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Nokia 8 Sirocco Review

HMD World has a reasonably fascinating smartphone lineup for 2018. All of its mainstream and high-end choices are a part of Google’s Android One programme, which suggests you’re assured to get common safety updates and main Android model updates for 2 years. This in itself is an enormous deal, contemplating how most Android smartphone producers battle to maintain up with Google’s replace cycle. Out of the brand new Android One Nokia smartphone household introduced throughout MWC 2018, we’ve thus far reviewed the Nokia 7 Plus (Evaluation) and the brand new Nokia 6 (Evaluation), and each have managed to impress us with their efficiency contemplating their respective worth factors.

As we speak, we’ll be reviewing the Nokia eight Sirocco - a particular version of final yr’s Nokia eight (Evaluation) smartphone that’s an ode to the unique Nokia 8800 Sirocco. With unique supplies additionally comes a better price ticket. This particular model of the Nokia eight is priced at Rs. 49,999, which places it in Google Pixel 2 (Evaluation) and HTC U11 (Evaluation) territory. So, is the brand new Nokia eight Sirocco only a fairly face or does it have sufficient substance to justify this premium pricing?



HMD World has a reasonably fascinating smartphone lineup for 2018. All of its mainstream and high-end choices are a part of Google’s Android One programme, which suggests you’re assured to get common safety updates and main Android model updates for 2 years. This in itself is an enormous deal, contemplating how most Android smartphone producers battle to maintain up with Google’s replace cycle. Out of the brand new Android One Nokia smartphone household introduced throughout MWC 2018, we’ve thus far reviewed the Nokia 7 Plus (Evaluation) and the brand new Nokia 6 (Evaluation), and each have managed to impress us with their efficiency contemplating their respective worth factors.

As we speak, we’ll be reviewing the Nokia eight Sirocco - a particular version of final yr’s Nokia eight (Evaluation) smartphone that’s an ode to the unique Nokia 8800 Sirocco. With unique supplies additionally comes a better price ticket. This particular model of the Nokia eight is priced at Rs. 49,999, which places it in Google Pixel 2 (Evaluation) and HTC U11 (Evaluation) territory. So, is the brand new Nokia eight Sirocco only a fairly face or does it have sufficient substance to justify this premium pricing?

 

Whereas this works in favour of the telephone’s aesthetics, the curvature of the glass refracts mild, which causes a vertical blue band that’s seen towards white backgrounds. This additionally impacts different newer telephones just like the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Evaluation), however it’s not as noticeable on them as it's on the Sirocco. The buttons have additionally been designed to take a seat almost flush with the telephone so it’s not simple to inform the ability and quantity buttons aside with out wanting immediately at them. Lastly, the colors produced by the pOLED show look oversaturated, particularly the greens and reds, and there’s no option to tweak the colors within the Settings app both.

There’s a single SIM card slot on the underside proper fringe of the telephone. On the backside, we have now a USB Kind-C port and a single speaker grille. There are three microphones positioned across the telephone for capturing spatial audio. The shiny end on the again is an enormous fingerprint magnet however surprisingly, we didn’t discover it to be too slippery. The fingerprint sensor works effectively and simply above it, we have now a vertical twin digital camera setup and the dual-tone, dual-LED flash. Total, the Nokia eight Sirocco appears sensible and is by far, HMD international’s most beautiful providing but.

Nokia eight Sirocco specs and options


Whereas the telephone undoubtedly appears the half, the internals may disappoint those that anticipated the most recent and best providing from Qualcomm. It doesn’t have the Snapdragon 845 cellular platform, however as a substitute, rocks the tried and examined Snapdragon 835. This isn't essentially a nasty factor. The Snapdragon 835 has confirmed its price and even after a yr, it nonetheless runs the most recent model of Android like a champ.

Together with this, you additionally get 6GB of LPPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of USF 2.1 storage. The latter isn’t expandable however we really feel that shouldn’t fear most individuals. You additionally get different newer specs like Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, help for a number of navigation techniques, 4G VoLTE and sensors like Corridor, barometer, among the many regular others. The telephone additionally helps the Qi wi-fi charging normal and is IP67 rated for correct mud and water resistance, not like its predecessor which was solely IP54 rated.



There’s a single SIM card slot on the underside proper fringe of the telephone. On the backside, we have now a USB Kind-C port and a single speaker grille. There are three microphones positioned across the telephone for capturing spatial audio. The shiny end on the again is an enormous fingerprint magnet however surprisingly, we didn’t discover it to be too slippery. The fingerprint sensor works effectively and simply above it, we have now a vertical twin digital camera setup and the dual-tone, dual-LED flash. Total, the Nokia eight Sirocco appears sensible and is by far, HMD international’s most beautiful providing but.

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