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Nokia 8.3 5G

Specifications

Nokia 8.3 5G
Nokia 8.3 5G (8 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 475 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.81 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 386 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 103 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66/​B71), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n66/​n71/​n78) , Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 171.9 x 78.6 ( = 0.35 x 6.77 x 3.09 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix phase-comparison AF, dual-LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (camera 1); 12.0 MP, wide-angle lens (camera 2); 2.0 MP, macro lens (camera 3); 2.0 MP, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.963 W/​kg (head), 1.406 W/​kg (body); LTE Cat 18/​13 (1,200 Mb/s / ​150 Mb/s); FM radio, fanless
Weight
227 g ( = 8.01 oz / 0.5 pounds), Power Supply: 73 g ( = 2.58 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
649 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.72% - average
Average of 25 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 68%, features: 65%, display: 72% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Nokia 8.3 5G

81.1% Nokia 8.3 5G smartphone review – Good looks aren't enough | Notebookcheck
The Nokia 8.3 5G arrives with some delay, and unfortunately, this is also noticeable on the phone with which Nokia wants to shake up the upper class: In this way, there is no 90 Hz display and no Wi-Fi 6. At least the smartphone is 5G capable and classy, but is that enough?
60% Nokia 8.3 5G review
Source: Tom's Guide English
A decent price for some excellent hardware and software should make the Nokia 8.3 5G a better option than it feels like. But other phones like the Pixel 5, OnePlus 8 and Galaxy S20 FE offer more for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Nokia 8.3 5G Review: Mid-Range Futureproofing
Source: Htxt Africa English
An all-around great value for money mid-range phone, the Nokia 8.3 5G just happens to also boast support for all existing 5G bands, which is something that most flagship phones don't even do. Even if you don't care for 5G, at R13 999 (RRP), you're getting a supremely well put together mobile device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 8.3 5G Camera review: Capable ultra-wide camera
Source: DxOMark English
HMD Global, the owners of the Nokia smartphone brand, has shown some laudable willingness to experiment with the imaging technologies of its phones at the high end (even if the results can be mixed). But in the mid-range Nokia 8.3 5G, the company goes for a traditional camera configuration that looks fairly good on paper but fails to impress in practice. While potentially interesting as a reasonably powerful phone with 5G and a pure Android OS uncluttered by manufacturer modifications, imaging is not a particular strength of the Nokia when compared to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2020
80% Nokia 8.3 5G Review – A smartphone to last
Source: Ausdroid English
While a bit more expensive than 5G options from brands like Motorola, it feels like it’s worth the extra money with a solid build quality, better photography experience, and a better software experience with longer promised update tail. Nokia’s continued delivery of the Android One program makes the 8.3 5G worthy of consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia 8.3 5G Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nokia 8.3 5G is a competent mid-range phone that gets pretty much all the basics right. The only downside is that it targets a very busy space in the market full of handsets with more developed feature sets, like the Pixel 5 and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Nokia 8.3 5G review: Is this the Pixel 5 XL you've been waiting for?
Source: Android Central English
The Nokia 8.3 5G is Nokia's one and only flagship offering for the U.S. this year, and unfortunately, it's too little too late for the company. This isn't a terrible phone by any means — offering good performance, long battery life, and a striking design — but it just doesn't hold up to the rest of the competition. You could buy the Nokia 8.3 5G and have a decent time with it, but when you can spend the same amount or less money for a vastly better alternative, it's hard to make an argument in Nokia's favor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Nokia 8.3 5G Review – Just the big basics
Source: Slashgear English
There’s a specific sort of user that’ll enjoy the Nokia 8.3 5G. This device is also set for release with Verizon in a slightly different configuration – mostly to enable mmWave 5G – with the device called “Nokia 8 V 5G UW”. Barring unforeseen tweaking done to that phone by Verizon, this review should serve as a basic preview for that phone, too. The Nokia 8.3 5G is a great smartphone. It looks great and it feels great. Its value is based in simplicity mixed with forward-aimed connectivity and guarantees for quality in both hardware and software (with the updates to boot!) This configuration of the Nokia 8.3 5G was priced at around $700 USD when this review was first published.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 8.3 5G review!
Source: 9to5google English
Maybe not quite the utility tool that James Bond really needed...
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2020
Nokia 8.3 5G is Their First Step Back to Flagship Status [Review]
Source: G Style Magazine English
The Nokia 8.3 has much to like and I believe firmly holds its ground against others in this tier and price range. While not the cheapest 765G chipset phone out there, it’s also not the most expensive either. I would suggest opting for the 8GB/128GB model just for that extra oomph and if you need more storage, invest in an SD Card, which are very cheap these days.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2020
80% Nokia 8.3 5G review: James Bond's slick new phone is great value for money
Source: Daily Star English
Also, while it’s unfair to compare a £500 phone to a £1,200 one, I did notice the fluidity of moving through the app ecosystem wasn’t as good as my normal iPhone 11 Pro and the screen did jerk a few times as I tried to snappily and speedily change from one app to the other in quick succession.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 8.3 5G review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 8.3 5G isn’t the most exciting phone you’ll read about this year, but with strong specs and a large screen there’s plenty here to appeal to those looking to upgrade to 5G with a handset that won’t break the bank. That said, a meager storage offering and an annoying Google Assistant button mean it’s not a device without its frustrations.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 8.3 5G review: one of the most affordable 5G phones
