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Nokia 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: Specs, features & Price comparison

Apple just announced its 2017 smartphones range including iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. In this article, we have compared the affordable Nokia Android flagship Nokia 8 to iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in terms of specs, features, and price.

Nokia 8 is now available in markets for a RRP of EUR 579 in European markets, £499 in the UK and is priced even less than that in Asian markets. Galaxy Note 8 is priced at EUR 999, while iPhone 8 Plus starts at EUR 909. Nokia 8 offers great performance for a much better pricing as compared to Note 8 and iPhone Plus 8.

Nokia 8 comes with some cool features like Bothie, OZO Audio unavailable on both Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, however, come with Wireless charging unavailable on Nokia 8. In terms of Dust and Water protection also Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus offer better protection.

Coming to the display quality, Nokia 8 and Note 8 come with displays providing much better PPI than the iPhone 8 Plus. Both also offer Gorilla Glass 5 protection again absent on iPhone 8 Plus.

Rear camera wise Nokia 8, iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8 all feature 12MP/13MP Dual-Lens cameras. Front camera wise however Nokia 8 seems to be a better offer because of its 13MP camera as compared to 7MP on iPhone 8 Plus and 8MP on Note 8.

Nokia 8 vs iPhone 8 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8 comparison:

Nokia 8iPhone 8 PlusGalaxy Note 8
PriceEUR 579-599EUR 909EUR 999
SIMAvailable as both single SIM and Hybrid dual SIM variantsAvailable as single SIM variantAvailable as both single SIM and Hybrid dual SIM variants
Size151.50 x 73.70 x 7.90 mm158.40 x 78.10 x 7.50 mm162.50 x 74.80 x 8.60 mm
Weight (gm)160202195
DesignMetal Unibody Design Glass and Metal Design Glass and Metal Design
Color VariantsTempered Blue, Silver, Polished Blue, CopperSilver, Space Gray, GoldMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Maple Gold, and Deep Sea Blue
Display5.3 inch5.5 inches6.3-inches
1440×2560 pixels1080×1920 pixels1440×2560 pixels
554 ppi326 ppi522 ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 displayN/ACorning® Gorilla® Glass 5 display
multitouch, 700nits screen brightness, Glance Screen Support, Sunlight visibility improvement, polarizerMultitouch, Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coatingMultitouch, Always-on display
PlatformAndroid ™ 7.1.1 NougatiOS 11Android™ 7.1.1 Nougat
CameraDual Camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono)Dual Camera: 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras12 MP Dual Pixel Sensor
f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finderƒ/1.8f1.7 aperture
Dual tone LED flashQuad-LED True Tone flashautofocus, LED flash
Selfie Camera13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash7MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Retina Flash8MP, f/1.7, autofocus
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835Apple A11 BionicQualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540 GPUAdreno 540 GPU
In-Built Storage64 GB64 GB64 GB
MicroSD card supportExpandable Memory : Upto 256GBExpandable Memory : Upto 256GB
SensorsType C, USB3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), 3.5mm headphone jack, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall sensor, BarometerUSB 3.0, reversible connector, Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerUSB  3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
BatteryIntegrated 3090 mAh battery 2700 mAh BatteryIntegrated 3300 mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0Fast ChargingQuick Charge 2.0
Not User replaceableNot User replaceableNot User replaceable
Fingerprint ScannerYesYesYes
Wireless chargingNoYesYes
Iris/Face ScannerNoNoYes
Audio EnhancementOZO AudioNoNo
Water/Dust ProtectionIP54 certifiedIP67 certifiedIP68 certified
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
  • Jack de Kleine

    This is not where I should ask this but is there a Nokiapoweruser app on Android. Can’t find it. Please reply

  • Desi

    I have an Iphone and Galaxy both work phones and I went in to EE to try the Nokia 8 and it is a very good phone at £500, its very fast and the build quality is excellent.

