right so call off the search parties at  long last because the nokia 8.35 g is no  longer missing in action it's right here  in my sweaty grasp in fact ready to slip  on out of its box for your view and  pleasure and just to the bloody naked  timer as well because this 6.8 inch  behemoth is just about to grace the big  screen as it's appearing in the latest  double or seven blockbuster  uh not a great deal to snuff it or  whatever it's called  when none other than mr bond himself  will be rocking the nokia 8.3 as his  daily driver although presumably his  will have some sort of special feature  where it spreads  acid in people's face but the good news  is you can own the nokia 8.3 before the  film is even out because it goes on  general sale on october the 8th and of  course we're back in march when nokia  first  launched the nokia 8.3 they announced it  would be costing 500  quid which at the time made the most  affordable 5g smartphone that you could  buy but of course fast forward  half a year and now you've got the likes  of the oneplus nord the real me x55g  the moto g5g plus a lot of 5g  smartphones costing between 300 and 400  pounds  so as we barrel our way towards the ask  end of 2020 is the nokia 8.3 5g  still attempting prospect well i'm going  to whip it on out of that box  take you on a full on tour of the  hardware and the software everything you  need to know ahead of my in-depth review  and for more on the latest creative side  please do put subscribe and ding that  notifications bell  cheers i honestly can't believe it's  been half a year since this thing was  actually originally launched what a  crazy six months but anyhow what you get  in the box  is a porky pin device you also get a  manual several manuals i love it you got  a quick start guide and basically every  language  ever invented i think there's even one  here in sanskrit yeah i've also got your  type c  usb cable you've got your three pin  pop-up plug and hmd has kindly bundled  some hard shell earphones as well  although they look like they'd be best  used just as a spare pair when you're  absolutely desperate  and that right there is everything  inside the box apart from the actual  nokia 8.35 g itself of course i think  there's no condom case  bundled in there which is a shame  because quite a lot of phones these days  they come with just a basic protector  to help keep it from getting all  scratched up and there's no  pre-installed screen protector here on  the 8.35 g  either although you do at least get a  nice bit of gorilla glass on that back  end so hopefully that proved  rather rugged i got to say first  impressions of the aesthetics here on  the nokia 8.35 g is it's a nice  looking device you've got a layer of  glass on back and front as well and then  an aluminium  frame sandwiched in the middle with that  lovely glossy finish just to match the  rest of the phone and you've got a  lovely deep  blue coloration as well with that of the  striation effect as the light catches  the back end  like so apparently it's all inspired by  the polar lights i just know it looks  nice that's all and sadly this is the  only color option available for the  nokia 8.3 right now but hopefully hmd  will launch a couple more  in the coming months i really like that  sort of desert sand finish on the nokia  5.3 for instance  i'll tell you what though this is a 6.8  inch smartphone so it's one of the  biggest blowers around even in 2020  so here's hoping that mr bond has got  some proper big pockets in his  tailor-made suit and at 220 grams it's a  bit of a hefty bugger too the actual  power button on the nokia 8.3 is a  edge-mounted fingerprint sensor so let's  just give that a little  push in and there we go we've got some  juice in the tank already  i'm gonna get my sim card stuffed inside  this as well in order to do a full  proper review  and as you can see here you've got dual  sim support but if you do want to slap  in a micro sd memory card as well that  will have to go  in the second sim slot sadly and the  nokia 8.35 g supports microsd memory  cards of up to 400 gigs in size to  expand the 64 or 128 gigs of onboard  storage   still gives me goosebumps alrighty so  the noki 8.35 5g is  all set up and ready for action and  let's start our follow-on tour with a  bit of security and as i mentioned  before you've got an edge-mounted  fingerprint sensor here on the side of  the nokia when the phone's high-end just  tap your digits to that scanner and  basically  straight into your desktops as you can  see there so far seems reasonably quick  and pretty reliable  but surprisingly uh but also awesomely a  nokia or rather hmd global has left in  the fingerprint sensor gesture support  as well so if you drag your finger down  that scanner  as you can see it pulls down the  notifications bar the sensitivity is a  little bit iffy though so it looks like  you have to  drag so quite slowly for it to actually  work and even then it's only  some other time it'll do it so you know  what you're probably better off just  sort of dragging your finger down the  screen like