Nokia 8 Sirocco Review

We run the flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco through its paces, feeling the Snapdragon 835 performance on clean Android, the dual camera, and compact design
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24 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

At 141mm its probably the most compact 16:9 5.5inch phone, that's like really compact.

6. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I love the size of it.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Yes... Most of them are at least 15cm. G4 was a bit less than 15.

2. notfair

Posts: 745; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

"OVERPRICED" based on what? Based on the brand name?

4. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

It packs sd 835 instead of sd 845

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

749 EUR for SD835 in 2018's phone is just unforgivable..

12. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

I can get it in Canada for 750CDN, which is 482EUR.

22. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Now you'd have to also add HST, or instead GST + PST before converting to Euros, as the Euro price most likely already includes VAT. Plus, please see post 21.

23. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

I priced it out, I could order one for 792.87, that includes tax, shipping, and import costs.

17. mixedfish

Posts: 1556; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yes you can get the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 for 250Eur or even Xperia XZ Premium for 350Eur.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Haha this review........

5. modu9 unregistered

Is this a review or a preview... a very, very bad one either way.

10. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

It seemed like a full phoneArena review to me. What in particular is bad about it? Or, is it just the final score that bothers you? I thought the review was mostly favorable. My guess is that the final score reflects the perceived value for dollar of what an Android flagship should bring this year...

9. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

6.5 ? Someone made a huge mess of this review.

11. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Why are you comparing benchmarks with SD845 phones when it has a SD835 in it? It should be compared to the S8, Pixel 2 XL, V30, Mi Mix 2, etc.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Thus it should be priced accordingly to these older handsets and that's the crux of the article.

16. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I agree. It's a flagship model from this year and being positioned as such. Thus the comparisons are fair.

18. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

It's priced similar to what I can purchase a S8 here in Canada.

19. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Find an officially licenced seller in Canada that sells both the S8 and the Sirocco and then compare prices. Currently the S8 sells, on sale for $720 CAD directly from Samsung.ca.

20. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

That would be kinda hard considering the Sirocco isn't officially available in Canada.... lol.

21. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yes I know. That is why your price comparison isn't apples to apples. Some third party importer that offers a unit with no guaranty, return policy, or a manufacturers warranty doesn't count IMO.

24. BL4NKF4CE

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Every place I buy from offer returns, and warranty. So... yeah.

14. willk

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

When I saw the score I was expecting a real flogging of this phone. Actually, except for the high price, it sounds like a phone I would be interested in purchasing. Why such a low 6.5 score? Seems like it deserved an 8.5 score based on the content of the review.

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I don't think Nokia knows what they are doing with their strange smartphone lineup in 2018. Sirocco should be their flagship contender for 2018 but packs just a SD 835 is just absurd. And it is over priced for sure. Their low end models like Nokia 7 Plus and 6.1 are also a bit over priced.
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