The Nokia 8 price in Nigeria as specified on Jumia ranges between ₦79,900 to ₦190,000.

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This Android phone’s price was culled from the e-Commerce site on 23 December 2018 and as such, it may have slight changes given the time and season.

Most sellers of this smartphone are offering its 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model at  ₦90,000 and very few are selling it below that range.

There are even cases where sellers are offering the Finnish company’s smartphone at a higher price.

After taking a closer look at these prices to determine what caused their significant disparity, we discovered that it is greatly determined by the Nokia 8 color and model you settle for.

For instance, the Blue color ranges between ₦123,000 and ₦185,000 while the Copper color goes for ₦79,900 to ₦120,000

Now you can assume that the UK used Nokia 8 price in Nigeria will be much cheaper than its brand new model.

Where to Buy Nokia 8 in Nigeria

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Other stores where you can find this smartphone are Slot and Konga.

Therefore, the Nokia 8 current price in Nigeria at Slot is 130,000.00 and in Konga is ₦126,000.

But we suggest you buy from jumia and pay on delivery.

This value places this Sirocco smartphone within the same price range of the Infinix Zero 4 Plus and Tecno Phantom 6 Plus.

The Nokia 8 was released in the Nigeria market in 2017 and it was launched after the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 were released.

Months later, the Nokia 2 and 7 were also launched, which makes their numerical naming a bit confusing.

This is because other brands like Samsung, Apple, Gionee, and even Infinix tend to release their smartphones with namings that are in a numerical ordering.

But Nokia always wanting to be unique, chose not to follow suit.

These smartphones are all the first from this manufacturer to run on the Android operating system after several years of Nokia focusing on Java and Windows smartphone.

This is a reputable manufacturer that is still respected till date, given its high-quality phones which were released years ago when no one was looking for Android, iOS or Windows smartphones.

Notable among them were Java and Symbian devices like the Xpressmusic, Nokia E5, C3, Nokia 2700, amongst several others.

Now, Nokia is back, better and stronger.

Its closest rivals are high-end smartphones from Samsung, that’s why you’ll find major phone review sites comparing the Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, and S7 in a bid to find which is better.

The clear winner can only be determined by looking at the specifications of each device and their real-life operation.

That is why in the course of our review, we’ll be comparing this smartphone with those from Samsung and basing it on the latest Nokia 8 price in Nigeria.

Nokia 8 Availability

The new Nokia 8 is available for purchase on Jumia, Konga, JiJi, Olx, and Slot.

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That being so, you can pick it up from any of these stores.

Whether you’re in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, or other African countries, this smartphone can either be bought online or from offline stores near you.

Overview of  the Nokia 8 Features

Nokia 8 image

Here’s a quick overview of the major features of this smartphone:

  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • Storage: 64 GB/128GB
  • Battery: 3090 mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G  Data
  • Security: Fingerprint Sensor
  • Screen size: 5.3-inch IPS Display
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Screen Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels (554PPI)
  • Processor: 4×2.5Ghz and 4×1.8Ghz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Processor
  • Camera: 13MP Front Camera and 13MP Rear Camera

Nokia 8 Price in Nigeria and Specification

Now that you know how much the Nokia 8 is, a full phone review will show you the capabilities of this smartphone and the level of performance it can attain.

We’ve reviewed its display, body, camera, hardware, and even its battery specs to show you the pros and cons of the Nokia 8.

So, let’s proceed.

Display

Nokia 8 screen

The Nokia 8 has an IPS display whose size is 5.3 inches and this screen features a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with a pixel density of 554 PPI.

Here’s our opinion of this screen specs:

It is exceptional, exquisite, and whatever else you have in mind to applaud this phone.

The reason is, it comes with a moderately sized display that is even less than 5.5 inch, but its resolution is quite high.

Instead of an FHD resolution, what you get is a QHD resolution whose pixel density is extremely high.

Most smartphones at 5.5 inch are boasting of FHD while this smartphone with a smaller screen is promising something better.

In this case, more pixels focusing on a small screen will tend to produce images and text that are very pleasing to the eyes.

Heck, it might even look out of this world.

This screen at its size makes it very easy to handle this device and as such, it’ll tend not to slip easily.

Contrastingly, if you prefer your phones really large as in the case of the Infinix Zero 4 Plus, then this cannot be said about this smartphone.

You’ll tend to type with ease while holding it, but not as conveniently as a larger screen whose keys are well spaced.

That notwithstanding, this is a screen that offers 700 nits brightness which improves its readability under the sun.

Therefore, increase its brightness while you’re outdoors and you’ll be able to read a text, view images, chat on Whatsapp and Facebook on this Android phone from Nokia.

