HMD Global has finally launched this year’s flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8 in India. The Nokia 8 comes with price tag of Rs 36,999. With this, the fight to be the best in the premium segment is on. On the one hand, the device is equipped with some top-of-the-line specs and features, which makes it a wannabe. But, on the contrary, the competition is pretty intense out here. Before getting into the alternatives, here arethe specifications of Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 smartphone runs pure stock Android 7.1.1 Android Nougat Operating System, and the company has promised future updates will be made available on the device. It is powered by an octa-core (Four 2.5GHz Kryo + Four 1.8GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256GB. It hasa 5.3-inch IPS QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The dual-lens camera setup has two 13-megapixels units. One captures pictures in colour mode while the other in monochrome mode. Apart from that only one camera supports optical image stabilisation ( OIS) to care of jerks while shooting. On the front panel, there is a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0. It is water and dust resistant and carries IP54 certification. The device comes with 3.5mm ADJ headphone jack (3-mics) and USB 3.1 Type-C. It has a hybrid dual-SIM card slot and is powered by a 3,090 mAh battery.
At Rs 32,999, OnePlus 5 which is Rs 4,000 less than Nokia 8’s price is a stiff competitor. It comes in two variants 6GB and 8GB. The latter is priced atRs 37,999. Regarding specs, it features a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display(1080 x 1920 pixel) and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz which is backed up by 6GB/8GB of RAM along with 64/128GB of onboard storage. The device runs on Oxygen OS based on Android Nougat(7.1.1) and houses a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge.
Moving on to the camera department, the smartphone comes loaded with a dual-camera setup at the back with a combination of the 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture, Sony IMX398 sensor and a 20-megapixel telephoto lens with aperture f/2.6. The camera also offers up to 8x zoom which is a combination of optical zoom. It has a 16-megapixel front camera.
Overall, Nokia 8 and OnePlus 5 are very much same in specs, but OnePlus has the upper hand in terms of 6GB RAM and price. However, Nokia comes with IP54 water dust resistance and IPS QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels over 1080 x 1920 pixels in OnePlus.
The major highlight of Honor 8 Pro is the dual rear cameras. The camera comes with a combination of 12-megapixel sensors with one being used to capture RGB( colour), while other captures details in monochrome. The smartphone also supports 4K recording at 30 frames per second and comes with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling.
As per the specifications are concerned, the device will feature a 5.7-inch QHD LTPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 515ppi. The device is powered by company’s in-house Kirin 960 octa-core processor and is backed by a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card slot.
The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is juiced by a 4000mAh battery. So as far as tech spec goes, Honor 8 Pro has the upper hand regarding RAM, battery, internal memory and price.
The smartphone comes loaded with some exciting features, and since its launch, the phone has witnessed a slew of a price cut and it currently retail for Rs 35,980. The LG G6 features a 5.7-inch Full Vision display(2880 x 1440 pixels) and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The LG G6 comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 2TB via MicroSD card. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and is backed up by a 3,300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.
On the camera front, it has Dual rear camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel Wide (F2.4 / 125°) and 13-megapixel Standard OIS 2.0 (F1.8 / 71°) sensor with LED flash. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel Wide (F2.2 / 100°) selfie camera. Here we would say Nokia 8 is the winner simply because of better value for money proposition.
For iOS lovers, Apple iPhone 6S is the best choice in this price range. iPhone 6s is equipped with a 4.7 inch IPS display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 whereas Nokia’s flagship comes with a 5.3-inch IPS QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The 6s runs on current iOS 11, inside it lies an Apple A9 chip which is clocked at 1.8 GHz and has 2GB RAM. The phone comes in 16, 32 and 128GB storage options.
Moving to the camera, the iPhone 6S has a 12-megapixel camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging, smile detection, HDR, sapphire glass lens, image stabilisation, dual-LED flash, and video recording at 4K at 30 fps. The front of the iPhone has a 5-megapixel selfie taker which can record videos at 720p and has HDR and burst mode too. The phone is a single-SIM device with 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, and NFC (Apple Pay only) for connectivity. The 1810 mAh battery can provide up to 14 hours of talk time or 240 hours of standby.
The Google Pixel comes in two colours – Quite Black and Very Silver, and come in storage variants of 32GB priced at Rs 41,999, while the 128GB is priced at Rs 55,995.
Pixel comes with an aluminium unibody design with a glass plate (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) at the back. Upfront, it sports a 5-inch HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset along with 4GB RAM powers the device. The device houses a 2770 mAh battery, imprint fingerprint sensor at the back. However, Nokia 8 has the upper hand in terms of display, processor and battery.
For photography, Pixel comes with 12.3 MP rear facing the camera with 1.55-micron pixels size and f/2.0 aperture. The rear-facing shooter also comes with features like HDR+ and improved stabilisation. Of course, the Pixel device run on Android 7.1 Nougat and have the famous Pixel launcher that has round icons.