Nokia 8.1 Review: A Flagship Killer Android Device

Top Notch design, efficient performance, and good cameras make Nokia 8.1 a device to crave for.

Branded as the more powerful evolution of Nokia 7 plus is a flagship killer Android phone. What exactly this device has in stock for us, let’s find out:

Fresh Breath of Fresh Visual Brilliance

Nokia has now pretty much standardized the design across its smart phone line-up. The Nokia 8.1 appears like a Nokia phone in true sense, and that is a good thing. The device is made of a single block of the Series 6000 aluminum. Nokia 8.1 is a gorgeous device to acknowledge with glass at the back, and dash of metal on the sides.

The power key and the volume rockers also have a very nice tangible feel. On the back, the glass adds a very generous helping of premium-ness as you hold the Nokia 8.1. The big worry for the users is that when you keep the Nokia 8.1 on smooth surface it can be very slippery.

In terms of the color choice, buyers can choose between Blue/Silver and Iron/Steel color combinations in Nokia 8.1.

The Best Display Witnessed So Far

The 6.18-inches screen display with 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution is one of the best that you will find in this price range. Although Nokia calls this Pure Display, but in reality, this is an LCD display. It is bright, sharp, and vibrant without being abnormal and the display works well outdoors under bright sunlight as well.

This display is HDR10 compatible, which is great news for the dedicated Netflix fans. You could perhaps criticize that the black levels don’t look the purest black; however, it doesn’t negatively impact other colors.

Camera That You Are Looking For

Nokia 8.1 does not disappoint its dedicated users when it comes to photography. You get 12 megapixel and 13 megapixel dual cameras at the back. The former camera has f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixel size and now has the new Spectra 250 image processing hardware. The result of the camera is outstanding as compared to the other Nokia phones. Secondary camera comes in 13 megapixel sensor with in depth information, images that emerge after you tap shutter button are much better than you have imagined. Day time photos are vibrant and well detailed. Low light photos are better as well. The best stand out feature of camera is that image processing does not aggressively sharpen or attempt to reduce noise in images, which gives you all the flexibility to get the desired effect.


Get Ready To Be Shocked

Surprisingly, Nokia 8.1 is one of the first phones to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. This processor has been developed for this segment of phones specifically. It has many similarities with current flagship chipset Snapdragon 845. There are six efficiency cores and two performance cores which ensure improved performance. Nokia 8.1 has the tendency to handle high profile games, multi tasking with ease. There is no sluggishness nor device slow down when u multi task.

The Nokia 8.1, much like its siblings, avoids the benefits of Google’s Android One program. This means, the users will get the latest Android 9 Pie running out of the box, with a completely clean slate and no third-party apps or unnecessary customizations messing up the look.

Long Lasting Battery Life

The 3,500mAh massive battery easily lasts a day and a half for hectic usage at work. This is pretty much at same level with expectation. Plus there are no extra features that can extract battery life, which is a good thing.

Should you buy Nokia 8.1?

Top notch design, efficient performance and now better camera speak in the favor of Nokia 8.1. This device has several pros such as outstanding body, bright, vibrant HDR display, frequent updates makes Nokia 8.1 highly tempting to grab in hands.
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