HMD Global have announced the announced the Android 11-ready Nokia 5.3 for the Australian marketplace, with the device being made available for purchase for on Thursday 21 May for just $349.

The Nokia 5.3 comes with a 6.55-inch full HD display (700 x 1600) and is being powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with 4GB of RAM. There is also four rear cameras that include a 13MP main lens, a 2MP depth sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro lens along with an 8MP front facing camera that is housed in the tear drop cut out.

Connectivity wise, the Nokia 5.3 comes with Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n/ac and 4G along with Bluetooth version 4.2. There is also 64GB of on-board storage which can be expanded to 512GB via MicroSD card.

Battery-wise, the Nokia 5.3 comes with a 4000mAh non-removable battery and is able to be charged via the USB-C charger port which enables fast charging. There is also a 3.5mm audio jack for those who still wish to use wired headsets.

Finally the Nokia 5.3 will comes with Android 10 but will be ready to be upgraded to Android 11 once it is made available. Like all Nokia-branded devices, the Nokia 5.3 will come with guaranteed security updates for 3 years with firmware upgrades guaranteed to 2 years – which is always a plus when it comes to ensuring your device is always kept up to date in this day and age.

HMD Global have said that with its data stored to the Google Cloud Region in Finland and Counterpoint Research proving Nokia smartphone devices are the fastest to deliver updates to its users, Australians can truly believe in HMD Global’s commitment to security.

The Nokia 5.3 in Charcoal, will be available at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and Officeworks from Thursday 21 May for $349, with the device coming soon to The Good Guys and Big W. The stunning Cyan and Sand  colours  will also be arriving soon to all listed retailers.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

GSM Arena says the 5.3 has NFC.


Not a bad iPhone for the price point. I’d pay more for a premium version with infra red + NFC + wireless charging + 5G though.


Serious question, gth, does any current audio/video hardware actually use an IR remote?
As far as I’m aware, everyone has moved to Bluetooth remotes.


Wow , grammar police are a tuff crowd on here , sorry if my grammar on this post is not up to your high standards .


Will the new Nokia echo like my present Nokia 7. No one likes to talk to me on phone because of the echo. Piece of sh*t phone.

Jack Bauer

Sounds like a great phone but it’s too tall for my liking.


Do you even bother to check the grammar and spelling? It’s full of errors!


I note the errors too. But I always look past them since all the authors at Ausdroid are volunteers. I would rather have the news than nit-pick on spelling and/or grammatical errors. Please cut these volunteers some slack.


For most of 2020 there’s been a marked increase in grammar and spelling errors from certain contributors at Ausdroid, thus there’s been an equal and opposite decrease in quality. This is not the Ausdroid I know. Your justification is plain dumb. CFA volunteers don’t do a half-arsed job. Lifeline volunteers don’t do a half-arsed job. Summer interns don’t do a half-arsed job. I certainly didn’t do a half-arsed job when I volunteered my time, expertise or plain enthusiasm towards projects big and small. You must be the guy who’s used to sub-par quality and clearly thinks it’s okay. I certainly… Read more »


Can’t the errors just be fixed? Or is this like Twitter, with no edit option. 😛


Just reading your post makes me realise something. I most likely would not want to volunteer my time for you. You sound like that person who would look over your shoulder and complain about every small defact. In other words, a whinger. All I am saying is these authors have a day job, have families and most likely write their articles in their spare time. I too am not a fan of spelling and/or grammatical errors. But I also don’t think it is fair to be complaining about small issues like that. At the end of the day, we still… Read more »


That is no excuse. How hard is it to proofread?


I’ve also noted the increase in spelling and grammar errors, Sujay.
I’ve given up on reporting them, seeing as how they no longer seem to be being corrected after reporting.
Spelling is an awkward problem to resolve, since validating custom dictionaries, for all the specialist words, phrases, and names, involved in technology, can quickly render what would normally be invalid spellings, as being valid, elsewhere in documents.
Grammar checking, I honestly don’t know which, if any, current office suites on the various OS platforms, offers such capability.


I don’t know about spelling/grammar checks on the platform these articles are written on. But I don’t think it would be a stretch to write the articles on Word, do the spelling/grammer corrections and then copy/paste onto this platform. Problem solved.