Source: T3 English
The Nokia 8.3 5G hits a lot of the features Nokia phones are known for: good value, a decent camera, and a clean software experience. If you want to get involved with 5G but want to spend as little money as possible, then this is a phone worth looking at.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 8.3 5G review: Nokia's new flagship?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nokia 8.3 5G feels like a good phone that's arrived at the wrong time. It's impressive as many similar phones are, with good design, a nice display and plenty of power. But it's let down by a price that's high and a camera system that's not great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 8.3 5G review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Nokia 8.3 5G, though not perfect, offers something unique for mid-range buyers with an interest in videography. The all-day battery life, big display and stunning rear all help too!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Das Mittelklasse Smartphone Nokia 8.3
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/16/2021
Nokia 8.3 5G ames Bond-Smartphone mit Zeiss-Optik
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2021
85% Nokia 8.3 5G im Test: Gut genug für 007-Agentin Nomi?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Nokia 8.3 5G Trotz Zeiss-Optik kein Kamera-Smartphone
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
So gut ist James Bonds neue Nahkampf-Waffe
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2020
Enttäuschend: James-Bond-Handy Nokia 8.3 5G im Kurztest
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; support 5G. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2020
Nokia 8.3 5G im Praxis-Test: Gut genug für 007-Agentin Nomi?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Long battery life; big screen. Negative: Average cameras; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2020
Nokia 8.3 5G im Praxis-Test: Wirklich gut genug für 007-Agentin Nomi?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Long battery life; big screen. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2020
Presentado oficialmente el Nokia 8.3, el primer móvil 5G de la firma
Source: Comprar Tec Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Support 5G; nice display; decent hardware; large battery capacity; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2020
78% Recensione Nokia 8.3 5G
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 60% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
Recensione Nokia 8.3 5G: ha qualcosa da dire ma il prezzo deve calare
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; support 5G. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2020
60% Nokia 8.3 5G - Het veiligst met 5G
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 8.3 5G review: dit zijn de plus- en minpunten
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent cameras; powerful hardware; support 5G; nice display. Negative: Short battery life; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2020
70% Test Nokia 8.3 : un smartphone polyvalent avec un très grand écran
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% [Test] Nokia 8.3 5G : un modèle qui manque de panache
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
73% [Recenzja] Nokia 8.3 5G – agent 007 musiał być dla niej nieco wyrozumiały
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
70% Nokia 8.3 5G – recenzja smartfonowego kolosa
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 8.3 5G - test najnowszego smartfonu Jamesa Bonda
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Support 5G. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2020
Czy to najlepszy telefon dla agenta 007? – recenzja Nokii 8.3 5G
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; poor cameras; no stereo speakers; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2020
71% Обзор Nokia 8.3 5G: гигантский флагман — для кого он?
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Mở hộp và trải nghiệm nhanh Nokia 8.3 5G: Thiết kế cao cấp, 4 camera PureView, chip Snapdragon 765G, giá 11.99 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent cameras; powerful processor; support 5G; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 8.3 5G: Hào nhoáng ở phong cách bên ngoài, mạnh mẽ bởi sức mạnh tiềm ẩn bên trong
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Những điều đột phá trên Nokia 8.3 5G
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; great display; good speakers; powerful hardware; support 5G; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2020
Trên tay Nokia 8.3 5G tại Việt Nam: Màn hình lớn để giải trí, 4 camera và hiệu năng ổn, kết nhất là hệ điều hành Android gốc cập nhật lâu dài
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice quad cameras; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2020
Trên tay Nokia 8.3 5G: Snapdragon 765G, camera 64MP, hỗ trợ 5G, giá 12,9 triệu đồng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent cameras; support 5G. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2020
Nokia 8.3 5G ra mắt tại VN: Snapdragon 765G, camera 64MP, hỗ trợ 5G, giá 12.9 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice cameras; support 5G; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2020
Trên tay Nokia 8.3: ống kính Zeiss, camera 64MP, tốc độ 5G rất nhanh
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; support 5G; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2020
65% Test Nokia 8.3 5G
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%
Test: Nokia 8.3 5G
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Large screen; high performance; nice design; headphone jack; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2020
67% Nokia 8.3 5G test | kunne imponere i foråret
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Test: Nokia 8.3 – Främst för de som vill ha riktigt stor mobil
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Nokia 8.3 5G Review – James Bond merita mai mult
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%

