Nokia 8 Sirocco benchmarks - the Snapdragon 835 still rocks

Ivan, 26 February 2018

The Nokia 8 Sirocco is Nokia's most powerful phone until the Nokia 9 comes out. It packs the best hardware 2017 could offer - a Snapdragon 835 with 6GB of RAM - but is that enough for 2018?

Of course it is. The Nokia 8 Sirocco may lose some synthetic tests against the few phones with a Snapdragon 845 - Sony Xperia XZ2 and Samsung Galaxy S9 - but is otherwise ridiculously fast for just about anything you would do with your phone.

The Snapdragon 835 is made up of eight Kryo cores - four clocked at 2.5GHz and another four working at a maximum of 1.8GHz. Graphics are handled by an Adreno 540.

Below you'll find out just how good the chipset does inside the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    6783
  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)
    6759
  • Nokia 8
    6568
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
    6483
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
    6428
  • Nokia 7 Plus
    5920

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)
    1974
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
    1949
  • Nokia 8
    1925
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
    1915
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    1902
  • Nokia 7 Plus
    1641

AnTuTu 7

Higher is better

  • Nokia 8
    210323
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
    207339
  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)
    207072
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
    203119
  • Nokia 7 Plus
    141822

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
    42
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
    42
  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)
    40
  • Nokia 8
    39
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    38
  • Nokia 7 Plus
    15

GFX 3.1 Car scene (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Nokia 8
    32
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
    26
  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)
    26
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
    25
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    22

Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal

Higher is better

  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
    1183
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
    874
  • Nokia 8
    855
  • OnePlus 5T (Oreo)
    829
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
    807
  • Nokia 7 Plus
    351

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Reader comments

  • 5T

Still? It will probably "rock" 5 years from now at least

  • Carol

Iphone x cost around 1100:1300 €. That is more then 400€. It means, you can buy nokia 8 and nokia 7+ with the money you buy iphonex. A device that has nothing, absolutly nothing inside, to have the audacity to ask for such a price. Yet you keep tro...

  • AnonD-740551

Indeed. Also, the LG V20 and the G6, which use SD820/821, are still relevant today.