Nokia 8 Sirocco

7.5/10 AVG.
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7.5/10
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The Nokia 8 Sirocco currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechRadar

Nokia has successfully made a luxury phone, with a high-end build, generally decent specs and no software bloat, but the Nokia 8 Sirocco seems slightly dated in too many areas to fully recommend.

- Andrew Williams, TechRadar
GSMArena

Ultimately, it's hard to recommend a flagship with a flawed display and merely okay camera and battery life. This would be the voice of reason. We choose to listen to another voice though, and it insists that going a decade back in time is worth putting up with a few imperfections. Nostalgic types,...

- GSMArena
Notebookcheck

Despite its weaknesses, the Nokia 8 Sirocco has style and can also offer a lot of advantages, including a generous set of accessories and pure Android with update guarantee. Therefore, we can recommend the Nokia 8 Sirocco to everyone who is ready to accept the weaknesses mentioned above in exchange...

- Florian Wimmer, Notebookcheck
Digit

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of most well-crafted Android phones we have come across, but compromises under the hood and an underwhelming camera works against it, nevermind the steep asking price.

- Subhrojit Mallick, Digit
PCWorld

As someone who was - and still is - a big fan of the things that HMD have been doing with the Nokia brand, the Sirocco feels like a bit of a let-down. The Nokia 8 Sirocco almost has what it takes to be a great phone but, unless the stars really align for you, it's probably going to have to settle fo...

- Fergus Halliday, PCWorld


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Common Questions


Nokia released the 8 Sirocco on April 30, 2018.


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Nokia backs up the 8 Sirocco with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.5"

The Nokia 8 Sirocco's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3260mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3260 mAh battery.

8 Sirocco Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2018
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 0.86 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3260 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.093 x 7.297 x 0.75 cm (5.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology P-OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 534 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Dual camera feature (13 MP 2nd camera, f/2.6), Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
f/2.0 Aperture
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


TechRadar

Luxury design, clean software

from TechRadar

Nokia has successfully made a luxury phone, with a high-end build, generally decent specs and no software bloat, but the Nokia 8 Sirocco seems slightly dated in too many areas to fully recommend.

Read full review

Nokia has successfully made a luxury phone, with a high-end build, generally decent specs and no software bloat, but the Nokia 8 Sirocco seems slightly dated in too many areas to fully recommend.

Read full review

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GSMArena

We so wanted to love it, and it didn't make it

Ultimately, it's hard to recommend a flagship with a flawed display and merely okay camera and battery life. This would be the voice of reason. We choose to listen to another voice though, and it insists that going a decade back in time is worth putting up with a few imperfections. Nostalgic types, we are.

Read full review

Ultimately, it's hard to recommend a flagship with a flawed display and merely okay camera and battery life. This would be the voice of reason. We choose to listen to another voice though, and it insists that going a decade back in time is worth putting up with a few imperfections. Nostalgic types, we are.

Read full review

Less

Notebookcheck

Not a high-end smartphone for everyone

from Notebookcheck

Despite its weaknesses, the Nokia 8 Sirocco has style and can also offer a lot of advantages, including a generous set of accessories and pure Android with update guarantee. Therefore, we can recommend the Nokia 8 Sirocco to everyone who is ready to accept the weaknesses mentioned above in exchan...More

Despite its weaknesses, the Nokia 8 Sirocco has style and can also offer a lot of advantages, including a generous set of accessories and pure Android with update guarantee. Therefore, we can recommend the Nokia 8 Sirocco to everyone who is ready to accept the weaknesses mentioned above in exchange for something different from the normal run-of-the-mill models.

Read full review

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Digit

Nokia's best by far

from Digit

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of most well-crafted Android phones we have come across, but compromises under the hood and an underwhelming camera works against it, nevermind the steep asking price.

Read full review

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of most well-crafted Android phones we have come across, but compromises under the hood and an underwhelming camera works against it, nevermind the steep asking price.

Read full review

Less

PCWorld

A unique flagship that's more of a mutation than a market-leader

from PCWorld

As someone who was - and still is - a big fan of the things that HMD have been doing with the Nokia brand, the Sirocco feels like a bit of a let-down. The Nokia 8 Sirocco almost has what it takes to be a great phone but, unless the stars really align for you, it's probably going to have to settle for just being a pretty good one.

Read full review

As someone who was - and still is - a big fan of the things that HMD have been doing with the Nokia brand, the Sirocco feels like a bit of a let-down. The Nokia 8 Sirocco almost has what it takes to be a great phone but, unless the stars really align for you, it's probably going to have to settle for just being a pretty good one.

Read full review

Less

Cnet

The right phone for the wrong price

from Cnet

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is fast, feels sturdy, has a long battery life and runs the sleek Android One operating system. While the Nokia 8 Sirocco does suffer from minor faults, its main issue is being outclassed by similarly-priced competitors.

Read full review

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is fast, feels sturdy, has a long battery life and runs the sleek Android One operating system. While the Nokia 8 Sirocco does suffer from minor faults, its main issue is being outclassed by similarly-priced competitors.

Read full review

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TechRadar

The most stylish Nokia Android phone

from TechRadar

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a beautiful phone that's fast to operate and has great battery life. Where it mostly lets you down is in the camera department.

Read full review

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a beautiful phone that's fast to operate and has great battery life. Where it mostly lets you down is in the camera department.

Read full review

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BGR

A notch less than wow

from BGR

A legendary brand such as Nokia has only recently resurrected and for it to get the recipe right might take a while. Given that the Nokia 8 Sirocco has somewhat got the calculation correct in terms of design and features, where the company has gone wrong is in the terms of its pricing.

Read full review

A legendary brand such as Nokia has only recently resurrected and for it to get the recipe right might take a while. Given that the Nokia 8 Sirocco has somewhat got the calculation correct in terms of design and features, where the company has gone wrong is in the terms of its pricing.

Read full review

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The Indian Express

Performance is top notch, and the design is certainly unique

from The Indian Express

At Rs 49,999, a lot of users might think the phone is pricey. I too think this would be a killer device around the price point of the OnePlus 5T. Anyway, given the design and the camera abilities, it will be that hard to impress some people to invest in the Nokia 8 Sirocco as their phone for the next few years.

Read full review

At Rs 49,999, a lot of users might think the phone is pricey. I too think this would be a killer device around the price point of the OnePlus 5T. Anyway, given the design and the camera abilities, it will be that hard to impress some people to invest in the Nokia 8 Sirocco as their phone for the next few years.

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Firstpost

Good work Nokia, but buyers can skip this flagship

from Firstpost

Despite the capable camera, Android One support, interesting new design and great battery life, I can’t really recommend Nokia 8 Sirocco. 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.

Read full review

Despite the capable camera, Android One support, interesting new design and great battery life, I can’t really recommend Nokia 8 Sirocco. 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.

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