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Apart from that HD+ display, this actually looks pretty decent for a budget Smartphone

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When viewing images, watching movies or playing games it is great to have a large and clear display. The Nokia 5.3 has just this with its impressive 6.55”, but it also benefits from having a quad-camera system for capturing any kind of subject and up to 2 days of battery life.

All in a smartphone that conveniently fits in your pocket, and is easy to hold.

The first thing you notice about the Nokia 5.3 is its stunning 6.55-inch display. With its HD+ resolution (720 x1600) 20:9 aspect ratio you can enjoy all your favourite media content, including photos, movies and the latest games. Enjoy creating interesting photos with the Quad camera system featuring a combination of a 13MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensors. With powerful AI imaging, so that no matter your skill level, you can also capture a great looking photo any time of the day.

With our smartphones being constantly with us, we like to think they can deal with our daily life. An elegant 2.5D glass from incorporating Gorilla Glass 3 and scratch-resistant composite back give the Nokia 5.3 extra durability. And the striking Nordic-inspired colours give the phone a standout look you can enjoy.

A long-lasting 4,000 mAh battery will get the typical person through 2 days of emailing, socializing and general usage, thanks to the AI-assisted Adaptive technology. Which conserves power for the apps you most use.

Pure Android
Android 10 is at the heart of the Nokia 5.3 and Nokia has kept the interface just as Google intended. This ensures you always have the best Android can offer with all the apps you are using in your daily life.
There are guaranteed updates for 2 years and 3 years of monthly security updates.
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Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 13:23

Why are you posting stuff about aspect ratios???1080p screens looking …Why are you posting stuff about aspect ratios???1080p screens looking significant better than 720p ones in a large screen size phone. It's as simple as that.720p in a 6.5" phone is terrible.


Because 720p is 1280x720, 16:9 aspect ratio which this phone is not. It's HD+ 1600x720, 20:9 aspect ratio. You keep saying 720p and that it's "comical", "ridiculous" and "terrible" for this size but it's the same pixel density as a hundreds of 5.5" 720p phones. It just has added height/pixels hence HD+ and the 20:9 aspect ratio.

Nintendo has sold over 52 million Switch units which have lower or equivalent pixel dense screens. 270PPI doesn't look "worse than a 1980s computer game". It's as simple as that.
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Hows this phone in general, in regards to a Huawei P10 lite? I've been a fan of the Motos, running a G8 plus myself, but my missus wants an upgrade and can't settle with anything larger than 6"


Ah nvm I thought the 53 referred to screen before realising it's 6.5
Edited by: "vise06" 16th Apr
Stock early may for anyone that's interested
I've had several of the 'relaunched' Nokia Android phones since 2017 and they've generally been well put together and get frequent updates. Performance is usually mediocre but as they're classed as budget phones that's not unexpected. Sure, Xiaomi or something will be faster but for how long and often will they update the OS? I used to be a fan of the Moto G series but they became crap at updates when they sold to Leonovo. I'm tempted with this Nokia, but I own four already - not sure I can justify another, and the 6.2 is only about £20 more retail.
Ok, I couldn't resist and have ordered one. I really ought to get rid of some of the older ones now!
dkj25516/04/2020 19:31

Ok, I couldn't resist and have ordered one. I really ought to get rid of …Ok, I couldn't resist and have ordered one. I really ought to get rid of some of the older ones now!


The main attraction will be Android one. Else the screen is bad for the price, at this price point the minimum needed is 1080p.
SantoshKaushik16/04/2020 19:54

The main attraction will be Android one. Else the screen is bad for the …The main attraction will be Android one. Else the screen is bad for the price, at this price point the minimum needed is 1080p.


It depends what you want the phone for: I don't play games or watch films on my phones because the experience is always better on a non-phone device. The big attraction for me is the regular updates - as I run mobile banking apps, and suchlike I prioritise a regularly patched OS over outright performance. That said, I'm surprised the Nokia website makes no mention of NFC on this phone in the spec list, though the online user manual for it does. I really hope it does have NFC because that's a dealbreaker if it doesn't.
dkj25516/04/2020 19:05

I've had several of the 'relaunched' Nokia Android phones since 2017 and …I've had several of the 'relaunched' Nokia Android phones since 2017 and they've generally been well put together and get frequent updates. Performance is usually mediocre but as they're classed as budget phones that's not unexpected. Sure, Xiaomi or something will be faster but for how long and often will they update the OS? I used to be a fan of the Moto G series but they became crap at updates when they sold to Leonovo. I'm tempted with this Nokia, but I own four already - not sure I can justify another, and the 6.2 is only about £20 more retail.


