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Nokia 5.3 64GB/4GB (Dual Sim, Android One) $278 (20% off) @ Harvey Norman / JB Hi-Fi (Exp) / Amazon AU

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Was looking at the 20% off Nokia Phones deal at JB Hi-Fi and found them also available at Harvey Norman for $1 less. Some might prefer JB for location/discounted gift cards etc.

Nokia 5.3 $278 (Was $349) - Charcoal or Cyan Colours

The nokia 5.3 is a new release nokia. 6.55" Display, Snapdragon 665, 64GB storage, Dual Sim 4GB RAM, 4000mAh battery, Android one with guaranteed security and software updates. More information. It looks like a great value midrange smartphone for the price.

The Nokia 5.3 comes with a quad-camera, the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 Mobile Platform and the signature two-day battery life. The AI-powered quad-camera helps capture the perfect shot no matter where you are, even in dim light, thanks to Night Mode. Wide-angle and macro lenses help you capture close-ups, or wide, scenic shots. And with its large 6.55” screen, the Nokia 5.3 helps make the most out of streaming your favourite shows and playing games all day long. The Nokia 5.3 has a durable yet stunning, Nordic-inspired design, comes with Android™ 10 and gives fans faster access to Google Assistant² via the dedicated button.

Edit: $279 at Amazon AU Cyan Only at the moment. Thanks Taneda1988


Nokia 7.2 $398 (Was $499) - Charcoal, Cyan Green or Ice Colours

The Nokia 7.2 is was released late last year. With a 6.3" Display, Snapdragon 660, 128GB storage, 4GB RAM, 3,500mAh battery and also Android One. It actually has a slightly older/lesser processor compared to the newer 5.3, although it has 128GB and a higher resolution display. More info

Edit: Amazon now $399 for Charcoal

Value for money, the 5.3 seems the best choice.

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    Ohhh only thing I'm a bit unsure is it doesn't have bt 5

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for the post hamza23.

    I am still amazed at the amount of value of the now expired TCL Plex deal was. As it's quite comparable to the Nokia 7.2 in terms of spec (and better in quite some aspects), but still available for similar price ($399+delivery).

    • +10 votes

      The value of AndroidOne with monthly security updates and at least one Android upgrade is significant. Add to this a clean UI without cruft from skins makes AndroidOne compelling.

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        That's certainly a good point. While TCL's UI is fairly clean and close to stock Android, it updates less frequently compared to Android One. It's an advantage as long as Nokia can keep its monthly Android One updates solid and nothing like the Xiaomi A series' ones. Although comments about Nokia's USB-C ports are of some concerns though. Having said that, TCL's phone qualities are still in testing waters.

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          I don't think it's the USB port itself, more the USB chip/ hardware.
          I have a Nokia 3 (micro USB). USB port died completely. Ordered 2 new USB modules. Both allow charging at least, but the USB data side is still dead.
          Maybe a fuse somewhere I can't see, all I checked are fine.

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            @tunzafun001: Thanks for sharing the experience, bummer that the data still couldn't work =S

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            @tunzafun001: Do mobile phones these days still have fuses in them?

  • +7 votes

    I'll have the Oppo A52 thanks - most recent expired deal $267.95 delivered
    1,080p v 720p screen
    5,000mAh v 4,000mAh
    2 SIMs + SDHC slot
    BT 5 v 4.2
    GCams already out there

    Android One on Nokias is not necessarily latest n greatest - our Xiaomi phones got A10 before the Nokia 5.1+. Which needed a new USB-C port under warranty.

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      That is a lot of phone for the money. The cheapest I can find the A52 is $296. Anywhere cheaper?

      • +1 vote

        $270 if you have access to Good Guys commercial.

        Alternatively, if you have a suncorp account you can get 5% off Good Guys/JB vouchers to bring it down a bit.

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          Same with AGL rewards - plus they have a temporary promotion that gets you 6.5% off the vouchers rather than 5%. Capped at $1000/month

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        You can still get The Oppo A52 for about $268 delivered through the following deal:

        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/549256

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        if you patient enough to wait see below
        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/551571

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      Mixed reports online. Does A52 have NFC?

      • +1 vote

        yes, according to Whirlpool forums it has NFC, everyone says Google Pay works, and the original specs were wrong and have been updated since

      • +1 vote

        Yes to NFC
        Source: one in our family

        • -1 vote

          What a solid phone making me kind of jealous with my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X I bought free years ago now lol.

          If Opal card supports NFC on mobile I might make the switch to NFC sooner rather than later.

