Nokia 8 vs Oneplus 5: contest of the flagships

Nokia recently announced their first flagship phone after the resurgence of the company. Namely Nokia 8. This smartphone is very similar to the other flagships available in the market.  Including features like Snapdragon 835 and dual cameras at the back.

Nokia 8

Nokia 8 Specifications

The smartphone is 5.3-inch QHD display with 554 ppi density. The smartphone has a well-crafted design, full metal body. With curved metal edges which give the phone premium looks. The smartphone is splash proof.
On the camera front, The Nokia 8 features dual camera module. With two 13mp placed at the rear end, having Carl Zeiss lens. The secondary camera is a 13mp large camera module with Carl Zeiss lenses as well.

Nokia 8

On the Hardware front, The smartphone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. coupled with 4GB RAM and 64Gb internal storage plus up to 256Gb expandable storage option. The phone is powered by a lithium ion battery of 3090 mAh capacity. Plus Qualcomm’s Quick charge 3.0

The smartphone runs on the latest and optimised version of Android 7.1.1 and will be updated to further versions over the air.

Comparisons

Display

The OnePlus 5 features a 5.5 inch Full HD Display against  Nokia 8’s 5.3-inch HD display.

Nokia is a clear winner in the display segment, with high PPI density. The phone will have more clear and vivid display.

Performance

The OnePlus 5 features Snapdragon 835 with 6GB/8GB RAM against Nokia 8’s Snapdragonagon 835 with 4GB RAM.

Both the smartphones use the same processor. Well in our considerations the RAM number doesn’t affect as in whole. But considering the numbers OnePlus is the winner in this segment.

Oneplus 5

Camera

The OnePlus 5 features a 20+16MP dual camera setup against Nokia 8’s 13+13MP dual camera setup with Carl Zeiss lens.

Both the smartphone have a dual camera setup. On judging the past experience with both companies devices. and using OnePlus 5’s camera itself. Counting anyone low in this segment will be a mistake. This segment is a tie.

Battery and OS

OnePlus 5 features latest version of Android and a battery of 3300mAh battery against Nokia 8’s latest version of Android and a battery of 3090 mAh battery.

Counting anyone up on 210mAh battery capacity will be wrong. But up on software segment as Oneplus stops rolling out updates to the old versions. Nokia slips a win on this point.

Price And Availablity

Nokia 8 family

OnePlus 5 is cheaper in comparison to the Nokia 8. The newer Nokia 8 is priced at £550, $700. The Oneplus 5 is priced at $479. The colour options are different Nokia is available in 4 different designs and Oneplus in 2 different designs.

Verdict

The smartphones are a bit tough in terms of competition. There is no clear winner among both the devices, but we have an old trust on the Nokia brand label. The OnePlus is still making its Name trustworthy in the market. Even Nokia sounds and looks more premium.

Shelling out big bucks on a new company is a bit difficult for many out there.

 

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