Nokia G60 hands-on review – news



Buying a smartphone is simple – you weigh the features against the price and try to find the best value. At least, that’s how the reasonable buyers do it.

Looking at the phone’s specs goes a long way, but it’s far from the full story. There’s more to consider – like HMD’s 3-3-3 promise for the Nokia smartphone lineup – that’s three years of OS updates, 3 years of security patches, and 3 years of warranty. That certainly enhances a phone’s value if you plan on sticking with it for a few years. Some buyers would even rate it higher than than a 108MP camera, or 5,000mAh battery.

Nokia G60 hands-on review

Nokia’s name still carries a certain weight with buyers, especially those in Europe. Some people open Amazon, type in Nokia, and get busy ordering.

Those people would be happy with the Nokia G60 because it’s a solid phone with an okay price and the aforementioned stellar software support. But we’re different here at GSMArena. We’re the types to do thorough analysis and compose Buyer’s Guides to help those reasonable people get the best deal. And we’ll have our say before this hands-on is done.

Let’s first look at the Nokia G60 key specs.

Nokia G60 specs at a glance:

    • Body: 166.0×75.9×8.6mm, 190g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back; Splash resistant.
    • Display: 6.58″ IPS LCD, 120Hz, 400 nits (typ), 1080x2408px resolution, 20.07:9 aspect ratio, 401ppi.
    • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver); Adreno 619.
    • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
    • OS/Software: Android 12.
    • Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
    • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm.
    • Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
    • Battery: 4500mAh; 20W wired, PD3.0.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); FM radio; 3.5mm jack.

The Nokia G60 is placed in an increasingly busy segment around the €300 price point. Most of its competitors pack larger batteries, chargers in the box (not to mention fast ones), AMOLED displays, better secondary cameras, and sometimes, more capable chipsets.

Nokia tries to counter the specs inferiority with stock Android software, the promise of better support, and a focus on reducing the carbon footprint. The G60 comes in a box made of recycled paper, while the phone uses recycled plastic – the back panel is 100% recycled, while the frame is 60%.

This will matter to some buyers and surely to the planet. But they only matter if the final product is any good, so let’s have a look.

Design and handling

Nokia is very serious about its environmental footprint, so it ships the G60 in a fully recycled box with a USB cable and nothing else. The box itself features placeholders for other accessories and Nokia ships the G60 with a 20W charger in certain…

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