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The Nokia 5 is sleek and affordable

The middle phone in Nokia's new range is cheap and has everything you need. It looks good, too.

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The Nokia 5 sits in the middle of Nokia's new line of Android phones. At £180 in the UK, it's very affordable yet still packs in all of the essentials. It's not coming to the US, but should appear in Australia, where that price converts to about AU$300.

There's a 5.2-inch screen, an octa-core processor and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It runs the latest Android Nougat software and it all comes wrapped in this slick metal body. 

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The display is only 720p -- not the sharpest, but good enough for your everyday Twitter needs.

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It comes in blue or silver. I'm not sure which I prefer.

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It runs Android 7.1 Nougat and Nokia hasn't added in any extra bloatware at all.

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It charges using Micro-USB, rather than the more recent USB-C.

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Colours look good on the screen.

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There's a fingerprint scanner below the display, which works quickly and accurately.

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Volume and power buttons sit on the right edge.

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The 3.5mm headphone jack is on the top.

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There's a 13-megapixel camera on the back, with an 8-megapixel camera on the front for those selfies.

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