so  and to back that up you've also got a  good bit of face recognition as well if  you can't use the sensor for whatever  reason as you can see again  reasonably nippy now as with all nokia  branded smartphones you get a lovely  stock version of android on here the  latest version of android android  10. and the great news as well about  nokia smartphones is you're guaranteed  two years of os upgrade so this will get  upgraded to android 11  later in this year and then android 12  next year and you also guarantee three  full years  of security updates as well on a monthly  basis definitely great use if you're in  it for the long haul  and like a lot of stock android  smartphones as well from like some water  and stuff recently you get a dedicated  google assistant button housed here  on the left edge so just a quick tap of  that and the google assistant will pop  right up to help you sort your out  of course why you would ever need a  dedicated google assistant but i'm not  really sure because at any point you can  simply say it  up and up they pop of course you've got  all those great google services on here  the likes of google pierce you can get  your contactless payments on the go  good old duo and all that of course if  anyone actually ever uses dual now if  you're a media fan  you're bound to fall in love with this  6.81 inch pure display  panel it is ips tech sadly not oled like  many rivals such as the oneplus note  offer  for a lot less cash but all the same  it's nice and bright and those colors  look pretty punchy  it's a full hd plus resolution 2400 by  1080  and even despite the gargantuan size of  this display if you smush your face up  nice and close while you're watching a  video or whatever  the image still looks nice and crisp the  nokia 8.3 display has what hmd global  terms always on  hdr so basically you can display  apparently up to a billion  different shades of color and as you can  see there you've got smart str to hdr  upscaling as well so can convert those  lesser quality video files and pictures  and everything  just boost the colors and the contrast  to hopefully make it look better  as for the speaker tech well sadly you  do not get a stereo speaker setup here  on the nokia 8.35 g it's just a single  downwards firing speaker right here on  the bottom and let's just bump it up to  full volume and see what we got  right now in 2020 for a price that won't  have you eating beans on toast for every  meal for the next  decade or so so it may be working all on  its lonesome but that bottom firing  speaker is actually pretty powerful in  fact if you stick your hand  over it it'll get quite the tickle  that's for sure clarity is not too bad  as well but it is a shame that you do  not get a proper stereo speaker setup  especially as this is a 500 pound  smartphone but at least you do a hahaha  get a proper  3.5 mil headphone jack down here at the  bottom when it comes to the performance  the nokia 8.35 g  certainly should not be a sludge it's  got the qualcomm snapdragon 765g chipset  packed inside which we also found in the  likes of the oneplus nord the real me  x55g  it's a very capable platform indeed as  you can see strong benchmarking scores  here on geekbench and you'll easily be  able to blast through the latest games  like call of duty mobile stuff like that  even on those high detail settings  especially as you've got either six or  eight gigs of ram stuffed inside this  thing depending on how much money you  throw at hmd  of course will it be able to handle  gaming over you know a good hour  or two long session well i'll be testing  that out for my full nokia 8.3 5g review  as for the battery life but you've got 4  500 milliamp cells stuffed here inside  the nokia 8.35 g  so pretty comparable to a lot of other  mid-range smartphones and hopefully  should easily keep you going through a  full very intensive day and maybe even  through two days if you're a bit more  careful with it now let's finish up with  a quick squint of the nokia 8.3 5g's  very funky quad lens circular  rear camera setup now your primary lens  is a 64 megapixel effect although it  uses  quad pixel tech which basically means it  shoots in 16 megapixel resolution by  default  and it uses four in one pixel bin in  tech in order just to brighten up the  images when needed now as you can see  it's quite a complicated  ui here on the nokia 8.35 g lots of  different features and toggles to play  around with you've got an ai mode which  is activated by default so as you can  see here it's recommending shooting a  portrait  mode style shot but you can dismiss that  just with a quick tap at any point you  can swap from that 64 megapixel primary  lens to the 12  megapixel ultra wide angle lens instead  and as you can see it actually spreads  the view across the controls as well  gives you a nice broad view of whatever  subject you're trying to shoot  and this area is also where you can swap  to the 2 megapixel macro mode as well if  you want an extreme  close-up of your subject although to be  honest an extreme close-up of veronica  here