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Nokia 5.3

Nokia 5.3
Brand: Nokia
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU Snapdragon 660
  • RAM 3/4/6 GB
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Display 6.55 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,
  • Camera Quad 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • OS Android 10.0, Android One

Editor Rating

This rating is based on the features of the phone. We have considered all elements pf the phone - both hardware and software.

  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Value 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10

Nokia 5.3 Price In Kenya

Nokia 5.3 price in Kenya is expected to start at Ksh22,000.00. This phone has three color options – Sand, Charcoal, and Cyan. It has 3/4/6GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage space. This phone features a 6.55 inches display and has a Quad-lens camera at the back with 13 megapixels main lens camera. The selfie camera is 8 megapixels.

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Nokia 5.3 - Specifications


Announced This indicates the month and year that the manufacture announced a given smartphone. Some phones phone are announced and released within a short period of time while sometimes it takes several months for certain phones to be officially launched after the announcement. March, 2020
Status Is this phone available in Kenya? Available means you can get it at various smartphone shops in the country. Coming soon means you will have to wait a little bit. Products marked as discontinued are those that are no longer available in local shops. We check several online and offline shops before marking products as discontinued to ensure that it’s really not available. Coming Soon


Dimensions 164.3mm x 76.6mm x 8.5mm
Weight 185grams
Colors Cyan, Charcoal, Sand


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM How many SIM cards can be used in a given phone at the same time? Well, most phones today support the use of two SIM cards. Others will only allow you to use one SIM card. This allows you to enjoy offers from Safaricom, Telkom, and others. You should also check whether a given device has a dedicated SIM card slot or if its hybrid. Hybrid means that the second SIM and the Micro SD share the same slot. With such a handset. You will have to choose between a second SIM and memory expansion via a micro SD. Nano SIM
Dual SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type There are many different types of display panels used in today’s phones. The displays you will find in modern smartphones include Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), In-Plane Switching Liquid Crystal Display (IPS-LCD), Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) and Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED). IPS LCD displays are common in high-end and mid-range phones because they offer good color reproductions and have superior viewing angles. AMOLED displays consume less power compared to LCD displays and have very good contrast ratio. They are highly visible in areas with low light. IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.55 inches
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio
Display Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 268 ppi
Touch Screen capacitive touchscreen
Display Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3


FM Radio If you would like to listen to your favorite FM stations without an internet connection, choose a phone with FM radio support. Most high-end phones don’t have this feature. Yes
Alert Types Vibration, ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Jack 3.5mm Headphone Jack


Rear Quad 13MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 5MP, 13mm (ultrawide) + 2MP, (macro) + 2MP, (depth)
Rear Camera Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Single 8MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Selfie Camera Features 1080p@30fps


OS Are you looking for a phone powered by Google’s Android OS or Apple’s iOS? Android 10.0, Android One


Chipset A chipset is basically an integrated circuit that brings together all the components of a computer on one chip. It also commonly referred to as the System on Chip (SoC). The chipset on a phone consists of the processor (CPU), memory controller, GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), modem and a few other controllers. They are all built-in this one chip, referred to as the chipset. Common chipsets installed in phones today include Qualcomm Snapdragon, MediaTek, Exynos (by Samsung) and Kirin (by Huawei). Snapdragon 665 (11nm)
CPU CPU is a circuit that executes computer programs. Your phone’s CPU is in charge of executing your apps. One of the main characteristics of the CPU is its clock rate. It is usually measured in Gigahertz (GHz). This is an important feature to look at when comparing phones with the same processor generation and family. The type of CPU on your phone has a big effect on your smartphone’s performance and user experience. Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPU Graphics Processing Unit, abbreviated GPU, is a circuit that accelerates your phone’s graphic output. They are very efficient in image manipulation. GPU’s are essential parts of chipsets. Today’s GPUs are very advanced as manufacturers are constantly pushing to make the best ever gaming phones. Adreno 610
RAM This is where apps along with their data reside while running. It is used by both the operating system and installed apps. RAM is very fast. It is temporary storage that loses all its data when the phone is switched off. 3/4/6 GB
Internal Storage 64 GB
Card Slot microSDXC - dedicated slot
Sensors Today’s handsets have multiple sensors. Budget phones may lack some sensors. Some may not have a fingerprints scanner, gyroscope, compass, etc. make sure the phone you want to buy has all the sensors you need. Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-fi Hotspot
USB 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps


Placement Phone batteries are either removable or non-removable. Non-removable means that you can’t remove the battery without the help of a specialist without causing some sort of damage. Most of today’s phones have removable batteries. There are few smartphones with removable batteries. The key advantage of phones with removable batteries is the fact that you can replace a battery with a new one when it depreciates without the help of a specialist. Non-removable
Battery Type Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity 4000mAh
Fast Charging Fast Charging Does it comes with a fast charging adapter? 10W Fast charger

Nokia 5.3 - Summary

  • Nokia 5.3 is currently one of the most popular mid-range phones in Kenya.  It features an IPS LCD 6.55 inches full HD display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels.  
  • This device supports the use of two SIM cards (dual SIM standby).
  • This phone’s touch screen display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • The 5.3 is one of the best mid-range camera phones in Kenya. It features a Quad-lens camera at the back made up of a 16 megapixels primary sensor, an 8 megapixels telephoto lens, an 8 megapixels ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5 megapixels depth sensor.  This camera can record FHD videos.
  • The selfie camera is a single 8 megapixel lens. This camera can record full HD videos.
  • Snapdragon 665 processor powers the Nokia 5.3. This processor is paired with 3/4/6GB RAM. The internal storage space is 64GB.
  • This smartphone has a memory card slot. It supports cards of up to 512GB.
  • This phone is featured in Google’s Android One program. It runs Android 10.0 out of the box.
  • Multiple connectivity options are available in the 5.3. These options include Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, FM radio, GPS and USB type C.
  • Nokia 5.3 is powered a battery packing 4000mAh and it comes with a fast-charging adapter.

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