Nokia formalized its model 8 Sirocco at the Mobile World Congress. The Android smartphone has a beautiful screen, an intuitive interface and provides a pleasant grip despite its edges a little salient.
Nokia has not only taken advantage of the Mobile World Congress to try to appeal to our nostalgia with the models 8110 and 3310 4G. HMD Global, now the owner of the production rights for Nokia phones, has chosen to unveil another brand new model, which we had the opportunity to see on the booth of the Finnish brand: the Nokia 8 Sirocco.
The object is on display alongside the Nokia 8, itself tipped for coming soon in a Pro version. The Nokia 8 Sirocco looks set to become a high-end smartphone and bring the Finnish firm to the fore.
A quick glance allows to observe the differences between the screens of the two smartphones. Where the Nokia 8 displays 5.3 inches, the Nokia 8 Sirocco reaches 5.5 inches with a screen that occupies proportionally more space than that of his counterpart. This screen, QHD + definition, emits beautiful colors and impresses with its brightness.
Light and elegant
The first contact with the Nokia 8 Sirocco is nice. The smartphone is surprisingly light and thin. Its curved edges make it a pleasant object to hold, even if the smallest hands may regret its width. On the back of the device, Nokia has integrated a stylish glass back.
Nevertheless, this choice leads to a counterpart, which harms a little the promising design of the phone. The meeting of the glass and the curved edges of the screen indeed make the sides of the device somewhat salient.
An interesting photo mode Pro
On the back of the camera, Nokia has chosen to integrate a dual photo sensor, 12 and 13 megapixels. The smartphone camera also offers an interesting Pro mode that allows you to manually adjust the various settings when shooting, simultaneously.
It takes the form of arcs crossing the screen, on which sliders are to move to see the effect of changes on the photo that we are about to capture. The process has the merit of being intuitive, and to be accessible to those who are unfamiliar with the technical terms of photography.
Sold from April
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is part of the Android One label, which promises an intuitive and streamlined experience for its user, limiting the presence of applications deemed superfluous and offering a pure Android experience, which allows to have updates from Google quickly. Hard to confirm in just a few minutes of use, but the promise is enticing.
Inside, the smartphone is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The Nokia 8 Sirocco embeds 6 GB of RAM and a storage of 128 GB. Only a USB type C is on its lower edge.
It will take a little patience to see this Nokia smartphone land on the French market. The phone will be sold from April in France, the price announced 749 €. A bit expensive compared to the competition.