Nokia 1 

price₹ 4,058 onwards

launchMar, 2018

15.9

excellence score

68.5

value for money score

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Design

  • Good build quality
  • Simple, clean, compact, basic design

Display

  • Average display - it is small (4.5 inches), low resolution, will struggle in sunlight, and lacks any toughened glass

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • Average rear and front cameras, with significant ghosting issues, shutter lag, and average overall image quality

Audio

  • The built-in speaker is screechy and lacks depth

Battery

  • Good battery life - should see you through the whole day comfortably
  • The battery is also removable
  • 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

More

  • 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
  • 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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Nokia 1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.5 inches
Screen Resolution480x854 pixels (~ 218 pixels per inch)
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.1 GHz, Quad Core, Mediatek MT6737M
GPUMali-T720
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2150 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)360 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)9.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 53 hrs
  • Video Playback time: Upto 4.8 hrs
Dimensions
Weight131 gm
Thickness9.5 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera FlashYes
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes

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