Nokia G50 SmartPhone Review

Nokia G50 SmartPhone Review
Nokia G50

The Nokia G50 was Released in 2021, October 13, and at the time it was considered one of the most technologically advanced mobile phones on the market. It had all of the standard features you would expect from such a phone, like Bluetooth, an FM radio, and a camera with flash, but it also had some extras that made it stand out among its competitors. This article will give you an overview of the different features and specs of this device so you can determine if it’s right for you.

What you should know About Nokia's 5G phone.

With a 6.82-inch HD+ display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 processor, and a 5,000mAh battery, the Nokia G50 offers substantial performance.
The Nokia G50 has been quietly introduced by HMD Global as the company's new budget smartphone. The company's new G50 device is the company's first 5G-enabled phone in the G series. It does not have the specifications to compete with the best budget Android phones, but it appears to be a much better phone than the Nokia G20.
In addition to its 6.82-inch display and HD+ resolution, the Nokia G50 includes a V-shaped notch that houses the 8MP selfie camera. There are 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage on this device, which is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 chipset. The phone also offers a model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. It has a triple-camera setup on the back with a 48MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP depth sensor. The 5,000mah battery keeps the lights on with fast charging support at 18W. A charge for the G50 is easily lasting two days between charges, according to HMD Global.
Among other features, this device offers Google Assistant, NFC capabilities, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The Display

We found that an IPS screen with a 720p resolution won't win when it comes to luminosity or color reproduction, but the Redmi Note 10S comes with an AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution.
Still, Nokia's G50 has a very good screen as well. Despite its lack of brightness, the screen has a decent black level and can offer a decent contrast ratio when desired.
Moreover, we only see PWM at very low brightness levels with such a high frequency that it shouldn't cause any problems.

Body Performance Memory

The Nokia G50 and the slightly more expensive Nokia X10 primarily differ in the details: the G50 has a lower-resolution screen, and the X10 does not have IP certification or a macro lens. In addition to being a bit smaller, the Nokia X10 weighs just as much as the G50, although the battery is smaller.
You can choose from dazzling blue or rosé as the back casing. Both colors are attractive and the round camera module is quite unusual. There is decent stability as well. In comparison to other smartphones, the Nokia G50 is a rather large and heavy device.
There is a 64 GB variant as well, but in Central Europe, only the 128 GB model with 4 GB of RAM is available. In official terms, the device costs around 270 Euros ($304). There are 2 SIM slots, one of which can be used as a MicroSD reader, a USB-C port, a 3.5 mm audio port, and NFC. Our reference card Angelbird V60 was used to test the reader's speed. This device is on par with the rest of its class but does not differentiate itself.

Software, and operation, Communication

Thanks to Wi-Fi 5, the Nokia G50 can compete with other smartphones in this price range when it comes to Wi-Fi speed and provides fast Internet access for everyday use. Nokia's G50 is a capable 5G phone in this price range, even if 5G isn't yet a given. It is clear that the smartphone is not a world phone that can be used everywhere, since it is sufficiently equipped for 4G frequencies.
In the Android One program, Nokia's G50 stays very close to Google's Vanilla Android, making updates to its operating system particularly easy. Even Nokia's relatively cheap smartphone comes with 3 years of security updates in addition to 2 years of operating system updates. Both periods begin with the G50's market release. When we tested the device, the security updates were from October 2021 and were thus quite current.
On the left edge of the casing, a dedicated Google Assistant button can be found. On the right, the standby button includes a fingerprint sensor. We found it to work well and fast.

The Camera

While the camera on the G50 does not have the ZEISS label, like the more expensive Nokia X models, it possesses otherwise quite similar technical specifications to the Nokia X10. The main camera is 48-megapixels, which can take photos with up to 12-megapixels if desired because of the pixel binning. Moreover, a 5MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor are included. It is the only device without a macro camera.
It takes acceptable photos, but the details are quite grainy as well as often being washed out. When there is low light and high contrast, dark areas lack dynamic range, although details are still very sharp. You also have a wide-angle camera that is adequate for taking photographs, but you shouldn't enlarge them too much.
If you take a selfie in good light, you can still see some details.

Battery life, graphics performance, Performance

Many Nokia devices have Snapdragon 480 processors, which may be due to the chip shortage: The manufacturer has simply ordered large amounts of the quite universally useful SoC. Although Nokia's G50 is actually also capable of adequate computing power for the price range, its graphics performance falls behind comparable devices due to its partially lower-resolution screen. In this regard, players who play a lot and want the most power for their money should consider other options.
As for the maximum temperature rise, it is relatively low: 36.6 °C (97.9 °F) is only slightly noticeable as an absolute maximum, but nothing alarming. We found Nokia's G50 mono speaker to be quite loud in our tests, but its sound is rather poor, lacking low mids and highs that are booming. Almost all current codecs can be used over Bluetooth, including aptX Adaptive.
Many devices in this price range come with 5,000 mAh batteries, including Nokia's G50. When compared to other devices, the phone's battery has mediocre runtimes. In our WLAN test, however, 16:12 hours was still very suitable for everyday use and is also sufficient for working for 2 days under normal circumstances. Charge time for the smartphone can take up to two hours since it can only be charged with 10 watts.


Nokia's G50 has a great design, and the Finnish folks have done a great job with the construction. While the smartphone's 5G and fast Internet capabilities are impressive, they are a drawback.
Thanks to Nokia's update promise, the G50 is a solid mid-range smartphone that can remain with the user for quite some time.
On the other hand, graphics calculations are behind comparable phones. It weighs a lot and the battery does not last as long as other smartphones in the same price range as the Nokia G50. There are too many blurred details and rough surfaces on the camera, making it rather unconvincing.
Nokia delivers a solid, relatively inexpensive device with 5G, but it is overshadowed by its competition: The Samsung Galaxy A32 5G offers longer runtimes, has a better speaker, and does not feature 5G. The Redmi Note 10S also does not feature 5G, but it offers a better screen with AMOLED technology and Full HD.

The Price:

The Android 11 operating system comes out of the box and you'll receive two years of free updates. Three years of security updates will also be provided to the G50, just like Nokia's best smartphones.
Priced at $ 280.00 / € 189.00 / £ 199.00, the phone is now available in Ocean Blue and Midnight Sun.


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