South Africa’s version of the Google Pixel 2 – The Nokia 8 Sirocco

Google’s Pixel smartphones are popular among serious Android fans, but unfortunately they are not officially available  in South Africa.

Google does not roll out its Pixel smartphones worldwide, and while you can import the devices, it is usually easier – and safer – to consider local alternatives.

One of the biggest advantages of the Pixel lineup is that it is always first with Android updates and runs a clean operating system free of the Android skins major manufacturers put in their phones.

The specifications of the devices – notably the Pixel 2 – also make them attractive to heavy smartphone users.

South Africans looking for a Pixel-like experience do have other options, however, thanks to Nokia’s latest flagship device.

Nokia 8 Sirocco


Nokia 8

Standing above all the devices in the Nokia lineup is the Nokia 8 Sirocco, which boasts high-end specifications paired with a sleek flagship design.

It also runs a clean

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