HMD Global’s Nokia 8.1 is the latest addition to the company’s value flagship range that packs in a number of features for enhanced user experience
Beginning with the packaging, the Nokia 8.1 comes in a contemporary package that includes the phone, charger, data/charging cable, sim door key, a protective cover, and a quick guide. The Nokia 8.1 has been designed with less than a hair’s width between materials, which gives it a clean and elegant design. It features a curved glass, polished metal and the sand-blasted finish, and a two-tone design. Diamond cut edges provide the durability to withstand the knocks of everyday life. It runs the Android Oreo and is Android 9 Pie ready to support enhanced experience and the latest Android innovations including new Digital Wellbeing features.
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The Nokia 8.1 features 4/6 GB RAM, 64/128 internal user memory with MicroSD card slot up to 400 GB support. It comes with a 6.18” Full HD+ edge-to-edge display, which makes it comfortable to watch movies and apps on a big screen. The featured apps include Human Anatomy, Magic Plan, and Jenga AR.
The Nokia 8.1 packs in a number of features, standout being imaging through dual cameras featuring camera sensor, ZEISS optics, and optical image stabilization (OIS) for low light imaging. The main camera is 12MP with 1/2.55” sensor and 1.4 micron pixels that makes precise light capture possible for detailed images. The OIS eliminates effects of shaking hands to produce crisp images and videos. It also features the proprietary PureDisplay screen technology with HDR 10 support. Its colour reproduction delivers enhanced viewing experiences even in bright sunlight. A wide aperture allows longer exposure times that can be manually controlled with the Pro Camera mode.
If you are a fan of the ‘bokeh’ effects, you can create studio-style portrait shots with the Nokia 8.1 native shallow depth of field and the secondary 13MP depth sensor.
Live streaming of photos and videos directly from camera app is possible with the Pro Camera UI. You can even up the excitement levels of the #Bothie game with AI-powered 3D personas, masks and filters in your photos and videos.
With the 20MP adaptive front camera, you can capture high quality night-time selfie as it enhances how much light it is able to capture by combining four pixels into one super pixel. You can shoot movies in 4K and get life-like experience later with high fidelity Nokia spatial audio stereo surround sound recording.
The Nokia 8.1 is the second Nokia smartphone to feature the PureDisplay screen technology. The HDR 10 delivers higher contrast, better clarity, and over a billion individual colours to ensure images remain accurate-whether in a dark or bright environment and you can play games or watch video with great experience.
With support for HD content, battery becomes a crucial factor. The Nokia 8.1 lasts for up to two days with one charge while supporting smooth performance for gaming, video streaming, calling, sending SMS, browsing and apps (such as social media, news, navigation and music). It provides talk time of a over 23 hours and standby time of 28 days. It supports MP3 playback for up to 18 hours and video playback for 12.7 hours. Its Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, delivers faster graphics and higher performance than the Snapdragon 660. It features a multi-core AI Engine that increases the AI power for efficient performance. Qualcomm aptX audio support provides high quality sound wirelessly over Bluetooth.
As part of Android One family, the Nokia 8.1 comes with three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates. It also features helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant and Google Photos.