Finnish company HMD Global Oy launched Nokia 5 along with top-end Nokia 6 and low-end Nokia 3 in India on Tuesday, June 13. The mid-tier phone Nokia 5, which is priced Rs. 12,899 comes with a decent set of features and like the other two models, it also runs pure vanilla Android OS.
Here's our initial impression on the Nokia 5:
Nokia 5-Design and display:
Though Nokia 5 is a watered down version of the Nokia 6, it is visually more appealing than the latter. The former flaunts smooth metallic body and has no ugly white plastic (antenna) lines on it. On the front, it sports 5.2-inch HD screen with 2.5D curved glass screen protected by another layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
In out short time at the venue, Nokia 5, which runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage performed well for a mid-range category phone. It did not show any signs of lag when switching between the apps. But, we won't pass the final judgement just yet, as there are other parameters are needed to test its mettle. Once we get the review unit, we will be filing full details with benchmark scores and how the device performed in other aspects, as well.
Like Nokia 6 and 3 series, the star attraction of Nokia 5 is pure Android experience and also guaranteed to get two full years of software updates including monthly Google security patches, as well.
Also read: Android-powered Nokia 6, 5, 3 series officially launched in India; price, specs, all you need to know
Nokia 5 houses decent 13MP camera with dual-tone LED flash and autofocus and an 8MP snapper with wide FOV (Field-Of-View). Both the shooter did snap good quality images, but again, it needs to tested other light conditions and reserve the verdict for this aspect, as well.
Nokia 5 comes packed with a 3,000mAh battery and for a 5.2-inch phone, it's more than enough to keep the phone running for one full day under mixed usage.
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