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Nokia 5.3 selling for Rs 11,999 in Amazon Fab Phones Fest sale: Why it is a good deal

Nokia 5.3 was launched back in August and it is available for one of the lowest prices right now on Amazon.

twitter-logoShubham Verma | December 23, 2020 | Updated 17:56 IST

Highlights

  • Nokia 5.3 is down to Rs 11,999 in the Amazon Fab Phones Fest sale.
  • If you have an HDFC Bank card, you can get the Nokia 5.3 for even less.
  • Nokia 5.3 brings pure Android experience and very capable cameras.

Amazon Fab Phones Fest sale is underway and there is a slew of smartphones on offer. You can get up to 40 per cent off on a range of smartphones and accessories under the sale, so if you have been waiting to buy a product, this could be the right time. Among all these offers that the website currently is flooding with, it becomes hard to pick a deal that makes sense and saves money at the same time. Fret not, I have handpicked one such smartphone that ticks all the right boxes.

Saving your hours of search, I came across the deal where the Nokia 5.3 is selling for a low price right now. The mid-range smartphone from HMD Global is down to Rs 11,999 in the Amazon sale. But this is not the lowest price you will pay. If you have an HDFC Bank credit card, you can avail a 10 per cent discount on the price, which will calculate to Rs 1,199. Applying this amount as the discount to the Nokia 5.3 cost, the final price for you will be Rs 10,800. Nokia 5.3 at Rs 10,800 makes for one of the worthy deals in the sale right now. Now that we are done with the price part, let me tell you why buying the Nokia 5.3 makes sense.

Nokia 5.3 has stock Android

HMD Global prides itself in selling stock Android to its customers on the Nokia-branded smartphones. Just like every other Nokia smartphone, Nokia 5.3 brings stock Android inside. This is similar to what Google Pixel phones come with. There is no bloatware, meaning you do not see apps that cannot be uninstalled. This is a big relief, believe it or not. Smartphones from brands such as Redmi and Realme ship with bloatware and there is nothing you can do about these apps, except for disabling them. Nokia 5.3 does not pose such a problem because it is stock Android.

Besides, Nokia 5.3 is one of the few smartphones that will get regular Android updates from Google. The Android world has mostly been crippled with the sluggish arrangement that delayed Android version rollout to devices. That is because brands such as Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, and Oppo use custom skin on Android. The Android version is heavily customised, as a part of the process that takes time. Nokia 5.3 runs on Android One policy, which is much like how Pixel phones get the new software versions. HMD Global has promised there will be two years of Android version upgrades and three years of Android security upgrades.

Nokia 5.3 specifications

I reviewed the Nokia 5.3 back in August. HMD Global has created an impressive device, the one that ticks almost all the right boxes. The biggest thing to admire about the Nokia 5.3 is its gorgeous design. Nokia smartphones have always been about their beauty -- something that most smartphones lack and need to have to win over customers. Nokia 5.3 has a quite good-looking matte finish. It has a 6.55-inch HD+ display with a 2.5D glass on top and a waterdrop notch. The Nokia 5.3 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 665 mobile platform, coupled with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM options. For storage, there are two options -- 64GB and 128GB -- with support for a microSD card of up to 512GB. Nokia 5.3 also comes with unlimited Google Drive storage.

The Nokia 5.3 cameras (a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel ultrawide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro shooter) are among the best that you can get for this price segment. I tried the cameras for a good deal of time and found the photos came out good. I had some issues with the portrait sensor but most smartphones in this range offer a similar quality when it comes to portrait shots. The night mode on Nokia 5.3 works quite well and retains most details that may otherwise have been obscured in the dark light. The selfies from the 8-megapixel camera on the front are also good and you will like to post them on your Instagram. The 4000mAh battery also goes on for over a day.

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