Nokia X30 5G is the company’s most Eco-friendly phone yet

Features Snapdragon 695 5G SOC

Release Date
September 1, 2022
Starting Price

In April last year, Nokia launched the X10 and X20, both with Snapdragon 480 5G SOC. Today, HMD Global launched the Nokia X30 5G, which the company calls its most eco-friendly phone. The reason for that is the materials used in making it. The frame of the phone is made out of 100% recycled aluminum, whereas the back with 65% recycled plastic. It has a unique-looking camera module design on the rear and flat sides. The phone is even IP67 rated for protection against water and dust, which is quite rare for mid-range devices.

The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, a notable upgrade over the Snapdragon 480 of the Nokia X20. There is a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with up to 90Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The peak brightness of this panel is 700 nits, and the fingerprint scanner is placed under the display.

There are two cameras on the rear, where the primary camera has a 1/1.57” 50MP Samsung GN5 sensor with OIS, and the secondary camera has a 13MP sensor with an ultrawide lens. For selfies, the phone has a 16MP camera in a hole punch cutout. On paper, the camera setup is pretty solid, and props to Nokia for not going for 2MP depth or macro sensors or an 8MP sensor for the ultrawide camera.

The battery size is 4,200mAh which might be a concern with this device since it has a high refresh rate display. As for charging, the phone supports 33W fast charging and supports USB PD 3.0 standard. Finally, Android 12 runs out of the box, and the company has promised three years of Android OS updates and three years of security patch updates. The company even offers three years of extended warranty.

After going through this spec sheet, you might be curious about the pricing. Well, Nokia X30 5G starts at £399, which translates to around $460.

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