Nokia 8 Sirocco: All-glass Body, Steel Chassis & Rapid Android Update
Nokia 8 Sirocco, distributed in WMC recently, is the brand new flagship of Nokia. With all-glass body, steel chassis and rapid Android update, Nokia 8 Sirocco amazed its fans and it’s qualified to compete with Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X. Let’s take a look at it.
- CPU: Snapdragon 835
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery: 3,260mAh, supporting QC4.0 fast charge
- Display: 5.5in 18:9 2K OLED
- OS: Android 8.0
- Price: €749
You may notice that Nokia 8 Sirocco still runs Snapdragon 835, which is also reflected in the price. Snapdragon 835 is widely used in the flagship smartphones in 2017, and it's a little be out of date in Nokia 8 Sirocco, since the latest flagships like Samsung Galaxy S9 have applied Snapdragon 845. However, with 6GB LPDDR4X memory, 128GB storage, Snapdragon 835 can still perform well.
It is also worth mentioning that Nokia 8 Sirocco supports wireless charging, which releases you from always having USB cable prepared in your bag. Besides, it is able to charge 50% in 30 minutes, allowing you to take a smartphone full of charge in the rush of the workday morning.
With its all-glass body and stainless steel chassis, Nokia 8 Sirocco looks fancy and it is comfortable to hold since the edge is wonderfully curved, tapering from 7.5mm to 2mm with the Power and Volume keys at the thinnest tip. Moreover, according to Nokia, each phone is made of a single piece of stainless steel, guaranteeing the firm structure.
The 5.5 inch 2K pOLED display and the edge-to-edge setup is also stunning, and the 3D Corning Gorilla Glass makes it look like Samsung Galaxy Note, but it is a little smaller than the latter.
Nokia has a long cooperation with Zeiss Optics and this time is no exception. The front camera 5MP is not perfect but enough for most selfies and video calls. The rear cameras are have a 12-megapixel wide-angle main sensor (F1.75), and a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor (F2.6). They support 2x optical zoom and are ZEISS certified. Thanks to the setups, Nokia 8 Sirocco's camera will give you high quality portrait shots with more details.
Plus, the camera interface has also been redesigned, especially the Pro Camera mode, under which you can manually adjust white balance, ISO, shutter speed and focus.
A big shortcoming for Android is that old models cannot get the latest Android updates, unlike the Apple, which allows older models like iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 to be updated to the latest iOS 11. In other words, even though Android releases new update every year, owners of smartphone in old models have to put up with old system that will be outdated and run slowly day by day.
Therefore, it would be a great news for Nokia 8 Sirocco users, since this phone is involved in Google's Android One program. It means Nokia 8 Sirocco can receive important updates of the Android system in the next two years (Android 9.0 and Android 10) and a three-year security update, and owners can use Nokia 8 Sirocco smoothly for at least three years.
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