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Nokia G60 review - Mid-range phone with recycled content

More power than its big brother. The casing of Nokia's G60 is made of 60% recycled plastic, and the phone is also supposed to be supplied with updates for longer to extend its service life. So, the mid-range phone presents itself as sustainable, but can it also convince in everyday use?
Nokia G60
Nokia G60 (G Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G 8 x 1.7 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 660 Gold (Cortex-A77) / Silver (Cortex-A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.58 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 112 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD (shared, up to 1TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 166 x 75.9 ( = 0.34 x 6.54 x 2.99 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 20 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 1/4.0", 1.12µm, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, IP52-certified, SAR: 1.100W/​kg (head), 1.270W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
349 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79.2 %
10/2022
Nokia G60
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
190 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.58"2408x1080
78.5 %
11/2021
Nokia G50
SD 480, Adreno 619
220 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.82"1560x720
81.7 %
07/2022
Motorola Moto G82 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
173 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.60"2400x1080
80.8 %
07/2022
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
195 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.59"2412x1080

Case and equipment - Also available by subscription

Can a cell phone for 350 Euros really be built sustainably? This is how much the Nokia G60 costs at the time of testing, for example at amazon.de. In view of prices starting at 580 Euros for a Fairphone 4 with modular construction and responsibly sourced raw materials, this seems questionable. Nokia has nevertheless tried to take the first steps with the mid-range phone and uses 60% recycled plastic for the casing.

It is also possible to rent the device via the Nokia Circular subscription where you pay 15 Euros per month and get a replacement device if the phone no longer works. After 3 months, you can cancel at any time at short notice. The used devices are returned to Nokia, where they are refurbished for resale, recycled, reused for production or repair at a parts store, or donated to a charity. This is also intended to increase sustainability.

The recycled content also results in the unique look of the case's back, which is offered in either black or light gray and contains plastic particles that shimmer in the light. The matte plastic frame blends cleanly into the back and the screen is also well-fitted, resulting in narrow gaps and hardly noticeable transitions. The Nokia G60 copes well with pressure on the case. Only when twisting do visible spots appear in the screen's liquid crystal, but they disappear again immediately. The chassis is protected against splash water and dust according to IP52.

128 GB of mass storage is on board. In Europe, only the model with 4 GB working memory is currently offered, which is not really up-to-date in this price range. Internationally, there is also a variant with 6 GB of working memory.

Unfortunately, inserting a microSD to expand the memory blocks one of the two SIM slots. With our reference microSD card Angelbird V60, we get the picture of a very slow card reader that delivers fluctuating results in the CPDT benchmark.

Size comparision

173.8 mm / 6.84 inch 77.7 mm / 3.06 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 220 g0.485 lbs166 mm / 6.54 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164.3 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs160.9 mm / 6.33 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
  (Angelbird V60)
28.9 MB/s ∼100% +126%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
  (Angelbird V60)
27.5 MB/s ∼95% +115%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.9 - 59.2, n=120, last 2 years)
25.9 MB/s ∼90% +103%
Nokia G50
  (Angelbird V60)
20.7 MB/s ∼72% +62%
Nokia G60
  (Angelbird V60)
12.79 MB/s ∼44%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Nokia G60 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø40.1 (29.6-51.1)
Nokia G50 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø34.6 (7.62-42.4)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø33.1 (23.8-41.8)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø36.2 (29.8-46.8)
Nokia G60 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø76.8 (28.7-84.1)
Nokia G50 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.3 (31.1-83.5)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.2 (38-84.1)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø76.1 (42.7-84.9)

Communication, software and operation - Pure Android with the Nokia Phone

Nokia's G60 is a 5G phone, but it does not cover as many frequencies in the 4G range, so you might not be able to use the phone for mobile Internet when traveling abroad.

Nokia calls the phone WiFi 6-ready in terms of Wi-Fi, but there are no advantages over other phones in the price range with Wi-Fi 5 in terms of speed: Nokia's G60 shows stable transfer rates of around 350 MBit/s in our test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000. That corresponds to the class standard.

Nokia relies on Android One, i.e. pure Android, and does not install any advertising apps ex-factory. Security updates are supposed to be available for 3 years and OS updates for the same amount of time, which puts Nokia in a good position in this price range. Furthermore, the security updates from September 2022 are quite up-to-date at the time of testing.

