Nokia 8.1 comes with an even bigger screen! This premium-looking smartphone is a well-built powerhouse with a solid performance and amazing quality.
Design & Display
Nokia 8.1 comes with an elegant design with an edge-to-edge display and an aluminum frame accompanied by Gorilla Glass3 front and back. The screen is a 6.18 inches IPS LCD PureDisplay that has a 1080 x 2280 (FHD+) px resolution with an aspect ratio of 18.7:9.
8.1 supports HDR10 and 96% color gamut, allowing you to enjoy watching videos with cinematic quality. Now you can convert SDR to HDR quality to enjoy watching videos in life-like colors.
The colors that this phone comes in are Blue-Silver, Steel-Copper, and Iron-Steel.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on Nokia 8.1 is Android One on Android 9, which is upgradable to Android 10 and all its exciting features.
Nokia 8.1 supports a Dark Theme that changes the interface colors for darker tones for eye convenience in poor lighting conditions.
It also supports Smart Reply that predicts what you are going to type next. Then, it suggests appropriate responses or relevant actions, like using Google Maps to locate addresses in a text message.
According to Nokia, its phones are ranked number one for software updates and security as they offer two years of software upgrades and three years of monthly security updates.
Some of its other features are a rear Fingerprint Sensor, Google Lens, and Adaptive Brightness.
Internal design and Performance
The Chipset used in this device is an Octa-core Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm), which delivers a solid performance. It runs lag-free and perfectly smooth, allowing you to enjoy working with your phone uninterruptedly and without any heating issues.
As for the memory, the Nokia 8.1 offers 4/6GB RAM with 64/128GB storage.
Nokia 8.1 comes with a dual-camera setup at the back of the phone. It consists of a main 12MP camera that delivers high-quality images with good dynamic range. Then there is an amazing 13MP depth Sensor that offers a better bokeh effect for your images.
The impressive 20MP selfie camera delivers stunning, high-resolution photos with great colors, even in low-light conditions, thanks to pixel binning technology.
As for recording videos, With Nokia 8.1, you can shoot 4k/1080p videos at 30fps with high quality.
ZEISS optics give your images vivid colors and life-like quality.
The Pro UI Mode allows you to manually control your camera settings such as white balance, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.
Some features of the camera setup are AI Technology, Motion Picture, optical image stabilization, Live Bokeh Mode, dual-LED, dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR, automatic scene detection, and Dual-Sight mode.
The Nokia 8.1 has a Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery that supports fast-charging up to 18W. It offers an Adaptive Battery feature to enhance your battery life to two whole days on a single charge.
8.1’s loudspeaker comes with Smart Amp that gives you a high-quality experience with loud and clear sounds. It is good to know that it does have a 3.5 mm headphone jack input.
This device has features like Hybrid Dual-SIM, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gyro, NFC, Ambient Light Sensor, and Proximity Sensor.
The Nokia 8.1 offers an astonishing camera setup, great battery life, and a superb vast display. It is one of the best smartphones in the market and delivers amazing quality for its range.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Announced||2018, October 16|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, December 05|
|Dimensions||154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||180 g (6.35 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, glass back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.18 inches, 95.3 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM|
|Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
|Features||Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)|
|Single||20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Colors||Blue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel|
|Models||TA-1099, TA-1113, TA-1115, TA-1131, TA-1119, TA-1121, TA-1128|
|SAR EU||0.51 W/kg (head) 1.49 W/kg (body)|