Nokia 5.3 review: Get it for pure Android experience and big display
Nokia 5.3 is the latest smartphone from HMD Global that has launched four months after its global debut. It brings several features to the table but are they worthwhile? India Today Tech explores in this review.
It has been a quiet year for HMD Global in India. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the Finnish company is running late for the course of smartphones it may have originally planned. Its first wave of smartphones in India this year is coming now and includes the Nokia 5.3. It is a budget smartphone that gets a few things right but largely depends on the stock Android experience to win customers over.
HMD Global has launched the Nokia 5.3 for a starting price of Rs 12,990, which is higher than what the Nokia 5.1 Plus asked back when it was launched. But that margin between their prices is justified with the upgrades you get on the Nokia 5.3. There is a set of four cameras at the back, a 6.55-inch LCD display, and a design that is true to Nokia’s spirit of designing smartphones. I spent a few hours with the Nokia 5.3 and here is my review.
Nokia 5.3: Design and display
Right off the bat, the Nokia 5.3 is a looker but this is not new to Nokia phones. They have, for a while, been rolling out in the market to take on rivals that have higher specifications with its sleek and nearly premium design. When I reviewed the Nokia 7.2 last year, I was beyond amazed by HMD Global’s knack for such exquisite designs.