Nokia 8.3 5G is a premium midrange smartphone that comes with a high-end specifications and here is it all you need to know including price in Nigeria.
With it’s solid features such as quad camera with ZEISS certification, huge display and unrivaled 5G connectivity, you can refer to it as a flagship killer.
During the launch of the smartphone on March 19th, HMD Global stated that this device supports more 5G bands than even the priciest flagships out there.
It is compatible with all 5G bands available and for the future.
In this post, we are going to be talking about the smartphone and also be comparing it with the older Nokia 8.1 to see which areas Nokia has touched or changed.
But before then, let’s quickly check out the key specifications of this device.
Nokia 8.3 Price in Nigeria
It is priced at N241,000 Naira in Nigeria currency and about $657 USD. You can get it on Jumia and Slot.
Key Specs & Features
- 6.81 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)
- Android 10.0; Android One
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
- 6GB / 8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB Built-in Storage up to 1TB Memory Card
- 64 MP + 12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Camera
- 24 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Side Mounted)
- Fast Charging 18W
- Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,500mAh battery
It comes with a good design with that gradient colour finish which makes it very attractive.
Comparing the design with the older Nokia 8.1, you can see that a lot has changed.
This new Nokia device comes with a circular module which holds four cameras with Zeiss inscription being at the centre.
There is also a Nokia branding at the centre of the back in a vertical placement.
If you look at the older Nokia 8.1, you can see that it comes with a vertical camera module which is placed at the centre holding two cameras.
There is a dual led flash beside it and the Nokia branding beneath.
Comparing the design, it is a good upgrade, it comes with a modern design and a flagship look.
The back of the smartphone is made from aluminium and it also has an aluminium frame. It weighs 220 grams with a dimension of 171.9 x 78.6 x 9 mm.
It uses a dual SIM and Micro SD card slot. Comparing it with the older Nokia 8.1, it comes with a glass back and has a plastic frame.
It weighs 180grams with a dimension of 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm.
Unlike the 8.3, the 8.1 uses a hybrid SIM slot which is one SIM and one memory card or dual SIMS without a memory card.
So, 8.3 is a good successor, it comes with a better design and it is made from aluminium which is stronger than glass on the older Nokia 8.1.
The new 8.3 is available in Polar Night colour for now.
Moving on to the display, it comes with a punch hole display unlike the Nokia 8.1 which comes with a massive notch display, nice improvement.
The display of the smartphone measures 6.81inches diagonally and it produces a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 by 2400 pixels.
It uses an IPS LCD screen which is capable of dishing out 16 million colours.
The chin and bezels of the smartphone has now been lowered which made it to achieve a screen to body ratio of 82.9%.
With the tall display, it has a tall aspect ratio of 20:9.
The display is sharp and vibrant, the presence of the Full HD+ resolution and the 386 PPI density will result in an impressive viewing experience.
Comparing it with the older Nokia 8.1, it comes with a 6.18inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 by 2280pixels.
It has a screen to body ratio of 81.2% with 19:9 aspect ratio.
For amazing and good colour reproduction, there is a PPI density of 408 for amazing colour reproduction.
The smartphone also has HDR10 support and NEG. So, is its display really worth to be called an upgrade?
Yes but i wouldn’t use the word upgrade, rather an update.
The new 8.3 comes with a massive 6.81inch display size which is almost 100% increase from the 6.18inches on the older Nokia 8.1.
But when it comes to colour reproduction and screen sharpness, this two devices will likely look the same.
Hardware & Software
In terms of hardware and software, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset which uses an Octa core processor clocked at 2.4GHz for the first core, 2.2GHz for the other one core and 1.8GHz for the last six cores.
The smartphone is an Android One device and it is running on the latest version of Android which is version 10. It has an Adreno 620 GPU for graphics or gaming.
It is available in two storage configurations which are 6-giga byte of RAM and 64-giga byte of ROM or an 8-giga byte of RAM and 128-giga byte of ROM.
It has a micro SD card slot where you can extend the storage even further.
Let’s compare it with the older Nokia 8.1 to see if Nokia has changed anything in the hardware and software department.
The Nokia 8.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset.
It has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.2GHz for the first two cores and 1.7GHz for the last six cores.
The device is also an Android One smartphone and it runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box but you can upgrade it to Android 10 because Nokia has released the update.
For graphics or gaming, it uses an Adreno 616 GPU.
The older version is even available in three versions which are 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM and 128GB 6GB RAM.
So when it comes to the hardware and software department, Nokia upgraded it.
The new 8.3 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset which is quite faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset on the older Nokia 8.1 smartphone.
In terms of hardware and software, it is worth to be an upgrade.
For photography, it comes with a quad rear cameras which includes a 64-mega pixels main camera, 12-mega pixels ultra wide camera, 2-mega pixels macro camera and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor.
On the front, it has a 24-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls.
The rear camera has a dual led flash and it can shoot videos in 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 30fps. The front camera can as well shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps.
If to be compared with the older Nokia 8.1, it only makes use of dual rear cameras which includes a 12-mega pixels main camera and a 13-mega pixels.
On the front, it has a 20-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls.
In terms of camera, i would say that it offers a huge improvement here, it comes with a quad rear cameras with the main camera being a 64-mega pixels, it offers a good upgrade.
Battery and Connectivity
For the power source, it is powered by a 4,500mAh battery capacity which supports 18W fast charging.
Compared to the older Nokia 8.1, it is powered by a 3,500mAh battery which also supports 18W fast charging.
You can see that it has also upgraded in the battery department.
It comes with a 4,500mAh battery which will last longer than the 3,500mAh battery in the older Nokia 8.1 device.
So in conclusion guys, the Nokia 8.3 5G is a good smartphone and a flagship killer considering its specs and price in Nigeria.
It comes with support for all the 5G bands available and even beyond.
The device is also worth calling an upgrade over the Nokia 8.1.
It comes with a better design, better display, better hardware and software, better camera and a better battery capacity.