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Nokia 8 disappoints on DxOMark Camera Review: Here’s what went wrong

Spearheaded by HMD Global, smartphone maker Nokia made its debut to the smartphone market with a refreshed Android phone lineup. The company’s flagship device, the Nokia 8 has just received a low score on the DxOMark camera quality test.

DxOMark is considered as the benchmark for camera quality for smartphones, with Google Pixel leading the rank at an impressive 98 points. However, the Nokia 8 managed to score a lowly 68 points. For imaging, the phone scored 72 while Video quality could score just 62 points.

Nokia 8 DxOMark: What went wrong

Nokia 8


While the HMD-Global led brand made an impressive comeback, the scores of the Nokia 8, the device’s score comes as a disappointment to many. The company had used Carl Zeiss Optics in the smartphone to ensure good results. Let us see where the Nokia flagship missed out in terms of the camera benchmark.

Starting with the goods, the phone features a good target exposure in all conditions. White balance, Dynamic range, and subject isolation in portrait mode are also highlighted on the device. For videos, the color rendering for indoor conditions is good.

Coming to the cons, the Nokia 8 is marked with low levels of detail retention. Exposure instabilities, color shading and high level of noise are also spotted in the phone’s cameras. Apart from this, the zooming capabilities of the device are also questionable. The Nokia 8 also scored poorly on the Lux 1, DxOMark’s lowest light test.

Nokia 8 Specifications

For the uninitiated, the Nokia 8 is the company’s current flagship. It comes with a 5.3-inch IPS-LCD panel with 1440 x 2560p resolution and 554 PPI pixel density. In terms of optics, the device comes with dual 13MP rear cameras and a 13MP front-facing camera.

It is backed by a Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Nokia 8 runs on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat with Beta testing for Android 8.0 underway.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.