Our Opinion

The Nokia 5.1 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 2.2 (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 5.1 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Nokia 2.2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Nokia 5.1 Plus (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Nokia 2.2 Nokia 5.1 Plus
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Excellence Score
17.0
21.7
Value for Money Score
59.6
59.9
Price ₹ 6,899 onwards ₹ 10,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2019 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.71 inches 5.86 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 287 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio A22Ranked #92 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE-class Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP 13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture, PDAF, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 5MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size F/2.2 Aperture, 80.4 degree Field of View
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 400 GB Yes, up to 400 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 9.3 mmThick 8 mmMedium
Weight 153 gmMedium 160 gmMedium
Width 70.6 mmComfortable for one-handed use 72.0 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3060 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes
Included Fast Charger Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Google Assistant Button Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks smart with a nice, refined polycarbonate shell, and also feels quite nice in your hands
  • Nokia also offers swappable Xpress-on covers (at an extra cost) to add some colour to the phone
  • Has a handy, dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Android One guarantees latest software updates, and a pure-play Android experience
  • Decent 13MP rear cam, and 5MP selfie cam in good lighting conditions - you will get reasonably good results (for the price bracket) in daylight conditions
  • Good battery life with a 3000 mAh battery, that will comfortably last you the day
  • Classy, upmarket, glass design - easily one of the best looking phones of this price bracket
  • Compact and wonderfully lightweight
  • The fingerprint scanner at the back takes less than half a second to authenticate and unlock the phone, which is good (finding it on the back side was a little hard though, given there’s no tactile border around the scanner)
  • Decent, modern, tall 'notch' display, with good color reproduction
  • The key USP of the 5.1 Plus of course is that it's part of the Android One series, which means you’re assured of major software updates for two years on Android’s stock, bloatware-free version
  • Solid, mid-range performance backed by the efficient Helio P60 - for day-to-day tasks, the phone will sail through smoothly, and it will only start showing signs of stress in heavy games/apps
  • Decent AI assisted dual rear camera setup - photos taken in daylight have accurate colours and ample brightness, bokeh mode is decent too
  • Decent front camera too in daylight, with good color reproduction
  • Audio through the one-sided speaker is clear (though not very loud)
  • Decent call quality
  • Very good battery life - it will easily go through a whole day with enough to spare
  • Fast charging support
  • One of the very few budget phones to have a modern USB Type-C port, which is always good to see
  • Overall, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a solid choice in this price segment, especially if you’re not looking for a terrific camera phone and instead want to prioritise a good-looking and a great performing smartphone, with stock Android
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • While it looks smart, it lacks the oomph and the style of the Realme C2, one of its primary competitors
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Slow face unlock
  • Average performance from a low-end Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 processor - there is a significant lag while loading apps or even firing up the camera - competing devices like the Xiaomi Redmi 7 have a clear edge on this front
  • Lowlight results are average though, from both cameras
  • While the overall camera performance is ok for the price, it is again left behind by the (significantly better) dual camera setups on the Realme C2 and the Redmi 7
  • If you are not concerned with speed and are seeking an unadulterated Android experience on a tight budget, then the Nokia 2.2 might work for you, but for most users, they will be better off looking at the Redmi 7A or Realme C2 instead
  • The glass body is pretty slippery however, and also tends to attract plenty of fingerprints - so you might want to use a case
  • The notch is a pretty wide one (although you will likely get used to it pretty soon)
  • Average low light performance
  • The cameras have slow-ish shutter speed which can sometimes result in hazy pictures, if you don't keep a steady hand
Expert Reviews
  1. The Nokia 2.2 does stand out since it is among the few that are guaranteed to get software and security updates....However, the processor is weak and camera performance is also below average
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Okay for a budget phone...but look at alternatives like Realme C2, and Redmi 7A
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. As a backup or just a cheap starter phone, the Nokia 2.2 is a decent little option that does the basics reasonably well
    ww.9to5google.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you’re not driven by speed and are seeking an unadulterated Android experience on a tight budget, then the Nokia 2.2 might work for you
    thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One of the most affordable Android One phones in the market....but beyond the Android experience, the Nokia 2.2 is an average device
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  7. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. We were impressed by the overall quality and performance of the Nokia 5.1 Plus
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good option at this price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Worth the money
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Design and software is the focus...but misses out on the performance aspect
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The new budget superstar
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Stands out in the budget segment, courtesy of its classy design and clean software experience
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A breath of fresh air
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. HMD notches yet another win in the affordable segment
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
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