Nokia 1 Plus review: Features | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 1 Plus

Nokia 1 Plus
  • Display

    5.45 inches

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,500 mAh

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

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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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

Pricing and availability

Nokia 1 Plus

More than the sum of its parts

The Nokia 1 Plus punches above its weight thanks to smart optimisations and the inclusion of Android Go.


  • The Nokia 1 Plus is available directly through Vodafone for $129 outright with a $30 Vodafone SIM card. You can also purchase it from partner stores for $169 outright.

Nokia 1 Plus specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.45 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI) 197
Rear camera megapixels 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
Video recording N/A
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size
Dimensions 145.04mm x 70.4mm x 8.55mm
Weight 185g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Mediatek MT6739
Operating system Android Go
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 2,500mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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