Nokia 5 review | Nokia play
This year HMD global have released the new Nokia smartphones includes the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5, the Nokia 3 and the highly anticipated return of the Nokia 3310. Throw this release Nokia has finally come back to the smartphone market and join with the Android camp. The first look at the devices back in the launch event and they are actually quite good. However, I’ve spent two weeks of my time on the Nokia 5s as my daily driver. Smart users have some bad comments about this one. Such as not having classic hardware or even a PR of your camera. Before we jump into conclusions to decide whether this is a bad device or not let’s get to the full Nokia 5 review.
Nokia 5 review: Build Quality
Nokia 5 is made from a single block of aluminum. It’s really hard to believe that this is merely a mid-range device. Nokia 5 has a rather balanced weight distribution so the device doesn’t feel too light or heavy. The feeling of solidity in the Barents as soon as you get it in your hands it’s similar to Nokia-6. Over that, it’s more rounded in the corners and around the sides with a seamless meeting of the glass of the display in the metal of the body.
Nokia said that it avoided using a plastic flange around the display that some manufacturers do result in a tighter result. For us, this design isn’t as well executed as the Nokia 6 fields. Like the better phone, it has a slightly curved back incised at 5.2 inches. The Nokia five lessons down into your hands nicely. You will notice the three point five millimeters headphone socket which is a great convenience feature. Especially for those who don’t want to worry about sourcing a new set of headphones. But the older micro USB connection on the bottom might appear a little dated in 2017. This phone available in a range of colors spanning blue, silver black and copper. The Nokia 5 is well built, especially for the price.
Nokia 5 review: Overall Hardware Quality
The hardware for the Nokia 5 revealed its position and starts to fit the price point. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core 1.4 gigahertz chips that only gets two gigabytes RAM. While Nokia says this was because the 720p display didn’t need the three or four gigabytes of RAM. However, due to the performance bottleneck caused by the amount of RAM, there are many times where apps need to restart. Overall specifications feel towards a lower side. These are not as high spec as compared to something like a smartphone by Xiaomi. It will be fine for daily tasks like managing your email and keeping you connected to your social network.
The polarized 5.2-inch display is actually a pretty decent one. It offers great viewing angles and outdoor visibility with pleasing colors despite being a 720p IPS panel. The Nokia 5 slot speaker tends to sound distorted when playing bass heavy music and high volumes, otherwise, phone calls and ringtones sounded fine. Overall I feel that in terms of performance it is a good phone though not the best in class. So what’s the special on this device? Definitely, the antenna band design and overall design does make it stand out from a lot of other phones. It supports Bluetooth 4.1 has NFC support, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, OTG and has a 3000mAh on removable lithium-ion battery.
Note: I feel that the hardware is not that much powerful if we compare it to similarly priced fools companies like Xiaomi
Nokia 5 review: Camera
The camera for this device it comes to the 13 Mp F 2.0 aperture camera. It has face detection autofocus dual LED, dual tone flash, a 1 by a 3-inch sensor, 1.12-micrometer pixel size. Also has some common features like touch-focus, Geotagging, face-detection, HDR. However, the main 13-megapixel camera isn’t the best in class for a mid-range smartphone. At times producing washed out colors and inaccurate white balance. But in some cases, it actually does a pretty good job. I believe the shortcomings can be fixed in a software update.
It records videos at the maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 frames per second. The video quality was acceptable though the time that it took to focus from one point to another was higher at some points when the light was to guide. But other than that I found that the video quality was acceptable to a very high degree. The front camera video quality was not that sharp. It was a slightly blurry version of what you see on a very great phone. But still, it is acceptable to a huge degree. What really surprised me is autofocus on the front 8-megapixel camera. It’s a feature that is only available on flashes 10 Salvi’s.
Nokia 5 review: Summery
However releasing devices like the Nokia 5 isn’t going to get people to switch immediately from other smart phones. The Nokia 5 range a price X may not justify the power internals it offers. However, its build quality is the thing that feels really expensive. Don’t forget to mention that it has the advantage of pure Android and getting new software updates much earlier than other smartphone brands. For the sake of nostalgia, pence will not hesitate to buy this device. Otherwise, there are already smartphones with better performance at a lower price tag. If you’re seriously won an Android power Nokia smart phone wait for better devices. But if you still really want to buy the Nokia 5 and you really love it, wait for a price cut.