Nokia phones run Android One which guarantees two major OS updates and regular (monthly on my Nokia 6.2) security updates for three years.

Xiaomi are also excellent for security updates, but not necessarily major Android updates. Xiaomi phones usually get at least 3 years worth of regular security updates and a few MIUI releases and usually one major Android update from launch.
dkj25516/04/2020 20:24

It depends what you want the phone for: I don't play games or watch films …It depends what you want the phone for: I don't play games or watch films on my phones because the experience is always better on a non-phone device. The big attraction for me is the regular updates - as I run mobile banking apps, and suchlike I prioritise a regularly patched OS over outright performance. That said, I'm surprised the Nokia website makes no mention of NFC on this phone in the spec list, though the online user manual for it does. I really hope it does have NFC because that's a dealbreaker if it doesn't.


Gsmarena lists NFC.
720p resolution on a screen this size is comical.

ICE COLD.
SClub16/04/2020 21:18

Nokia phones run Android One which guarantees two major OS updates and …Nokia phones run Android One which guarantees two major OS updates and regular (monthly on my Nokia 6.2) security updates for three years.Xiaomi are also excellent for security updates, but not necessarily major Android updates. Xiaomi phones usually get at least 3 years worth of regular security updates and a few MIUI releases and usually one major Android update from launch.


The Android One implementation on Nokias is garbage though. There are so many useful features that you have on other UIs that don't exist eg nav key customisation, split screen, one hand small screen etc etc It's also buggy since the Android 10 update and has compatibility issues with certain mobile games.
Edited by: "Google_Reviewer" 16th Apr
Google_Reviewer16/04/2020 23:04

720p resolution on a screen this size is comical.ICE COLD.


It may be comical to you but it's widespread with Motos , realme, Redmi and other brands too making bigger and bigger phones and sticking with HD+ screens. People interested In budget devices don't seem to mind and it helps with battery life and phones performance. My ancient 42" plasma is also hd ready only and I have no intention of changing it.
SClub16/04/2020 21:18

Nokia phones run Android One which guarantees two major OS updates and …Nokia phones run Android One which guarantees two major OS updates and regular (monthly on my Nokia 6.2) security updates for three years.Xiaomi are also excellent for security updates, but not necessarily major Android updates. Xiaomi phones usually get at least 3 years worth of regular security updates and a few MIUI releases and usually one major Android update from launch.


I've heard that some of the Chinese phones aren't too bad at updates, but often they lack NFC which I use for contactless payments. I was looking at the Moto G7 series that's been on sale recently, but again no NFC (and not so good at updates). I was worried this was becoming a trend with Nokia not listing it in the specs.
litwoojczyznomoj17/04/2020 00:30

It may be comical to you but it's widespread with Motos , realme, Redmi …It may be comical to you but it's widespread with Motos , realme, Redmi and other brands too making bigger and bigger phones and sticking with HD+ screens. People interested In budget devices don't seem to mind and it helps with battery life and phones performance. My ancient 42" plasma is also hd ready only and I have no intention of changing it.


You probably still probably listen to a gramaphone as well and think the music quality on that is great.

Show me a Redmi or Realme with a 720p resolution on a screen this size.

720p on a 6.5" phone is ridiculous. Looks worse than 1980s computer game.
Edited by: "Google_Reviewer" 17th Apr
Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 04:47

You probably still probably listen to a gramaphone as well and think the …You probably still probably listen to a gramaphone as well and think the music quality on that is great.Show me a Redmi or Realme with a 720p resolution on a screen this size.720p on a 6.5" phone is ridiculous. Looks worse than 1980s computer game.


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Moto pulled off similar trick with Moto g8 , Redmi 8 is not much smaller and the incoming Redmi 9 will most likely be even bigger than its predecessor. Haven't used an Hd+ screen phone in almost a decade (and they were much smaller back then) so cannot comment on how ridiculous it looks.
Google_Reviewer16/04/2020 23:06

The Android One implementation on Nokias is garbage though. There are so …The Android One implementation on Nokias is garbage though. There are so many useful features that you have on other UIs that don't exist eg nav key customisation, split screen, one hand small screen etc etc It's also buggy since the Android 10 update and has compatibility issues with certain mobile games.


