HMD Global is leaving no stone unturned in Nokia brand’s relaunch in India. The company is trying to make its presence felt in multiple smartphone segments. For this purpose, the Nokia 5 is taking on competitors in the budget mid-range segment. The biggest rival it will have to fend off here is the Motorola Moto G5. However, Moto G has been the go-to name in the mid-range segment for some time. As such, dethroning it will be a tough job. Can this phone do that? To know more let’s take a look at Nokia 5 price in India, launch date, specifications, and features
Nokia 5 Price in India
The Nokia 5 is priced at Rs 12,899. It will be available via offline channels. Pre-booking starts on July 7.
Unlike the Moto G5, the Nokia 5 sports an all-metal construction. In consumers’ eyes, that is enough to give it the aura of a special phone. However, it will require more than just the build materials to make this phone a worthwhile alternative to the Moto G5.
Nokia 5 India Launch Date
|Launch Date||13 June 2017|
HMD Global has unveiled its latest Android smartphones (Nokia 6, 5 and 3) to the Indian market. The three smartphones were globally unveiled at the Mobile World Conference (MWC), Barcelona in February, this year. Considering all these phones together, you can see how HMD Global is trying to go for every price band below Rs 20,000. Such an ambitious strategy may just pay good dividends.
Nokia 5 Specifications
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Internal Storage||16GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Display||5.2-inch, HD (1280x720p) resolution, LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||13-megapixel with flash|
The Nokia 5 may not seem like a special smartphone. However, neither does the Moto G5 and it still is one of the best value-for-money smartphones you can buy. All this says is that a phone’s spec sheet need not be the best to make it sell in big numbers.
Nokia 5 Features
- Full metal construction
- Fingerprint reader
- 5.2-inch screen
- Onboard Amplifier
- Four color options
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
The Nokia 5 features a seamless aluminum 6000 series body with curved edges. It measures 149.7×72.5×8.05mm. In this department, the Nokia 5 does outdo the Moto G5 to some extent. After all, the Motorola phone does not have NFC or full metal body. An onboard amplifier is a new feature the Nokia phone brings to the market. Let’s experience its effect on the sound quality of the smartphone when we get out hands on it.