Nokia 5.3 now on sale for KES. 23,000

HMD Mobile has announced the availability of the Nokia 5.3 in the Kenyan market. Announced back in March of this year, the Nokia 5.3 is an important device in this market since it falls in a price range that is competitive. We, however, expected a fairer price point, and feel that the KES. 23,000 asking price is quite high. At this price point, it competes directly with the new Galaxy A21s (which is also overpriced), the Redmi 9s, the Camon 15 Premier (overpriced), the new Huawei Y8p, and others.

Mark Misumi, HMD Global Business Manager East Africa said of the new device, “The Nokia 5.3 was designed to enable smartphone users to Go big and Go beyond. With the Nokia 5.3 you take pictures with a smartphone that has powerful AI imaging for an unparalleled imaging experience. The Nokia 5.3 is in a class of its own with an impressive 6.55” screen. That’s a huge screen that still fits in your pocket and two-day battery life for immersive entertainment on-the-go, all at an incredible price.”

“The Nokia 5.3 comes with the Android One promise, delivering a pure Android software ready for Android 11 and beyond. The phone also comes with monthly security updates and these two factors ensure your Nokia smartphone experience keeps getting better,” Mark Misumi added.

Yes, it is undeniable that Nokia devices will last you through the years. In fact, you’ll be running the latest version of Android in early 2023, should they stick with their update schedules. And that’s something no other Android seller can promise. Is the promise enough to make you consider? Well, here’s what you get for KES. 23,000:

A 720p 6.55-inch display, a 13MP main rear camera, an 8MP front camera, 3 or 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 4000mAh battery with slow 10W charging. The great things, however, are the USB Type-C port, the Snapdragon 665 processor, and the design.

Nokia 5.3 Specifications and Price in Kenya

Nokia 5.3 Specifications:

Display6.55 inches IPS LCD 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio 
Rear CameraQuad Setup:
13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
5 MP, (ultrawide)
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
Front Camera8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
ChipsetQualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
GPUAdreno 610
Storage64GB eMMC 5.1 Storage
(Expandable with microSD card)
Operating SystemAndroid 10.0, Android ONE
10W charging over USB Type-C
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm audio jack
FM Radio
USB Type-C 1.0
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Colour optionsCyan, Sand, Charcoal

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