These Nokia phones deliver clean software, excellent value for your money

The best Nokia phones are aimed at the budget and mid-tier segments. Nokia devices feature a classic industrial design and clean software in the form of Android One, ensuring no bloatware and fast updates. The Nokia 7.2 continues to lead the pack, and Nokia has plenty of other options that are just as exciting. Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

Do everything

Nokia 7.2 – Android 9.0 Pie – 128 GB

Staff Pick

The Nokia 7.2 is still one of the best options if you want a value-focused phone. It has great hardware in the form of a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and you get a 48-megapixel camera at the back and 20-megapixel shooter up front. The 6.3-inch FHD+ display has HDR10, there’s a 3,500mAh battery, and the phone also has a 3.5mm jack.

From $275 at Amazon

A new budget option

Nokia 5.3 with 64GB

The Nokia 5.3 is an exciting budget device that is powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset. You get reliable performance for most day-to-day tasks, there’s a large 6.55-inch 720p screen, 13MP camera at the back, and the 4000mAh battery lasts two days on a full charge. If you want a budget device with clean software and excellent battery life, the Nokia 5.3 is a solid pick.

From $168 at Amazon

Budget beast

Nokia 6.2 – Android 9.0 Pie – 64 GB

A fantastic budget phone, the Nokia 6.2 has a 6.3-inch HDR10 display, Snapdragon 636, 4GB/64GB memory configuration, Wi-Fi ac, and a 3,500mAh battery. The 16-megapixel camera on the back takes decent photos, you get FM radio and a 3.5mm jack, and the phone also has NFC. If you want a budget phone that nails the basics, look no further.

$249 at Amazon

Just the basics

Nokia 2.3

The Nokia 2.3 distills the essence of Nokia’s design language. The phone has modest hardware in the form of a 6.2-inch 720p display, Helio A22 chipset, 13MP camera, and a 4000mAh battery. It isn’t the fastest Nokia phone around, but it delivers a modern design, decent specs, and bloat-free software.

$139 at Amazon

Great entry-level pick

Nokia – 1.3 with 16GB Memory

The Nokia 1.3 runs Android Go, which is designed for low-end devices with limited memory and storage. The phone has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, but it is optimized to run without lag in day-to-day use. If you’re in the market for an entry-level device that gets regular updates, the Nokia 1.3 is a decent choice.

$100 at Best Buy

Nokia is the go-to brand for great budget phones

Nokia has no shortage of great phones on offer — particularly in the budget segment. The brand’s focus on industrial design and clean software in the form of Android One have allowed it to stand out in crowded segments. The Nokia 7.2 is the perfect illustration of this. The phone features a great design with an HDR10 panel, robust internal hardware, and the promise of quick updates for under $400. If you want a reliable budget phone that’ll last a few years, look no further.

Then there’s the Nokia 6.2. Nokia’s 2019 budget phone still has a lot to offer, and the fact that you’re getting an HDR10 panel and reliable hardware for day-to-day use makes it a decent choice in 2020. While Nokia may not deliver the most exciting hardware, the regular software updates and clean interface that’s devoid of any bloatware more than makes up for it.

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