Nokia 8 was launched in August of last year like the more distinguished model of the new Nokia. A real high-end device to fight into the premium segment. However, the Nokia 8 camera performance seems to move away from the first positions, where it should be against its more direct rivals. At least this is what determines the characteristic test done by DxOMark photographers. The truth is the achieved score by the smartphone is low, just 68 points.
There are not absolute references, but the test performed by the DxOMark professional photographers have become with the pass of time in one of the most highlighted references in terms of checking the camera quality of current smartphones. This is why, the score made by DxOMark tends to generates big repercussions in the sector. In fact, some manufacturers had worked with the company before launching its smartphones to the market. With the Nokia 8 camera, the results doesn’t seem very optimists.
Nokia 8 camera testing
Despite of having a few months in the market, it’s now when DxOMark boys have decided that it’s about time to test the Nokia 8 camera. And what has been the result to this? The truth is that assigned score offers to us a big clue right from the start. And what was that score? No more no less than 68 points. In a comparative way, we need to see others references to correctly interpret the score set by DxOMark photographers.
Just like the ranking shows, Nokia 8 camera is far away from the top, where Google Pixel 2 has left patent the quality of photos it captures with its 98 points. Closely, the iPhone X lurks with 97 points, follow up by the iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 94 points.
Lights and shadows, more shadows than lights
What do Nokia 8 camera test say? Just like yourselves can extract from the DxOMark test, Nokia 8 double camera with RGB sensors and monochrome of 13 megapixels – plus Carl Zeiss Optic – achieves a great balance of whites in all types of lighting conditions. It also outstands the high dinamic range with HDR active filtler, as the result of the portrait mode.
On the other hand, Nokia 8 camera shows a lack of sharpness and low level deatails on textures in almost any situation, even on evironments with good brightness. Other of the negative points, very negative, is the high noise level, again even on the moments when the light helps to the capture of high quality photos.
In the video recording section, the results seem to get worst. Despite of the 4K recording and the fidelity of color in both interior and exterior areas, and very adequated exposition levels, the inefficient image stabilization, the fails and the slow automatic focus in dark environments, as well as a little dinamic range and detail levels end up killing the Nokia 8 camera.