In Nokia’s new lineup of Android phones (2.1 and 3.1), the most high-end phone (compared to the other two) is the new Nokia 5.1, which sits squarely at the middle of the entire Nokia portfolio.
Design and Display
While its low-end brethren make do with plastic (with metal accents), the Nokia 5.1 comes built with a single block of anodized aluminum, which’ll be available in Black, Blue, and Copper.
The display is also a large 5.5” panel with 18:9 aspect ratio, this time with FHD+ resolution, resulting in 443 PPI. This time it has a fingerprint sensor as well.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get an octa-core MediaTek Helio P18 processor, which should be good enough for light usage. There are RAM options of 2 and 3 GB, as well as storage options of 16 and 32 GB.
The OS running here is Android 8.1 Oreo, which is hardly customized.
The camera on the back is a single 16 MP lens with phase-detection autofocus, dual LED flash, and 1080p video recording.
The front shooter, on the other hand, is an 8 MP shooter with f/2.0 and a wide-angle lens.
Battery and Price
The battery capacity is set at 2970 mAh, though, it likely misses out on fast-charging.
Pricing starts at $220 and $250 for the 2 and 3 GB variants, respectively, however, the phone might struggle against dual-lens phones. At least, it has the style and the display in its favor.
Nokia 5.1 Specifications
- CPU: 2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
- GPU: Mali-T720 MP3
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P18
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual-SIM
- o 5.5” 18:9 LCD with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Internal: 16/32 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 16 MP, PDAF, LED, f/2.0, 1080p
- Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0, wide-angle
- Connectivity: microUSB 2.0 with OTG, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC, FM Radio
- Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 2970 mAh
- Price: $220 (2 GB), $250 (3 GB)