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
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.
- Curved display, but only 16:9.
- P-OLED screen has tint issues.
- Good pro controls.
- Bothies are still a gimmick.
- Snapdragon 835 shows its age against other 2018 flagships.
- Android One gives you a clean interface.
- Decent but not standout battery life.
- Supports fast charging and wireless charging.
- 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.
- The Nokia 8 Sirocco sells in Australia outright for $1199.
|Display size (inches)||5.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2560 x 1440|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||534|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,260|
|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|
|Network category speed||Category 12|
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