The best Nokia smartphones

The Nokia brand gradually returned to the smartphone market. So you can get acquainted with the best models.

Nokia is a Finnish company with centuries. At one time, mobile phones under this brand had mad popularity. And the Symbian operating system is still remembered with warm feelings, many lucky people who had the opportunity to try it out. Unfortunately, the exchange rate at the beginning of the 21st century did not allow the brand to keep leadership. At first, a bet on the Windows Phone's low-footupular platform was made, and then the Finns had to leave the smartphone market at all.

Now Nokia phones are actually developed by another Finnish company, HMD Global, which licenses the use of Nokia name. When we first heard about the partnership, we treated it skeptical, but it turned out to be quite good - now we can every year we can contemplate the exit at least several excellent Nokia smartphones.

This means that users have a wide choice, but it sometimes confuses. That is why we decided to create a list of seven best Nokia phones.

We looked at each of them and listed all "for" and "against" so that you could see which smartphones have better characteristics and price according to your needs and budget. In addition, all Nokia phones are equipped with excellent pure Android and amazingly frequent software updates.

Nokia 8.3 DualSim 5G

  • Release date: March 2020
  • Weight: 220 grams
  • Dimensions: 78.56 ×171.9×8.99 mm
  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen size: 6.81 inch
  • Resolution: 2400×1080
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • Memory: 128 GB
  • Battery capacity : 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: 64+12+2+2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP

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support for the latest fifth mobile communication standard. This device perfectly combines attractive design and all modern technologies. It also boasts the presence of a NFC module, a Snapdragon 765 5G “just off the line” processor, a capacious battery and good cameras.

Nokia uses professional Zeiss optics in its new smartphones. Model 8.3 was no exception and received the main PureView camera, consisting of 4 lenses: main, ultra wide-angle, depth sensor and macro module. The last two received very modest characteristics and rather they are only trying to complete the picture in order to comply with the “GOST” in 4 camera lenses. The quality of the pictures doesn't quite compare to the cost of a smartphone, but if you don't change from a pixel or some kind of camera phone, you will still be quite satisfied. The system app has a variety of effects and shooting modes that will help you create more diverse photos. There are no questions about the front camera: good detail and dynamic range, no highlights or, conversely, dark areas, high-quality work of the portrait mode.

Movies can be recorded in 4K resolution at a frame rate of 30fps. There is an improved electronic stabilization gyro-EIS, which makes the picture quite smooth. There are no problems with jerks, as well as with sound. The smartphone also has a noise reduction system that, it should be noted, works very hard. However, it is necessary to include it only in a very noisy setting, otherwise the regime only hurts the sound, which is done quite deaf.

For Performance Here is the Snapdragon 765 5G SNAPDRAGON 76G system from Qualcomm. This is 8 Fresh Kryo 475 cores. One high-performance kernel Kryo 475 Prime operates at 2.4 GHz, to help him when performing heavy tasks, Kryo 475 Gold is sent (up to 2.2 GHz), the remaining 6 Kryo 475 Silver cores (up to 1, 8 GHz) are involved at lower loads and save energy. This is a fresh processor that calmly copes with any tasks. RAM here 8 GB LPDDR4X standard, which is a fairly modern and productive solution. Built-in storage UFS 2.1 at 128 GB. It feeds all these components battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh.


  • Support 5G, NFC.
  • Powerful processor.
  • Huge battery.
  • Large memory stock.
  • Large and bright screen.


  • Mono speaker.
  • Price.
  • Markic case.

Nokia 5.4

  • Release date: December 2020
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Dimensions: 75.99 × 160.97 × 8.7 mm
  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen Diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Memory: 64/128 GB
  • Accumulator capacity : 4000 Mah
  • Rear camera: 48 + 5 + 2 + 2 MP
  • Frontal chamber: 16 Mp

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The second smartphone of the Finnish company in our selection is Nokia 5.4. In contrast to the previous model 8.3 5G, this is an obvious medium-budget segment, which confirms not only the cost, but also characteristics. Enough Large screen with IPS Matrix HD + Permissions and SDM platform 662 - Lacmus papers for us. Although, even for the middle class device for such a value, there is a completely adequate selection of components.

The rear camera here is represented by a standard set of four sensors. The main is used in normal shooting in most scenarios, superwater to increase the angle and the number of objects that fall into the frame. The depth sensor is necessary for blurring the background and the overall improvement in the quality of the pictures. There is also a module for approximate macros of small objects. From other multimedia features, you can note the support of APT-X technology for better sound in headphones.

