Our Nokia X30 video review is now up

Vlad, 28 November 2022

HMD Global's Nokia is apparently done playing the specs game with its Chinese competitors in the mid-range and has thus started focusing more on sustainability and 'eco-friendliness'. The new X30 is its most eco-friendly phone yet, in fact, including recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible, and not including a charger in the box. You also get three years of warranty and software support, so you'll use your phone longer - at least that's the idea.

That's all well and good, but what's this phone like in real life? HMD may not focus on specs, but most buyers of mid-range phones do, so how do those fare when we unwrap the environment-friendly wrapping here? That's what we set to find out through our comprehensive in-depth review, which has recently been published - and we think it's not one to be missed. On the other hand, if you have limited time, maybe our video review will work better for you? It's fresh out of the oven, have at it below!

At its current €450-500 price, the Nokia X30 is a very tough sell given what it brings to the table - a 90 Hz screen, the Snapdragon 695 chipset, and a 4,200 mAh battery. So, we're assuming HMD had to focus on anything but the specs, since if we're going by those, there are a ton of better priced alternatives out there.

Still, the X30 is Nokia's most premium phone this year, even though it's nowhere near flagship level. The screen is decent (even if the competition has faster refreshing ones), and the single speaker is decent too - but single. Software-wise, this is an Android One phone, which is where the three years update promise comes from - that should be both three years of big updates as well as security patches. Camera image quality is a mixed bag, although that's generally the case with most mid-rangers. You do at least get OIS on the main sensor.


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 05 Dec 2022
  • I@H

Yeah..true. their phones have less specs but priced above better alternatives from other brand. They just stick on Nokia brand but far of the quality of a real Nokia.

  • Anonymous
  • 01 Dec 2022
  • n3q

What isn't made in China these days? Your point is moot.

  • Anonymous
  • 01 Dec 2022
  • N$b

I'm patiently waiting for the day HMD declares bankruptcy and exits the smartphone market. They are being ridiculous with what they're offering the public now.

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