Nokia 8 Camera review. Nokia 8 vs Lumia 1020 camera comparison (2022)

In this article, we will review Nokia 8 cameras (both rear and front) and will also compare the rear camera against the Lumia 1020 camera, which is still the gold standard of smartphone imaging. Nokia 8 is the affordable flagship from HMD and is the first phone ever to pack both rear and front camera withZeiss optics. It comes with a Dual-lens camera on the back and a 13MP shooter at the front. If you want to check, here are the quick camera specs/features for both Nokia 8 Cameras.

Camera with ZEISS optics:

  • Primary camera: 13MP (Colour + OIS) + 13MP (Mono), 1.12um, f/2.0, 76.9˚, PDAF, IR range finder, dual tone flash
  • Front facing camera: 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2.0, 78.4˚, display flash

Both cameras come with autofocus and have a F/2 aperture. The F/2 aperture should be able to provide good low-light performance theoretically. Nokia 8 also has a Dual-Tone flash that should provide adequate illumination and keep low-light captures natural.

Nokia 8 vs Lumia 1020 Imaging comparison:

Lumia 1020 daylight samples:

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Nokia 8 samples

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Lumia 1020 vs Nokia 8 Daylight (100% crop):

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Lumia 1020 vs Nokia 8 Daylight (200% crop):

(Video) Nokia 8 vs Lumia 1020 camera comparison

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Lumia 1020Low-light samples:

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Nokia 8Low-light samples:

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Lumia 1020 vs Nokia 8 low-light (100% crop):

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Lumia 1020 vs Nokia 8 low-light (100% crop):

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Nokia 8 vs Lumia 1020 video comparison:

Video quality comparison side by side: Lumia 1020 (left)

OIS comparison side by side: Lumia 1020 (Right)

Nokia 8 low-light video sample

(Video) Nokia 8 vs Lumia 1020 OIS comparison

Lumia 1020 low-light video sample:

Nokia 8 vs Lumia 1020 comparison conclusion:

Nokia 8 rear camera captures lots of resolved details in both low-light and daylight conditions. In fact, we have not seen any smartphone camera coming so close to Lumia 1020 in terms of resolved details. Check both 100% and 200% crop comparisons. It is a great feat on the part of HMD team as it was largely unexpected because of the huge difference between sensors and imaging algorithms (no oversampling on Nokia 8).

One more thing that you may have already noticed is that Nokia 8 keeps color and white balance more accurate than Lumia 1020 that always provides more vibrant yet accurate colors with an enormous amount of details. In low-light Lumia 1020 uses its old trick now copied by all smartphone flagships around and keeps the shutter open for longer to get more light in. This helps in getting more illuminated images even sacrificing some details in the process. Nokia 8 doesn’t use this trick and captures more details but darker images. HMD should provide an option to use this OIS trick in future for those who want it.

Video capture again highlights the similar difference between Nokia 8 and Lumia 1020 camera approaches. Lumia 1020 provides more vibrant capture yet with the huge amount of details. OIS wise, however, Nokia 8 seems to have the edge here.

Nokia 8 camera review:

Nokia 8 Rear camera captures lots of resolved details, keeps colors natural without any additional saturation, this you may have noticed in the above comparison. It is easily one of the best smartphone cameras out there when it comes to details and color accuracy. In fact, we will recommend HMD to at least provide an option for those who love to get more vibrant images from their smartphone cameras.

Now coming to what else Nokia 8 camera can do impressively, the Live Bokeh feature is a dream feature coming true. You can capture great Bokeh images and also can control the level of background blur. Below we provide two samples of the same object with blur level changed. We also provide you with a Bokeh image of the same object captured with Lumia 1020.

Nokia 8 Bokeh:

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Lumia 1020 Bokeh:

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Nokia 8 rear camera also captures some great-looking Panorama images. Check one sample below.

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(Video) Lumia 1020 vs Nokia 8 daylight video audio comparison

HDR works fine when you need to capture a scene that requires good dynamic range.

