Nokia 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Moto G5 vs Oppo A57: Price and Specifications Compared

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HMD Global is expected to make the Nokia 5 available in a month’s time in India, and if European pricing of the smartphone (EUR 190) is anything to go by, it will be released in India around a price of around Rs. 13,000. In any case, the official Nokia 5 price is expected to be in the range of Rs. 12,000 – Rs. 15,000 at the time of launch. In this price range, the phone will be competing against the likes of Lenovo’s Moto G5, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB + 64GB), and Oppo A57 smartphones. The aforementioned smartphones are currently available at Rs. 11,999, Rs. 12,999, and Rs. 13,749 respectively in India.

While all three smartphones in competition offer more memory (RAM) than the Nokia 5, we will help you figure out if the upcoming smartphone from the company has other features to match its competition.

Nokia 5

The dual-SIM Nokia 5 runs Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, Nokia 5 comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The phone features 16GB of inbuilt storage, which should not be an issue as the storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 5 offers options such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The Nokia 5 battery capacity is 3000mAh, and the phone measures 149.7×72.5×8.05mm.

Oppo A57

In comparison, we will first take up Oppo A57 as it is the only other smartphone under consideration that also sports an HD (720×1280 pixels) display, 5.2 inches in size. The standout feature of Oppo’s smartphone is its 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera on Oppo A57 is a 13-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.2, and PDAF, along with an LED flash module.

The dual-SIM Oppo A57 smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box customised with Oppo’s ColorOS 3.0 skin on top. It is powered by an octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU for graphics. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner mounted on the physical home button in the front.

For storage, the smartphone has an inbuilt storage of 32GB that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Oppo A57’s connectivity options include 4G LTE, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, and 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone is powered by a 2900mAh battery.

While the Oppo A57 will be able to deliver high-quality selfies, Nokia 5 does not come with any such unique feature that might give the phone an upper hand over the Oppo smartphone. In terms of processor and memory, again the Nokia phone falls short of the Oppo A57.

Moto G5

Moving to Lenovo’s Moto G5 smartphone, it comes with Moto-exclusive features including Moto Display, Actions, twist gesture, and a One Button Nav mode that allows users to navigate the interface with swipes on the fingerprint scanner. The dual-SIM Moto G5 runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, and features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor coupled 3GB of RAM.

The Moto G5 camera features a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens and an f/2.2 aperture. The 32GB of inbuilt storage onboard is expandable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB).

Moto G5 connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone comes with battery capacity of 2800mAh.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Finally moving to the smartphone’s biggest competition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in three variants, 2GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. Over here we will be discussing the 4GB RAM variant as it has been priced by the company at Rs. 12,999, and is likely to be closest to the expected Nokia 5 pricing in India.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB).

As you can see from the specifications, Redmi Note 4 offers more memory, a denser resolution display, and a much more powerful processor in comparison to the Nokia 5. While the Nokia smartphone is expected to be launched around the same price, it does not match, at least on paper, the performance offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

Now that you know more about Nokia 5 and its competition, hopefully you will be able to figure out whether the nostalgia factor associated with Nokia brand is worth ignoring other features offered by competing smartphones.

Nokia 5 vs Motorola Moto G5 vs Oppo A57 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comparison

  Compare Nokia 5 Compare Motorola Moto G5 Compare Oppo A57 Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for money Rating
Release date February 2017 February 2017 November 2016 August 2016
Dimensions (mm) 149.70 x 72.50 x 8.05 144.30 x 73.00 x 9.50 149.10 x 72.90 x 7.65 151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30
Weight (g) 145.00 147.00 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000 2800 2900 4100
Removable battery No Yes No No
Colours Tempered Blue, Copper, Matte Black, Silver Lunar Grey, Fine Gold Rose Gold, Gold Gold, Grey, Matte Black
Screen size (inches) 5.20 5.00 5.20 5.50
Resolution 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 720×1280 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441 401
Processor octa-core 1.4GHz octa-core 1.4GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Internal storage 16GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128 128 256 128
Rear camera 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 16-megapixel 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Android 7.0 Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Skin ColorOS 3.0 MIUI 8
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.10
NFC No No No No
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes No Yes No
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No No No No
Temperature sensor No No No No

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