The Nokia 5.3 is a pretty impressive device featuring pretty good computing hardwares and here is its price in Nigeria and specs.
The design of the phone is not one of the best, among all Nokia products, but I’m sure you’d still appreciate it.
In the aspect of build quality, there’s also nothing to worry about. The rear side of the phone has a 13 MP lens as the main camera.
But even though the lens has a resolution of just 13 megapixels, the pictures and videos it takes are far more impressive, compared to many other popular lenses with much higher resolutions.
In short, if you’re trying to determine if the 5.3 is a good product, be assured that it is.
In fact, it is one of the best phones you can get for below N90,000 right now. So feel free to make it your next phone.
However, even though the paragraphs above gives a summary of the phone, there is still a lot of details about this product you should look into.
Reading a more detailed review is what’s going to really help you understand how and why the phone is so cool. In short, you should also consider reading the rest of this content.
There are also two other things to note. Firstly, before delving into the detailed review, I’d provide a summary of the phone’s specs and features.
Secondly, immediately after the specs and features summary, I’d quickly discuss the product’s price. Then after these two things, we’d delve into the actual review of the device.
Nokia 5.3 Price in Nigeria
The price of Nokia in Nigeria is £140 pounds which is 71,400 Naira and you can get it on Jumia, Slot and various offline stores.
Specs & Features
- 164.3 mm x 76.6 mm x 8.5 mm [6.47 inches x 3.02 inches x 0.33 inches]
- 185 g [6.53 oz]
- Black, Bronze, and Cyan
- Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 [Octa-core processor; 1.80 – 2.00 GHz; 11 nm process]
- 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 260 Silver & 4 x 2.00 GHz Kryo 260 Gold
- Adreno 610 GPU
- 4 / 6 GB RAM
- In-plane switching [IPS] capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]
- 6.55 inches [Approximately 82.3-percent screen-to-body ratio]
- 720 x 1,600 pixels [~ 268 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
- Android 10 OS
- 64 GB internal storage space [eMMC 5.1]
- Storage expansion support
- 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP rear camera
- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- HDR and panorama
- LED flash
- 8 MP front camera
- HDR and panorama
- Fingerprint [Rear-mounted]
- Proximity sensor
- Gravity sensor
- Light sensor
- Non-removable Li-Po 4,000 mAh battery
- Dual SIM [Nano-SIM]
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- USB 2.0 [Type-C]
- USB On-The-Go
- Mobile hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
As stated earlier, when it comes to the aspect of design, it is okay. It’s not as cool as you’d expect a typical Nokia device to be, but you’re still going to appreciate it.
Giving details about the design, the device comes with a 6.55-inch display, and as a result, the phone is quite bigger, compared to many Nokia products.
The front of the phone, just as you’d expect, is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the rear side of the phone features a plastic. The plastic featured is neither a premium nor a cheap knock-off.
As for the colours, the 5.3 is available in three colours. These colours in question are namely black, bronze, and cyan. I was able to track down some users of this phone, and a good number of them turn out to own builds coming in bronze or cyan.
And when asked if they love the two colours, the owners of the bronze and cyan builds claim to love the colours.
I personally don’t like those colours, but having seen a good number of people who claim to love them, I wouldn’t say the bronze and the cyan colours are terrible choice of colours.
But to still be on a safer side, I’d recommend opting-in for the black. Everyone loves the black builds, so you’re most likely also going to find it appealing.
When it comes to the mass of the phone, there is also nothing to worry about. The device has a mass of about 185 grams — a thing I’m quite sure you’re already used to.
The computing hardwares packed into the device are definitely among the most impressive out there. However, when it comes to comparing the hardwares with those of mid-range and low-end devices, the hardwares of the 5.3 have a place.
Starting with the chipset of the phone, the 5.3 is a product powered by the Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665.
The Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 is a pretty popular chipset, so it’s very likely you’ve already come across it. But for those who are coming across this chipset for the first time, this chipset is an item featured in many high-performance mid-range devices we have out there.
In other words, when it comes to computing performance, the 5.3 would perform as impressively as any good mid-range device you’ve seen. This also means: if the way your friend’s phone plays games impressively is what made you think of getting the 5.3, I can assure you the device wouldn’t disappoint.
As for the processor featured in the Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665, there is an octa-core processor. The processor comes with four Kryo 260 Silver cores rated at 1.80 GHz. It’s also important stating that the Kryo 260 Silver cores of the chipset are the cores which ordinarily run.
The other four cores of the device are the ones which get activated, when there’s a lot of work at hand. And these other cores in question are Kryo 260 Gold cores rated at 2.00 GHz.
I understand some of you might feel — how does having high performances cores of just 2.00 GHz make the device impressive in performance.
