Jun 24, 2020 News
Nokia has been trying to make moves in the smartphone market by releasing phones for the budget and mid range segments, which usually get more users naturally in countries like Pakistan and India due to the high number of middle class people living here. With phones like the 5.3 and 7.3, they have tried to gain some traction amongst the masses, but haven’t been able to provide anything groundbreaking which would help them surpass or be suggested over phones from Xiaomi, Huawei and even Realme now. Nokia is now trying to change the niche they’re targeting, and look to penetrate in the flagship category of devices, with the new 8.3 coming up.
Nokia will be using one of the latest Snapdragon chips, being 765G, which is only on a handful of devices so far, including the LG Velvet and will be featured on the upcoming OnePlus Z as well. The 765G is a great SoC and delivers in the performance sector very well, but it does fall short of the likes of the 865 and even 855 to some extent. However, you do get 5G enabled, and smooth performance overall, even if you like to game on high graphics.
You’ll also get a quad camera setup on the back, which has become the norm in 2020 now. The design aspect is sleek, with the aurora lights type of design on the back, and a punch-hole cutout on the front for the selfie camera. One blot on the design aspect of things is the Nokia branding in the front at the bottom, which just looks downright unpleasant, and makes the phone look cheaper than it is. You’ll also be getting a 4500 mAh battery, and 18W fast charging paired with that.
All in all, we don’t think the Nokia 8.3 is going to be liked as much because of the pricing strategy implemented by Nokia for the phone. The device is expected to cost around 100,000 Rupees, which is just too much for the specs it’s offering. You can find way better specs in a phone for almost half the price, with a better all-around experience as compared to the 8.3. Nokia needs to understand the market and find ways to stand out, instead of sinking down below.