To protect this screen from sharp objects that may impact on its surface, the 8 features a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

This is a screen that is known to have more strength than the Gorilla Glass 3 and 4 and as such, it’ll be able to withstand forces.

It may slip from a table or your hand, and the screen will not crack.

Keep in mind that the height it falls from and how frequently will determine how long the screen can withstand falls before weakening.

Compare Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 Screen: 

In comparison with the Samsung S8 and S9 screen, the Nokia 8’s screen is smaller.

This is because the duo features a 5.8 inches screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and pixel density of 570 PPI.

We can’t say that the Nokia 8 might be sharper than the duo since it has maintained the same resolution on a smaller screen. The reason is, the other two come with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and have a higher pixel density.

Now it’s a battle of who’s better and so let’s leave let it to their real-life performance.

Design

The Nokia 8’s body is made of aluminum which makes it look sleek and allows it to stand the test of time. It will not tend to degrade like a plastic build and thus, you get a durable phone to play with.

But given the Nokia 8 price in Nigeria, it would be a tragedy if it were to feature a plastic build.

That aside, the dimension of this smartphone is 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm and its weight is 160 g.

We can say that this phone is quite slim, even slimmer than the Galaxy S8 and S9, but the S8 is lighter at 5g (155g) while the S9 is heavier at 3 g (163g).

Nevertheless, this is a pretty light device and one of the slimmest out there, even slimmer than the S8 and S9.

The Nokia 8 colors include Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, Steel, and Polished Blue.

Most users will be on the lookout for a Black or Gold color, but this is not available. Alternatively, the Blue models look like Black if you don’t inspect them closely.

Asides lacking the most common colors found in smartphones, this device can meet your needs when it comes to its color variants.

Select one that is close to your style and you’re good to go.

Hardware

The Nokia 8 features two variants who vary in their RAM size and inbuilt storage.

On that note, you’ll find a model with a 4GB RAM and another with a 6GB RAM.

This means that you have more than one option to choose from, and the one you settle for should be determined by how you’re going to use this phone.

For starters, we can tell you that both models will be able to provide a high level of multitasking given that a 4GB RAM on a smartphone is a big deal even in 2019.

As such, if you’re settling for the 6GB RAM, then you’ll be taking its multitasking capabilities to another level. But we don’t think you’ll need a device with a RAM this big, not unless you intend to mine or program with it.

To allow you to store several movies of large sizes, pictures, games, apps, and documents, the 4GB model of this smartphone comes with a 64GB inbuilt storage while the 6GB model has 128GB storage.

You can further expand the space on the base model using a microSD card up to 256GB, however, you’ll be making use of a hybrid slot.

This means that you will either have to use the second SIM slot for a memory card or a SIM. This should not be an issue given that the internal memory is seriously large and so, it won’t fill up anytime soon.

You’ll also find this same RAM size and inbuilt storage on the Samsung S8 and S9 even though the S9 has variants offering storage of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB respectively.

Software

The Nokia 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm) processor whose task is to ensure that your operations are carried out seamlessly.

Launch apps, open games, navigate around the phone, and just about anything you’re going to do on this phone will be enabled by this CPU.

4 out of the 8 cores of this processor run at a speed of  2.5 GHz while the other four have a processing speed of 1.8 GHz.

What can you expect? Definitely a high level of performance given this level of scheduling.

The Nokia 4 also employs Google’s Android operating system to enable users to interact with this phone easily.

Accordingly, the Android version you will find is the 7.1.1 Nougat whose features will ensure that you have the ease of navigating around folders, files, apps, and games on this phone.

This is an OS that promises good battery power management and memory management in order to increase your level of productivity.

These software specs of the Nokia 8 are also similar to that of the S8 and S9. The latter smartphones also feature an 800 series Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is currently the highest series. Both phones also have 8 cores running in their CPU.

Camera

The Nokia 8 camera features include a 13MP at the front and  13MP at the back. Thus, the same resolution you’ll find on its rear camera is what the front camera is also contesting with.

The f/2.0 aperture rear camera with a wide viewing angle of 76.9˚ also features Phase detection autofocus, dual-tone flash, and IR range finder.

There is also an optical Image stabilization that helps you to create blur-free videos and images. Move with the device while recording and shake it and you’ll not notice any blurs in the final video.

The f/2.0 front camera with a wide viewing angle of 78.4˚ comes with a display flash as well as Phase detection autofocus.

Combine both cameras and you’re sure of getting excellent pics to upload on Instagram, Facebook, Wechat, Telegram, and several other social media platforms.

If you’re also a Vlogger, you may find this camera useful in creating videos for your YouTube channel or blog.

