Nokia Launches Its Most Eco Friendly Phones to Date

 Nokia has launched some of its most eco-friendly phones to date dubbed the X30 5G and G60 5G. The two phones are built using recycled materials and have up to 3 years of warranty and promised OS upgrades. It has also launched a Circular subscription to minimize e-waste, but it is only available in the UK and Germany for now.

Design and Display

Nokia X30 5G

The new X30 5G comes with a 100% recycled aluminum frame and a plastic back that is made out of 65% recycled material. The retail box is also made up of 70% recycled paper and there is no charger in the box to make it smaller and easier to ship. The display is a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel, a rarity among Nokia phones. It has a 1080p resolution, a 90Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The fingerprint sensor is underneath the display.

Nokia G60 5G

The G60 5G is also made from recycled materials, but it has a plastic frame as well as a plastic back. It has a slightly bigger 6.58-inch screen, but it is an IPS LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution. It has a slightly lower peak brightness at 500 nits (down from 700) and has Gorilla Glass 5 protection instead. Its fingerprint sensor is on the side since it has an LCD panel.

Internals and Storage

Both phones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 SoC, a step up from Nokia’s usual choice of Snapdragon 480 5G. The X30 5G, however, brings more memory than the G60 including 6 to 8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. The G60 5G, on the other hand, is limited to 4 to 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage variants. Both have a microSD card slot.

As part of Nokia’s “3-3-3” promise, both of these phones will get 3 years of OS updates, 3 years of security patches, and a 3-year warranty in select regions. The phones will boot Android 12 out of the box, so both should ideally live to see Android 15.


The X30 5G is equipped with a 50MP 1/1.57” sensor with OIS and 4-in-1 binning. The secondary camera is a 13MP ultra-wide unit with a 123-degree FOV. The Snapdragon 695 limits video recording capabilities to 1080p 60 FPS even though it is capable of handling 4K clips. The selfie camera is a 16MP shooter.

The G60 5G also has a 50MP main camera, but this is built on a smaller image sensor and there is no OIS either. The 5MP ultrawide camera is also based on a smaller sensor and there is a depth sensor here as well. It supports 1080p 60 FPS recording just like its X series sibling.

Battery and Pricing

The X30 has a 4,300 mAh power cell while the G60 opts for a slightly bigger 4,500 mAh battery. There is 33W fast charging on the former and 20W charging on the latter.

Nokia X30 5G has an asking price of $530 but the G60 5G can be grabbed for $320.


Nokia G60 5GNokia X30 5G
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 695Qualcomm Snapdragon 695
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver)
GPUAdreno 619Adreno 619
OSAndroid 12Android 12
Supported Networks2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
Display6.58″ IPS LCD, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 120Hz refresh rate6.43″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate
Storage64GB, 128GB128GB, 256GB
Card Slotyesyes
Main Camera50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, (ultrawide), 1/5″
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.06″
Front Camera8MP16MP
Fingerprint SensorSide-mountedUnder display
ColorsPure Black, Ice GrayCloudy Blue, Ice White
4500 mAh, 20W fast charging4300 mAh, 33W fast charging

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