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Nokia 8.3 5G Price In USA And Specifications

 Nokia 8.3 price in USA


Announced March 2020, the Nokia 8.3 5G is still one of the best mid-range 5G devices and has seen a good reception in a number of Nokia's Key markets. The Nokia 8.3 is available in a number of retail stores across the US for around $469 making it one of the most affordable 5G phones as well. 
It supports almost all mobile technologies including GSM, HSPA, LTE and 5G. It is believed to be the first Smartphone to support all 5G networks but it's critics question it's lack of the mm wave support and somewhat outdated specs including an IPS LCD panel and lack of Bluetooth 6 compatibility.

The Nokia 8.3 features a 6.81 inch Pureview display the biggest in a Nokia phone. It has a Full HD + display of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pixel Density of 386 ppi. This is one of the best displays in a Nokia phone and it's HDR10 support is a good addition making this phone ideal for gaming and watching videos. 

Being a 2020 phones it ships with Android 10 and is Android 11 ready thanks to the Android one program. The phone has a clean user interface with zero bloatware and ads which is a major plus against phones from other brands. It is also entitled to timely security and software updates something which is a preserve to Android one certified phones only. It powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, a 7nm fabricated chipset that has a top clock-speed of 2.4Ghz. 

You can choose between three memory Variants of 6+64 GB, 6+128 or 8+128 GB available in only one color variant of Polar Night.

In the camera department the Nokia 8.3 comes with a total of five Cameras four in the rear and one in front. The rear cameras are made up of a primary 64MP wide lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera performance of this phone is quite commendable. Supported camera features include LED flash, panorama and HDR, and can shoot 4K videos. 

The phone is powered by a non removable 4,500 mAh battery with 18W fast charge support.

Nokia 8.3 Price In US.

The Nokia 8.3 now retails at around $460 for the  8+128 GB variant and you could get a much better deal than this one of you shop around.

At it's price tag the Nokia 8.3 5G places itself at the top mid-range segment where we usually get trimmed version of many flagships. It's closest rivals include the Samsung Galaxy S20FE which retails at the same price and the Xiaomi Mi 10 T which sells at around $399.99 among other affordable 5G smartphones available in the US.

The Nokia 8.3 was launched by HMD Global March 2020 together with the Nokia 5.3, entry-level Nokia 1.3 and the Nokia 5310 feature phone.

Why buy the Nokia 8.3.

The Nokia 8.3 is a top mid-range 5G smartphones that has a number of worthy Competitors that are similaly priced. However there are a number of reasons that might make one go for this phone including: 
High quality display Full HD+ Pureview display with an impressive pixel Density of 368 ppi. 
A clean user interface courtesy of the Android one program which ensures zero bloatware, zero ads as well as timely software and security updates.
5G ready making it one of the phones to be connected to 5G network in Kenya.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which ensures zero scratches and enhanced screen protection.
Good camera performance thanks to the primary 64MP lens.
Good battery capacity with 18w fast charge.

 Key Features/Specs.

  • Price: Ksh. 63,000.
  • Released October 2020
  • Network Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE/5G.
  • Sim type: Single or Dual.
  • Dimensions:    171.9 x 78.6 x 9 mm.
  • Weight:  220 g.
  • Screen size:    6.81 inch, 112.0 cm2, 82.9% Screen-to-body ratio.
  • Display type:    IPS LCD, HDR 10.
  • Resolution:       1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Pixel density:   386 ppi.
  • Aspect ratio:     20:9
  • OS: Android 10,upgradable to Android 11; Android one.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 765G (7m)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1 x 2.4 GHz kyro 475 prime & 1 x 2.2 GHz kyro 475 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz kyro 475 Gold).
  • GPU:       Adreno  620
  • RAM:        6GB/8GB
  • Storage:     64/128 GB 
  • Cameras:    Quad; 64MP, f/119,(wide), 1/1.72",  0.8um,PDAF, 12 MP(macro), 2 MP depth sensor.
  • Features: Zeiss Optics, LED flash, Panorama, HDR.
  • Video:      4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps,gyro-EIS        
  • Selfie Camera: Single 24 MP, f/2.0 (wide) 0.9 um,Zeiss,HDR.
  • Video: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery:    Non removable Li-po 4,500 mAh, 18 W charge.
  • WLAN:. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Dual band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot.
  • Bluetooth:. 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE.
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-the-go.
  • Sensors:   proximity, light sensor, gyro, Accelerometer, Compass
  • Fingerprint:     side mounted.
  • Colors:    Polar Night.
Design.

