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Nokia smartphones — which are made by a company called HMD Global — are some of the best devices in the world when it comes to getting great features, solid hardware, and frequent software updates, all at incredibly low prices. But which are the best Nokia phones you can get? We’re here to help with that!

See also: The best budget phones you can currently buy

While many manufacturers are making a move towards expensive flagships, Nokia is hunkering down in the mid-range market. Most of these devices won’t pack high-end specs, but you’ll save a nice chunk of change when you decide to pick one up.

Best Nokia phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Nokia phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Nokia 8.3

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The Nokia 8.3 is the company’s latest 5G-ready smartphone, and it packs the best that Nokia has to offer. It’s brand-new, and the speedy Snapdragon 765G chipset offers just the punch you need on a high-end midrange device.

As for the device itself, Nokia went for a massive 6.81-inch display with a healthy 4,500mAh battery and a slick quad-camera setup. A 64MP main shooter highlights the array, and an 8MP ultra-wide lens offers enough flexibility to capture the moment. Nokia also chose a Polar Night finish for the 8.3, which resembles the Northern Lights when you catch just the right light.

Nokia’s 8.3 runs on Android One, which ensures that you’ll get a few years of updates, and 8GB of RAM along with 128GB of storage should keep you going for a while.


Nokia 8.3 specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Nokia 7.2

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The Nokia 7.2 is no longer the newest device on this list, yet it’s still a good buy. It was announced in September 2019, and it’s one of the best mid-rangers with the Nokia name. The star of the show is the triple rear camera system featuring a 48MP primary sensor. 

Available for just $349, the Nokia 7.2 looks beautiful out of the box with a 6.3-inch Full HD display. It offers a build quality that you’d expect for a late 2019 device — a glass sandwich with a multi-camera setup and a teardrop notch. The mid-ranger runs on the Android One platform, which means it will get two years of monthly updates and two Android number updates.

You get 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage to work with, and Nokia claims that the 7.2 can last up to two days on the 3,500mAh battery.


Nokia 7.2 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

3. Nokia 6.2

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At first glance, you might think that the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 are the same phone. Both rock the same display, same security measures, and exactly the same battery. However, the differences are what knocks this device down to $249.

Instead of a Snapdragon 660, you’ll be greeted by a Snapdragon 636. The 6.2 also drops its storage capacity down to just 64GB, but you can expand that by up to 512GB. It matches the 7.2 on the Android One platform, so regular updates shouldn’t be a problem.

The last — and largest — difference between the two is the camera setup. Both Nokia phones are equipped with identical round bumps, but the 7.2 stars a 48MP shooter, while the 6.2 tops out at 16MP. 


Nokia 6.2 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 16, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

4. Nokia 5.4

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While the numbers continue to shrink, the Nokia 5.4 is actually the newest device on the list. It just hit the market, and unlike the last two Nokia phones, the 5.3 increases the screen size to 6.39-inches and adds a fourth rear camera.

The Nokia 5.4 makes a jump in the battery department and raises the cap to a full 4,000mAh.  It charges via USB-C and comes with Android 10 onboard, though we should expect to see Android 11 soon enough. You can expect fairly standard specs on the inside, with 4 or 6GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of storage.

Those internals back up a Snapdragon 662 processor and provide decent power for the cameras. The main shooter offers 48MP, so it’s just as powerful as the Nokia 6.2.


Nokia 5.4 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 5, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Nokia 3.4

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The Nokia 3.4 is a new addition to the family, and you could call it a little brother to the powerful 8.3. It’s slightly smaller and less feature-rich, yet the $180 price tag is almost impossible to ignore.

Nokia’s 3.4 measures 6.39-inches across with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It promises 70% better performance than previous generations thanks to an onboard Snapdragon 460 chip, though there’s no 5G access here. Nokia went for a punch-hole camera on the front and a triple-lens setup on the back, which is a nice touch in an inexpensive device.

The Nokia 3.4 runs Android 10 on the Android One platform, so you’ll get a few years of updates and a nearly stock experience for your money. It also runs on a 4,000mAh battery, and there’s a headphone jack to boot.


Nokia 3.4 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 460
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Nokia 2.4

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The numbers are getting smaller, but the phone is getting bigger. Nokia’s 2.4 is just a hair larger at 6.5-inches, and the Full HD+ display drops to HD+. At just $139, it’s a great first phone or an easy way to save money.

Another thing to note with the 2.4 is it’s the first Nokia phone on the list to skip a Snapdragon setup in favor of MediaTek hardware. It’s packed with a Helio P22 as well as a meager 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

Not all of the specs come with sacrifices, though. The battery is still a healthy 4,500mAh unit, and there are two cameras on the back. You can switch between a 13MP shooter and a 2MP option for at least a little flexibility.


Nokia 2.4 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch HD+
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. Nokia 1.4

Nokia 1.4

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Nokia’s 1.4 smartphone is just about as bare-bones as they come, but it’s one of the newest on the list. Qualcomm is back in the driver’s seat with a 215 chip, but you’ve only got between 1 and 3GB of RAM to pair with up to 64GB of storage.

The battery is solid at 4,000mAh, and it’s powering a 6.52-inch display which is particularly large for the price. Nokia opted for a dual 8MP, and 2MP rear camera setup as this is a budget device, and a 5MP front shooter is selfie-ready.

Unlike the others on the list, the Nokia 1.4 is the only phone available on the Android Go platform. It’s essentially a slimmed-down version of the latest Android that’s made for sipping battery power and lasting longer.


Nokia 1.4 specs:

  • Display: 6.52-inch HD+
  • Chipset: Qualcomm 215
  • RAM: 1/2/3GB
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB
  • Cameras: 8 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10 Go Edition

8. Nokia C5 Endi – Cricket Wireless

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Most of your options have offered the freedom to choose your carrier, but Nokia’s mid-range status makes it a darling among MVNOs. The low price is an obvious draw for anyone looking to save money when switching to a low-cost carrier.

Now, as for the C5 Endi itself, the phone is packed with a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. It bears a striking resemblance to the 5.3, making sense as the two Nokia phones are about the same age. If you want a large display, the C5 Endi can meet your needs at 6.5-inches.

As a Nokia 5.3 sibling, the triple-camera setup is back on the C5 Endi with a 13MP lens leading the charge. You can also take advantage of 5MP and 2MP shooters and an 8MP camera around the front.


Nokia C5 Endi specs:

  • Display: 6.52-inch HD+
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10