The Best 5 Hidden Features of the Nokia 8

It's so much more than just a pretty phone

The Nokia 8

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The Nokia 8 Android phone stands out among the company's line of smartphones. The flagship phone has an array of high-end features, compared to the lower-end budget models that came before it. This smartphone has a dual camera, a beautifully sharp screen, and it's splash-proof for when you get caught without an umbrella. It also offers a near stock version of Android, which is a big plus.

However, it lacks some features that competitors offer, including bezel-less screens and water-resistance, and it can't beat the price of comparable models from OnePlus.

Still, the smartphone has a lot going for it. Here are five reasons to consider the Nokia 8.

As of the end of 2016 HMD Global owns the rights to make and sell smartphones under the Nokia brand.

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Android Oreo; Upgradeable to Android Pie

Android Oreo 8.0

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Nokia's flagship smartphone comes with Android 8.0 Oreo, which is free from clutter and as close to the original stock experience as humanly possible. No bloatware (pre-installed apps) or custom skin to get in the way of your experience. Oreo comes with better battery life, improved notification management, picture-in-picture mode, and several security enhancements.

The phone is also upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie. Android 9.0 adds an app usage dashboard so you can track your screen time, a better do-no-disturb mode, and more notification options.

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One Phone, Three Cameras

Dual Camera from Zeiss Optics
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The Nokia 8 boasts two 13 megapixel cameras in the back (one color-sensitive and one monochrome) and a color-sensitive 13-megapixel selfie camera in the front, all manufactured by Zeiss, a well-known camera maker.

What's more, the device even lets you use both the front and back cameras simultaneously for taking split-screen images and video using a feature called Dual Sight aka "bothies." Video "bothies" are an excellent feature for vloggers who want to show viewers what they're up to without taking the camera away from their smiling faces.

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Ambient Sound

Woman with smart phone and headphones on grass

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The Nokia 8 has three separate microphones that allow users to capture 360-degree spatial audio.

This high-fidelity audio recording technology, which Nokia has dubbed OZO, claims to capture all ambient sounds, with the option to focus on the conversation. OZO also has a tool called Audio Focus to reduce background noise and Audio Windscreen to cut out wind noise.

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Liquid Cooling on a Phone

Liquid Cooling on a Phone
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Loaded with a Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4 GB of RAM, the Nokia 8 can handle resource-intensive operations. Usually, this would cause the device to overheat. However, the phone has a graphite-shielded copper cooling pipe to disperse heat. The phone will remain cool, no matter how trying the circumstances.

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Curved Aluminum Body

An Aluminium Body
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With curvy glass sides and a metal frame carved from a single piece of aluminum, the Nokia 8 is a striking smartphone even with its old-fashioned bezel. Plus, it should fit comfortably in your jeans pocket.

The Nokia 8 comes in two shades of blue, as well as copper and steel.