So in case any of us doubts still, I would like t make it clear that NOKIA was 100% committed to their re-entry to the smartphone market. This time with the Nokia 1. An affordable smartphone packed in with features this article takes great focus on. Below are the main features of the Nokia1, then later on in this very article we shall do an in depth analysis.
- GSM, HSPA and LTE network technology
- Plastic build
- Dual SIM (micro SIM, with dual standby)
- 5.5 inches display panel
- IPS LCD capacitive touch screen
- 480 x 854 pixels resolution
- Android Oreo v8.1 (Go edition)
- Mediatek MT6737M chipset
- Quad core 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 CPU
- Mali T720 GPU
- 8GB internal storage + 1 GB RAM
- Micro SD card support
- 5MP primary camera with flash LED
- 2MP front facing camera
- 480p video recording
- WLAN WiFi 802.11
- Bluetooth 4.2
- FM Radio
- Removable Li-on 2150mAH battery
- Up to 9 hours of 3G talk time
- Colors Warm Red and Dark Blue
Interesting phone this is. I cannot quite pin point what its key feature is but, being a low range smartphone (phones made to be sold at a very affordable price) I totally get this.
Design and build
This is a very simple phone in its design. It has a removable plastic back which can be removed and replaced with Xpress on back covers as Nokia calls them. It is also among the very few phones made in 2018 that give access to its battery. On the back is its primary camera and led flash (central position and vertically placed) with NOKIA branding.
The front on the other hand has a clean bottom bezel while the top has NOKIA branding, a call speaker and its selfie camera. Its volume rocker and power button are on the same side. It has a 3.5mm jack on the top right hand side. At 9.5mm thickness you get a good solid smartphone.
Display and camera
Its IPS LCD capacitive touch screen has support for 16M colors and can perform various multi touch functionalities. Its 480 x 854 pixels resolution is mostly bright, thanks to the 218 ppi density of the display. It is a 4.5 inch display of 61.5% screen to body ratio, covers 56 cm2 and has 16:9 aspect ratio.
Clearly not all effort was put on this phone’s camera. No complaints though. Its 5MP primary camera does just fine and that LED flash it comes with enhances image quality in low light conditions. It also comes with a 2MP front facing or selfie camera. Video recording here stands at 480p.
Performance and memory
I was very much surprised when I came to learn that this phone comes running on Android Oreo 8.1 (Go edition). This probably is the biggest deal about this phone since some mid range and even high end smartphones still come running on Android Nougat 7.1.
A Mediatek MT6737M chipset, a Quad core 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 CPU and a Mali T720 GPU power this smartphone.
Its internal storage is 8GB and it runs on 1GB of RAM. Good news is that it can be expanded up to 128 GB using an SD card.
It comes with a user removable Li-ion 2150 mAh battery which should hold up a whole day of usage and even extend to the next day when it is mixed usage is involved. Anyways, with it you get up to 9 hours of talk time on 3G, which is great.
This is a very good and affordable smartphone. It comes with the choice of two colors warm red and dark blue. Buy yours today at www.phoneplacekenya.com.