The Finnish handset maker, Nokia, has finally made its grand comeback and we could not be happier. At the event held on February 26, 2017, Nokia revealed its entire comeback lineup including revamped Nokia 5310 and much purported Nokia 6. However, the brand has also revealed two more handsets at the event, called Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The Nokia 5 is sub-INR 15,000 device and looks the part as well. While other two are equally exciting, Indian buyers have been excited about a budget smartphone with a legendary brand like Nokia embossed on the back. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are interested in the handset.
5.2” polarized HD Corning Gorilla Glass display: One of the highlights of this handset is the 5.2-inch display on the front that has HD resolution and comes protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. However, another USP of the handset is that it comes Polarised, which makes it pretty well lit and sharp to watch.
Powerful cameras: Nokia, back in its heyday, was known for the quality of camera on the rear panel. We can expect the new handset to have the same level of imaging as the new device will come with an 8 Megapixels snapper on front, which has a wide angle lens. The rear panel houses a 13 Megapixels snapper with automatic scene selection and dual tone LED flash.
Stock OS: It was being expected earlier that as and when the brand will make a comeback, the Android handset will have a custom skin running atop the stock OS, as it had done in past. However, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the device comes running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and that too in its stock avatar.
Poor battery: One of the drawbacks of the handset is 3000 mAh battery under the rear panel of the device. While the battery might look weak on paper, its is expected that since it is Nokia, it might actually have a good battery life.
Is stock Android enough enough to make the Nokia 5 a worthy buy? Read our review to find outSep 19 2017 By Ketaki Bhojnagarwala
With the Nokia 5, HMD Global has gone back to the basics, and the mainstays of the device are the stock Android software and solid build quality. However, the smartphone lacks in other critical departments. Performance is sub-par for its category – the Snapdragon 430 SoC and 2GB RAM, even with the no-frills interface, are just not enough to ensure a lag-free user experience. The cameras are nothing to write home about either. At Rs 12,499, the Nokia 5 has a fair bit of competition from the ...
|General Specifications||Launch Date||August 15, 2017|
|Color||Silver, Tempered Blue, Matte Black, Copper|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Upgradable To V9.0 (Pie)
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||149.7 x 72.5 x 8.0 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.4 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937|
|Display||Size||5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
|Screen||IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||282 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.52 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, SIM Ejector, User Manual, Warranty Card|