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 8||Nokia 6||Nokia 5||Nokia 3|
|5.3-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560 x 1440 pixels, 554ppi||5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 401ppi||5.2-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 282ppi||5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi|
|2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5||2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3||2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass||2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass|
|2.5GHz Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon 835||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor||1.4GHz Mediatek MT6737 quad-core processor|
|Adreno 540||Adreno 505||Adreno 505||Mali-T720 MP2|
|4GB/6GB RAM||4GB RAM||2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|64GB, 128GB internal storage||64GB internal storage||16GB internal storage||16GB 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 GB||expandable via microSD, up to 128 GB|
|13 MP (Color + OIS) + 13 MP (Mono) rear cameras w/ dual tone flash||16MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash||13MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera w/ dual tone flash||8MP f/2.0 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash|
|13 MP f/2.0, PDAF front camera w/ display flash||8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera||8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera||8MP f/2.0 front-facing autofocus camera|
|LTE Cat. 9||LTE Cat. 4||LTE Cat. 4||LTE Cat. 4|
|Dual-SIM||Dual SIM||Single / Dual SIM||Single / Dual SIM|
|WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11ac||WiFi 802.11ac||WiFi 802.11ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner||-|
|Gyroscope sensor||Gyroscope sensor||Gyroscope sensor||Gyroscope sensor|
|TBD||USB OTG support||USB OTG support||USB OTG support|
|Nokia OZO spatial 360° audio||Stereo speakers w/ Dolby Atmos||Mono speaker||Mono speaker|
|3090mAh non-removable battery||3,000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable) w/ fast charging||3,000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)||2650mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)|
|Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|151.5 x 73.7 x 7.9 mm||154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm||149.7 x 72.5 x 8.05 mm||143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm|
|160 g||169 g||160 g||140 g|
|Polished Blue, Tempered Blue, Steel, Polished Copper||Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper||Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper||Silver 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:
- Most pocketable of the three
- Autofocus front camera
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)