Nokia 8 Sirocco review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Display

    5.5 inches

    2560 x 1440


  • Storage

    128GB

  • Battery size

    3,260 mAh

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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.

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

OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 2560 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
Processor Snapdragon 835
Height (mm) 140.9
Width (mm) 73
Depth (mm) 7.5
Weight (g) 177
Battery size (mAh) 3,260
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 128GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6
Water resistance IP67
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution 13
Rear camera (2) aperture f/2.6
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 12
NFC support Yes

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