Nokia is once again throwing itself into the smartphone arena, but this time carrying Android under its hood.
The once-King of the Phones has unveiled its first Android-powered smartphone, the Nokia 8. This is the company’s second attempt to enter the ever-growing market after the Windows phone.
The Nokia 8 boasts of a 5.3-inch display, 64gb of storage, and an aluminium back finish that comes in a few colors. You can opt for a matte blue and gray, or glossy blue and copper. The brand decided to keep its fingerprint sensor and button down at the front, despite the emerging trend where the sensors go on the rear side.
Nokia 8 hopes to be a game changer and potentially beat Apple and Samsung’s selfie game with its so-called “bothie”.
As the name suggests both its front and back cameras, which are equipped with 13-megapixel sensors by the way, are capable of capturing and broadcasting videos simultaneously.
Samsung and LG have done this before, with both cameras able to capture photos at the same time. However, what sets Nokia 8 apart is it can broadcast the video live on Youtube or Facebook straight from the camera interface itself.
This could prove the most useful for events where users can comment on what’s happening there and there.
Here’s a look at how it works:
Personally, this feature might just be the factor that will encourage people to buy. It’s not much of a bombshell feature, but in our current fast-paced world, live videos are the way to go.
But, for a flagship Android phone, Nokia did not do much to set the bar high to rival Samsung’s S8 and Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8. The price tag for Nokia 8 is around P36,000 in Philippines.
I think it’s a good price for a good phone, but with all the smartphones in the market, you really just have to make sure you are paying for exactly what you need.
So, If you are looking for a phone that has great camera that enables you to record and broadcast good quality audio and video, Nokia 8 might just be what you need.
If not, you can also check out Huawei P10 Plus.