Nokia is coming back to India, with 3 Android smartphones. The Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 come with Android Nougat, metal build. HMD Global had launched these phones in other markets before bringing them to India, and for the most part, they have been well received.
The Nokia 6 packs a 5.5-inch full-HD display which is protected by Gorilla Glass. The phone is built from Series 6000 aluminum alloy which is both durable and light. Nokia 6 is powered by the Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage. On the imaging front, you have a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and phase-detect autofocus.
For selfies, you get an 8-megapixel camera. The Nokia 6 in India comes with dual-SIM slots. Other connectivity options include WiFi, VoLTE support, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 as well. It also has dual speakers. Nokia has packed quite a lot of sensors on the smartphone as well, you get the essential proximity, light and accelerometer sensors along with an e-compass sensor, gyroscope, and hall-effect sensor. The Nokia 6 also comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button up front and all this is powered by a 3000 mAh battery which is non-removable.
Consider this a smaller Nokia 6. The Nokia 5 packs a 5.2-inch display with the resolution dropped to 720p HD. It is still protected by Gorilla Glass and has a similar aluminum build. The Nokia 5 also runs on the Snapdragon 430 processor but with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which is thankfully expandable.
On the camera front, you get a 13-megapixel sensor at the back capable of shooting 1080p videos, while you get an 8-megapixel camera for selfies in the front. It also has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. The Nokia 5 too gets a magnetic field sensor (e-compass), gyroscope and hall-effect sensor.
This is the cheapest of the bunch. The Nokia 3 foregoes a Snapdragon processor, for the MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable. There's a 5-inch HD display up front making it the smallest of the three.
There are some compromises here in terms of specs, especially in the camera department. You have to make to with 8-megapixel front and rear cameras. There's a measly 2630 mAh battery powering the phone. But you do get NFC, magnetic field sensor and gyroscope here.
The best part about Nokia's new line-up is that they run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with no skin. Its almost stock Android up front. Nokia was known for their brilliant service, and to bring back, the company has built Nokia Mobile Care service centers in 300 cities.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia 3 has been priced at Rs. 9499 and Nokia 5 at Rs. 12899. The Nokia 6 will be an Amazon Exclusive priced at Rs. 14999, available 14th July. You will also be able to get Rs. 1000 off on the Nokia 6 if you buy the phone with Amazon Pay balance. Nokia 3 will be available offline starting June 16 and Nokia 5 will be available offline as well starting July 7.