  • Gokul

    Nokia i mean HMD should get rid of that shitty stock camera app and should bring back old lumia app which has full manual control.
    And i dont know wats the point of have dual camera if the secondary camera is only capable of taking monochrome pics…y cant they made it a better way like for better blur effect like on iphone and note 8 or something like wideangle shots like lg doing..just a ZEISS name wont make the camera better..
    Wat makes the nokia The Nokia still missing on Nokia branded HMD phones.
    No new innovation…just another phone like one plus 5, honor 8..

    • Kamal

      Yes, Camera app can help some improvements for sure. But unless we run camera test on Nokia 8 we can’t pass judgements on camera capability. Nokia 6 camera has a very good Bokeh effect, so it will be great on Nokia 8. Panorama too was good on Nokia 6. We will test and let you know when we get it.

      If there are better phones on the market that have your kind of innovations for Nokia 8 like pricing, please feel free to buy them. Nokia had innovations like wireless charging, Iris scanner etc 3 years ago on its phones but what happened. It is the overall package that matters and I can’t wait to get Nokia 8 as my main phone till Nokia 9 arrives.

  • DB

    Trolling? Propaganda? Did you even read what I wrote?
    I am expressing my personal opinion and asking why are you neglecting some of the obvious issues and you call that trolling and propaganda?
    Isn’t this the sole idea of the comments section, so people can share their PERSONAL opinions? Or is it fit only for opinions which are positive?
    The funny thing is that at the same time you can tell us that we are blinded by hate and therefore don’t share your opinion and we must simply say “alright mate, I changed my mind now”?
    You can ban me all you want, but in my understanding, this certainly isn’t the way to treat your regular visitors.

  • DB

    So this is how you roll? Whenever someone disagrees with you opinion you ban him? You’ll probably ban this one as well, but in the meantimeI hope more people see how you treat the people who visit your website and don’t necessarily agree with you or share your opinions.
    What an awesome website you are.

    • Kamal

      comments are welcome but trolling is not. Don’t come here with propaganda as that will not be tolerated. We usually give long rope but one who abuses the privilege is banned with no questions asked.

      • The Censored by NPU One (DBS)

        Oh that’s bullsh*t and you know it. You also banned me because I *dared* to question your limited view of the World and I actually explained exactly why I think the Apple flagship is not the iPhone 8 but the iPhone X, I had already explained by I think the Nokia 8 is not a real flagship and because you can’t seem to refute my claims or even admit that I *might* have a valid point (even if you disagree with it), you simply take the coward’s way and you ban people.

        Guess what? People’s opinions won’t change because you banned them. Your opinion will NOT be the right one just because you silenced anyone who disagrees. You simply use vague words like “your hate” and it seems “propaganda” and “trolling”, to justify banning whomever disagrees with you. It just shows your lack of maturity more than anything else. And for someone who likes to “preach” about people calling themselves “journalists” etc, that’s a pretty way of proving you’re no better than those you criticise.

        I’m fine with being banned. Unlike what you might believe, I don’t need NPU neither to know what Nokia/HMD will do, nor to know anything else. And I certainly don’t need to come here to give you ad-revenue. So yeah. Best of lucks to you, enjoy your site with fewer discussions, fewer readers and fewer revenues. That’s a really smart move, I’m sure.

        (post scriptum – I’m not “DB”. I’m assuming that’s someone else you also banned, judging by his/her comments, based on what they thought. If they’re someone passing themselves for me, I appreciate the gesture but it wasn’t needed).

  • DBS

    Of course, Apple’s flagship isn’t the 8 Plus. It’s the iPhone X. So that’s the phone you should be comparing the Nokia 8 with.

    Although, let’s be honest…that abortion of a pseudo-flagship is being humiliated enough by the iPhone 8 as it is. Putting the Note 8 here is just cruel, adding the iPhone X would be rubbing salt on the wounds.

    After yesterday, HMD has been put into the corner to “outdated OEMs with inferior offerings”. They can enjoy the company of Sony and OnePlus there.
    Meanwhile, LG, Samsung and even the always-late-Apple have gone ahead and given old Nokia fans a bunch of phones to make sure they’re never returning to Nokia branded devices. Not whilst HMD follows this path.

