Nokia 5.3 now available in South Africa – price and details

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HMD Global has announced that its Nokia 5.3 is now available to buy in South Africa — which is good news for consumers looking for affordable smartphone options.

According to HMD, the smartphone stands out due to its mid-range price point, but also the series of “firsts” the device brings to Nokia smartphones in general.

For example, it’s the first Nokia 5 series smartphone to include a quad-camera setup. Furthermore, it’s the first Nokia smartphone to use the Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform.

The Nokia 5.3 also features a hefty 4000mAh battery and the specific version of the device in South Africa comes with 6GB of RAM.

Its main camera setup includes four lenses: a 13MP main lens, a 2MP depth sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera features an 8MP lens.

Other notable features include the phone’s stock Android operating system. This means it gets timely feature and security updates from Google.

The smartphone is already Android-11-read, according to HMD.

You can see a summary of the Nokia 5.3’s specs below: 

  • Display: 6.55-inch HD+ display
  • Processor: Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Main camera: 13MP lens + 2MP depth sensor + 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP macro
  • Selfie camera: 8MP
  • On-board storage: 64GB

Other notable features include a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side.

Nokia 5.3 price in South Africa

The Nokia 5.3 is available in South Africa from 12 August starting at R4 999 on Takelot.

The version on sale in South Africa comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage, as well as either a Charcoal or Cyan Green cover style.

Feature image: HMD Global


Megan Ellis


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