Nokia 5.3 Specifications: One interesting thing about Android phone companies is, anytime they release a high mid range Android phone, they always accompany it with a more budget phone. This is quite nice, given the fact that not everyone can afford the premium and high mid range phones. And Nokia has accompanied the Nokia 8.3 5G with a more affordable phone “the Nokia 5.3”.

The new Nokia 5.3 is a low and more affordable mid-range phone from Nokia. This phone manages to offer some quality features at a relatively cheap price. We know there are lots of things you would want to check in this phone. Its camera, display type, battery etc.

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While Nokia have maintain a little history of annoying some fans with the release of its low budget phones. After going through the complete feature of the phone below, you can decide is this phone is a hit or a miss.

Before we continue, it is very important that you note the following; One, this phone is low mid range device, two we won’t be focusing on technical grammar but on user experience and expected performance from the paper specifications.

Just after the summary of the specifications of the Nokia 5.3 is the table showing in details all the features. Like always, we’ll be skipping all technical grammars and focusing on performance and user experience.

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Nokia 5.3 Build and Display

The phone has a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame and a IPS LCD display type. It comes with a huge display size of 6.55 inches and it has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~268 ppi density). This phone is expected to launch with Gorilla glass screen 3 as its display protection. Its a pretty tough glass to protect the display but a screen guard will help enhance display protection.

Nokia 5.3 Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage

It is packed with Qualcomm own Snapdragon chipset, the Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) it’s a good performing chipset. For processing data, the phone uses Octa-core 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold for processing data and 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver for power efficiency.

The phone comes in three variants, a 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage and 6GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage with space for external storage via microSD card. This is relatively good as more files can be saved and the phone can process more data with the installed RAM size. If you manage to fill up the internal storage, then you have the option of external storage via microSD card.

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Nokia 5.3 Camera

With its 13 megapixel main shooter, you can expect to take awesome photos with this phone. There is also a 5 megapixel ultrawide, 2 megapixel macro camera and 2 megapixel depth sensor making a total of four cameras at the back. There is LED flash, HDR and panorama feature available.

Up front the phone uses a 8 megapixel camera placed in a cut out notch at the middle of the screen. Overall, the phone is expected to take good photos at the back and front. Its camera quality and video quality is good enough to capture all the moment.

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Nokia 5.3 Software and Battery

The phone run out of the box Android 10 which is really good as that is the latest Android version available. It is also accompanied by the Android One graphical user interface. Nokia 5.3 is powered by a 4000mAh with no fast charge enabled. We put together the full specifications of the Nokia 5.3 in the table below.

Nokia 5.3 Specifications

TechnologyGSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Download SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Dimensions164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm (6.47 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
Weight185 g (6.53 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~82.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
450 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
Touch ScreenYes

OS (Operating System)Android 10.0, Android One
Chipset (Processor)Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU DetailsOcta-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610

Card Slot (SD Card)microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal Storage64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
Quad Lenses13 MP, (wide)
5 MP, (ultrawide)
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Single Camera8 MP (wide)
FeaturesLED flash
3.5mm JackYES
Sound EnhancementsUnspecified
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Fast ChargingN/A
Wireless ChargingN/A
ColorsCyan, Sand, Charcoal
Java Support
MessagesSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GamesYes, Downloadable from Google Play store
PriceAbout N75,000

Here is a mid range phone you can buy at a relatively cheap price. Comes with good chipset, nice internal storage, good camera, latest software and strong battery.

The Nokia 5.3 is yet to be announced for sale in the global market. But, in its most expensive variant, it expected to cost about N75,000. As at now we can not say for sure if the phone will be sold in the Nigeria market. We’ll update this post when there is any news regarding this phone availability in the market.

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