The Nokia G60 5G is a decent device with a 6.58 inch IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, Android 12 OS, triple-lens rear camera setup and 4500mAh battery support. But is Nokia G60 5G with a price of Rs 29,000 in India a smartphone you should be looking at while upgrading from your current device? Let’s find out in our Nokia G60 review.
A quick glance at Nokia G60 specifications
- Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back; Splash resistant body
- 58 inch IPS LCD Display with 120Hz refresh rate, 400 nits (typ), 1080x2408px resolution, 20.07:9 aspect ratio, 401ppi
- Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm) Chipset, Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver); Adreno 619
- 64GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/6GB RAM; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
- Android 12 OS
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
- 4500mAh battery with 20W wired fast charging support, PD3.0
- Fingerprint reader (side-mounted), FM radio, 3.5mm jack
Let’s start with the unboxing of the Nokia G60 5G. The packing box is the typical Nokia standard box with nothing fancy or extraordinary. Inside the box, you will get the handset, the SIM ejection tool, some product booklets in the languages relevant to your region and a USBC charging cable. You will also notice that there is no charging brick bundled in the box.
However, this is specifically a regional thing. So, before you place that online order or purchase the smartphone at the store, make sure you confirm on your local Nokia website exactly what items you will be getting with the handset.
Design and Build
Nokia G60 5G looks pretty decent design-wise if we can avoid nitpicking here and there. The back of the smartphone is made out of 100 recycled plastic, while the frame of polycarbonate plastic material is also 60 recycled. The phone also comes with an IP52 splash and dust resistance rating, which basically is a part of its durability features.
What this means from a user’s perspective is that accidental splashes of water or raindrops shouldn’t harm the device in any which way. However, users should be mindful since it doesn’t mean the device is waterproof.
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The Ice Gray colour is cool but what we found actually interesting is the Pure Black Version of the smartphone. In terms of in-hand feel, G60 does feel solid. The back is matte but it also has tiny flakes that shine under the right lighting, overall giving a pretty cool look to the smartphone.
The texture of the back doesn’t feel completely smooth. All in all, this does have an interesting design and look even though it is not as striking as the Nokia X30.
One of the key features of the Nokia G60 is its display. The smartphone comes with a 6.58-inch full high-definition IPS LCD panel with 120-hertz refresh rates. This undoubtedly is a solid LCD panel that provides good contrast, decent viewing angles, and a decent maximum brightness of around 500 nits under direct sunlight.
However, the best part about this handset is how smooth it is while playing games or just browsing through the user interface. The front panel glass is Gorilla Glass 5, which although isn’t as shatter-resistant as Gorilla Glass Victus but it does a decent job at handling micro scratches.
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Moreover, if you are one of the huge bezel admirers, we have good news for you. The iconic Nokia chin is making a comeback with Nokia G60 5G although you won’t be able to find the Nokia logo this time.
Performance of Nokia G60 5G
The performance of the Nokia G60 is dependent on the combination of three specifications and that is the Android 12 operating system, the Snapdragon 695 5G processor and the 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone user experience of this device is really one of its key highlights. There are no noticeable lags or slowdowns while using this device. Apps launch almost instantly too.
The only time any user might actually feel that this is a mid-range hardware smartphone is while playing games. However, as long as you are not getting into the highest possible graphical settings or heavy games such as Gentian, the performance of the smartphone should be an issue.
Camera quality of Nokia G60 5G
Nokia G60 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 50-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel Ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera plate in this one sports a matte plastic finish, which again doesn’t get scratched easily and has a nice 3D kind of effect. Overall, it looks alright. The camera panel design is definitely forgettable compared to the symmetrical designs we have seen Nokia experimenting with in the past.
Moreover, the smartphone also comes with an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies and video chatting mainly.
The smartphone is equipped with a 4500mAh battery, which according to many Nokia advertisement campaigns should be good for up to 800 full recharge cycles. This is actually helpful to know for people who plan on using the device for a long period of time. It means that you can easily charge it for around three years without losing any significant amount of battery health.
In terms of charging speed, the Nokia G60 comes with a rather conservative 20w maximum charging speed. This goes on to show that you’ll be able to get about 50 per cent of the charge in about 40 minutes of time and a full charge in just over two hours. Now, these are segment-leading specifications by any standards and in case you are a fan of the faster-charging feature, this could be a disappointing aspect.
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