Nokia mobile announced its affordable flagship Nokia 8.3 5G for the second time now, and in the meantime, Samsung did the same by launching Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G. When you compare these two smartphones, you can instantly see the difference an investment of a few million makes. The price might not be so similar for these two phones but is pretty close since Nokia 8.3 will cost around €650, while the similar configuration of S20 FE 5G will be around €730. What I can’t believe is that wireless charging, 4.5W reverse wireless charging, IP68 waterproofness, OIS in the main camera, Snapdragon 865, AMOLED display of 120Hz refresh rate, and 25W fast charging costs just €80 more. Actually, if you choose the LTE version of S20 FE, the price goes down to around €630, which is the same as the price of 8.3. Then you got to ask yourself, is Nokia 8.3 worth of buying?
The Redditor did a nice comparison between Nokia mobile’s and Samsung’s affordable flagship phones, which you can check below.
The real question is, can Nokia mobile finally create a smartphone that will come close to at least this year’s Samsung affordable flagship, and is that going to be the ultimate Nokia flagship, or can it beat Samsung in some features. If the difference between the affordable flagship phones is so huge, I’ afraid that the difference between the true flagships will be even greater. That definitely won’t increase the sales of Nokia phones.
The solution to this problem could be in a substantial reduction of the price, or change in the naming scheme of current Nokia devices. For example, if Nokia 7.3 that leaked recently could become Nokia 6.3, and keep the planned price of 6.3, that could help a bit. The other solution could be in the reduction in the number of smartphones developed per year, which could save costs to Nokia Mobile and change the cash flow to better projects that could bring profit to the company and value to the brand. Anyway, a reset in the Nokia Mobile’s operation is needed, and I hope that the cash from Google, Qualcomm, Nokia, and others can help there.
Nokia phones are designed beautifully and built nicely, but the hardware specs almost always feel like a year-old tech, and people are seeing that. The first reviews of Nokia 8.3 5G are somewhat positive, and the phone seems to be capable one, but S20 FE seems more capable. But, since the difference between the manufacturers net worth is huge, the difference in their affordable flagships is justified?