Nokia 8 Spotted on DxOMark with Disappointing Scores

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

Now, DxOMark, which is the most trusted benchmark for smartphone photography, has put the Nokia 8 through the paces, and the results are not surprisingly disappointing. The smartphone sits just below the Lava Z25, however, it acquires a better position against the Nokia 808 PureView that received a score of 61 from the DxOMark team.

In any case, as per DxOMark testing, the firm has stated that the Nokia camera was able to produce nice images in some situations but the review note also adds that the is room for improvement in many areas especially if Nokia wants to compete with the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. When it comes to bokehs, the dual camera system is good, but not the best in class. DxOMark also found that the dynamic range was fairly decent in high-contrast scenes, but only when the Auto HDR mode kicked in, which it often didn't.

Starting off with the positive highlights, the Nokia 8 had a good general white balance and target exposure in all conditions.

"In terms of texture and noise, the Nokia 8 noticeably lags behind other flagship phones". Even, Apple's iPhone 6 happens to come above the Nokia 8 device in the testing.

The tests found significant noise in areas of plain colour and even in bright light, while the levels of detail are low with a lot of blurring of fine detail and textures.


Other major drawbacks include low levels of details and color shading in all lighting conditions, loss of sharpness around the edges of the photo, strong exposure instabilities, and awful zooming with plenty of pixelation and no detailing.

The phone's autofocus was generally on point in most conditions except in low-light where it tends to slow down. "Most other artifacts are well-controlled, however", DxOMark report reads. Subject isolation was solid in the bokeh-using portrait mode, but not as good as rival devices.

When it comes to video, the Nokia 8 loses points for autofocus and stabilisation.

Gizbot reports that the smartphone has got an overall score of 68, while on the contrary, the same smartphone acquired 72 points for photos and 62 points for videos. Similarly, the DxOMark team has observed that exposure stepping on the smartphone is noticeable when the illumination changes during recording, accompanies low levels of details. "The Nokia 8 is capable of producing decent still images, but in many situations, it can not match the image quality of the cameras in current high-end phones from most competitors", the publication report thus concludes. It can shoot good videos only in bright scenarios or well-lit indoor conditions. With the Nokia 8, we had high expectations, but we were a bit disappointed with the camera performance when we reviewed it.

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