Nokia seems to get hold of the current smartphone battle. The famed brand almost saw its demise by not understanding the market and adapting to the current situation. But now things have changed for Nokia. They really are working hard to bring the game back. In the context of Nepal devices from Nokia like Nokia 7.2, Nokia 2.3, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 2.2 and many more devices are available for purchase. These devices fall on an affordable budget segment to the mid-range segment. Recently Nokia has launched its new mid-range device, Nokia 5.3 with some noteworthy features. This device is expected to arrive in Nepal soon. The expected price of Nokia 5.3 in Nepal is Rs 28,000.

Design and Display

nokia 5.3 design

Nokia 5.3 houses 6.55-inch IPS LCD display having 1720 x 1600 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is placed for the protection. Talking about the device aesthetics both volume rockers and power button are placed on the right edge of the device.

On the left, we have a dedicated Google Assistant button. With a centered hole-punch display on the top, we have a slightly visible chin with Nokia logo on the bottom. If you loved 3.5mm headphone jack then this device serves you right. As on the top edge, we have a headphone jack.

Oreo Quad Camera Setup

On the camera department Nokia 5.3 rocks similar Oreo lens setup as seen on OnePlus 7T. This device houses a total of 5 camera lenses.  For the selfie camera, we have 8MP (wide) lens. It is confined by the waterdrop notch on the display. With the selfie camera, you can shoot videos [email protected]

nokia 5.3 oreo camera setup

The Oreo lens setup for the rear camera is the primary focus on Nokia 5.3. It rocks quad camera setup of 13MP (wide) + 5MP (ultrawide) + 2MP (macro) + 2MP (depth).The numbers on the main camera may look small but this device has all the necessary lenses. With the quad rear camera, you can shoot videos [email protected]

Performance, Software, and Battery

Nokia 5.3 is powered by Snapdragon 665 (11nm). For the GPU we have Adreno 610. Right out of the box it runs on Android 10.0 alongside Android One. 3/64GB, 4/64GB and 6/    64GB are the available storage variants.

It is indeed surprising to see that the internal storage remains unchanged on these variants. But you panic about the internal storage as it is expandable up to 512GB using a microSDXC card. Massive 4000mAh battery fuels this device. As expected on the mid-range device, Nokia 5.3 supports normal 10-watt charging. But unlike Huawei Y7p, for the charging port, we have standard USB Type-C. Features like rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity and many more are available on this device. Cyan, Sand, and Charcoal are the available color variants.

Nokia 5.3 Key Specifications 

Release Date March 2020
Display 6.55-inch, IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (Front)
Chipset Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
GPU Adreno 610
Memory 3/64 GB, 4/64 GB & 6/64 GB
Primary Camera (Quad) 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 5 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) +2 MP, (macro) + 2 MP, (depth)
Shoot Videos: [email protected], HDR
Selfie Camera 8 MP, f/2.0 (wide)
Shoot Videos: [email protected], HDR
OS and UI Android 10.0:  Android One
Battery 4000mAh | 10-watt Normal Charging
Colors Available Cyan, Sand, Charcoal
Miscellaneous Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Nokia 5.3 Price in Nepal ~ Rs 28,000 

Price and Availability in Nepal

Nokia 5.3 packs some good features for a mid-range device. However, there are still some bumps here and there. If not more, the main camera lenses could have slightly be increased but they have included a USB Type-C port. The 3.5mm headphone jack still hangs around which is a good sign. The quad-camera setup has all lenses.

This device is available in European countries and is expected to launch in India soon. The price of Nokia 5.3 is £190. In India, the expected price of Nokia 5.3 is INR 15,000. This device is rumored to hit the Nepali market very soon. The expected price of Nokia 5.3 in Nepal is Rs 28,000. If you are looking out for a smartphone under Rs 30,000 please read, ‘Best Smartphones to buy in Nepal under Rs 30,000’. Here we have listed the best available smartphones in Nepal. Stick with us for the price and availability of Nokia 5.3 in Nepal.


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