Nokia’s latest smartphone that just got announced recently is set to position itself as a “Flagship Killer” thanks to its impressive specs. The new Nokia 8.3 5G which succeeds the Nokia 8.1 has a huge 6.81-inch display, a Snapdragon 765G SoC from Qualcomm and up to 8GB RAM. It has a total of 5 cameras with a little bit of magic from Zeiss Optics.
It also has a 4,500mAh battery capacity which charges at 18W speed however, the biggest highlight of this device is the 5G it comes which HMD says will cover the whole 5G bands available. Let’s go ahead and dissect the whole device.
Nokia 8.3 5G Key Specs
- 6.81-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Android 10, 6GB/8GB Of RAM
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Octa-core 2.4GHz
- 64GB/128GB built-in storage
- 64MP + 12MP + 2MP + 2MP and 24MP selfie camera
- 4,500mAh non-removable battery
Nokia 8.3 5G Design And Display
Nokia 8.3 5G has a pretty common design for a 2020 smartphone. The front has the massive 6.81-inch IPS LCD display which uses a 19:9 aspect ratio, has a 386ppi and a punch-hole camera at the top left corner of the display. The small bottom bezel has a “Nokia” logo writing on it while the slimmer top bezel house the sensors and speaker grill.
Turning the device over the back reveals the quad-camera set up in a ring and the word “Zeiss” written in the middle. The fingerprint sensor on this device is not underneath the display but mounted on the side. The Polar Night colour, which is the only colour option available for this device, shifts from black to greenish at certain angles in direct light.
Overall, the Nokia 8.3 5GB weighs 220g and measures 9mm in thickness which is a little heavy/thick for a smartphone with a 4,500mAh battery tucked inside.
Nokia 8.3 5G Camera Review
In the camera department, the Nokia 8.3 5G has a lot going for it. It has a total of 5 cameras, four of which are the rear which is where we will be starting from. The rear camera of the Nokia 8.3 5G comprises of a 64MP main camera with an f/1.9 aperture and PDAF, a 12MP ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 aperture and AutoFocus then Two other 2MP sensors, a depth sensor and a macro sensor.
The rear camera here is equipped with a dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR and most importantly, Zeiss Optics. The Zeiss optics help with videos capture which caps out 2160p at 30fps. It also helps with low light performance as well as having some other pro camera features.
The single 24MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture in the punch-hole also has Zeiss Optics, HDR and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Inside the Nokia 8.3 5G is one of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC; Snapdragon 756G which is based on the efficient 7nm node. This Chipset comes with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz paired with an Adreno 620 GPU for games/graphics. You can get this device with either 6GB or 8GB RAM which comes with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage respectively.
More storage can definitely be added if you want, thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot available on the device which can accommodate an extra 128GB. Keeping with the Nokia tradition, the Nokia 8.3 5G runs stock Android 10 out of the box and is part of the Android One project.
This means that you’re pretty guaranteed 2 years worth of software updates and 3 years worth of monthly security patches.
Battery and Connectivity
Nokia 8.3 5G has a 4,500mAh battery capacity on the inside with an 18W fast charging for quick refills. Charging as well as file transfer is done through the USB Type-C port.
Other features of the Nokia 8.3 5G includes 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, GPS, FM radio and NFC for payments. There is also a 3.5mm jack here which is someone we rarely see on smartphones these days.
Nokia 8.3 5G Price and Availability
Nokia 8.3 5G is set to start at $640 when it finally hits the shelves in Q2 as said by HMD. In Nigeria, the Nokia 8.3 will be available for around N165,000
Nokia 8.3 5G Full Specifications
- Dimension: 171.9 x 78.6 x 9 mm
- Material: Metal
- Weight: 220g
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM)
- Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.81-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 386ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 10, Android One
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, Octa-core 2.4GHz
- RAM: 6GB/8GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB (Dedicated Slot)
- Back Camera: 64MP + 12MP + 2MP + 2MP – Zeiss Optics, dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF
- Front Camera: 24MP – Zeiss Optics, HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes, Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (side-mounted)
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: Gravity, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and light Sensor
- Capacity: 4,500mAh Non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W
- OTG Support: Yes