A smartphone running SOC (System On Chip, Processor) Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 is running. This is a fresh "stone", which was presented in January 2020. It is impossible to say anything bad about the processor, it is a good middle class, which will allow you to comfortably work with any applications or play any major projects (PUBG, Call of Duty: Mobile, etc.) on medium-high settings without experiencing any problems. The battery received a "standard" today with a capacity of 4000 mAh.


  • Good performance.
  • Assembly quality.
  • keeps the charge well.


  • Mediocre chambers.

Nokia 5.3

  • Release date: Mart 2020
  • Weight: 185 grams
  • Dimensions: 76.6 × 164.3 × 8.5 mm
  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen diagonal: 6.55 inches
  • Resolution: 1600 × 720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 3/4/6 GB
  • Memory: 64 GB
  • Accumulator capacity : 4000 Mah
  • Rear chamber: 13 + 2 + 5 + 2 MP
  • Frontal chamber: 8 MP

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Model Nokia 5.3 is a simplified and budget version of its "fellow" 5.4. This confirms less high-quality cameras, a smaller supply of internal memory, as well as more affordable cost. And yet, in the aggregate of Nokia 5.3 - a good version of the budget device, which can surprise the high-performance processor for its level, a capacious battery and support program that regularly updates the system.

On the camera and other multimedia capabilities there is no point in stopping for a long time. It is unlikely that those who buy a device for 10-15 thousand rubles will require a chamber of excellent pictures in any conditions. In simple scenes, the main camera, like the front, gives good photos, but no more. When shooting at night or in conditions of insufficient illumination, some problems appear. Although the smartphone has a special mode for night shooting, it does not always help. You can also note a large number of add-ons, the presence of a portrait mode, the ability to shoot close-up, create panorama. And if you manage to install Google Camera, then the quality of the shooting instantly transformed on the better.

Stable and smooth operation of the system provides 8-nuclear processor 2-year old ago from Qualcomm - Snapdragon 665. And despite the fact that the chip was produced back in 2019, he And now remains a very good choice for the budget device. The 665th "Dragon" for about 14 thousand rubles is quite cool. The processor has a powerful GPU 600th ADRENO architecture, which allows it to be easy to cope with graphics. Yes, this is not flagship and even not close to this level, but on medium-high, you can easily run any games. Of course, when working with applications and interface problems will also not be.


  • Good performance.
  • There is NFC.
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  • Clean battery.


  • Middle quality photo camera.

Nokia 3.4

  • Release date: September 2020
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Dimensions: 75.99 × 160.97 × 8.7 mm
  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen Diagonal: 6.39 inches
  • Resolution: 1560x720
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Memory: 64 GB
  • Accumulator capacity : 4000 Mah
  • Rear camera: 13 + 5 + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 Mp

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The penultimate budget and fresh model from the legendary producer - Nokia 3.4. If you take into account the cost and characteristics of Nokia 5.3 and compare the corresponding indicators with this device, the logic in the actions of the company is not entirely traced. By adding a couple of thousand rubles to the cost, you can purchase Nokia 5.3, which has a much more powerful processor, greater supply of memory and improved camera. The company tried to make a gradation between budget models 5.3, 3.4, 2.4 and 1.4, but in this case the transition between the "steps" is not entirely obvious.

The triple main camera is quite modest here. It was like that in the previous version, but here it completely lost the macro lens, which allows you to take high-quality pictures of small objects. Despite the presence of a night mode in low light conditions, it shoots very mediocrely. More or less good image quality is demonstrated only during daytime shooting, so this smartphone is clearly not for those who like to take a beautiful photo. A similar situation with the front camera.

In terms of performance, a choice was made towards a fresh but budget Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip. This is not a frankly cheap processor, if only because it has the same graphics core as, for example, 665 th and 662nd "dragons" used in Nokia 5.3 and 5.4. Perhaps the main difference here is in the maximum clock frequency and other architectural details. In any case, the processor will allow you to comfortably use your smartphone and even play at medium graphics settings. On a single charge, the device can work for more than a day with active use, powered by a 4000 mAh battery.


  • There is NFC.
  • Clean shell without garbage.
  • Large battery + fast charging.


  • Camera quality.

Nokia 2.4

  • Release date: September 2020
  • Weight: 195 grams
  • Dimensions: 76.3×165.85×8.69 mm
  • OS: Android 10
  • Screen size: 6.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1600×720
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • Memory: 32/64 GB
  • Battery capacity : 4500 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8+2 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP

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The latest Nokia budget model in our rating has a bright gradation in comparison with the models considered above. The device can only boast of a capacious battery and support for a special program Android One, thanks to which the user will be able to regularly receive firmware updates and new OS versions.

