Nokia released 3 smartphones this summer, ranging from the cheaper Nokia 3 to the more expensive Nokia 6. Nokia 5 stands in the middle. Nokia 5 also delivers the purest Android experience without any bloatware. It comes with Android 7 Nougat out of the box and promises to deliver fast updates in the future. Nokia has not released a flagship device yet. It may be waiting to see how well do its phones perform in a budget range category.
Nokia 5 is made of solid aluminum unlike the plastic build of the Nokia 3. It comes in a Mat black finish with rounded edges and the curved back. There’s a little bit of the camera bump at the back which might be unliked by some people. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home key at the front which makes the access to the phone easier. The home key is surrounded by 2 backlit touch keys for navigation. Backlit keys were missing from the Nokia 3. There is no notification LED on Nokia 5 as well and that is kind of annoying.
The power key and volume buttons are present on the right side of the device. The 5.2-inch screen is covered by Gorilla Glass.
Nokia 5 comes with a 13 MP, f/2.0 rear camera with phase detection autofocus and a dual LED flash. The camera performs good enough in day light conditions but the performance is not satisfactory in low light. However, the main camera captures excellent colors in the bright day light. The front has an 8 MP, f/2.0 camera which is also good. The front camera performs well in all light conditions and it is auto focus, a feature hard to find in this price range.
Unlike the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 performs amazingly well on multitasking. It comes with the Snapdragon 430 chipset with Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. The RAM is still 2 GB but the memory management of Nokia 5 makes the phone perform faster even on low RAM.
The games run very well on the Nokia 5. It handles almost all of the games smoothly. You might need to clear the memory before running a game to make your experience even smoother.
|Device Type||Smart Phone|
|Announced||01 February, 2017|
|Released||01 June, 2017|
|TypeDesign Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.||Bar|
|Dimensions||149.7 x 72.5 x 8 mm (5.89 x 2.85 x 0.31 in)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|Colors||Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|SIMSIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Nano SIM|
|Display TypeDisplay Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,|
|Size||5.2 inches (~68.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Display ColorsDisplay Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.||16M colors|
|Pixel DensityPixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.||(~282 ppi pixel density)|
|Display ProtectionDisplay Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|Features||- MP4/H.264 player|
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
|PrimaryCamera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.||13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus|
|Camera Features||1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR|
|FlashFlash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)||dual-LED (dual tone)|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel size|
|Operating SystemOS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|ChipsetChipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430|
|CPUCPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPUGPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Adreno 505|
|RAM (Memory)RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||2 GB|
|Internal StorageInternal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||16 GB|
|Card SlotMemory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|SensorsSensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||4.1, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-fiWi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Yes|
|GPSGPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS|
|NFCNFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|USB Ports||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|GPRSGPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|EDGEEDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|Battery TypeBattery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|CapacityBattery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||3000 mAh|
camera didnot work at all in low light