Nokia 8.3 5G received its final major Android update, the Android 12 about a week ago. The update is generally stable and brought about some new features as part of the Android 12 improvements. The Nokia 8.3 5G is currently HMD Global’s most powerful device to be sporting the latest Android 12.
The Nokia 8.3 5G has one of the most versatile and impressive camera setup with the Pureview branding. It sports a 64MP Quad Bayer primary sensor, coupled with a large 12MP ultrawide sensor,a 2MP depth and a 2MP macro camera. At the time of launch and till date, the Nokia 8.3 5G has a capable primary sensor but what is more impressive is the ultrawide sensor’s performance. This as well as the video stability sets a new benchmark for Nokia , and one that is yet to be beaten by any other Nokia branded device.
But not all was good and smooth sailing as there were some dissatisfaction with the camera running on the previous camera firmwares. The primary sensor tends to be more noisy, colors appear dull and the differences in the processing for both the primary and the ultrawide sensor is very noticeable , with the output from the ultrawide sensor having better HDR and color reproduction. Android 11 introduced newer bugs that generally brought frustration as the camera app was not stable , crashes often and fails to save the images taken.
So, hopes are high that the final major update has improved the camera’s shortcoming and made it future proof. In this article, I will share some images taken on the Nokia 8.3 5G on Android 12 and Nokia 8V running on Android 10.
Daytime Images Primary Sensor
So, did you notice anything? I wont be discussing the pixel level differences here. Just the general output in terms of noise, color reproduction and dynamic range. And to be frank, both this images from the primary sensors are identical that its hard to differentiate one from the other. But the consolation here is that, the daytime images are sport on in terms of color accuracy and dynamic range.
Daytime Images Ultrawide Sensor
Amazingly, even the daytime differences between both this phone is barely there, in fact, at a glace they are identical. But one thing to be noticed is that the color reproduction between the Nokia 8.3 5G’s primary and ultrawide sensor seems to be in the same page in this sample.
The macro sensor is redundant in all Nokia devices but for completeness sake, its hard to tell the differences between both this images.
Nightmode Primary Sensor
And finally we are seeing some differences in the image output. The ones on the Nokia 8.3 5G are actually brighter, and its able to contain the blow outs from the bright lit objects. Even the sky has a more natural blue hue compared to the Nokia 8V on Android 10. This are welcomed upgrades . As most of you know by now, the nightmode on the Nokia 8.3 5G is the best on a Nokia branded device and has a more natural output compared to many competitors out there that just aim to make the night scene looks less night !
Nightmode Ultrawide Sensor
The ultra large pixels of the primary sensor does not disappoint here. It absorbs more light in producing a much brighter image output than the primary sensor and it has enough details to rival the competitors. So are there any differences between both this devices running on different algorithm? What I could gather is that the Nokia 8V ultrawide sensor is having a brighter output. But the ones on Nokia 8.3 5G has slightly more detail and better control over highlights.
Dont forget to watch more comparisons from the video here which also includes the video performance in daytime and night time for these devices.
The Nokia 8.3 5G seems to have a new life with the Android 12 update. The device is performing well, with no general crashes till now and the battery life is as solid as it was before. From the brief comparison above, it is clear there are very subtle changes in the camera output for Nokia 8.3 5G running Android 12. Unfortunately, I did encounter a couple of instances when the camera stutters, becomes unresponsive and fails to save images, more so during nightmode. I do hope that Nokia 8.3 5G gets some stability improvements here as this is still a solid devices.
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