The Nokia 8 has already been officially unveiled as the new high-end smartphone that will compete with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and other smartphones of the same level. However, perhaps the mobile comes with shortcomings that do not become one of the best mobile phones in the market. The four shortcomings of Nokia 8 are as follows:
- Design without bevels
In fact, the truth is that we already knew for some time that the smart phone would have the design with which it has finally appeared. However, the truth is that until we did not have the full picture of technical features and price we could not say whether it would be a better smartphone or not.
But in reality, the mobile should have had a design without bevels. The design of the smartphone has dimensions similar to those of the Samsung Galaxy S8, but the Nokia 8 has a screen of 5.3 inches. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8 inch display. If it were a cheaper mobile, as in the case of OnePlus 5, at least it could be said that it is cheaper to buy a Nokia 8 than to buy a Samsung Galaxy S8, but this is not the case.
In addition, has confirmed the official price of Nokia 8, which will be 705 dollars. Not a very economical price. The OnePlus 5 was launched with a price of 587 dollars, being more expensive than OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. However, the Nokia 8 is even more expensive. The Samsung Galaxy S8 can be purchased for a price of about 760 dollars.
- Availability Date
There is no confirmed availability date. It seems that the Nokia 8 can be purchased in September. But where? No definite date has been confirmed, nor the markets in which it will be available, and when. It was presented on August 16, but what if it hits the market in October, or in November? By then, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be noticeably more economical.
- Android O
It was stated that the mobile Nokia 8 could have arrived with Android O already installed. It was a possibility. In fact, given that the definitive version of Android O would be introduced on August 21, and that the mobile would not launch to the market until September, it was possible to launch with Android O. However, it has finally introduced with Android 7.1.1. It is true that it seems that it will receive the update soon, but the same could be said of the rest of the high-end mobile market.
It is a quality mobile, a good smartphone, but for 705 dollars, right now, it is simply a high-end smartphone, not one of the best mobile phones in the market.