Nokia 5 Dual SIM Silver

 

Introduction

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD Global Oy is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones & tablets. Nokia is a registered trademark of Nokia Corporation.
At the moment HMD Global has relaunched the Nokia brand with its new series of Android phones and the retro Nokia 3310 terminal.

 

Official product link:

https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-5

 

Packaging and accessories

The smartphone is packaged in a classic cardboard box with vertical slide cover.
The front side presents the smartphone with the help of an artistic image of it alongside the manufacturer’s slogan on the background. “Connecting People”. In the middle, there is the logo of the manufacturer.

 

On the back side of the packaging the smartphone is presented using a general image of it while also having printed on the right side the full list of specifications.

 

Accessories

The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x Manual
– Your Nokia 5
– Charger
– Charging/data cable
– Headset
– Quick guide
– SIM door key

 

Specifications

Model: Nokia 5 Dual Sim Silver
Sim Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Available colors: Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper
Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8mm
Weight: 160g
Display Type: IPS LCD, 16M colors
Size: 5.2″
Display Resolution: 1280 x 720(~282 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
CPU: Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
GPU: Adreno 505
Memory:
Internal: 16 GB with 2 GB RAM
Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
Camera:
Primary – 13MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2, dual tone flash
Video: 1080p@30fps
Secondary – 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel size
3.5mm jack: Yes
Connectivity:
WLAN: Yes
Bluetooth: 4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, A-GPS
NFC Support: Yes
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Network:
– GSM: 850/900/1800/1900;
– WCDMA: Band 1, 2, 5, 8; LTE: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
– LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Sensors: Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC (sharing)

Features:

Beautifully seamless craftsmanship: Nokia 5 has a totally clean, pure back without any antenna lines, which have been moved to the top and the bottom of the phone. Together with the display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, this makes for a clean look unspoilt by seams or lines.
Get snap-happy with the 13 MP autofocus camera: Getting great photos with Nokia 5 is easy: automatic scene detection helps you get good shots wherever you are, while colors look natural thanks to the dual-tone flash.
Take better photos at night: Your night-time photos just got upgraded, thanks to the Nokia 5’s phase detection autofocus, wide aperture and dual-tone flash. That’s a fancy way of saying that you get great pictures, even in low light.
Get the brighter display experience: Good-looking photos, natural colors and excellent brightness – say hello to Nokia 5’s fully-laminated 5.2” HD display. What’s best, the polarizer makes your content easy to read even in bright sunlight.

 

Visual inspection

The Nokia 5 is the middle range terminal in the all new lineup of Nokia, the desing uses minimalist elements that are reminescent of the Lumia series. The smartphone features a two-tone unibody all metal case with a 720p 5.2″ IPS LCD screen on the front. The smartphone has the following dimmensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8mm and a weight of 160g.

 

The 5.2″ IPS LCD screen has a seamless connection with the unibody desing of the case. At the upper part of the screen next to the speaker there is the front facing 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 µm secondary camera, here the Nokia logo is permanently placed.

 

On the lower side of the phone there are the three main controls of the smartphone, the Home button in the center is an actual button, featuring an integrated fingerprint sensor, while the two Back and Running Apps buttons are part of the touchscreen. The latter two buttons are also illuminated separately from the screen.

The back side of the Nokia 5 is minimalist, at the center there is the main 3MP PDAF, 1.12um, f/2, dual tone flash camera. The optical unit itself is raised above the case of the smartphone, it also has a chromed edge.

 

On the lower edge of the smartphone there are the Data and Charging port alongside the microphone.

 

On the top edge there is the 3.5mm audio Jack header that can be used for both as an output (audio) and imput (external microphone or accessory).

 

The right edge features the Lock/Unlock screen button next to the volume Up/Down switch.

 

On the left upper corner there are the two drawers of the smartphone, the Sim 2 and SD Card slots.

 

Testing

The new Nokia lineup features  a mostly stock UI interface, in this case, the Nokia 5 uses Google’s Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). The Nokia Added interface features single color icons with a minimalist flat design with some improvements to the general UI.

 

While other manufacturers go for completely eliminating the application drawer, Nokia decided to use and further integrate it into the overall interface of the OS. In addition, the top scrolling app drawer is unchanged from the standard Android interface.

 

Camera

The Nokia 5 is equipped with a dual-LED flash, 13 MP primary camera that features an aperture of f/2.0, also the camera uses a phase-comparison autofocus system and can capture photos at a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120. With good lightning, this 13 MPx camera takes good photos, with good contrast and deep colors, however when the phone is used in low light areas, the camera will try to compensate and add noise.

 

The secondary camera uses a 8-MPx sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and a 84-degree viewing angle.

CPU and GPU Performance

For their middle device in the range, Nokia decided to equip the 5 with a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset that is paired with an Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 provessor and a Adreno 505 Graphics Card. The phone was tested in multiple benchmarks and programs.

 

AnTuTu v6

 

PC Mark

Final Thoughts

Nokia´s mid range smartphone delivers a pleasant experience in both games and photos and also daily usage, all in a good looking package at an afordable price. The 5” IPS display is bright and offers good color saturation and contrast. While being a IPS type display, the viewing angles are acceptable. From the factory, the device comes with Android´s 7.1 (Nougat) and can  be updated to Android 8.0 (Oreo). The 13 MP primary camera does its job in good lighting conditions and adds some image noise in low light scenarios, however for daily use it is a capable camera, especially in terms of autofocus. For the body, Nokia adopted the unibody design that has been widely used in recent years, the build quality is good and the smartphone has a solid feel.

The battery life is good, the 3000 mAh battery keeps the smartphone usable for more than a day of intense use, in addition, the temperature of the phone stays low.

The main inconvenient of the Nokia 5 is the slightly blue tint that is present on the IPS display, it can be corrected through software within the smartphone, however it shouldn´t have been present in the first place.

 

 

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