From an aesthetic point of view, Nokia 8 has an edge over the younger brothers Nokia 5 and 6. At the top right we have the company logo that is also taken on the back, while down there is the fingerprint reader and the two soft touch navigation keys.
The back shell is in metal and – in our copper / pink coloration – has a special mirror finish that makes it unique in its kind.
In the top and bottom of the body it is interspersed with two plastic bands for the antennas, which are also home to all connectors, including not missing the jack to 3.5 mm . The single speaker is located at the bottom next to the USB Type-C port and the first microphone.
The assembly is impeccable, the body is rigid, does not creak and the sense of solidity is at the highest levels.
The design of the Nokia 8 remains – like the entire line-up – a little dated and HMD will have to work mainly on the aesthetic aspect to keep up with the competition.
All in all, however, we do not feel like criticizing the choice of the company that, in its debut, preferred not to overdo it by proposing a rather simple design, but we expect an improvement in the next generation of products.
The ergonomics are excellent and the back guarantees a good grip, despite the wide diagonal of the display and the generous frames.