Nokia 5 (3GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 10,999 onwards

launchNov, 2017

25.2

excellence score

66.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Top-notch build quality
  • Great design for this price bracket
  • Looks smart, and its slim, metal design is very comfortable to hold too
  • The fingerprint scanner below the screen works well and doubles as a home button

Display

  • There's not much of a bezel around the display either, which means the body hasn't had to balloon out too much to accommodate its 5.2-inch display
  • Decent display - bright and bold
  • Display resolution could have been better - some competitors provide a 1080p display in this price bracket

Software

  • Internal memory at 16GB might become a limiting factor if you install lots of apps/games

Performance

  • Runs almost stock Android UI resulting in a clean, fuss-free interface that's easy to use and nippy to navigate thanks to the phone's octa-core processor
  • Performance is good in daily use, and casual games are handled well too
  • The performance is alright, but definitely lags behind competitors like the Moto G5 Plus or the Redmi Note 4, which have more power under the hood

Camera

  • Decent rear camera - especially in daylight - detail levels are good, noise is not an issue, colors are pleasing
  • Decent front camera - with an HDR mode that gives sharp, well-balanced selfies
  • The rear camera too is ok, but not as good as the top camera phones in this price bracket, like the Moto G5 Plus

Audio

  • Decent loudspeaker

Battery

  • Very good battery life - comfortably lasts a whole day of use

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Nokia 5 (3GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Polarizer
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPUAdreno 505
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Thickness8.05 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Autofocus
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 84-degrees Wide-angle Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
NFCYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • USB On-The-Go

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