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Nokia 8 dual-Tone Flash does make a difference as these two samples show.

Without flash:

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With Flash:

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The Dual-tone flash keeps low-light capture natural without making it extra bright.

Live streaming on YouTube/Facebook:

This is yet another neat feature of Nokia 8 camera that you would love to use if you are in covering events or want to share a nice looking scene with your friends and family quickly back home. The live streaming happens in 1080p resolution and OZO Audio capture just sounds awesome. We have few samples of our Nokia 2 event coverage on our YouTube channel, where we used Nokia 8 to live-stream on YouTube. Check one of the live-streamed videos below.

Coming to video capture, you can capture up to 4K video with Nokia 8 rear camera. OIS works impressively smoothening out jerks and motion. Color accuracy and captured details remain top-notch. The Nokia 8 rear camera also comes with OZO Audio surround sound capture and an impressive digital Zoom feature.

As you could have already noticed in our comparison with Lumia 1020 above, Nokia 8 OZO Audio capture is even richer and louder than Lumia 1020, which was itself known for rich sound capture. Even in low-light video capture, Nokia 8 camera shines. But as we mentioned in case of images here also it captures as per the available lighting condition and doesn’t try to add extra lighting. So, the video comes with good details and less noise.

You can check 4K video samples captured with Nokia 8 rear camera below.

(Video) Nokia 8.3 5G vs. Nokia Lumia 1020 - camera comparison

Nokia 8 & Lumia 1020 Full-size image samples:

Nokia 8 Rear camera samples

Lumia 1020 Rear camera samples

Nokia 8 Front camera review & samples:

Nokia 8 front camera is the dream selfie camera that you will ever use. It packs Zeiss optics and is the only Nokia Phone ever to do so. Not only it captures super sharp selfies that are the best of the lot but can also record videos in 4K. Bothie feature is another highlight feature of Nokia 8 that uses both front and rear cameras at the same time.

You can check some imaging samples captured with Nokia 8 front camera. We have also posted a 4K video captured with Nokia 8 front camera.

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You can see full-size Nokia 8 front camera samples by clicking here.

Final Words:

Smartphone cameras nowadays are the go-to cameras. Not only for the owner but if your smartphone camera is capable enough it will become the main camera for the entire family. That has precisely happened with our Nokia 8 camera. It has become the newfavorite camera for everyone in my family at least. The earlier favorite was none other than the “Lumia 1020” itself.

What works in Nokia 8’s favor is that it is really fast in capturing and is very consistent in quality of capture. Images and videos come detailed and accurate in colors keeping the white balance appropriate most of the times. The selfies are just awesome simply the best that one can get. You won’t get red eye while using the flash too, which is a big plus for low-light capture.

But there are places where HMD cancertainly improve the camera.

  • Provide an option for capturing more vibrant images. This pleases many who won’t be really happy with just getting accurate colors and want some vibrancy.
  • In low-light capture without flash, it misses the trick of using OIS to keep the shutter open for longer to get more light in. While this approach sacrifices some details, Nokia of the old made this popular only to be copied by everyone else. So, it is bit awkward to miss it on Nokia 8. Nokia 8 has a capable camera so adding a software trick will only help its popularity.
  • Video capture while very impressive can be improved. Compared to the imaging video capture still lags behind Lumia 1020 in terms of details and color contrast.

(Video) Nokia 8.3 5G vs Nokia 8.1, Photo and Video comparison.


Is Lumia 1020 the best camera phone? ›

Nokia Lumia 1020 has one of the best camera apps with super easy camera controls which makes people love it. The results that this camera can still create are great, but this phone needs a bit of photography knowledge and skill.

Does Nokia 8 have a good camera? ›

It does include two cameras on the back, which take decent shots in monochrome and color, but photos don't surpass other dual-camera phones in quality. That leaves the Nokia 8 as a middle-of-the road Android device with a mismatched price tag that's too high for what you really get. This phone is fine, but forgettable.

