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Nokia X5 – A Budget Smartphone King From HMD Global

In HMD Global's arsenal, there's the Nokia X5, a fine budget smartphone king. Know all the specs, features, price and where to buy the phone online.

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Thanks to Chinese smartphone makers, we have more budget kings in recent years than ever. Budget kings are those smartphones that present killer specs are considerably low prices. In HMD Global’s arsenal, there’s the Nokia X5, a beautiful budget smartphone king.

What makes it worth the title of being a budget king, you’ll ask. Its design, cameras, chipset (watch this space), software and storage attest to this.

Without wasting much time, let’s dig in.

Nokia X5 Quick Review

The Nokia X5, also known as the Nokia 5.1 Plus appears in a premium glass body and a top notch. Oh yes, I will say that again, top notch. Very soon, one of the criteria for Android smartphone beauty will be a notch. That’s just a joke though.

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As expected, the notch bears the camera, a few sensors and the earpiece while the rear region sports dual cameras and fingerprint scanner. Not only touch ID technology’s on board, but Face ID tech is also supported on the smartphone.

At the centre of operations, Helio P60 chipset is found. The classic MediaTek chipset is what powers the entirety of this sleek device. This chip is packed with eight cores of CPU which run at 1.8GHz. Additionally, there’s the Mali-G71 GPU to grant the required graphics outlay.

If there’s anything you can quickly pick up from Nokia’s naming of smartphones, it’s the “.1” suffix. Can you recall I said Nokia X5 is also known as Nokia 5.1 Plus? Yes, the “.1” implies Android one. Being an Android one device, the Android experience on this smartphone is just seamless.

Other than portraying Android One, the phone also serves its software functions with Vanilla Android 8.1 Oreo. That settled, a 3GB RAM sorts out the multitasking ease of the smartphones. A 32GB internal memory completes its memory unit. For you to increase this storage, one SIM card slot will serve as the MicroSD slot.

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Photos with accurate details and less noise can be taken with the 13MP + 5MP rear shooters in daylight. At night, the flash comes into play to save the day. At the front, machine learning helps the 8MP cam to capture AI-assisted images.

Nokia X5 Key Specs

Here are the Nokia X5 key specifications…

Display 5.86-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo OS; Android One
Processor Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera 13MP + 5MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,060mAh
Price ₦48,000 – ₦51,000

Nokia X5 Photos

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Nokia X5 Price and Availability

The Nokia X5 launched in August 2018; it is available in colours Night black, Glacier white, Baltic sea blue. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

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Nokia X5 retails at $175 (₦48,000 – ₦51,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY NOKIA X5).

Nokia X5 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo; Android One
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53; MediaTek Helio P60
  • GPU: Mali-G71 GPU
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Night black, Glacier white, Baltic sea blue
  • Dimension: 149.5 x 72 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.84-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 18:9


  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct,
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, EDR, LE, aptX
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yee, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,060mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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