(Nokia 5.3 Review and specifications)
Nokia 5.3 Review:
Simple naming of the current Nokia. Here was the Nokia 5.1, which was introduced in 2018. And everyone thought that a smartphone with the numbers “5.2” would replace it. But no, the people in charge at the Finnish-Chinese company thought and named the Nokia 5.3 device.
Release Date and Prices Nokia 5.3
The Nokia 5.3 smartphone was presented at a large online presence of the company’s new products on March 19. The anti-crisis smartphones will begin to be sold on the European market in April. He is likely to get to Russia this spring, which is hinted at by the product page that appeared on Nokia’s official Russian website.
The price of the basic version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory is known. For such a smartphone, they will ask for 198 euros at the start of sales (16.8 thousand rubles at the rate for March 2020).
Is it a lot or a little for a phone of this level? Probably, for our customer, the price will still be a little too high, because Chinese brands offer even more interesting options even for less money.
|6.55 inches, 20: 9, 720 x 1600 pixels, 268 ppi, IPS|
|Snapdragon 665, 8 cores, 2 GHz, 11 nm, Adreno 610 GPU|
|4/6 GB, built-in 64 GB eMMC 5.1, slot for microSDXC memory card|
|Main camera: quad, 13 megapixels (f / 1.8) + 5 megapixels (ultra-wide angle) + 2 megapixels (macro) + 2 megapixels (bokeh), front: 8 megapixels (f / 2.0)|
|4000 mAh, 10 W charge|
Communication and Interfaces:
|LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, USB-C, OTG, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio|
|Android 10.0, Android One|
|Face Unlock, Fingerprint Scanner|
|164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm, 185 g|
Nokia 5.3 Review Screen:
On the displays of the “fifth series”, you can track how the fashion for screen geometry has changed. Nokia 5.1 had the usual (albeit already unpopular) aspect ratio for 2018: 18: 9 aspect ratio with bold frames above and below. 5.1 Plus, which came out a bit later, already had a bang. And finally, Nokia’s mid-budget device got a “drop”.
Technically, the screen has gained a bit (and even lost compared to Plus). This is a 6.55-inch IPS matrix with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The latter is very sad because the overwhelming number of analogs have long been working with FullHD.
Nokia 5.3 Review Housing:
The budget performance is also felt in the case – the screen frames have become narrower, but a drop is striking. A lot of plastic in the design paid off – with a large screen, the smartphone weighs 185 grams.
The Nokia 5.3 is revived by the round main camera module, in the center of which there is a circle in the body color and flash. Under the cameras on the back cover of the smartphone, you can find the familiar fingerprint sensor. Speaking of colors, there are three of them: black, sand, and blue.
CPU, memory, communications:
Qualcomm’s 2019 processor, Snapdragon 665, is responsible for the performance in the smartphone. This processor replaced the well-deserved 660th and made using the 11-nm process technology. For the sake of the economy, the maximum clock speed of the chipset is limited to 2 GHz. Paired with it is the Adreno 610 GPU, which also does not shine with power, but at medium settings, it can show itself well in mobile games.
Actually, the main calculation in Nokia 5.3 made on the “clean” Android 10 and certification in the Android One program. Moreover, the memory is not fast – the eMMC 5.1 chip is used here. But there is a slot for a memory card. Depending on the region, the smartphone will come with one or two SIM cards.
With wireless and wired interfaces, everything seems to be fine, but there is one “but”. At the presentation and in the official specifications nothing said about contactless payments. Perhaps NFC will still appear in the smartphone for the Russian market. Otherwise, you can’t count on the success of the Nokia 5.3.
The new smartphone immediately received a four-chamber photo module. But the number doesn’t mean automatic quality? So, there is a round block of four sensors: the main one with 13 megapixels with an aperture of f / 1.8, a fashionable 5-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, macro and bokeh photosensors.
Each with a resolution of 2 megapixels. The usefulness of the latter is doubtful, but the number “4” looks solid. By the way, the smartphone does not know how to write video in 4K, and 1080p cannot at 60 fps. The front camera is just there – it’s an 8-megapixel sensor.
In terms of autonomy, Nokia 5.3 hardly shines. A 4000 mAh battery installed here. However, HD + resolution and optimization: ion may show a good result. Fast charging is present, but its power is modest – only 10 watts.