If you do not plan on opening a gazillion tabs in Chrome or opening a plethora of apps in the background, the Nokia 5's performance will suffice. It even handles games like Asphalt 8 quite well - though it did take a little long to open the game. Once up and running though, there were no problems in game play whatsoever. What does rear its ugly head every now and then is the 2GB of RAM, which leads to the phone having to re-open applications occasionally. A final analysis of how the smartphone performs under intensive use will have to wait till the full review.
On a side note - HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia 5, along with the rest of the Nokia Android smartphone line-up will be getting an update to Android 8. When there is adequate light, you will get above average images. When the sun goes down or light reduces, the camera starts to struggle quite a bit. In well-lit scenarios, colours are natural, there is good amount of detail and dynamic range is decent for the price. However photos lack vibrance are a bit too dark sometimes. In low light, the pictures become quite grainy and noisy and lose detail. I will have to test the low light capabilities in detail - watch out for the full review for that.
While I was not able to test the front camera extensively, in my limited time of use, it produced above average images for the price with adequate detail and natural colours. However, it does seem to struggle in low light. A full analysis will have to wait till the full review. All in all, the Nokia 5 is quite a competent mid-range smartphone that looks stellar and is built like a tank.
While the smartphone has slightly underwhelming specs, an average display and somewhat average cameras, it strikes back with a classy and elegant design, smooth and bloat free software, the trust associated with the Nokia brand name, the promise of timely updates and good day to day performance.
Now we will have to wait till the full review to see if the Nokia 5 is a home-run for HMD Global or a good attempt with some compromises. Also Read: Nokia 6 review: Say hello to the best looking phone under Rs 15, Nokia 5 quick review: A classy, compact mid-range phone with stock Android At Rs 12,, the Nokia 5 comes with a p 5. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app.
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