Nokia, now a brand used by Finnish company HMD, unveiled its latest Android phones for the global market. The company kicked off its event in Barcelona where it launched several Android phones. These phones are Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 for global markets. Also announced was the Nokia 3310, a feature phone reborn. All new Nokia phones run on Android.
Let’s compare these smartphones in detail:
The Nokia 3 has been priced at EUR 139 while the Nokia 5 has been priced at EUR 189 by the company. The Nokia 6 will be made available at EUR 229 while its all-new Arte Black variant, which will sport high-class piano black color and 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, has been priced at EUR 299.
While the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat, the Nokia 5 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. In terms of display, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 feature a 5-inch and 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display respectively. The Nokia 6, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display.
Coming to the processors on the smartphones, the Nokia 3 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 are powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. While the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 come with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), the Nokia 6 comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is also expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB ).
In terms of optics, while all three smartphones feature an 8-megapixel front camera, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 pack an 8-megapixel, 13-megapixel, and 16-megapixel camera at the rear-end of the device.
Coming to the battery capacity, the Nokia 3 houses a 2650mAh non-removable battery while both Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 house a 3000mAh non-removable battery. The Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 additionally features a fingerprint sensor, which is missing from the Nokia 3 smartphone.
The connectivity options offered by all three smartphones include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G connectivity. Both Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 smartphones will be made available in single and dual-SIM variants.
As a quick conclusion, it’s clear that HMD Global played it really safe with the Nokia 6, 5, and 3. Remember that we’re talking about a company that’s been incorporated mere months ago, attempting a delicate resuscitation of a brand that retains a lot of nostalgic fans, but has little other advantages against some incredible fierce competition. If you were hoping to see bolder designs or any actual innovation, you will probably be disappointed by the Nokia 6, 5, and 3, but as a first step, the trio of Nokia Android phones seems entirely adequate.