Nokia 8 Sirocco - Flagship but OnePlus 6 Could be A Better Alternative
HMD Global has got a stunner Nokia 7 Plus in the mid-range segment. The company tried to extend its dominance in the premium segment by launching Nokia 8 Sirocco. With great design and display, Nokia 8 Sirocco is truly an unconventional flagship phone.
Till date, HMD Global was busy in making news with revitalising feature phone market. All of a sudden, every Nokia lover is enjoying the flagship status. Thanks to its Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. The Android One integration is making wonders for HMD Global. One will definitely get impressed with the Sirocco’s latest screen and camera.
Starting today, Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available both online and offline at a price of ₹49,999. Flipkart and Nokia’s online store has an exclusive deal where one gets an extra ₹3000 off over regular exchange value.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications:
Right out of the box, the Nokia 8 has a 2.5D glass finish design and steel frame. It’s simply solid that you won’t feel the need of a near-bezelless design. Needless to say, that it matches the build quality of Samsung Galaxy S8. With a 5.5-inch QHD display, 1440x2560 pixel resolution, and 534 PPI the screen looks amazingly sharp. Moreover, the flagship phone has topped the IP67 dust/water resistance.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, Nokia 8 Sirocco has a powerful machine that can run continuous gaming without any heating issues. However, one would expect Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip in this price range in spite of a minor practical difference. .
As usual Nokia has partnered with Zeiss Optics to provide a rear dual camera setup. It packs 12-megapixel wide main camera sensor, 13-megapixel telephoto lens and a mere 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. The first-hand report clearly shows that low-lit environment photos are much better when compared to Nokia 8.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Vs Other Flagship Phones:
As a default setting, ‘Auto HDR’ mode is turned on. If you are a PRO, then you can turn off it especially during a shoot with moving objects. The 4K video enthusiasts can even try it at 30 fps on the rear camera. Though the single-SIM Nokia 8 Sirocco is placed to compete with the likes of other flagship phones including Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2, iPhone X, it doesn’t do the full justice in camera department.
With 3260 mAh battery and Quick Charge 4.0, Nokia 8 Sirocco could easily work for a full day. However, it is blamed for slow charging despite of its Quick Charge support. The positive aspect is its integration of Android-One project. The handset boots Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and will have faster access to Android updates. The LTE Cat 12 600 Mbps provision is a big plus along with other required network connectivity options.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Vs OnePlus 6:
Undoubtedly, Nokia 8 Sirocco has got the best design, specs and battery backup with Android One support. However, one can expect OnePlus 6 to be relatively cheaper. Let’s wait till May 17th before confirming the threat from the new phone.
If HMD Global revises the price and makes it below 40K, then it will be an interesting battle. Till then, Nokia 8 Sirocco could surely be Nokia’s least selling phone of the year.