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    Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    Dual-sight facilitates use of front and back cameras simultaneously for live video broadcasts.
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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    Reminds me of the Nokia Lumia 735 or whatever it is we have for work mobiles, where the reviews were basically, "Err.... takes awesome Selfies and.... err.... umm... well, yeah.... sorry, that's all we can think of".

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    Not exactly a unique phone, they might have been Windows Phone, but at least the Lumia's had some unique, if not a little gimmicky features to go with them. What's so special about having both cameras at once, I'm sure there are 100 apps to do that already.

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Wozza365 View Post
    Not exactly a unique phone, they might have been Windows Phone, but at least the Lumia's had some unique, if not a little gimmicky features to go with them. What's so special about having both cameras at once, I'm sure there are 100 apps to do that already.
    Why does a phone have to be "unique"? Isn't it enough if it does what it does really well? Note, I'm not saying that's how it is. Proper in-depth reviews will tell us that.

    TBH, I could've done without that "bothie" dual cam feature, and instead having the phone have either a replacable battery or better water proofing (the phone is only IP54 certified).

    One thing to note is that the Nokia 8 apparently comes with an almost stock version of Android, which should make for relative quick updates (fingers crossed).

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    They are indeed promising updates the same day they come out (for security ones). Not sure about OS updates, but they're making the right noises.

    I quite like the look of it. Don't need the 'bothies' feature at all but specs are strong, it looks nice, and it's a good size - not too big. This might well be my next phone, if you can get the copper one in this country...

    I did notice though that they are selling a flip cover for it. Which covers up almost all of the back. Seems a bit silly to boast about a finishing process that takes 20 or 40 hours, then cover it up...

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Why does a phone have to be "unique"? Isn't it enough if it does what it does really well?
    Marketing.
    Everything has to have a hook, even if it's just 'the world's first'... which almost certainly means it won't be the world's best...

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    I did notice though that they are selling a flip cover for it. Which covers up almost all of the back. Seems a bit silly to boast about a finishing process that takes 20 or 40 hours, then cover it up...
    Indeed but most people put their phones in cases so I guess it's an easy cash cow for them. Personally I never do (what on earth is the point in buying a nice pretty phone and then covering it up) but then I just take care of my phone instead

    I quite like the look of it - its a good looking phone, metal body, good specs and compared to the competition, a good price. Looks equivalent to the Huawei devices from a price point and i'd rather have one of these.

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    I'm really tempted by the Nokia offering. I really like the design, comes across quality and a touch of class - but by far the most attractive thing is the minimal tinkering with the base Android OS. I generally can't stand the extra gumph installed by manufacturers. Sony have a few nice additions, but still mostly stuff you don't want preinstalled.

    The mrs is getting a Nokia 5 currently, which looks really good. Better size than the 6 (i.e. smaller) and a lower res screen means better performance on the mid-range chip. But I think it's a little too low-end for me.

    I'd really like to see a Nokia 7. Maybe not quite as top-end as the 8, but a little more oomph than the 6. Say, same processor/capacity, IP-rating and connectivity, but with a 5.1" (or frankly, smaller) HD screen. And of course, £100 off the price.

    £500 seems like an obscene amount for a phone.

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    Re: Nokia 8 launched, boast of dual-sight mode

    All I need from a Nokia phone is decent build quality, proper OLED screen, amazing battery life and PureView camera for photos, videos and extremely good audio recording (RichRecording is still unbeaten, sadly). It's appaling that my friend's Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 do inferior pictures to my yesterday deceased Lumia 1520 so many years later...

    I'm afraid Nokia 8 will not get my money this time around. I will stick to LG G6 for the time being and swap to Nokia when they release something that surpass 1020 or their original PureView808. I'm so used to having decent camera in my pocket that I can't live without it anymore.

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