In my opinion you guys have one thing wrong around prices, it would seem that in many territories this phone is not being marketed / sold as a top tier 2018 competitor, in my country (South Africa) I can get a Nokia 8 Sirocco for 40% less per month on contract than a Galaxy S9, and about 20% less per month on contract than P20 Pro!
Original Sirocco was a class act. This one is just another slab of glass and metal.
I own this phone and largely agree with the review. Especially the blue display can be annoying. But to compare the 8 Sirocco to a Galaxy S9 is nonsense; I paid £495 in the UK and the cheapest S9 128Gb I can find is around £680 (both simlock free). I guess nostalgia is the biggest selling point for all current Nokia phones but they're doing great just coming back from the dead.
The 8 Sirocco might be a fail, but I still have great expectations from the Finnish Brand. You have had enough recovery time, so don't disappoint us Nokia, the next flagship better be a killer phone.
This review was a surprise. The phone is shockingly bad for a flagship, especially at that price (which, in the country where I live, is currently 650 EUR!!!). I was hoping for it to be pretty good, if not fantastic. I'm no expert, nor a tech guru, just a regular consumer.
The screen, being the most important part of a contemporary smartphone, should be close to flawless for that money. I am very disappointed. Shame, the phone looks stunning, and is very compact too. It was refreshing to have more options in the "flagship segment". I had a couple of cool Nokia flagships back in the day, when Nokia was on top of the world. I loved them, even before the whole smartphone craze.
Shame, I liked it's design and specs, and was mulling whether or not to buy it. I don't buy phones often (...every 4 years on average), and for that reason I always buy flagships. Using this for something like 4 years would be agonizing. Literally nothing on this phone is impressive. 650 EUR !!! One can find better stuff for half the money!!!