Does Nokia Lumia 1020 have front camera? ›

The Nokia Lumia 1020 runs Windows Phone 8 and is powered by a 2000mAh non-removable battery. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia Lumia 1020 on the rear packs 41-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Which Nokia phone has 41 megapixel camera? ›

Nokia Lumia 1020

What is the price of Nokia Lumia 1020? ›

About Nokia EOS (Lumia 1020)

This mobile is available at a starting price of Rs 16,999 in different color options. The mobile from Nokia comes with a 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) display that has a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels.

How can I update my Lumia 1020 to Windows 10? ›

From the Start screen, swipe left. Scroll to and tap Settings > Phone update > Check for updates. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update. The device automatically restarts once the new software successfully installs.

Is Nokia 8 a flagship? ›

Nokia has already launched a handful of phones this year, but the Nokia 8 is its premium flagship handset. Equipped with a 5.3in, 2,560 x 1,440 display, 4GB of RAM and the latest Snapdragon 835 processor, this is a top-tier handset.

Does Nokia 8 have fingerprint sensor? ›

Nokia 8 V 5G UW - Set Up Fingerprint Recognition

A fingerprint is utilized to unlock the device. For the fingerprint scanner to operate, hands must be clean and free of moisture, dirt, oil, lotion, dyes, etc. Up to 3 fingerprints can be registered on the device.

What is the price of Nokia Zeiss? ›

This phone is a part of Google's Android One Program so there shouldn't be any hiccups with the updates for the next couple of years. The phone is targeted at the mid-range buyers.
Nokia 7.1 VS Nokia 6.1 Plus: specifications.
ModelNokia 7.1Nokia 6.1 Plus
India PriceRs.19,999Rs. 15,999
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Does Lumia 1020 Support WhatsApp? ›

According to your post, the app WhatsApp is not opening on your Lumia 1020.

Why did Nokia Lumia fail? ›

Microsoft also has their app store, but it failed to attract many developers. As Windows mobile phone users were relatively less, the developers did not find it financially rewarding to develop apps on Windows platform. Bad publicity – For iOS and Android users, Microsoft phone was quite like a joke.

Is Nokia Lumia still available? ›

Microsoft Lumia (previously the Nokia Lumia Series) is a discontinued line of mobile devices that was originally designed and marketed by Nokia and later by Microsoft Mobile.

Do more megapixels mean better photo quality? ›

Output Size

Megapixel resolution plays an important role in how large you can print your pictures. Because the more megapixels you have, the more detail is recorded, high-resolution cameras allow you to make larger prints or crop shots without worrying about the image's pixel structure becoming visible.

What phone has a 40 megapixel camera? ›

In 2018, Huawei launched the first 40-megapixel camera smartphone in a very long time — the Huawei P20 Pro.
Camera specs.
Main camera specsNokia Lumia 1020Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Main camera specs StablizationNokia Lumia 1020 OISHuawei Mate 20 Pro Software
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Feb 1, 2019

What is PureView technology? ›

September 2018) Nokia PureView is the branding of a combination of technologies used in cameras of Nokia-branded smartphones, and previously, in phones by Microsoft Mobile. PureView was first introduced with Nokia 808 PureView.

What happen to Nokia? ›

The Nokia brand is now controlled by HMD Global – a company founded by former Nokia employees that released a line of smartphones in 2017. The company's failure to keep up with software-based iOS and Android operating systems made it lose its market leader position.

Does Lumia 1020 support 4G? ›

The Nokia Lumia 1020 (4G) phone is relatively thin with 10.4mm thickness.
📱 Model features
Nokia Lumia 1020
Primary 4G networkLTE RM-875: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 - RM-877: 700/850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 5G networkNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
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How do I put apps on my Nokia Lumia 1020? ›

Download apps, games, movies, music, books, magazine, newspapers and more.
  1. From the Start screen, tap the Microsoft store tile.
  2. Tap the Search icon.
  3. Enter the desired search term, then tap the Enter icon.
  4. Scroll to, then tap the desired app.
  5. Tap install.
  6. Tap allow.
  7. Tap view.
  8. Tap the desired app to open.