The touchscreen reacts very reliably to touches and is also very responsive with up to 120 Hz. However, the system automatically determines when the 120 Hz is activated. According to our test results, this happens very often. Only when the picture does not change for a longer period of time is it reduced to 60 Hz. Nokia's G60 does not have a Google Assistant button.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the standby button on the casing's right. It reliably detects a learned finger and unlocks the device after a short delay. Unlocking via facial recognition is also possible, but only via the front-facing camera and a software solution, so it is not quite as secure and sufficient light has to be available.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Nokia G50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
322 (308min - 331max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AX12
Nokia G50
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
341 (294min - 350max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Motorola Moto G82 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
364 (349min - 382max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
363 (354min - 376max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Nokia G60
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
357 (321min - 366max) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
352 (339min - 360max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
342 (321min - 351max) MBit/s ∼97% +4%
Nokia G60
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
330 (313min - 338max) MBit/s ∼94%
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Nokia G60; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (313-338)
Nokia G60; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø357 (321-366)

Cameras - Wide-angle camera with low quality

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

The main camera's sensor has a resolution of 50 megapixels and comes from Omnivision. Photos are recorded in 12.5 megapixels by default in order to use larger and thus more light-sensitive pixels. The full resolution can be enabled in a special mode if desired.

Photos often look a bit gloomy and blurry in detail outdoors but offer a decent variety of details and color nuances overall. In low light, the brightening only succeeds at the expense of a blotchy representation of larger color areas and quite low sharpness. There is also hardly any drawing in very dark areas.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p and 30 fps. The brightness adjustment works well, but the autofocus is very slow. The wide-angle lens can also be used for videos, but you cannot switch the camera during the recording.

Speaking of wide-angle: the 5-megapixel camera takes decent brightened photos, but some of them look very grainy, and distant objects are only displayed as pixel mush. You can use them as snapshots, but they do not meet higher demands.

The front-facing camera takes decent selfies in good light, but you should not enlarge them too much, otherwise grainy color areas are very noticeable.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow LightWide-angle
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ColorChecker
11.7 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
4 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia G60: 6.2 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 14.73 ∆E
ColorChecker
25.2 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
36.6 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
45.8 ∆E
28 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
55 ∆E
57.9 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
60.8 ∆E
32.8 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
55.9 ∆E
57.3 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia G60: 39 ∆E min: 15.54 - max: 60.78 ∆E

Display - More brightness would be appreciated

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

Unfortunately, the 1080p screen of Nokia's G60 is not really bright, so you will have problems reading the display outdoors on bright days. We noticed a clear blue cast in our tests with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software.

The black level is good, but the contrast ratio is only mediocre due to the low maximum brightness and the colors look dull.

At least the display does not show PWM flickering even at very low brightness, so it is very suitable for people sensitive to flickering.

371
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
395
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 417 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 387.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 417 cd/m²
Contrast: 1544:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.68 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
98% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.428
Nokia G60
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.58
Nokia G50
IPS, 1560x720, 6.82
Motorola Moto G82 5G
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.60
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
IPS, 2412x1080, 6.59
Response Times
-54%
53%
32%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
33 ?(16, 17)
52 ?(25, 27)
-58%
13 ?(8, 5)
61%
27 ?(15, 12)
18%
Response Time Black / White *
22 ?(11, 11)
33 ?(17, 16)
-50%
12 ?(6, 6)
45%
12 ?(8, 4)
45%
PWM Frequency
2358000 ?(15)
119.4
Screen
17%
33%
1%
Brightness middle
417
568
36%
635
52%
590
41%
Brightness
388
525
35%
640
65%
561
45%
Brightness Distribution
88
85
-3%
96
9%
92
5%
Black Level *
0.27
0.24
11%
0.38
-41%
Contrast
1544
2367
53%
1553
1%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.68
5.31
7%
2.96
48%
5.15
9%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.62
9.04
-5%
7.63
11%
10.35
-20%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.5
5.6
-2%
4.8
13%
7.1
-29%
Gamma
2.428 91%
2.517 87%
2.214 99%
2.143 103%
CCT
7955 82%
7541 86%
6970 93%
8540 76%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / 2%
43% / 38%
17% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Good performance rates in the G60

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Nokia relies on an SoC that is very popular in the mid-range. Accordingly, the Nokia G60 delivers suitable performance rates for its price range and can even outperform the originally more expensive Nokia X20 which is still based on the slightly older Snapdragon 480. The power is usually sufficient for smooth system operation in everyday use. Only more complex apps cause stutters.

The warming of the case under a longer load is clearly noticeable and very high at 46.7 °C even at room temperature. Nokia's G60 could heat up even more and become uncomfortable in hot ambient temperatures. However, the SoC does not throttle even after a longer load, as the 3DMark stress tests show.

The speaker on the bottom edge cannot get that loud and sounds quite thin during music and speech. Better sound is provided by external devices that can be connected via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm port. Modern aptX codecs like aptX Adaptive are supported via Bluetooth.

A charger is not included in the Nokia G60's box, but various chargers from other manufacturers worked without problems in our test. The phone can be charged with a maximum of 20 watts and thus needs about 2 hours until the empty 4,500 mAh battery becomes full again.

