Specs summary

Screen
5.3"

The Nokia 8's screen is 5.3 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3090mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3090 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are minutes (2G), 1760 minutes (3G).



While the Nokia 8 isn't exactly a bargain, it's about what you'd expect to pay for the features you're getting.

- Catherine Hiley , uSwitch 

If you love Nokia and want something more than one of HMD's budget smartphones, there is nothing wrong with the Nokia 8.

- Matthew Field , The Telegraph 



Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


Android Police

Nokia looks and Nexus feel make for a very enjoyable experience

from Android Police

In its current state and at an average $400-500 price, the Nokia 8 is a solid high-midranger. The camera hardware and software are the biggest drawbacks, and the lack of waterproofing and slightly dated design put it one notch below other flagships. But it's still a great smartphone and one that is pleasing to use day in and day out. Get a case first though, I beg you.

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In its current state and at an average $400-500 price, the Nokia 8 is a solid high-midranger. The camera hardware and software are the biggest drawbacks, and the lack of waterproofing and slightly dated design put it one notch below other flagships. But it's still a great smartphone and one that is pleasing to use day in and day out. Get a case first though, I beg you.

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Tech Advisor

A flagship phone with decent specs at a price that undercuts the big names

from Tech Advisor

Although the Nokia 8 offers some decent specs for the price, it's just not a device that stands out in a crowded market. Build quality should be better and the fingerprint scanner can be a real pain.

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Although the Nokia 8 offers some decent specs for the price, it's just not a device that stands out in a crowded market. Build quality should be better and the fingerprint scanner can be a real pain.

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PhoneArena

A great value Android phone

from PhoneArena

It does not have any flashy features, and its bothie camera mode is a gimmick. It lacks personality, it’s just another Android phone. But to most people looking to upgrade from an older phone, the Nokia 8 is much more than that: it’s a great value offer when you compare it with other flagships.

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It does not have any flashy features, and its bothie camera mode is a gimmick. It lacks personality, it’s just another Android phone. But to most people looking to upgrade from an older phone, the Nokia 8 is much more than that: it’s a great value offer when you compare it with other flagships.

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Notebookcheck

A well-built and well-configured

from Notebookcheck

With the Nokia 8, HMD Global offers a premium-range smartphone that is far up front in almost every aspect and thus rightly places itself in the orbit of leaders such as Apple's iPhone 8 or Samsung's Galaxy S8. However, it does not quite measure up to the strong rivals.

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With the Nokia 8, HMD Global offers a premium-range smartphone that is far up front in almost every aspect and thus rightly places itself in the orbit of leaders such as Apple's iPhone 8 or Samsung's Galaxy S8. However, it does not quite measure up to the strong rivals.

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NDTV

Solid all-round performer

from NDTV

Nokia made its name selling no-nonsense phones that were built to last, and while the ownership of the mobile brand might have changed hands, the Nokia 8 is a smartphone that would have been a worthy addition to the lineup of the Finnish company even in its heyday.

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Nokia made its name selling no-nonsense phones that were built to last, and while the ownership of the mobile brand might have changed hands, the Nokia 8 is a smartphone that would have been a worthy addition to the lineup of the Finnish company even in its heyday.

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Fone Arena

The reliable flagship

from Fone Arena

HMD Global has done a wonderful job with the Nokia 8 and it is without a doubt one of the best devices in its price band. There’s no gimmicks here, the design is understated and elegant. The software is virtually untouched and the camera is pretty darn good. The Nokia 8 chooses a safe path and offers a reliable no-nonsense experience.

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HMD Global has done a wonderful job with the Nokia 8 and it is without a doubt one of the best devices in its price band. There’s no gimmicks here, the design is understated and elegant. The software is virtually untouched and the camera is pretty darn good. The Nokia 8 chooses a safe path and offers a reliable no-nonsense experience.

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The Indian Express

HMD Global’s first flagship wants to go for the kill

from The Indian Express

Nokia 8 has some positives, including the design and build quality, the display. The performance of the device is also fast, similar to other phones running this processor. But given the competition in this price range, Nokia 8 is not yet a flagship killer. In the camera department, I feel it has a long way to go before it can challenge either Apple or Samsung.

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Nokia 8 has some positives, including the design and build quality, the display. The performance of the device is also fast, similar to other phones running this processor. But given the competition in this price range, Nokia 8 is not yet a flagship killer. In the camera department, I feel it has a long way to go before it can challenge either Apple or Samsung.

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uSwitch

A pretty good price for the features you're getting

from uSwitch

While the Nokia 8 doesn't offer anything greatly different to other devices of comparable price, it's still a great phone. Particularly if you still have fond memories of Nokia phones. And let's be honest, who doesn't?

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While the Nokia 8 doesn't offer anything greatly different to other devices of comparable price, it's still a great phone. Particularly if you still have fond memories of Nokia phones. And let's be honest, who doesn't?

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The Telegraph

Nothing that sells this as a must-have premium device

from The Telegraph

There are plenty of positives for HMD to take away from its first premium phone. For all the basic, ordinary, day-to-day phone jobs that I found myself doing its pure version of Android is great to use. It doesn't feel massive in the pocket and is just very nice to hold.

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There are plenty of positives for HMD to take away from its first premium phone. For all the basic, ordinary, day-to-day phone jobs that I found myself doing its pure version of Android is great to use. It doesn't feel massive in the pocket and is just very nice to hold.

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Gearburn

A cheaper flagship

from Gearburn

Disappointing battery life and a ho-hum camera experience sully what is otherwise a good debut for HMD and a solid return to form for the Nokia brand. Still, a powerful, cheaper flagship with stock Android!

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Disappointing battery life and a ho-hum camera experience sully what is otherwise a good debut for HMD and a solid return to form for the Nokia brand. Still, a powerful, cheaper flagship with stock Android!

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 29, 2017
Regions available United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card No
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3090 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 733 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 650 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
3G Talk Time Up to: 1760 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.4 x 0.8 cm (6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 554 pixels
Size 5.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 2.5D glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera), Phase detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus, Phase detection, f/2.20
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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