While we are still waiting and hoping to see a new Nokia flagship by the end of the year, or at least the global availability of Nokia X7, the well-known, if not infamous site for doing camera reviews DxOMark posted their review of Nokia 8 Sirocco’s camera capabilities – more than 6 months after the device launched.
I have to say that DxOMark, just like DisplayMate this year, lost a lot of its credibility during the last few years, because having a separate part of the company working with manufacturers and because of the fact that every new device achieved the best DxOMark score, with manufacturers taunting that score on every launch event. They also changed their methodology, so the iconic Nokia 808 PureView ended up with a lower score than a device called “Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro”.
Contrary to the disappointing review of Noka 8, which scored just 68 points overall, we see a great improvement on the Nokia 8 Sirocco. DxOMark regards the 8 Sirocco as a upper midrange device, which could be legit clasification considering flagship devices from Apple, Samsung and Huawei nowadays cost around 1000 euros, while the launch price of Nokia 8 Sirocco was 749 euros.
Anyways, the Sirocco scored 85 points in “photo” and 82 points in “video”, which gives an overall score of 84 points. I won’t go into details about the review, because you can read it here, but DxOMark concludes that Nokia 8 Sirocco has a very good, if not excellent camera, with acceptable (but not great) low light performance and says it’s OK for a midranger, adding that “devices with better results are available at this price point”.
The score given by DxOMark puts the Nokia 8 Sirocco camera quality between iPhone 7 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. Well above Nokia 8, which shows progress HMD made.