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A closer look at the Nokia 8 Sirocco

It's a bit wide, but still quite the looker.

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Hey everyone, it's the Nokia 8 Sirocco! The newest flagship phone from HMD Global, which owns the Nokia brand. 

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It has a 5.5-inch display and screen curves reminiscent of Samsung Galaxy phones. It's removed the home button from last year's model, improving bezel-to-screen ratio.

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It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the same CPU in last year's Nokia 8.

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Don't fret though, as the Sirocco is more than fast enough.

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That's thanks in part to Android One, the operating system it runs. For all intents and purposes, it's pure Android.

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On the back are two Carl Zeiss-branded cameras. They can produce some great shots, but only in ideal conditions.

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Both of the rear shooters are 12-megapixels, while the selfie camera is 5 megapixels. 

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The cameras software is a particular weak spot. Bokeh-style portrait shots, for instance, use a slider, seen here, rather than the automatic capture we get on basically every other flagship phone. 

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The phone is also rather stout, thanks to being thicker than most and having a 5.5-inch screen.

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It's a good phone, but at AU$1,119 and £649 (UK price converts to roughly $880), it's too pricey for its own good. 

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Read our review of the Nokia 8 Sirocco here.

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