Nokia X30 5G is one of the most good-looking, premium-built, capable midrange smartphones. However, it’s being hindered by its ludicrous price tag.

The Nokia X30 5G comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, much like most midrange phones in the market. It also has a standard FHD+ AMOLED screen at a 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 33W battery, and a relatively small 4,200mAh.


But what makes it special is the premium build, which we rarely see on a midrange device like this. It uses a 100% recycled aluminum frame, which feels really sturdy in the hands — as we’ve proven in our full review. There’s even a Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front.

It also boasts a 50-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 16-megapixel selfie snapper. Nokia also included an in-display fingerprint scanner as a cherry on top.

Nokia thought that all those specs and features were enough to demand Php27,990 from buyers — which is quite ludicrous for a midrange device.

Hence, a few months after its local release, Nokia decided to drop the price — and quite significantly so as the Nokia X30 5G now only costs Php18,990. That’s a big Php9,000 off of its original price.

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