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The Nokia 8 Sirocco is HMD’s attempt at a true Nokia flagship. It has the premium build quality, curved screen, and decent specs to suit. But can it compete with the likes of Samsung?
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27 Replies to “Nokia 8 Sirocco Review – Form over function”
Do you think HMD got it right with the Nokia 8 Sirocco? Is it true flagship material or just an overpriced piece of eye candy?
Since you experienced it,what about the water resistant/proof addition,does it really works?Is there any risk?Would you suggest considering this feature while buying the phone?
Nice review, and the fact that the Nokia 8 Sirocco runs on Android One which is fantastic, and it doesn't bother me that it has the 835 rather than the 845 as they probably went with the Snapdragon 835 to keep the price down as it is still a flagship processor and paired with 6GB RAM the Sirocco is future proof and as a former Pixel 2 XL owner (I sadly lost my Pixel 2 XL last year) I'll feel right at home with the Nokia 8 Sirocco, as the software is pretty much the same as the Pixel in all but name and the camera issues are fixed with the Google camera apk so it's not an issue and the Nokia 8 Sirocco is really cheap now as low as £350 now that's a steal for a phone as powerful as that Sirocco and while the Pixel 2 XL is my first choice, as it's first with software updates, I'd be just as happy with the Nokia 8 Sirocco which I'm seriously considering. Again nice review.
I hate curved displayes
Were you showing the phone or your triceps??
By the way are those chinese chihuahuas like vivo, xiaomi and huawei are worth comparing to these nokia, pixels and other greats? what you say?
Coz i dont trust these chihuas when they offer you almost every good feature in cheap prices!!
Still better than apple
is this a good deal. if i get this at 34k
Water cooling ?
No headphone jack = deal killer 🙁
youtube is gay
just bought the device now…
Which Camera is better, Nokia 8 Sirocco or moto g6 plus?
No wi-fi calling or DLNA either.
I wish they made a new version of this, 16:9 with 6" screen with on screen finger print scanner, bigger battery and so on.
Thatnso nice.i like iy?
this phone makes me scream… it has pretty much everything i want except the storage situation… 128 is pretty paltry especially for this kind of money… if it was 256 i would seriously consider buying it
They really need to work on the camera. To me, the camera worth half the phone.
No headphone jack, no 60fps video, dodgy video stabilization….. these things matter a lot at this price. Acceptable shortcomings (except headphone jack omission) at $200, definitely unacceptable for any phone costing more than $300….. And, I will always say this, Apple and all other manufacturers who follow are WRONG to try and kill the headphone jack.
Charming ? best phone I got
this a budget phone in Australia flag ship devices cost double the price compared to this one.
I just ordered one. Hit all my must haves and the misses were all on things that don't matter to me.
I would prefer slim side bezels over an edge screen. For the rest its a nice device.
For me looks are not an issue but the gosh dang phone needs to have basic features and if charging flagship prices I am looking for flagship features. This phone is nit he current SD, no headphone jack and just too many little bugs to decide on it over its 'older' brother the Nokia 7 Plus.
He's making excuses for the phone like a girl in highschool defending her abusive boyfriend to her friends…. Wonder how many times he's wanked to it
when is the next flagship going to come ? i can't wait to see what they planned
Damn, why oh why did these guys get rid of the headphone jack?!?! The things I look in a phone.. Must haves: Great build quality, USB type-C, Wireless Charging, Headphone jack, great camera, Stock Android. There is nothing in the market that does this. Now I'm stuck with a Galaxy S9 (as it is most closely matches my list) and I hate all the bloatware it comes with. :-/ If the Pixel 3 would come with a headphone jack, that's what I would switch to. Or hey, Maybe the Nokia 9 would be the answer to my dreams.