Nokia 8.1 vs Nokia 8

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Display

Size:

6.2 inches
5.3 inches

Resolution:

2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, 408 PPI
2560 x 1440 pixels, 554 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

81.42 %
69.44 %

Peak brightness:

700 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 360, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2500 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 616
Adreno 540

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
3090 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Camera

Rear:

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

13 MP
13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

20 MP
13 MP (Wide Angle)

Video capture:

3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Design

Dimensions:

6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 inches (154.8 x 75.76 x 7.97 mm)
5.96 x 2.90 x 0.31 inches (151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.35 oz (180.0 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance:

Splash; IP54

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Silver, Brown, Blue
Silver, Brown, Blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Buyers information

In The Box:

Nokia USB-C 9 V/2 A charger, USB Type-C 2.0 cable, Quick guide, SIM door key, Headset
Charger, Data cable, Headset, Quick Start Guide, SIM door key

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 05, 2018
Aug 16, 2017
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