Indians have fond memories of Nokia phones, so when the brand was relaunched by HMD Global recently, the excitement was obvious. HMD Global launched the first device – Nokia 6 amidst a lot of expectations. Nokia 6 price in India is 14,999, and soon after, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 were also launched. It was clear that the brand is aiming at the entry-level market, but when the much-awaited Nokia 8 launched, expectations increased. Is Nokia 8, which is priced at Rs. 36999, worth the hype and wait? Read on to find the relevant details.
Know your device
As mentioned, Nokia 8 is priced at Rs. 36,999, but some online stores have discounts going on, which is great. The device runs on Snapdragon 835 SoC, which is a standard for the generation. The software is almost stock Android, so there is no bloat as far as performance is concerned. There are no changes to the software, except for the camera app. The 5.3-inch QHD IPS LCD screen is decent too, but the design itself is not that inspiring, given the price. A lot of users and reviewers have termed the design uninspiring, as it brings nothing new to the table. There is a 13MP camera on the rear with dual camera setup, so when you click an image, the setup takes two shots. The color sensor and monochrome sensor work together to give the perfect contrast and color definition to each image. The device has 4GB of RAM, with 64 GB of internal storage, which is decent for a device of this range.
The device comes with Android 7.1.1 out of the box, but expect more updates. HMD Global has already confirmed Android Oreo update. Nokia 8 does perform well, but don’t expect it to be the best in the range. The camera setup might sound exciting, but low-light performance isn’t up to the mark. Nokia 8 is priced on the higher side, so comparing the same with devices from HTC and Samsung is obvious, but it doesn’t really scale up on all aspects as expected.
Overall, Nokia 8 is for the fans and those who like a no-fuss phone with decent performance. It could have been better, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t lag on performance, which is the most important thing you would expect from Nokia. You can check online to get this one!