Due to the smaller battery size, the G60 also has to make concessions in terms of runtimes: 14:31 hours is still a decent runtime, and you can even manage 2 days without a power outlet with moderate use.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=262, last 2 years)
767 Points ∼100% +15%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
687 Points ∼90% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (659 - 697, n=14)
678 Points ∼88% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
671 Points ∼87% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
667 Points ∼87%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
514 Points ∼67% -23%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=262, last 2 years)
2468 Points ∼100% +31%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1998 Points ∼81% +6%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1946 Points ∼79% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1663 - 2038, n=14)
1916 Points ∼78% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1889 Points ∼77%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1618 Points ∼66% -14%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼100% +34%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9363 Points ∼90% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (6897 - 10834, n=13)
9226 Points ∼89% +19%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7843 Points ∼76% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
7747 Points ∼75%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
7111 Points ∼69% -8%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2959 Points ∼100% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2933 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (2827 - 2983, n=13)
2928 Points ∼99% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2917 Points ∼99% -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2476 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 7890, n=149, last 2 years)
2287 Points ∼77% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2837 Points ∼100% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2816 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (2733 - 2837, n=13)
2812 Points ∼99% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2809 Points ∼99% 0%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2346 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 9814, n=149, last 2 years)
2267 Points ∼80% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3481 Points ∼100% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3431 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3093 - 3554, n=13)
3393 Points ∼97% -1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3370 Points ∼97% -2%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3071 Points ∼88% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 4679, n=149, last 2 years)
2837 Points ∼81% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 16067, n=226, last 2 years)
4632 Points ∼100% +50%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3104 Points ∼67% 0%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3096 Points ∼67%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3086 Points ∼67% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (2887 - 3107, n=13)
3061 Points ∼66% -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2587 Points ∼56% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 25350, n=225, last 2 years)
6166 Points ∼100% +106%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3001 Points ∼49% 0%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2989 Points ∼48%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2973 Points ∼48% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (2812 - 3008, n=13)
2967 Points ∼48% -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2471 Points ∼40% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3561 Points ∼100% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3537 Points ∼99%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3529 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (3182 - 3613, n=13)
3463 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 7042, n=225, last 2 years)
3411 Points ∼96% -4%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3093 Points ∼87% -13%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (254 - 10062, n=200, last 2 years)
3174 Points ∼100% +161%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1214 Points ∼38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1197 - 1292, n=13)
1214 Points ∼38% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1209 Points ∼38% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1206 Points ∼38% -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
980 Points ∼31% -19%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (247 - 14038, n=224, last 2 years)
4242 Points ∼100% +251%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1207 Points ∼28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (1196 - 1227, n=13)
1206 Points ∼28% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1204 Points ∼28% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1201 Points ∼28% 0%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
976 Points ∼23% -19%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3751, n=207, last 2 years)
1148 Points ∼100% +220%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
363 Points ∼32% +1%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
360 Points ∼31% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (355 - 363, n=13)
360 Points ∼31% 0%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
359 Points ∼31%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
293 Points ∼26% -18%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 3707, n=199, last 2 years)
1147 Points ∼100% +224%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
354 Points ∼31% 0%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
354 Points ∼31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (351 - 371, n=13)
354 Points ∼31% 0%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
351 Points ∼31% -1%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
288 Points ∼25% -19%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 113, n=258, last 2 years)
34.4 fps ∼100% +91%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
29 fps ∼84% +61%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
19 fps ∼55% +6%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
19 fps ∼55% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (18 - 20, n=13)
18.7 fps ∼54% +4%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
18 fps ∼52%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 156, n=259, last 2 years)
42.9 fps ∼100% +104%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
22 fps ∼51% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (21 - 23, n=13)
21.5 fps ∼50% +2%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
21 fps ∼49% 0%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
21 fps ∼49%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
18 fps ∼42% -14%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 86, n=259, last 2 years)
24.3 fps ∼100% +103%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
18 fps ∼74% +50%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
12 fps ∼49% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
12 fps ∼49% 0%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
12 fps ∼49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (11 - 12, n=13)
11.8 fps ∼49% -2%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 61, n=259, last 2 years)
16.5 fps ∼100% +114%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
8.1 fps ∼49% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (7.7 - 8.2, n=13)
7.97 fps ∼48% +4%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7.8 fps ∼47% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
7.7 fps ∼47%
Nokia G50
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
6.5 fps ∼39% -16%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (3905 - 74261, n=196, last 2 years)
27605 Points ∼100% +25%
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
22285 Points ∼81% +1%
Nokia G60
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
22014 Points ∼80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
  (17849 - 27593, n=11)
21915 Points ∼79% 0%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
21468 Points ∼78% -2%
Nokia G60Nokia G50Motorola Moto G82 5GOnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5GAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-2%
-8%
-6%
9%
36%
Sequential Read 256KB
521.5
515
-1%
473.4
-9%
509.21
-2%
716 ?(303 - 999, n=38)
37%
1056 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=254, last 2 years)
102%
Sequential Write 256KB
478.6
486.6
2%
445.7
-7%
482.15
1%
499 ?(105.3 - 884, n=38)
4%
624 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=254, last 2 years)
30%
Random Read 4KB
187.2
182
-3%
180.8
-3%
179.02
-4%
175.8 ?(89.3 - 253, n=38)
-6%
191.7 ?(13.5 - 543, n=254, last 2 years)
2%
Random Write 4KB
177
166.5
-6%
155.5
-12%
147.46
-17%
175.4 ?(113.8 - 258, n=38)
-1%
196.9 ?(13 - 552, n=255, last 2 years)
11%

