Launched in April 2018, the Nokia 8 Siricco is an upgraded version of Nokia 8.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the luxury model in the 2018 Nokia phone range. It has a curvy front, is very slim
The device comes with 6GB of RAM to go with 128GB of on-board storage, and up to 256GB of microSD expansion, and powered by a non-removable 3200mAh battery.

Nokia 8 Sirocco key features and Specs

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is extremely dense, its glass rear feels much more like glass than many other phones with a glass and metal design. Some you could almost mistake for plastic. Not here.
A band of metal that sits around all its sides is stainless steel rather than aluminum, too. Steel is harder. And while you might not be able to tell this with your hands, the Nokia 8 Sirocco immediately feels like a luxury phone.
Unlike most 2018 phones, the device doesn’t come with the 18:9 aspect ratio. It rather sticks to the 16:9 screen and fairly small borders above and below the display.
Steel also makes the Nokia 8 Sirocco a little heavy for its size. It’s 177g, the same as the OnePlus 6, which has a larger screen and is a good 15mm taller. It’s not truly heavy, though, so this ends up adding to the sense of high build quality rather than seeming like a burden.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco’s curved front is probably the most intriguing part of the design. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S9, it gives the phone front-on contours that simply look great.
Both panes of glass use Gorilla Glass 5. As it stands now, this is the best you can get. It’s a highly scratch-proof and shatter-resistant glass only normally used by expensive devices. Like this one.
The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels.
The device packs 3,260mAh of battery power which can last you a day and a half with regular use.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco comes with a fast charger that outputs up to 15W to get you from flat to 50% charge in half an hour. As ever, the speed slows down after this, but you’ll get to 100% in under two hours.
Wireless charging is available too. Like most, it uses the Qi standard so will work with most third-party pads. You don’t get one in the box, though.
For the camera, there’s a 12MP sensor with large 1.4-micron sensor pixels, for better low-light sensitivity, and a secondary camera with a 2x zoom lens and 13MP sensor. Both use Zeiss-branded lenses– Nokia 8 Sirocco packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. For video, the Nokia 8 Sirocco can shoot at up to 4K resolution, 30 frames per second.
Also, the device runs Android 8.0 and is powered by a 3260mAh non removable battery. It measures 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.50 (height x width x thickness) .
The Nokia 8 Sirocco is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, Headphones, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.

Key specifications


Release date April 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 3260
Removable battery No
Colours Black
SAR value 0.86


Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels


Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No


Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash Dual LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front Flash No


Operating System Android 8.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Headphones Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes


The device costs about GH¢ 4,004 in Ghana.
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