We saw Nokia 5 back in 2017. It was among the first Nokia smartphones to make the comeback of Nokia Smartphones. But, in 2018 we see an improved version of it in the Nokia 5.1. As to why a decimal and number 1 we the choice of naming this phone many do not know. But really I wouldn’t care less about the nomenclature if this phone really is a huge improvement of the very solid Nokia 5 from 2017. Hence the need for this article. Below are the key features of Nokia 5.1.
- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
- 5.5 inches, 78.1 cm2 (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~439 ppi density)
- Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One
- MediaTek Helio P18 chipset
- Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU
- Mali-T860MP2 GPU
- microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- 32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
- 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash PRIMARY CAMERA
- 1080p@30fps video recording
- 8MP front facing camera
- Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Non-removable Li-Ion 2970 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Colours Copper, Tempered Blue, Black
Design and build
Now, Nokia 5.1 comes with an all glass build on the front part of it. Needless to say, although the version is still unspecified, I can confirm that it is the trusted Corning Gorilla Glass. The rest of its body is made of 6000 series of aluminium metal. Glad to report there is no plastic nothing on this smartphone. A great build it has I have to say, giving it a premium touch and good grip as well.
The body measures 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm. I would have wished for it to be a little more slimmer though, but really that is a non-matter. Its design is Nokia’s typical, I have to say, it still does look a lot like the Nokia 5. This look seems to be Nokia’s signature. On the back is a vertical camera and LED flash set up with the fingerprint scanner just below it. The rest of the back panel is kept clean and with NOKIA branding present as well. Front part has the top and bottom bezels of course, with the bottom kept clean while the top housing the front facing camera and a speaker, some sensors are also present as you will notice. If you are familiar with Nokia smart phones this design will not seem strange at all.
Display and camera
The display on its 5.5 inches panel is mostly bright. I must say Nokia has done a great job, especially with the pixel count and good resolution on the 5.1’s IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. It comes with 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~439 ppi density) resolution and corning gorilla glass protection as already mentioned. Worth a should also is it is 78.1 cm2 with ~73.1% screen-to-body ratio. A good display overall. Nothing like Super AMOLED but it does have its own share of the pie.
We get two cameras here. One primary and the other an 8MP selfie shooter. The primary camera is the more interesting on though. A 16MP shooter with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash. Some of the common features on board include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. Shoots some very decent photos this. Video recording stands at 1080p@30fps with is also respectable considering the price you will pick this phone for.
Performance and memory
Really the greatness of any phone is always determined by its performance. All other details are just complimentary. Nokia smart phones (of 3018to be precise) are among them which come running on Android One. It is mostly stock android so updates and security patches have been guaranteed for the next 2 and 3 years respectively. It has a MediaTek Helio P18 chipset, an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU and Mali-T860MP2 GPU.
There are two versions of the Nokia 5.1 depending on storage and RAM. The first a 32 GB + 3 GB RAM and the other is 16GB + 2 GB RAM. Both have microSD support up to 256 GB (dedicated slot).
It’s Non-removable Li-Ion 2970 mAh battery ? lasts a whole day of usage until next charge. There’s no mention of quick charge here though, but that should not be a reason not to buy this phone since it does nail it in all other departments.
It comes with the choice of 3 colors Copper, Tempered Blue, Black – have your choice.
Nokia 5.1 is a timeless classic refined, check it out on its official web page https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones/nokia-5.
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