Nokia 8.1 – Review Roundup

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edited January 2019 in Nokia 8.1

The new Nokia 8.1 is only a few days old and is already looking to take the affordable flagship segment by storm.

Power-packed with ZEISS optics, a PureDisplay screen, superior design and build, a high-performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, and an Android One experience, the Nokia 8.1 is a solid, value-for-money device that has the chops to take the Nokia legacy forward with ease.

Here’s what the media has to say about the new Nokia 8.1…

Mr. Phone: The Nokia 8.1’s display is its strong point. The HDR-capable display supports both Netflix and YouTube videos in HDR, the ones that are actually uploaded in HDR that is. This makes the Blacks incredibly deep for an LCD panel and the dynamic range improves too. I quite enjoyed watching videos on this panel. I can tell you with confidence that this is the best display you can find on a phone in this price range.

91 Mobiles: Ever since its comeback, we’ve had high hopes from Nokia in the camera department. That’s because even before the current crop of camera-centric smartphones, Nokia has been there and done that. Crazy megapixels? Check. Ability to click RAW photos? Check. High-quality optics? Check. … If my experience with the Nokia 8.1 is anything to go by, the brand has a winner on its hands.

BGR: After using the Nokia 8.1 for a couple of days, primarily to click photos, I must say, I’m finally impressed with the Nokia camera. Nokia seems to have really worked hard on the camera aspect, and some credit can also be given to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC which comes with the new Spectra 250 engine with support for noise reduction and image stabilization for low-light photography. The chipset also supports real-time bokeh effects, even with a single camera setup.

Android Central: The elegant design coupled with the robust hardware makes the Nokia 8.1 hold its own in this category. There aren't many Android One phones in the mid-range segment, and for those looking for uncluttered software and fast updates, the Nokia 8.1 will be the default option in 2019.

Android Authority: The AI-powered Snapdragon 710 is a solid chipset and the Nokia 8.1 could give you the impression of flagship innards in your daily drill. With 4GB of RAM, the smartphone just blazes through anything thrown at it.

FoneArena: Ending the year on a high note, the Nokia 8.1 focusses on the fundamentals and makes improvements on the essentials. From the HDR capable display to the more than adequate processor, the phone combines great internals with a classic design language. What’s not to like?

PC Mag: There is no escaping the fact that you feel that you're using something that's built to last and is expensive as well. It also looks wholesomely original and smart, almost like a classy Jaguar and that's a feeling no other phone gives you…

Digit: The Nokia 8.1 looks classy and premium with an edgy design. The display on top is also far superior than we have seen in other high-end devices and the Snapdragon 710 surely looks promising. Even the camera seems like a decent performer and all things combined, the Nokia 8.1 surely looks promising.

The Mobile Indian: the Nokia 8.1 is a pretty interesting device to watch out for. The phone features a premium design and display looks sharp. The hardware is up to the mark and the software gives pure stock Android experience.