Nokia finally has a flagship Android phone and it’s beautiful

At last, Nokia has a loyal flagship Android phone to get vehement about.

It’s called a Nokia 8 and distinct Nokia’s existent Androids — the 3, 5 and 6 — this one is a genuine powerhouse.

At a core is a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM. I’ve already run some benchmark tests and a scores simply rival Samsung’s Galaxy S8. In my knowledge so far, there’s not most we can chuck during this phone that it can’t handle.

The 5.3-inch arrangement is pin sharp, interjection to a ultra HD fortitude (2,560×1,440 pixels) and it’s splendid adequate to use underneath a midday sun.

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Around a behind you’ll find twin cameras. One shoots in color, a other usually in black and white — good news if we adore dramatic, capricious portraits. They both have 13-megapixel resolutions and both fire video in 4K. There’s a 13-megapixel camera on a front, and interjection to some program cunning we can take photos with both a front and behind camera to mix them into a single, split-screen image.

I took a Nokia 8’s camera for spin — take a demeanour by during a gallery to see how it performs.

You can also livestream that split-screen perspective directly to YouTube or Facebook. It’s not a torpedo underline for me personally, though you’ll suffer this singular ability if we adore pity your whole life with a world.

That’s all wrapped adult in a unequivocally sharp steel physique with a rarely discriminating finish. we consider it looks intensely intelligent and elegant, nonetheless it is something of a fingerprint magnet.

Nokia says a phone is splash-proof, not waterproof, that is unsatisfactory given that correct waterproofing is something we’re now mostly saying on top-end phones. On a upside, it has a fingerprint scanner on a front, a USB-C pier and a latest chronicle of Android Nougat on board.

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The Nokia 8 will cost 599 euros when it goes on sale in September. The approaching UK cost is £599 and nonetheless there are now no skeleton for it to strech a US or Australia yet, Nokia pronounced that it’s penetrating to sell a phone in both countries. For reference, 599 euros translates to around $700 or AU$900.

No, it’s not a inexpensive phone, and that cost puts it precisely in line with a Galaxy S8 (a phone with flattering most a same specs, on paper), that we can now collect adult on Amazon for $575 in a US or £560 in a UK. In Australia we can find it for AU$899. Then there’s the OnePlus 5, a glorious Android phone that’s also packaged with top-notch tech and a shining twin camera system. It even won a desired Editors’ Choice award. The OnePlus costs even reduction during $479 in a US and £449 in a UK (AU$750, converted). 

We’ll have to wait to scrupulously exam a Nokia in a full examination to confirm on either it’s a correct squeeze over a S8 or OnePlus 5. A cost closer to or next $600, £500 or AU$750 would unequivocally assistance pacify a deal. There’s no question, however, that striking that top-end money will obstacle we a top-end phone that’s positively value considering, quite if we have any arrange of nostalgia for a Nokia name.

This essay creatively seemed on CNET.

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