In terms of individual scores, DXOMark has given Nokia 8 a decent score of 72 for still photos, but notes that there are areas of improvement especially since it competes with other flagships from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Google.
The current flagship smartphone from the Finnish tech company, HMD Global, is the Nokia 8 device. The overall score puts the smartphone below the likes of the Lava Z25 and above Gionee S10L. DxOMark, known for performing exhaustive camera tests, has finally come out with its thoughts on the Nokia 8's cameras, and the results don't look good as the flagship has only managed to achieve an overall score of 68.
Starting off with the positive highlights, the Nokia 8 had a good general white balance and target exposure in all conditions. But sometimes, the team observed that the images show quite low levels of saturation and some noticeable colour rendering differences between centre and edges of the frame. The testing also notes that the dynamic range is good, but only when Auto HDR is on. The Nokia 8 lags in these departments when compared to other flagship smartphones.
Other major drawbacks include low levels of details and color shading in all lighting conditions, loss of sharpness around the edges of the photo, strong exposure instabilities, and awful zooming with plenty of pixelation and no detailing.
The phone's autofocus was generally on point in most conditions except in low-light where it tends to slow down.
The Nokia 8 uses contrast detection, phase detection, and laser technologies. It had dual 13MP f/2.0 cameras at the rear with ZEISS optics which shoots in both colour and monochrome.
DxOMark's results are pretty surprising considering the Nokia 8 comes with Zeiss-branded lenses.
"The performance of its camera module lags behind our (admittedly high) expectations". The Nokia 2 is the most affordable device priced under Rs 7,000, whereas the Nokia 8 is the most expensive of the lot, priced at Rs 37,000.
When it comes to videos, DxOMark's benchmark essentially found two key areas of concern - low autofocus and stabalisation - which made them give a sub-score of 62. For stabilization, DxOMark says it's on par with the Galaxy S6 edge from 3 years ago. Similarly, the DxOMark team has observed that exposure stepping on the smartphone is noticeable when the illumination changes during recording, accompanies low levels of details.