After the initial excitement during the announcement of the Nokia 8.3 5G, everything seemed to have gone wrong for Nokia mobile. The device was supposed to be released sometime in Q2 2020, only for the movie tie in and huge marketing campaign related to James Bond No time to die to be delayed, and so the Nokia 8.3 was also delayed. Come October 2020 and Nokia Mobile had to release the device even though the movie was delayed once again. But what was competitive in March 2020 was no longer competitive in October, and so the Nokia 8.3 was released with little to no fanfare, with the general consensus that the device was overpriced, under specced, and too little too late.
The Nokia 8.3 did have its own merits though, like a very decent 64MP main shooter, a flagship grade ultra wide 12MP sensor, and solid build quality and design sticking maybe a bit too much to Nokia Mobile’s yesteryear efforts like the Lumia 920, favoring build quality and durability over featuring the thinnest bezels. It also weighed a ton as well. So how does Nokia’s closest effort to a flagship device since April 2018 hold up now that the price dropped to much more acceptable levels in many markets? That’s what this video is trying to answer.
In the video I talk about some of my experiences with the hardware, what issues I faced through-out my usage, and how the battery life changed over the course of my ownership now that 5G networks are a lot more widely available in the U.A.E compared to when I first got the device. So I will leave this question for you: What do you think of the Nokia 8.3 now that its much more reasonably priced? Have you picked one up and what’s your experience been like? Let’s discuss in the comments!