Just like many other Nokia devices the Nokia 8.3 is a beautiful piece of hardware with a smooth software to compliment it. Available in only one color, the Polar Night produces a stunning light effect that resembles the Northern lights each time you hold the phone at varying angles to the light. The punch hole design results in a beautiful edge-to-edge display which we wished to have seen in the Nokia 8.2 if not for the notch. Nokia decided to still retain their logo branded chin but is nicely done so that instead of looking like a distraction it compliments the overall look of the device.

The 8.3 measures 171.9 x 78.6 x 9mm and weighing 220 g making it one of the biggest smartphones  towering way above most flagship devices. It has the same weight as the Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra but much taller than any S20 phone. It is even bigger than the Note 20 ultra. This is obviously a two handed Smartphone and if you don't like bulky devices then this is not for you.

At the back is the circular camera module that we have associated with Nokia devices  and we couldn't hide our dissapointment with Infinix when tried to copy this look with their Note 7. The camera module houses four camera lenses and they are arranged so that it gives a kind of a smiley look.

At the right hand side of the phone is a Sim tray, volume rockers and a power button that has a fingerprint sensor embedded. The dedicated Google Assistant button which is another Nokia associated feature is found at the Left side. At the bottom are the speaker, the USB-C port and the 3.5 mm port. This is one of the very few phones at it's price range that still spots the 3.5 mm port something I consider a plus.

Display.

The Nokia 8.3 has a huge 6.81 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This is the first time we're seeing HMD Global give us such a big scree something we have associated with the likes of Xiaomi and Infinix. While many of it's competitors feature an AMOLED display, Nokia decided to retain the IPS LCD panel but with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 386 ppi pixel density. You will definitely have a nice viewing experience on this device.

Cameras.

The phone spots a quad camera setup witth Zeiss Optics. The primary camera is a 64 MP wide lens supported by a 12 MP ultra wide lens, a 2 MP macro and a 2 MP depth sensor. The camera performance is quite good and at bar with the competition. What I like most about Nokia is their ability to give us quality camera performance without including too much unnecessary hardware and software jargon which at the end ruins the overall experience.  You can shoot videos upto 4K@30/60fps with gyro-EIS stabilization. There's also a number of video editing tools that you can explore to find out which ones best suits your taste.

The front camera is a single 24 MP wide lens that can also shoot videos of 1080p@30fps.

Software Performance.

The Nokia 8.3 5G continuous Nokia's commitment to Android one program, a much needed option especially for phones at this price range. It Ensure a clean user interface free of any bloatware and unsolicited ads as well as timely software and security updates. The phone ships with Android 10 and we expect it to receive Android 11 update soon.

Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, a 5G optimized system on cheapest first featured on the Vivo X50 Smartphone. It has an Octa-core (1 x 2.4 GHz kyro 475 prime & 1 x 2.2 GHz kyro 475 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz kyro 475 Gold) CPU. Other phones with the Chipset are the OnePlus Nord, LG velvet, Oppo Reno3 pro and the Realme X50 5G among others. Since most of these are 5G devices they are not available in the country yet.

Battery.

Unlike many Nokia phones that come with relatively smaller battery capacity, the 8.3 is powered by a 4500 mAh non removable Li-po battery with 18 W fast charge support. Though this is enough to power this giant we feel Nokia should have given us something much more like a 33 W fast charge.

Conclusion.

The Nokia 8.3 is a good 5G phone and what I love about Nokia Phones is their high durability and clean Android interface with no bloatware or pop up ads. The only little sacrifice we will have to content with is the IPS LCD screen instead of an AMOLED display.

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