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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.

  • Smart curved design
  • Good 3D performance
  • Android One onboard
  • No 18:9 display
  • Last year's processor onboard
  • No headphone jack
  • No expandable storage
  • P-OLED screen subject to blue tint

5.5 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

128GB

Internal storage

12MP + 13MP

Rear camera

3,260 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Good vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
534 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
140.9mm x 73mm x 7.5mm
Weight
177g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 12

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 835
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
128GB
Battery capacity
3,260mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,199
Launch date2018-04
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Finder score: 3 How we score our reviews

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


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
534 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
140.9mm x 73mm x 7.5mm
Weight
177g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 12

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 835
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
128GB
Battery capacity
3,260mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
Qi

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