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    Nokia 5.1

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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3000 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.0 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.5 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
    Ram & Storage:
    + 1
    Detailed Specs
    Announced On12-Aug-2018
    Market StatusAvailable
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 16,300
    Weight150 g
    ColorsBlack, Copper, Tempered Blue
    BuildBack: Aluminium
    Dimensions151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm
    Screen Size5.5 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
    Pixel Density439 ppi
    Aspect Ratio18:09
    Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
    Screen to Body Ratio73.08%
    Screen DesignBezel-less
    Screen QualityFHD
    GPUMali-T860 MP2
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.0 (Oreo)
    ChipsetMediaTek MT6755S
    CPUOcta core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
    Custom User InterfaceAndroid One
    Clock Speed2 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants2GB 16GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR3
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 128 GB
    Front Camera
    Front Camera FeaturesFixed Focus, Wide Angle Selfie
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Battery Capacity3000 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    USB Type-CNo
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev4.2
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, Dual-color LED Flash
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupSingle, 16MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution16 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2 Primary Camera
    Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/2
    Network Support4G
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s 150 Mbit/s (LTE category 4), GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available...
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    Price & Availability

    The smartphone variant is not available or sold out in the market

    About the Phone

    Nokia 5.1 caters to the low mid-range budget market, and it delivers accordingly. A few pros and cons of this phone are:


    • The Nokia 5.1 comes as a solid build with smooth edges and aluminum touches that make it near-premium.
    • It has a sharp display which produces wonderful colours and provide an immersive experience.


    • The phone comes with a low-tier processor that tends to struggle with multiple apps or heavy gaming.
    • Nokia 5.1 has a poor battery pack which does not fuel up the phone adequately.
    • The phone comes with a weak cameras which produces washed out image with a lot of visual noise.

    Nokia 5.1 is an impressive set for a low mid-range phone, but it does not try to do anything out of its price bracket. If you are tight on the budget and are looking for a phone that fulfills the basic functions of a handset, then Nokia 5.1 can meet with your needs.

    Nokia 5.1 still seems to rehash the Nokia philosophy regarding mid-range budget phones by providing limited hardware cosseted in a sturdy build. Priced at ₹11,303, it is a good budget phone, but with its competitors adding some flagship features to their budget handsets, it seems incapable of staying afloat in the market for anything other than its brand name.

    Nokia 5.1 keeps within its comfort zone without trying to go for something spectacular. It delivers an average performance which is paired with a mediocre battery. It also has a passable camera. However, it can be a satisfying phone for the budget audience.

    Nokia 5.1 does not look like a low mid-range phone. It is built with a Series 6000 aluminum body which has subtle details that look great. Due to its curved edges, it feels comfortable in the hand. It comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio, and thus can provide a good display without appearing unwieldy.

    At 8.2mm, it does not feel bulky either. On the whole, it is a great design and looks almost like a high mid-range phone. It also arrives with a 3.5mm headphone which is an excellent addition for any average user.

    The Nokia 5.1 has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2160 which is quite impressive. The display is bright and provides crisp images. However, the colors seem a bit weaker. The brightness is not as high to provide good sunlight legibility in harsh sunlight. The viewing angles are quite good, but there is a slight dimming of colors when you tilt the phone.

    Nokia 5.1 arrives with a MediaTek Helio P19 chipset which is an octa-core CPU with 4 cores running at 2.0 GHz for heavy tasks while the other four are clocked at 1.2 GHz for lighter tasks. It is partnered with the Mali-T860MP2 GPU. This is a standard for most budget phones. It delivers passable performance as can be expected from this budget.

    There is a slight delay while launching the apps and multitasking can get a bit frustrating. It is not the set for gaming, and so many graphics-heavy games like PUBG might result in lags. Benchmark scores put it at a multi-core score of 3255, which is easily beaten by Honor 9 Lite’s score of 3668.

    The Nokia 5.1 has a rear 16MP camera which features dual-LED flash and can capture HDR videos. It presents decent snaps, but the colors may appear weak. There is a bit of noise captured and while the phone tries to cancel it, zooming in shows the noise cancellation present.

    In low light situations, the noise captured is a lot more, and as a result, the noise cancellation becomes more aggressive, making the photos lose a lot of details.

    The Nokia 5.1 has a non-removable 2970 mAh battery that is capable of a day’s use. Heavy tasks like gaming and video streaming will drain the battery at a fast rate resulting in a lower than one-day battery life. It is recommended to use it for heavy tasks sparingly if you do not have a charger nearby.

    The Nokia 5.1 is a tempting phone. It comes with a great design, and the display with high resolution is excellent and at par with mid-range phones. However, the performance could have been improved, as it can get sluggish at times. Gaming is not passable on this phone. However, if you want a device for performing the essential functions of a mobile phone, then you are not going to be disappointed with the Nokia 5.1.