In a world of smart device technology largely dominated by the likes of Apple, Samsung, and to some degree, Huawei, Nokia has a long way to go before it catches up to the best premium smartphones.
The Nokia 8 looks set to change this however.
Its vibrant 5.3 inch QHD display is housed in a thin body with metal edges. At 7.9mm, the device is a comfortable fit for the hand.
The display has 700 nits of brightness which means users won’t have to worry about squinting even in the brightest sunlight to view what’s on the screen. It’s also resistant to splashes, so users don’t have to worry about using in the rain. The 2K display would mean that the device wouldn’t be too bad for watching Netflix. A sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen so users don’t have to worry about scratches. Some reviews have described it as “one of the best looking Nokia phones ever”.
The battery doesn’t disappoint either- something that’s become somewhat of a hallmark of Nokia devices. According to the manufacturers, this extension could be down to the “advanced heat management solution”. Graphite shielding disperses heat from the chipset. With normal usage, the Nokia 8 provides a good 48 hours and half a day of battery life – that’s longer than the iPhone and the Galaxy S8.
Capturing bokeh images is simple while the camera also allows for better low light photography. Selfie fans will love the “bothie” mode too, which takes both selfie and rear camera images.
On the negative side, this device doesn’t have LED notification, which could unfortunately lead to quite a few missed calls or SMSes. Nokia may want to work on improving this. There’s nothing worse than having a great device lacking basic features that generally come standard.