Apart from its headliner, the Nokia 8.3 5G, HMD Global also unveiled two budget-oriented devices – Nokia 5.3 and 1.3.

Nokia 5.3 packs a 6.55-inch IPS HD+ display and is powered by a Snapdragon 665, along with 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card.

For its rear cameras – there’s a 13MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide, and two 2MP sensors for macro and depth sensing. Housed in its notch is an 8MP snapper.


The device runs on Android 10 out of the box, backed by three years of Android updates. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging and promises up to two full days of uptime.

Nokia 1.3, on the other hand, sports a 5.71-inch IPS HD+ screen and rocks a Qualcomm 215 Chipset along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with support for up to a 400GB microSD card.

It packs a single 8MP rear shooter which focuses on low-light and portrait shots, courtesy of its AI-assisted Camera Go App. Upfront is a 5MP sensor.

Nokia 1.3 houses a 3,000mAh battery with 5W charging. It comes with Android Go Edition pre-installed with a promise of Android 11 Go Edition whenever available.

As for pricing, it’s 189 Euros for the Nokia 5.3 and 95 Euros for the Nokia 1.3.


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.