Nokia 5.1 Review (Full Specifications and Price)

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Earlier this week, HMD announced the new Nokia 5.1 Android smartphone. The Nokia 5.1 is a successor to the earlier released Nokia 5 and will be released by July. Also, this device falls into the mid-range category because of its low budget pricing. Meanwhile, this device has some few high-end features under its hood.

The new Nokia 5.1 features a 5.5-inch, 18:9 display with full HD+ resolution, an octa-core chipset, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage. In addition, there’s a microSD slot, a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP wide-angle front camera, Android 8.1 Oreo + Android one, and a 2,960mAh battery.

Let me go ahead and review this device.

Design and Display


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The Nokia 5.1 has its body wrapped in a premium metallic unibody. With a front glass and an aluminium body.

The Nokia 5.1 has dimensions of 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm (5.95 x 2.78 x 0.32 in). With a weight of 170g.

This device also has a 5.5-inch IPS Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~439 ppi density).

This Smartphone comes as a Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) model. And also has its screen protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass material.

There’s a Fingerprint Scanner located at the front of the phone, and it comes in three colour variants: Copper, Tempered Blue, and Black.

Hardware and Software

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The Nokia 5.1 comes with Android 8.0 (oreo) + Android One operating system.

The Nokia 5.1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P18 chipset with a 64-bit processor. Furthermore, it also comes with an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz.

This device also offers 2/3Gb of RAM and 16/32Gb of inbuilt memory. Which can be expanded to 256Gb using a microSD card.

Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.

Camera and Battery

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The Nokia 5.1 features a 16 MP (f/2.0, 27mm, 1.0µm) camera. With phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash.

Upfront, there’s also an 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), 1080p camera. This camera takes pretty good selfies that will wow your imagination.

As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 2970 mAh battery.


The Nokia 5.1 Android smartphone sells for about 200 EUR. Which is equivalent to N83,993.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Nokia 5.1.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, July
BODY Dimensions 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm (5.95 x 2.78 x 0.32 in)
Build Front glass, aluminum body (6000 series)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches, 78.1 cm2 (~73.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~439 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One
Chipset MediaTek Helio P18
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio FM radio
USB micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2970 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 19 h (3G)
Music play Up to 53 h
MISC Colors Copper, Tempered Blue, Black
Price About N83,993


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