7.7/10
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The Nokia 5.3 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.55"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Tech.Co

The Nokia 5.3 might only cost $199, but you wouldn’t know it. It’s got style, impressive cameras, and a surprisingly good screen. What’s more, it's guaranteed to receive Android 11 and Android 12 once they’re released, thanks to its Android One skin. But it isn’t without some problems. The Nokia 5.3...

- Tom Fogden, Tech.Co
Tech Advisor

The Nokia 5.3 is by no means a perfect phone. The poor speakers and low-resolution screen don't make it the best choice for watching Netflix or YouTube, and there are a few gimmicky features that don’t always work very well, especially when it comes to the camera. Though the phone has some compromis...

- Hannah Cowton, Tech Advisor
Expert Reviews

With the Nokia 5.3, Nokia has outmanoeuvred Motorola to produce the best £150 smartphone you can buy. With decent build quality and a large 6.5in screen, it looks like a phone that costs twice the price, and the performance speeds outdo some of the top budget smartphones on the market. The excellent...

- Tom Bruce, Expert Reviews
TechRadar

Unsurprisingly given Nokia's track record, the Nokia 5.3 is a solid budget performer that offers good value for money. It's absolutely worth a place on your shortlist if you're looking for a new phone that covers the basics well without breaking the bank.

- David Nield, TechRadar
PhoneArena

As long as you have reasonable expectations for its price point, the Nokia 5.3 does not disappoint. It's one of the better value smartphones, with its bright screen and capable rear quad camera setup. In many ways, the Nokia 5.3 defies expectations for what a budget device can be, proving once again...

- Radoslav Minkov, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Nokia released the 5.3 on June 30, 2020.


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Nokia backs up the 5.3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.55"

The Nokia 5.3's screen size is 6.55 inches with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 1320 minutes.

Nokia 5.3 Specs

Overview
Release date June 30, 2020
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/850/900/1700 /1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 3/4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 0.97 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1320 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 19 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Cyan, Charcoal, Sand
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.43 x 7.66 x 0.85 cm (6.5 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 268 pixels
Size 6.55 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (5 MP, Ultra wide), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, Macro), 3rd camera feature (2 MP, Depth), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Tech.Co

A surprsingly good phone given the price

from Tech.Co

The Nokia 5.3 might only cost $199, but you wouldn’t know it. It’s got style, impressive cameras, and a surprisingly good screen. What’s more, it's guaranteed to receive Android 11 and Android 12 once they’re released, thanks to its Android One skin. But it isn’t without some problems....More

The Nokia 5.3 might only cost $199, but you wouldn’t know it. It’s got style, impressive cameras, and a surprisingly good screen. What’s more, it's guaranteed to receive Android 11 and Android 12 once they’re released, thanks to its Android One skin. But it isn’t without some problems. The Nokia 5.3 is a pretty sluggish phone, and it has some design quirks which can quickly turn from irritant to infuriating.

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Tech Advisor

A budget phone with a decent main camera and a long battery life

from Tech Advisor

The Nokia 5.3 is by no means a perfect phone. The poor speakers and low-resolution screen don't make it the best choice for watching Netflix or YouTube, and there are a few gimmicky features that don’t always work very well, especially when it comes to the camera. Though the phone has some comp...More

The Nokia 5.3 is by no means a perfect phone. The poor speakers and low-resolution screen don't make it the best choice for watching Netflix or YouTube, and there are a few gimmicky features that don’t always work very well, especially when it comes to the camera. Though the phone has some compromises, those who will be looking at a handset at this price-point may not be entirely put off. You still get a clean design, a large screen, a great battery life, and a decent main camera to get by - all the things most budget users are after.

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Expert Reviews

An incredible all-round budget phone

from Expert Reviews

With the Nokia 5.3, Nokia has outmanoeuvred Motorola to produce the best £150 smartphone you can buy. With decent build quality and a large 6.5in screen, it looks like a phone that costs twice the price, and the performance speeds outdo some of the top budget smartphones on the market. The excel...More

With the Nokia 5.3, Nokia has outmanoeuvred Motorola to produce the best £150 smartphone you can buy. With decent build quality and a large 6.5in screen, it looks like a phone that costs twice the price, and the performance speeds outdo some of the top budget smartphones on the market. The excellent quadruple rear camera is another major selling point.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Another solid budget handset from Nokia

from TechRadar

Unsurprisingly given Nokia's track record, the Nokia 5.3 is a solid budget performer that offers good value for money. It's absolutely worth a place on your shortlist if you're looking for a new phone that covers the basics well without breaking the bank.

Read full review

Unsurprisingly given Nokia's track record, the Nokia 5.3 is a solid budget performer that offers good value for money. It's absolutely worth a place on your shortlist if you're looking for a new phone that covers the basics well without breaking the bank.

Read full review

Less

PhoneArena

Smooth performance, solid battery life

from PhoneArena

As long as you have reasonable expectations for its price point, the Nokia 5.3 does not disappoint. It's one of the better value smartphones, with its bright screen and capable rear quad camera setup. In many ways, the Nokia 5.3 defies expectations for what a budget device can be, proving once ag...More

As long as you have reasonable expectations for its price point, the Nokia 5.3 does not disappoint. It's one of the better value smartphones, with its bright screen and capable rear quad camera setup. In many ways, the Nokia 5.3 defies expectations for what a budget device can be, proving once again that if you look around, there's always a gem to be found in the sea of ever so expensive smartphones out there.

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Notebookcheck

Too little offered

from Notebookcheck

Sure, the Nokia 5.3 is quite light and slim, it offers reasonable runtimes and also the power is sufficient for simple everyday use. The software is up-to-date and for the next two years you are on the safe side in terms of updates thanks to Android One. However, since the camera as a whole can h...More

Sure, the Nokia 5.3 is quite light and slim, it offers reasonable runtimes and also the power is sufficient for simple everyday use. The software is up-to-date and for the next two years you are on the safe side in terms of updates thanks to Android One. However, since the camera as a whole can hardly convince either and there are simply so many better offers from other manufacturers, we find it difficult to make a recommendation for the Nokia phone.

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