Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 break the chains: affordable Androids with stock Nougat

HMD Global, the company that now owns the Nokia brand in regards to phone-building, got on the stage at the MWC expo today, and announced two new Nokia Android handsets during a trendy 360 video stream, as well as the global availability of the already-unveiled Nokia 6, not to mention the return of the iconic 3310.

Nokia 3

The new models are called Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Nokia 3 is made out of polycarbonate on an aluminum side frame, and has a 5-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass protection. It comes with 8 MP cameras front and back. Powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, the Nokia 3 will be priced 139 Euros, which is pretty affordable. A 2650 mAh battery keeps the lights on, while the phone comes with the decent for the class 16 GB of internal storage, plus a memory card slot if you need more.

Nokia 5

The Nokia 5 was briefly previewed as having a larger, 5.2-inch HD display, and will cost 189 Euros. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 2 GB RAM, the Nokia 5 is crafted out of a single sheet of anodized aluminum and has a 13 MP main camera, as well as a hearty 3000 mAh battery. The handset sports 16 GB of internal memory, but does offer a microSD slot for storage expansions, too.

The new Nokias will come in Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White colors when they launch some time in Q2 of 2017. Oh, let's not forget that they all run pure Android Nougat, so updates may come faster than usual. Any takers?

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Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2650 mAh
  • Display 5.2" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Not gonna lie the lowest end model actually looks pretty sharp.

13. peace247 unregistered

I really want a Nokia but those are some pricy s**ts.(for the specs)

2. Rafishant

Posts: 411; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Phones with near stock Android, rapid system update, and instant security update. Nokia phones are the new affordable Nexi.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So sad MS had to go and screw Nokia up, this could have been an option from 2007.

17. 3fiLaimuL

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

How many did you try? I left sprint + android for the 920( which is what the 5 looks like to me) and am completely happy.. Have a 920, 1520 + 640 xl along with 950.. They didn't do anything wrong, you did by blinding yourself with your fandroidism

6. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Three things that really matter for a common person yet still no big guys provide it... Nokia's DNA at its best right here... Affordable no BS phones that does exactly what it say's... No processor talks, no fancy gimmicks, no stupid features that absolutely no one uses... I can see these phones really well in the open market. Its a SLOW start but definitely happy with the start none the less...

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

" no fancy gimmicks, no stupid features that absolutely no one uses..." That statement is 100% subjective, and you saying "absolutely none one uses" is retarded, as you definitely can't speak for everyone!

19. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

STUPID again STUPID features that no one uses, learn to read first. Speaking on behalf of every one COCKY may be, but retarted only a retard would say that and since you have said it wellllllllllll!

3. unmaskedfalesh unregistered

I am getting 3310 for sure !! and 6!!

5. avinash22i

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Not gonna lie... that NOKIA 3 for its cost look F*** amazing... Also for sure getting a 3310... Slow start but take your time NOKIA... Dont bite more that you can chew and crash and burn as of this moment they are taking it slow and steady....

7. kumar1234 unregistered

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes. Thank you God. Nokia is back with stock android. The best thing of 2017.

9. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I can't see or feel Nokia touch, just another Chinese smartphone

11. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I don't thing you are reading the same article bro

15. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

look at the lumia 925, 620 , 930/830 and nokia n9 and you'll see aspect from previous nokia designs furthermore promise of constant updates for security and software and durable hardware that's designed with thought and care as well good camera quality definitely alot of nokia touch feel and legacy

10. raky_b

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

now, Xiaomi can buy a good lock for it's smartphone buisness, since Nokia is coming back and it brings international warranty

18. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

While Xiaomi climbing up to #3 spot at global market share with China only sales, Nokia was in the smartphone business with its international warranty. Past year Oppo and Vivo done much better job than Xiaomi in China with their iPhone look alikes. Nokia can steal market share from big names though.

12. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Those prices are incredibly good. Chinese owners, but the quality is high not as cheap ones.

14. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

where is the high end flagship P1?

16. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

waiting on the SD835 kevin lol !

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