#Nokia 8 records amazing audio with #OZO Audio (@Btekt)

Btekt did, among other videos, a comparison between Nokia 8’s OZO Audio Technology and HTC U11’sΒ 3D Surround Technology, alongside with a few videos demonstrating the OZO Audio on Nokia 8. For the full experience please put on a pair of headphones and enjoy.


As you have probably heard, Nokia 8 records amazing audio and if you used headphones, you could notice how the sound changes the direction depending of the movement of audio source.

Nokia OZO Audio is a patented set of Technologies capable of recording (and reproducing) spatial audio. It was named after Nokia OZO, the first VR camera that used that spatial sound recording. On the Nokia 8 we have 3 microphones that do the job, but on the OZO VR camera there are 8.

Other YouTube videos from Btekt with the Nokia 8 can be checked here. We covered some low-light recordings of Nokia 8 by Btekt here.

Tell us your opinion about the comparison and OZO Audio on Nokia 8 in the comments down below. πŸ™‚

  • What we need next – External Mic from Nokia which records the audio in a similar fashion. Make Nokia 8 a content creation monster πŸ˜€

    • Feanor12

      How about including things they already have in Nokia 808 PureView – like HDMI out, FM transmitter (!), USB OTG… m/(-_-)m/

      Hmm… Is there any comparison between those HAAC microphones (Nokia 808) and OZO Audio (Nokia 8)? I’d love to see proper comparison!! πŸ˜‰

      • With wireless support coming in, I believe HDMI can be ignored now πŸ˜€ USB OTG is supported on nearly all Android phones these days, so… πŸ˜€ IDK what FM transmitter is :p

        • Feanor12

          Ok, true… I was just pointing out how advanced was Nokia 808 for its time. πŸ˜‰
          I’d like to see true successor for this device – maybe Nokia 9? πŸ™‚

        • Feanor12

          FM transmitter is capability to broadcast on radio frequency – so not only FM receiver, but also transmitter! πŸ™‚

          You can use this in car (if you don’t have bluetooth) and you can transmit that way to more devices at the same time also… πŸ™‚

          On Nokia 808 you can choose which frequency u want (better to choose unused otherwise you hear strange “mix” and noise). Range is (intentionally) very limited though.

  • Michael

    Can’t say I’m super-impressed with the btekt guy and his testing methods.

    Take these two low-light comparison photos.


    One is from the Samsung S8 and one is from the Nokia 8. There is no way a typical Nokia 8 photo shot in those conditions will come out like that. Exposure is one thing, and to some extent, that depends on where in the frame he is aiming and how the software interprets, but it shouldn’t be out of focus. It looks to me like Nokia closed down the aperature and slowed the shutter speed resulting in a bit of shake and the resulting slight blur. Either way, it shouldn’t have been one shot and done when the differences are that obvious.

    Maybe his incompetence is good. Hopefully, it will motivate HMD to tweak their software and provide the pro/manual interface.

  • Muerte

    HTC knows something about audio – after all they stole the technology from Nokia in 2013 and they might have learned something πŸ™‚


    But sure, Nokia 8 seems to be very good at audio recording (no surprise).

    • Hehe, yes. I remember that funny story. πŸ™‚