Well, I’d like to remind you — frequency rating isn’t the only factor which determines processing performance — we have a number of other factors which also determine processing performance.
All builds come with the same chipset. However, not all come with the same RAM. We have builds of the phone featuring 4 GB of RAM as well as builds featuring 6 GB of RAM.
If money is not a problem, I’d recommend opting in for a build having 6 GB of RAM. 6 GB of RAM is the recommended RAM size for 2020 mid-range devices. However, if you can’t afford spending too much, you can consider a 4 GB RAM build.
A 4GB RAM build would also serve you well, it’s just that you’d enjoy a 6 GB RAM build a lot better.
The GPU which handles the graphics processing is the Adreno 610 GPU. This GPU is heavily popular. There are a countless number of good mid-range devices using it. In short, be also assured — the device would excellently handle the graphics processing tasks thrown at it.
If you’re one of those coming from Tecno or Infinix products, I really doubt the display of the 5.3 would leave you disappointed. In fact, rather than ending up a disappointment, you might end up being impressed.
However, if you’re the kind who has just used a best-value brand (like Umidigi), you might end up a bit disappointed.
Giving details, the display is an IPS display. The display nicely measures 6.55 inches. But while many people would be glad about the size of the display, not many would be happy with the resolution.
The resolution of the display is just 720 x 1,600 pixels, leaving the phone with a pixel density of about 268 pixels per inch [PPI].
As for the brightness of the phone, there is also nothing to worry about. While trying to figure out what the device feels like, I was able to take the phone outdoor, under a bright sunlight.
By just increasing the brightness of the phone only a little, I was able to see the phone’s display very easily. It’s also worthwhile stating that the device supports automatically brightness; in other words, those who prefer the phone automatically adjusting its brightness, you wouldn’t have any issue with this product.
The smartphone scores excellently when it comes to operating system. The device is powered by the Android 10 OS. But being powered by the Android 10 OS isn’t the only thing that makes us glad about this aspect.
Another thing that makes us glad is the fact that the OS of the phone is a stock Android 10 operating system. A stock Android 10 OS means you’d wouldn’t have to endure all the craps we often see in modified Androids. A stock Android 10 also means good security in some sense.
Another thing which also makes us glad about the OS of this phone is the fact that the 5.3 is one of those devices expected to receive “OS upgrade update”.
It has been confirmed that once a stable Android 11 becomes available, the device would get an update which would help upgrade the phone’s OS, from the Android 10 to the Android 11.
In fact, it’s also possible the same thing would happen for the Android 12, but that’s hasn’t been confirmed.
It is a device featuring an eMMC 5.1 storage device. This phone is not a high-end phone, so we can’t complain about Nokia not using a UFS 2.0/2.1 device.
Furthermore, the storage of this phone is 64 GB in size. A storage of this capacity should be okay for a good number of users.
As for those who find 64 GB inadequate, this product comes with storage expansion support; in other words, if you need more storage, all you have to do, is to get a micro SD card.
As stated above, the main rear camera of the 5.3 is a pretty impressive lens, even though it has a resolution of just 13 megapixels.
Being more elaborate, the main camera is a high-quality CMOS lens capable of taking 4K pictures as well as 4K videos. That’s not all, the lens also comes with loads of hardware and software enhancements.
Even though its main camera is enough to take pretty impressive pictures, the main camera further has the support of 3 other lenses. The first supporting lens is a 5 MP lens which assists with the wideness of pictures.
The second supporting lens is a 2 MP lens which assists with the depth of pictures. As for the third supporting lens, this is also a 2 MP lens, and its job has to do with assisting with taking macro pictures.
The front camera of the Nokia phone is an 8 MP lens. This lens is also an impressive lens, a thing I’d confidently tell anyone, as I was personally able to take a few pictures with the phone.
It’s also worthwhile stating that the front camera comes with loads of hardware and software enhancements. So expect the camera to have all those nice features selfie cameras often come with.
5G support is a thing we’re starting to see in smartphones. And if you wonder if it comes with support for 5G networks, the answer is no. This device only comes with 2G, 3G, and 4G networks support.
But I don’t expect you to be disappointed or unhappy about this — 5G is very unlikely to become mainstream in Nigeria within the next 3 years — so there’s no reason to worry, since you’re most likely going to replace your phone after 3 years.
Nokia devices are not products that offer the best features for your money. But this is a thing I don’t expect to come as a surprise.
I also can’t consider Nokia products overpriced, as Nokia devices offer impressive security and durability, a thing only a very few brands can’t boast of.
In short, if a smartphone being secure and durable are your priority, then this is one of the best nokia phones in Nigeria in its category.
Getting a build of the Nokia 5.3 shouldn’t also be a problem, as we now have it in major stores across the country though the price in Nigeria seems to be on the high side.