Nokia 8 battery life test results: solid average

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The Nokia 8 battery life test result is out and as we've already used the phone for a few days, we can share our first impressions with the best phone that the "new Nokia" has.

The Nokia 8 is indeed the flagship for the brand, featuring a 5.3-inch Quad HD LCD screen and the Snapdragon 835 system chip for top-tier performance.

The Snapdragon 835 is a key part of the battery life equation: the chip is made on the 10nm manufacturing process, meaning that it is significantly more power efficient than even the Snapdragon 821 of last year. The Nokia 8 comes with a 3,090 mAh battery, right around the average for a 2017 flagship of this size.

Our impressions are that it lasted a solid one day and even a bit more. It's a solid battery performer.

We also ran our battery life test on the Nokia 8 and found that the phone lasted nearly 9 hours on a single charge, a good result that is not too far from the scores of the Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, Pixel 2 and OnePlus 5.

Battery life(hours)Higher is better
Nokia 88h 59 min(Good)
OnePlus 59h 18 min(Good)
Sony Xperia XZ17h 44 min(Average)
Apple iPhone 88h 37 min(Good)
Apple iPhone 8 Plus10h 35 min(Excellent)
Samsung Galaxy S88h 22 min(Average)
Samsung Galaxy Note87h 50 min(Average)
LG V309h 34 min(Good)
LG G66h 9 min(Poor)
HTC U119h 3 min(Good)
Google Pixel 28h 40 min(Good)
Google Pixel 2 XL8h 57 min(Good)

Another important aspect of the battery experience is charging times. Sometimes you need that extra battery boost during the day, or you forgot to charge at night, and you cannot sit around and wait for your phone to charge for hours on end. Good news: the Nokia 8 comes with a powerful, 18-watt fast charger that gives you 36% of battery with a quick, 10-minute charge. It's not the fastest phone to re-charge, but it's not too bad either. Here is how fast it recharged using the charger included in the box:

  • 36% in just 10 minutes
  • 51% in 30 minutes
  • 100% in 2 hours and 11 minutes

Charging time(hours)Lower is better
Nokia 82h 11 min
OnePlus 51h 39 min
Sony Xperia XZ12h 29 min
Apple iPhone 82h 28 min
Apple iPhone 8 Plus2h 58 min
Samsung Galaxy S81h 40 min
Samsung Galaxy Note81h 42 min
LG V301h 48 min
LG G61h 37 min
HTC U111h 38 min
Google Pixel 21h 51 min
Google Pixel 2 XL2h 32 min

The Nokia 8 is made from metal, so it lacks wireless charging, in case you were wondering.

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