HMDs had a plan in place when it resurrected the Nokia brand start from the middle and expand up and down. The Nokia 8 was its first flagship, but its 5.3 screen felt a little small and the dual camera wasnt great. But HMD had a do-over.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco increases the screen size to 5.5, but keeps the old fashioned 16:9 aspect ratio. It has improved water resistance (IP67) and gains wireless charging. More importantly it improves the dual camera.
Yet HMDs attempt to fix the issues of the Nokia 8 werent quite successful. Some are its own doing like dropping the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the microSD slot. And were not fans on the hardware buttons.
But really, the screen might prove to be a deal breaker. The original 8 can easily be found under 400 now not perfect, but still great for its current market position. The Nokia 8 Sirocco, however, is 700 and thats a bit of a stretch for a Snapdragon 835 phones.
Watch our video review for a demo of the screen plus more thoughts on the Nokia flagship.