The new Nokia 8 Smartphone ($700) likes its new Dual-Sight camera mode gimmick for the novelty but still runs out some impressive specifications throughout its diverse functions. Packed into a hand-friendly aluminum unibody, the Nokia 8 far surpasses earlier iterations that seemed more pedestrian. This time out, there is a 13 MP dual-image fusion rear camera with both color and monochrome sensors. Both front and rear cameras feature ZEISS optics and the Dual-Sight Mod allows pictures or video from both cameras simultaneously. The video function provides a first-ever professional-level Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio at 4K video. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform sits at its heart.
The Nokia 8 features a bright 5.3″ polarized display screen under sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 5. A full-length copper cooling pipe with graphite shield dissipates heat across the entire unibody. Inside, the Nokia 8 smartphone runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 and provides free unlimited picture storage from Google Photos and access to Google Assistant. As a major improvement, Nokia’s 8th iteration is a solid piece of technology to interact with the world through.