Nokia 8.1

Last Updated: 20th April 2019
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Nokia 8.1 review summary

The Nokia 8.1 isn't a successor to the Nokia 8 or Nokia 8 Sirocco flagships. Instead, it's a premium model for those who want an upgrade from the usual low-cost fare. It's based on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, and boasts of an HDR10 display. The metal-and-glass body feels extremely sturdy and well-constructed, but the styling of this phone might not be everyone's cup of tea. General performance is very smooth and we had no complaints even when playing heavy games. Battery life was a little underwhelming. The cameras are one of this phone's highlights, and there's even a Zeiss lens for the primary rear camera. Photo quality in the daytime was excellent, but it took a sharp dip at night. This is a good phone if you want a step up from budget models, but you can get similar performance at lower prices.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent construction quality
  • Bright, vibrant HDR display
  • Android One
  • Bad
  • Specifications aren’t very competitive
  • Poor low-light camera performance
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Front Camera20-megapixel
Resolution1080x2244 pixels
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera12-megapixel + 13-megapixel
Battery Capacity3500mAh

Nokia 8.1 Price in India (20th April 2019)

8.1 (Iron, 4GB RAM, 64GB)Rs. 25,980
8.1 (Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB)Rs. 26,999
8.1 (Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB)Rs. 29,500
8.1 (Iron, 6GB RAM, 128GB)Rs. 29,990
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Nokia 8.1 specifications (full)

Nokia 8.1 battery and general information

Release dateDecember 2018
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)154.80 x 75.76 x 7.97
Weight (g)178.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3500
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, Iron/ Steel

Nokia 8.1 display

Screen size (inches)6.18
Resolution1080x2244 pixels
Aspect ratio18.7:9

Nokia 8.1 hardware

Processor2.2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)400

Nokia 8.1 camera

Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 13-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera20-megapixel (0.9-micron)

Nokia 8.1 software

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 Pie

Nokia 8.1 connectivity

Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Nokia 8.1 sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
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Nokia 8.1 reviews and ratings by users

Based on 7 rating(s)
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By Mammad Mammadli | 6 Dec 2018 | 6 Dec 2018
Apparently, it's one of the best Nokia ever released after Lumia series.
5 Out of 5
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Nokia 8.1 camera is awosome
By Lijo Peter | 1 Apr 2019 | 1 Apr 2019
nice camera and good build quality
5 Out of 5
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By Shaik Alibaba | 1 Jan 2019 | 1 Jan 2019
good phone
5 Out of 5
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Good product.
By Dodo The beagle | 22 Dec 2018 | 22 Dec 2018
Nice product for everyone to use.
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Best Mid Range Phone
By Grishma 17 | 12 Dec 2018 | 12 Dec 2018
Nokia....The Name is enough. Perfect Phone
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Nokia 8.1 summary

Nokia 8.1 smartphone was launched in December 2018. The phone comes with a 6.18-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2244 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.7:9.

Nokia 8.1 is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM.

The Nokia 8.1 runs Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by a 3,500mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 8.1 on the rear packs a 12-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a pixel size of 1.4-micron and a second 13-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with a 0.9-micron aperture.

Nokia 8.1 based on Android 9.0 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 400GB). The Nokia 8.1 is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Nokia 8.1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Nokia 8.1 supports face unlock.

The Nokia 8.1 measures 154.80 x 75.76 x 7.97mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 178.00 grams. It was launched in Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, and Iron/ Steel colours.

As of 20th April 2019, Nokia 8.1 price in India starts at Rs. 25,980.




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