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April 3, 2018

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Release Date, Pricing & More

The new Nokia 8 Sirocco in Australia is an ultimate statement of flagship design with the latest screen and camera technology, according to HMD Global. It is one great high-end flagships featuring a beautifully curved 5.5” 2K screen display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and 6GB of super-powerful RAM. The mobile phone includes 128GB of internal storage, which is not expandable.

On the other hand, the Nokia 8 Sirocco high specs smartphone is loaded with a 13MP wide plus 12MP tele dual primary camera on the rear and a 5MP front-face camera. The Nokia 8 Sirocco also runs the latest Android version 8.0 Oreo and is powered by a 3260mAh non-removable battery. In all, the Nokia 8 Sirocco Priceis also very high. A complete smartphone device designed for professionals, not for all.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Release Date and Availability:

The Nokia 8 Sirocco mobile phone was first announced at the MWC 2018. Firstly, it launched in India on April 4 and become available to pre-order from the 20th of April. 

And now, the device is exclusively available on sale all over India. Nokia 8 Sirocco release date in Australia has also been confirmed. The sensational Nokia device will be available all over Australia from the 17th of May, 2018.

If you want to buy Nokia 8 Sirocco from the United States, then most probably you may not find it this year. However, the device can be shipped to the U.S from any third-party sources.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Price in Australia:

The Nokia 8 Sirocco Price is now 100% confirmed. The handset caps out at €803 in so many parts of Europe, sources told Paylessdeal.  Nokia 8 Sirocco Price in the United Kingdom is approximately £699 and if you’re looking for Nokia 8 Sirocco Price in Australia, you’re required to spend 1199 bucks (around $940).

Select a local reputed Australian retailer and carrier and make your Nokia 8 Sirocco buy as convenient as you want. If you are shopping in India, the new Nokia 8 Sirocco will cost you Rs 49,999 outright.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Specs and Features:

The Nokia 8 Specifications in Australia include a whopping 6GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard memory, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset and a dual 12MP + 13MP rear cameras. A bunch of other details is listed below.

  • 5.5-Inch QHD pOLED Screen Display w/ 2560x1440p resolution
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 3D Glass
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • Octa-core Processor (4 x 2.36 GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Android Oreo Operating System
  • 128GB Internal Storage
  • Rear Camera: 12MP Wide w/ f/1.7 + 13MP Tele Shooter w/ f/2.6
  • Dual tone flash
  • Front-facing camera: 5MP
  • Display flash
  • Single speaker w/ Smart Amp
  • Microphones 3xAOP
  • USB Type C
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, ALS/PS, G-sensor, E-compass, Gyro, Hall sensor, Barometer
  • Bluetooth 5.0, ANT+
  • 3260mAh battery
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Network speed: LTE Cat 12 600 Mbps DL \ Cat13 150 Mbps (64QAM) UL
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (MIMO)

Nokia 8 Sirocco Design and Display:

Through the all-glass body of the Sirocco oozing premium look and feel as well as modern looks, Nokia has refined its design philosophy in an incredible way. It looks like a great combination of Galaxy S8 and BlackBerry Priv, thanks to its glossy black finish and curving edge display.

As far as its overall looks and feel are concerned, it is truly a proper premium smartphone, with the narrow edges from 7.5mm to 2mm and the power/lock on the right. 

The incredibly designed device is wider as compared to the largest Samsung Galaxy S9 phone but smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus phone which has the same display size of 5.5-inch. So the mobile phone will sit relatively well in the hand via its curved edges on the back.

In addition, Nokia 8 Sirocco boasts an OLED or P-OLED plastic panel which basically means it’s based on a plastic substrate instead of glass, so it can be formed flexibly into several shapes.

What's more? The flagship device featuring IP67 dust and water resistance, and so you don’t need to worry about the accidental drop in water or in the bath. You will also get wireless charging capability.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Camera Technology:

The camera technology of Nokia 8 Sirocco is also amazingly powerful. The 12MP wide-angle back camera plus 13MP telephoto lens with ZEISS optics and 2x optical zoom lets you achieve crystal-clear pictures including extended detail. Not only this, you get superb results in bokeh portrait mode. However, you need to pay little attention while shooting in low-lights as it doesn’t produce 100% clear results.

With the new Pro Camera mode, you can take control of every photo conveniently, while manually controlling white balance, ISO, focusing, shutter speed and exposure compensation in a separate way. You can make simple and complicated adjustments and see the results in real time.

Just like its predecessor, Nokia 8 Sirocco also offers the “bothie” feature, for capturing images or videos with the 5MP front shooter and the rear camera in tandem, best for trying to shoot reaction and action at the same time.

Nokia 8 Sirocco worked extremely well and offers premium quality photos with an easy-to-use interface and at the touch of a button.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Performance:

With having some cutting-edge features and 2017’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Sirocco is still considered to be the top performer of this year, that comes with 6GB of powerful RAM and the latest Android Oreo. So now you can enjoy almost anything you do on your mobile device, without any lag in performance. This is the all-rounder that has the ability to run apps, games, videos, photos, and music without any worry. 

One prominent and exciting feature of the Nokia 8 Sirocco is related to its Google Android One program, which guarantees the device the next two big Android dessert updates, and 3 years of security updates. 

Another great feature is related to Sirocco’s Audio technology that makes the terribly loud sound terribly good. Nokia spatial audio lets you use three integrated earbuds to give the high dynamic range with 24-bit audio and recording ability of up to 132Db. Due to this, you will get crystal-clear and distortion-free audio even in the noisiest environments.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Battery:

The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with an impressive amount of battery – 3260mAh. Doesn’t it sound a lot smaller as compared to Nokia 7 Plus which houses a hefty 3800mAh non-removable battery? Based on several online sources, Nokia 8 Sirocco lasted a comfortable day and a half between charges.

Spending plentiful hours of audio streaming alongside some social media use and a little bit of Internet browsing, you’ll find around 30% charge left before you go to bed. To be honest, that isn’t really bad. What do you say?

Our Verdict:

The Nokia 8 Sirocco smartphone is a crucial step forward for HMD Global. The Android One integration is great news for all the Nokia lovers and prospective consumers, as well as its outstanding design and display look and feel. Although it lacks headphone jacks, still, it’s one of the most extraordinary mobile phones released in the year 2018.


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