Temperature

Max. Load
 46.7 °C
116 F
37.8 °C
100 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 46.6 °C
116 F
37.6 °C
100 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 44.9 °C
113 F
36.9 °C
98 F
33.1 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 46.7 °C = 116 F
Average: 38.9 °C = 102 F
33.2 °C
92 F
36.1 °C
97 F
44.5 °C
112 F
33.8 °C
93 F
39.9 °C
104 F
45.8 °C
114 F
34.4 °C
94 F
39.3 °C
103 F
45.9 °C
115 F
Maximum: 45.9 °C = 115 F
Average: 39.2 °C = 103 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.3 °C = 105 F | Room Temperature 20.2 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.9 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 46.7 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.9 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.3 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side
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Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.16 (2.16-2.18)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Motorola Moto G82 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.24 (7.23-7.27)
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.21 (7.21-7.23)

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.237.12531.6333128.227.44029.631.55034.233.76326.726.58019.419.610020.119.912513.82216013.326.920010.430.425011.237.23159.541.7400949.25009.456.96309.358.880013.160.3100015.171.2125015.572.316009.66920009.367.4250010.166.2315010.664.3400011.468.550001268.9630012.961.6800013.569.81000014.170.11250014.953.91600015.542.8SPL24.479.9N0.543.9median 12median 60.3Delta2.114.543.942.434.535.827.731.428.530.133.233.326.328.623.417.222.519.715.418.814.629.212.338.313.346.611.650.27.555.511.462.315.26414.767.311.870.6127110.3729.36910.86814.762.514.370.214.970.31567.815.467.616.861.516.167.61751.225.980.70.747.4median 14.6median 64210.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNokia G60OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nokia G60 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 80% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G
5000 mAh
1064 min ∼40% +22%
Motorola Moto G82 5G
5000 mAh
1022 min ∼39% +17%
Nokia G50
5000 mAh
972 min ∼37% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=260, last 2 years)
881 min ∼33% +1%
Nokia G60
4500 mAh
871 min ∼33%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
14h 31min

Pros

+ pure Android
+ good performance
+ longer update promise
+ fast memory
+ no throttling under load
+ 120-Hz screen

Cons

- strong heating up during the longer load
- mediocre speaker
- dark screen
- slow card reader

Verdict - Standard with interesting aspects

In review: Nokia G60. Test device provided by:
In review: Nokia G60. Test device provided by:
cyberport.com

Nokia's G60 is a fairly average mid-range smartphone that wants to stand out from the competition in a few aspects: on the one hand, there is the longer update promise, which is actually not bad in this price range. Pure Android is also convincing.

The phone also offers a somewhat more sustainable approach in terms of the casing due to the recycled content, but it is by no means on the level of a Fairphone. In this context, the Circular subscription is a way to use the Nokia G60 more sustainably, namely to rent it for a relatively cheap monthly rate and return it to Nokia after use, recycling the phone for as long as possible.

The disadvantages are the somewhat dim screen and also quite dark camera pictures. The speaker is also hardly convincing, the phone gets quite warm and offers a smaller battery than many comparable devices.

Nokia's G60 offers interesting approaches in the field of sustainability, pure Android, and good performance rates. However, the buyer has to live with a dim screen and shorter battery runtimes.

The competition is big in the mid-range, for example, the Motorola Moto G82 which even has an OLED screen. The OnePlus North CE 2 Lite, on the other hand, convinces with its fast charging technology.

Price and availability

The Nokia G60 is available from many retailers at the time of testing. Directly from the manufacturer, you can get it for 349 Euros or in a circular subscription.

The device is also available for the same price at amazon.de and you can currently save 20 Euros at our lending partner cyberport.de you can currently save 20 Euros.

Nokia G60 - 10/08/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 68%
Weight
89%
Battery
90%
Display
84%
Games Performance
37 / 64 → 58%
Application Performance
68 / 86 → 79%
Temperature
78%
Noise
100%
Audio
52 / 90 → 58%
Camera
56%
Average
72%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-10-12 (Update: 2022-10-12)