had 73 hours eating and that's a 2 ... moreS6 had very bad sot. It got the score due to high stand by time. This one has much better sot. Gsma writes it themselves how the scores are given. Can't you guys see that
gab, 26 Aug 2017then the phone wouldn't be flagship grade.
and come on, snapdragon 835? it would be wasted ... moreNo, the waste is 1440p on 5.3inch phone. The other one is that display one of the most expensive part of the phone, why should I pay for 1440p when I have no need for it, destroying my battery faster,causes lag in my games, makes phone more prone to overheating, not to mention at normal viewing distance I cant even tell the difference between 1440p and 1080p. However the disadvantages is quite clear.
I know android nerds all about numbers even if said numbers doesnt serve any good purpose for the product. 1440p is a joke on the smarthphone making user experience a hell.
Guess what the buttery smooth Pixel-Oneplus-Iphones all had 1080p resolution or even lower with iphone. 1440p is a gimmick and a scam aimed at nerds and casuals who all about "pretty" screen. How long before you ruin all the phone, whats next 4K on 5 inch phone? Or why not 8K? Because bigger is better, right?
Sadly, the overall impression is kind of meh... it's a good all-rounder phone, bt it doesn't excel in any particular aspect, none. The screen is alright, but there are better ones, the chipset is what every other flagship has inside, IP54 is clearly not on par with the rest of the pack... and ultimately, what we all expected to be THE real-deal - camera - is clearly behind SGS8, LG6 and P10... so it's not a bad phone, but there is nothing iconic about it.
Hopefully the Nokia 9 is not just a rumor, as this one is not the one to restore the old glory.
Lighting McQueen , 26 Aug 2017Excuse me, the Nokia 6 camera low light is the worst among all!!!! Nokia 8 on the other hand, ... moreThe Nokia 6 camera doesn't deserve "worst" as you've described. For example, consider the small print in both the UK and American notes in the low-light test. Shot at a higher ISO, the Nokia 6 still manages to resolve details that the 8 fumbles with.
The Nokia 8's camera is far cry from any of the other models that you've mentioned. For example, despite having the same pixel pitch as the G6, the Nokia 8 misses obvious details (see Lincoln's lapels and aforementioned small print in notes), whilst having an ISO advantage (ISO 600 vs. 750). Consider also the vast differences in corner sharpness in the G6 despite having a brighter F/1.8 lens (wider apertures typically lead to difficulty in maintaining high corner sharpness). It is embarrassing that a Zeiss-branded lens would lose out to an unknown manufacturer in the G6. The other phones you've quoted (S7, S8, V20 and R11) are largely better than G6, so much less needs to be mentioned about them.
I stand by my original points. I am by large a Nokia-fan of old, and would desperately like to be proven wrong. If you can show camera samples from the GSMArena camera comparison charts or real-life scenes that prove otherwise, please do share them with us.
Lastly, consider how Nokia has always been one to honestly advertise image quality of their releases if they had been designed with camera image quality in mind. Remember the phone announcements of the past that had various tests to demonstrate so? Such a message in the Nokia 8 release is completely absent. Rather, it was centrally about the 'bothie' software gimmick and OZO audio. The silence when it came to image quality was deafening. All in, this ties in very nicely with the test photos available to all in the GSMArena photo comparison charts.
If this is the "8", I could contemplate the "9"...but, of the eventual/possible "10", I might be afraid of. ;)
[deleted post]Calm down dude. I won't buy the phone, ok. I promise. Just don't have a stroke.