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Nokia 8 Sirocco – Nokia’s Best Smartphone Yet? – Review, Full Specs and Price

The Nokia 8 Sirocco was launched yesterday in Barcelona as the 2018 Mobile World Congress officially kicks off. The device was launched alongside Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus. But all eyes was on the Nokia 8 Sirocco, an Android One smartphone with a full glass body.

The Flagship device comes with a P-OLED display and a Zeiss dual rear camera. Boasting of 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage space and the Snapdragon 835 chip from Qualcomm. The Sirocco edition of the Nokia 8 might just be a total package. However, lets take a thorough review of the specs before making that decision.


Nokia 8 Sirocco

A combination of Aluminum Alloy, Metal and Stainless Steel here, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is not only powerful on the inside but beautiful on the outside as well. Sports a rear fingerprint scanner at the middle, which is just on top the Nokia engraving. The Android One inscription is also at the bottom corner making the collaboration known.

Nokia 8 Sirocco

One of its highlights is the vertical Zeiss dual rear camera at the top middle, it comes with a dual-LED flash as well. The device is IP67 certified, making it partially dust and water-resistant. Moving on to the sides, it has no 3.5 mm jack anywhere, which might be a bummer to many. Nevertheless, it measures 7.5 mm slim and covered in glass. It’s available in only Black at the moment, no words yet if Nokia would be releasing more colors soon.


Nokia 8 Sirocco

The curved screen on this baby is absolutely breathtaking, definitely the best screen I’ve seen on a Nokia smartphone. The bezels are very minimal, looking like the Galaxy Note 8 from the front. The top bezel houses the selfie camera, speaker grille and ambient light sensor.

The 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED capacitive touchscreen boasts of a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 534 pixel per inch density. Experience impressive visuals with the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The 3D curved glass screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, offering scratch resistant. Overall the brilliant screen got up to 81.3% screen to body ratio, competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X.

Hardware and Software

Behind this beauty is a beast, the Snapdragon 835 chip from Qualcomm has an Octa-core processor. The processor reaches a clock speed of 2.45 GHz, with 64-bit CPU architecture and 10nm process technology. In the graphics department, the Adreno 540 graphics processor from Qualcomm is in control clocking at 710 MHz.

A gaming device it is, the Nokia 8 comes with 6GB RAM space for heavy multitasking, it boasts of a memory speed of 1.866 GHz. For storage, 128GB is available with UFS2.1, offering more storage space. You can easily upgrade up to 256GB if you need more space using the SIM slot 2. Nokia 8 Sirocco runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with Lumia-like interface.


For photography, the dual rear 13MP + 12MP camera has a f/1.8 aperture capturing 4K resolution images and videos. The 13MP Samsung S5K2L7 ISOCELL shooter has a Carl Zeiss Lens and boasts of 1.12µm pixel size, 78.2 degree wide-angle lens and other features.

While the 12MP Samsung S5K3M3 ISOCELL shooter has a 1.0um pixel size and 47.3 degree wide-angle lens. Both will be working together to capture pictures with 4032 x 3024 pixels in dimension. At the front, there’s a 5MP with Samsung BSI CMOS Sensor, 1.4um pixel size and f/2.0 aperture. The selfie camera boasts of a 78.4˚ wide angle lens, phase detection and uses the display flash for dark places.


Powering the Nokia 8 Sirocco up is a 3260mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with Qi wireless charging and Quick Charge 4.0.


Nokia 8 Sirocco Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Nokia 8 Sirocco
Announced February, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores from March


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Metal, Aluminum Alloy, Stainless Steel
Dimensions 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5 mm
Protection Glass
Colours Black


Display Type QHD P-OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5-inch
Resolution 2560 x 1440 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 534ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 81.3%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features Multi-touch, 3D Glass, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


13MP + 12MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED flash


Android 8.0 Oreo
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPU Octa-Core 2.45GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 540
Internal Storage 128GB, UFS 2.1
Yes, up to 256GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light sensor
Compass, Hall sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Heart-Rate

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Recognition No


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3260mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones

Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is Nokia 8 Sirocco Price and Availability Status?

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1 thought on “Nokia 8 Sirocco – Nokia’s Best Smartphone Yet? – Review, Full Specs and Price”

  1. Nokia 8 is the chippest smartphone with snapdragon 835 that has a name and holds mora patetns then all chinese brands together.


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