The Year 2017 has seen the rise of the “series 8” among the flagship phones of major manufacturers like iPhone and Samsung and it’s now time for Nokia 8.
Nokia has been left out of the mobile phone scene for quite a while and have made a comeback with their new Nokia 8 to join in the series 8 battle. There are marked similarities in their designs and features, but there are also features that set them apart from one another. Here we compare the features and prices of these three new mobile devices.
iPhone has decided to move away from Samsung and Nokia by removing the fingerprint scanner and instead using the iris scanner. The iris scanner will allow users to unlock their iPhones by simply looking at it.
The Nokia is reported to have a 24 megapixel camera having both optical and electronic image stabilization. The Galaxy S8 will have a dual camera configuration at the back of the phone. One camera will have 8 megapixels and the other 16 megapixels. The front camera will also have an autofocus feature, which will be a first for Samsung. The iPhone 8 will have a vertical camera configuration at the back of the camera to replace the usual horizontal dual camera arrangement.
Apple begins with launching three variants of the iPhone 8, with screen sizes of 4.7, 5 and 5.5 inches. The 5.5 inch model will be the major flagship phone for the iPhone 8. Samsung galaxy S8 will only have two variants when it comes to screen sizes. The first will have 5.7 inches and the second, 5.2. The Nokia 8 will also have two variants, but their screen sizes will be the same, standing at 5.7 inches.
Apple is deciding to put aside the LED displays and use the OLED screens. The iPhone 8 will be the first phone to have an OLED screen in the industry. Apple will also incorporate an all-glass enclosure. Nokia will be using an IPS LCD capacitative screen and the Samsung S8 will have a 4K Super AMOLED display with a whopping 806 ppi in pixel density.
It is suggested that the Samsung S8 will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. This happens to be the latest chipset manufactured by Qualcomm and the S8 will be the first phone in the industry to try it out. The Nokia 8 will also have a Qualcomm chipset but it will use the MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 in their top model and the other will have the Snapdragon 821.
iPhone will be using a completely different processor. The A11 chip is built on the ARM’s highly effective 10nm manufacturing process, and is designed specifically for running iOS 11.
When it comes to storage space, the iPhone will have 256GB, 128GB and 32GB variants. Samsung will only have a 256GB model. Nokia 8 will have 128GB, 64GB and 6GB in their premium models and only 4GB in the lesser model.
The Nokia 8 will now come with a heart-rate monitor for fitness buffs. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack, but will come outfitted with the 3.5mm headphone-to-USB Type-C adaptor. There are also suggestions that it may also come with wireless headphones too. The iPhone 7 boasted of being water resistant for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter (IP97 classification), and the iPhone 8 will now go to a better level classified as IP68.
Having looked at the main features of each phone, it is time to look at the prices
- Samsung Galaxy S8 – $890
- iPhone – $750
- Nokia 8 – $700
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is highly priced when compared to the other 2. It remains to be seen whether this huge price margin is justified in the overall operation of the phone when compared to the other two. Users are definitely looking to buy their favorites among the three, but some will probably choose another jut for the sake of trying out “Something New”.