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
xXENDER FREAKXx, 22 Jul 2017Specs are not everything but what about the price? Only a minor difference in price and u are ... moreOf course if there's an option to upgrade the Nokia 5 to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB memory for an additional 30 euro I will take it, but there is no such option. Nokia 6, for 30 euro extra, has a bigger and higher-res screen with the same battery as Nokia 5, which results in significantly poorer battery life. Still prefer Nokia 5.
bad spec for the price.build quality is the only reason to get this phone. even samsung j series offer better value.
Why Nokia 3 introduced first why not Nokia 5. I bought Nokia 3 after waiting so long for Nokia though I can buy Nokia 5 if that was available Nokia is not doing good thing. What kind of marketing strategy thia is. Nokia you first should have introduced Nokia 5 then Nokia 3 only those who prefer only basics with less money.
Those who want to buy NOKIA u would rather buy the NOKIA 5 instead of NOKIA 6 because it is better priced and also lacks features a bit only.
Has dedicated memory slot, more compact and light for one handed use, curved edges for easy handling, 720p display non taxing on the processor, small display giving more battery life, bright display easy outdoor usage.
Lacks high res display but better for lag free, heat free, more battery life.
Lacks dual speakers and Dolby - the front facing speaker on 6 cant match the bottom firing speaker and can in fact distort the sound and stereo image
So what you will get is more RAM and storage, but for that 6 is priced much more. If you are buying a phone from different OEM, a higher ram/storage option will be available for only a little more money.
By that standard, the Nokia 5 is better than Nokia 6 if you dont need that extra memories.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 22 Jul 2017Specs are not everything but what about the price? Only a minor difference in price and u are ... moremaybe he want it...
I'd definitely buy nokia 5 over 6
nokia 6 hybrid sim slot and 5.5 inch with same battery that takes not a better picture than nokia 5
not everyone wants specs, specs and specs
Hmm the feature set is not quite to my liking. Hopefully their next product will have a bit more RAM, USB-C, and a camera button like some of the old Lumias did.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2017Prefer smaller screen of Nokia 5. Specs are not everything.Specs are not everything but what about the price? Only a minor difference in price and u are getting some hardware bump. Do u even want that?
Those who want to buy NOKIA u would rather buy the NOKIA 6 instead of NOKIA 5 because it is better spec and also cheaper/expensive a bit only
TbB, 21 Jul 2017ohh and Nokia its not the same 2000 year. Dont play whit crapy devices + Nokia name Today. Eve... moreno one is forcing you to buy anything.
or maybe someone's jealous because he's stuck with his 2000s nokia.
Reading this on my Nokia 5 - love the Dual-SIM and dedicated Sd card slot! Shame it doesn't support exFAT (yet), like Xiaomi phones.
Hopefully they also soon fix that bugged equalizer. Other than that, I'm more than happy about Nokia 5.
Thank you gsmarena for the review! Been waiting a long time for this....pleased that the review was good.. .after the 6 I was apprehensive that it wouldn't be. Please review the Samsung galaxy J5 2017 next....I need a comparison.