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That Google sucked in making an iPhone wannabe that runs on Android, and that Sony makes good phones but sells them at unbelievable prices, and that HTC had forgotten how to make quality phones and Lenovo is just another Chinese brand are reasons enough to believe that only heavyweights such as Samsung hinder Nokia from returning back to its former glory days, according to Baber Khan, writing for Dawn.

If only it knew how to make a credible phone…. one with the right specifications, a great camera, and is very reliable. But it seems that HMD Global hit the nail right on the head with the Nokia 8.

The Nokia 8 has a durable frame even if the 6000 and not the 7000 series aluminum was used in building it. It is not entirely waterproof, having a water-resistance rating of IP54 only and should not be used while taking a shower. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat but is automatically updated to the Android 8.1 Oreo, once the Nokia 8 is connected to the Internet. The phone is powered by one of the most powerful Snapdragon chips available on the market, the 845 chipset, with 4GB RAM, and 64GB of storage space and a microSD card slot.

Its main camera has two 13MP sensors (one for color and the other for monochrome), a Zeiss lens with f/2.0 aperture, an optical image stabilizer on the color sensor, laser and phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The selfie camera has only a single sensor with Zeiss lens and phase detection autofocus. The Nokia 8 is capable of YouTube and Facebook live streaming, 4K video capture, and 360-degree spatial surround sound with three microphones.

Other features include a fingerprint reader, unlimited Google Photos storage and a battery rated at 3090 mAh.   

All in all, the Nokia 8 is a decent phone worth buying (as shown by the results of the accompanying survey), featuring a quality camera, satisfactory battery performance, advanced audio recording, sufficient memory with an SD card option, rapid software and security updates and a good LCD display.