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HMD Global has had a great first year, the company sold a total of 16.3 Million devices between July and September of 2017. Over the past year, HMD has announced a total of eight smartphones, including the Nokia 6 (Second-Generation) and the flagship Nokia 8. I have been using the Nokia 8 for quite a while now and I have grown fond of the device. There’s really a lot to love about, so here are 5 reasons to buy the Nokia 8:

For those who prefer data saving methods, here’s a written version of the piece:

Premium Design

Nokia-8-Camera

The Nokia 8 comes with an aluminium unibody design that has that premium feel we all love. The body has been properly iodized, you could easily mistake it for a glass back design. There are curves all around the device that aid in handling, the 2.5D Gorilla glass 5 blends perfectly with the rest of the body. Nokia took the extra mile of curving the antenna lines along the top and bottom of the device, leaving the back of the device as clean as it can get. There’s a fingerprint reader at the front, complimented by capacitive navigation buttons

Quad HD display

Nokia-8-Glance

As part of the design aesthetic, the Nokia 8 packs a beautiful 5.3-inch Quad HD display that delivers crisp, colourful images. The best part of this display is the resolution, which means everything looks extra good, especially YouTube videos, where you can pump up the resolution to 1440p for that extra detail.

Dual Cameras

Nokia-8-Camera

Probably the number one reason you should get yourself a Nokia 8 is the dual cameras at the back. The two 13MP lenses are a combination of a monochrome lens and a coloured lens that produce images that will leave your friends jealous. The best part? The portrait images you can get from these cameras. Without saying much, just see for yourself:

Nokia 8 Live Bokeh Sample
Live Bokeh mode

Software Experience

The new Nokia smartphones come running near-stock Android out of the box and this is the same case for the Nokia 8. The phone flies through Android 8.0 Oreo, everything feels really fast.

Battery Life

Nokia-8-Bottom

The Nokia 8 lasts forever. Ok, it’s not two-day battery life like the Nokia 2, but it will comfortably last you a busy day without you feeling the need to charge it and when you finally decide to charge it, you can juice it up fast thanks to Quick Charge 3.0 support.

This is just but a short list and the attractiveness of the Nokia 8 extends beyond what I have mentioned. The phone retails for around Ksh.55,000 from the following shops; Dixon’s (Kenyatta Avenue), Central Electronics, Smart Hub, Photohive and Safaricom Shop.

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