INTRO: After a protracted period of silence, HMD Global has today emerged on Indian shores once more with the launch of the Nokia 5.3. The smartphone was first unveiled earlier this year and has finally found its thanks to India. Nokia 5.3 is a sub-Rs. 15,000 budget smartphone with Snapdragon 665, quad-cameras, and a decent-sized battery under the hood.
Nokia 5.3: Specs & Features
Starting off with the planning, Nokia 5.3 boasts a composite back panel (a fancy word for the plastic back) with the company’s signature Nordic aesthetic. You’ll also find a circular quad-camera system and a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the rear.
Nokia 5.3 features a 6.55-inch HD+ IPS LCD display, with a 20:9 ratio and 1600 x 720 resolution. There’s a thicker bottom bezel with the Nokia branding at rock bottom and a waterdrop notch, with an 8MP (f/2.0) selfie camera, onboard.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the well-known Snapdragon 665 chipset. You also rise up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. It runs vanilla Android 10 out-of-the-box, with only minor UI/ UX tweaks. HMD Global promises two guaranteed software updates – Android 11 and 12 – over the approaching years.
The quad-camera system on the rear includes a 13MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. This camera system isn’t backed by Zeiss and you’ve got an LED flash sitting within the middle.
Nokia 5.3 comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery with 10W (5V/ 2A) charging support, which is disappointing as some within the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment already offer to 33W fast-charging support.
Price & Availability
The 4GB+64GB base variant of the Nokia 5.3 has been priced at Rs. 13,999 whereas the higher-end 6GB+64GB variant has been priced at Rs. 15,499 in India.
This smartphone are going to be available in three colorways, namely Cyan, Sand and Charcoal. It will continue sale ranging from 1st September, exclusively on Amazon India. You can plow ahead and pre-book this smartphone on Nokia’s website starting today itself.