Nokia 8.1 Touch Review, Specification & Price in Nigeria

Nokia was once a very big brand in Nigeria, and as such when the brand makes a new release it is supposed to be very well accepted in the mobile market space. However, its not the case at present times because a lot of other brands are booming and the competition is vast in that aspect.

Still, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 8.1 Android Smartphone, and it runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. It is the latest Android Operating System, but the phone is powered by a mid-range processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC which puts it among the mid-range mobile device however you choose to look at it. Well, one of the most impressive feature, is that the Nokia 8.1 is equipped with HDR display and that i must say is pretty awesome.

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Nokia 8.1 Key Specifications

  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPU with 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage space, up to 400GB with a memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 13MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2280 x 1080 pixels (408 PPI)
  • Colors : Blue/ Silver, Steel/ Copper, and Iron/ Steel dual-tone
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 4G LTE
  • 3, 500mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Design & Display

The Nokia 8.1 mobile phone is made out of a fine soft anodized aluminum with a two-tone finish on the back and front. This gives the device it’s own sense of style and makes it unique too. It is also the successor to the mid-range Nokia 7 Plus, and the the global model of the Chinese Nokia X7 smartphone.

Regardless, the 6000-series aluminium frame is pretty much the average 8mm in thickness. Dual cameras are centrally arranged along with the fingerprint scanner distinctive enough with a circular depression. The Nokia 8.1 Smartphone comes with the trending screen display, which delivers smaller and minimal bezels, and rear fingerprint sensor.

The mobile phone sports a notched 6.18-inch 18.7:9 PureDisplay IPS LCD Full-HD+ 1080p display with HDR10 support, 500 nits brightness. And it boasts of 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, which is highly capable of a 96 percent color gamut. Available in Blue / Silver, Steel / Copper and Iron / Steel. You should also know this is an LCD screen with the PureView display technology seen in other Nokia smartphones.

Software & Hardware

The Nokia 8.1 has got a powerful midrange chipset. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 is a top of the line processor joined by an Adreno 616 GPU taking on graphics. Also, you have a 4GB RAM inside and either 64GB or 128GB built-in storage extensible to 400GB with a Micro SD card. You’ve got the most recent Android 9.0 Pie stock OS pre-installed on the smartphone which is dope even for Nokia no offense.

Camera & Performance

Nokia 8.1 Touch Review, Specification & Price in Nigeria

With this phone you’ll get a single front facing camera and at the back, the phone arrives with the main 12-megapixels (f/1.8, 1/2.55”, 1.4µm pixels) + 13-megapixels for portrait shots, and depth sensor.
Nokia 8.1 comes with a massive 20-megapixels selfie camera, it is just a fixed focus lens with 0.9-micron pixels. It also supports 4-in-1 pixel tech for better low-light photography.

It is equipped with other amazing camera feature.However, the main camera is equipped with dual LED flash, Zeiss optics, EIS, 2PD, OIS. The 13MP module is just a depth sensor.For video coverage, Nokia 8.1 supports 4K capture.

And there is the Pro Camera UI for better shots. It comes with handful of network and connectivity, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port.


No long talk on here, as the mobile device poses a high capacity battery power up to 3,500 mAh which is sufficient enough for the phone. Plus it comes with 18W fast charging, and can be charged via USB Type-C port. The company promises that it delivers up to 22 hours of talk time, 24 days of standby time, and up to 11 hours of video playback. What do you have to say about that?

Nokia 8.1 Price in Nigeria

The Mobile phone goes on sale for the price of (NGN) 174,000 naira and it can be purchased on any popular e-commerce platform close to your region.

Other Features of the Nokia 8.1

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Operating system : Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; Android One
Chipset : Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
Cpu : Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
Display type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size : 6.18 inches, 95.3 cm2 (~81.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution : 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~408 PPI density)
Dimensions : 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm (6.09 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
Build : Glass front, glass back, plastic frame
Sim : Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Internal Memory : 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Main camera : 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS 13 mp
Camera Features : Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Wifi : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery : Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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