amazon Nokia 8 reviews
Nokia 8 does not carry the same design as the 2017 mobile phone: thin bezel, 18: 9 long screen. Instead, this smartphone has a rather traditional design and is associated with the HTC U11: details such as curved metal braces and hand-held, glossy (in blue and black versions), the external directional controls and the home button cum sensitive fingerprint sensor are reminiscent of the HTC phone.
The top and bottom edge of the Nokia 8 is quite thick, with a screen / front area ratio close to 70%, so not impressed as the smartphone in the direction of thin borders, infinity. Perfect finish of the machine: the contiguous shield, the Nokia logo on the back carved sharp, the same color band antenna with back so it is almost difficult to recognize.
Compared to high-end machines such as the Apple iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy Note8, Nokia 8 lighter weight only 160g. Due to the thin body, two beveled edges so the feeling of holding a little uncertainty, if using the case will be more comfortable. It also features IP54 protection against dust and water.
The location of the fingerprint sensor is convenient to use in most cases, but its small size makes it difficult to register and use with people with big fingers. One point to those who love to listen to music is that Nokia still has a 3.5mm audio jack on this phone, not just the trend of removing the jacks like many other brands.
The design of Nokia 8 is different from the Lumia, not the trend but still looks beautiful, perfect sharp. If you want to personalize the device you can choose two versions of blue and black, are polished but will need to use carefully, take care.
The screen size of the Nokia 8 is 5.3 inches, slightly smaller than the current popular size (5.5 – 5.7 inches), but this does not significantly affect the user experience. Highlights are high screen brightness, reaching 677 nits when measured by a machine, so that the display is good outdoors.
Screen resolution is Quad HD (2560 x 1440), pixel density of 554 ppi to ensure sharp images. The IPS screen has a wide viewing angle, the color is in the direction of honesty, but for some users are familiar with the AMOLED screen on the Samsung, Apple iPhone X can be slightly faint.
Nokia 8 is also equipped with a feature that once appeared on the Lumia: display on the Glance lock screen. When the screen lock, the machine will display hours and information about missed calls, messages … But the size of the information display is a bit small, not as easy to see as the Lumia machine before. You do not have to worry about battery consumption as the screen turns itself off after a certain period of inactivity, and reappears when the user use.
The Nokia 8 is equipped with three 13-megapixel cameras: a conventional camera, a monochrome camera on the back, and support for phase-shifting and optical image stabilization. In addition to shooting with individual cameras, Nokia offers three options for combining these cameras: combining the following two cameras to provide clearer images, clearing images or combining front / rear cameras for capturing images, recording livestream movie at the same time.
The Nokia 8’s camera app is a minus point for shooting experience: the interface is unobtrusive, the icon is difficult to visualize, and the transition between modes is sometimes jerky. In return you can livestream directly to YouTube, Facebook from the application, convenient to livestream with the camera front / rear the same time.
The speed of focus, save image at normal mode and HDR of Nokia 8 are fast. However, when Live Bokeh mode is enabled, it sometimes takes a while to recognize the face and blur the details around. When reviewing the picture, the machine does not immediately clear the effect, after a while to display all.
Nokia 8 is really suitable for shooting outdoor scenes, because the blue sky reproduces beautifully but not too bright. The picture is quite sharp, but when shooting the night the focus is pretty hard, sometimes try several times to focus accurately. It also lowers the ISO level even when the lighting conditions are not ideal, resulting in less noise, but the shutter speed will be slower, the image may be shaken.
On cameras equipped with two cameras, the combination of the two usually produces high-resolution images, especially in non-optimal shooting conditions. However, taking pictures with the dual mode on Nokia 8 does not improve much compared to normal shooting, sometimes even worse.
Black-and-white cameras produce strange images, which are sometimes the best option if the scene has too many complex colors. Snapshots from monochrome cameras also have contrast, higher dynamic range, and better sharpness at night.
Nokia 8’s good font quality is good: the transition between the subject and the erased part is not “harsh”, unnatural as on some phones. other. You can also adjust the fade-out before shooting for the best shot.
The camera uses a conventional lens, so the angle of shooting is wide and can be applied to many scenes, not “restraint” as the machine uses focal lengths equivalent to 50 – 56mm as Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Apple iPhone 8 / X. In addition, Nokia 8 can also install the NX Camera application to have the effect of erasing the font or HDR + as Google Pixel 2.
Nokia is not the first company to feature shooting, filming with the camera front / rear the same time. The company emphasizes this possibility, but in practice the most likely application will be the livestream. Adjusting the aspect ratio and image quality may not be as professional (50:50) but much more convenient.
Nokia promotes OZO Audio technology with accurate and true 3D recording. In real life experience, I noticed the Nokia 8 recorded very clear sound, promoting good when recording video songs: outstanding music, effective noise cancellation. You can also shoot video with a monochrome camera (Huawei P10 / Huawei Mate 10 does not have this option), an interesting feature if you are tired of filming the color.
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Performance and software
The Nokia 8 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (eight 1.8GHz and 2.5GHz Kryo cores), 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The powerful hardware combined with the minimalist software, close to the original Android, smooth, impressive performance for the handset.
When used with heavy tasks such as running performance evaluation software, gaming for long periods of time, the machine is warm in the back but not to the annoying level. Maybe this is the result of the “liquid cooling system” that Nokia integrated in this phone.
The two heavy games that we used to evaluate: Warhammer 40K: Freeblade and Dead Trigger 2, Nokia 8 are good at stable frame rates of 55 to 59 frames per second, near the maximum. The sleek, cool gaming experience is great for those who like to play games on the phone.
The machine has been updated to Android 8.0, with some new features like auto-fill password or small video playback (PiP, which only supports Chrome). The minimalist software interface, native applications, and services all use Google, except for the Support application, and Nokia does not install any software. Another distinguishing feature is the familiar ringtones and tones used in previous Nokia phones.
The use of the original Android has the advantage of simple interface, update very quickly, but the interface customization can use the third launcher. However some applications really need “hand intervene” of Nokia for better customization, such as photo capture application.
Just looking at the battery life of the Nokia 8 – 3090mAh you might find it a bit dull compared to the powerful Quad and Quad HD. However, in actual use, I found that Nokia 8 can be used all day with the intensity of use: use the machine to surf the web, Facebook, check email, play games with both WiFi and 4G network, even Make 4G device at a time. Each time a rechargeable battery is available for 5 hours, and if used less, it can stand about 1.5 days.
The impressive results are probably due to the Snapdragon 835 chip that has good power management capabilities, as well as software that runs in the background. One of the most battery-waste activities on Nokia 8 is taking a picture: when taking a camera for about 4 hours, the camera drops to nearly 70% of the battery, of which the application uses up to 60%. Aside from the interface, Nokia obviously needs to improve the performance of the camera app.
The results of Nokia 8 is quite high. Specifically, the machine reached more than 11 hours of watching movies, 10 hours of surfing but only over 3 hours of movies.
The charger comes with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, after 30 minutes charging 48% of the battery. Total time from standby to full power is 95 minutes.
The Nokia 8 is a rounded smartphone, with all aspects of the device in good condition: refined design, bright screen, good camera, impressive performance and battery life. However, to compete with the high-end phones, the machine still lacked the technology or design really different as a highlight.
Dual-image capture front / rear is just a fun feature, hard to keep users sticking for a long time. Record filming have very good sound quality, but these are not enough features to convince users to buy. Design is a personal aspect, but it’s hard to say whether the Nokia 8 is more beautiful or unique than the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Apple iPhone X.