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
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  • 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

    OS Android 8
    Display size (inches) 5.5
    Display resolution (pixels) 1080 x 2160
    Pixels per inch (PPI) 439
    Processor MediaTek Helio P18
    Height (mm) 151.1
    Width (mm) 70.7
    Depth (mm) 8.2
    Weight (g)
    Battery size (mAh) 2,970
    Wireless charging No
    Internal storage 16GB
    MicroSD expansion 128GB
    Fingerprint scanner Yes
    RAM 2GB
    Water resistance N/A
    Rear camera (1) resolution 16
    Rear camera (1) aperture
    Rear camera (2) resolution
    Rear camera (2) aperture
    Rear camera (3) resolution
    Rear camera (3) aperture
    Front camera (1) resolution 8
    Front camera (1) aperture
    Front camera (2) resolution
    Front camera (2) aperture
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
    Network category speed Category 4
    NFC support No

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