Our Opinion

The Panasonic P100 (1GB RAM) is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 1, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Panasonic P100 (1GB RAM)!

Nokia 1  Panasonic P100 (1GB RAM) 
Nokia 1 Panasonic P100
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Excellence Score
15.4
17.9
Value for Money Score
67.5
68.8
Price ₹ 3,940 onwards ₹ 5,299 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2018 Feb, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 480x854 pixels (~ 218 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.1 GHz 1.25 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Mediatek MT6737Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6737Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T720 Mali-T720
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes
Other Camera Features N/A F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Panorama, Face Beauty, HDR
Secondary Camera 2.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A LED Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 4P Lens, Beauty Mode, HDR
Internal Memory 8 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.5 mm 9.9 mm
Weight 131 gm 175 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2150 mAh 2200 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 360 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 9.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Music Playback Time: 53 hrs, Video Playback time: Upto 4.8 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features N/A N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Simple, clean, compact, basic design
  • Good battery life - should see you through the whole day comfortably
  • The battery is also removable
  • The highlight of the phone is that it's one of the first ones to run the Android Go edition of Android (8.1 Oreo at the time of launch) - the Go edition is a special version of Android tuned and tweaked to run well on low-end devices - there are also Go ('lite') versions of key apps like Gmail, Assistant, and Maps, that help save both data and storage space, and manage to run reasonably well on low end processors
  • Android Go also allows you to easily use your memory card as an extension of your internal storage - thus overcoming a serious limitation of low internal storage (8GB) that the phone would otherwise have
  • Can use both SIM cards and microSD card together
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Average display - it is small (4.5 inches), low resolution, will struggle in sunlight, and lacks any toughened glass
  • Average performance - the phones runs reasonably well only in basic use (simple email, messages, social media) - you can't ask too much of it - there are much better performing phones now available in this price bracket, from the likes of Xiaomi
  • Average rear and front cameras, with significant ghosting issues, shutter lag, and average overall image quality
  • The built-in speaker is screechy and lacks depth
  • As you would expect at the price point, the phone doesn’t support any kind of fast charging - charging from 10 to 100 percent takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes
  • On the whole, if you plan to use your phone for anything more than the most basic use, you are going to be much better served by increasing your budget a bit, and grabbing a budget Xiaomi, or Lenovo - the Nokia 1, even though being a pioneer with Android Go, doesn't really make the cut as a strong value for money device
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Expert Reviews
  1. A good smartphone for those who want an upgrade from a feature phone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Nokia 1 shows that Android Go has a lot of potential...but the main hurdle to HMD's ambitions in India's entry-level segment is the (much better) Xiaomi Redmi 5A
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Just doesn't offer a lot for its asking price
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
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