Nokia 8 Price Drop: Now £379
The Nokia 8 launched towards the end of 2017 as a mid/high range handset. It was never going to compete with a Note 8 or iPhone X, but with a £499 price tag was a very decent phone for the money.
Now with an updated Nokia 8 Sirocco on the horizon, the original model has been heavily discounted. Available for just £379 (£315.83 ex-VAT), this is an almost 25% reduction on the original price. If you’re looking for a high-quality Android phone on a budget, this is well worth a look.
Nokia 8 is available SIM Free from Clove in Steel, Polished Blue and Tempered Blue colours.
Dual Sight Camera and OZO Audio
Cheaper Nokia handsets are all stock Android with no additional features. For the higher-end Nokia 8, some unique features have been integrated.
Nokia tried to advertise the Dual-Sight camera with the awkward phrase #bothie. Whatever you think of that non-word, the technology looks pretty sharp. Nokia 8’s camera app will let you shoot still images or video using both the front and rear camera simultaneously.
That rear main camera also has a trick up its sleeve. It’s actually two 13 MP sensors, one of which is monochrome (black and white). We’ve seen this technology on other phones recently to great effect. The Nokia sensors also benefit from precision ZEISS optics.
The last feature of note is OZO audio. Audio is often far down the list when people are looking at a phone. If you’re into your music or enjoy making recordings, the OZO system could be a very useful feature. With 3 microphones, the Nokia 8 can record 360° audio. This is then perfectly optimised for headphones or audio systems with spatial audio support. The resulting sound is much more immersive.
Nokia 8 Key Features
- Pure Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 5.3″ Quad HD (2560 x 1440) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor
- 64 GB storage / 4GB RAM / micro SD support
- Dual 13MP (colour/mono) main camera with Phase Detection autofocus and ZEISS optics
- 13 MP selfie camera with autofocus and ZEISS optics
- Sealed 3,090 mAh battery
- Shoot 4K Video with Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio
- 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm
- Wi-Fi / GPS / LTE / NFC
- Available in 3 colours: Polished Blue, Tempered Blue and Steel