HMD Global has introduced a couple of new smartphones today — including the new Nokia 5.3.

This new mid-range smartphone features a 6.55-inch HD+ display, a resolution that’s a bit lacking for a device on this price. On the upside, the Nokia 5.3 is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which shall perform better in this undemanding, lower-resolution screen.


Another benefit of going with an HD+ screen, instead of FHD+, is the improved battery efficiency. Nokia claims that its 4,000mAh battery can go for up to 2-days.

Probably the big upgrade here is on the design. Just like the also-new Nokia 8.3 5G, the quad-camera setup is inside a circular glass, with the LED flash in the middle.


It uses a 2.5D glass on the front and a scratch-resistant material on the back. It’s available in Sand, Charcoal, and Cyan.

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Being part of the Android One program, the Nokia 5.3 runs on a clean Android 10 OS, with no skin applied. It even comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button. Nokia also promises 3 years of updates on this thing.

Nokia 5.3 Specs

  • Android 10, Android One
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 6.55-inch HD+ IPS display, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
  • 13-megapixel (f/1.8) + 5-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Headphone jack
  • Dedicated Google Assistant Button
  • 4G LTE, Cat. 4
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • Colors: Sand, Charcoal, Cyan
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery, 10W charging

The Nokia 5.3 will be available starting April in select markets for a starting price of EUR189 (~Php10,400).

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