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Nokia 8.1 vs Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia 8.1 vs Nokia 5.3 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Nokia 8.1
6.18"
IPS

1080x2280

12
MP

20mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
03PointsNokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)Compare Nokia 8.1 X
Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
6.55"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Nokia 8.1

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

8.116 Advantages Nokia 8.1vs5.3 (64GB/4GB)3 Advantages Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
+2.2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core13%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+180 grams (6.3 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs185 grams (6.48 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+1080x2280 pixels114%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+408 PPI52%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs268 PPI
+(dual camera) 12MP + 13MP15%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(quad camera) 13MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+(front) 20MP149%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W80%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs10W
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
6.18"vs+6.55"6%
Larger screen
3500 mAhvs+4000 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.

33 Common items in both devices
4GB LPDDR4X
64GB (51GB available) / 64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
+26 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Highlight differencesClear highlight
Physical featuresNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Model8.15.3 (64GB/4GB)
Other model namesNokia X7 TA-1099, TA-1113, TA-1115, TA-1119, TA-1121Nokia 5.3 TA-1223, TA-1227, TA-1229, TA-1234 (4GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandNokiaNokia
Release dateDecember, 2018March, 2020
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)75.76 x 154.8 millimeters (2.98 x 6.09 in)76.6 x 164.3 millimeters (3.02 x 6.47 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Nokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SM6125 (11nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.2Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 360 Gold
1.7Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 360 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 616 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (51GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (50GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.18" inches6.55" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~82.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2280 pixels720x1600 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)408 PPI268 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassCristal Dinorex (NEG)Gorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

India version:
UMTS 850/900/2100
Global version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

America version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

India version:
UMTS 850/900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6
VoLTE

Global version (TA-1119):
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)

India version (TA-1121):
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
LTE Cat4

Global version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)

America version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38)

India version:
LTE (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
12 megapixels
13MP
(quad camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawide13mm
2MP macro
2MP depth
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashDual-LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Front camera (secondary)20 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Blue/silver, Steel/copper, Iron/steel
- Android One edition
- 18.7:9 display ratio
- Zeiss optics back camera
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Charcoal black, Cyan, Sand
- Android One
- 20:9 display
- 2.5D glass screen
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3500 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateNokia 8.1Nokia 5.3 (64GB/4GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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