Do Windows phones still work? ›

Will my device still work after December 10, 2019? Yes. Your Windows 10 Mobile device should continue to work after December 10, 2019, but there will be no updates after that date (including security updates) and device backup functionality and other backend services will be phased out as described above.

Is Nokia 8 waterproof? ›

While most flagships these days such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 come with IP68 dust and water resistance, the Nokia 8 is only IP54 certified. Thus while the Nokia 8 is only splash proof, IP68 smartphones can be dunked in up to 1.5 metre of water for up to 30 minutes making them much more water resistant.

Is Nokia 8 discontinued? ›

The Nokia 8 is a flagship Nokia-branded smartphone running the Android operating system.
Nokia 8.
Discontinued1 January 2022
PredecessorNokia Lumia 930 (Nokia Flagship) Nokia 7
SuccessorNokia 8 Sirocco Nokia 8.1
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Does Nokia 8 support 5G? ›

This phone is called the “Nokia 8 V 5G UW.” Nokia 8 is this Android smartphone's actual product name; the V stands for Verizon; 5G is for the support of the new network standard; and UW is Ultra Wideband, the name of Verizon's 5G that uses millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum.

Does Nokia 8 support fast charging? ›

Fast Charge the Nokia 8 & More

With one port being a Quick Charge 3.0 port and the other four use standard 2.4 Amp charging.

Does Nokia 8 have NFC? ›

You can use your phone's NFC to pay for your shopping. To enable payments, tap Settings > Tap & pay . Note: Payment and ticketing apps and services are provided by third parties.

What is the price of Nokia 8 in Pakistan? ›

Nokia 8 price in Pakistan is PKR 35,990. It comes with 4/6 GB of Ram and 64/128 GB Built-in storage. The device equipped with a 3090 mAh battery.

Is Nokia 6 a metal body? ›

The body of Nokia 6 is crafted with integrity from seamless precision-milled aluminium, taking 55 minutes to machine from a solid block of metal. Together with the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, it's made with materials that can take on life as you know it.

How can I get Android one? ›

In order to get the Android One launcher on your phone, simply download the APK file and install it. Once you are done, set the default home screen as the new one and you are good to go.

Can I use Windows Phone in 2022? ›

Functionality under Windows 10 Mobile has been frozen for a while, plus the system doesn't save one's sources/preferences in News, making it less useful. Sports content no longer works. As with News, no cessation date announced, likely mid-2022 or beyond, though Weather is simpler and everything still works just fine.

Can I still use WhatsApp on Windows Phone? ›

WhatsApp is no longer supported on Windows Phone, it was officially discontinued on December 2019. WhatsApp is available for Android, iPhone, Windows and macOS desktop clients.

Can we use WhatsApp in Nokia Lumia? ›

When it comes to setting up WhatsApp on your phone, it's really simple. Download WhatsApp from MarketPlace right from your Nokia Lumia 800. Once downloaded, you'll be asked to enter your phone number to set up and that's it.

What killed Windows Phone? ›

Still, Myerson said Windows phone failed because: Early Windows phones were founded on an incomplete Windows CE platform, designed for small embedded systems. The industry moved forward faster than Microsoft could keep pace. Android presented an enormous disruption in the business model.

Why did Nokia choose Windows over Android? ›

Nokia chose Windows Phone because it feared Samsung would 'come to dominate Android' - The Verge.

Why Nokia phones are not popular? ›

After realizing the market trends, Nokia introduced its Symbian operating system. However, it was too late by then with Apple and Samsung having cemented their positions. It was difficult for the Symbian operating system to make any inroads. This is the biggest reason behind Nokia's downfall.

Which is the best Nokia Lumia? ›

There are loads of good budget Windows Phone handsets but the Microsoft Lumia 640 is perhaps the best, thanks in large part to a long-lasting battery, which can see you through even the most demanding of days.

