Nokia 3, 5, 6 has FM Radio .
Then why is it excluded from Nokia 8.
I know the Snapdragon chipset used by Nokia 8 supports that.
I fully agree. NOKIA 8 has Snapdragon 835 which supports FM Radio. The devices in market with S835 DO have FM radio (Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30 etc).
Why NOKIA has removed this from NOKIA 8? In US the vendors are pushed to enable FM radio because it is the only way of information during emergency cases (disasters, hurricanes, earthquakes etc). And this has succeeded.
Why have you removed this from 8? Please at least inform us if it would be possible to be enabled in the future with a SW update OR you have permanently disabled (HW case) the function.
We are NOKIA fans for many years and we are supporting your comeback. But you also have to support us....
Thank you user1507566776079
i hope we get some reply soon...
I am not sure if HMD listens to customers but I do know that they have not still delivered 100% true old Nokia philosophy and spirit.
There is a logic, which I hope it will not be true, which says that if price>300 euro then NO FM RADIO. I hope that they change their minds....
I agree with both of you. I miss the FM radio in the Nokia 8. If the answer is that an >300€ can not have a FM Radio that is a big mistake because it was one of my key point to buy a Nokia.
Sure HMD will be find a solution soon.
Wow! This is a surprise to me.
No FM radio? Next you'll tell me there's no glance screen...
I know, there's no glance screen. But I'm very very surprised there's no FM radio.
Actually Nokia 8 has glance screen support, but unfortunately no FM radio....
@HMD: make sure you include FM radio in your next flagship device.
You're right. While Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have FM Radio pre-installed, it has been left out of the Nokia 8 to preserve the purest Android experience. However, with a high-end device it is easy to download a radio app from the Play Store should you wish to do so.
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Hello Anna. At last an HMD representative has provided an answer.
Internet radio is not the same thing like FM Radio cause:
1. Requires big data plans to listen to radio stations
2. It kills the battery 4-5 times faster than FM radio.
So please do not propose the Internet Radio, via an app, as a solution.
HMD has done a mistake here, removing the FM radio. This is clear and you should correct with a SW update since the capability is there in the chipset.
We are old Nokia customers and we are supporting this come back. But you need to be a real-old-new Nokia.
Yes Internet Radio is not really comparable to FM radio, e.g. when travelling on a train often the stream gets fragmented passing between cells. There is more choice on Internet Radio, but FM radio is a better service.
A software update may not be enough because FM radio in phones uses the headphones cable as an antenna. However, in the case of the Nokia 8 I hope it's possible to fix with a software update.
I'd like to see future Nokia phones include DAB (preferably DAB+ support), since this provides the audio quality of Internet Radio with almost the same service level as FM radio. I'm sure that DAB radio support can work alongside FM radio support, so both should be provided.
Rightly said. There is not even a single reason to limit access to FM Radio. Dear HMD please enable it.
You're right. While Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have FM Radio pre-installed, it has been left out of the Nokia 8 to preserve the purest Android experience.
Answer: How FM radio ruins the purest Android experience? This is just an excuse, not a fact. LG V30 has FM radio and they are not ruining the pure Android experience! Galaxy S8 has FM radio on US (where model with Snapdragon 835 is sold). Again I do not read anywhere that Android experience is ruined.
Anna: However, with a high-end device it is easy to download a radio app from the Play Store should you wish to do so.
Answer: Radio App (data dependent) is something you can do in any device, not Nokia 8 only. But as already explained the advantages of local FM Radio functionality are not even comparable to data-dependent radio application.
And another thing, maybe the MOST important for HMD to consider. In USA the FCC (Federal Communications Commission - this a government body) and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) are heavily pushing Apple to enable FM radio on their current devices and include it in any future ones. Reasons for pushing towards this are many with the most important being the fact that in emergency cases FM radio is probably the only way to inform citizens and SAVE LIVES. FCC and NAB actions have made all the other Android makers in US to enable FM radio (yes they did, just check Next's Radio page with compatible devices - list is huge:
I do not want even to imagine the case where new or existing iPhones get FM radio and Nokia 8 or next phones to come have it disabled because someone decided that it will ruin the pure Android experience.....You really need to enable FM radio on Nokia 8 (and future devices also).
You will not loose sales because FM radio is there BUT because FM radio is NOT there!!
Any update on this? When will we have OTA update with FM radio app in it?
@HMD: You can easily give an update with the FM radio feature. Please do not disappoint us.....Support us and we will support the NOKIA comeback ;-)
From what I have learned, from a source inside HMD, the NOKIA 8 lacks some hardware needed for FM radio functionality. So not possible at all....
I have already returned my device back and will get something else.
There is a significant demand for FM. I looked at the Nokia 8 and no FM radio means I will not purchase although would have loved to. I was speaking to a helpful assistant in Carphone Warehouse - most don't even know what FM radio is. (The number of times I have had to do a crash course on FM to puzzled looking twenty-somethings...) Anyway, this assistant said that quite a few people have asked for FM radio recently because fewer and fewer manufactures (or maybe the carriers) are not supporting it. So I want to pay £600-£700 for a phone with FM as I commute into London and data streaming will just not work. So the first highend phone with FM and I'll pay. Go on Nokia - do the right thing and raise yourself above the herd of other mobile manufacturers.
Any update on this please?
Thanks for all your feedback. Unfortunately native FM radio for Nokia 8 is currently not in the cards.
For those of you missing it, here's a nice list of FM radio apps compiled by Nokiapoweruser:
Have a great day!Anna (Moderator)
I'm really am very surprised you posted that about the native app. This thread is about real FM (i.e. no data involved) for all the reason so well expressed already. Of course, anyone of us could find these type of data streaming apps which just have 'FM' in the title. Can I (politely suggest you actually go back and engage with Nokia on this. Have they explicitly told you recently i.e. in the last couple of days that it is no possible? Some might say that unless you use this forum to collect together opinions, and then present them to Nokia, then I'm at a loss to understand why people should engage as it seems that that this playing to lip-service to customer engagement and not real peer to per consultation exercise.
Sad that you gave such a reply!
I suspect that it's a hardware limitation that cannot be overcome by a software update. Either the radio chip used is not capable or the FM radio connections haven't been wired in.
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