Nokia 8 Sirocco Review – Form over function

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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”

  1. Supermike Rodanas

    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?

  2. ben owen

    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.

  3. Ckryse S

    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!!

  4. Lone Wolf

    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

  5. Jason King

    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.

  6. Dr. donna Walter

    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.

  7. FinnishPanther

    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.

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