Nokia 5.3 Review 2020: Features to Look For

The Nokia 5.3 smartphone is a mid-range device that offers a great battery life, excellent performance, and the unique Android One software. It is a suitable choice for casual phone users and those who are looking for features like a large screen, decent camera, and storage.

In this review, you find all you need to know about the Nokia 5.3 and its key features and specifications.

Design and Display

The Nokia 5.3 comes with a unique Nokia design. It is available in three different color options which are gold, gray, and blue. Even more, it measures about 6.5×3.0x0.3 inches in dimension and weighs 185g.

The front facing of the Nokia 5.3 holds a 6.55-inch screen and a little drop for the front facing camera. It also has a gray rear panel that is refined with a fine slope that serves as a fingerprint magnet. 

Additionally, the phone’s weight is evenly distributed which makes it comfortable to hold in the hand. 

The top of the Nokia 5.3 houses a 3.5mm headphone jack. While at the bottom of the phone is a speaker grille and USB-C charging port.

On the left side of the phone there is a dual-SIM/microSD slot and Google Assistant button. While on the left side you will find the volume rocker and power button.

In recent times, the back of smartphones have become a major differentiating factor for most phones. Just like other smartphones, the Nokia 5.3 is not left out. It comes with a beautifully designed back that can be easily mistaken for Nokia 7.2 since they both have a similar camera design. However, the Nokia 5.3 has some features that make it unique. On the back of this smartphone lies a camera module with four (4) cameras as well as a long LED flash light in the middle.


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When it comes to cameras, the Nokia 5.3 smartphone comes with a primary lens of 13MP, an extra-wide lens of 5MP, depth sensor of 2MP, and a macro sensor of 2MP. Although the cameras seem decent enough, there is still room for improvement.


Nokia 5.3 is a relatively cheap mid-range smartphone with a powerful processor. It features a Snapdragon 665 supported by the Adreno 610 which helps in providing users a stable and solid experience during both normal and gaming usage. The Snapdragon 665 comes with an 11nm process. As a result, it does not heat up easily and is more efficient than the SD660.


The importance of storage cannot be overemphasized if a smartphone must stand out. The Nokia 5.3 comes with a DDR4 RAM of 4GB and a onboard memory of 64GB. This memory helps in ensuring the phone runs smoothly. Even more, it has a dedicated SD card port that allows you to expand the smartphone’s storage to up to 512GB.


Nokia 5.3 comes with a battery capacity of 4000mAh which makes it capable of lasting for almost a whole day on average usage. Although its charging speed is not so impressive as it comes with a 10W charging speed, you will not need to charge the smartphone often.

Key Specifications

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  • Display: 6.55 inches, HD+ 720×1600 (268 ppi), 
  • Processor: Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64 GB onboard and MicroSD
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n/ac, BT 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB-OTG.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint, proximity


  • Excellent performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good display
  • Android One software


  • Mediocre cameras
  • Poor speaker quality


In all, the Nokia 5.3 smartphone is an excellent device for average phone users and those looking for great battery life, decent camera, and large screen. 

Additionally, it comes with the Android one software as well as Android One software updates.

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