Nokia 5.1 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1
  • Display

    5.5 inches

    1080 x 2160

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,970 mAh

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The updated Nokia 5.1 refines its design, includes Android One and adds up to a good value budget phone as long as you don't expect speedy performance.

The good

  • Nice design
  • Android One keeps things clean and updated
  • Easy to reach fingerprint sensor

The bad

  • Ordinary performance
  • Simple camera
  • Poor battery life

Nokia re-emerged into the mobile phone scene in 2017 with the original Nokia 5, part of its rebirthed line-up of Android handsets. Those 2017 models were interesting but a little rough around the edges. Just as it has done with its other point-one models, Nokia has refined the design and improved performance for the Nokia 5.1, making for a pleasant phone for its price range, although not one that's absolutely remarkable.


  • Classic Nokia style
  • Robust metal body
  • Headphone jack
  • Fingerprint sensor
Nokia 5.1 review


  • Camera is OK, not great
Nokia 5.1 review


  • MediaTek processor plus 2GB RAM is a recipe for ordinary performance
  • Android One gives the Nokia 5.1 an edge
Nokia 5.1 review

Battery life

  • Battery life isn't great
  • Recharging is via microUSB
Nokia 5.1 review


  • Inexpensive, but not immediately impressive.
Nokia 5.1 review

Pricing and availability

  • The Nokia 5.1 is available outright in Australia for $329
  • Nokia 5.1 specs



    Physical dimensions


    Power, storage and battery

    Device features

    Display size 5.5 inches
    Resolution 1080 x 2160
    Pixels per inch (PPI) 439
    Rear camera megapixels 16MP
    Rear camera aperture size
    Video recording 1080p
    Front camera megapixels 8MP
    Front camera aperture size
    Dimensions 151.1mm x 70.7mm x 8.2mm
    Weight g
    NFC No
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Network category speed Category 4
    Processor MediaTek Helio P18
    Operating system Android 8
    Internal storage


    External storage support Up to 128GB
    Battery capacity 2,970mAh
    Headphone jack Yes
    Fingerprint sensor Yes
    Water resistance N/A
    Wireless charging No

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