Nokia 5.1 Plus 

price₹ 10,499 onwards

launchSep, 2018

35.4

excellence score

86.5

value for money score

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Rs. 10,499

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • 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)
  • The glass body is pretty slippery however, and also tends to attract plenty of fingerprints - so you might want to use a case

Display

  • Decent, modern, tall 'notch' display, with good color reproduction
  • The notch is a pretty wide one (although you will likely get used to it pretty soon)

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • 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

Audio

  • Audio through the one-sided speaker is clear (though not very loud)
  • Decent call quality

Battery

  • Very good battery life - it will easily go through a whole day with enough to spare
  • Fast charging support

More

  • 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

Expert Reviews

We continuously monitor new reviews from 200+ top technology experts

  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. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  11. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »

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Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 PieAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.86 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 287 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P60Ranked #20 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G72 MP3
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 400 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3060 mAh
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight160 gm
Thickness8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 80.4 degree Field of View
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + Galileo
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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