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Nokia 5.1 Plus

Specifications

Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia 5.1 Plus (5 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.8 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 290 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 22 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, USB Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8. CDMA. HSPA: B1, B2, B5, B8. LTE: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B40, B41., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 149.5 x 72 ( = 0.32 x 5.89 x 2.83 in)
Battery
3060 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual: 13 MP, f/2.0 & 5 MP
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: 1, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body – 1.885 W/kg, Head - 0.778 W/kg, fanless
Weight
162 g ( = 5.71 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
249 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.24% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 68%, features: 61%, display: 73% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Nokia 5.1 Plus

85.2% Nokia 5.1 Plus (Nokia 5X) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Nokia 5.1 Plus not only performs better than the Nokia 5.1 but also better than the Nokia 6.1, despite what Nokia’s number system may have led you to believe. In-house competition or just confusing numbers?
80% Nokia 5.1 Plus – Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a great phone. It’s so great in fact, that it far overshadows the Nokia 5.1 I reviewed a few months ago.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 5.1 Plus Review
Source: The Mobile Indian English
The Nokia 5.1 Plus stand out of this crowd with its glass design and clean user interface. The phone is able to handle most of the daily tasks quite effectively and battery backup is decent enough to last one day of mixed usage. The camera is a mixed bag and the display is great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2018
Nokia 5.1 Plus Unboxing, Quick Review: A 6.1 Plus Alternative?
Source: Unbox English
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is priced at Php 12,990, and every purchase comes with a gamepad. To be frank, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is quite pricey for its specs but we will be reserving our judgment until it has passed through our series of tests.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2018
60% Nokia 5.1 Plus review: Doesn't make a strong case
Source: Gadget Show English
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is certainly the best looking smartphone ..
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 5.1 Plus review: The new budget superstar
Source: Android Authority English
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a well-rounded budget smartphone with good balance of performance, camera, and battery life -- all packed in an upmarket chic-looking chassis.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2018
80% Nokia 5.1 Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
It’s safe to say that the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a good option at Rs. 10,999. We understand that many phones in this segment now sport higher resolution displays, but honestly, we never found the HD+ display on this phone to be an issue. The hybrid dual-SIM slot might bother some, especially if you would like to use two SIMs and a microSD card. Low-light video performance was below average too, and light metering could have been better in daylight shots.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Nokia 5.1 Plus review
Source: GSM Arena English
Overall, we think the Nokia 5.1 Plus will really appeal to someone looking for a phone with a good design, performance or stock Android experience. However, if a good quality display or long battery life are your criteria, then this isn't the right phone for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2018
83% Nokia 5.1 Plus Review: Scoring on Design, Losing out on Snaps
Source: Tech PP English
That said, if I keep the competition aside, it’s an excellent Nokia phone at this price range. HMD has finally managed to deliver a phone which does well from most of the aspects at this price range. It packs in a design you will love, a display which is crisp, a battery which lasts easily for the day, games perform well, and it will keep getting the latest update. You can check more details in our FAQ.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 85% workmanship: 85%
80% Nokia 5.1 Plus review: Premium design, good cameras at Rs 10,999
Source: The Indian Express English
For a price at Rs 10,999, Nokia 5.1 Plus does stand out in the budget segment, courtesy of its classy design and clean software experience. The glass design with a neat back panel will surely grab the user’s attention. Besides the Nokia 5.1 Plus is the first smartphone in the budget segment in India to offer a USB Type-C port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 5.1 Plus review: HMD notches yet another win in the affordable segment
Source: India Today English
HMD hit all the right notes with the Nokia 6.1 Plus by offering an attractive design, a great performance and stock Android One software at Rs 15,999. The company has managed to replicate that with the Nokia 5.1 Plus as well, and that too at a far lower price point, which is great to see. The phone offers a similarly exquisite, compact design with an optimised notched display. The Helio P60 chipset is a great alternative to Snapdragon at this price and offers a consistently smooth experience alongside an optimised Android One software. A good day-long battery life is the icing on the cake. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is definitely one to go for if you’re on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
73% Nokia 5.1 Plus (Nokia X5) Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is an acceptable substitute for those who don’t want to spend those few extra thousands on the Nokia 6.1 Plus. It offers the right stuff: an above-average display, camera, performance, and battery life. It’s definitely worth the money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 73%
Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus look good and run a stock build of Android with the promise of timely updates. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced at Rs. 15,999 and will go on sale on August 30 via Flipkart and Nokia's online store. The sleek and compact smartphone has been priced aggressively and looks set to give the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review) and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Review) a run for their money. HMD Global is yet to announce the price of the Nokia 5.1 Plus in India. The smartphone will go on sale by the end of September and will face tough competition from the likes of the Realme 1 (Review) and the lower variants of the ZenFone Max Pro M1.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2018

