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Nokia 5

Nokia 5
alaScore 95

322 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 322 reviews of Nokia 5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and performance. The size and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the reception.

usability, design, size, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Nokia 5 Smartphone Review

 

Successful comeback. After the divorce from Microsoft, Nokia has already come back with several new smartphones. With the 5.2-inch Nokia 5 mid-range model, the manufacturer scored promptly, since there is much to like and only little not to like in its...

high-quality case ; many LTE bands ; dual-SIM slot ; Android 7.1 ; fingerprint sensor ; good 13-MP camera ; bright HD display ; long battery life ; low temperature development

only 16 GB storage ; no USB Type-C connection ; display has a blue tint ; light halos in a black display

You cannot expect much from a smartphone listed for 200 Euros (~$236), can you? The Nokia 5 proves exactly the opposite, offering quite a bit in terms of features and performance. You get a quite fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC, a very...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Nokia 5 review

 

There's a lot to like about Nokia's midrange Nokia 5 handset. Its slim, metal design is very comfortable to hold and looks smart. There's not much of a bezel around the display either, which means the body hasn't had to balloon out too much to...

The Nokia 5 is affordable, looks good and has a battery that won't quit on you before the day's done.

It's only powerful enough for the essentials and the camera doesn't take brilliant shots.

With a neat design, a low price and power enough for the essentials, the Nokia 5 is budget Android done well.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender

 

Nokia's return to the handset scene is now well and truly underway. The comeback started with the retro Nokia 3310 , and continued with the Nokia 3 , 5 and 6 . The most recent development is the announcement of the flagship Nokia 8 .

Top-notch hardware design and build quality ; Fingerprint sensor ; Stock Android with no UI overlay or bloatware

Moderate performance ; Screen resolution could be higher ; Poor audio quality from single speaker

Expert review by: Plamen D. (phonearena.com)

Nokia 5 Review

 

As its name suggests, the Nokia 5 occupies the space between HMD's other two Android phones. It is not as cheap as the Nokia 3 or as well-equipped as the Nokia 6, but it comes with a metal body, it offers a convenient fingerprint scanner, and a price...

Great design and build quality ; Good battery life ; Android software is clean and up-to-date ; Reliable fingerprint scanner ; Decent video recording

Performance is underwhelming, slow to load ; Hit and miss photo quality ; Limited internal storage

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Murgia (androidpit.com)

Nokia 5 review: an elegant smartphone with potential

 

With a very affordable price tag, the Nokia 5 offers terrific value for your money. Even its design stands out for a smartphone in this price range, but can it also impress in day-to-day use? Find out in our Nokia 5 review.

Beautifully designed ; Dual-SIM ; Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Poor camera ; Mediocre performance

HMD Global still has a long way to go in terms of improving its new smartphones. Above all, the software needs to run more smoothly. The new company has delivered a great smartphone with the Nokia 5, but there is a lot of competition in this price...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Nokia 5 review

 

This low-cost Nokia demands patience

Surprisingly premium metal design ; The latest stock Android software ; Fingerprint scanner provides security

Photos can be a little dark ; Storage fills up fast, microSD card a must ; Load times can be sluggish

It's the best-looking phone at its price point, but isn't as sharp in use as its rivals. Battery life struggles when pushed, and load times can be lengthy.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ashleigh Macro (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia 5 review

 

The Nokia 5's gorgeous design and good specs come at a surprisingly low price, making it a strong contender in the budget Android phone market.

We’ve long been lovers of the Moto G series for the top pick in the budget Android category, but the Nokia 5 knocks it off the top spot. With a better camera, better performance and a stunning design, we are blown away by the low price tag offered here.

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia 5 review: Is this the best sub-£200 smartphone?

 

The Nokia 5 has good build quality, a bright display and snappy performance, but you can do better for the money

An unbelievably bright display ; Great build quality and design ; Excellent battery life

No 1080p display ; Only 2GB of RAM ; Camera struggles in low light

Instead, we suggest you stick with the Lenovo P2 that offers better battery life or Vodafone Smart V8, which is speedy - both great sub-£200 phones that really do stand out from the crowd.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia 5 review

 

There's a lot to like about Nokia's midrange Nokia 5 handset. Its slim, metal design is very comfortable to hold and looks smart. There's not much of a bezel around the display either, which means the body hasn't had to balloon out too much to...

The Nokia 5 is affordable, looks good and has a battery that won't quit on you before the day's done.

It's only powerful enough for the essentials and the camera doesn't take brilliant shots.

With a neat design, a low price and power enough for the essentials, the Nokia 5 is budget Android done well.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Nokia 5 Review: Slick design, flawed performance

 

Our Nokia 5 review takes an in-depth look at one of Nokia's trio of new affordable phones, freshly launched for 2017.

Long battery life ; Smart, Lumia-like design ; Vanilla Android ; NFC

No Full HD ; Limited performance ; No Type-C USB

The Nokia 5 certainly gives a good first impression, with its shiny metal unibody, nostalgic design and low asking price. Boot it up and you’re presented with a clean version of Android Nougat, along with expandable storage for filling the phone with...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1050 / 3000
Battery performance:1050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):630
Talk time (2G):12

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1536 x 2048
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2 / 8
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2 / 8
Rear Camera Resolution:1536 x 2048
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Copper / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:2.2 / 5.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 320 x 240
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Speakers:Mono

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 505
Microphone mute:Y
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor lithography:28
Processor model:430 / 5 Octa 5430

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Symbian OS
Operating system version:7.1.1 / 7.1.1 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal memory:50
Internal RAM:2
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.317 / 0.484
Height:4.41 / 5.89
Weight:3.15
Width:1.81 / 2.85
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