The new Nokia smartphone, in addition to a nice design and a fast Snapdragon 710 processor, is notable for Zeiss optics, optical stabilization and a number of unique features. And if so, then there is something to tell.
1. Zeiss optics with OIS
One of the main advantages of the new item is the camera. Not only is it dual, 12 and 13 MP, and is also equipped with an optical stabilization system. Is today, every top phone will meet. But Nokia 8.1 - the device of the middle segment: the price tag does not exceed 30 000 rubles. The OIS system, unlike EIS (digital stabilization), works more efficiently and allows you to shoot clearly at night.
Without a tripod easily capture a night scene
Artificial intelligence provides excellent shots — the system automatically recognizes a specific scenario and sets the best parameters. Advanced users will appreciate shooting in RAW, manual settings and forced HDR (in normal mode, the option is activated by default). Thanks to the second photo module responsible for the bokeh effect and neural network algorithms, the problem of separating complex objects from the background is solved. Even after shooting an unsuccessful blur is easy to adjust.
Another nice feature of the device is the interface of the built-in camera application. It already integrates the most convenient services "Google Lens" and Motion Photos, not available on every phone. The camera's proprietary application uses artificial intelligence to recognize anything that comes into view of the lens. Motion Photos allows you to quickly create animated photos.
2. HDR10. Light and shadow
As a rule, only the most expensive TVs and rare models of premium smartphones support HDR10 technology. On other devices, alas, movies in the extended dynamic range do not appreciate. But Nokia 8.1 plays such content. When you watch movies, you really notice more detail in shadows or bright areas. This is achieved by quickly processing the video stream with AI - automatically adjust the brightness, clarity, tone, and saturation. The camera phone gives fresh emotions when watching HDR videos on YouTube and Netflix.
3. Hi-Res wireless audio
The new product supports aptX HD codec that transmits sound wirelessly without loss of quality. Therefore, Nokia 8.1 is suitable for both fans of inexpensive Bluetooth headsets and demanding owners of top-end headphones.
4. Android 9 without unnecessary bells and whistles
The gadget is running on pure Android OS 9. There are no extra software, no heaps of options, typical for the phones with brand shells, only the harsh minimalism in the canons Google. All this affects not only the aesthetic perception of the interface but also clearly benefits performance. A nice bonus: the integration of the main applications and services of Google, from working without brakes "Assistant" to Explorer Google Files. In Russia, a smartphone for Android 9 Pie is sold, and after the update of the operating system will switch to Android One. It will be among the first to receive the latest OS versions for 2 years, and a monthly security update for 3 years.
5. Durable metal frame
Although both sides of the Nokia 8.1 have glass, the case is made of metal. Flat unpainted aluminum edging, chopped outlines of buttons-all this inspires confidence in the durability of the device. At least, this design promises time-tested protection of the sides and ends of the device.
Nokia 8.1 looks original - brings a spark to the boring picture of monotonous devices that flooded the market. Excellent photo capabilities, almost the flagship processor, a screen with support for HDR10 and a clean Android OS.