Nokia 5 Officially Launches in Pakistan

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)
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint scanner
    • Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8 mm
    • Weight: 160 g
  • Display:
    • 5.2” IPS LCD with 720p (1280 x 720) resolution (282.42 PPI)
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • 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

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  • Taha Najam

    Overpriced junk from China.

    • Bilal

      LOL.

    • Qaiser007

      Right

    • Bilal

      Nokia is a Chinese company. I had no clue about this.

      • Each Mobile assembled in China :
        So Make your Own Mobile !

        • tahir aziz

          tu nhi sudhray ga

        • Muhammad Yasir

          legit

      • AbdulB1

        HMD global is still Finnish company

        • Muhammad Yasir

          ye baat Taha Najam ki khopri me daal do kisi tarah :D

          wo nai samajhta

    • Wolverine

      A product made in china does’nt mean it is of low quality. It depends on the standards of the company. If the company is relaiable it will mentain the standards no matter the product is manufacturing in China or even in Afghanistan.

      • Jalal Khan

        yes, you are right because Iphones are assembled in China too.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        DAMN right !

    • Hodor

      Same foxconn built this which is building iphone for years… so you are right on this one, overpriced junk from china

    • Shahrukh

      Redmi Note 4 available in same price.

      • xiaomi has problems.

        • Aslan Haider

          What problems bro?????
          And tell me which company does not have problems???
          Everyone has problems

          • i love xiaomi too but my new phone suddenly stopped charging. thank god i had warranty

        • Muhammad Abrar Ali

          Problem ye he k sasty me acha Hardware de rha
          Ye kya kam Problem hai
          Baaqi Brands k liay.?
          Love for MI
          Simple
          :D

          • Muhammad Yasir

            people are just ignorant and blind

            typical pakistani attitude … Xiaomi is the only company still offering good value for money (their 5x is some way off tho, using old hardware :/)

            • Muhammad Abrar Ali

              5X is going to be best in the Provided Sum of Amount
              Yup People Need QMobile But Need Apple Logo on Back of Cover
              :p

              • Muhammad Yasir

                umm … 5x is the WORST offering from Xiaomi in recent times ?

                do you have any idea how mediocre the 625 is ? the Graphics Accelerator is just down right dumb …

                it’s better to spend the money on some other brand rather than going for 5x !

                agree on ur second point

                • Muhammad Abrar Ali

                  Chalo is rate me is jesa mily to btana
                  hain.?

                  • Muhammad Yasir

                    lol, is that a maneuver to get my expertise for free ?

                    i know like 4 phones which have better hardware and come without gimmicks !

                    oh and guess what …

                    THEY COST LESS

    • Muhammad Yasir

      chinese mobiles are great … but the pricing is visibly disappointing

      don’t confuse quality with poor pricing

      warna to iPhone bhi China me banta hai !

      P.S : this phone has been reviewed and said to have one of the BEST mid-range cameras for the price, better than Nokia 6 !

      • AbdulB1

        I have LeEco max 2. I think it is still not that bad as other priced smartphones. But I hate small battery , no nougat and no SDcard slot

        • Muhammad Yasir

          how much did it set you back and where did you get it from ?

          i was hot on its trial … but i heard the customs guys had gotten much more sly and started charging taxes by googling the Phone’s MSRP first, so i walked away :/

          • AbdulB1

            Lahore gpo had fixed rate. 4K for every phone last. U can read more information on pak wheels

            • Muhammad Yasir

              thanks alot !

              is it the same in Karachi btw ?

            • Muhammad Yasir

              also, kindly redirect me to that link on Pakwheels

              • AbdulB1

                Search Google

  • That is much better than SAMSUNG J Series !

    • Waqas Ahmad

      Mela Loot liya Zaalima

    • AbdulB1

      I think 2017 J series are much better than this,

      • U Just Thick Wahi Sumsung K Old Design & Wahi Chosa Waha Front Camera 5 MP

        • AbdulB1

          Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) ki baat ho Rahi ha

          • 20,000 Main Nahi Milne Wala : Aur Nokia Ka Bharosa to hai he

            • AbdulB1

              banda 17k tak ka leeco hi karedle local online store pe phir.

            • AbdulB1

              too bad that it is sold at this huge price in Pakistan.

