Nokia 8 Sirocco49,999
HMD global launched its latest premium smartphone Nokia 8 Sirocco this year February at Mobile Congress World 2018 along with 4 other smartphones named nokia 6 2018, nokia 7 plus, Nokia 1 and Nokia 8810. After 2 months finally HMD Global launched its 2018 flagship smartphone Nokia 8 sirocco in India.
The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco go on sale in India today. The company had started selling the Nokia 6 (2018) on April 6 and had opened pre-booking for Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco on April 20. The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Rs 25,999, and the Nokia 8 Sirocco will sell at Rs 49,999.
Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications:
|PRICE||Buy at Flipkart for Rs. 49,999|
|DISPLAY||5.5 inches, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, FHD+ (1440p), 534 ppi pixel density P-OLED screen|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera : Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 13 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm) , Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5MP, Flash: No|
|SIM||Single Sim slot with option for Expandable Storage|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|CPU||2.5 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 835 Processor|
|STORAGE||Internal: 128 GB, Expandable: No|
|RAM/GPU||6 GB RAM, Adreno 540|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3260 mAh battery | Fast Charging: Yes|
|OTHERS||Wireless Charging, Face recognition unlock, 4G, 3G, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS,Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
Design and Display :
Sirocco is an interesting upgrade to last year Flagship from HMD Global which was Nokia 8. The phone is covered in 95% vacuum moulded Gorilla Glass and has a stainless steel frame at its core.The edges of the Nokia 8 Sirocco taper from 7.5mm to 2mm and it was fun finding the discreetly placed SIM tray on its thinnest point. Similarly, the volume buttons and the power key are flush with the edges, which sometimes makes it a little tricky to click. Even though Nokia didn’t adopted to the latest trend 18:9 display still it looks beautiful with its 16:9 aspect curvy display with minimum bezels.
Performance and Hardware
There is major change in terms of hardware inside Nokia 8 and Sirocco. Because this phone carries the same chipset Snapdragon 835 which was used in 2017 flagship phones. It makes the phone little outdated than compared to flagship smartphones releasing with latest snapdragon 845 with improved features.
Sirocco is under android one program that makes the phone to come with stock android and HMD promises to provide android update till Q.
This phone comes with 3260mah battery which is enough for a normal day usage. This phone also comes with Wireless charging support.
This phone comes with dual 12MP + 13MP camera on the back and 5MP in the front for selfies.There’s 2X optical zoom which comes in handy for long distance shots. This phone also comes HMD’s unique bothe feature. Here is camera samples for you..
I can say that Nokia has learned lot and improved some things in this phone. But still i can’t recommend you to buy this phone, because there are better phone than this one at this price range. The problem, quite simply, is that there are better phones out there. Even for a Nokia loyalist, this is not Nokia’s best device, even if it is their most expensive offering.