Specs Comparison: Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3

Nokia is officially back in the international market, not just in China, with a trio of Android smartphones namely the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3. In this comparison, we’re taking a quick look at what these handsets offer and how do they differ with each other.

Nokia 8Nokia 6Nokia 5Nokia 3
5.3-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 554ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi5.2-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 282ppi5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 52.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 32.5D Corning Gorilla Glass2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
2.5GHz Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon 8351.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor1.4GHz Mediatek MT6737 quad-core processor
Adreno 540Adreno 505Adreno 505Mali-T720 MP2
64GB, 128GB internal storage64GB internal storage16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2)expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)expandable via microSD, up to 256 GBexpandable via microSD, up to 128 GB
13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) rear cameras w/ dual tone flash16MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash13MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera w/ dual tone flash8MP f/2.0 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
13 MP f/2.0, PDAF front camera w/ display flash8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera8MP f/2.0 front-facing autofocus camera
LTE Cat. 9LTE Cat. 4LTE Cat. 4LTE Cat. 4
Dual-SIMDual SIMSingle / Dual SIMSingle / Dual SIM
WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11acWiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.1
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner-
Gyroscope sensorGyroscope sensorGyroscope sensorGyroscope sensor
TBDUSB OTG supportUSB OTG supportUSB OTG support
Nokia OZO spatial 360° audioStereo speakers w/ Dolby AtmosMono speakerMono speaker
3090mAh non-removable battery3,000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable) w/ fast charging3,000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)2650mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)
Android 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm
160 g169 g160 g140 g
Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished CopperArte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, CopperTempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, CopperSilver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White

Nokia 6 advantages:

  • Largest and sharpest display
  • Biggest RAM
  • Highest camera resolution
  • Stereo speakers
  • Slimmest body

Nokia 5 advantages:

  • Same processor as with Nokia 6
  • Similar battery capacity as with Nokia 6
  • Well-balanced specifications

Nokia 3 advantages:

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  • Most pocketable of the three
  • Autofocus front camera
  • Cheapest

We’re more familiar with the Nokia 6 since we already reviewed its China-variant. With that, we can set certain expectations when it comes to the build of all three. The Nokia 6 has a sculpted aluminum unibody which is inherited by the Nokia 5. The Nokia 3, on the other hand, has an aluminum frame paired with a polycarbonate back. HMD Global, the new owner of the Nokia Mobile brand, sticks to quality construction where Nokia has been known before.

When it comes to specifications, there’s no flagship-level Nokia — at least for now. They’re sticking with the efficient Snapdragon 430 from Qualcomm for the Nokia 6 and 5 while the Nokia 3 gets a lower chipset from MediaTek. Memory and storage are also standard at 3GB and 32GB for the Nokia 6 with a 4GB variant and 64GB as a special edition. Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 only get 2GB and 16GB for a more budget friendly setup.

Multimedia consumption is much better on the Nokia 6 thanks to its Full HD display and stereo speakers enhanced with Dolby Atmos. Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 sport 720p panels only but their pixel density is still respectable.

Camera-wise, these Nokia phones have quite some focus on imaging. If you’ve read our camera review of the Nokia 6 with its 16MP f/2.0 shooter, we were pretty impressed by it. Nokia 5 gets a 13MP rear sensor while the Nokia 3 has 8MP but both still with bright f/2.0 aperture lens. All three get 8MP front cameras with f/2.0 aperture too, although, Nokia 3 gets treated with autofocus. Looks like Nokia 3 is a selfie-centric contender.

As for pricing, Nokia 6 is the most expensive with a PH launch price of Php11,990. Next in line is the Nokia 5 with a price tag of Php9,990, then the cheapest is the Nokia 3 at just Php6,990.

Note: Updated with local SRP (June 9, 2017, 1PM)

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

3 Responses

  1. Avatar for el gato el gato says:

    bakit android 7.1.1 nougat yung OS dito samantalang android 7.0 nugat yung nasa http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/the-nokia-6-goes-international/ ?
    lahat ba ng nokia 6,5,3 phones ay may OTA android 7.1.1 update?

    • Avatar for Benjie Benjie says:

      Lahat po ng nilabas ng Nokia ay makakatanggap ng future OTA. Sabi yan sa press launch.

  2. Avatar for Ngangarag Ngangarag says:

    dual band po ba yong wifi ng Nokia 6?

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