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      I basically need the 8gb ram version of this.

      I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X with 4gb ram.

      Things are starting to stop and I am 99% sure it is my ram and not SoC but who knows.

      So yeah next phone needs more than 4gb ram minimum.

      NFC is just a nice bonus for me really.

      Battery upgrade always welcome other than that I can't think of anything else unless they have phones now with 2160p resolution.

      Always tempting to go for one of those high performance gamer phones the specs on those are very nice but like 4 budget phones minimum when on sale and discount.

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      And that vomitus ColorOS. No thanks!

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    Literally bought the 5.3 yesterday for $318 :( Couldn't wait as my A2 lite was having major issues.

    Happy with the phone tho (only 12 hours in)

    • +1 vote

      If it was HN they will refund the difference within 7 days

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        That's great to know for future reference! Unfortunately it was JB

        • +1 vote

          Did you pay via credit card? You may be able to claim price drop protection.

        • +7 votes

          Jbhi offers 14 day price drop guarantee as well.

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      have you opened the phone yet? if not, i suppose you can return it and buy again at discounted price.

      I wonder if you can haggle for a store credit for the price difference =S (they do it for click&collect items if you haven't collected them https://www.jbhifi.com.au/pages/what-if-the-price-drops-on-a...)

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      thanks everyone I have opened it (gleefully last night).

      I've emailed the JB Hi Fi Solutions and asked them if I can get a store credit. I bought it through the corporate discount portal (through work)

  • +3 votes

    Not sure about that 6.55" 720p display..

    Any thoughts vs the 6.2 which is a bit cheaper, higher res 6.3" display but 636 chip and 3500mAh battery.

    Edit: Seeing the post above the Oppo A52 looks like it would beat both unless you absolutely had to have Android One.

    • +2 votes

      FWIW I bought the Oppo A52 a couple of weeks ago, absolutely love it.

      Cheap, new phone with a very clear screen, all the necessary features, and great performance (and huge 5000mAh battery)

      Highly recommend if you're looking to grab a new phone.

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      720p @ 6.55" works out to 268ppi (same as a Samsung A20). If you're coming from a phone that has much higher ppi then going down to 268ppi screen won't look very good. I know it would be a deal breaker for me. I'd always rather higher pixel density than larger screen size. I've been really happy with my Nokia 6.1 (1080p 403ppi) and it's extremely noticeable when you get used to a higher ppi then look at another phone with a much lower pixel density.

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    Have Nokia got rid of that battery saver software which disable Whatspp and wechat in the background when on standby?

    • +2 votes

      yes they have (confirmed on my Nokia 5.1).

  • +9 votes

    Don't bother with Nokia, they are not a serious contender and care zero about their customer base. They are happy to release a completely buggy and broken Android 10 update that breaks many things and six months later still no fix, waiting a week for a hot fix update is too long when the update breaks so many things. My issues are audio and microphone related and others are having all sorts of other problems as well on the forums, with no action on Nokia's part. I'm actually looking for a replacement phone only 1 year after purchasing a phone I had hoped to keep for 5 years if possible. Buy Nokia at own risk.

    • +2 votes

      Exactly !! … My Nokia power port stopped working just after the warranty ended. Apparently the power port issue is across the whole range of their phones.

      • +2 votes

        Same here, I bought 6 units for my family and myself but ended up getting Samsung when I found out that all my notifications were not working due to their smart idea to save power on battery life. Why produce a smart phone when it shuts off all back ground applications. I believed they have since fixed this mistake but its too late for me to wait for their updates.

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        I might be wrong but if it's a failure that common, you're not protected by consumer law?

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      Nokia 7+ has been the worst phone I've ever owned. Randomly unresponsive touchscreen, Loose USB-C port, microphone issues. Nokia forums are filled with complaints and customer service doesn't want to know anything about it. If this is what their quality and support is like, I never want to touch a Nokia phone ever again..

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      "600dollarman" what model Nokia are you having all these software bugs with A10 with?

    • +1 vote

      Thanks, looks like Amazon matched JB price. Added in now.

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        Shopback/Cashrewards need to bring back cashback for mobile phones

        • -1 vote

          There's a new underdog Kickback.com.au

          Well they may be so under that they don't even know Ozb

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    I’m constantly itching to jump to Android. What’s the software update cycle like?

    How many years of new Android releases from now? I don’t expect it to be as good as Apple, but as long as it’s at least five years of new Android versions, that would do the job.

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        It seems to suggest two years of feature updates and three years of security updates? That can’t be right.

