MR45, 06 Nov 2020Regarding the software, Nokia's software is up-to-date and clean but lacks basic features... moreThe features are again subjective, i don't need their features, if i need something i do it via one app or just by enabling developer mode (their are good customisations options there) and that's about it, and i love being able to do it without being disturbed by 3 other not needed customisations... anyway i was not talking about customisations, i was talking about the 2 app-stores, 2 or 3 galleries, 4 cloud apps and oh so many other bloadware that it seams it never stops, with you being only able to disable them, which does not help freeing memory nor stopping their services.
A good photo is actually all about the photographer... the rest comes second place. Hardware is nothing without lens. But yes hardware is important, how do you know 8.3 does not have OiS? Because gsmarena does not talk about it? Have you actually researched or you just believe it? This is also valid for IPS rating, at the end ips rating is just a stample for water resistance, a name, so how do you know it does not have water resistance?
Anyway, by your logic, samsung Photos are really bad, cause they always were bad before AI came a long. They could not lift a candle to what Nokia was doing. Well not that i actually like how Ai processed images turn out to be, they look as fake as it comes, yeah that includes HMD too. But i can understand why the mass likes them. Still does not mean the new camera software integrated in 8.3 is the same as it was at the beginning, don't juge a device because of a past one. And dxo mark? I mean really? Lumia 1020 scored around 80 points and i still can't see a picture in any device this days that is that true to color or true to life, that pratically looks like a proper camera did it. NONE and their AI make it even worse. Give me a shared cloud and i upload you 1020 pictures made by me, and make a comparison with the "great dxo mark" pictures of today.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2020How about the Nokia 8.3 and S20 Fe?Go for S20 FE.
Carol, 06 Nov 2020Well, ever used samsung? Software is subjective, yes, but i am talking generally here. And gen... moreBetween Note 9 and S20 FE, the only advantages of Note 9 are build quality, curved screen and the stylus. The rest are in favor of S20 FE.
Carol, 06 Nov 2020Well, ever used samsung? Software is subjective, yes, but i am talking generally here. And gen... moreRegarding the software, Nokia's software is up-to-date and clean but lacks basic features, while Samsung software may be heavily customized by has added useful features. Not all people want to update their phones to avoid bugs and planned obsolescence by companies.
Regarding the camera, do you know what makes a good photo? It's about good hardware and competent software processing. In the hardware side, the Galaxy Note 9 has OIS in its 2 rear cameras to counter hand shakes, has Dual PDAF for faster focusing, and dual aperture to automatically adjust how much light is allowed depending on the scene. Nokia 8.3 5G doesn't even have OIS in any of its 4 rear cameras and is known to have focusing issues in its previous phone like Nokia 8 and Nokia 7 plus. In the camera's software side, Samsung is known for its noise-free processing and lively photo output. While Nokia under HMD is not known to produce excellent photo output, you can check the reviews of DXO mark.
Carol, 06 Nov 2020Well, ever used samsung? Software is subjective, yes, but i am talking generally here. And gen... moreThen I'll go for the Nokia. But now you just brought up the galaxy s20 Fe. Is it a better option to the Nokia!
MR45, 05 Nov 2020Lol, are you serious? Software is subjective depending on preference. Camera is better on Note... moreWell, ever used samsung? Software is subjective, yes, but i am talking generally here. And generally, software quallity has a lot of factores and one of them is it's Update cycle, how clean it is would be the next. And samsung has none of this, so much garbage installed can only be met by chinese manufacturers, and maybe not even there. So yeah, software might be subjective but, drowing the line at what makes an OS, Pure Android is just high quality, vs garbage plus traking quallity that Samsung software is. Nit to mention 5G (future proof in all aspects). Camera quality is no way near Nokia's, that i can promise you. People should stop looking at gimmiks they never use. 99% of the time they take pictures of their suroundings and faces. Plus, the new camera software also has a lot of improvements and zeiss branded modules that can actually be usefull. Note 9 is already 2 years old... to recomand it over Nokia 8.3, is pure bs. If their would be an Samsung to choose, S20fe would be a way better option then Note 9.
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2020So,in other words. The Samsung is better than the Nokia 8.3?Yes, in my opinion.
Carol, 04 Nov 2020Software, camera, build quality and battery, just way better. Lol, are you serious? Software is subjective depending on preference. Camera is better on Note 9 software and hardware wise, I was amazed you missed the OIS of its 2 rear cameras and Samsung competent noise-free processing. Build quality of Note 9 is better, it has IP rating. While battery life is the only category where Nokia is better though not sure because GSMArena has not reviewed it yet. And don't tell me I'm biased because I am currently using a Nokia phone - Nokia 7 plus to be exact.
Nnabazz, 30 Oct 2020Please I need an honest opinion Should I go for this or the Samsung note 9?Is that even a choice? Of course go for Galaxy Note 9. It has an AMOLED display, OIS on 2 rear cameras, stereo speakers, IP rating, etc. A flagship is always better than a midranger even if the former is already 2 years old.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2020So you believe the Nokia 8.3 is better than the Samsung galaxy note 9?Software, camera, build quality and battery, just way better.
I'm living in UAE I bought this Nokia 8.3 2099 aed which is 575 usd
And freebies Nokia earbuds lite one year accidental damage warranty
128Gb memory card and one year google one 100gb subscription
I would say this is a real deal the camera is for video is amazing display is cool hdr battery is good. 5G amazing speed and this phone you can get the google pixel phone experience it's pretty worth for the price
Carol, 31 Oct 2020Yeah, and the OS is full of garbage.Android One is amazing. Feels clean and fast. I have a Nokia 8 Sirocco. My only gripe is is with the jump from Android v9 to v10, I lost RAW camera access, which made the Google Camera App stop working, so my pictures, especially low light, are lower quality now. Open Camera works great though and is a good compromise.
Nnabazz, 30 Oct 2020Please I need an honest opinion Should I go for this or the Samsung note 9?up to you mate. both are good phones. if you want to go for Samsung go ahead. if you want to go for Nokia also go ahead. the choice is free. nothing bothers you.
Nnabazz, 30 Oct 2020Please I need an honest opinion Should I go for this or the Samsung note 9?I'm currently using Samsung Note 9 for almost 7 months, and believe me it is the best phone I've ever used. Its camera and battery performance is outstanding. Without hesitation go for it. It's still worth buying.