The GSM review was a lot more favourable than other reviews that I have read. Those said that the performance tended to lag a little and that the battery life wasn't that good.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 23 Jul 2017It is their choice idk why they still choose NOKIA 5 when NOKIA 6 is an better option, mainly ... moreL O L !! what the heck are you talking about? Nokia 6 has FHD and it will consume more battery since the screen resolution is higher unlike Nokia 5 that has HD only. Its not also worth an upgrade since there batter are the same. And about the camera, they have the same quality even if they have different megapixel size. And the price? are you even serious? Price is better too? Nokia 5 is cheaper than Nokia 6 so the price is not better.
Really good phone though 32gb storage would definitely make it much better!
Smaller than Nokia 6 makes it better choise allready. Not to mention those SIM and memory slots. Good job! Did not Expect so good heaphone quality in this price gategory.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017The Nokia 6 ALSO has that 3GB Ram and 32GB storage just like you wanted? So what's the big dea... moreIt is their choice idk why they still choose NOKIA 5 when NOKIA 6 is an better option, mainly because of the display is HD compared to NOKIA 6 FHD so battery life will be better. For me I will choose NOKIA 6 because of the design and bulkiness and that is why it also deserves the nickname "TANK AF". Better camera too and price. Worth the upgrade
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017You have to remember this is Nokia first crack at a return.....no company knocks it out of the... moreDon't say bullshit, dude...
Xiaomi, OnePlus, ZUK, LeEco & NexBit "first attempt" in Android world was successful. Some of their devices even recognized as "flagship killer" that received GREAT responses from people around the world.
Meanwhile, Samsung "first attempt" on Android phone was quite good, even its Galaxy Young series was one of the best selling Android device at that time.
Sony, at that time still Sony Ericsson, was getting even better response than Samsng for their Android device, because of their "unique" features (Walkman, qwerty keyboard, camera, even PlayStation).
Its Xperia Mini Pro was once one of the best selling phone because it almost has everything (qwerty keyboard, Walkman-based audio, good camera, decent SoC) people want.
On the other hand, Nokia's "first attempt" in Android, Nokia X & X2 series, was TRASH.
They made Android phones with 3rd rate spareparts, meager RAM & VERY low-end SoC then sold it at mid-range price.
Several of my friends had it, and u know what? It could only last SEVERAL MONTHS before its components one by one broke (display, SIM tray, SD slot, USB slot, no signal, etc).
And now, Nokia tried to "start a new leaf" and release "new" Android phones, with the same formula: CHEAP components + CHEAP SoC then priced it as high as mid-range BRANDED phone (Nokia is NO MORE "branded", it is just ANOTHER START-UP now).
I know JerryRig and some other reviewers on YouTube "prove" the "new" Nokia Android phones have solid build quality, BUT the question here is:
"Do u EXPECT people to HOLD their low-performance Android phones for two years or more, while EVERY YEAR a new phone with BETTER SoC & features keep coming, with the same or lower price compared to last year counterpart?"
FYI, Vanilla Android advantages are only in the update "promise", "smoother than custom OS" user experience, and "efficient use of RAM".
U could not even use it to play MKV, WMV, XVID videos out-of-the-box without the help of 3rd party video player!
IF Nokia had released Nokia 6 with SD625 (at least), I could agree with fanboys' opinion that Nokia "made phone for last", but with SD430, mediocre camera, generic IPS display, standard 3000mAh NON-REMOVABLE battery, out-of-date microUSB 2.0 & hybrid SIM slot, I really, really doubt any "sane" person would buy this POS instead of buying a BRANDED device with better features & specs at the same price of Nokia 6 (especially true for Chinese brand devices), or just wait for Nokia 8 to release, as US$250 is DEFINITELY not a CHEAP price!
Sounds promising. I was gonna get the 3 but was unsure about performance as some have said, I'll probably wait for the 5 then next month release in UK.