Foreign Reviews

77% Nokia 5.1 Plus
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
72% Nokia 5.1 Plus Starke Leistung unter 200 Euro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 81% features: 59% display: 81% mobility: 89%
Nokia 5.1 Plus Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Dualkamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2018
79% Nokia 5.1 Plus Ein günstiges Glanzstück?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 74% display: 75% mobility: 80%
70% Nokia 5.1 Plus Der bessere Einsteiger
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Nokia 5.1 Plus: Mittelklasse-Smartphone im Kurztest
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 97% performance: 30% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
Nokia 5.1 Plus Nicht nur angefasst, sondern auch ausprobiert
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2018
Tolle Kamera, aber der Teufel steckt im Detail
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2018
70% Nokia 5.1 Plus, análisis: un gama baja vestido de gama media con un diseño increíble
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
74% Nokia 5.1 Plus, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 74%
74% Nokia 5.1 Plus en Entel Review
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 74%
Análisis del Nokia 5.1 Plus: un Android One con demasiada competencia
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality. Negative: No NFC; poor display; slow charging; low 3D performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Anteprima Nokia 5.1 Plus by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; great dual cameras; stylish design. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2019
90% Nokia 5.1 Plus review: de zoveelste Nokia, maar wel één van de beste
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Nokia 5.1 Plus - Onopvallend goed
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор плюсов и минусов бюджетного смартфона Nokia 5.1 Plus
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor. Negative: Short battery life; no NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2019
Обзор смартфона Nokia 5.1 Plus: плюс за "безрамочность"
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; frameless; good ergonomy; high performance; decent dual cameras. Negative: No NFC; combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2018
Nokia 6.1 Plus và 5.1 Plus - thiết kế đẹp, hiệu năng tốt, giá mềm
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice performance; good price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2018
Đánh giá chi tiết Nokia 5.1 Plus: Lựa chọn "ngon" dưới 5 triệu!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; elegant design; nice display; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2018
Đánh giá hiệu năng và chơi game Nokia 5.1 Plus: Đối thủ mới phân khúc tầm trung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2018
Chi tiết Nokia 5.1 Plus - camera kép, USB C, giá 4,7 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Nice dual cameras; support USB-C; low price; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2018
Chi tiết Nokia X5 vừa về VN - giống iPhone X, giá từ 3 triệu đồng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice performance; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2018
73% Test og anmeldelse af Nokia 5.1 Plus – effektiv mobil til prisen
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 73% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
67% Nokia 5.1 Plus test – yder måske ikke nok til dig
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%
70% Billiga Nokia 5.1 Plus i test
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Nokia 5.1 Plus (X5) Review: simplu si satisfacator
Source: Arena IT →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 60% features: 80% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model: The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a mid-range smartphone which still features up to date design and features. It aims for a balance of design and performance. It is all about the details. Its high-gloss body creates a glass-like look, while the protective CNC-machined metal camera bezel gives it a premium finish. Thanks to the curved edges and the 2.5D shaped glass, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is nice to hold while maintaining its grip. As for color options, it features Gloss Black, Gloss White and Midnight Gloss Blue. The Nokia 5.1 Plus measures 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.1 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 160 grams. The octa-core processor used in the Nokia 5.1 Plus is the most advanced chip from MediaTek to date. With its optimized power consumption, users can escape into TV shows or gaming sessions, which will last that little bit longer. Pairing with the processor is the 3 GB of RAM, enough for light to medium amount of multitasking. The phone packs 32 GB of internal storage that can be expanded by up to 400 GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by a 3060 mAh non-removable battery. The display of the smartphone is an HD+ 5.8’’ edge-to-edge display with a 19:9 ratio. It’s a decent display for the price tag. The color reproduction is just nice, producing vivid and high contrast images, and the viewing angles are also good. The front glass is scratch resistant which is a plus.

As for the camera, users can capture a photo as perfect as the moment with the 13 MP main camera and its 5 MP depth sensor. The camera also comes with AI features like Bokeh blur to create a photo that’s unique. With portrait lighting and the 8 MP front camera, users can give their selfies the artistic treatment too. The fingerprint sensor is located below the camera. Although it does not feature the higher end in display fingerprint scanners, it works fast and simply just accurately. Users can keep information and precious memories safe in the smartphone. The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with Android Oreo, three years of monthly security updates and two years of upgrades to help keep the user secure. Also, Android One offers a clean interface with the latest features at their service. Free, unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos means users can keep on snapping and sharing. As a conclusion, Nokia has delivered a great budget smartphone that does not look dated. It is great for users on a budget who want a solid smartphone with decent performance.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G72 MP3: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 3 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P60: ARM based octa-core SoC with 4x big ARM Cortex-A73 cores and 4x small and power efficient ARM Cortex-A53 cores. All clocked up to 2 GHz. Integrates a Cat-7 (DL) / Cat-13 (UL) LTE Modem (4G), ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a dedicated AI processing unit.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.8":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.162 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.
76.24%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-26)