Oppo F5 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5: Price in India, Specifications and Features Compared


The Oppo F5, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 are three popular smartphones that very comfortably meet the requirements of your average Indian mobile phone user. The Oppo F5 is the most expensive of the three, but one question crops up when comparing these three phones – what are you getting extra for shelling out an additional ?4000 to ?6000? One can’t help but wonder, how would the all-new Nokia’s models fare against an Oppo flagship phone? Let’s pit these three phones against each other and see who emerges victorious.

Oppo F5 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5: Price in India

The Oppo F5 comes in two variants – 4GB 32GB and 6GB 64GB. The Nokia 6 comes in 3GB 32GB and 4GB 64GB variants as well. Similarly, the Nokia 5 has two models, the 2GB 16GB version and the 3GB 16GB version. We decided to go with the base models of the Oppo F5 and the Nokia 6, and the 3GB RAM version of the Nokia 5 to make the comparison simpler. The Oppo F5 is priced at ~?18300, the Nokia 6 at ~?14900, and the Nokia 5 at ~?12660. The Nokia 5 is definitely the cheapest, but let’s see if sticking to a budget will make you miss out on features and specs.

Oppo F5 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5: Display

The Oppo F5 has a bezel-less display, with a screen size of 6 inches, as compared to the 5.5-inch screen of the Nokia 6 and the 5.2-inch display on the Nokia 5. As for screen technology, the F5 has an LTPS IPS display whereas the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 both have regular IPS displays. The LTPS screen is better in terms of power consumption, resolution and refresh rates. The F5 and Nokia 6 are tied in terms of screen resolution, at 1080 x 2160 pixels. The Nokia 5 has a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 282ppi. Comparatively, both the Oppo F5 and the Nokia 6 offer 406ppi which is markedly better than the Nokia 5. Also. note that the aspect ratio of the Oppo F5 is 18:9 as compared to 16:9 offered by both Nokia models. All three phones are protected by Gorilla Glass. We gave our vote to the Oppo F5 for this round, because the screen is simply better thanks to its aspect ratio and screen technology.

Oppo F5 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5: Performance

The F5 is powered by a MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 processor, which has 8 cores running at 2.5GHz. Comparatively, both the Nokia phones run on Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 octa-core processors at 1.4GHz. While a Mali-G71 MP2 handles graphics duties for the F5, the Nokia phones processors are paired with Adreno 505 GPUs. Our vote goes to the Oppo F5 for this round because its processor definitely pips the Nokia phones’ processors in terms of performance.

As for OS, the F5 comes with ColorOS 3.2, which is Oppo’s customized Android Nougat software, version 7.1. The Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 run Android Nougat 7.1 as well, with an Oreo update promised in the near future. In terms of storage, the Nokia 5 offers 16GB of onboard storage as compared to the Nokia 6 and F5 which offer 32GB each. All three phones have expandable memory up to 256GB, via microSD slots. The Oppo phone offers better life as it comes with a 3200mAh battery, whereas the Nokia phones both pack 3000mAh cells. All three phones come with fingerprint readers as well.

Oppo F5 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5: Camera

While both the F5 and Nokia 6 have 16MP rear cameras, the aperture is higher on the Nokia at f/2.0 as compared to f/1.8 on the F5. The Nokia 5 has a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0, and all three phones offer phase detection autofocus. The Nokia phones come with dual-LED dual-tone flashes as compared to the Oppo F5 which has a single LED flash unit. All three phones can handle video recording of 1080p at 30fps. The F5’s front camera scores a win over the Nokia phones front cameras though, offering a 20MP selfie shooter. Comparatively, the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 both have 8MP front cameras. The Oppo F5 also comes with a pretty cool party trick – it comes with software-based facial unlock.

Oppo F5 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5: Verdict

The Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 offer really great features for the price point which makes this competition really difficult to judge. But factors like build quality, design and battery life are factors which give the Oppo mobile phone a significant boost because, for the price difference, you get a phone which is almost in the premium segment. So our advice is: Go for the Oppo F5 if you want a phone that looks and feels like a premium smartphone. If you’re looking for value for money instead, the Nokia 6 is a better deal.