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Nokia 1 Plus review: Features | Pricing | Specs

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Nokia's latest ultra-affordable handset runs on the ultra-efficient Android Go operating system to give you more performance from less power.

5.45 inches

Display size

8GB

Internal storage

8 MP

Rear camera

2,500 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.45 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
197 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
145.04mm x 70.4mm x 8.55mm
Weight
185g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Mediatek MT6739
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android Go
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$169
Launch date2019-03
Nokia 1 Plus

When HMD Global launched the Nokia 1 back in 2018, we were impressed by the value it brought to the budget phone space. As we noted in our Nokia 1 review, the inclusion of Android Oreo Go gave the phone a significant leg up on the competition, optimising performance beyond what the hardware alone was capable of.

This is the same approach HMD Global has taken for the Nokia 1's successor, the Nokia 1 Plus. It's also an ultra-budget smartphone that prioritises value above all else, and once again it's the inclusion of Android Go (this time the Pie version) that makes it worth considering.


Design

  • Doesn't look cheap
  • Sizeable screen, but low resolution leads to blurry text
  • Only 8GB of internal storage

Camera

  • Decent specs mask a slow, low-quality camera that struggles in both light and dark scenes
  • Action shots are pretty much out of the question
  • Video is grainy and especially susceptible to changes in light

Performance

  • Android Go squeezes an impressive amount of performance out of meagre hardware
  • Doesn't handle video well at all
  • Fast-tracked security and system updates provide extra peace of mind

Battery

  • 2,500mAh battery delivers decent but unremarkable performance
  • Charging is painfully slow
  • Removable battery is handy for travellers and heavy users

Verdict

  • The Nokia 1 Plus is a surprisingly capable device that has plenty to offer budget-conscious phone buyers

Pricing and availability


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.45 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
197 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
5MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
145.04mm x 70.4mm x 8.55mm
Weight
185g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Mediatek MT6739
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android Go
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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