Some might argue that HMD Global is not doing its job well, but thanks to this Finnish startup, Nokia is back on the phone market. Also, Nokia is once again a topic of GSMArena’s weekly poll, and now they are asking their readers what they think of Nokia 8.3 5G.
They set the post right by pointing out that the Finnish startup is once again doing something for the first time. After the launch of affordable but good quality midrange and affordable flagship phones back in 2017 and 2018, they are launching an affordable but good quality 5G phone in 2020. GSMArena wants to hear from their readers if Nokia 8.3 5G is a perfect introduction to 5G phones, good but needs a price cut or not good at all. I think that you all know where the majority of the votes went, and the reason for that is pretty simple.
We were recently discussing the Nokia 8.3 5G and what this phone brings to the smartphone market, comparing it in the meantime with the competition in a form of Xiaomi, which is rootlessly making its space on the European market. Until Xiaomi, or its Redmi, didn’t bring its horses to the 5G smartphone race, we all argued about Nokia Mobile not launching a phone with a pop-up camera and bezel-less screen, and now we see that the biggest obstacle to good sales of 8.3 5G across the world is the price.
Nokia 8.3 5G is a gorgeously designed phone that looks great in that Polar Night color, but the price will need to be corrected. Nokia Mobile was once in the same position when the first Nokia 9 was launched. Nokia 8 Sirocco was a great looking and capable phone and still is, but it was overpriced and didn’t sell well. Nokia Mobile refused to lower the price because they just believed that 8 Sirocco is worth that money. Maybe it was, but the buyers said what they were thinking about the phone by avoiding it and going for similar performing but cheaper phones, or the same priced phone from the competition that was offering more for the money. Nokia Mobile can’t afford loosing money on the phone, especially now when the FIH is out of the production game, but the lower price might increase the sales volume and compensate the money lost on the price cut.
Anyway, do visit GSMArena’s poll and leave your vote. Maybe Nokia Mobile will listen to GSMArena’s readers instead of their community.