HMD Global’s Nokia has apparently ended the specs game with its Chinese rivals in the mid-range segment, and has thus started focusing more on sustainability and “eco-friendliness”. The new X30 is the greenest phone ever, in fact it uses recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible and it doesn’t include in the box charger. You also get a three-year warranty and software support, so your phone will last longer — at least.
This is all well and good, but what does this phone look like in real life? HMD may not be concerned with specs, but most buyers of mid-range phones are, so when we unpack the eco-friendly packaging here, how do these phones cost? That’s what we’re set to find out with our recently released full in-depth review – which we think is unmissable. On the other hand, if your time is limited, maybe our video reviews are more suitable for you? It’s fresh out of the oven, enjoy below!
current price is €450 -450 For the price, the Nokia X30 is a tough sell considering what it brings – 30 Hz screen, Snapdragon 450 chipset and 4,90 mAh battery. So we’re assuming that HMD has to focus on anything other than specs, because if we go by those, there will be plenty of better-priced alternatives.
Still, the X30 is Nokia’s highest-end phone of the year, even though it’s nowhere near flagship level. The screen is good (even if the competition has a faster refresh rate), and the single speaker is good – but single . Software-wise, this is an Android One phone, and that’s where the three-year update promise comes in — and that’s supposed to be three years of big updates and security patches. Camera image quality is a mixed bag, although that’s usually the case with most mid-range cameras. You get OIS at least on the main sensor.