Nokia 5.3 is the latest midrange smartphone and here is its specs and price in Nigeria.
The device is the successor of last two year’s Nokia 5.1.
We were expecting to see the Nokia 5.2 last year but due to some issues, Nokia just skipped the generation.
Now it’s 2020 and Nokia has decided to continue from where they stopped with the all new 5.3.
The smartphone was announced in March 19th alongside the Nokia 8.3 5G and Nokia 1.3.
In this post, we are going to be talking about it and also be comparing it with the Nokia 5.1 to see if there is any upgrade.
Nokia 5.3 Price in Nigeria
This device is priced at $208 USD which converts to N76,000 Naira in Nigeria currency. You can get it on Jumia and Slot.
Key Specs & Features
- 6.55 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
- Android 10.0; Android One
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
- 3GB / 4GB / 6GB RAM
- 64GB Built-in Storage up to 512GB Memory Card
- 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Camera
- 8 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
- Fast Charging 10W
- Non-Removable Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery
Looking at the design of this smartphone, you can see that it looks beautiful for a midrange device.
It comes with a circular module at the rear which serves as a home for the quad cameras.
Fingerprint in an oval shape is beneath the circular module.
There is also a single rear flash light that supports the camera in low lightening situations.
The back of the smartphone is made from plastic and it also has a plastic frame.
It weighs 185grams with a dimension of 164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm.
The device uses a Dual Nano SIM and memory card slot.
It is available in three colours which are Cyan, Sand and Charcoal. The design of the 5.3 is good and better than the design of the older Nokia 5.1.
The older Nokia 5.1 comes with a vertical setup module which is a home for a single camera and a dual led flash.
The back of the smartphone is made from aluminium and it also has an aluminium frame.
It weighs 150grams with a dimension of 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.3 mm.
The device makes use of a Dual Nano SIMS and a single SD CARD slot.
It is also available in three colours which are Copper, Tempered Blue and Black.
So when it comes to the design, it has a better design but the older Nokia 5.1 is much stronger.
The back and frame of the older Nokia 5.1 is made from aluminium while this new version’s back and frame is made from plastic.
If you care about durability, the old version is better.
Coming to the front, it comes with a waterdrop notch cut-out for the selfie camera and the display is also bigger now.
The device uses an IPS LCD screen which is capable of producing 16million colours.
It measures 6.55-inches diagonally with an HD+ resolution of 720 by 1600 pixels.
The smartphone now comes with a lesser chin and bezels which made it to achieve a screen to body ratio of 82.3%.
It also has a tall aspect ratio of 20:9.
The display also has 268 ppi density and it has a maximum brightness of 450nits.
Finally, it is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
In comparison to the older Nokia 5.1, it comes with a 5.5inches HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels.
The smartphone has a big chin and bezels which made it to attain a screen to body ratio of 73.1% with 18:9 aspect ratio.
For amazing colour reproduction, it has a 439 ppi density.
The smartphone comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on the front and unlike the Nokia 5.1, it comes with no notch.
It is a 2018 smartphone and i don’t think notch smartphone has been in existence then.
When it comes to the display, the older Nokia 5.1 is more sharper and vibrant than the newer 5.3.
Why? Because it comes with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 by 2260 pixels and 439 PPI density.
The only thing here is that the new version comes with a bigger 6.55inches.
Hardware & Software
In terms of hardware and software, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset which uses an Octa core processor clocked at 2.0GHz for the first four cores and 1.8GHz for the last four cores.
It is running on Android 10 and it is an Android One device also.
For graphics or gaming, it uses an Adreno 610 GPU taking responsibility.
It comes in three configurations which are 3-giga byte of RAM and 64-giga byte of ROM or a 4-giga byte of RAM and 64-giga byte of ROM or 6-giga byte of RAM and 64-giga byte of ROM.
There is a micro SD card slot for expansion.
In comparison with the older Nokia 5.1, it is powered by a MediaTek Helio P18 chipset which uses an Octa core processor clocked at 2.0GHz for the first four cores and 1.2GHz for the last four cores.
The device is running on Android 8 out of the box but can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie.
Nokia is yet to give the Nokia 5.1 Android 10 update. It uses a Mali-T860MP2 GPU for graphics or gaming.
The device is available in two configurations which are 2-giga byte of RAM and 16-giga byte of ROM or a 3-giga byte of RAM and a 32-giga byte of ROM.
When it comes to the hardware and software aspect, it is way better than the old version.
It beats the old version hands down.
Snapdragon 665 chipset on the new version is faster than the MediaTek Helio P18 chipset on the old version. Nice upgrade here.
For photography, it comes with a quad rear cameras which includes a 13-mega pixels main camera, 5-mega pixels ultra wide camera, 2-mega pixels macro camera and a 2-mega pixels depth sensor.
On the front, it has an 8-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls. The rear camera can shoot videos in 1080p@30fps.
While the front camera can as well shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps.
In comparison with the older Nokia 5.1, it comes with a single rear camera of 16-mega pixels and an 8-mega pixels camera for selfies or video calls.
The front and back cameras of the Nokia 5.1 can shoot videos in 1080p at 30fps.
When it comes to the camera aspect, Nokia did well here in upgrading the newer 5.3 with a quad rear cameras.
I don’t think the pictures taken with the 5.1 and 5.3 will differ but it is great to have ultra wide lens, depth lens and a macro lens in 5.3.
Battery and Connectivity
Coming to the source of energy, it is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery which supports 10W standard charging speed.
In comparison with the 5.1, it comes powered by a 2970 mAh battery with no fast charge.
Nokia also did a great job in terms of battery. It comes with a bigger 4,000mAh battery which will last longer than the 2,970mAh battery on the Nokia 5.1.
Again, the Nokia 5.1 doesn’t come with fast charging support but the 5.3 does.
Connectivity options includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and FM radio.
To conclude all this, i have to say that it is a nice midrange smartphone, it comes with a good design and could be able to compete in 2020 midrange line-up considering its price in Nigeria.
It offers a good upgrade over the Nokia 5.1, though it lacks in the build quality and display.
The older Nokia 5.1 has a better display but small in size, about 5.5inches size.
The new Nokia 5.3 brought in 6.55-inches size but produces a lower HD+ resolution and ppi density compared to the older version which has a better Full HD+ resolution and a better PPI density.
Aside the build quality and display, it is better in other departments.