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Nokia 8 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Thanks to our friends from Widget City, finally we had the chance to have a review unit of the Nokia 8. They are selling it for Php 29,000 and it comes with a free Smart LTE SIM. So to know more of our thoughts about the Nokia 8, join us in our unboxing and first impressions.

What’s in the box?

  • Nokia 8 unit
  • power adaptor
  • data/charging cable
  • earphone w/ extra silicone cap
  • sim tray ejector
  • manuals

The included power adapter is a Type G, so you might need a Type A converted in order to use it in most AC sockets.

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The earphone is also looks good and premium compared to other out-of-the-box earphones from other brands.

Nokia 8 Specs

 Display
  • 5.3-inch screen
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M Color
  • 1440 x 2560 pixels (~554 ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
 Network
  •  LTE FDD 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
 SIM Slots
  •  Dual SIM, Dual Standby
 CPU
  •  Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
 GPU
  • Adreno 540 graphics
 Storage
  •  6GB RAM/128GB internal memory
  • Expandable via microSD up to 256GB (use SIM2 slot)
 Memory
  •  4 GB / 6 GB RAM
 Back Cameras
  •  Dual 13MP cameras with Carl Zeiss optics, PDAF, OIS, dual LED flash
 Front Camera
  •  13 MP fixed-focus
 Operating System
  •  Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
 Connectivity
  •  WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type C, Fingerprint Scanner,
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
 Battery
  •  3,090 mAh battery
 Price
  •  P29,990

 

HARDWARE AND DESIGN

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The Nokia 8 has a solid build quality. Its aluminum uni-body design makes it very smooth and comfortable in the hands. It is also an IP54 certified which means that it is a splashproof and dust resistant smartphone.

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On its top is where the 3.5mm headphone jack is located.

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On its right side, you can find its volume rockers and the power button.

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On the left side, you can find its hybrid microSD card and SIM tray.

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While on the bottom part, here are the microphone, USB Type-C port, and the OZO speaker.

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On its front panel, on top you can see the 13 MP selfie shooter along with the front speaker and the NOKIA logo.

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On the bottom front panel, you can see the home button / fingerprint scanner together with the capacitive navigation buttons that lights everytime touch them.

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On its back part is where the Carl Zeiss dual 13 MP cameras are located paired with an IR range finder, a dual tone flash, and the rear microphone.

DISPLAY

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The Nokia 8 is equipped with a 5.3-inch IPS QHD 2K display. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top of it. The screen has a soft-touch feel when you are pressing on it and specially when you are typing on the virtual keyboard.

 

SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

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The Nokia 8 is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset along with the Adreno 540 GPU. It has a paired of 64GB of internal storage and a 4GB of RAM.

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Right after our unboxing, the software update for the latest Android Oreo appeared when we connect the device on our home WiFi.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The Nokia 8 is a great phone to add on your wish lists specially for solid Nokia fans out there. It has a solid build quality plus it is an IP54 certified for extra water splash protection. It also runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor together with the Adreno 540 GPU. While on the storage part, it has a 4GB of RAM which is just right for your multitasking and a 64GB of internal storage. If it still not enough for you, it has a room for your microSD card which supports up to 256GB. On the camera side, the Nokia 8 is equipped with dual 13MP cameras on it back and a 13MP on its front. Both can record up to 4K resolution and you can also take a photo using both back and front cameras, this will also work on social media Live Videos. The Nokia 8 also has OZO spatial 360 degree audio for customizable audio recording. Meanwhile, the only thing that we feel lacks on it is the battery capacity – it is only packed with a 3090mAh of battery juice. This might be not enough since it has a 2K display plus its own always on display. But for not, we will still test it out and lets see if it can last all day for a regular to above average of use. So better watch out for our final review.

To buy the Nokia 8 at Widget City, you can directly head to this link – http://www.widgetcity.com.ph/nokia/nokia-8