Nokia 8 Vs. OnePlus 5: The Battle Of The Titans! It’s Going To Be A Tough One!

With almost similar specifications on both it is going to be a close race!


Nokia 8 Vs OnePlus 5 Opt

Nokia was the undisputed king of the Indian mobile phone market during its heyday. A Nokia mobile phone was the equivalent of a status symbol. And the Nokia 3310 was a legend!

But then, the unthinkable happened. Nokia died and passed into the oblivion of obsolescence. It tried to make a comeback as a Windows Phone, but was severely hindered by the OS. The world moved on and Nokia became the stuff of nostalgia, to be remembered fondly.

Now, Nokia is making a grand comeback with a slew of solid, mid-range devices which offer good value for money. Nokia is now ready to launch their flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, which is expected to hit the markets around Diwali.

Indian Market Has Changed

When Nokia used to rule the market, a flagship phone meant sky-high prices. But with advancements in technology and production methods, it is no longer the case. Case in point, the OnePlus smartphones.

OnePlus smartphones have always offered flagship specifications at mid-range prices. It was true for their first smartphone and it is true for their latest offering, the OnePlus 5.

For the people in India, it gives them a chance of owning a flagship-class smartphone at relatively sane prices.

Having said this, the Nokia 8 is set to launch with a price tag which is going to be dangerously close to the OnePlus 5.

Comparison: Nokia 8 Vs. OnePlus 5

Nokia 8 OnePlus 5
Dimensions 151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm (HxWxD) 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm (HxWxD)
Weight 160 gms. 153 gms.
Network Compatibility 2G / 3G / 4G; VoLTE Supported 2G / 3G / 4G; VoLTE Supported
SIM Dual SIMs, Dual Standby; Nano SIMs Dual SIMs, Dual Standby; Nano SIMs
Memory/Storage 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage or

8GB RAM + 128GB Storage

Expandable Storage Expandable up to 128GB using SIM 2 Slot No Expandable Storage
Display 5.3” IPS LCD Display

1440 X 2560 px.; 554 PPI

5.5” Optic AMOLED Display

1920 X 1080 px.; 401 PPI

OS Version Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat Oxygen OS 4.5.8 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

CPU: Octa-core (4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo)

GPU: Adreno 540

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835

CPU: Octa-core (4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo)

GPU: Adreno 540

Battery 3090 mAh, Li-Ion; Non-removable 3300 mAh, Li-Po; Non-removable
Camera Primary Camera:

Dual 13.0-megapixels

f/2.0, Laser & Phase Detection Autofocus, Carl Zeiss Optics, OIS, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash.

1.12µm Pixel Size, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama.


2160p@30fps; 1080p@30fps

Secondary Camera:

13.0-megapixels, 2160p Video

Primary Camera:

Dual 16.0-MP + 20.0-MP

f/1.7, 24mm, EIS (gyro) + f/2.6, 36mm, PDAF, 1.6x Optical Zoom, Dual-LED Flash.

1/2.8″ sensor; 1.12 µm @ 16MP 1/2.8″ sensor; 1.0 µm @ 20MP, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama.


2160p@30fps; 1080p@30/60fps; 720p@30/120fps

Secondary Camera:

16.0-megapixels, 1080p Video

f/2.0, 20mm, EIS (gyro), 1.0 µm Pixel Size, Auto HDR

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot

5.0, A2DP, LE



USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0; Reversible Connector

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot

5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD



USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0; Reversible Connector

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Heart-Rate Monitor. Fingerprint (front-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass.
Water-Resistance IP54 Certified – Dust and Splash Resistant. None Available.
Price Between Rs. 42,000/- and Rs. 45,000/- (Expected) Rs. 32,999/- (6GB + 64GB)

Rs. 37,999/- (8GB + 128 GB)



In Conclusion

With such neck and neck specifications, it is going to be an exciting race! For now, the OnePlus 5 seems to have a distinct advantage, with its price. But the Nokia has its heritage going in its favour. It is one of the most hotly anticipated phones of 2017 so far.

Ultimately, it is going to be a win-win for the consumers. They will be the ones selecting the winner with their patronage.

Let us know your favourites. Share your opinions in the comments below.

  1. Abd says

    Hi,there is another variant of the Nokia 8 and it’s the gloss blue and it will be 6GB RAM + 128 GB Storage.

  2. sanjay says

    nokia 8 is good mere khayal se sir

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