Nokia has unveiled its first high-end Android smartphone in India. The new Nokia 8 comes with a premium all-metal design, Carl Zeiss dual camera setup and stock Android OS. Can it take on high-end offerings by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus etc? Let’s do a quick comparison and find out. Read more to find Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Nokia 8 Comparison – Which Phone Is Better?
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Rs 57,900|
|Nokia 8||Rs 36,999|
The Nokia 8 is priced in India at Rs 36,999. It will be available from October 14 via Amazon India and multiple retail outlets. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy S8 is currently available at Rs 57,900. In this segment, the Nokia 8 has an advantage over the Galaxy S8 handset.
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy S8||Nokia 8|
|Processor||2.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 8895||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Adreno 540 GPU|
|Inbuilt Storage||64GB (expandable up to 256GB)||64GB (expandable up to 256GB)|
|Display||5.8-inch Quad HD (2960x1440p) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio||5.3-inch, IPS LCD, 2K (2560 x 1440pixels), 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Rear Camera||12-megapixel with flash||Dual (13MP + 13MP) with flash|
|Battery||3000mAh with fast charging and wireless charging||3090mAh|
The Nokia 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with 4GB RAM, Adreno 540 GPU, and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). The new handset comes with an innovative heat management solution with a full-length graphite shielded copper cooling pipe. It is backed by a 3090mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by an Exynos 9985 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB). It is backed by a 3000mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support.
The Nokia 8 sports a ZEISS powered dual camera setup with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a dual-tone flash. It combines a 13-megapixel RGB (color) primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 13-megapixel secondary monochrome (black and white) sensor. Both cameras come with f/2.0 aperture. The 13-megapixel front camera also comes with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and display flash.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a single 12MP ‘Dual Pixel’ rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a f/1.7 aperture. The new handset also features an 8-megapixel front camera with a f/1.7 aperture for selfies and video calling.
The Nokia 8 is the first smartphone to offer ‘Dual-Sight’ video (also called ‘bothies’ feature). It allows you to use the front and rear camera at the same time in a split screen view. It works for both photos and videos. The new handset has been optimised for one-touch live-streaming via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
It also comes with OZO Audio tech for a 360 degree fully immersive audio experience. The new smartphone uses three microphones and Nokia’s acoustic algorithms to capture 360-degree spatial surround sound. You can also share 4K videos with OZO audio.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 also comes with multiple features like IP68 water resistance, wireless charging, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Design & Display
The Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a narrow, curved and smooth body. A fingerprint sensor is placed on the back. It sports a 5.8-inch Infinity display with Quad HD (2960 x 1440pixels) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
On the other hand, the Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with a Quad HD resolution, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5, 700Nits of maximum brightness and Nokia’s trademark Glance Screen.
Both smartphones go head to head in multiple segments. While the Samsung handset comes with an Infinity display and a Dual Pixel camera, the Nokia 8 comes with an additional ‘Dual Sight’ feature. However, in terms of price, the Nokia handset has an advantage over its Samsung counterpart. Which of the two smartphones would you pick? Let us know in the comments section below.