Nokia 3 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 6: Which Nokia Android Phone Is Right for You?

Nokia 3 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 6: Which Nokia Android Phone Is Right for You?
  • New smartphones will be launched for other markets in Q2 2017
  • Nokia 6 was already made available in China earlier this year
  • Nokia 3 runs Android 7.0 Nougat while Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Nokia launched three new phones - Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3310 at its MWC 2017 event in Barcelona on Sunday and also announced the worldwide launch for its Nokia 6 smartphone. If we keep aside the revamp of the original Nokia 3310, the three Nokia smartphones at offer will be running Android Nougat out-of-the-box when they are made available. If you are confused about which variant to go for, here are some features and specification differences that might help you choose the device most suitable for you.

Nokia 3 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 6 Specifications

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 price compared

The Nokia 3 has been priced at at EUR 139 (roughly Rs. 9,800) while the Nokia 5 has been priced at EUR 189 (roughly Rs. 13,500) by the company. The Nokia 6 will be made available at EUR 229 (roughly Rs. 16,000) while its all-new Arte Black variant, which will sport high-class piano black colour and 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, has been priced at EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 21,000).


All new Nokia phones will be launched in APAC, Middle East, Africa and Europe in Q2 2017. Hopefully these features will help you decide which device suits your requirements best.

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 specifications compared

While the Nokia 3 and Nokia 6 smartphones runs Android 7.0 Nougat, the Nokia 5 will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. In terms of display, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 feature a 5-inch and 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display respectively. The Nokia 6 on the other hand features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display.


Coming to the processors on the smartphones, the Nokia 3 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 are powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. While the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 come with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), the Nokia 6 comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is also expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB ).

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In terms of optics, while all three smartphones feature an 8-megapixel front camera, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 pack an 8-megapixel, 13-megapixel, and 16-megapixel camera at the rear-end of the device.


Coming to the battery capacity, the Nokia 3 houses a 2650mAh non-removable battery while both Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 house a 3000mAh non-removable battery. The Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 additionally features a fingerprint sensor, which is missing from the Nokia 3 smartphone.

The connectivity options offered by all three smartphones include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G connectivity. Both Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 smartphones will be made available in single and dual-SIM variants.

Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3 vs Nokia 6 comparison
  Nokia 5 Nokia 3
Nokia 6
Key Specs
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430MediaTek MT6737Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Front Camera8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel8-megapixel16-megapixel
Battery Capacity3000mAh2630mAh3000mAh
OSAndroid 7.1.1Android 7.0Android 7.1.1
Resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Overall NDTV Rating-
Design Rating-
Display Rating-
Software Rating-
Performance Rating-
Battery Life Rating-
Camera Rating-
Value for Money Rating-
Release dateFebruary 1, 2017February 1, 2017January 1, 2017
Dimensions (mm)149.70 x 72.50 x 8.05143.40 x 71.40 x 8.48154.00 x 75.80 x 7.85
Battery capacity (mAh)300026303000
Removable batteryNoNoNo
ColoursTempered Blue, Copper, Matte Black, SilverSilver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper WhiteArte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper
Weight (g)--167.00
Screen size (inches)
Resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)--403
Processorocta-core1.3GHz quad-core1.4GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 430MediaTek MT6737Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Internal storage16GB16GB32GB
Expandable storageYesYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128128128
Rear camera13-megapixel8-megapixel16-megapixel
Rear flashLEDLEDDual LED
Front camera8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel
Front flash--No
Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1Android 7.0Android 7.1.1
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothYesYesYes, v 4.10
Number of SIMs222
Wi-Fi DirectNoNoYes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)NoNoNo
SIM TypeNano-SIMMicro-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMMicro-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesNoYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYes
Temperature sensorNoNoNo

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