How to Use Dual Sight on Nokia 8

Three cameras on one phone equals dozens of sweet shots

The Nokia 8 is the company's first high-end Android smartphone. Previous Nokia Androids were mid-range smartphones with decent hardware at a lower price than much of the competition.

The flagship smartphone features a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, a striking aluminum body, and a cool camera feature called Dual Sight.

What is Nokia Dual Sight Mode?

Nokia 8 allows you to share both sides of the story
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Some say Dual Sight is a gimmick; others say it's an exciting addition to an already good flagship phone. The Nokia 8 features two 13MP + 13MP primary cameras from Zeiss, alongside a 13MP selfie camera.

What's different is that you can use both the front camera and the two rear cameras at the same time. The Nokia 8 can capture split screen images and video with you and your subject simultaneously in the frame. Nokia calls these bothies, and you can see an example in the picture above.

To be clear, Nokia isn't the first smartphone company to have done this, but they are the very first to combine the dual sight mode with a fully-functioning live streaming system that connects directly to Facebook Live or Youtube. The idea of integrating live video support into a smartphone camera app is a big deal for social media enthusiasts, even if the term "bothie" never catches on.

When Should You Use Dual Sight Mode?

Using dual sight mode on the Nokia 8
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The dual sight mode may seem like an odd choice, but it has some advantages. It makes it easier to capture niche reaction videos alongside live telecasts of sports matches or concerts.

Plus, it can also be a fun feature to have when you want a picture together with a distant loved one, or so you can record your baby's first steps side-by-side with your reaction in a single clip. 

How to Use Dual Sight

Recording bothies on the Nokia 8

Here's how to record a bothie on the Nokia 8:

  1. Open the Camera app on your Nokia 8.

  2. Tap the Switch Camera icon on the navigation bar at the top.

  3. On the drop-down menu that appears, tap Dual. Now you'll be able to see the view from both cameras.

  4. Tap the Shutter button to capture a photo. Tap the video icon to switch to video.

  5. Tap Record to capture video or if you want to live stream, tap Live.

  6. Then choose either Facebook or YouTube. Follow the instructions to link your account.

  7. Go back to the camera view. Check that you're in video mode and tap Record. You can optionally give the live stream a name or skip it and tap OK.

  8. To exit Dual Sight, tap Single on the drop-down menu. There's also an option to use Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

That's it. You are all set to start capturing bothies on your Nokia 8. You can shoot still images or videos and upload them to your favorite social media platforms, or stream directly to Facebook or YouTube.