Nokia X5 (Nokia 5.1 Plus) Review

14 October 2018, 03:15:30

Nokia X5 (Nokia 5.1 Plus) Review
You can buy a Nokia X5/Nokia 5.1 Plus from Gearbest at a promotional price.

You can also check out the current discounts on top brand smartphones.

Design, build and controls

Nokia X5/Nokia 5.1 Plus has a glass front and back (2.5D curved) and a plastic frame covered with electroplated gloss. The overall impression is of a high-end device as the build is solid and the appearance is quite stylish. The front glass is not as prone to smudges as the rear one. As a whole, the X5 looks a lot like the Nokia X6 and you have to look for the minor details to make the difference. The handset lies comfortably in the hand, it is not slippery and is compact enough as to provide convenient one-hand operation. The model is available in three colours: Extreme night black, Glacier white, Baltic sea blue. We are reviewing a black unit. Nokia X5/Nokia 5.1 Plus has a below-average width for smartphones with a 5.86-inch display - 71.98 mm. It also has an average height compared to other smartphones with a display of that size - 149.51 mm. Despite having the same battery as Nokia X6/6.1 Plus, Nokia X5/5.1 Plus is thinner with a waistline of 8.096 mm. The model is fairly light, weighing 160 grammes, which is an average weight for a device with the corresponding display size and battery capacity. The front of Nokia X5/Nokia 5.1 Plus is covered with a 2.5D curved glass of unspecified make. The TFT display takes up 79.9% of the total front surface of the device and has a notch that's wider than the one on the Nokia X6/6.1 Plus. The side bezels, forehead and chin are slightly thicker than the ones on the X6/6.1 Plus. The Nokia logo is imprinted on the chin. The navigation bar is on-screen only and you cannot modify it or hide it in any way. The back of the device looks almost identical to the one of the X6. The only difference is that the fingerprint sensor does not have a silver-coloured rim. Otherwise, the glass back features a dual camera module vertically placed in its upper middle with the LED flash positioned below the two shooters. The module is followed by the fingerprint sensor and the Nokia logo. The latter is placed vertically in the lower middle. The body is rather compact and the placement of the fingerprint sensor is not exactly convenient. Its minor indent makes locating it difficult at times. However, it might be just a matter of getting used to it. Nokia X5/5.1 Plus retains the headphone jack which is placed on the top frame together with a microphone. The bottom frame houses a single speaker to the left of the USB Type-C 2.0 port and a microphone hole to its right. The hybrid, dual-SIM tray can be found on the left frame. The Volume and Power buttons are on the right frame offering excellent tactile experience.

Most recent reviews

A list of the most recent reviews of mobile devices made by us

Ulefone T2 Review

Ulefone T2 Review

Dimensions: 80.3 x 167.6 x 8.65 mm
Weight: 197 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P70 (MT6771T)
CPU: 4x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 900 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1800 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.7 in, IPS, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4200 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

Dimensions: 76.4 x 161.35 x 8.79 mm
Weight: 199 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio G90T (MT6785T)
CPU: 2x 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76, 6x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4, 800 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB, 2133 MHz
Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.53 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4500 mAh, Li-Ion
OS: MIUI V10 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Camera: 9248 x 6936 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 Review

Xiaomi Mi 9T/Redmi K20 Review

Dimensions: 74.3 x 156.7 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 191 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
CPU: 2x 2.2 GHz Kryo 470, 6x 1.8 GHz Kryo 470, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 618
RAM: 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.39 in, Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: MIUI Global 10.3.11 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

Samsung Galaxy A60 Review

Samsung Galaxy A60 Review

Dimensions: 73.9 x 155.2 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 169 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
CPU: 2x 2.0 GHz Kryo 460, 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 460, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 612
RAM: 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.3 in, PLS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 3500 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 6528 x 4896 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

Xiaomi Mi A3 Review

Xiaomi Mi A3 Review

Dimensions: 71.85 x 153.48 x 8.48 mm
Weight: 173 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM: 4 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.09 in, AMOLED, 720 x 1560 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4030 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

Ulefone Armor 6E Review

Ulefone Armor 6E Review

Dimensions: 83 x 166 x 13.3 mm
Weight: 267 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
CPU: 4x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 900 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 6.2 in, IPS, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Oukitel K12 Review

Oukitel K12 Review

Dimensions: 75.4 x 163.5 x 14.5 mm
Weight: 286 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
CPU: 4x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: PowerVR GE8320, 680 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 10000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Oukitel K9 Review

Oukitel K9 Review

Dimensions: 86.3 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 232 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
CPU: 4x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: PowerVR GE8320, 680 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 7.12 in, IPS, 1080 x 2244 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 6000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

OnePlus 7 Pro Review

OnePlus 7 Pro Review

Dimensions: 75.9 x 162.6 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 206 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU: 1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 2133 MHz
Storage: 128 GB, 256 GB
Display: 6.67 in, Fluid AMOLED, 1440 x 3120 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Oxygen 9.5.4 (Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 fps

Cubot Max 2 Review

Cubot Max 2 Review

Dimensions: 81.55 x 173.05 x 8.95 mm
Weight: 214 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: PowerVR GE8320, 650 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 933 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 6.8 in, IPS, 640 x 1352 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 3968 x 2976 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

