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Nokia 1

Specifications

Nokia 1
Nokia 1
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
4.5 inch 16:9, 854 x 480 pixel 218 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 5.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, FM Radio
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.5 x 133.6 x 67.8 ( = 0.37 x 5.26 x 2.67 in)
Battery
8.2 Wh, 2150 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 9 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 360 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix Contrast autofocus (AF), LED flash, Videos at up to 720p/30 FPS
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the back of the device, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, Headphones, 24 Months Warranty, Bandwidth Download/Upload: 150 Mbps / 50 Mbps LTE; IP52 certified, SAR value: 0.66 W/kg Head, 1.2 W/kg Body, fanless
Weight
131 g ( = 4.62 oz / 0.29 pounds), Power Supply: 40 g ( = 1.41 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
100 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 65.5% - average
Average of 21 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 41%, features: 56%, display: 57% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Nokia 1

74.5% Nokia 1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Little number 1. The Nokia 1 is the entry-level model into the world of smartphones: under 100 Euros (~$115), a small format, and even a replaceable battery. Find out in this review whether the Nokia 1 is good enough for everyday use.
80% Nokia 1 review: Robust, reliable and dirt-cheap
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It turns out that HMD can still manage to make a $149 Nokia device like this one somewhat-compelling, even when you consider the inevitable wrinkles and caveats in play.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 1 is an honest, reliable $149 entry-level phone (review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
The Nokia1 provides more than I expected. It is a competent phone, hardy, the screen is OK, and battery life should give a full 24-hour day.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Nokia 1 review: The Android Go edition needs some more work
Source: The Indian Express English
Nokia 1 might seem like a good proposition on paper, especially with Android Go edition. However, the phone is hard to recommend as it fails to impress when it comes to actual performance. Nokia 1 faces solid competition from Redmi 5A (which one can get for under Rs 5,000 in offline markets), which has better performance in a similar price range. The only highlight here is the stock Android version of Oreo Go edition, though the price makes this seem expensive compared to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 1 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Nokia 1 is available in Australia through Harvey Norman and JB Hifi for $149, with the Xpress-on Covers also available in a range of colours from $19.95 each. It’s a heck of a price for a decent phone where the software experience is essentially controlled by Google.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2018
Nokia 1 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
Android Go Edition is finally here and the Nokia 1 offers Oreo in a very cheap phone that’s got a colourful and fun design. The idea here is good, offering more available storage and data saving apps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2018
Nokia 1 review: a $150 smartphone that works
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
But, on the other hand, there are no other such phones being sold at retailers in Australia. This makes the Nokia 1 pretty easy to recommend to anyone looking for a sub-$200 smartphone, as it's the only way you're going to get a brand new device with up-to-date Android. The only alternative would be to hit up eBay for a used Samsung Galaxy S4 or similar, and while that would certainly get you as nicer screen, more competent camera and similar performance compared to the Nokia 1, you'd also be stuck on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (meaning incompatibility with newer apps and features), have years-old security updates (meaning vulnerability to hackers) and various other issues that come with using a five-year-old device (like failing batteries).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2018
Nokia 1 Review – Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone
Source: Fone Arena English
The Nokia 1 is a good smartphone for those who want an upgrade from a feature phone segment. At a price of Rs. 5,499, it has a pure Android experience, Nokia branding and that’s about it. With extra Rs. 500, you can get the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, that has some additional features as well as better camera and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2018
60% Nokia 1 Review: Retro Design… and Performance too
Source: Tech PP English
Its intentions may be noble, its design might be delightfully retro, and the brand behind it might be formidable, but the Nokia 1 has definitely got its work cut out if it wants to be your first smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% workmanship: 70%
65% Nokia 1 review: Not ready to Go just yet
Source: India Today English
The Nokia 1 just doesn't offer a lot for its asking price. And pricing is perhaps my biggest issue with the phone. As an Android Go device, we hoped that HMD would price it well under Rs 5,000, like the Lava Z50. But at Rs 5,499, the company is playing with fire because at this price, the Nokia 1 will compete against phones like Redmi 5A and 10.or D, both of which offer a lot more on paper and in real-world usage. The Nokia 1 stands nowhere close, and while it does promise timely Android updates, that's probably not enough to attract the highly-competitive budget market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
Nokia 1 review: Android Go has a lot of potential
Source: Android Central English
For around the $100 mark, the Nokia 1 is still a great choice, particularly in Western markets. HMD hasn't detailed availability plans for the U.S. just yet, but the phone is set to make its way to the UK in just over a month. In the meantime, if you're looking for an Android Go phone in the U.S., you'll have to wait until ZTE's Tempo Go is back in stock.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2018
60% Nokia 1 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The biggest issue with the Nokia 1 is the Rs. 5,499 sticker price. If this smartphone had been priced somewhere in the vicinity of 3,000 to 4,000 rupees, it could have been a viable option for feature phone users looking to upgrade. Jio users can take a look at the cashback offer which effectively drops the price of the phone down to Rs 3,299, but others should definitely take a long, hard look at the competition before parting with their hard-earned cash, as there are plenty of other options in the sub-Rs. 10,000 price segment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
63% Nokia 1 review: Best low-end phone ever?
Source: Android Authority English
The Nokia 1 is an inexpensive Android smartphone, and you very much get what you pay for. If you have a bit more extra cash, I would suggest getting the Nokia 3. If your budget doesn’t stretch that far, the Nokia 1 is still a good choice. The device is definitely usable; you can check your email, use social media, and even play games.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Nokia 1 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
However, it’s probably not ideal for the UK market where you can get a much better device for not much more. This is especially pertinent as we’re a bit worried about performance, but it could make for a good kids phone. Look out for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2018
Hands on: Nokia 1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 1 offers something rather special - a solid Android smartphone experience for a feature phone price. That's not easy to come by these days.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2018
Nokia 1 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
HMD Global has announced an international price of $85 which comes to roughly Rs. 5,500 before taxes. At that price, it will be hard to justify not spending a tiny amount more for a much more powerful and versatile phone such as the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (considering its official Rs. 5,999 price tag, though it currently sells for only Rs. 4,999 as part of an introductory offer). Nokia might have gotten the look and feel right, but this pricing means that it isn't chasing the same goal as other Android Go devices. It will appeal to those who are reassured by the Nokia brand and want a simple no-frills phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2018
Nokia 1 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
However, it’s probably not ideal for the UK market where you can get a much better device for not much more. This is especially pertinent as we’re a bit worried about performance, but it could make for a good kids phone. Look out for a full review soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2018
Hands on: Nokia 1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Nokia 1 offers something rather special - a solid Android smartphone experience for a feature phone price. That's not easy to come by these days.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
Nokia 1 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Nokia 1 is a seriously exciting phone - even if it doesn't look like it on paper. The low-end hardware and rock-bottom price disguise how important this phone really is, but the software tells the full story.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2018

