It’s bothie time
If the Nokia 6 was a chunky slab of metal, the 8 is a svelte slice, with smooth curves that fit perfectly in your hand. The copper version is easily the best-looking phone in the line-up, with the stealthy antenna lines leaving the back free from distractions.
The 5.3in display is LCD but everything looks so rich and colourful on it we thought it was OLED at first. Contrast is excellent, with good viewing angles and brightness. Opening apps and swiping through home screens seemed speedy too, probably thanks to the nearpristine version of Android that Nokia’s loaded it with.
Of those two cameras, only the colour sensor comes with optical image stabilisation; but test shots showed some promise, even if we’re not sold on the idea of using both front and back cameras simultaneously to snap ‘bothies’.
It might have a similar look, but the 8 feels a world apart from Nokia’s three other smartphones. The leap in build quality, hardware and design is huge… but will that be enough to tempt Nokia fans back from their Samsungs?