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Nokia 5.1

Specifications

Nokia 5.1
Nokia 5.1 (5 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
, 16
Display
5.5 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 439 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD 256GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor, microUSB
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, B1, B2, B3,B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B20, B28, B38, B40, B66; 3G: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8; G2: B2, B3, B5, B8, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 151.1 x 70.7 ( = 0.32 x 5.95 x 2.78 in)
Battery
2970 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, Android One, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value head (EU): 0,29 W/kg SAR value body (EU): 1,8 W/kg, fanless
Weight
151 g ( = 5.33 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 59 g ( = 2.08 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
189 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.94% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 48%, features: 58%, display: 80% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Nokia 5.1

82% Nokia 5.1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
With the Nokia 5, the Finnish manufacturer addresses less demanding smartphone users. As per usual, Nokia's design is subtle and elegant. The specifications are rather modest, which is why at 200 Euros (~$228), it is not exactly cheap.
70% Nokia 5.1 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Finally, if you’re desperate for a dual camera then the Sony Xperia L3 costs about £40 to £50 more, sports a hardy Gorilla Glass screen and, despite packing a cheaper-feeling design, delivers a more premium experience and better battery life. Ultimately, for the money, the Nokia 5.1 remains a good buy for those who want the best design and screen at the lowest possible price, alongside a competent – albeit laggy – camera. That said, we’d only really recommend it those whose smartphone use is light; those who don’t require silky-smooth interaction, nor have a need to install big apps or games, or charging their device nightly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Nokia 5.1 review
Source: Techradar English
To look at, the Nokia 5.1 is a sleek, upper mid-range smartphone. It’s got a premium metal body, biometric security and an 18:9 screen that’s as sharp as many flagships. Dive inside, and the budget internals explain its aggressive pricing. But if you can live with little storage and want the best-looking phone for the price, the Nokia 5.1 fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Nokia 5.1 Review: Hit and miss
Source: Htxt Africa English
It really comes down to what you're willing to sacrifice for the R3 599 price tag for the Nokia 5.1. If the underwhelming processor and odd microUSB port are not deal breakers for you, then the Nokia 5.1 is yet another solid device made by HMD Global.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 5.1 – Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
While I was disappointed in last years Nokia 5, the Nokia 5.1 brings it back on track for me, offering exactly what I wanted from this phone. In a sense, HMD Global have made a major improvement with the Nokia 5.1 something that they can rightly be proud of.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2018
80% Nokia 5.1 review
Source: PC Advisor English
For less than £200, the Nokia 5.1 is certainly a tempting option for those on a budget. It looks stylish, is comfortable to use and boasts a gorgeous 18:9 display with a higher resolution than some flagship smartphones, but the performance isn’t the best that we’ve seen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 5.1 (2018) first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Coming in at £189.99, the Nokia 5.1 sits right in-between the regular Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play. Whether it can match either of those excellent devices remains to be seen. Nevertheless, there’s certainly plenty to like about Nokia’s latest.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2018
Hands on: Nokia 5.1 review
Source: Techradar English
A premium looking, and feeling, smartphone with an attractive price tag is great, but the new Nokia 5.1 also has the features on the inside to help it standout in the crowded low-cost market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Nokia 5.1 initial review: Another impressive affordable Android
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nokia 5.1 looks like a smart upgrade, sticking to the same base price of €189 (we're yet to hear the UK pricing, but we'll guess it will be around £179.99. For that you're getting a pure Android phone with the latest software, a solid metal unibody and great-sized display with a high resolution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2018
Nokia 5.1 (2018) first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Coming in at 199 euros, which is roughly £175, the Nokia 5.1 sits right in-between the regular Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play. Whether it can match either of those excellent devices remains to be seen. Nevertheless, there’s certainly plenty to like about Nokia’s latest.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2018
Hands on: Nokia 5 (2018) review
Source: Techradar English
A premium looking, and feeling, smartphone with an attractive price tag is great, but the new Nokia 5.1 also has the features on the inside to help it standout in the crowded low-cost market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2018

Foreign Reviews

63% Nokia 5.1 Einsteiger-Handy mit übermäßigen Einschränkungen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 75% features: 54% display: 82% mobility: 61%
62% Nokia 5.1
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 95% performance: 46% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100%
Nokia 5.1 Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Android One
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2018
62% Kurz und bündig
Source: Android Smartphone - 6/18 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 47% display: 80% mobility: 39% workmanship: 100%
80% Nokia 5.1 Langsamer Knipser mit tollem Display
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Schnuckeliges 200-Euro-Handy
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2018
74% Recensione Nokia 5.1
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 65% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Nokia 5.1 recensione: convincente e seducente
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nokia 5.1 - betaalbare alleskunner met stock Android
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Nokia 5.1 : un petit bijou à moins de 200 euros
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Nokia 5.1 : convaincant et séduisant
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recenze: Nokia 5.1 – kvalitní displej, čistý Android a kovová konstrukce
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Metal case; solid workmanship; nice display; decent selfie camera; pleasant ergonomy. Negative: Only 2GB RAM; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2018
68% Test og anmeldelse af Nokia 5.1 – Mellemvare til fornuftig pris
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 68% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
66% Nokia 5.1 testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 66%

Comment

Model: The Nokia 5.1 is a mid-range budget smartphone and the successor of the Nokia 5. It features a 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio P18 chipset paired with 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage, 5.5 inch IPS LCD display (Full HD), 16 MP primary camera along with wide-angle 8 MP front camera. The chipset offers 40% more performance than the Nokia 5, so it should load applications smoother and faster. The Nokia 5.1’s storage is not a lot to work with, but it does feature a micoSD slot allowing a user to expand the storage with an external card up to 128 GB. Despite being a mid-range smartphone at a lower price tag, it still features a full metal body which feels more premium than plastic. It's built from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. From the beautifully rounded corners to the perfect way it fits in hand, every detail shows a dedication to high-quality craftsmanship. Compared to its predecessor, it is almost 2 mm slimmer, measuring at 151.1 x 70.73 x 8.27 mm. At the top and bottom of the Nokia 5.1, there are colored antenna bands which are slightly visible, but not too bad looking. As for the display, the Nokia 5.1 comes with a 5.5-inch display featuring a 18:9 aspect ratio. It is quite surprising to see the display boasting a Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) setup which results in a 443 PPI pixel density. Even though it is a mid-range smartphone, Nokia managed to cramp in a sharp and vivid screen with a good level of color reproduction, which is one of the selling points of the phone.

The Nokia 5.1 features a 16 MP main camera with phase detection auto-focus, a faster and more reliable auto-focus system compared to its predecessor that lets a user capture every detail. Its 8 MP front camera is equipped with an 84.6° field of view that fits the whole party in the same frame. Users can get even more of their friends and family in the frame when they are doing selfies, which is a good selling point as well. As for the battery, it has a non-removable 2,970 mAh battery. Even though it is just very slightly smaller than its predecessor, the more power efficient chipset could extend its battery life further than the Nokia 5. The Nokia 5.1 runs on Android One, which features regular security updates and two years of OS upgrades. This means the new Nokia 5 with Android One stays secure and features the latest Google innovations like being optimized for the Google Assistant. It also features free and unlimited high-quality photos storage with Google Photos, which is a great option to back up and organize photos.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

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.
0.151 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.
72.94%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-29)