The Nokia 8.3 5G is outdated and some people will love it for this very reason
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If you spend seven months in a Sleeping Beauty slumber, you might not miss much at all. In the fast-moving smartphone industry, on the other hand, this is half an eternity, in which many innovations pass you by.
So it's not surprising that the Nokia 8.3 5G, which was introduced in March 2020 but was only launched until October, isn't up to date in many areas: Although the manufacturer charges at least 600 Euros (~$700) for the smartphone, you get neither modern Wi-Fi 6 nor a display with a high refresh rate; the cameras are rather mediocre, and in addition, there are also manufacturing flaws that we detected in our test. The smartphone is also quite heavy.
So whom should one recommend such a phone to? Sure, the design is really classy, the positioning is accurate, and the battery life is also convincing. The SoC doesn't throttle under load, the smartphone hardly warms up, and the Nokia 8.3 is 5G capable as well. But we need to make this clear: There are better options in this price range.
And yet the Nokia 8.3 5G could still find its fanbase. This is due to the inclusion of a microSD card reader, which is an unusual feature in this price range. The smartphone also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, something that has been eliminated from many high-end devices by now. And a physical fingerprint scanner is now also rarely found on smartphones above 500 Euros (~$583). And the IPS display is beneficial for users troubled by PWM.
So if you appreciate these features and want pure Android and a 5G smartphone, you can read more about the device in our extensive Nokia 8.3 5G review.