Nokia has added to their catalogue of smartphones a lot of affordable devices that come with great performances, and especially a long battery life. This week, HMD launched their Nokia 2, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8.
We’ve chosen to compare Nokia 2, Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, as each has great features, coming at different prices and performances.
Design: Nokia 2 / 3 / 5
All three handsets have a 6000 series aluminium body, down to its very core, constructed from a single piece. They get tougher along with their Gorilla Glass screen.
Nokia 5 has the largest screen, compared to the other two smartphones. It also has a fingerprint sensor, a feature that neither Nokia 2 or Nokia 3 have.
Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 have less of a premium feel that you would get when you hold a Nokia 5. They come with a polycarbonate back, at a lower price than Nokia 5, of course.
Other features they have in common is the 3.5mm headphone jack, LTE Cat. 4 connectivity and micro-USB ports for charging.
Screen & Media: Nokia 2 / 3 / 5
These new handsets have the same resolution, even though Nokia 5 is a little bigger than the other two: 1280×720 HD resolution. Their screens use an IPS LCD display panel, covered with the Corning Gorilla Glass cover to protect them from scratches or shattering.
As for internal storage, the best ones are Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 that get to have 16 GB, compared to Nokia 2, which has only 8 GB storage that will be eaten by the Android OS and its basic apps. For those that plan on getting Nokia 2, they will have to also get a microSD card to extend the storage up to 128 GB.
Specs and Battery Like: Nokia 2 / 3 / 5
Although, so far, Nokia 2 hasn’t been the star of this review, we have to congratulate HMD for creating an impressive battery life for it: a 4,000 mAh battery. It doesn’t have impressive specs, but it sure does have a lot of battery packed to last you 2 days with one charge. Nokia 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 Quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM – the low RAM is a concern when it comes to a properly functional Android.
Nokia 5 has a larger screen than Nokia 2 and a significantly smaller battery life: 3,000mAh battery. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor that will help improve battery life. It has 2 GB RAM, but still, it would need more to achieve a better performance.
Nokia 3 has the smallest battery 2,650mAh, but it comes with a Quad-Core Mediatek 6737 processor that is efficient in terms of energy usage, along with 2 GB of RAM.
The Nokia brand is all about battery life and reliability, integrating into the Nokia 5 support for Quick Charge 3.0.
Operating Systems: Nokia 2 / 3 / 5
All the three smartphones come with Android Nougat: Nokia 2 and Nokia 5 have Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the Nokia 3 has an Android 7.0 Nougat OS. All of them are planned to have an OS upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Camera Sensors: Nokia 2 / 3 / 5
We’ve got Nokia 5 that promises a great camera experience with its 13 MP rear camera and dual-tone LED flash, rocking a Phase Detection Autofocus. The front camera has 8 MP and a wide angle for selfies with friends.
Nokia 3 and Nokia 2 have a rear autofocus camera coming with 8 MP and an LED flash. While Nokia 3 has an 8 MP camera for selfies, Nokia 2 only has 5 MP. These two smartphones also have a wide-angle field of view, allowing you to capture more in one shot without the need to stretch your hand too much.
Prices: Nokia 2 / 3 / 5
Nokia 2 will be released in mid-November and might be available for about $120. Nokia 3 is available at around $186 and Nokia 5 is approximately $235.