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Nokia 8.3 5G Display review: Decent color

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Nokia 8.3 5G
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Key display specifications:

  • IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.81 inches  (~83% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Dimensions: 171.9 x 78.6 x 9 mm (6.77 x 3.09 x 0.35 inches)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 20:9, 386 ppi
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz

Pros

  • Colors are fairly accurate in most tested conditions.
  • Indoor readability is acceptable.
  • When viewing on angle, color shift is well controlled.
  • Frame drops are well managed.
  • No flicker is visible.

Cons

  • Under very bright light, device’s image adaptation strongly affects content rendering.
  • The brightness level is very dim in low-light conditions.
  • The device strongly lacks brightness and contrast when playing HDR10 videos.
  • Strong loss of brightness when viewed on angle.
  • Abrupt brightness transitions and instabilities are visible when light conditions changes.
  • Lack of smoothness is visible in gallery app, when browsing the web, and when gaming.

Released in September 2020, the Nokia 8.3 5G earned an overall score of 55. It struggled with readability, video, and control of artifacts, while earning decent scores for color, motion, and touch.

The Nokia 8.3 5G has a pleasant level of brightness when viewed indoors and an acceptable level of brightness in outdoor shade, but it is very dark in low-light conditions. Under sunlight, the device performs a very strong adaptation that renders the content very unnaturally.

Readability under direct sunlight, from left to right: Nokia 8.3 5G, Sony Xperia 5 II, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only

Color is the Nokia 8.3 5G’s strongest asset. Only a very slight blue cast is noticeable indoors, and colors are fairly faithful outdoors, but in all cases colors are slightly undersaturated. Under sunlight, colors can appear very unnatural in darker pictures (as illustrated above).

There is a slight shift to orange when held at an angle in portrait mode; in landscape mode, there is a slight but noticeable shift toward pink. Nonetheless, colors are fairly well preserved.

Nokia 8.3 5G, white point on angle
Nokia 8.3 5G, scatter closeup, white point on angle

The device shows good color uniformity. A very strong red cast is visible when the blue light filter (BLF) is on.

The Nokia device has very low brightness overall. When playing HDR10 videos, mid-tones are low, and dark details are lost. Colors are fairly accurate despite a slight blue cast, but the strong lack of brightness makes them difficult to distinguish.

Video brightness, clockwise from top left: Nokia 8.3 5G, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Sony Xperia 5 II, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Photo credit: DXOMARK; for illustration only

The Nokia 8.3 5G  shows very few frame drops at 30 fps and 60 fps, and our testers observed no frame drops when playing video games, but motion blur is very visible.

Touch is mostly accurate on the entire display surface, but the device lacks smoothness.

While the Nokia 8.3 5G  ignores ghost touches on its edges in portrait orientation, it does not do so when in landscape mode. Further, aliasing is quite visible when playing video games. But the device manages judder well at 24, 30, and 60 fps, and is flicker-free.

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