Nokia 8.3 5G Review, Release Date & Price in Nigeria
The HMD group unveils the Nokia 8.3 with snapdragon 765G, ZEISS quad camera and the best part is that this is the first Nokia mobile device to feature 5G.
HMD says the Nokia 8.3 5G is all about future proofing – it supports more 5G bands than even the priciest flagship out there, which will make it compatible with all of the existing and upcoming 5G networks around the globe.
The phone is built around a 6.81” Pure display of FullHD+ resolution. It’s an HDR panel with Adaptive display support that adjusts contrast depending on how much light is around you. Inside the punch hole in its upper left corner sits a 24MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics.
Design & Display
On the display side, which is a 6.81-inch Full HD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9. That means the phone’s screen is longer than most handsets in an attempt to have a larger screen without it feeling too large in the hand.
The screen’s FHD+ resolution is 1080 x 2400, which is a pixel density of 386 pixels per inch. That likely means the picture won’t be as clear as you’ll get on a QHD device, but it should be enough for your day-to-day tasks.
While the design is similar to what we’ve seen from HMD Global’s Nokia handsets in previous years with a metal edge and Gorilla Glass on the rear of the phone. It comes with a refracted light design that gives it a unique look rather than just a solid color. It’s only available in blue, or as the company is referring to it, Polar Night.
The fingerprint sensor is housed within the power button that sits on the side of the handset allowing you to turn the phone on and unlock it with one click.
Features of The Nokia 8.3 5G
5G is the biggest feature here, and this is the first phone from the company to be able to sport it. In fact, the company is referring to this as the world’s first “global 5G smartphone”.
What does that mean? HMD Global believes this is the handset that supports the most 5G bands right now. That claim seems to be correct with the phone able to use a large selection of high-, mid- and low-frequency 5G bands.
The rear camera on this device comes with a 64MP f/1.89 main camera as well as a 12MP ultra wide with an aperture of f/2.2. There’s also a 2MP depth sensor working alongside a 2MP macro.
It doesn’t quite seem to match the nine-camera shooter on the Nokia 9 PureView, but it may still prove to be powerful. On the front of the phone is a 24MP selfie shooter.
The ZEISS quad camera on the back has a 64MP main sensor and a 12MP ultra wide module designed with a focus on video recording and low-light performance. In binned mode its pixels reach 2.8µm in size and it also gets ZEISS cinematic effect that gives you more control over the video capture. OZO audio and action cam mode complete the camcorder arsenal.
Inside the device, sits a Snapdragon 765G chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and an integrated 5G modem. It runs stock Android 10 and is part of the Android One program so you’re guaranteed 2 years of upgrades and 3 years of monthly security updates. Storage is either 64GB or 128GB and either way you get a microSD slot for expanding it further.
Battery Life & Operating System
The phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery that can be charged at up to 18W speeds.
The Nokia 8.3 5G will be available in a single Polar night color option inspired by the northern lights.
This handheld device also comes with Android 10 by default, and the company ensures us that it will be provided with software updates for two years and monthly security upgrades for a minimum of three years.
Nokia 8.3 5G Release Date & Price
Nokia 8.3 5G will be selling in Nigeria at the price of (NGN) 234,000 naira. Although, the release date details for the Nokia 8.3 5G are currently a little bit complicated, and the company has only confirmed it’ll be releasing the phone at some point from June onwards. Regardless, you will be able to purchase the device at any mobile retail outlet close to you or any popular e-commerce store near you.