Several devices are available in the budget smartphone category, and you might be wondering whether Nokia 5.1 Plus is the best among them. Ever since its release, many people consider it a sleek and fancy phone. It boasts of some of the vital features that a majority of people would require in a modern smartphone.
What is the estimated Nokia 5.1 Plus price in Nigeria? Since this is a budget phone, it is not as expensive as high-end smartphones and a comparison of prices at reputable online stores such as Jumia and Konga shows that it retails at between 63,500 Naira to 107,000 Naira. Is it a modern device, and how long has it been in the market? Nokia 5.1 Plus release date was July 2018, and it is still considered a decent and modern smartphone.
Nokia 5.1 Plus overview
Take note of the following pros and cons of the device;
- Decent front and rear camera
- Beautiful and sleek design
- Moderate battery power
- Upgradable Android version
- Excellent performance
- Plastic body
- No notification LED
- No fast charging
Nokia 5.1 Plus specification list
Here is a summary of Nokia 5.1 Plus specs;
- Announced: July 2018
- Released: July 2018
- Dimensions: 149.5 x 72 x 8.1 mm (5.89 x 2.83 x 0.32 in)
- Weight: 160 g
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.86 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels
- Operating system: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
- ROM: 32 GB/ 64 GB
- RAM: 3 GB/ 4 GB/ 6 GB
- Expandable memory: MicroSD up to 400 GB
- Camera: 13 MP + 5 MP
- Selfie camera: 8 MP
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery
- Colors: Night Black, Glacier White, Baltic Sea Blue
Nokia 5.1 Plus hardware
Have you checked the top hardware features of the phone? Take a look at its noteworthy hardware features.
Nokia 5.1 Plus is slightly bigger than the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The selfie camera and sensors are on the left side of the earpiece. The device’s front glass is scratch resistant with 2.5D curve sliding into the frame smoothly.
The backside of the phone is made of glass except for the camera housing, which is made of aluminium material. The glass has an oleophobic coating which facilitates easy cleaning. The fingerprint sensor is just below the camera where you can easily place your finger.
The device's display size is 5.86 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. With an aspect ratio of 19:9, it can show a lot of content compared to phones with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The 720p resolution is not good enough in relation to the display size. The display brightness is not the best, especially in daylight.
The chipset of the phone is the Mediatek Helio P60. Helio P60 gives an impressive performance, and it is available in other phones such as Oppo F9. It is better than Snapdragon 636 in the Nokia 6.1 Plus. A majority of phones using this chipset run at the full 2.0GHz clock speed on all cores, but Nokia 5.1 Plus runs the chipset at 1.8GHz.
If you have high storage needs, then the device might be ideal for you. It has different versions of internal memory, and you can choose from 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM or 64GB 6GB RAM depending on your storage needs. If that is not enough, the phone also has a card slot, using which you can up the storage up to 400GB.
Even though the device is larger than Nokia 6.1 Plus, the two devices have the same battery capacity of 3060mAh. The battery capacity is relatively okay, especially if you do not use it for running power-consuming apps and tasks.
The phone’s processor does not use a lot of power, and the display brightness is not high, so you can use the phone for a considerable period. The phone does not have a fast charging feature. It takes approximately 2 hours from flat to full battery using a 10W charger.
Speaker and call quality
The phone has a loudspeaker which provides high-quality audio, and that makes it suitable for playing media files. If you do not prefer the loudspeaker, you can opt to connect headphones to the 3.5mm jack. The call quality of the device is excellent, and you can receive voice calls clearly without interruptions.
Nokia 5.1 Plus software
What are some of the outstanding software features of the device?
OS and features
Nokia 5.1 Plus Android version is 8.1 (Oreo), and it is upgradable to 9.0 (Pie). The essential connectivity features of the phone are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. It also has an FM radio and a 2.0 USB, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The phone also comes with highly functioning sensors such as the fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.
Camera, video and image quality
Here is a picture that was taken using device's camera;
Nokia 5.1 Plus camera has a dual system at the backside with a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary camera. The camera has vital features such as HDR mode, time-lapse, Bokeh mode, panorama mode and slow-motion for capturing the images of objects in different states of motion. The selfie camera is 8 MP, which is good enough to capture decent photos.
The phone has been around for a considerable duration. Some people have had the chance to try and test it. Nokia 5.1 Plus review on YouTube shows that people have different comments about the phone. Here are some of the comments about the device from YouTube:
- Sourav Modak: According to my experience though its has only 3k battery but the battery performance is great... Am a heavy user but still its last for a day... So am satisfied actually..
- Srikrishna Mallikarjuna: Apps not receiving notifications unless I open them after feb 2019 update
- RESCUE VENOM: Almost 2 months happen I have own this device it has 1-Best camera , fast speed nd built quality is awesome
Nokia 5.1 Plus is an incredible phone with vital features useful to a majority of people. It has a high-speed processor and decent cameras for quality pictures. Nokia 5.1 Plus battery capacity is good enough to power the device for a whole day. 32 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM are adequate for storage, but you can opt for the external memory of 400 GB.
Nokia 5.1 Plus accessories in the box are the charger and headphones. The user can purchase others such as a cover separately.
Nokia 5.1 Plus may not be the best budget smartphone on the market, but it is a good buy considering that it has all the essential features to provide a good user experience.