Guess what phone goes up for sale today, August 16, in the UK?
Announced back in February, Nokia 5, a Nokia android smartphone finally becomes available.
Of course, none of the new Nokia phones is flagship; high ends are blocked by iPhone trade in the UK.
One of the plus points that Nokia has always had, the design.
Even through the tossing of ownership, somehow Nokia has managed to keep that intact.
HMD Global seems to be taking good care of the Nokia heritage.
Metal-jacketed phones usually have an external antenna band, and Nokia 5 is no different.
Although unlike iPhone 6s, it placed elegantly at the top edge, which is not only discreet but also looks attractive.
You can see it from neither the front view for the back view.
The design as always is very appealing.
The camera placements represent the simplicity that has always been associated with Nokia.
While many mid-range phones don’t offer the features, Nokia 5 has a fingerprint sensor.
It is nicely placed with the home button and is fairly responsive.
The built of Nokia 5 is very impressive.
Thanks to the curved edges and pillow display, it is very easily managed by hand and is very pocket-friendly.
The body is made out of aluminum with a very tactile and effective framework.
You can get mobile phone cases UK from whole accessories in the UK soon enough after the release if you would like to modify the looks.
Nokia 5 camera samples
It happens to have wide black borders around the screen, which is not that surprising in this price range.
But the bezel-less screen is trickling down from high-end smartphones to mid-range phones too.
Not that anyone would mind the ease of grip that comes with blocky phone bodies, it seems like Nokia might have to struggle a bit in the future to catch the consumer’s eye.
It has a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 but looks much better than would be expected from it.
The Nokia 5 has a simple Android software, where it cut ties with all the past.
It keeps updating with every new version of the software.
It is working right now on the latest version of Nougat 7.1.1.
These days camera is one of the main concerns of the consumers when buying a smartphone.
While Nokia has announced a re-alliance with Zeiss to make their lens and camera software, it was after the creation of Nokia 5.
Even then the 13 MP camera gives a fairly good result, especially in the light.
The shutter usually lags in such phone but not in Nokia 5; it’s very responsive and efficient.
It is the lower lights where the real problem is, even with the twin-color flash that you rarely find in phones of this range.
There is also an 8 MP Selfie camera that also serves more than adequately.