Complete review of the new Nokia G60 5G, let’s find out together why it could be the ideal choice thanks to its value for money
Review Nokia G60 5G, cousin of the more expensive Nokia X30 5G, with which it shares many features but at a more accessible list price. A choice, the latter, very particular considering that in some aspects it is even superior to the higher-end model, such as for example in the refresh rate of the display, here at 120Hz against the 90Hz of the Nokia X30 5G. Will this be enough to make it a best buy? Let’s find out together in the full review.
Nokia G60 5G: data sheet
- Display: 6,58″ IPS LCD, 120Hz, 20:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- SoC: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm), Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- RAM: 4/6GB
- Internal memory: 128GB UFS 2.2
- Rear cameras: 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 0.7µm, PDAF – 5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″ – 2 MP, f/2.4
- Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, GPS, GALILEO, BDS, NFC, FM radio, USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
- Battery: 4,500 mAh with support for 20W wired fast charging
- Dimensions: 166 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 190g
- Other: splash resistance only, fingerprint reader on the power button, dual-sim
- Operating system: Android 12 con Android One
Packaging, build quality and materials | Nokia G60 5G review
The design of the smartphone is quite classic, nothing really innovative, but simple and minimal at the same time. The same can be said of the sales package, as on X30 5G, here too rather sparse and essential (we point out again the absence of the power supply). Nokia G60 5G frontally presents a large 6.58″ panel protected by a now well-proven Corning Gorilla Glass 5, while on the back, as well as on the edges, a polycarbonate shell. However, thanks to the latter, the overall weight will not be particularly affected, making the smartphone rather light and easy to handle. The decision to make the device with 60% recycled plastic in the body and 100% on the back is admirable. Despite this, the smartphone can still boast a IP52 certification against splashing water.
The front camera is set in a now anachronistic drip notchwhich among other things will also allow it 2D face unlock (quite accurate and reliable). However, the main unlocking method will remain the one with a fingerprint on the right side of the smartphone, fast and secure. Small note of demerit for the presence of rather massive edges, especially in the lower part of the display, as it is possible to see from the images below. Finally present on the underside the comfortable jack audio da 3,5mmalways welcome.
Hardware, connectivity and displays | Nokia G60 5G review
The beating heart of this Nokia G60 5G is the SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G assisted by GPU Adreno 619, 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM with memory support UFS 2.2. You got it right, the exact same processor that we find in the more expensive model, but which does not look bad at all in this price range. Too bad only for the RAM, at least 6 GB would have been ideal, in fact there will be small refreshes or reloads. In any case, thanks to the software hardware coupling, this SoC will guarantee impeccable performance in any use, also thanks to the display a 120Hz. The rest of the connectivity is then of a good standard, thanks to the presence of Bluetooth 5.1, support for aptX audio codecs and the addition of FM radio.
The telephone sector of this Nokia G60 5G is also of a good standard, with excellent audio in the capsule and respectable reception. Turning to multimedia, the smartphone offers a large panel from 6,58″ IPS LCD with resolution FullHD+ e refresh rate a 120Hz. If on the one hand we find a very high refresh rate, on the other we have a panel that is only discreet, with a not so exciting maximum brightness. Too bad also for the vibration, too long and which gives it that cheap feeling. Finally, the speaker stands on similar levels, sufficient for the price range but which does not go beyond, with a sound not too loud and tends to crackle at higher volumes.
Cameras | Nokia G60 5G review
The photographic sector of the G60 is in line with what we are now used to seeing in this price range. The smartphone therefore offers 3 sensors, the main one from 50 Megapixelthe wide angle from 5 Megapixel and one used to measure the 2MP depth. As you can see from the shots below, in good light conditions the smartphone gets along quite well and with fairly faithful colors, net of a certain discrepancy in the white balance between the main and wide angle. also goodHDRwhich can contrast images nicely.
Things, predictably, change as the light goes down, bringing artifacts and a certain noise compensated only by thegreat night mode. Similar results also for videos, where, however, the absence of an optical stabilizer and a night mode (available only for photos) are felt. Absent, as well as for the X30 5G, the possibility of recording video in 4K due to limitations due to the processor imposed by Qualcomm itself. We leave you now to the gallery, where you can sum up for yourself.
Software and autonomy | Nokia G60 5G review
The battery of this Nokia G60 5G stands at 4500mAh, certainly not an impressive number (at least on paper), but which in practice translates into an autonomy of at least two full days. Naturally everything depends on how you use it, but in standard conditions, therefore in Wi-Fi/4G, with social use and by taking some photos you will have no problems reaching the 6/7 hours of screen on. A result, the latter, also due to the lean software installed on the device. Too bad only for the recharge, limited to 20 Wattand for the absence of the power supply in the package.
We find on board Android in versione 12 devoid of any customization (except for some pre-installed, but easily removable apps), complete with all the goodies related to the Material You. Speaking of software, it is impossible not to mention the commitment of the parent company in supporting the operating system with the new formula 3-3-3. In fact, Nokia will update this smartphone for 3 years with major updates, 3 years with security patches and finally offer 3 years of warranty, not bad right?
Price and final considerations
Nokia G60 5G is a product that aims to the point, efficient in any use, with astellar autonomy and remarkable performance. It gets lost a bit in multimedia, due to a display not too bright and a just enough mono speaker. However, it refers to the list price, launched at € 339.99 and is now on offer on the official website at 299,99€, a price perhaps still a little high but which does not differ much from the manufacturing quality of the product. We also reiterate the long-lasting software support and a pixel-like user interface that knows how to be smart and in step with your needs.
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