Comment

Model:

With the latest Nokia 8.3 5G, the company has announced its first big step into the world of 5G. While it is worth mentioning that the Nokia 8.3 5G is not the most exciting phone this year, it has strong specs and a large screen, so there is plenty here to appeal to those looking to upgrade to 5G with a handset that will not break the bank. In terms of its design, the Nokia 8.3 5G is similar to HMD Global’s Nokia handsets from previous years, including a metal central logo and Gorilla Glass on the rear of the phone. The phone also comes with a ‘refracted light’ design that gives it a unique look rather than just a solid colour. The phone comes in only one colour, called Polar Night, that carries shades of blue. The overall unique finish definitely gives the phone an eye-catching look.

As far as the display is concerned, this phone has been equipped with a 6.81-inch Full-HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. This simply means that the screen is obviously taller than those on most handsets, giving the user a bigger screen without the phone feeling too large in the hand. While the Full-HD resolution does not promise a picture as sharp and detailed as seen on a QHD device, it is fine for day-to-day tasks and viewing. However, it is a bit of a shame that HMD Global stuck with a 60Hz display refresh rate on the Nokia 8.3 5G, when even some mid-range phones are getting smoother-looking displays of 90Hz or above these days. There is also a punch-hole for the selfie camera in the top-left corner of the display, but it is fairly unobtrusive.

In terms of its cameras, the rear camera array on the Nokia 8.3 5G includes a 64MP f/1.89 main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2, a 2MP macro snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor. While this setup does not quite match the penta-lens array on the Nokia 9 PureView, all the cameras create shots that look good enough for sharing on social media, especially the main camera which produces rather sharp and colourful images. Auto mode is capable of capturing nice-looking daytime shots in good lighting. Apart from that, there is also a night mode, but it is definitely not as impressive as similar modes on many other phones, like the Google Pixel 4a. For selfies, there is a 24MP shooter on the front of the Nokia 8.3 5G that manages to capture impressive-looking snaps and performs well for video calls, too.

In terms of its processor, the Nokia 8.3 5G has been equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 chipset with either 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage or 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage. As for the battery, the phone carries a 4,500mAh battery that can be quickly recharged. Overall, this is a great phone to be explored, depending on individual needs and preferences.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 620: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 765 and 765G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2. The 765G variant is 10% faster than the one integrated in the 765 and 20% faster than the Adreno 618 predecessor.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 765G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 475 cores (one fast ARM Cortex-A76 prime core at up to 2.4 GHz, one A76 gold core at 2.2 GHz and 6 small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz). As one of the first SoCs it also integrates a 5G modem (Snapdragon X52 up to 3,7 / 1,6 Mbps down- and upload, mmWave and Sub-6 support). The processor is manufactured in the modern and energy efficient 7nm EUV process at Samsung. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.81":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.227 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.


72.72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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