What to expect
Nokia's latest handset isn't quite as premium as its predecessors, but it's priced aggressively and benefits from a clean Android experience and solid camera.
The Nokia 8.1 shifts the focus towards the mid-range, but may be worth considering if you want a well-built phone with a clean Android experience.
Back when Nokia relaunched into the smartphone space, it did so without a true "flagship" device, choosing instead to launch a range of more affordable phones.
Within a few months it changed that story, launching the Nokia 8 as its flagship phone.
In 2018 at Mobile World Congress, it revealed its successor, the more stylish Nokia 8 Sirocco. Then in late 2018, it changed the story again for the Nokia 8 series, with the Nokia 8.1.
It's no longer a phone packing premium power, but equally, it's not sold at premium price.
- Blue/Silver or Steel/Copper finish
- 6.18-inch display
- Rear fingerprint sensor
- Dual 12/13MP rear lenses
- 20MP front-facing selfie camera
- Snapdragon 710 highlights the Nokia 8.1 as a mid-range phone
- Android One for guaranteed updates and a clean Android experience
- 3,500mAh battery
- Fast 18W charging
- Another quality phone outing from Nokia
Pricing and availability
Nokia's stylish mid-range option
The Nokia 8.1 is affordable and stylish, with plenty of camera power.
- The Nokia 8.1 will go on sale officially in Australia on 21 February 2019
- Official pricing is $699 for the Nokia 8.1
|Display size (inches)||6.18|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2280 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||408|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,500|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/1.8|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||13|
|Rear camera (2) aperture|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||20|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||N/A|
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