Paramount Electronics, the official distributor of Nokia smartphones in Nepal, has dropped the price of their mid-tier device, the Nokia 5. The phone which was priced at Rs 21,350 at the time of launch has been dropped to Rs 18,999. Now that the price has dropped, it the phone worth the purchase? Well, before we answer that question let’s take a quick look at what the phone has to offer.
About the Nokia 5
The Nokia 5 packs a 5.2 inch HD IPS display with a pixel density of 282PPI. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass (unspecified) and is edged out by a 2.5D glass. Encasing this display is an aluminum shell which gives the overall phone a premium look and feels.
Under the hood, the phone packs a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with the Adreno 505 GPU. The processor is backed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The internal memory can be further expanded via a micro-sd card up to 256GB. The phone also supports dual-sim cards but only at the expense of the micro-sd card slot.
In the camera department, the Nokia 5 packs a f/2.0 13MP rear camera along with a dual-tone LED flash. The phone also has a f/2.0 8MP front camera for all your selfies. Software-wise, the phone runs almost a stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Nokia 5 also has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded into its home button. Other sensors included an accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, and a gyroscope. And finally powering the device all up is a 3000mAh non-user removable battery. This coupled with the 720p display will be more than enough to get users through a full day of moderate to heavy usage.
|Resolution||HD (720*1280) with 282 PPI|
|Dimensions||149.7 x 72.5 x 8 mm|
|Processor||1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430|
|Storage||16GB and Micro-SD card support up to 256GB|
|SIM||Hybrid Sim Card slot|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Rear Camera||f/2.0 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash|
|Front camera||f/2.0 8MP|
|Sensors||Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Battery||3000mAh non-user removable|
|Color Options||Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver|
The Nokia 5 is a great mid-tier smartphone that takes a more simplistic approach to life. It was already a great mid-tier smartphone before the price cut, and now the price has been dropped it is even more worth it. That said, with the slew of new generation smartphones offering a lot more like a near bezel-less display and dual camera set up, it would be wise to purchase the device. Though a good smartphone, the Nokia 5 and its kind is slowly becoming obsolete.
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