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Nokia Malaysia is now having a promotion and they are slashing the prices of its entire Android smartphone lineup. This covers their new entry-level Nokia 2 to their flagship Nokia 8 and you can enjoy savings of up to RM311.
There are many words that could be used to describe the Nokia 8, but for me, the one word that sticks out is: Disappointing. Even though I repeatedly told myself that it would never live up to the hype, it was still disheartening to see how far it missed the mark. And that made me a little angry at Nokia for what felt like a half-hearted attempt.
Still, I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they’re new to this. Maybe they just didn’t have the technical capabilities to produce the kind of flagship-grade hardware that would match their flagship’s excellent software. Then I saw the Nokia 8 Sirocco and I got even more angry because it was living proof (figuratively) that Nokia could make something exquisite — that they could make something special — but for some reason, didn’t.
2017 was a fascinating year for smartphones and mobile tech in general. There were a lot of ups, a lot of downs and some pretty weird stuff along the way but there’s no denying that it was an eventful year.
Now that we’re on the cusp of the next wave of new products for 2018, we thought it’d be cool to take a look at some of the highs and some of the lows in 2017.
Nokia’s current Android flagship, the Nokia 8 is getting a price cut ahead of the Chinese New Year celebration. If you’ve been waiting for the right time, this is probably it.
When the Nokia 8 was introduced, many had expected it to be a serious photography contender. It had dual 13MP f/2.0 cameras at the rear with ZEISS optics which shoots in both colour and monochrome.
The Nokia flagship had just completed its evaluation at DxoMark and its scores were pretty disappointing. It’s so low that it is even ranked 5 points lower than the iPhone 6 that has a single 8MP f/2.2 camera.
This is not a jaw-dropping phone that will shock the world.
If you were one of the people who thought that when Nokia launches its first flagship Android smartphone, they would remind the world why they were the best all those years ago. That they would spank the likes of Samsung and Apple, then I’d hate to be the one to break it to you but the Nokia 8 is not that phone.
Instead, the Nokia 8 is quite the opposite of a flashy flagship.
Android Oreo has barely begun rolling out to Android devices and HMD Global (the company that owns Nokia) has revealed that they will update the current roster of Nokia smartphones to the next major version of Android.
Well, every phone except the Nokia 3310, obviously.
What’s better than a well-built flagship smartphone running a near-stock Android OS at a great price point? Well, how about if we add more power and storage?
Was the Nokia 8 that launched in Malaysia too wimpy for you? Good news, you might have the opportunity to pick up a more powerful version soon!
The Nokia 8 has finally arrived in Malaysia and it is the first flagship Android smartphone under HMD Global. Not only it packs great specs, it also gets dual cameras with ZEISS Optics, a stock Android experience, and an impressive price tag of RM2,299. It undercuts a lot of flagship phones that are priced higher in Malaysia.
Is this the new Nokia smartphone you’ve been waiting for? Find out more in our first impressions.
If the first wave of Android-powered Nokia smartphones didn’t excite you that much, you might want to pay attention to their new Nokia 8. This is their latest flagship smartphone and it’s even more affordable than the OnePlus 5.