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Google Pixel 5A, the ultimate 5G Google phone, was just announced. Many well-known tech sites and reviewers have dubbed this phone the “King of the Affordable Smartphones,” but when you look at its hardware specifications, it resembles a phone released by Nokia Mobile in March 2020. In terms of hardware specs, the Google Pixel 5A is very similar to the Nokia 8.3 5G, with a few minor differences. Nokia 8.3 has a more powerful main and selfie camera (64/24MP vs 12.2/8MP), which Google can still catch up with thanks to the better camera software, and Google has an IP68 certificate and a 180mAh larger battery.

So, until we get to the price, the two Android phones are pretty similar, but Nokia 8.3 5G is much cheaper now because it is more than a year old phone, and it comes with similar hardware as the latest Google Pixel phone, so Nokia 8.3 5G is still a good purchase.

Google has far more resources than Nokia Mobile to create a better phone, but it chose the same strategy of making affordable midrange phones at an attractive price point and offering people a functional phone for the money rather than the best. Google is attempting to emulate Apple, but the biggest obstacle is the Android market, which is diverse and full of much better alternatives that are more affordable than Google’s Pixels. Apple does not have that problem, so it can release new phones that are more expensive and less competitive with current smartphone industry standards.

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