        I usually keep phones for 5-6 years. That would mean potentially running unpatched for up to three years? That makes no sense. Surely they keep updating phones for at least five years in practice? It’s ludicrous if they don’t.

        My wife’s current iPhone 5S is still getting security updates and it’s 7 years old.

        • +1 vote

          It's ludicrous

        • +4 votes

          That's just Android for ya, you pay a quarter of the price for half the support length.

          Sure you can squeeze out a few more years for more popular phones with custom roms, but it doesn't have the same update lifespan as iPhones.

    • +3 votes

      You aren't going to get anywhere near that.

      Each Android One phone is guaranteed to get at least three years worth of security updates from its release date, and up to two years of major Android releases, too.

      You might get a bit longer with Pixel. The Pixel 1 released in October 2016 got it's final update in December 2019 I believe. 3 years and a bit.

      For non Android One phones you might get 1 or 2 software updates and security updates randomly, it's up to the manufacturer, there is no guarantee.

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        How are they even legally allowed to do that? It’s leaving devices vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. A minimum update period should be mandated my law, and it should definitely be more than just a couple of years.

        • +2 votes

          That is 3 years of security. 3 Years is greater than a couple of years.

          Cheap phones are cheap, you expect $1500 apple service levels on a sub $300 phone? I'd like a toyota corolla that gets 0-100 in under 3 seconds.

          • -2 votes

            @CJ31: I’m expecting companies to not leave end-users vulnerable to cyber-attack just because they’re too lazy to update products that are still used in the wild.

            If they don’t offer updates, they should be liable for losses incurred as a result.

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          I agree. I'd like to see regulations. A govt could do this because it's a security issue affecting the wider community. Manufacturers have trained us to think it's ok and we've more or less just let them by not complaining and getting sucked in by gadget porn. A phone is a computer. I personally don't buy a $1000+ laptop thinking it is only safe to use for 2-3 years. Btw well done to the fed govt, 2020 and they reveal that cybersafety is good stuff, wise leaders.

      • +1 vote

        …and after three years, you could install one of the many, many custom ROM's and extend usable life of the device by another couple of years.

  • +1 vote

    Get 2 Nokia 5.3 handsets $0 upfront, $65 on 12 months with 80gb data
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/pages/jb-mobile-instore

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      Early termination fee is 390 as well so if you don't need the plan it is 390 for 2. Easy to sell one for 195 on marketplace or gummy.

  •  

    From the Nokia 9 page: "5 camera array: 5 x 12MP (3 x monochromatic sensors, 2 x colour sensors)"

    Where do I put my hands? I might have to dangle it from a selfie stick.

    • +1 vote

      DOnt get it, not worth it that phone, I have it. Best to wait for 8.3 or 9.3 later this year

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    Camera: 13MP + 5 + 2 + 2MP… Unsure of the sensor used, most probably depth lens for 2MP, and 2MP macro? needs confrimation, and the other two are your standard + wide angle. Video is capped at 1080p, so presumable the sensor isn't too great.

    Decently priced for getting a phone on Android 10/11. I'd get it for my partner who seems to break every phone each year…

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      Yep. Rear cameras 13 MP f/1.8 + 2 MP depth sensor + 5 MP ultra-wide + 2 MP Macro
      Front-facing camera 8 MP f/2.0
      The sensors used seems to be a mystery, no mention of it anywhere.

  •  

    For anyone's who's bought this and is on Telstra, does it support VoLTE?

    • +1 vote

      I'm with Belong and it says HD on voice calls and seems a lot clearer than my last phone. I think its still over the 3G network rather than the 4G network for me. Might be Belong or the phone, unsure sorry

  • +1 vote

    Bought this for my father in law to replace his OG Pixel that died. It's actually pretty decent for the money. After setting it up a few things that I observed.

    There is a case included in the box, it's a soft silicone Nokia branded one and I was pretty surprised to see it in there as there is no mention on the box or anywhere online.

    The Screen is huge and 720p is fine for an older person and saves battery, build quality feels great.
    It has face unlock though not sure if every Android has this now using the front camera or if it's a hardware solution like FaceID.

    Camera is just OK.

    For $280 with a case you can't really go wrong, just hope all the issues people are having with software/charge ports etc don't happen on this new model.

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    This or Moto G8 Power Lite?

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    Seems like all of the prices in this thread are out of date. Gone back up to $349.

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      $269 + shipping @ Kogan or $289 delivered for the blue @ Amazon or $289 for the black @ Big W