Nokia X30 5G review

The Nokia X30 5G is an average all-around smartphone, but it does take excellent photos and is built to be ultra eco-friendly

Nokia X30 5G Review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Nokia X30 5G has been described as one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly smartphones around. Why should this matter? Because this smartphone is capable of just as much, if not more than some of the best flagship releases in recent years, and has not compromised on quality at all. If Nokia can continue to make dependable smartphones almost entirely from recycled materials, there's no excuse for other manufacturers not to follow suit, pushing the limits of smartphone life expectancy. In short: it's a reliable phone that can keep up, but there's nothing too special about this mid-range device.


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    PureView photos with 50MP OIS Camera

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    100% recycled aluminum frame

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    High-quality ultrawide-angle images


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    Could be more sturdy and durable

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    Camera quality doesn't match Samsung or iPhone

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    Doesn't include power adapter (USB type-C)

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The Nokia X30 5G smartphone was released in September 2022 and is a great choice for those wanting an Android 12 compatible device that can handle all of the latest apps and games. It's got a great camera system too, but without the higher price tags that can be found with similar devices such as the Google Pixel 7 and the Oppo Find X5 series.

Priced at a competitive $540 / £399.99 / AU$899, this smartphone from Nokia is a great all-rounder and a bargain price for what the device can do. The camera system includes a main 50-megapixel f/1.8 lens that performs superbly in both daylight and darker scenes, and the video quality produced is pretty good, with spatial audio. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.