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NOKIA 8: My Experience Using the BOTHIE on my Trips

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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NOKIA 8: In collaboration with the new Nokia 8, I was given the chance to create 3 videos by using solely the device. It was a great experience to learn more about the latest Android. 

NOKIA 8:

My Experience Using the BOTHIE on my Trips

There are many things I learned while exploring the features. First, I was asked to use the BOTHIE feature. A feature where, get this, you can film two screens in one video. One facing you, and the other one facing the front, what you see… (Both) in one screen. If you are taking a picture or video of yourself, that’s called a selfie… therefore if you are taking a video of two people using both cameras at the same time is a bothie.

The advantage: Expressions. 

For starters, despite a 3090 man battery life, the Nokia 8 lasted longer than usual, even in -35 degrees celsius! I decided to take the Nokia 8 with me snowboarding in Lebanon too and captured the first snowfall. One thing I know for sure is that it also felt very stable in my hands… until I decided to hold the Nokia 8 while snowboarding down a mountain… It fell…three times… without a fuss, It survived!

The Nokia 8 has partnered with Carl Zeiss, the famous German company that specialises in optical instruments to design the dual camera setup of the device. It packs two camera sensors with 13 MP resolution. It also allows users to shoot video in 4K resolution. The front camera also comes with camera sensor with 13 MP resolution and 4K video recording capabilities and phase detection autofocus. It also has a feature where you can determine the volume of both cameras which is a great option if are filming a travel video and want your voice to be clearer than the front view. It also has an option to stabilize your video once it is saved which came in handy especially with the snowboarding shots!

I edited the videos with an application called QUIK and was able to upload it directly to YouTube and Instagram. 

Nokia 8 is available with internal storage and the base variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Users can add a microSD card to the mix with up to 256 GB capacity to increase the storage of the device. The microSD card uses the second SIM slot. These options are great to store video content. The color grading, sharpness and brightness of the phone is not to disappoint either and despite the huge amount of videos stored, it managed never to crash on me, which is extremely important. 

Have you recently purchased the Nokia 8 and if so, what are your thoughts?

Full discloser: I have partnered with Nokia 8 to create videos using the BOTHIE feature. All my views and opinions are my own.

It was an exciting project to work on with Nokia Phones (HMD Global). I took it on as a challenge to film for the first time using a phone camera and editing everything using the Nokia 8. I wanted to show that by keeping it real, we can all create memories and videos. I was able to capture my first trips of 2018 using a selfie stick for the first time. I enjoyed the journey and of course learning about the latest product and options I have for filming. You can find more information here.

https://www.nokia.com/en_ae/phones/nokia-8

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6 comments

  1. Ed | Dubai Travel Blog says:

    Good to learn some insights about the bothie though i don’t think i will use it for myself. i also use Quik App for editing and creating videos. It’s such a wonderful and time saving app for travel vids!

  2. Dukakeen says:

    A decent all-rounder, the dual-camera Nokia 8 gets the job done, but it doesn’t come close to today’s true Android stars

  3. Sarah Myers says:

    I like you how are so cool with allowing yourself not to be perfect. It’s so important. Is the Phone heavy? I thought NOKIA was dead and now it seems like it’s been brought back!! Very interesting!!

  4. Dhalia Stans says:

    LOVED the videos!!!!! Looks very gennuine!

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