Nokia 8 Gets a Rs. 8,000 Price Cut in India, Nokia 5 Price Slashed Rs. 1,000

Nokia 8 price cut in India has made it a significantly more competitive device against the OnePlus 5T

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nokia 5 3GB variant is now available at Rs. 12,499
  • Nokia 8 price has been reduced to Rs. 28,999
  • The new prices emerged weeks ahead of MWC 2018

Nokia 5 and Nokia 8 prices in India have been revised. While the Nokia 5 3GB RAM variant, which was launched in the country in last November at Rs. 13,499 as an upgrade over the original Nokia 5 2GB variant, is now available at Rs. 12,499, the Nokia 8 that was debuted at Rs. 36,999 in last October now comes with a price tag of Rs. 28,999. The revised prices will be effective starting Thursday. The new move interestingly comes weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 where HMD Global, the Finnish company that has licenced the Nokia brand for mobiles, is set to launch new models.

Nokia 5 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is upgradable to Android Oreo. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS LCD panel with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Further, it is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF lens and dual-tone flash. Onthe front, it has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree field-of-view lens. The smartphone has 16GB internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 5 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. Besides, the smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery.

Nokia 8 specifications

The Nokia 8, on the other hand, is so far the company’s flagship offering. The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 8 originally came with Android 7.1 Nougat but received Android 8.0 Oreo recently. It has a 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The handset also has an IP54-rated build that is splash-resistant. Plus, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, paired with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

On the part of imaging, the Nokia 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes two 13-megapixel image sensors – one as an RGB sensor with optical image stabilisation (OIS), while the other one has a monochrome sensor. Both sensors have an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 76.9-degree wide-angle lens and accompanied with a dual-tone LED flash and an IR rangefinder. The front of the Nokia 8 sports a 13-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 78.4-degree wide-angle lens. All three cameras come with Carl Zeiss optics. Also, the smartphone comes preloaded with a ‘bothie’ feature that allows users to capture photos or videos using the front and rear camera setups simultaneously. There is additionally OZO Audio tech on board for spatial 360-degree audio recording that uses three built-in microphones.

The Nokia 8 comes with 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v3.1), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The flagship Nokia handset also has onboard sensors, including an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. It also has a 3090mAh battery and measures 151.5×73.7×7.9mm.

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Nokia 5

Nokia 5

Rs.11,698
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  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.20-inch

Processor

octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.1.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

BUY AT
  • Nokia 5 (Blue, 16GB, 3GB RAM) – 
    Rs.11,698
  • Nokia 5 (Tempered Blue, 16GB, 2GB RAM) – OFFER
    Rs.12,196
Nokia 8

Nokia 8

Rs.28,900
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Very good display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Stock Android, promise of timely updates
  • Bad
  • Not fully waterproof
  • Low-light camera performance could’ve been better
BUY AT
  • Nokia 8 (Polished Blue, 64GB, 4GB RAM) –
    Rs.28,900
  • Nokia 8 (Steel, 64GB, 4GB RAM) – OFFER
    Rs.34,585
  • Refurbished – Nokia 8 (Blue, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.32,999

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