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Nokia 8 (2019)

TA-1128
NOKP-N819
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24
MONTHS WARRANTY

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Description

Nokia 8.1 SIM Free / UK

The Nokia 8.1 has been created to show off the best of Android. With its pure version of Android, Android One, along with stunning design.

It can provide high-end image photography due to ZEISS Optics, which ensure the rear cameras can obtain the maximum light in any conditions and producing stunning results.

SIM Free/Unlocked Stock

When you buy a Nokia 8.1 from Clove it is delivered SIM FREE and Factory Unlocked. This means you are free to use the phone with any compatible network provider or carrier.

Colour and memory variants

The Nokia 8.1 is manufactured in Blue/Silver Copper, Steel/Copper and Iron/Steel with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM. (Note Clove may not be able to provide all colour variants).

Reasons to buy the Nokia 8.1

  • Pure Android 9 (Pie)
  • Dual-toned anodized metal frame
  • Android One – Google design experience/regular updates
  • 6.18" FullHD+ PureDisplay (1080 x 2280)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset
  • 64 GB storage / 4GB RAM
  • 12/13MP dual main camera with 2 x optical zoom autofocus and ZEISS optics
  • 20MP front-facing camera FF/0.9um
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi / GPS / LTE / NFC

Box Contents

  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia USB-C 9 V/2 A charger
  • USB Type-C 2.0 cable
  • Quick guide
  • SIM door key
  • Headset

Design

The elegant seamless design features a dual-tone anodized metal frame offer durability and a stunning look. This strength means you can rely on Nokia 8.1 in your everyday life. While the high-precision manufacturing ensures the phone has a premium look.

A stunning 6.18- inch PureDisplay designed to offer edge-to-edge coverage. Ensures the display size is maximised, and you can enjoy interacting with it daily. It can produce accurate colours and is even visible in bright sunlight. This superior viewing is due to the 1:1500 contrast ratio and HDR support, which bring your photos and videos to life.

Camera

The photography capabilities are one of the highlights of this phone. As it features a main dual camera on the rear with both 12 MP 1/2.55’’, 1.4um pixels, OIS 2PD and 13 MP FF cameras.

The ZEISS Optics ensure you achieve the best results with a super-sensitive sensor. This makes it possible for the cameras to capture more detail, even in environments with poor lighting conditions. And there is no judder or blur in photos due to the optical image stabilization.

But, one of the best aspects of the Nokia 8.1 is the AI-powered imaging. This makes it possible to take stunning portraits with the 20 MP front-facing camera. As it adapts to the environment and adjusts the capture. It is even possible to use live Bokeh features during or after taking your photo for beautiful results.

Specification

The Nokia 8.1 has what you need from a modern smartphone. It features a Snapdragon 710 mobile platform. For stunning performance with the added benefit of efficiency in processing.

To assist the processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and a full 64 GB of internal storage. Giving you plenty of space for all your apps, but if you do need more up to a 400 GB SD card can be used.

The inclusion of a 3500 mAh battery ensures you can keep on working throughout the day.

Pure Android

Android 9 Pie is at the heart of the Nokia 8.1. Nokia has kept the interface of their Android installation just as Google intended.

You simply have the traditional suite of Google applications that ship with Google Play.

These features have been built into their respective apps in a manner that doesn't impact the Android system interface, keeping the Nokia 8.1, as simple to operate as possible.

Google Assistant is also available out of the box, ready to respond to queries, synchronise aspects of your Google account and interact with Google Home hardware around your home.

Nokia has also committed to bringing regular, timely security patches and updates to the Nokia 8.1, as well as other Nokia smartphones.

Specification

SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version9.0 (Pie)
  • Custom SkinAndroid One
Processor
  • SpeedOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
  • OtherAdreno 616
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 400GB
RAM4 GB
ROM
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity64 GB
Display/Screen
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size6.18
  • TypeFull HD PureDisplay
  • Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Other18.7:9
GSM/GPRSYes
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
3G/HSPAYes
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
4GYes
  • Frequencies1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
  • Speed
BluetoothYes
  • Version5.0
  • FunctionsA2DP, LE
WiFiYes
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
DLNA
  • Version
Ports
  • Data2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • PowerUSB Type-C
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Facebook
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
GPSYes
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
CameraYes
  • MegapixelsDual 12 MP & 13 MP
  • Flash
  • Camera Lensf/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • OtherZeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Sensors
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital CompassYes
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
Audio
  • Formats
  • Recording
Video
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
Battery
  • Capacity3500 mAh
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
Weight 180 g (6.35 oz)
Software
OtherFingerprint sensor (rear)
Warranty24 months

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Reviews

Overall Rating 5 Stars * * * * *
  • Michael S 16/3/2019 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    I have generally shied away from obvious flagship phones and bought phones that are a bit more left field. Above virtually everything else I value battery life, the only thing worse than not having phone is having one that doesn't work. Good battery life seems to be a product of a big battery, a not too powerful processor and as plain a version of Android as possible. The Nokia 8.1 ticks all these boxes as did my two previous phones, a BB Keyone and a Motorola X-play. Much as I liked the physical keyboard on the BB, it is much better for typing when you are a passenger in a moving vehicle, like everyone else I consume more media and documents on my phone so wanted a bigger screen.

    I have the copper and steel version which I keep in a clear case and it looks handsome and a bit different to all the grey and black phones about. The fingerprint reader being on the back is something I had to get used to, but it is reliable and quick. The screen is clear and sharp. The NFC aerial works well and for me is well placed somewhere near the top of the phone meaning the metal plate for my in car mag mount doesn't interfere with it. The camera generally performs well, it is at its weakest in poor light and sometimes needs a bit of help by entering the Pro mode if you know what you are doing. Battery life is excellent, the efficient processor no doubt helping.

    I regularly use Twitter, WhatsApp various news and weather apps, a banking app, Kindle app, Fitbit, Google pay, Calander, Gmail on four accounts, Google maps and a variety of other apps, although no games, and the phone handles them all smoothly and rarely uses over 50% of the battery power in a day in the couple of months I have had it. Lest we forget the point of a phone is to be able to make and receive calls I would say this Nokia works as well as any phone I have had in along time.

    The biggest negatives I can find are the flash/torch is not as bright as other phones I have had and the in-built selection of ringtones aren't great so I used a ringtone maker app to put the intro of Jean Michel Jarre's "Suns Have Gone" on as my ringtone, which I can hear loud and clear.

    If like me you'd rather not spend £500-£1000 on a phone but want a good phone and something a bit different the Nokia 8.1 might be just what you are looking for.

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