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Nokia 5.3 Review

Nokia 5.3 Review
Brand: Nokia
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 3GB, 4GB, 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Display: 6.55 inches
  • Camera: Quad-camera
  • OS: Android 10

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Multimedia 10 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Connectivity 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 10 / 10
  • Usability 10 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10


  • Nokia 5.3 feels very solid with Glass front by having a 6.55 inch FHD+ IPS panel with a tear-drop notch housing a camera.
  • Nokia 5.3 is powered with Snapdragon 665 with Pure Android one experience with a circular quad-camera setup on the back.
  • Nokia 5.3 has the standard 4000mAh battery on the back with 10W charging and a physical fingerprint sensor.

Product overview

Nokia 5.3 is another mid-range smartphone offering all the features with a solid feel in hands with a plastic back and Glass front that comes with a 6.55” LCD display with 720P resolution.

Nokia 5.3 has the circular camera cutout on the back housing quad-camera setup with an LED flash in middle, there is a physical fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

Nokia 5.3 comes in a standard design but interestingly they have included LED notification light on the power button that sits below the volume control buttons.

Nokia 5.3 packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is quite enough to handle daily tasks and for standard usage with Pure Android one OS that brings smooth experience along with the latest features.

 Nokia 5.3 has 4000mAh battery which is quite normal these days and with a regular 10W charging, having some bezels on the front with Nokia branding on the bottom of the phone with a tear-drop notch on the top.

Detailed specification

Nokia 5.3 makes with pretty perfunctory design with a very simple straight forward looks at the back rugged with a plastic back and protected with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front

Nokia 5.3 handset make this quite handful with 6.55 inch which is surrounded on all sides by chunky bezels and they fitted Nokia Branding on the bottom chin.

Though there is no dedicated one-handed mode on this Nokia 5.3 you can pull the notification panel from anywhere and you can also swipe the fingerprint scanner on the back to pull that notification panel.

Nokia 5.3 rocks with lovely pure stock Android One phone based on Android 10, physical fingerprint sensor on the back proves perfectly reliable for unlocking this phone and you also have facial unlocking features.

You have a dedicated Google Assistant button to the left of the Nokia 5.3 which is again not customizable, while you have this volume rocker and power button to the right of the phone.

Nokia 5.3 has LED notification light housed on the power button like the previous Nokia phones, while you get a full NFC support which will be great and has that great 6.55-inch 720P display which is quite enough for watching movies or streaming things.

Even though Nokia 5.3 display screen isn’t crazy bright still manages to make things visible in outdoor conditions, there is a single bottom-firing speaker and we have a dedicated headphone jack if you want to get some wired headphones on the go.

Nokia 5.3 Everyday performance is covered by Snapdragon 665 chipset which is very popular among budget smartphones, while you have 4 gigs of RAM as well to help keep things in the background.

Nokia 5.3 packed with a 4000mAh battery will make sure you don’t run out of battery with the hibernation for the background apps and comes with 64 gigs of internal storage with micro SD expansion support for up to 512GB.

Nokia 5.3 Supports a quad lens setup with impressive cameras for sure, 13MP primary lens can capture good looking photos with a pleasant level of details, a 5MP ultra-wide lens to capture the broader view, 2MP macro lens with a final lens as a depth sensor.

Nokia 5.3 also serves up with a dedicated night mode to help the things proper dark and also for the video you can shoot up to 4K resolution and last for selfie there is an 8MP camera on the front which is fine.


  • Android One at affordable price
  • Decent performance, Quad camera setup.
  • 4000mAh and 3.5mm headphone jack, Storage expansion support


  • Bluetooth 5 would be better instead of 4.2
  • FHD+ screen might be better rather than 720P display
  • Fast charging would be better, no stereo speakers

Nokia 5.3 comes in three different internal storages they are3GB & 64GB, 4GB & 64GB and 6GB & 64GB. While this phone is available in three different color options they are Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal colors.

Plan for launch  

This Nokia 5.3 is announced in the year 2020 March and will be released in the year April 2020, this phone will be made available to the market after getting enough stocks from manufacturing and then comes to the first sale in the market in later quarters of the year.

Company details

This smartphone is developed by a company called Nokia, which started in the year 1865 as a mill operation and widespread its company to over cables, paper products, rubber boots, and all others.

In 2003 Nokia started manufacturing its first camera phone and grown as bestselling smartphone in the world, later Nokia took a partnership with Microsoft to increase the competition among IOS and Android.

In 2016 Nokia took a license agreement with HDM global and has the Network multi-nation data & telecommunication equipment company, while the company headquarters located at Espoo, Finland.

Fredrik Idestam and Leo Mechelin are the Founders of the company, Pekka Lundmark is been the CEO of the company. 

Final Verdict

Nokia 5.3 on the surface seems to be the perfect solution for this price segment with pretty meaty specs with a decent all-rounder performance.

Even though the display is 720P the display is quite sharp and visible in direct sunlight, while the phone comes with a plastic back that makes this phone lighter than others.

Nokia 5.3 has a 3.5mm headphone jack for music lovers, there is still LED notification light on the power button to keep you notified and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side.

Nokia 5.3 has pure Android One OS which promises to give latest updates quicker and clean & smoother without any bloatware, while 4 gigs of RAM keeps all things in the background.

Nokia 5.3 houses a quad-camera setup on the back with a 13MP main camera with 4K video recording capabilities with EIS and other lenses like ultra-wide, macro, and depth while at this price range others are offering triple camera.

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Nokia 5.3 Review - Specs


Device Type Nokia
Model 5.3
Announced 19 March, 2020
Released 02 April, 2020
Status Available
Price 13999


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Dimensions 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight 185 g
Protection Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
Colors Cyan, Sand, Charcoal


2G Network GSM
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Yes


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.55 inches
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 16M colors
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 268 ppi density
Touch Screen Yes
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features 450 nits typ. brightness


Audio Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Push Notifications
Ring Tones Yes
Loudspeaker Yes


Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 13MP
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Camera Features 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) LED flash


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 10
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Android One
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. Yes
Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Snapdragon 665
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 610
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks. Yes
MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.


Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 4000mAh
Placement Backside