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This is a well-made phone it won't creak in the hand like some budget phones at this price point, I buy Nokia for the guaranteed three years security updates and the promise of Android 11 &12 upgrades, it should see me through the next two to three years. Nokia is an ideal brand for a middle-aged person like me who is not chasing the latest thing just reliability and competent technology and with NFC allows me to pay for shopping under £45.
The cameras are fine for general photos but don't expect prize-winning shots it is a £149 phone after all, video recording could do with image stabilization and I'd have happily sacrificed the option of 4K recording for it. The 4GB memory allows for smooth lag-free app use and the 64GB storage allows for plenty of apps and I added 256GB micro SD card for extra storage for my music and photos/video. Not sure my eyes can tell the difference in the screen between 720HD and 1080HD the screen bright and good for use in all light conditions and I'm told the slightly lower resolution helps with better battery performance it lasts all day then I put it on charge overnight for the next day.
The only negative is the fingerprint scanner that takes a few days after you first set up to get used to you, then it seems to work fine but takes a couple of seconds lag before it opens the phone up. Cases seemed to be fin on the ground and involve waiting weeks for them to arrive from China, so I brought an old-style MoKo phone pouch/holster that fits a phone upto 6.8 inches and is a great fit for this phone to stop scratches while in my handbag.
A phone for adults who can understand its never going to be an Apple or Samsung phone ten times more expensive but as a general phone to use with a sim only deal it has all you need.
I've been using Apple for 10 years but got annoyed with storage limitations and battery issues. I decided to migrate to an Android phone, as my husband's been using it for a year now, and he's very happy with it. I compared some options in the market within the same price range and decided to give Nokia a try, as this is the brand of my first mobile back 20 years ago, and although I had thought they stopped in time, they seem to have pretty decent smartphones launched recently. By reading the reviews and comparing processor speed, storage capacity, camera features, and battery life, and I thought they deserved a chance.
I admit that I'm really impressed with this phone, it's modern, it's very fast, the resolution is excellent, and the screen it's way bigger than my previous iPhone 6 which was a great surprise when I opened the box. Plus it gives you the option of inserting an extra mini SD card to increase space without getting tied with a cloud-based subscription forever. I attached a picture comparing the sizes.
It demands a bit of time to learn the gestures and settings, but nothing bad. I got pretty used to it in a couple of days. The battery is lasting easy more than 2 full days which is amazing. I didn't test all camera features yet, even though I got really nice shots using portrait mode, and also in low luminosity too as you can see. The macro isn't as crisp as the portrait but I'm not expecting a miracle, as I have a DSLR camera to take macro shots whenever I need high-quality ones, so this is no a big deal particularly for me.
The only dislike I'd say is the position of the earphone jack at the upper side, but this is me being picky.
All in all, this is a fantastic mobile for the price, it's really worth it. I couldn't have made a better choice! Thanks Nokia, I'm a fan again.
The build is solid, the operation is fast and smooth and the screen is clear and sharp. Overall probably the best value phone I've ever purchased. One downside that isn't the phone fault! Stock Android 10 has a few new features that take a little practice. No back button means learning new gestures. Might frustrate a few people initially, but as I say, not the phones fault, and with being in the Android One program, OS and security updates are guaranteed for a couple of years.
The basic lens of this one really worked for me (sketchpad-wise through Lightroom use of RAW DNG plus lens recognised). I’d been looking for backup phones and Nokias seemed an excellent and solid choice (a tough field-fone so to speak). However, this one (and another 5.3) I had to return due to charging issues which also did not resolve via Developer menu’s debugging commands (applicable in my case in connection with Macs: MacBook Pro Catalina and Big Sur and Mac Mini where the charge just stops when the machine goes to sleep ... this was also found to be the issue with two of our Chromebooks). Nokia tech support have been helpful. - At the moment I don’t know altogether whether I’ll give the 5.3 another attempt, a third attempt (yes, I like the phone that much) ... it’s been a time-consuming faff but I might just will!
One thing that did not stand out after much studying was the fact you cannot move apps to the memory card (bought seperately) which I assumed you could as a I Had done with my Samsung S3 mini. you can store music photos etc. I must point out this was my fault but perhaps it could be made clearer by sellers. ........ The phone though is absolutely brilliant, camera(s), battery , performance...all just great.......Delivery no probs ...and the price is fanatstic. Thanks to all concerned.