Can I change my Windows Phone to Android? ›

To install Android on Lumia, you need to flash the custom ROM on your phone. While we have simplified the tutorial for your phone's safety, we recommend you to backup your device before making any changes. The process to install Android on Windows Phone might be a bit tricky but it's really not impossible.

What can I do with my old Windows Phone? ›

10 Ways to Use a Windows Phone (Now That They're Discontinued)
  1. Use it as a PC.
  2. Turn it into cloud storage.
  3. Use it as a mouse or keyboard.
  4. Install it as a home security camera.
  5. Use automation apps for your lights and thermostat.
  6. Keep it around as an E-reader.
  7. Use it as a fitness tracker.
Aug 13, 2021

Is 8 megapixel camera good? ›

Absolutely! If you don't intend on printing large-sized prints of your mobile photos, an 8MP mobile camera is perfectly fine for taking pictures with your phone. However, the quality of the photos it produces will depend on the size of the sensor and the size of the pixels on it. But that's not all.

How many megapixels should a good camera have? ›

A decent 6-megapixel camera is good enough for most normal camera usage. Go for higher megapixels only if you wish to use your images for canvas-sized prints or large hoardings. If your interest is in night sky photography, then too a higher megapixel camera can be important.

Is 48MP better than 64MP? ›

Benefits of 64MP Quad-Pixel sensors

For instance, Samsung's 64MP GW1 sensor is 33% larger than its 48MP counterpart. As our experience with 48MP sensors has corroborated, these sensors haven't been designed for use at full resolution and the 64MP sensors will yield the best results at 16MP resolution.

Is 108MP better than 48MP? ›

108mp is just a Bit larger than 48mp sensor ..if you take 48/108mp image both will not have any of the computational photography options enabled. So the images will be bad. To use the main smartphone camera features you need to use both of them in normal mode..which is..

Which phone has the best camera quality? ›

The best camera phones available now
  • iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max. ...
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. ...
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. ...
  • iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. ...
  • Realme GT 2 Pro. ...
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro. Sleek design and Hasselblad filters. ...
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro. Hardware and software, hand in hand. ...
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro. An insanely good photography experience.
Apr 25, 2022

Is 108MP camera real? ›

A 108MP camera is a smartphone sensor that boasts a whopping 108 million pixels onboard. Samsung is currently the only developer of the camera, and it's referred to as the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor.

Which is best 108MP camera phone? ›

Battery: With beefy battery capacities, phones like Moto G60, Xiaomi Mi 11i and Xiaomi Mi 11i 8GB RAM can last long. Latest 108MP Camera Mobile Phones (Aug 2022): Recent launches include Infinix Note 12 Pro, Samsung Galaxy M53 5G and Samsung Galaxy M53 5G 8GB RAM.

Which 48mp camera phone is best? ›

15 Best Phones with 48MP Camera you can buy in 2020
OnePlus 7 Pro / OnePlus 7₹39,999 / ₹31,999
Asus 6Z₹27,999
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro / Redmi K20₹24,999 / ₹19,999
OPPO Reno2₹36,591
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Is Nokia 8.1 a good phone? ›

Whether it's display, or camera, or audio quality, or call quality, or battery performance, or user friendly features, or the looks, I can say that Nokia 8.1 is an unbeatable phone. It's a prestige to own a Nokia 8.1. Good product. Nice product for everyone to use.

Is Nokia 8 water resistant? ›

Nokia 8 Sirocco - Rs 49,999

The 2018 flagship from Nokia is both dust and water resistant and comes with IP67 rating. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is one of the powerful devices in the Android One lineup.

When did Nokia 8 come out? ›

The Nokia 8 is a flagship Nokia-branded smartphone running the Android operating system. Announced on 16 August 2017 in London, England by HMD Global, the phone began sales in Europe in September 2017. Nokia 8 is the first high-end Nokia-branded device since the Nokia Lumia 930 in 2014.


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