Nokia 5 specs vs. Nokia 6, Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition, Lenovo Moto G5 Plus, Huawei Honor 6X

How do the latest Nokia phones stack up against some Android favorites?

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Nokia, the company that basically made the modern phone what it is today, is back at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and it came bearing a bunch of phones: the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition and the brought-out-of-retirement Nokia 3310.

First, let's clear this up: This isn't the same Nokia, rather it's new company HMD, founded by Nokia veterans, which has licensed the Nokia Mobile name. Think of it like how the Chinese company TCL licensed the BlackBerry name to release the new BlackBerry KeyOne.


Nokia is back and with a bunch of phones.

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But let's get back to the phones, specifically the 5, 6 and 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. The 5 is smaller and more scaled back spec-wise of the three, while the 6 has a large 5.5-inch 1080p display. Then, there's the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition, which is essentially the same phone as the 6, but comes with more RAM and storage and a glossy black color.

All three Nokia phones face steep competition. Moto has built its name on affordable yet feature-rich phones and the new Lenovo Moto G5 Plus seems to continue in that direction. And Huawei has its Honor 6X, which has dual cameras and higher capacity battery.

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How do the cameras compare? Has HMD been able to capture any of that old Nokia mojo? We can't answer those questions fully until we've gotten some time to test and review the phones, but we can take a look at how the specs match up:

Nokia 5 vs. Nokia 6 vs. Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition vs. Lenovo Moto G5 Plus vs. Huawei Honor 6X

Nokia 5Nokia 6Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited EditionLenovo Moto G5 PlusHuawei Honor 6X
Display size, resolution 5.2-inch; 1,280x720 pixels5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels5.2-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels5.5-inch, 1,920x1,080 pixels
Pixel density 282ppi403ppi403ppi424ppi403ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.89x2.85x0.34 in6.06x2.98x0.33 in6.06x2.98x0.33 in5.9x2.9x0.3 in5.9x3x0.3 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 149.7x72.5x8.55 mm154x75.8x8.4 mm154x75.8x8.4 mm150.2x74x7.7 mm151x76x8.2 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) TBATBATBA5.5 oz, 155 g5.7 oz, 162 g
Mobile software Android 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 13-megapixel16-megapixel16-megapixel12-megapixel12-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Front-facing camera 8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel5-megapixel8-megapixel
Video capture TBATBATBA1080p1080p
Processor 1.3GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 4301.3GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 4301.3GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 4302GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 6252.1GHz Huawei Kirin 655 octacore
Storage 16GB32GB64GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB (varies by region)32GB
RAM 2GB3GB4GB2GB or 4GB, based on region3GB
Expandable storage 128GB128GB128GB128GB128GB
Battery 3,000mAh battery3,000mAh battery3,000mAh battery3,000mAh (nonremovable)3,340mAh
Fingerprint sensor Yes, location TBAYes, location TBAYes, location TBABelow screenBack cover
Connector Micro-USBMicro-USBMicro-USBMicro-USBMicro-USB