Nokia 5 (2018) review

The new Nokia 5 offers a large screen, premium metal build and more power.

In terms of price, the 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage model is €189 (around $220, £165, AU$290), while the 3GB/32GB configuration will set you back €219 (around $255, £190, AU$330).

Desing and Display

The original Nokia 5 is offering full metal body at an affordable price point and the same is true of the Nokia 5.1 as it’s machined from a single block of 6000 series aluminium.

Feels premium in the hand, it’s impressive.

The rear fingerprint scanner that falls nicely under finger, power and volume keys are easy to reach.

It boasts a bigger screen, with the 5.5-inch and full HD+ (2160 x 1080) and 443ppi pixel denstiy.

Camera and battery

The Nokia 5 (2018) comes with a 16MP rear facing camera and an 8MP front facing selfie snapper.

Round the front the 8MP camera features a 84.6 degree wide-angle lens, allowing you to cram more of your besties into shot.

Under the hood there’s a non-removable 2,970mAh battery, which is actually smaller than the 3,000mAh power pack in its predecessor, but Nokia Phones says battery life should be similar thanks to greater efficiencies from the chipset inside the Nokia 5.1.

Performance and interface

The Nokia 5.1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P18 2GHz octa-core chipset, that means Android 8.1 Oreo should run smoother and faster.

There are two configurations with the cheaper 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage option likely to fill up with apps, games and photos quickly.

The Nokia 5.1 does feature a micoSD slot allowing you to expand the storage with an external card up to 128GB in size, but for an all-round better experience you’ll probably want the 3GB/32GB combination.