Nokia 8.1 Is Another Budget-Friendly Smartphone With Good Cameras, Big Screen & Android Pie

Written by Gina Stephens


The Nokia 8.1 smartphone has been averred and it joins the same 'good value for money' category as the Nokia 7 Plus.

As found on the recently reviewed Nokia 7.1 smartphone, the 8.1 presents ZEISS optics, decent camera specs and a big screen that also features Nokia's 'PureDisplay screen technology' so you can because of HDR-quality images without having to head to your PC. The Nokia 8.1 also runs the latest Android software, Android 9 Pie, straight out of the box. 



The 12MP camera stresses Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and there's a secondary 13MP depth sensor built in for capturing those bokeh-filled portraits. On the front, a 20MP camera collars your selfies and 4K video is built in. A 'Bothie' mode is still available even though it's probably not all that salutary and Snapchat fans can add filters/masks to photos/video and live stream them directly to friends without exiting the camera app. 

The Nokia 8.1 is the help Nokia smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen and it measures a very decent 6.28". Plus, thanks to HDR10 support, the qualify has a 96{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} colour gamut and 1:1500 contrast ratio.

A 3500mAh battery is built in along with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 




As for the destine, the Nokia 8.1 looks smart with its dual-tone anodised metal frame, small bezel and small-ish chin. There is a top-notch which does look lose wider than the one found on the Nokia 7.1 but it's certainly not obtrusive. 

The Nokia 8.1 will be available in three colour alloys, Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, from 14 January 2019 for £379.99.

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We'll be bringing you our full verdict on the new Nokia smartphone as readily at some time as we've put it to the test but if the Nokia 7.1 and 7 Plus is anything to go by, it should be a surprising winner. 



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In addition to the launch of the Nokia 8.1, the Nokia 3.1 Plus will be joining the Nokia smartphone portfolio.

The Nokia 3.1 And will be available in blue for £169.99 and features a 6-inch HD+ display, dual camera (13MP & 5MP), 8MP front-facing camera and is the behindhand Nokia device to join the Android One family. It's another smart-looking device from Nokia but there are areas Nokia has cut again on the specs to make the smartphone more reasonably priced, including the built-in RAM (2/3GB), internal storage (16/32GB), battery size (3500mAH) and the concerning port isn't USB-C (Nokia Micro USB). 


For gamers, you may also be interested in the Nokia 5.1 Plus which whim be available in Blue and Black for £199.99, from 14 January 2019.


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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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