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All posts tagged "Nokia 8"

  • Nokia 8 gets DxOMark camera results: it’s not good

    DxOMark has emerged as one of the foremost websites for smartphone photography, attempting to benchmark photos, videos and other aspects of the mobile photography experience. There's been plenty of debate over the company's testing, given the subjective nature of photography in many ways. But the scores are often used by brands and consumers alike to justify the greatness of their phones. In any event, DxOMark has just published their results for the Nokia 8 (review), and it's very disappointing. At a score of 68, it sits way below other high-end phones, with the Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6s and Lava Z25 (wuh?)...

  • 5 good 2017 smartphones that just missed out on greatness

    We've already looked at a few smartphones that you should certainly avoid, but what about solid or good smartphones that just miss out on greatness? Whether it's a significant flaw or a few missteps in an otherwise solid package, here are a few good smartphones that don't quite reach giddy heights. LG G6 I really enjoyed using the LG G6, representing a return to form of sorts for the company. The improved wide-angle camera, water-resistant design and tall screen all came together to make a lovely package. The phone felt rather durable too, while endurance was solid enough for a full day of...

  • Nokia 8 review: a cheaper flagship (and it shows)

    Apple and Samsung aside, has there ever been more hype around a smartphone than HMD's Nokia 8? The first Nokia-branded flagship since 2014's Lumia 930, the phone sets out to make a statement of note. Eye-catching design? Check. Carl Zeiss branding like the phones of yore? Righto. Powerful internals? Indeed. Pure Android? Do you even need to ask? Let's start with the aesthetics then. It might be the first flagship under HMD, but the Nokia 8 certainly makes a case for fitting right into the Nokia mould. It feels like a Nokia The phone is carved out of a block of aluminium and...

  • Nokia 8: first impressions of Nokia-branded Android flagship

    The Nokia 8 was just launched last month, but it's quickly found its way to South African shores already. Launching last week, the device has an attractive R9499 price tag and quite a few features. We took delivery of our review unit on Friday, so what do we make of the smartphone thus far? Read on for our first impressions... What's in the box? Crack open the package and you'll be greeted by the smartphone and all the requisite accessories. So that means earphones, SIM tool, USB Type C cable and the charger. It's simple and to the point, while not skimping on...

  • Nokia 8: when does Vodacom exclusivity end?

    The Nokia 8 makes its way to several South African retailers this week, packing some great features and an attractive price point. However, as we've previously reported, the phone will be exclusive to Vodacom and affiliated retailers. But for how long? "Vodacom has time to market until the end of October. And from November, we start with Cell C and MTN," HMD Global's Shaun Durandt told media during a meeting in Cape Town. What about Telkom? We noticed that the network hasn't stocked previous HMD Nokia devices (3, 5, 6). "The priority from the get-go was always going to be the bigger players,...

  • Nokia 8 launches in SA: we got pricing, but what else to know?

    Back at the international Nokia 8 launch, we managed to suss out the South African pricing of the new handset, coming in at a recommended price of R9499. Now, HMD Global has made it all official, confirming that sales have started for the new device in South Africa. So what should you know? For starters, the phone is exclusive to Vodacom right now, coming in blue and steel colours. Don't care for the prepaid price? Then you can grab it for R449 a month on a uChoose Flexi 150 contract (12 months). As for specifications? You're looking at a 5.3-inch 1440p display, Snapdragon...

  • Exclusive: Nokia 8 gets SA price, cheapest flagship in market?

    HMD's Nokia-branded smartphones seem to have received a very welcome reception globally and in South Africa, with its budget devices attracting plenty of attention. But all eyes were on the Nokia 8 last week, being the first flagship as part of the new arrangement. We already confirmed ahead of its reveal that the phone would be coming to South Africa in September, making for a swift launch. But what about pricing? Cellucity has come to the table once again, confirming to Gearburn that the device would have a prepaid price tag just below R10 000. "The recommended retail price will be R9499.00," Cellucity...

  • Nokia 8: 8 things you should know about HMD’s new flagship

    True to the leaks, HMD revealed the Nokia 8 last night, being the first flagship from the new custodians of the Nokia mobile brand. Most of the earlier reports rang true, but what should you know about the new phone? We've got eight things worth keeping in mind. It's as powerful as other flagships out there The Nokia 8 indeed packs a Snapdragon 835 processor, being the latest and greatest high-end chipset from Qualcomm. So it'll go toe to toe with other Android phones on the market. Other than the chipset, the phone is also packing 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable...

  • Exclusive: Nokia 8 set for South Africa in September [Update: Vodacom confirms]

    Update, 2:57pm, 16 August 2017: Cellucity isn't the only retailer to confirm that the Nokia 8 will be coming to South Africa in September, as Vodacom has done the same. "The Nokia 8 will launch in September and this will be exclusive to Vodacom," a marketing representative told Gearburn. Original article: HMD Global has done a pretty good job with its Nokia-branded smartphones lately, delivering cheap yet capable Android-powered phones. The company's Nokia 8 is also joining the party though, as it's set to be officially revealed tomorrow. Now, Cellucity has confirmed to Gearburn that the "more premium" Nokia-branded phone will be launching...

  • Nokia 8 set for reveal this week: what to expect?

    HMD's Nokia smartphones seem to be enjoying brisk sales thus far, but the flagship Nokia 8 is also set to be revealed this week. We've already seen leaked images of the device courtesy of Venturebeat's Evan Blass, but what should we expect in general? Camera Nokia phones were renowned for their camera performance, with HMD looking to recapture this with their phones as well. The Nokia 8 is expected to pack dual-13MP main cameras, apparently taking the form of a monochrome and colour shooter, much like Huawei's phones. Previously leaked renders also show Carl Zeiss branding on the phone, although it's unclear if this...