    The Nokia 9 – if it still exists – will have to be one hell of a phone with a sh*t ton of 2017 going on 2018 features to stand any chance against the V30, S8 line and iPhone X. And the Nokia brand will not make magic happen if the Nokia 9 is as shitty as the Nokia 8. Sad.

    • Sankar Pillay Hovelly

      Probably that’s why their CEO resigned within 24hrs.

      • DBS

        HMD’s CEO was invited to step down by the Board (aka Nokia). I have less and less doubts that the failure that is the Nokia 8 was the final straw.
        Although were I Nokia, and assuming product management wasn’t simply following the CEO’s orders, the product manager would be sacked immediately after the new CEO is picked.

        • Nokia doesn’t control HMD’s board. Frankly Nokia 3,5,6 all got the product design correct and also the quality it seems is there except in Camera department. A better processor would have assured success for the phones but this is the first gen. How many first gen lineups have succeeded in smartphone industry? Not even Apple had that luck.

          • The Censored by NPU One

            Actually they do. Nokia’s position on the BoD of HMD includes supervision and control of operations to assure the protection of their brand. So when the people from Nokia aren’t happy, they have the power to intervene. And if the other member of the board were to vote against Nokia, Nokia could simply withdraw the rights to the branding which would immediately kill HMD as a company.

            I’m also not inclined to let the “this is the first gen” excuse pass. None of the people doing these phones are new to the game. They were all Nokia employees. They all came from their former D&S division (the one Microsoft ruined). They are simply repeating the exact same mistakes that led to the demise of Nokia’s original D&S division. Good build quality with bad processors and software. So of course Nokia is having a dejá vu.

            • Actually if you look at it closely it is mostly the newbee Asian companies that are killing it esp the ones from China.
              Oneplus, Xiaommi, Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo, Honor/Huawei, Gionee (not sure about them these days). While others are all crashing and burning or like
              HTC- Dead practically, I haven’t seen or heard anybody buy a new HTC device in 4 years.
              LG – My current fav, but their product lineups doesn’t even match current Nokia in Low end except Q6 which is just average if reviews are to be believed. But the company like Samsung attracts sales because of its brand.
              BB – Dead
              Samsung – Riding on their image power and brand value but they have also lost the low end game to Oppo/Vivo but attracts sale from first time Smartphone buyers who don’t recognize or trust the new Chinese brands (incidently Nokia/HMD targets these buyers).
              Sony – Lowend nonexistent. Practically Dead like HTC.

              See these are all old brands with experienced people at helm and these companies also have their tech intact unlike Nokia which sold its smartphone business and lost/fired many of its employees.

              Nokia/HMD doesn’t have the scale or capability like Oppo/Vivo or Lenovo to flood the lowend with High spec uninspired devices but they do have their brand and a design guidance from Nokia which they leverage to comeback to the market. Nokia 5 and 6 wont capture the imagination of people like Xiaommi’s first device or Oneplus or even Lumia 520 did but it does enough to grab attention and attract few novice smartphone buyers.

      • Kamal

        CEO resigned on July 19. Nokia 8 was launched on August 16. How did you invent connection between too??

        • Sankar Pillay Hovelly

          You don’t need to invent such things. If the device is announce on august 16,it must have been already in production by July 19. Unless you know of any other reason why he resigned immediately after successful launch of Nokia 356. My best guess is it’s related to Nokia 8, hence the word probably. Not everyone is an inventor here.

          • Kamal

            He had to resign because Nokia 3, 5 and 6 launches were not handled properly. The strategy behind their release causing big delays proved to be a failure and HMD received lots of negative feedback because of that.

    • Kamal

      Hardly. Apple has positioned iPhone X as their super-phone. iPhone 8 is the continuation of their flagship device range.

      And to be frank, it seems you are blinded by your hate. Nokia 8 looks to be a solid offer for the price it commands and it also has some features not available on iPhone 8 Plus. You said all kind of bad things about Nokia 3, 5 and 6 too but most of the time I hear good things about those phone from other readers.

      Nokia 8 will be a hit because HMD has dome very smart pricing and as the comparison table shows clearly it offers much more bangs for bucks than iPhone 8 Plus.