You could be forgiven for having a little déjà vu when you hear "Nokia 8". Its Sirocco version is in fact the second Nokia 8 on the market. The first launched globally late last year. But the Sirocco is not just a relaunch. This smartphone is definitely an upgrade on the earlier one, with a slightly higher price tag too, but not an eye-watering one. First off, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is Nokia’s high-end play in the Android One area, a group of devices — including the Nokia 6 and Nokia 7 Plus — that run the unmodified Android operating system (Android 8 Oreo at this point) without a manufacturer’s overlay. The benefits of this include better battery life, and tools like Google Assistant, Google Photos and Google Lens built in. Google Lens is the most exciting of these for me — packing the ability to search for more information using your camera as an input tool, combined with artificial intelligence capabilities. The classic example (used in the marketing material) is looking up the name...

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