Nokia 5.1 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Display

    5.8 inches

    HD+


  • Storage

    32GB

  • Battery size

    3,060 mAh

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The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a decent enough mid-range smartphone, but it lacks much that makes it stand out from the pack. If you're keen on a mid-range Nokia, the Nokia 7.1 is a much better option.

The good

  • Simple design
  • Android One promises updates
  • USB-C charging

The bad

  • Middling processor performance
  • Bothies remain a gimmick
  • Can't opt to show notch

A notched display, a 19:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio and a faster processor make the Nokia 5.1 Plus a significant upgrade over the original Nokia 5.1.

Nokia's pace for releasing phones in 2018 is utterly relentless. The Nokia 5.1 emerged earlier in the year as an upgrade for the 2017 Nokia 5, but it's already been replaced by the Nokia 5.1 Plus, a phone that improves on its predecessor in a couple of key areas.

However, at the same time, Nokia has so many phones in this price range that it's somewhat hard for the Nokia 5.1 Plus to stand out. It's a fine phone for what it is, but also somewhat unremarkable.

Design

  • A good looking phone
  • Notched display with no option to show
Nokia 5.1 Plus review

Camera

  • Decent general camera quality
  • Live bokeh is slow to work but can be effective
  • Bothies remain a gimmick
Nokia 5.1 Plus review

Performance

  • MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60 refuses to be benchmarked
  • Australian model is the low-storage variant
  • Clean Android One interface
Nokia 5.1 Plus review

Battery

  • 3060mAh battery gives acceptable performance
  • USB-C charging
Nokia 5.1 Plus review

Verdict

  • Reasonable value, but just not that exciting
Nokia 5.1 Plus review

Pricing and availability

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia embraces the notch

The Nokia 5.1 Plus improves upon nearly every aspect of the original Nokia 5.1, delivering faster performance and a bigger display while maintaining an affordable price tag.

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  • You can purchase the Nokia 5.1 Plus for $379 outright from retailers like JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Harvey Norman.

Nokia 5.1 Plus specs

OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.8
Display resolution (pixels) HD+
Pixels per inch (PPI)
Processor MediaTek Helio P60
Height (mm) 149.51
Width (mm) 71.98
Depth (mm) 8.1
Weight (g)
Battery size (mAh) 3,060
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 400GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3GB
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution 5
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.2
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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