NOKIA LAUNCHED ITS X5 AND HERE IS WHAT IT OFFERS AND MY THOUGHTS

Nokia launched its X5 phone in China which is the phone in the X-Series of Nokia. The first one being the Nokia X6. Any X-series has reached the global market but is expected to come to India in coming months disguised as 6.1 Plus. Nokia X5 global launch, no news.
 
Nokia X5 With Display Notch, Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications
 
Having a quick look at the specs. The first thing is that it has a notch. The 5.86-inch HD+ (720 X 1520) with 2.5D glass with 19:9 aspect ratio offers 84 % screen to body ratio. It is powered by one of the most powerful processors for budget phones, the Helio P60, which is an octa-core processor (a quad-core based on Cortex A-73 and a quad-core at Cortex A-53, all running at 2.0 GHz. The RAM and storage configurations offered are 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB and also has a memory card slot for expansion up to 256 GB.
 
For camera people, it has a dual rear camera of main camera 13 MP with f/ mP of f/2.0 aperture and a secondary camera of  MP, probably for depth sensing. The front camera is an 8 MP  camera with a f/2.2 aperture with an 80. degree wide angle capturing field. Due to Helio P60, it offers AI capabilities in the camera in the name of Portrait Background Blur, Portrait Skin Mode, HDR and many others.
 
Rest of things are, it has 3060 mAH battery. It has a USB Type-C. 3.5 mm headphone jack and all the other bells and whistles. All the sensors including gyroscope and fingerprint scanner (on the back) are present in the phone.
 
The phone will be available in Night Black, Baltic Sea bLue, Glacier White colors, in China for now. Now, look at the pricing the 3/32 is priced at CNY 999 and 4/64 at CNY 1,399 corresponding to Rs. 9,999 and 13,999 respectively. Compare this pricing with Nokia 3.1 pricing, which is the same at about Rs. 10,000.
 
Still, if we assume it will launch at Rs. 1K more due to taxes etc, still a better device than Nokia 3.1. A better design with the glass back and front and polycarbonate frame instead of the metal frame and polycarbonate body.
 
Much better processor, P60 is far far better than MT6750 N, A relatively modern display. The processor itself is more than enough to make the phone better. Type-C jack instead of the normal USB Type-C.
 
But on the other side of the coin, there are some downgrades. The build is arguably less strong due to polycarbonate frame on the X5 and metal frame on the 3.1. The front camera is also slightly inferior as X5 has f/2.2 aperture while 3.1 has a wider, better f/2.0 aperture.
 
That being said, it depends on the pricing at which actually launched in India, may they price the base variant between 3.1 and the 5.1 as in at around Rs. 12,000. Then it will make a choice in the segment. But around 12K, it will be bummer, but that’s what Nokia has been doing since their resurrection.
 
Source: Gadgets 360

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