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Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3 – Is Nokia Really Back?

Nokia! A brand that was once on top of the whole mobile industry. But after the entry of the iPhone and army of Android devices, Nokia who did not initially join the league of Android devices but instead chose Microsoft Windows Phone OS slowly went down the drain. Then its phone making division was sold to Microsoft in which the deal forbids Nokia from making a phone till 2016. In 2016 HMD also a Finland company like Nokia comes along to buy the Nokia brand to use on their own built phone. The result of that is the all new 2017 Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 all running Android 7.1 nougat. Is Nokia back?

Nokia 6 has been around for a while and got its official worldwide release along with Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 days ago at the MWC in Barcelona. We also saw Nokia bring back the Nokia 3310 to life which we discussed in a previous article. Probably owning a Nokia 6 and a Nokia 3310 would just be the perfect combination in 2024.

All of the phones comes with a pure Android 7.1 experience, no skin on it, in fact, it is reported that Nokia did not change a thing, so buying one of these is like getting a more affordable Google pixel smartphone. Also knowing that the Pixel has received a lot of praise for its fluid, smooth and fast Android experience and response, the same reason why a lot of major reviewers and tech YouTubers around the world chose the pixel as their major device, I don’t think the story won’t be different for these Nokia phones. Not forgetting that all the 3 phones has Google Assistant on board!

Nokia 6 which is the best of the phones, has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen which visibility improves under direct sunlight because of it polarizer. come in different colors but at MWC, Nokia announced a special Arte Black which as some better specs than the other colored variant. inside the Nokia 6 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, and 3GB RAM while the Arte Black variant has a 4GB RAM. combined with stock Android, this should have way smoother experience than most android phones you know. The Camera at the back is a 16MP lens and 8MP up front with a 3000mAh battery to power it.

Nokia 5 also share the same processor as the Nokia 6 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 but this time combined with a 2GB RAM. it has a smaller 5.2-inch screen, and the body is aluminium. It has a 13MP camera at the back and also an 8MP camera on its front. even if the Nokia 5 is smaller than the 6, it still has the same battery size of 3000mAh.

The smallest of the trio, the Nokia 3 has a 5.0-inch screen, the body has an aluminum frame and a polycarbonate back. This time there is a Mediatek processor in the phone. The Nokia 3 has a Mediatek MT6737 in it alongside a 2GB RAM but a smaller 2,650mAh battery. A 8MP lens at both the front and back Cameras

all of the three phones comes with a fingerprint reader in front under the physical home button, and of course a headphone jack. Nokia chose to use microUSB over Type-C on all phones probably to reduce cost of the device which also adds to the fact that all the 3 phones are actually budget phones and would be available at an affordable price when it finally hits Africa.

For the Full Specifications of the three Nokia phones:

Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3

Device Typesmartphone smartphone smartphone
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Dimensions154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm (6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 in)149.7 x 72.5 x 8 mm (5.89 x 2.85 x 0.31 in)143.4 x 71.4 x 8.5 mm (5.65 x 2.81 x 0.33 in)
Weight169 g (5.96 oz)
MaterialsAluminumAluminumAluminum, polycarbonate
colorsArte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, CopperTempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, CopperSilver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White
Size5.5 inches 5.2 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density403 ppi pixel density282 ppi pixel density294 ppi pixel density
Screen-to-Body Ratio70.7%68.7%67.3%
Lens16 MP 13 MP 8 MP
Featuresf/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDRf/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR.f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus.
Front Camera8 MP8 MP8 MP
Featuresf/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel size, 1080pf/2.0, 1.12 µm pixel sizef/2.0, autofocus
System ChipQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 Mediatek MT6737
ProcessorOcta-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Game ProcessorAdreno 505Adreno 505Mali-T720MP2
System Memory3 GB, 4 GB RAM – Arte Black2 GB2 GB
Built In Storage32 GB, 64 GB – Arte Black16 GB16 GB
Storage ExpansionmicroSD, up to 256 GBmicroSD, up to 256 GBmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Capacity3000 mAh 3000 mAh 2650 mAh
TypeNon-removable Li-IonNon-removable Li-IonNon-removable Li-Ion
Talk TimeUp to 18 h (3G)
Stand-by TimeUp to 768 h (3G)
GSM (2G)850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
UTMS (3G)HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE FDD (4G)Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
LTE TDD (4G)Band 38, 40Band 38, 40Band 38, 40
Data SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
AvailabilityAvailable. Released, January 2017 Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, Q2 Coming soon. Exp. release 2017, Q2
FM RadioYesYes
VideoMP4/H.264 playerMP4/H.264 playerMP4/H.264 player
AudioMP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC playerMP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC playerMP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LEv4.1, A2DP, LEv4.1, A2DP, LE
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-GomicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-GomicroUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensorsaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassaccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other FeaturesDolby Atmos sound enhancement, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, stereo speakers, Fast battery charging,Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Tell us in the comment box which of these phone you would love to have?

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