AnonD-632062, 22 Jul 2017Pretty decent phone especially when you consider how new HMD Nokia is to this game.Yup. Don't forget the Nokia veterans and patents that went into making this. It really is like the good old Nokia.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017The Nokia 6 ALSO has that 3GB Ram and 32GB storage just like you wanted? So what's the big dea... moreThe big deal is that its actually BIG. We dont need that higher resolution with that same processor, bigger display and resolution on the same battery, bigger boxy structure.
The 5 is sleek, curvy and compact. Considering the otherwise similar configuration, the 5 and 6 should have been different form factors, with similar ram/storage options.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017the nokia 6 is just that!No, its not just that, its more than that. What we need is a 5 with 3/32 variant. I can put it another way, "I should not be buying Redmi Note 4 just because I want a Redmi 4 with 4 gb ram". But I think Xiaomi has 4gb Redmi 4 variant, thats market experience.
You have to remember this is Nokia first crack at a return.....no company knocks it out of the park on its first attempt... its an iterative process. Samsung, Sony, HTC, Oneplus.....no one has got it right straight away. Normally the second and third generation ones are better.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017Just like Samsung, making money because of brand.. Actually if we've took the brands and tried to sell the phones with the same prices I think Nokia will do better than Samsung while Apple will do the worst .
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017Just like Samsung, making money because of brand.. Samsung j series offers better tho.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017Of course if there's an option to upgrade the Nokia 5 to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB memory for an addi... moreThe Nokia 6 ALSO has that 3GB Ram and 32GB storage just like you wanted? So what's the big deal? In addition you get a bigger screen with higher resolution too. And a 16mp camera instead of a 13mp one.
And it's build like a tank which any phone should be due to the fact that you (are supposed to) carry the damn thing everywhere anytime.
BTW, I see that the Nokia 6 has "Dolby Atmos"... scuze me, but isn't that complete bullshit? Dolby Atmos means ceiling mount speakers or at least more channels than the standard 5.1/7.1 systems. I seriously doubt that "Dolby Atmos mobile" does anyting except highlight the high and midtones and create some artificial reverb to ruin the audio.
KACHOW!!! Nokia 5 was my first preference. Sadly because it was delayed to August, i bought the Nokia 6 earlier. Sorry 5, you are over over too late.
Could you please state if these phones can do call-recording (like Nokia's used to do)?
In fact could you PLEASE do this always!!!! As call-recording is increasingly important now that many countries prohibit calling while driving. Which also means a ban on writing down stuff while driving!!!
Sure I understand that there is "handsfree"stuff but that doesn't help me any further when , as a plumber or doctor, people call to make an appointment over the phone!
Old phones were able to just do that. But nowadays ALL those stupid phones have removed that important facility and I goddamn hate it! I always spend weeks to find out which models can record calls and which don't whenever I need a new phone. In fact, I reverted back from my all multi-core, big RAM, big screen, big whatever to a second hand Nokia 701 just because of this! This 701 even has this standard build in without tampering or rooting the damn thing!
So PLEASE mention this too. And clearly stated if it PROPERLY record both sides or just one side and at proper volume. Because I've seen e.g. Honor 8 been able to record calls 2-way but the caller is too quiet and my own voice is severely clipped to make this usable (thanks for nothing Huawei!).
Pretty decent phone especially when you consider how new HMD Nokia is to this game.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017Of course if there's an option to upgrade the Nokia 5 to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB memory for an addi... moreI'm surprised that there isn't a Nokia 5 plus version thay gives you more ram and storage. The j5 2017 has a pro version that does.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017Of course if there's an option to upgrade the Nokia 5 to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB memory for an addi... moreFor me the main reason I think NOKIA 6 is better is because of the design. It is kind of tanky and feels premium on the back of the phone plus I like matte metal feel on it and not polycarbonate back. Yes I know better resolution results in poorer battery life. But to be honest it is also based on how often the person uses it. My XPERIA XZ with 1080x1920 FHD display and a 2900mah battery can last for more than 1 and a half day even if I play games because I played games for like 30mins a day so yeah