UMIDIGI S3 Pro Review

UMIDIGI S3 Pro Review

Dimensions: 74.65 x 157 x 8.5 mm
Weight: 216 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
CPU: 4x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 900 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1800 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5150 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Review

Dimensions: 75.21 x 159.21 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 186 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
CPU: 2x 2.0 GHz Kryo 460, 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 460, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 612
RAM: 4 GB, 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: MIUI V10.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

Xiaomi Mi 9 Review

Xiaomi Mi 9 Review

Dimensions: 74.67 x 157.5 x 7.61 mm
Weight: 173 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
CPU: 1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 640
RAM: 6 GB, 8 GB, 2133 MHz
Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.39 in, Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 3300 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: MIUI V10.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 fps

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Exynos Review

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Exynos Review

Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 175 g
SoC: Samsung Exynos 9 9820
CPU: 2x 2.73 GHz Exynos M4, 2x 2.31 GHz ARM Cortex-A75, 4x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
GPU: ARM Mali-G76 MP12, 720 MHz
RAM: 8 GB, 12 GB
Storage: 128 GB, 512 GB, 1024 GB
Display: 6.4 in, Dynamic AMOLED, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4100 mAh, Li-Ion
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4032 x 3024 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 fps

Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Review

Samsung Galaxy S10 Exynos Review

Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 157 g
SoC: Samsung Exynos 9 9820
CPU: 2x 2.73 GHz Exynos M4, 2x 2.31 GHz ARM Cortex-A75, 4x 1.95 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
GPU: ARM Mali-G76 MP12, 720 MHz
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 128 GB, 512 GB
Display: 6.1 in, Dynamic AMOLED, 1440 x 3040 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 3400 mAh, Li-Ion
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4032 x 3024 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60 fps

Doogee S90 with Night Vision Camera and Battery pack module review

Doogee S90 with Night Vision Camera and Battery pack module review

Dimensions: 80.7 x 168.5 x 14.1 mm
Weight: 300 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771V)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 800 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1800 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.18 in, IPS, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5050 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Cubot X19 Review

Cubot X19 Review

Dimensions: 74.67 x 155.06 x 9.55 mm
Weight: 174 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T)
CPU: 4x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.65 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 770 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 5.93 in, IPS, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Alldocube X Wi-Fi Тablet Review

Alldocube X Wi-Fi Тablet Review

Dimensions: 243.68 x 173.14 x 6.9 mm
Weight: 496 g
SoC: MediaTek MT8176
CPU: 2x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A72, 4x 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 6
GPU: PowerVR GX6250, 650 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 933 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 10.5 in, Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 8000 mAh, Li-Ion
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 3264 x 2448 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

UMIDIGI F1 Review

UMIDIGI F1 Review

Dimensions: 74.3 x 156.9 x 8.8 mm
Weight: 186 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771V)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 800 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 1800 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5150 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Review

Dimensions: 75.21 x 159.21 x 8.1 mm
Weight: 186 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
CPU: 4x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.84 GHz Kryo 260, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 512
RAM: 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: MIUI V10.2 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Camera: 8000 x 6000 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps

Ulefone Armor 6 Review

Ulefone Armor 6 Review

Dimensions: 83 x 166 x 13.3 mm
Weight: 265 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A73, 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 800 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1800 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.2 in, IPS, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Alldocube M8 Review

Alldocube M8 Review

Dimensions: 215 x 122.9 x 8.48 mm
Weight: 345 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio X27 (MT6797X)
CPU: 2x 2.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A72, 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 875 MHz
RAM: 3 GB, 800 MHz
Storage: 32 GB
Display: 8 in, IPS, 1920 x 1200 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5500 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera: 2592 x 1944 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 15 fps

UMIDIGI One Max Review

UMIDIGI One Max Review

Dimensions: 75.6 x 156.8 x 8.35 mm
Weight: 205 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763V)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 700 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 128 GB
Display: 6.3 in, IPS, 720 x 1520 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 4150 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 3968 x 2976 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 15 fps

Doogee Y7 Plus Review

Doogee Y7 Plus Review

Dimensions: 76.1 x 160.4 x 9.4 mm
Weight: 191 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P25 (MT6757CD)
CPU: 4x 2.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 900 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 6.18 in, IPS, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 5080 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera: 4608 x 3456 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Nokia X7 Review

Nokia X7 Review

Dimensions: 75.76 x 154.8 x 7.97 mm
Weight: 178 g
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
CPU: 2x 2.2 GHz Kryo 360, 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 360, Cores: 8
GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 616, 500 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB
Display: 6.18 in, IPS, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 3500 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 4032 x 3024 pixels, 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps

Oukitel U23 Review

Oukitel U23 Review

Dimensions: 75.8 x 153.75 x 9.3 mm
Weight: 202 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763V)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 700 MHz
RAM: 6 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 6.18 in, IPS, 1080 x 2246 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 3500 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 4576 x 3432 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps

Ulefone Power 5S Review

Ulefone Power 5S Review

Dimensions: 80.2 x 169.4 x 15.8 mm
Weight: 330 g
SoC: MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763V)
CPU: 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, Cores: 8
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 700 MHz
RAM: 4 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: 64 GB
Display: 6 in, IPS, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 13000 mAh, Li-Polymer
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera: 5312 x 3984 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps