Nokia is a company that has been in the telephony sector since time immemorial. We all remember having had some device of the company at some time, and although during a period Nokia tried to enter the Smartphones market without success, that story is already in the past. We can verify ourselves in this Nokia 8.1 Hands-On Review that the company has everything it takes to earn its share in this market. Join us to know the latest device of the Finnish company.
At this point, a standard design was expected. And is that as we can see in the images that we present in this Nokia 8.1 Hands-On Review, the company has chosen to maintain the aesthetic that currently dominates the market to design a device almost without bevels, with a rounded appearance, and with the notch of the top of the screen.
The terminal has dimensions of 15.4 x 7.5 x 0.8cm, and its manufacture is dominated by glass and aluminum. This is maintained with the seen in other Nokia devices, such as the 7.1 Plus. The distribution of the peripherals is standard: the posterior cameras are centered in the upper part and the fingerprint scanner is located below them. On the right side we get the control buttons and on the left the tray for SIM or Micro SD cards. Finally, it is noteworthy to mention that the Nokia 8.1 uses a USB port Type C and a classic 3.5mm jack for headphones.
The Smartphone screen uses IPS LCD technology for its construction and has dimensions of 6.18 inches, so it reaches a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 2220 x 1080p resolution.
The Nokia 8.1 is located at the midpoint between the mid-range and the high-end Smartphones. It offers a Premium experience for users who do not want to leave thousands of dollars in a phone. The chip that moves the Smartphone is the Snapdragon 710, which is a SoC with an octa-core architecture based on the big.LITTLE technology and a 10nm lithograph. This Qualcomm chip is capable of complex AI and machine learning tasks. Accompanying this processor is an Adreno 616 GPU.
We also ingratiate ourselves in mentioning in this Nokia 8.1 Hands-On Review the multiple memory options with which the terminal comes. We can acquire either 4 or 6GB of RAM, and with between 64 and 128GB of storage memory, the latter can be extended by the corresponding SD.
The photographic section is well-defended thanks to ZEISS Optics, who are camera specialists. On the back, there is a Dual configuration of 12.0 + 13.0MP in which we can highlight the f/1.8 focal aperture. The front is also high-quality thanks to implementing a 24.0MP sensor with a f/2.0 focal aperture, allowing the capture of really impressive selfies. Thanks to the front sensor, the Nokia 8.1 has the facial unlocking feature and can record at 4k at 60fps.
Among other worth mentioning functions of the terminal, we get a large 3.400mAh battery that implements the Quick Charge 4+ technology. In addition to this, it has 3 microphones designed to record clearer audio through an OZO system. Finally, the Nokia 8.1 is a device belonging to the Android One program, so it has the latest updates from Google, including the latest Android 9 Pie.
We finished this Nokia 8.1 Hands-On with the most important thing when buying a Smartphone: its price. As of today, December 5, the phone will be available to be purchased in all countries where Nokia has an official store, and its more economical version of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM costs around 399 Euros (which is approx. $450). In addition, it is pertinent to highlight that next week this phone will be available in India at a price yet to be known.