Video: Unboxing of the Nokia 8

Nokia 8 was announced in August, but HMD did prepare itself this time and sent the device much sooner to the media, bloggers and journalist to play with it. Today, in our hands landed the first Nokia branded Android flagship phone – the Nokia 8 We got the silver version of the Nokia 8 and must say that I kind of don’t like it in that color, since Tempered Blue or Copper look much better. Don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful phone, but those antenna stripes are more visible with the silver version.

Anyway, Nokia 8 is slick, nicely done, and has looks of the Nokia 5. Seems to me that people in HMD were pretty satisfied how Nokia 5 came out so they obviously used her as a template for the 8 (or vice versa). Nokia 8 and Nokia 5 look similar at first, but there are many differences when you take both phones in your hand.


Here I bring you the unboxing video of the Nokia 8. Packaging is a bit different since it doesn’t open like a drawer, as used in the packaging of the 6, 5 and 3. Nokia 8 comes with better earphones, but not Nokia Stereo Earphones that were presented few weeks ago. The phone is protected with plastic cover, but it doesn’t has screen protection as well, so no peeling sensation here.

Here are the basic specs of the Nokia 8:

  • Size: 5mm x 73.7mm x 7.9mm
  • Display: 3″ IPS QHD 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5 (700nits, polarized); Always-On
  • CPU: Snapdragon 835 Octa core, (45GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)
  • RAM: 4GB LPPDDR4X or 6GB (Polished Blue)
  • Storage: 64GB or 128GB (Polished Blue) UFS2.1 + MicroSD (up to 256GB)
  • Camera:
    • Primary – 13 MP (Colour + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash, ZEISS
    • Front facing –  13 MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0,  78.4˚, display flash, ZEISS
  • Battery: 3090mAh (non-removable), USB Type C
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Android 8 coming soon)
  • Other: NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3-mics, Fingerprint sensor, Splashproof (IP54), Always On display (Glance)


Well, to see what actually came in the box check out the video :).


We will be playing with the device for the next 10 days so shoot the questions 🙂

  • Michael

    Congrats!. Glad you guys were finally able to get a phone for review. The phone has certainly met our expectations so we are very happy with the purchase. Looking forward to reading your thoughts.

    • Thanks bro, very kind of you. Hope you’ll gonna enjoy reading our review of the Nokia 8.

      • Stinger

        I can’t wait for your review!!! 10 days can’t come soon enough. ha ha

        A few things I’d like to know during your 10 day test drive:

        – Some people have said that the button placement for power and volume is a bit awkward. I’d love your thoughts on that. Is it something you can get used to? Do you think the buttons will eventually wobble and feel loose after a while?

        – Is Glance Screen a good replacement for the Notification LED?

        – How long does the battery take to go from 0% – 100% while charging?

        – For everyday use, is the camera app good enough? Or should we download a better app for it?

        – Does the information displayed on the Always On screen move around so as not to “burn in” shapes on the screen?

        Thanks and Cheers!!!
        Happy Friday.

        • Ok, so lets start :
          1. I don’t mind the position of the power button, maybe the Volume rocker is a bit higher but I can reach it without moving the device much in my hand. Buttons are sturdy, the response is good, not wobbling at all for now.

          2. Glance isn’t a replacement for LED, but from my previous experience with LED notification lights, I’m much less disturbed by it when working and having phone next to me.

          3. Battery charges less than two hours, but I charged it once last night when I went to bed (around 2 AM, battery was 19% after whole day of playing with it and taking shoots). Will test that.

          4. this camera app is for everyday shooting, but not great if you want to dig in more into photography. Minus for the app. Needs pro mode.

          5. I don’t know if LCD can have burn in, actually it doesn’t happen as much as in amoled screens. I can say that the intensity of the background light and white colour is not so high so it hopefully won’t make a burn in effect.

          Happy Saturday 🙂

          • Stinger

            Thanks for the prompt response Mighty! Good point about the LED notification light. I just read the “First Impressions” article. Loving it so far.

            Happy Saturday! 🙂