These are the best Nokia phones in Australia for 2023


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There was a time when Nokia was the kind of the smartphone world. With its Symbian operating system, no other manufacturer came close to its dominance. Until Apple.

These days, the Nokia brand has been through a few owners, including Microsoft, and is currently owned by HMD global.

It no longer really targets the high end of the market, instead building high quality, affordable smartphones for the budget and mid-range markets.

If you’re looking for the best Nokia phone, there are plenty of models to choose from. Which is where we come in.

We’re here to help

So to help, we’ve pulled together this guide of the best Nokia phone models in Australia.

We did extensive research to find the Nokia smartphones most recommended by expert review sites.

Of course, your needs may vary. You may also be interested in our recommendations for the best phones in Australia, the best Android phones, and the best camera phones.

We’ve also rounded up the best brand phones as well:

If you’re on a budget, we have a roundup of the best cheap phones in Australia as well.

These are the best Nokia phone models in Australia right now:

Nokia XR20

Recommended by 7/8 review sites

The Nokia XR20 is notable for its rugged design, combining 5G connectivity, Android One operating system and a tough-as-nails body.

It’s shockproof and water resistant, and the 2400 x 1080 screen is covered with Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 system, which offers mid-range performance, but is still a good option in the rugged phone market.

The dual-camera (48MP + 13MP) array probably won’t win any photography awards, but does take reasonable quality photos.

Nokia G50

Recommended by 6/8 review sites

The Nokia G50 smartphone is a great option for people looking for a 5G phone on the cheap.

You’ll get excellent battery life from this phone, though it does come at the expense of performance and design – this is a slightly chunky phone.

The display isn’t great at just 720p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate, but this is a budget phone, so you should expect that going in.

Nokia G20

Recommended by 5/8 review sites

Just like you don’t expect fine dining when you go to McDonalds, you shouldn’t expect fine performance from a phone that costs under $200.

The Nokia G20 is a solid, if unremarkable, smartphone designed for those without a huge amount of disposable income to buy a premium device. With that in mind, it delivers on its mission of a reliable phone at a cheap price.

The camera and display won’t impress, but the dual-SIM design and 5,050mAh battery life make this a great option for older users especially.

Nokia X30 5G

Recommended by 3/8 review sites

With a good screen, decent battery life and the promise of three years worth of software updates, Nokia’s X30 5G is targeting a slightly demographic than the other phones in this list.

In particular, it’s aiming at the environmentally conscious, who understand the impact of updating their phone every year or two and want to lessen their impact on the world.

It’s made from 100% recycled aluminium, and 65% recycled plastic, and yet still offers a high-quality 6.43-inch display with 90Hz refresh rate, and one of the best cameras in a Nokia device.

How we chose the best Nokia phone in Australia

The Nokia X30 5G is one of the best Nokia phone models in Australia.

Review sites – including this one – are subjective by nature. Everybody has a different opinion of what is best.

So to try and counter the fact that every best guide on the internet has a different opinion of what is best, we approached our list by combining the results of some of the top sites recommending Nokia phones on the market today.

To determine this list, we followed the same journey most consumers would follow: we went to Google.

We searched for “Best Nokia phone” and identified 8 of the top results. It’s important to note that Google results can change often. The full list of sites we referenced is outlined below:

We listed out all of the Nokia phones listed on each site, tidying up any slight differences in spelling for consistency.

We calculated how often each product was mentioned across those eight guides. The more frequently a product is mentioned, the more agreement there is between experts reviewing these products.

We set a minimum of three mentions across all eight guides to be eligible for inclusion here.

Before we created this page we took some time to remove products that are either unavailable, or difficult to find in Australia. For this guide, a number of recommended phones had to be excluded as they aren’t readily available in Australia.

We also leveraged our own experience with products to ensure that we wouldn’t be recommending any product that doesn’t deliver.

Full list of products considered for this guide

Nokia XR20
Nokia G50
Nokia G20
Nokia 8.3 5G
Nokia X30 5G
Nokia 7.2
Nokia X20
Nokia G10
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.3
Nokia 3.4
Nokia X100 5G
Nokia X
Nokia G400
Nokia G400
Nokia G22
Nokia G21
Nokia G11
Nokia C21 Plus
Nokia 6.2
Nokia 3310 (2019)
Nokia 225
Nokia 2.4
Nokia 1.4
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What to look for when choosing the best Nokia phone in Australia

Whether you’re after one of the models listed above or something completely different, the decision factors you need to consider when buying a new Nokia phone is the same.


If you’re reading this page, you’ve already decided that you want a Nokia phone. So the next question to need to answer is: “what style do you want to buy?”

The Nokia of yesteryear was quite bold in its phone design, though today’s Nokia is a bit more standard with its phone offerings.

Fortunately, there are no foldables or standout designs, so the choices are somewhat limited from a design perspective. Which means you can move on to price.


Whether you opt for a foldable phone or not, the next decision factor has to be price. Decide how much you are willing to spend on your new Nokia phone. Then you can find the right model in that price bracket.

Features and functions

Today’s Nokia is a company that offers plenty of attractive options at lower price points, though it does offer high quality mid-range phones as well.

Pretty much all Nokia phones in Australia will cost you less than $1000, so work out where your budget sits in that range to decide which model best suits you.

Camera requirements

One of the biggest differentiators between smartphones today is the camera.

Nokia isn’t really known for its photography prowess. When deciding on a phone for its cameras, look at the number of lenses it has to help try and decide how versatile it will be for your needs.

Update history
  • 21 April 2023 – First Published
  • 30 July 2023 – Updated number of recommendations for products. Updated source sites.
  • 5 November 2023 – Updated the number of recommendations for products.


  • Nick Broughall

    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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