Making any high-quality snapshots on the device will not work. Here are physically installed weak sensors from the main chamber, which except that has a depth sensor. It is difficult to imagine what photos at the exit, if not advanced program opportunities and a large number of superstructures that may somehow fix the situation. The camera is quite weak here - both the main and frontal.

with performance here a similar situation. The device running MediaTek Helio P22, which was released back in 2018. Even at the time of release it was a budget processor. With basic tasks, the device will cope, but not more. Depending on the version on board, there are also 2 or 3 GB of operational and 32 or 64 GB of integrated memory. The battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh will not allow the smartphone to discharge even with active use of several days.


  • battery life.
  • Clean sheath without garbage.


  • Weak processor.
  • The quality of shooting on the front and main chamber.

Nokia 9 PureView

  • Release date: February 2019
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Sizes: 155x75x8 mm
  • OS: Android 9
  • Screen Diagonal: 5.9 inch
  • Resolution: 1440x2880
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Memory: 128 GB
  • Accumulator capacity : 3320 Mah
  • Rear Camera: 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 Mp
  • Front Camera: 20 MP

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Nokia 9 PureView - recent flagship from Nokia, equipped with the most Modern functions. In particular, it has one important feature (or five) in the form of a rear camera with five sensors, which in smartphones does not occur so often. On the example of Smartphones Pixel, Google showed us perfectly as you can produce chic photos even with 1 or 2 two lenses. But Nokia, like many other manufacturers, goes along the path of quantitative growth.

Consider a detailed main feature of the model - camera. Rear is located at once from 5 modules that have the same characteristics. In this and a huge advantage, and a huge drawback of the camera. It has a unique principle of work when all 5 sensors are involved at the time of shooting. At the exit, a better picture is obtained. And here is a big drawback - snapshot processing can take more than a minute. The front camera is quite standard for flagship devices and gives high-quality pictures. Is that a little leaving the dynamic range and portrait mode.

The device is not so expensive, if compared with some other flags that are available on the market today, so if you want to get a powerful smartphone with an excellent camera, but without spending Too much, then this model is what it is necessary. The Snapdragon 845 flagship processor is installed here, which closes any productivity issues. Everything will "fly" not yet 1 year. Of course, Nokia 9 PureView has some problems, as in the case of most other phones, but it is the best that the company can offer right now, with the exception of several last models (8.3 5G, 5.4).


  • Attractive camera with five sensors.
  • Price.


  • Middle in other components.
  • unsuccessful ergonomics.

Nokia 7.2

  • Release date: September 2019
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Dimensions: 159.9x75.2х8.3 mm
  • OS: Android 9
  • Screen Diagonal: 6.3 inch
  • Resolution: 1080x2280
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Memory : 64/128 GB
  • Battery capacity : 3500 Mah
  • Rear camera: 48 + 8 + 5 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP

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Nokia 7.2 - Durable middle-class phone, which is struggling Trying to stand out among Android devices Nokia. It has a sufficient level of performance for its level, pleasant and ergonomic design, as well as a good main chamber. In many ways, it looks like its updated "relative" - ​​Nokia 5.4.

on multimedia capabilities, photo and video capabilities The device also resembles Nokia 5.4. Similar sensors and Zeiss Optics, which, together with algorithms, artificial intelligence and add-in are able to give high-quality photos. In terms of cameras, the smartphone did not fail. And if a little tinker and install the Google Camera, then the results become even better and already fully justify the cost of "iron". Especially good lens for macro shot. In general, this is not a chamber, but the quality is acceptable.

"Under the hood" here already tested by the 8-core single-chip system Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. This is a strong processor with a pretty powerful graphics accelerator, which still allows you to comfortably launch most heavy toys on any settings. Even a small reserve of performance in chip is present. It feeds all this from the battery with a capacity of 3500 mAh, which holds a charge for up to 2 days with normal use.


  • Not a bad main camera.
  • Excellent performance.


  • Very slowly charging.
  • Bad wide-angle module.


HMD Global is not going to make a brand Nokia is the same popular as he was at the very beginning of the XXI century. However, no one doubts that this manufacturer will try to achieve any, but success. Therefore, you must pay attention to the new Nokia smartphones, if you think about buying such a device. They stylishly look and have several advantages over competitors.

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