Is it Worth buying Nokia 5.3?

is Nokia 5.3 worth buying

After long time Nokia is back with new phone but it’s bit overpriced. The Nokia 5.3 is powered by well known Snapdragon 665 processor, paired with 4GB of Ram and 64GB storage and it’s running on Android 10, as per Nokia, the Nokia 5.3 will get two years of security updates and two OS update including Android 11 and 12.

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Everything about Nokia 5.3 is perfect but when it’s come to price, things changes. The Nokia 5.3 price in India starts from Rs 13,999 for 4GB of Ram and 64GB storage and it will be available from 1st September via website. Now let’s not talk about price for now and see whether you should buy Nokia 5.3 at 14k or not?


Is it Worth buying Nokia 5.3?

Nokia 5.3 comes with HD+ display, 4,000mAh battery with only 10W charging support, Snapdragon 665 processor, and it’s priced at Rs 14,999. Everything is perfect on Nokia 5.3 expect price, the phone is overpriced and that’s why it’s not value for money device. There are tons of phone available at the same price with better specs, so Nokia 5.3 is not worth buying at Rs 14,999.

Nokia 5.3 also comes with 13MP primary sensor, 5MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor while there is an 8MP selfie shooter. As I have said, more megapixel doesn’t mean better image quality but when it’s come to budget smartphones, it’s good to have 48MP or 64MP sensor because companies don’t optimize the cameras on budget phones.

Also Read: Nokia 5.3 frequently asked questions

It’s not like Nokia 5.3 has bad cameras but it’s could have been better because there is also POCO M2 Pro which is also priced at Rs 13,999 and this phone has Snapdragon 720G with better cameras. In short, don’t expect much from Nokia 5.3 cameras.

To power up Nokia 5.3, HMD has added 4,000mAh non-removable battery with 10W charging support. Yes, not even 18W fast charging support at 14k. These days, 10k smartphone comes with 18W charging support.


Nokia 5.3 could have been a great phone if the phone was priced at Rs 10k or 11k. I mean, if you can get a better phone at the same price then why you want to buy Nokia 5.3. Also, if you want Stock UI then this is the only option available at this price but if you want best phone then here is the list of some of the best phone you can buy under Rs 15,000 in India.

  • POCO M2 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi 9 Prime
  • RealMe Narzo 10

Nokia 5.3 Full Specifications

SpecificationNokia 5.3
Launch Date 25th August 2020
Available From1st September 2020 at noon
Dimensions164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5 mm
Display6.50 inches HD+ Display
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Screen Refresh Rate60Hz refresh rate
Build Quality Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
Resolutions720 x 1600 pixels resolutions
Ram4GB | 6GB
Camera (Rear)13 MP Primary
5 MP Ultra-Wide
2 MP Depth
2 MP Macro
Video Recording (Rear)[email protected], [email protected]
Camera (Front)8 MP
Video Recording (Front)[email protected]
OSAndroid 10 ( 2 OS update and 2 years of security updates)
Chipset Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
GPUAdreno 610
CPUOcta-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
Battery4,000 mAh (non-removable)
Card SlotDual SIM + micro-SD slot
Charging SpeedWired charging 10 (10 charger will be supplied in the box.)
Charging PortType-C
SensorsAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), Fingerprint sensor
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.2
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac

Card SlotUp to 512GB through micro-SD card
Fingerprint rear-mounted
Weight 180 grams
Colors Cyan, Sand, Charcoal
In the boxNokia 5.3 device
Quick start guide
Safety booklet
Jelly case
Type-C USB cable
SIM tray tool
Price4GB Ram + 64GB storage:Rs 13,999
6GB Ram + 64GB storage:Rs 15,499
Available At

Let me know what you think about Nokia 5.3. By the way, Nokia is not Chinese brand.

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