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Nokia 5.1 Plus review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

  • Simple design
  • Android One promises updates
  • USB-C charging
  • Middling processor performance
  • Bothies remain a gimmick
  • Can't opt to show notch

5.8 inches

Display size

HD+px

32GB

Internal storage

13MP + 5MP

Rear camera

3,060 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
5.8 inches
Resolution
HD+px

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
720p
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
149.51mm x 71.98mm x 8.1mm

Connectivity

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

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MediaTek Helio P60
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 400GB
Battery capacity
3,060mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$379
Launch date2018-11
Nokia 5.1 Plus

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 The Nokia 5.1 emerged earlier in the year as an upgrade for the 2017 Nokia 5, but it's already been replaced by the Nokia 5.1 Plus, a phone that improves on its predecessor in a couple of key areas.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


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.8 inches
Resolution
HD+px

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
720p
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
149.51mm x 71.98mm x 8.1mm

Connectivity

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

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MediaTek Helio P60
RAM
3GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
32GB
External storage support
Up to 400GB
Battery capacity
3,060mAh

Device features

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

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