Nokia 5 with 3GB RAM launched at ₹13,499; specs compared with Redmi Note 4
Nokia 5 with 3GB of RAM launches in India with a price tag of ₹13,499. We pit the phone against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
HMD Global, which holds the global rights to market the Nokia brand, on Monday announced an upgraded version of its Nokia 5 smartphone. The new variant comes with 3GB of RAM and a price tag of ₹13,499. The original variant is priced at ₹12,499 and features 2GB of RAM.
The Nokia 5 with 3GB of RAM will be exclusively available on Flipkart for a week starting tomorrow. It will be available in retail stores from November 14. This version of Nokia 5 is available in Matte Black and Tempered Blue colour choices.
Apart from the RAM upgrade, the other specifications of the latest variant remain the same. The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch LCD display, with HD resolution and Gorilla Glass protection. It runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box and can be upgraded to Android Oreo in the future. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 processor.
The Nokia 5 (3GB variant) comes with 16GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. For photography, the smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and dual-tone flash. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with 84-degree wide angle lens.
Other key features of the smartphone include VoLTE, microUSB, NFC and 3.5mm audio jack. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. There's a fingerprint scanner on the front.
Looking at the price point and specifications on offer, the Nokia 5 will compete against the top-selling smartphone in this category, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
The base variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is priced at ₹9,999, while the top-end model costs ₹12,999. The smartphone is available in the following variants - 2GB RAM + 32GB storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The 3GB variant is priced at ₹10,999.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a comparatively larger 5.5-inch display, but with full HD resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. In the camera department, the phone has a 13-megapixel rear shooter with PDAF and a 5-megapixel sensor on the front.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Redmi Note 4 is powered by a larger 4,100mAh battery.
The Nokia 5 will also compete with the top-end model of the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Y1 selfie-centric smartphone. The Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch display and runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435 processor. The phone is available in 3GB + 32GB storage and 4GB + 64GB storage variant. Other features of the Redmi Y1 include 13-megapixel rear camera, 16-megapixel front camera, and 4,000mAh battery.
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