8.1 Oreo works just fine for me.
I suggest you do a refresh / do a factory reset in that case.
I have the same problem almost since day 1...
Android 7 -> Update to 8.0 -> Update to 8.1
SLOW SLOW SLOW SLOW...
After a reboot it's "fine" (if i can call it that!)
Few hours later, the use it's almost UNBEARABLE!
Damn you nokia...
I think i will return this...
Well built, for SURE! Then again... 1 minute to try to make a simple CALL???????
i have the same problem which is strange because i've seen phones with lower specs perform better it gets hot just by taking pictures or opening the simplest of apps ram management is so bad and the phone takes forever to perform simple tasks like phone calls not happy with this purchase one bit
I had problems for several WEEKS. My NOKIA 5 was a BRICK! made my life miserable.
I returned it, and bought a new one (the new unit now works as intended... SLOW? Sure... but WORKS!!)
The old one was back to repair (I DON'T WANT REPAIR, i have the right to demand the money back) and the tech support here in portugal (it's a BAD BAD company) said "the phone has no problems"!!!!
Now I've complained to several buyer support institutions to get my money back! And i bought it on a VERY WELL KNOW and BIGGGGGGG store nationwide!
YOU HAVE A DEFECTIVE phone. RETURN IT!
Unfortunately I didn't do research before I spend my money on a Nokia 5. I thought I can trust them. I found out they use different NAND flashes in their Nokia 5 product.
You can't solve those hardware issues with software.
Nice try Nokia. If you or the shop don't replace my device this afternoon with one that has the faster NAND flash it was the last time I spend my money on any Nokia products and buy in future only SailfishOS devices of your great neighbor Jolla.
Android is a toy by the way. Just like iOS. What a pity that Nokia does not team up with its neighbor Jolla in Finland to sell an European product. It could be Finland power but instead they try to sell me crap.
Take your faulty Nokia 5 back, Nokia!!
Naumi, i had the same conclusion from my 2 month experience with my first NOKIA 5... I almost gone crazy with this... only explanation is CHEAP FAULTY memory chips...
My second Nokia 5 does not crash a lot... still, slow sometimes... but usable. Not the first one...
Nokia will put the 5 behind because they have new models, but i believe there are users use very bad Nokia 5 phones out there because of HMDs bad decisions...
Ok. Thank you for the information, marcolopes!
What a pity actually. My strategy for HMD Global / Nokia phones would look totally different. It would be something you could be proud of as European.
Nokia wants to sell Google crap. Let them. It's their choice.
The ex-Nokia guys "around the corner" in Helsinki of Jolla are much smarter.