Nokia 8 Sirocco review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco
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Quick Verdict

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

Nokia 8 Sirocco at a glance

When did the Nokia 8 Sirocco come out? Available in Australia on 17 May 2018.
What’s new about the Nokia 8 Sirocco? Top-tier Snapdragon 835 processor, dual rear camera with optical zoom, stainless steel design.
How much does the Nokia 8 Sirocco cost? $1,199 outright.

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.
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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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Updated March 25th, 2019
Name Product Display Rear camera Internal storage Battery size More info
Nokia 9 Pureview
Nokia 9 Pureview
5.99
inches

2880 x 1440px

12MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

3,320
mAh
5.84
inches

1080 x 2280px

12MP + 5MP

32GB

3,060
mAh
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2
5.71
inches

720 x 1520px

13MP + 2MP

16GB


32GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

2560 x 1440px

13MP + 13MP

64GB

3,090
mAh
Nokia 3.2
Nokia 3.2
6.26
inches

720 x 1520px

13MP

16GB


32GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

720x1280px

8MP

8GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

64GB

3,000
mAh
5.2
inches

720 x 1440px

13MP

16GB

2,990
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.8
inches

HD+px

16MP + 5MP

64GB

3,060
mAh
5.5
inches

2560 x 1440px

12MP + 13MP

128GB

3,260
mAh
5.8
inches

HD+px

13MP + 5MP

32GB

3,060
mAh
6
inches

2160 x 1080px

12MP + 13MP

64GB

3,800
mAh
Nokia 210
Nokia 210
2.4
inches

320 x 240px

0.3MP
1,020
mAh
5.5
inches

1080 x 2160px

16MP

16GB

2,970
mAh
5.2
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
4.5
inches

854 x 480px

5MP

8GB

2,150
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

8MP

16GB

2,630
mAh
6.18
inches

2280 x 1080px

12MP + 13MP

64GB

3,500
mAh
2.4
inches

320 x 240px

2MP

128MB

1,200
mAh
2.45
inches

320 x 240px

2MP

4GB

1,500
mAh
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus
5.45
inches
8MP

8GB

2,500
mAh

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