Nokia 5.3 Smartphone Review, Specs, Price

HMD Global has finally launched the Nokia 5.3 in India after it was launched internationally in March. This new smartphone is part of Google’s Android One program and guarantees two years of Android updates in addition to three years of Android Safety updates.

Nokia 5.3 Specs:

1. Display: 6.55Inch HD+Display, 16M colors.

2. Camera: Rear Quad Camera Setup- 13MP+5MP+2MP+2MP

Front Camera- 8MP

3. Battery: 4000mAh

4. Processor: Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665

5. RAM: 3GB/4GB/6GB

6. Storage: 64GB

7. OS: Android 10

8. Sim: Dedicated Sim Slot.

5.3 Smartphone Detailed Specifications:

The Nokia 5.3 is the primary fund’s smartphone from HMD International to launch in India this yr. It has a 6.55-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch on the high.

This notch homes an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, and there’s a thin earpiece proper above it. The display has a tall 20:9 facet ratio and HMD has used Corning Gorilla Glass Three for defense.

It’s simple to grip the Nokia 5.3 however reaching the highest of the display requires shuffling it within the hand. HMD International has opted for a plastic physique for the Nokia 5.3 but it surely does really feel properly built. It didn’t really feel very bulky within the hand and the burden is properly distributed.

The Nokia 5.3 has its energy and volume buttons on the proper and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left. The facility and the Google Assistant button are properly positioned however the quantity buttons want a little bit of a stretch to achieve.

All of them provide good tactile suggestions. On the left facet, simply above the Google Assistant key, is the tray which has two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot.

The corners of the system are rounded so they do not dig into your palm whereas utilizing the phone. HMD International has also carved the body and the edges of the smartphone which makes it comfortable to carry.

The Nokia 5.3 has a USB Sort-C port on the bottom together with a speaker and microphone. The 3.5mm audio jack is on the high together with a secondary microphone.


You get a quad-camera setup on the Nokia 5.3, with the 4 lenses organized in a ring with the flash within the center. There is a 13-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Under this camera module is the fingerprint scanner, which is well-positioned and may be reached simply whereas holding the smartphone. HMD International has additionally added a Nokia brand on the again in panorama orientation.

The Nokia 5.3 is offered in three colors, Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal. I acquired my arms on a Charcoal model of the system.

HMD International affords a 4,000mAh battery on the Nokia 5.3, which ought to assist it ship first rate battery life. You solely get a 10W charger within the field which might imply lengthy charging instances. You additionally get a pair of earphones and a smartphone case within the field.

The Nokia 5.3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, an octa-core processor. There are two variants of the 5.3; the bottom variant will get 4GB of RAM whereas the higher-priced one will get 6GB.

Storage stays the identical at 64GB, but you do have the choice to broaden this utilizing a microSD card.

Because the Nokia 5.3 is part of the Android One program, it runs clear stock Android 10. This smartphone was working the Might 2020 Android safety patch at first, but it surely acquired a replacement to the June 2020 patch.

That is nonetheless barely dated however I’ll hold a watch out for updates whereas reviewing the system.

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It has been some time since I’ve used a smartphone with stock Android and completely zero customizations. Motorola’s My UX on the Motorola One Fusion+ (Evaluation) got here near delivering the same expertise, but it surely nonetheless has some modifications.

The best part of stock Android on the Nokia 5.3 for me is that there are not any preinstalled apps in any respect.

Priced at Rs. 13,999 for the bottom variant and Rs. 15,499 if you’d like extra RAM, the Nokia 5.3 goes up in opposition to the Redmi Note 9 Professional, the Realme 6i, and the newly launched Motorola G9.

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