The Nokia 5.3 has a midrange technical sheet that includes a quad camera, 128 GB storage, and Android 10 with two years of updates, according to the manufacturer. The devices are manufactured by Multilaser in the city of Extrema, Minas Gerais, as part of the partnership with Finnish HMD Global. Check below all about the model specifications.
Nokia 5.3 Specifications
|Screen size||6.55 inch|
|Screen resolution||HD + (720 x 1600 pixels)|
|Main camera||Quadruple Camera: 13MP, 5MP, and 2MP|
|Operating System||Android 10|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665|
|Memory Card||MicroSD up to 512 GB|
|Dual SIM||nano SIM|
|Colors||Cyan green and Chocolate|
Screen and Design
Nokia 5.3 brings a common design in the mobile industry, marked by the screen with a notch drop-shaped cutout to house the front camera and reduce the edges. The panel measures 6.55 inches and brings HD+ resolution only, which tends to be less pleasant for reading and streaming video compared to Full HD+, usually seen in models of the same price range.
The phone’s look is similar to that of rivals like Motorola’s Moto G8 Plus. The back, for example, repeats the competitor’s plastic finish but displays a circular camera arrangement just above the fingerprint reader that resembles the OnePlus 7T. Also, it brings a button on the side to access the Google Assistant with one touch. The smartphone has no protection against water and dust and is available in cyan green and gray.
The quad-camera is the highlight of Nokia 5.3’s datasheet. The main lens has an f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP sensor. There is also an ultra-wide 5MP lens, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor to perform portrait mode, a function that blurs the image background. The 8MP (f/2) front camera is compatible with the category. Despite the number of cameras, the specifications infer good results for shareable photos on social networks, as long as the consumer is not too demanding in photography.
Performance and Storage
Nokia’s cell phone features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 processor, which is very common in the same price range. Combined with 4GB RAM, the chip should deliver lag-free performance when running the main Google Play applications and games. The 128GB storage tends to be enough for the average user, even if there is heavy usage of WhatsApp, with many received media.
It also has microSD card support of up to 512GB. Extra space may be welcome, for example, when Google starts to limit the Google Photos storage.
Nokia 5.3 has a 4,000 mAh battery, capacity also very common in mid-range mobile phones. The quantity should help to support a day of use without major problems. Charging, on the other hand, is slow: with only a 5V source, the device can take more than two hours to recharge.
Nokia 5.3 arrives as another mobile option part of Google’s Android One program. The label guarantees a clean software experience, without many pre-installed applications, and a greater amount of updates over time.
According to HMD Global, owner of the Nokia brand, the smartphone will receive two years of updates to the operating system, and three years of security packages. The release leaves the factory with Android 10 and, therefore, is eligible to receive Android 11 soon.
Price and Availability
Nokia’s new smartphone arrived in the market with a price starting from $176. In this same price zone with the Moto G8 Plus and Motorola One Vision, also the Galaxy A51 and the Galaxy M31, by Samsung.
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