            • AbdulB1

              Nokia is made by foxcon. Nokia sold all their mobile manufacturing, design business to Microsoft. Later Microsoft stopped selling Nokia phones and pulled out of mobile business. Nokia is just allowing hmd global rights to use its name that’s all. There is nothing Nokia about it.

        • Adnan

          Did you check j7 pro? I am personally using it. and it can easily compete with flagships of many companies despite being a mid-ranger. Specially the camera (13MP front/back) is awesome. samsung cholay bech k number one smart phone brand nai bana

          • Number 1 haahahahaa :

            • Muhammad Abrar Ali

              wo ee to Number 1 Cholly de k to nhi but Ullu Bana k zaroor Ab 3rd Grade ho rha hai
              :p

          • Muhammad Yasir

            kitne me lia ?

            • AbdulB1

              36 on daraz me thinks

              • Muhammad Yasir

                36k is just deplorable … it’s too much

                even if the phone’s as good as he says

    • tahir aziz

      3rd class series over price bhai tu qmobile pr guzara kr

    • Muhammad Abrar Ali

      The Beast in Rs 19000 Xiaomi Redmi 4X
      Just Chill Chill Just Chill
      :)

  • Faizan

    Why would someone buy this and not Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 ?

    • Adeel Ali

      Because of fast updates. I heard that nagout’s latest update will come to NOKIA before anything.

      • faithful

        Nokia is already running 7.1.1 naugat…. And it launched with 7.update Xiaomi is in process of updating

        • AbdulB1

          Xiaomi does include latest security patches.

        • Aslan Haider

          Yeah nokia will provide faster updates not only because they have fewer phones but also they want to be a key player again in market
          On the otherhand xiaomi has many devices to be update and also if you dont like miui custom roms are availaible
          Nokia phones are just selling on hype

      • Aslan Haider

        Bro xiaomi redmi note 4 has software support from developers
        It has many custom roms

        • Adeel Ali

          Custom OS is something else brother. Official patches from Google thats what I’m talking about. Even Google Pixel is not offering this. Who will get Android O first.

          • Aslan Haider

            Are you serious??? google pixel devices are first devices to get any google update
            Mean android o will first hit pixel Pixel XL,and some nexus devices and than to other vendors

            • Adeel Ali

              Nokia 6 first to get Android July 2017 Security update search this.

              • Aslan Haider

                Im not talking about security updates im talking about new Android os release
                And for your information as far as security patches are concer go sear h about blackberry android

          • Aslan Haider

            Custom roms like linege os and remix os provides timely security patches
            Not fast as google but they provide it timely

    • Askarian

      Cleaner more original software. Faster updates. More responsive probably since more cleaner android. Plus the Nokia name may entice a few too.

      • Aslan Haider

        More responsive in your dreams bro
        I think you didnt see the processor diffrence b/w those two phones which is huge

  • Price is too high … compare with others..!! what Nokia think… they sell only sticker..??

    • Aslan Haider

      They are gonna sell phones on hype and brand power

  • G.G.G

    Comes way late to the party

  • AbdulB1

    Just look at the reviews on youtube everyone says avoid NOKIA. You should be doing NO_KIA to NOKIA as this is overpriced junk.

  • Aslan Haider

    Comparison b/w RN4 AND NK5 Performance wise RN4 due to processor
    Camera wise both are okay maybe Nk5 better
    Battery wise RN4 KING
    SOFTWARE WISE YOU BETTER DECIDE
    BOTH PROVIDE UPDATES NK5 faster and pure updates xiaomi also provides updates but slowly and skinned but also the have third party developers support for RN4 ,means many custom roms
    Build quality wise both are top notch
    Storage wise RN4 all the way.Double storage in same price
    Display wise RN4 both are full hd but RN4 has better ppi

  • Jalal

    Nokia 3 was flop. lets see nokia 5

  • Shafi Shaikh

    Just think about it why everyone rushes to China for manufacturing why that could not be Pakistan, if two wrongs never make a right so would be three.

  • Arslan Nazeer

    In Pakistan Price is Rs 20,900 while in uae Rs 18,500, Rs 2,400 Difference.

  • Shahid Saleem

    I checked page of Advance Telecom company on Facebook, they have made no announcement of the launch yet. Where is this sold officially & with warranty?

    How is this officially launched? Who is the company selling it? I thought Advance Telecom was the ONLY distributor in Pakistan for Nokia phones. It was even reported on this site a few weeks ago.