Foreign Reviews

Wie gut ist das Nokia 1 mit Android Go?
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2018
50% Android Go mit schwacher Hardware macht noch kein Smartphone
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
99-Euro-Handy mit Android Go
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2018
Impressionen vom 99-Euro-Smartphone deuten Erstaunliches an
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2018
Prueba Nokia 1: un básico con Android Go
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2018
Análise Nokia 1 Com Android 8.1 Go Edition
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Low price. Negative: Small screen; poor display; weak processor; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2018
60% Recensione NOKIA 1 Android GO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 65% display: 45% mobility: 59% workmanship: 70%
80% Recensione Nokia 1 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
50% Nokia 1 recensione: Android Go non basta se l'hardware è debole
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
73% Recensione Nokia 1
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 75% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
50% Recensione Nokia 1 – Android Go non fa miracoli
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% display: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
58% Recensione Nokia 1: Android Go… non va!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 58% price: 50% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Preview Nokia 1 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price. Negative: Poor cameras; plastic case; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2018
77% Nokia 1 - Budgettelefoon met fijne software
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
Nokia 1
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight; support dual SIM. Negative: Poor cameras; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/06/2018
40% Test Du Nokia 1 : Un Os De 2018 Dans Un Corps De 2013
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 30% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
Test du Nokia 1 : Android Go ne peut pas tout rattraper
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2018
Test du Nokia 1 : retour aux sources
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; high autonomy; support waterproof IP52. Negative: Poor display; poor selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2018
Prise en main du Nokia 1 : un smartphone à 99 euros qui arrive à surprendre
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Low price; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018
65% Nokia 1 - test smartfona za grosze
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
75% Обзор Nokia 1: что умеет самый дешёвый «породистый» смартфон
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Nokia 1 - Забытые мотивы, или Лучший смартфон до $100
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Смартфон Nokia 1: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good battery life. Negative: Combined slot; poor display; poor cameras; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
Nokia 1 recenze: Nejlevnější telefon s vyměnitelnou baterií a skvělou výdrží
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Decent battery life; support dual SIM. Negative: Poor display; low performance; mediocre cameras; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2018
65% Đánh giá Nokia 1: Có thực sự “cùi bắp” như nhiều người vẫn nghĩ?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
Mở hộp và trải nghiệm nhanh Nokia 1 vừa lên kệ tại VN
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; support dual SIM; support 4G LTE. Negative: Plastic case; weak hardware; average performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2018
Mở hộp Nokia 1: Điện thoại chạy Android Go có gì thú vị?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent display. Negative: Weak hardware; low performance; poor cameras; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2018
Nokia 1 giá 1tr890: chiếc máy bình dân dành cho những ai muốn hoài niệm
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight; Android Go. Negative: Poor display; weak hardware; average performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Nokia 1: Rẻ nhưng “chất”!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; light weight; decent hardware; nice display. Negative: Mediocre design; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/06/2018

Comment

Model: The Nokia 1 is Nokia’s best attempt at an ultra-affordable Android smartphone. The real aim of the Nokia 1 is to allow those in more developing regions currently using feature phones to make the jump to smartphones without breaking the bank. The Nokia 1 is small. It has a 4.5-inch display and a body size to match. To keep costs low, the Nokia 1 needs to be very easy to build, and as such doesn’t try to deliver ultra-thin bezels or save much space. The back cover is removable though and Nokia sells a line of Xpress-on covers. Under the cover, a user will find a replaceable battery, two nano-SIM slots, and a microSD card slot. The design is simple and clean. Plastic, but not cheap. Old-school, yet somehow modern. With a 5 MP rear snapper and a 2 MP front offering, the cameras on the Nokia 1 are unlikely to win any photography awards. That said, they do work and a user can take social media-worthy shots with the Nokia 1. There's a little bit of slowdown in the camera app, but it is functional.

The Nokia 1 packs a MediaTek MT6737M, which is a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor running at 1.1 GHz. It is coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. While the Cortex-A53 is a 64-bit CPU, the Nokia 1 seems to run a 32-bit version of Android. The Nokia 1 comes with 8 GB of internal storage, half of which is used by the Android OS and the pre-installed apps. That means users get around 4 GB of free space for apps, music, and photos. Thankfully users can add additional storage via the microSD card slot, which supports capacities up to 128 GB. Android Go is particularly well suited to using additional storage and makes moving apps and data over to the SD card a breeze. The phone uses an IPS LCD display, so it has good viewing angles and reasonable color reproduction. Its diminutive size (133.6 x 67.78 mm) also means it's easy to use one-handed. The screen on the Nokia 1 is functional and responsive, but it lacks the clarity of screens on more expensive handsets thanks to its lowly 854 x 480 resolution. It's still good enough to read the text, view images, and play games on though. There's no fast charging option via the micro USB port on the base of the device though, so if users are running low and in need of a top up, they will have to be patient. The 2,150 mAh battery is removable, allowing users to purchase a replacement/spare, so if the first one runs out they can easily swap it for a fully charged power pack.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT6737: ARM based quad-core SOC (4x Cortex-A53) with 64-bit support and a clock of up to 1.3 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.131 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.
65.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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