The "missing" UI features is just Android One, nothing to do with Nokia's implementation, surely?
litwoojczyznomoj17/04/2020 00:30

It may be comical to you but it's widespread with Motos , realme, Redmi …It may be comical to you but it's widespread with Motos , realme, Redmi and other brands too making bigger and bigger phones and sticking with HD+ screens. People interested In budget devices don't seem to mind and it helps with battery life and phones performance. My ancient 42" plasma is also hd ready only and I have no intention of changing it.


Still using my 50" 720p plasma as my main TV and will only change when it dies - prefer it to all of my family's or mates' recent 4k TVs (granted, none are OLED) when not watching actual genuine 4k-specific source /input.
Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 04:47

Show me a Redmi or Realme with a 720p resolution on a screen this size. …Show me a Redmi or Realme with a 720p resolution on a screen this size. 720p on a 6.5" phone is ridiculous. Looks worse than 1980s computer game.


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These would be ~270PPI. The FHD 13.3" laptops you've posted would be ~170PPI. Lower resolution would be more noticeable in phones since they're held closer but how far away would you need to be sitting from a laptop screen for it to not look "worse than 1980s computer game"?
Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 04:47

You probably still probably listen to a gramaphone as well and think the …You probably still probably listen to a gramaphone as well and think the music quality on that is great.Show me a Redmi or Realme with a 720p resolution on a screen this size.720p on a 6.5" phone is ridiculous. Looks worse than 1980s computer game.


As @litwoojczyznomoj says, Realme 6i is 720p and 6.5", as are Oppo A5 and A9. Slightly smaller, but still only 720p are the Redmi 8 and 8A at 6.22", plus the Mi A3 at 6.09". I haven't seen reviews of those stating the display is ridiculous, but then you get what you pay for and no one is hiding these specs.
dreadzone10117/04/2020 07:20

https://www.gsmarena.com/results.php3?nYearMin=2019&nDisplayResMin=921600&nDisplayResMax=2073600&fDisplayInchesMin=6.5&sMakers=118These would be ~270PPI. The FHD 13.3" laptops you've posted would be ~170PPI. Lower resolution would be more noticeable in phones since they're held closer but how far away would you need to be sitting from a laptop screen for it to not look "worse than 1980s computer game"?


I've got 720p phones and 1080p ones. The screens on the 720p are 'okay' until you look at the 1080p screen and you realise how much sharper and vibrant they are. I don't even use the 720p phones now as the screens are so much worse.
Edited by: "Google_Reviewer" 17th Apr
Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 10:31

I've got 720p phones and 1080p ones. The screens on the 720p are 'okay' …I've got 720p phones and 1080p ones. The screens on the 720p are 'okay' until you look at the 1080p screen and you realise how much sharper and vibrant they are. I don't even use the 720p phones now as the screens are so much worse.


Comparing it to 1080p doesn't make your comment any less of an over exaggeration.

Notch phones are 20:9 or 19:9 ratio whilst 720p is 16:9 hence why notch phones have HD+ and FHD+ terminology. This 6.55" HD+ phone has the same pixel density as a 5.5" 720p phone

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There have been hundreds of 5.5" 720p phones which would have the same sharpness as this phone. Even the Nintendo Switch Lite has the same ppi whilst the original Switch has lower ppi but it seems that since this phone is larger, you've determined resolution is ridiculous, comical and looks worse than 1980s computer game.
Love my 5.1 Plus. The 5.3 is an absolute steal for £150. Screen res is more than fine: we're talking about a hand-held device here... my 24" 144Hz PC monitor is 1080p and that's what i use for gaming, browsing and movies. I guess it depends on whether you are a mid-range user or a enthusiast like Google_Reviewer who is prepared to spend a lot more money on a phone.
dkj25517/04/2020 04:47

I've heard that some of the Chinese phones aren't too bad at updates, but …I've heard that some of the Chinese phones aren't too bad at updates, but often they lack NFC which I use for contactless payments. I was looking at the Moto G7 series that's been on sale recently, but again no NFC (and not so good at updates). I was worried this was becoming a trend with Nokia not listing it in the specs.


I've got the plain G7, and it's got NFC
dreadzone10117/04/2020 10:58

Comparing it to 1080p doesn't make your comment any less of an over …Comparing it to 1080p doesn't make your comment any less of an over exaggeration.Notch phones are 20:9 or 19:9 ratio whilst 720p is 16:9 hence why notch phones have HD+ and FHD+ terminology. This 6.55" HD+ phone has the same pixel density as a 5.5" 720p phone[Image] There have been hundreds of 5.5" 720p phones which would have the same sharpness as this phone. Even the Nintendo Switch Lite has the same ppi whilst the original Switch has lower ppi but it seems that since this phone is larger, you've determined resolution is ridiculous, comical and looks worse than 1980s computer game.