might be enough to give most people  nightmares no offense veronica one of  the best things about the nokia 8.3 5g's  camera tech is you get a  butt load of bonus features including  the likes of the pro mode as well which  just allows you to fiddle around with  all kinds of stuff like the iso levels  the white balance to get a very specific  kind of shot it's nice and easy to use  all you've got to do is play around with  these toggles and you can actually see  the effects right there  on the screen as well and at any point  you can undo all your fiddlins with a  quick swipe up of the shutter button  like so and in the pro mode as well you  can also shoot in full raw format  and if you want to edit some pics on the  fly or alternatively you can shoot at  that maximum  64 megapixel resolution as well and  meanwhile the final lens in that rear  end  setup is your bog standard 2 megapixel  depth sensor so just help to keep your  subject sharp and help to blur out the  background  just to help your subject really stand  out and look proper lush  and if you tap this little button down  here you got a couple of extra bonus  modes on top of the other stuff as well  including a dedicated night mode so this  can just take  several different shots of different  exposure levels fix them all together  and hopefully you'll get a nice brighter  result  in those low light situations and as you  can hopefully see there with the night  mode enabled you get much brighter  background action here in this test shot  uh compared with just shooting with a  standard auto photo mode and if you  fancy yourself more as a button  cinematographer well the nokia 8.3 5g  definitely has you covered there as well  because even the standard  video mode has an absolute ton of  different bonus features to play around  with so as usual of course you can shoot  up to 4k  resolution although sadly at 30 frames  per second not full 60. but if you're  trying to shoot a scene with some tricky  license very strong contrast the good  news is that even at that ultra hd  resolution you've got access to the  hdr feature your home movie should sound  brilliant as well with a good bit of ozo  surround sound audio capture as well so  everything in front of behind to the  sides of the camera  will be picked up and when you're  listening on a pair of headphones or  something like that you'll really get  that sort of surround sound effect  and you've also got a handy little wind  noise reduction filter  here on the side as well definitely good  news if things get a little bit blustery  and as you can see you can once again  jump into that ultra wide angle camera  and apparently it should be really  really good at shooting video even in  quite low light situations also hmd  claims i'll be testing that out for my  full camera review you could also shoot  video  with that macro lens as well although  that's probably going to look quite cac  you've got the action cam setting as  well if you're going to be uh running  around jumping doing whatever and  shooting at the same time  and then finally of course you've got  hmds fantastic dual lens setups you can  shoot  with both the front and the back cameras  uh once if you want to get your gorgeous  mugs slapped in there too  but that's not all because if you really  fancy yourself as an ex  steven spielberg or christopher nolan or  whatever you've also got the special  cinema mode as well and with this mode  you'll shoot video at that stretch  cinematic style 21x9 aspect ratio  similar to what you'll get on the likes  of the cinema pro feature  using sony's xperia one mark ii with  this mode it always shoots at 24 frames  per second but you've got a choice of 2k  or 4k resolution all the way up to as  you can see a mighty 60 megabits per  second so that'll fill up your storage  pretty fast but anyway i'll be testing  that out and following my nokia 8.3  5g camera review so stay tuned for that  and then if you flip around to the front  you've got a 24 megapixel selfie cam  as well and that certainly picks you up  in far too much detail  and that comes complete with the usual  portrait mode smarts as well and can you  get the pro mode  on the go no you can't that's a shame so  that right there in a nutshell is the  nokia 8.3 5g quick tour of the specs the  features the camera tech all that good  stuff  the question is of course though are you  still excited about this bad boy despite  the fact it's been six  full months since it was actually first  revealed and obviously quite a lot has  happened in the interim certainly in the  realm of mid-range smartphones so be  great to your thoughts down in the  comments below and by the time you watch  this i will have been using this as my  full-time smartphone for about a week or  so so hopefully i'll be able to get you  my full review  in the next sort of 24 hours and if  you've enjoyed this video you want to  see more on the latest greatest tech  please do poke subscribe and ding that  notifications bell cheers everyone love  you   you   

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