Our Nokia X30 video review is now up
HMD Global’s Nokia is apparently done playing the specs game with its mid-range Chinese competitors and has thus started to focus more on sustainability and ‘eco-friendliness’. The new X30 is its most eco-friendly phone yet, in fact, including recycled and recyclable materials where possible and not including a charger in the box. You also get a three-year warranty and software support, so you’ll use your phone for longer – at least that’s the idea.
That’s all well and good, but how is this phone in real life? HMD might not focus on specs, but most buyers of mid-range phones do, so how do they fare when we unwrap the eco-friendly packaging here? That’s what we set out to find out through our extensive in-depth review, which has just been published – and we think it’s one not 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, check it out below!
At its current price of €450-500, the Nokia X30 is a very tough sell considering what it brings to the table – a 90 Hz display, the Snapdragon 695 chipset and a 4,200 mAh battery. So we guess HMD had to focus on everything but the specs, since if we go by them, there are a ton of cheaper alternatives out there.
Still, the X30 is Nokia’s most premium phone this year, even if it’s nowhere near flagship-level. The screen is decent (although the competition has faster refreshing) and the single speaker is also decent – but single. In terms of software, it is an Android One phone, which is where the three-year update promise comes from – it should be three years with major updates as well as security fixes. The camera’s image quality is a mixed bag, though that’s generally the case with most mid-rangers. At least you get OIS on the main sensor.