Nokia’s second Android smartphone is now available in Pakistan. The Nokia 5 is a mid-range smartphone which is a slightly toned down version of the Nokia 6.
For the sake of comparison Nokia 5 is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt launched in India. However it comes at a slightly higher price of Rs. 20,900 ($180 for J7 Nxt).
Design and Display
At first glance, the Nokia 5 looks completely identical to the Nokia 6, and rightly so: both of the phones are made from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and are exactly the same from the front. That’s where all the similarities end however.
The vertical camera strip on the back is longer for the Nokia 5 and the phone has a glossy metal finish as opposed to Nokia 6’s matte finish.
There’s a front mounted fingerprint sensor on the Nokia 5 as well.
It has a 5.2 inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 282.42 PPI.
Internals and Storage
Nokia 5 is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. It comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot.
On the OS side of things, Android 7.1.1 Nougat runs the show, with slight modifications made by Nokia (different homescreen icons and other tidbits). The OS will be updated regularly so you can rest assured about staying up to date.
Camera and Battery
For the main camera, Nokia 5 uses a 13 MP f/2.0 sensor with PDAF and a dual LED (dual tone) flash. Video recording is unfortunately limited to 1080p at most.
The secondary camera employs an 8 MP f/2.0 shooter.
A 3,000 mAh removable battery keeps the lights on for Nokia 5. Battery life is one of its strong points, competing against the likes of Xiaomi Mi5s and Samsung Galaxy S8.
Nokia 5 Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
- GPU: Adreno 505
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM (separate model)
- Fingerprint scanner
- Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8 mm
- Weight: 160 g
- 5.2” IPS LCD with 720p (1280 x 720) resolution (282.42 PPI)
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal: 16 GB
- Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB
- Primary: 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, LTE
- Battery: 3,000 mAh, removable
- Price: Rs. 21,900