All About Nokia Smartphones: Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

After the announcement in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, Nokia is all set to win consumers heart with its brand new series of phones. In one of my previous article, I discussed details about Nokia, the Finnish brand and one of the major contender in mobile phone industry and its brand new phone 3310.

The all new Nokia 3310 comes with a wonderful designs, in number of vibrant colours and with amazing battery life. Without discussing much about 3310 (An article of Nokia 3310 is already present, you can take a look on that article for more details on 3310), I would move ahead with Nokia’s smartphone products.

Smartphones have become today’s necessity. Yeah, it has. All your work, be it personal or professional can be easily handled with the help of such smartphones. The name itself depicts, “smart” phones, meaning Smarter phones, than the traditional ones. The previous handsets were used for very limited scope and had restricted uses. But smartphones are broader in all sense. Its display, touchscreen technology, sensors, multimedia data (high definition and ultra-high definition), much more storage space and most importantly infinite number of applications which makes your life more convenient and easy going (talking in terms of work and to some extent socialising. Though the best way to socialise and communicate is without internet and smartphones medium and rather have a face-to-face communication).

Number of mobile phone makers are in the race of building and delivering wonderful handsets, with appealing designs be it in terms of its look and feel, in terms of the User interface of the device and many more. So, after the year 2013, Nokia is back in the race and it’s all set to make a remarkable return, like it has always done. The reliability, durability of the device, new tech features, amazing battery life are some of the big plus of Nokia’s credibility. So with such a credibility, Nokia is here jumping into the mobile phone market back, to be precise in the smartphones market.

In the recent MWC 2017, Nokia announced 4 handset devices, which included 3 smartphones and 1 a feature device, bringing the old Nokia 3310 with new design and features. Our discussion for this article will be the three smartphones, namely Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. So let me bring you the specs and features of each one of them.

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Nokia 3: The all new Nokia 3 comes with an aluminium frame designed body and holds a 5-inch IPS HD display screen. The screen goes without saying is Corning Gorilla Glass laminated IPS LCD display with HD resolution (1280 x 720). Colours for the Nokia 3 are Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White.

The processor on the Nokia 3 is MTK 6737, which is quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, and it comes 2GB RAM+16GB storage, expandable up to 128GB. It runs Android Nougat 7.0. The device comprises an 8MP Auto Focus (AF) rear camera with 1.12um, f/2 aperture, LED flash, and an 8MP AF front camera with 1.12um, f/2 aperture and display flash, this also has a fingerprint scanner as well. The device packs an integrated 2650 mAh battery. Will run on Android Nougat (Android 7.0.0 Version).

Nokia 3 also comes with unlimited cloud storage on the Google Photos app. Will be available in two variants i.e. singe SIM and dual SIM (depending on the market, where the device is launched).

Nokia 5: Nokia 5 also has an aluminium body, with Corning Gorilla Glass laminated on the display. This device comprises slightly larger display screen than the Nokia 3 variant. It has a screen of 5.2-inch IPS HD and this one is powered by the Snapdragon 430 processor and Adreno 505 graphics. It will be available in four colours which are Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper.

It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage expandable to 128GB. The camera is 13MP PDAF with 1.12um, f/2 aperture, dual tone flash, and there’s an 8MP front camera with AF, 1.12um and f/2 aperture. Consists of bigger battery than the Nokia 3, packs 3000 mAh battery backup. Will run on Android Nougat (Android 7.1.1 Version). Like the Nokia 3 it comes with a fingerprint sensor on the home button.




Nokia 6: Similar to the previous two variants, comes with an aluminium body and Corning Gorilla Glass on the front. It has a smooth, matte finish on the back, although there’s a limited edition glossy Arte Black option as well. The phone’s camera unit is placed in the middle of the rear body, and the flash is below that followed by the Nokia logo.

Colour options for Nokia 6 include: Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver and Copper. Nokia 6 also has a fingerprint scanner on the front. Bigger screen than the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch IPS HD Display Screen. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. However the limited edition Arte Black gets 4GB RAM+ 64 GB storage. The microSD slot support is up to 128GB.

The camera on the back is 16MP PDAF with 1 um Pixel size and f/2 aperture, dual tone flash; the front camera is 8MP AF with 1.12 um pixel size and f/2 along with 84 degrees. Similar to the Nokia 5, Nokia 6 packs a battery backup of 3000 mAh.

So these were the big smartphone released besides the feature device Nokia 3310. To summarize the features, check on the table below. (The table also consists of the approximate price of each smartphone).

Feature List

Model Name

Nokia 3

Nokia 5

Nokia 6

Screen Size

5.0-inch IPS HD

5.2-inch IPS HD

5.5-inch IPS HD

Dimension

143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm

149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm

154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm

Operating System

Android Nougat (7.0)

Android Nougat (7.1.1)

Android Nougat (7.1.1)

Processor

MTK 6737 quad-core processor, 1.3 GHz.

Snapdragon 403 and Adreno 505 graphics.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 403 processor.

RAM

2 GB

2 GB

3 GB(Also in 4GB)

Internal Storage

16 GB (Expandable up to 128 GB)

16 GB (Expandable up to 128 GB)

32 GB (Expandable up to 128 GB)

Rear Camera

8 MP (AF, LED flash, f/2 aperture)

13 MP (PDAF, dual tone flash, f/2 aperture)

16 MP (PDAF, dual tone flash, f/2 aperture)

Front Camera

8 MP (AF, display flash, f/2 aperture)

8 MP (AF, display flash, f/2 aperture)

8 MP (AF, display flash, f/2 aperture)

Sensors

Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC for sharing.

Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, fingerprint sensor, Hall sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC.

Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e compass, Hall sensor, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, NFC.

Bluetooth/Wifi

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Yes/Yes

Ports

3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB

3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB

3.5 mm headphone jack, micro USB

OTG Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connectivity

LTE Cat4 with GSM

LTE Cat4 with GSM

LTE Cate4 with GSM

Battery

2650 mAh

3000 mAh

3000 mAh

Approx. Price

₹9,000/- to ₹9,500/-

₹13,000/- to ₹13,500/-

₹16,000/- to ₹16,500/-

So here is the comparison of these 3 smartphones based on their memory, processor, and camera and of course the price range.

The details here are mentioned, as they were presented and depicted in the MWC 2017 by Nokia. It may change or vary when the product may release depending on the company.

So based on the above configuration, which smartphone are you planning to buy? Do comment your answer below.

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Happy Reading!

 


Article written and submitted by: Akshay Rakesh Toshniwal

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