Nokia X5: Premium Quality In Affordable Price

  • Nokia X5


Nokia is a testament to the fact that nothing in this world can keep you down if you wish to rise. After being sold off to HMD Global in 2016, Nokia phones disappeared from the smartphone market in major parts of Asia. However, Nokia is back to the race with thoughtfully crafted phones for those under a budget. Boy! It is amusing to see the sincerity and intricacy of Nokia. After launching Nokia 5 in May 2018, let’s have a look at what this potentially long-lasting economical handset, the Nokia X5 has in store for us. X5, which has been released on July 18 this year in Beijing is expected to hit Indian markets under the name Nokia 5.1 Plus and consist of a glass body with a notch display, dual-lens camera

Sneak Peek

The Nokia X5 flaunts an impressive design, notch display and is furnished with some technologically advanc software as well. The phone has an all-glass body and will come in three colour variations: Black, Blue and White. Analogous to the Nokia X6, this device contains a notch on the top and a slender chin for a sheer edge-to-edge display. The glass back comprises an upright dual camera and a fingerprint sensor. 

The Nokia X5 is a dual SIM phone that offers 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB Type C, GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device boasts a 3060mAh battery and weighs around 160 grams. The camera features PDAF and AI-based scene sensing features for improved pictures. A complete Pro mode with switches for ISO, exposure, white balance is also available.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
Latest Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo)

Dual Sim( Nano Sim, Dual Stand-By)

Allocates 3/4th GB of RAM for multitasking

Battery Capacity: 3060 mAh

Supports Fingerprint Sensor

No Display protection like Gorilla Glass

Full HD Display not supported

Fast Charging not supported



The Impressive Design Speaks Volume

Perfect Design

The Nokia X5 is Nokia’s second smartphone after Nokia 5 was released in May 2018. The X5 trails the design makings initiated by the iPhone X with an exclusive looking glass body back by a plastic edge, along with the famous notch display. A headphone jack is at the top, and it also embodies a USB-C port (usually absent in budget phones) at the bottom end. A fingerprint sensor is on the back of the phone, below the dual-lens camera. The display is a massive 5.9-inch IPS LCD with a 1520 x 720-pixel resolution in a 19: 9 aspect ratio. This makes the phone really long, however, the sharpness of the screen has been compromised on a bit with a mediocre 720 pixel resolution. This model having dimensions of 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.10 has an irremovable battery at the backside.

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The Fun Must Not Stop

All Day Battery

The phone is supported by a Mediatek Helio P60 chipset and octa-core processor, and furnishes either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. While it’s improbable of being the greatest handset around, it seems promising of a fair level of performance. The entire model is driven by a 3,060mAh battery that should deliver at least a day of power because of its combination with less battery consuming  specifications and the 720p resolution. There isn’t any wireless charging, and no definite fast charging method either — but both of these are par for the course for cheaper handsets. , having similar specs to the Unihertz Atom.

Powerful Inside Forms Strong Foundation

Splendidly Good Software

The Nokia X5 is comes with the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo, acting as Google’s lightweight Android One OS. Android One phones possess the state-of-the-art AI-powered inventions from Google built in. That implies they can automatically adapt to your needs and assist in getting work done without any effort throughout the day. Hence, the Nokia X5 should stay updated with safety patches as Google shoves them out. Android One phones will line up background activity for your most important apps to keep your battery up. Your phone will even lessen power consumption while resting in your pocket or bag. It also supports a time-based update agreement for users, and hence the Nokia 5.1 Plus will be reinforced with OS updates for two years and security patches for three years. This way you can rest assured that the Nokia 5.1 Plus will be kept up to date.

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Best Quality Pictures Guaranteed

Snap Away With Ease

The Nokia X5 relinquishes great batch of cameras, given its economical pricing. Thankfully for a budget phone, Nokia has a lot to offer this time-there’s a dual-lens camera system on the rear view, a 13-megapixel, and a depth-sensing 5-megapixel lens, with a f/2.0 aperture and PDAF functions. There’s an impressive 8-megapixel selfie camera at the front, marking the re-emergence of Nokia’s exciting “bothie” feature, which allows users to capture pictures enabling both the front and back cameras simultaneously.

Tech Specs


Release date July 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.10
Battery capacity (mAh) 3060
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Blue, White


Screen size (inches) 5.86
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1520 pixels


Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio P60
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256


Rear camera 13-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 8-megapixel


Operating System Android 8.1


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes


Summing up, Nokia delivers what it promises- to not just the rich and affluent- but also to ordinary, economical users, and X5 is standing evidence to this fact. Technically sound, enable with the latest Oreo processor and being updated by Android One, this phone offers a smooth and hassle-free experience. To add to it, the long lasting battery also keeps you free from worry. Trying the novel bothie feature shall also be fun, thanks to the great combination of notable front and back cameras. Notched display on a full glass frame adds a stylish vibe to the phone. In short, Nokia X5 is a remarkable option for those choosing comfort, style and technology without burning a hole in their pockets.


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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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