The 4/64GB version of the 5.1plus is not here in Nigeria. I tried to make order but it will take 60days to get here. Even the 3/32 version is scarce. Nokia has to do more to get this phone here in Nigeria
gsmarena please make a full fledged review like made for iPhone and galaxy series. coz just like your figures of battery colum and pros and cons review nicely...
Why no real/usual audio test? Buyers with a smaller budget do also want the best possible/affordable sound quality!
Nokia X5 is not underclocked, why did they do it to the international 5.1 Plus?
'However, if a good quality display or long battery life are your criteria, then this isn't the right phone for you.'
Pretty sure, that there are a lot of people who doesn't care about screen quality nor battery life. Who needs them, it's only a smartphone.
Nothing too interesting about these Chinese phones, very generic. Why isn't HMD even trying to differentiate properly? Lightly customized UI and quick updates don't exclude each other.
Brick, 08 Oct 2018Probably they are buying the worse batches from Mediatek, those with some defects and disabled... moreIn my opinion, Nokia only makes a mistake.
They get SD636 for their X6
And P60 for their X5
As many medias always say Qualcomm is god, they were surprised to see that X5 was far faster than X6.
When they decided to release international versions of X5 and X6, they choose to downclock P60.
So that 5.1 Plus used 1.8Ghz cores like 6.1 Plus...
But that's not enough, even downclocked, P60 is still faster!
If seem's that qualcomm's optimisation isn't what Medias think!
Hey GSMa. I honestly admire your site for your news, views and reviews. Also for the lack of bias and saying things as they are. Your highlights are you full tests, especially battery endurance. I understand you may have your limitations testing some devices. But if you can't, I suggest you do a hands on video review and not this short version. Seems like a Nokia issue where even the 6.1 Plus was not a full review. Maybe they are being difficult providing review devices. You have the credibility to refuse. The 5.1 Plus is rather old. Doing an incomplete review looks bad when you guys usually are right up there with the latest devices. Just my suggestion. Keep up the good work.
One important question, is there an option to "disable" the notch? That queston is also important for the Nokia 7.1 I think.
'The reality is, Android One was never quick to get updates and while it's still quicker than most OEMs, it's nowhere as quick as the Pixel series or even some OEMs like OnePlus."
How quick do you want, ed**or?? It's not iOS. Quick doesn't mean good and possibly less testing. Look at Pixels with charging issue (which got fixed later) after the so called "QUICK" software update by Google.
3/32 variant is still strong on my country.
This review also has lacking those audio and battery tests.
I am wondering why gsmarena is downgrading its review quality. This is not detailed review. I know this device is reviewed outside of ur lab but u can have some temporary tools to make your review interesting and complete. These reviews don't seems like an expert's review.
This seems like a pretty poor review by gsmarena standards. Where are the audio tests? battery tests? display measurements?
For the price this seems fairly reasonable, and the build quality of the Nokias that I've played with has been head-and-shoulders above the other stuff competing in this price bracket.
On a general note, I'm glad to see the octo-A53 chips are finally dying off in the mid-range devices. They never gave a particularly good user experience and these newer 4+2 and 4+4 designs are a welcome development.