Nokia 8 Sirocco review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Nokia's updated Nokia 8 Sirocco is a fine phone, but its lack of standout features makes it hard to recommend in the premium space.

5.5 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

128GB

Internal storage

12MP + 13MP

Rear camera

3,260 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.7 + f/2.6
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 140.9mm x 73mm x 7.5mm
Weight 177g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor Snapdragon 835
RAM 6
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 3,260mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,199
Launch date2018-04
Nokia 8 Sirocco

The good

  • Smart curved design
  • Good 3D performance
  • Android One onboard

The bad

  • No 18:9 display
  • Last year's processor onboard
  • No headphone jack
  • No expandable storage
  • P-OLED screen subject to blue tint

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a fine flagship phone, but it lacks that killer feature that would make it stand out from the pack.

HMD Global, the company that currently produces Nokia-branded handsets has largely sold itself on providing solid value phones that challenge what's possible at mid-range and budget price points.

However, 2017's Nokia 8 was an exception to this rule as it was HMD's take on a "flagship" phone, right down to pricing. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the updated take on that idea, sitting well above the rest of HMD's 2018 phone crop in price and specification terms.

Design

  • Curved display, but only 16:9.
  • P-OLED screen has tint issues.

Camera

  • Good pro controls.
  • Bothies are still a gimmick.

Performance

  • Snapdragon 835 shows its age against other 2018 flagships.
  • Android One gives you a clean interface.

Battery life

  • Decent but not standout battery life.
  • Supports fast charging and wireless charging.

Verdict

  • Nokia's best, but other flagships at the same price are better.

Pricing and availability

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia's updated flagship phone

The Nokia 8 Sirocco takes the design of the Nokia 8 and smooths it with curved edges, improved camera and the simplicity of Android One.

Promoted

  • The Nokia 8 Sirocco sells in Australia outright for $1199.

Nokia 8 Sirocco specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.7 + f/2.6
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 140.9mm x 73mm x 7.5mm
Weight 177g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
Processor Snapdragon 835
RAM 6
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to N/A
Battery capacity 3,260mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi

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