HMD just launched its 2017 affordable flagship smartphone Nokia 8 in India. OnePlus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are two competing flagship smartphones, which are very popular in India. In this article, we have compared the affordable Nokia Android flagship Nokia 8 to OnePlus 5 and Galaxy S8 in terms of specs, features, and price.

Nokia 8 comes with some cool features like Bothie, OZO Audio unavailable on both OnePlus 5 and Galaxy S8. Galaxy S8, however, comes with Wireless charging, Iris Scanner unavailable on both OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8. In terms of Dust and Water protection also Galaxy S8 offers better protection than Nokia 8. But OnePlus 5 lacks any water and dust protection and both Nokia 8 and Galaxy S8 are better than it in this aspect.

Coming to the display quality, Nokia 8 and Galaxy S8 come with displays providing much better PPI than the OnePlus 5. With high brightness of 700nits and Nokia display enhancements, Nokia 8 display is really a joy to use.

Rear camera wise Nokia 8, OnePlus 5 come with Dual-Lens cameras. Nokia 8 comes with Zeiss optics in both rear and front camera. Galaxy S8 has 12MP single lens rear camera. Front camera wise Nokia 8 and Oneplus 5 feature better cameras as compared to Galaxy S8.

Nokia 8 is now available in markets for an RRP of EUR 579 in European markets, £499 in the UK and is priced even less than that in Asian markets. In India, it is priced at Rs 36,999. Galaxy S8 is priced at EUR 999 and Rs 53,900 in India. OnePlus 5 starts at Rs 32,999 in India.

Nokia 8 offers great performance for a much better pricing as compared to Galaxy S8. Though it lacks wireless charging and Iris scanner available on Galaxy S8 but offers OZO Audio and Bothie features unavailable on Galaxy S8. Nokia 8 betters OnePlus 5 in display quality, Dust/Water protection, OZO Audio but OnePlus 5 comes with 6GB RAM in the base model.

Check the full detailed comparison below.

Nokia 8OnePlus 5Galaxy S8
PriceRs 36,999, EUR 599Rs 32,999Rs 53,900, EUR 799
SIMAvailable as both single SIM and Hybrid dual-SIM variantsAvailable as both single SIM and dual SIM variantsAvailable as both single SIM and Hybrid dual-SIM variants
Size151.50 x 73.70 x 7.90 mm154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm148.9 x 68.1 x 8 mm
Weight (gm)160 g153 g155 g
DesignMetal Unibody DesignMetal Unibody Design Glass and Metal Design
Color VariantsTempered Blue, Silver, Polished Blue, CopperMidnight Black, Slate GrayMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
Display5.3 inch5.5 inches5.8-inches
1440×2560 pixels1080×1920 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
554 ppi326 ppi570 ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 displayCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5 displayCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5 display
multitouch, 700nits screen brightness, Glance Screen Support, Sunlight visibility improvement, polarizerMultitouchMultitouch, Always-on display
PlatformAndroid ™ 7.1.1 NougatAndroid™ 7.0 NougatAndroid™ 7.1.1 Nougat
CameraDual Camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono)Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, 24mm, EIS (gyro) + 20 MP, f/2.6, 36mm,12 MP, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS
f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finderphase detection autofocus, 1.6x optical zoomf1.7 aperture
Dual tone LED flashDual-LED flashautofocus, LED flash
Selfie Camera13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash16 MP, f/2.0, 20mm, EIS (gyro), 1.0 µm pixel size, 1080p, Auto HDR8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540 GPUAdreno 540 GPUAdreno 540 GPU
RAM4 GB RAM (Base Model)6 GB RAM (Base Model)4 GB RAM
In-Built Storage64 GB (Base Model)64 GB (Base Model)64 GB
MicroSD card supportExpandable Memory : Up to 256GB NoExpandable Memory : Up to 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 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassUSB  3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
BatteryIntegrated 3090 mAh batteryIntegrated 3300 mAh batteryIntegrated 3000 mAh battery
Quick Charge 3.0Fast ChargingQuick Charge 2.0
Not User replaceableNot User replaceableNot User replaceable
Fingerprint ScannerYesYesYes
Wireless chargingNoNoYes
Iris/Face ScannerNoNoYes
Audio EnhancementOZO AudioDirac HD soundNo
Water/Dust ProtectionIP57 certifiedNoIP68 certified