Nokia has made phones that have stood the test of time and the Nokia 5 is no different as it is built to take on life as you know it. Made with durable and beautiful materials, it is one of the brand’s affordable devices that offers commendable specs and features. Read below to find out more!
Due to its design, you may think that the Nokia 5 would be marketed at a higher price. It has a minimal, clean back made from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. Not only does the smooth rounded edges contribute to the visual appeal of the phone, but they also make the phone feel comfortable in the palm of your hands with the ergonomic design. The pure back has no antenna lines as it has been placed at the top of the bottom of the phone. Additionally, it comes with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass that adds on to the clean look, while offering more durability during accidental drops.
Introducing the fully-laminated 5.2-inch HD display, experience amazing photos, natural colours, and excellent brightness. Also, the polarizer makes reading emails, watching videos, and gaming much more comfortable on the 1280 x 720 screen. Compared to an AMOLED screen, you’ll notice the LCD panel on the Nokia 5 is not overly vibrant when it comes to the colour reproduction.
With the 13 MP autofocus camera, snap up amazing photos much more efficiently with the Nokia 5. So, no matter where you, the automatic scene detection will adjust accordingly to the environment you are in. Night photos will also look great with the phase detection autofocus, wide aperture, and dual-tone flash in the Nokia 5. Colours in the pictures also look more natural thanks to the dual-tone flash. It comes with a 8 MP wide-angled lens at the front which allows for easier group selfie moments with your loved-ones.
Considering the price you are paying for, the Nokia 5 delivers decent performance that you should not be complaining about. Under the hood, the Nokia 5 features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with an Adreno 505 GPU. Although the phone only has 2GB of RAM, it has no problems handling multiple tasks simultaneously. The Nokia 5 is a good phone to consider if you want a smartphone that handles your daily smartphone essentials. The phone comes with 16GB out of the box, but it can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD.
If you want to experience a pure Android experience, the Nokia 5 is the smartphone for you. This means that apart from the standard Google suite of apps, it does not have any bloatware or carrier-installed apps which means the phone does not have any apps that you probably will not be using. This Nokia phone also runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat which means it is in line for an update to Android Oreo.
The Nokia 5 comes with a 3,000mAh battery that can last a whole day with basic uses such as messaging, calling, and light web surfing. For heavy usage, the Nokia 5 could only last half a day before having to plug in to charge. Unfortunately, the phone does not support fast charging and might take the phone a while to be fully charged.