Why are you posting stuff about aspect ratios???

1080p screens looking significant better than 720p ones in a large screen size phone. It's as simple as that.

720p in a 6.5" phone is terrible.
Edited by: "Google_Reviewer" 17th Apr
Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 13:23

Why are you posting stuff about aspect ratios???1080p screens looking …Why are you posting stuff about aspect ratios???1080p screens looking significant better than 720p ones in a large screen size phone. It's as simple as that.720p in a 6.5" phone is terrible.


Because 720p is 1280x720, 16:9 aspect ratio which this phone is not. It's HD+ 1600x720, 20:9 aspect ratio. You keep saying 720p and that it's "comical", "ridiculous" and "terrible" for this size but it's the same pixel density as a hundreds of 5.5" 720p phones. It just has added height/pixels hence HD+ and the 20:9 aspect ratio.

Nintendo has sold over 52 million Switch units which have lower or equivalent pixel dense screens. 270PPI doesn't look "worse than a 1980s computer game". It's as simple as that.
dreadzone10117/04/2020 16:38

Because 720p is 1280x720, 16:9 aspect ratio which this phone is not. It's …Because 720p is 1280x720, 16:9 aspect ratio which this phone is not. It's HD+ 1600x720, 20:9 aspect ratio. You keep saying 720p and that it's "comical", "ridiculous" and "terrible" for this size but it's the same pixel density as a hundreds of 5.5" 720p phones. It just has added height/pixels hence HD+ and the 20:9 aspect ratio.Nintendo has sold over 52 million Switch units which have lower or equivalent pixel dense screens. 270PPI doesn't look "worse than a 1980s computer game". It's as simple as that.


This is phone not a toy for little kids where the resolution doesn't matter.

1080p is vastly better than 720p on a phone this size.
Edited by: "Google_Reviewer" 17th Apr
Google_Reviewer17/04/2020 21:29

This is phone not a toy for little kids where the resolution doesn't …This is phone not a toy for little kids where the resolution doesn't matter.1080p is vastly better than 720p on a phone this size.


The largest age group of Switch owners are teens and people in their 20s. Last year Samsung's highest selling phone< was A10 and A20 was their 3rd highest. Both have ~270PPI screen. I haven't disputed that 1080p looks better but again comparing it with 1080p doesn't make your "worse than 1980s computer game" comment any less of an over exaggeration.
dreadzone10117/04/2020 22:35

The largest age group of Switch owners are teens and people in their 20s. …The largest age group of Switch owners are teens and people in their 20s. Last year Samsung's highest selling phone< was A10 and A20 was their 3rd highest. Both have ~270PPI screen. I haven't disputed that 1080p looks better but again comparing it with 1080p doesn't make your "worse than 1980s computer game" comment any less of an over exaggeration.


Nintendo is a game console for little kids. And the graphics look like something from the 1980s with that low resolution. You certainly wouldn't want that resolution on a phone when you're paying £150 for it.
Google_Reviewer18/04/2020 16:40

Nintendo is a game console for little kids. And the graphics look like …Nintendo is a game console for little kids. And the graphics look like something from the 1980s with that low resolution. You certainly wouldn't want that resolution on a phone when you're paying £150 for it.


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Clove have announced that only stock of boring black will be available mid-May. The two more interesting colours won't arrive until some point in July and I'm not prepared to wait for three months being as I paid mid-April, so I've cancelled my order. Maybe later in the year (black Friday?) if it's the same price or lower I might buy one then.
dkj25507/05/2020 13:09

Clove have announced that only stock of boring black will be available …Clove have announced that only stock of boring black will be available mid-May. The two more interesting colours won't arrive until some point in July and I'm not prepared to wait for three months being as I paid mid-April, so I've cancelled my order. Maybe later in the year (black Friday?) if it's the same price or lower I might buy one then.


Damn, sorry man.
dkj25507/05/2020 13:09

Clove have announced that only stock of boring black will be available …Clove have announced that only stock of boring black will be available mid-May. The two more interesting colours won't arrive until some point in July and I'm not prepared to wait for three months being as I paid mid-April, so I've cancelled my order. Maybe later in the year (black Friday?) if it's the same price or lower I might buy one then.


I ordered the Cyan one. July is a long way off for an April order. Thank you for the update. Hope the cancellation procedure goes smoothly.
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