Compare Nokia 8 vs Samsung S8 and S9 camera:

The Samsung S8 and S9, on the other hand, both have a 12MP camera on their rear.

Does this mean that the Nokia 8 takes better photos? Yes, it does, but it’s not because it packs in more pixel.

We have viewed some images captured with the Nokia 8 and that of the S8 and S9 on GSMarena and we can say that the 8 pictures are more remarkable.

They’re sharper!

Battery

The Nokia 8 battery capacity is 3,090mAh which promises long hours of talk time, music play time, browsing and standby time.

That this non-removable battery is not up to 4,000mAh does not mean it’s an inferior battery, because trust us, this phone has been well optimized to use battery power efficiently.

What’s the use of packing a large battery size when the phone’s components will be draining it at a faster speed?

Remember, it uses a high-end processor and not a MediaTek chipset as is commonly found on phones from Infinix, Tecno, and Gionee.

The big money you’re paying for this phone can also be attributed to its powerful processor.

You’ll only find big players like Redmi, Samsung, and Huawei featuring this type of processor which tends to efficiently manage battery power.

Looking at the Nokia 8 specs and price, you’ll understand that this phone isn’t built for child’s play.

On the contrary, the S8 and the S9 feature a battery whose capacity is 3,000mAh which means, there’s really no significant difference from what the Nokia 8 is offering.

Connectivity

The Nokia 8 is a dual SIM smartphone whose second SIM slot is a hybrid slot.

This means that you will not be able to use two SIM cards and a memory card simultaneously.

Thus, you’ll have to choose between using two SIMs at the expense of a memory card or do away with a second SIM to expand its inbuilt storage.

The supported networks of this phone are GSM (850/900/1800/1900), LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41) and WCDMA (1, 2, 45, 5)

Does the Nokia 8 have a 4G network? Yes, it does. As a result, lines like MTN, GLO, Etisalat etc. can be used to connect to this network.

There is also a fingerprint sensor mounted on the device’s front which makes it easily accessible.

Hey, you don’t have to pick up the phone from a desk before you can unlock it as is the case of the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S9.

Does the Nokia 8 have an Iris Scanner? No, it does not.

This is a biometric security feature that the Samsung S8 and S9 have and it would’ve been great on this device.

Nevertheless, the level of this device’s security has been enhanced over the use of patterns, pins, passwords, and even third-party apps on Google Play Store that can lock the phone.

Other connectivity options include NFC, GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth and its sensors are proximity, accelerometer, gyro, barometer, and compass.

Conclusion

The Nokia 8 price in Nigeria and specification show that this is a high-end smartphone that can provide you with an acceptable level of performance.

We love its high-resolution screen, moderate screen size, powerful processor and drivers, and even its battery capacity.

This is a smartphone that is definitely worth its price and as such, if you’re willing to spend, you’ll be getting one of the best out there.

We’ve even compared it with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9 which are its closest rivals.

After this comparison, we can say this phone is not lagging behind.

So, make a decision now that you’ve been well informed about the advantages and disadvantages of this smartphone.

Let us know, would you buy it?

Would you also recommend it to a family member, friend or colleague?

Nokia 8 Full Phone Specification

DISPLAY

Size: 5.3-inch

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Pixels Density: 554 PPI

Resolution:  1440 x 2560 pixels

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

DESIGN

Weight: 160g

Dimension: 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm

Colors: Polished Copper, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Blue

HARDWARE

RAM: 4GB/6GB

Built-in Storage: 64GB/128 GB

External Memory: Yes, up to 256 GB

SOFTWARE

GPU: Adreno 540

OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Frequency: 4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo

Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)

CAMERA

Front: 13 MP, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚

Rear: 13MP Camera, 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚

Features: PDAF, dual-tone flash, IR range finder, HDR, panorama

BATTERY

Built-in: Yes

Talktime: –

Standby Time: –

Capacity: 3090 mAh Li-ion Battery

CONNECTIVITY

GPRS: Yes

EDGE: Yes

HSPA+: Yes

4G LTE: Yes

3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes

Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes

WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct

NFC: Yes

Infrared Blaster: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE

FM Radio: No

3.5mm Jack: Yes

USB Port: Yes, USB Type C (USB 3.1)

Dust Resistant: No

Water Resistant: Yes, IP54 splash proof

Wireless Charging: No

SIM Type: Micro-SIM

SIM Count: Dual SIM, Hybrid Slot

SENSORS

Gyroscope: Yes

Light Sensor: Yes

Accelerometer: Yes

Digital Compass: Yes

Proximity Sensor: Yes

Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)

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