HMD Global revived the iconic Nokia brand, and launched a series of Android smartphones. The Nokia 2 is the most affordable device priced under Rs 7,000, whereas the Nokia 8 is the most expensive of the lot, priced at Rs 37,000. The Nokia 8 comes with top-of-the-line hardware such as Snapdragon 835 SoC, a QHD display, and dual-camera setup at the back.
Nokia phones, be it the N-series or the Lumia-series, have been known for their camera prowess. With the Nokia 8, we had high expectations, but we were a bit disappointed with the camera performance when we reviewed it. Now, DxOMark, which is the most trusted benchmark for smartphone photography, has put the Nokia 8 through the paces, and the results are not surprisingly disappointing.
The Nokia 8 has got an overall score of 68, which is even worse than the Apple iPhone 6 that was launched in September 2014. What s even more surprising is that it sits right below the Lava Z25, and just above Gionee S10L. It does manage to score slightly better than the age-old Nokia 808 PureView that featured a 41-megapixel camera, and ran on Symbian OS.
The Nokia 8 features twin 13-megapixel rear cameras one is a color sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS), and other is a mono sensor, both having an aperture of f/2.0. DxOMark testing revealed that the Nokia 8 produces images with good exposure and accurate white balance. With Auto HDR turned on, the dynamic range is also good.
However, the problem lies in texture and noise. The Nokia 8 lags in these departments when compared to other flagship smartphones. Even in bright light, areas with plain color have fairly strong noise, whereas details are usually low, and a lot of blurring is noticeable, DxOMark notes. The details drop even further in low-light scenarios and when indoors.
Currently, the top spot is held by the Google Pixel 2 with a score of 98 points, whereas the Apple iPhone X and Huawei Mate 10 Pro come close with a score of 97 points. The iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have logged a score of 94 points, whereas the iPhone 8 has a score of 92.