List of The Best Phones with Carl Zeiss Optics from Nokia and Others

Nokia is an old partner with the Zeiss. Nokia has released phones with Carl Zeiss Optics for years in their phones. But at the time of the downfall of Nokia, nothing proved useful for them. But back in 2017 Nokia had geared up for the fight in the Android smartphone market and launched good phones.

As now the command of Nokia is in the hands of Finland based HMD Global where we are seeing some significant changes. HMD Global has brought back the Zeiss branding on the Nokia smartphones to give superior camera experience to its users. So let’s find out the phones that come with Carl Zeiss Optics lens.

Android Phones with Carl Zeiss Optics

1. Nokia 7

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Nokia 7 launched back in 2017 comes with a 5.2 inches IPS LCD with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution at 424 PPI density. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with Adreno 508 GPU. You can get two RAM options, 4 GB and 6 GB. The storage capacity on both the variants remains same, 64 GB which is expandable up to 256 GB. Out of the box, Nokia 7 runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and is upgradable to Android Oreo.

It has got a 16 MP camera on the rear side and a 5 MP camera on the front side. A 3000 mAh gives average backup which drains to zero by the end of the day. A fingerprint scanner is rear mounted and it splash proof, IP54 certified.

Nokia 7 Specifications
Display5.2 inches IPS LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
424 PPI density
73.8% screen-to-body ratio
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 508
RAM4/6 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
Rear Camera 16 MP (f/1.8, 1.12µm)
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.4µm)
Operating System Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery 3000 mAh

2. Nokia 7 Plus

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The worthy successor of the Nokia 7, the Nokia 7 Plus is finally out in the market. Though Nokia 7 could not leave a good impact on the market, the Nokia 7 Plus could be good Nokia a good start in the Android smartphone market. Nokia 7 Plus is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC with Adreno 512 GPU. This phone comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage capacity.

It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box. It features a 6 inches IPS LCD with 18:9 aspect ratio. For screen protection, it is protected by Corning Gorillas Glass 3. As far as the camera is concerned, it gets a dual camera 12 MP + 12 MP on the rear side with Carl Zeiss optics lens and a 16 MP camera on the front. The phone also features dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and fingerprint scanner on the backside. A 3800 mAh battery gives good backup and supports fast battery charging.

Nokia 7 plus Specifications
Display6.0 inches IPS LCD
77.2% screen-to-body ratio)
1080 x 2160 pixels resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
403 PPI density
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPUAdreno 512
RAM4 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm), Zeiss optics
Front Camera16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm), Carl Zeiss optics
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery3800 mAh

3. Nokia 8

Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inches IPS LCD with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution at 554 PPI density. No doubt, Nokia 8 has one of the best display in its class. The colors look natural and bright. Out of the box, it runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1; soon it will get the Android Oreo 8.1 upgrade. It packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor which is second best processor after the SD845 till date. This phone is available in two variants one with 4 GB RAM with 64 GB inbuilt storage and another one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.

Storage on both the variants is further expandable up to 400 GB using the SIM 2 slot. It gets a dual 13 MP camera on the rear side with Carl Zeiss optics lens and a 13 MP selfie shooter camera. Along with the primary sensor that we see on Android phones it gets a Gyroscope and Barometer. Under the hood, it draws power from a 3090 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support for faster and efficient charging.

Nokia 8 Specifications
Display 5.3 inches IPS LCD
69.4% screen-to-body ratio
1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
554 PPi density
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 4/6 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64/128 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), Zeiss optics, OIS
Front Camera 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm)
Operating System Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery 3090 mAh

4. Nokia 8 Sirocco

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One of the best Nokia phone that is available to date is Nokia 8 Sirocco. It is Nokia’s flagship phone of 2018 if the Nokia 9 is not coming soon. Nokia 8 Sirocco gets a 5.5 inches P-OLED full HD display with 81.1 percent screen to body ratio. The screen maintains the 16:9 aspect ratio while keeping the size of bezels very thin. It runs on Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 6 GB of RAM. We were expecting SD 845 in this. Maybe Nokia wants to use the Snapdragon  845 in the Nokia 9.

The phone gets a 128 GB inbuilt storage capacity which is further expandable up to 400 GB using the hybrid slot. The rear camera captures fantastic photos and videos even in low light using the dual 12 MP sensors with Carl Zeiss Optic lens. The front selfie shooter camera is of 5 MP. The phone uses a 3260 mAh battery which keeps in the running for the whole day. With the Quick Charge 4.0 support, the recharging has got even better and faster.

Nokia 8 Sirocco Specifications
Display5.5 inches P-OLED
81.1% screen-to-body ratio
1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
534 PPI density
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
RAM 6 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 128 GB, expandable up to 400 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm),  Zeiss optics
Front Camera 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.4µm)
Operating System Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery 3260 mAh

5. Nokia 9 (Upcoming)

Recently we have seen, the Nokia 8 Sirocco which is the flagship phone of Nokia to date. It is rumored that Nokia is working on a flagship phone which might come with the moniker “Nokia 9.” This might be launched in this year to compete with the phone like Samsung Galaxy S9. The phone might feature a 5.7 inches curved OLED display. As per the leaks, the phone will be water resistant and all metal body. There won’t be any 3.5 mm headphone jack just like the Apple, only USB Type-C port. The rear side and front both might have dual-lens Carl Zeiss Camera. That’s all we know to date, if something new comes up about the Nokia 9 we will update here.

 

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