Nokia 1: Review

Nokia is yet to officially release the Nokia 1 but its already on Amazon for $101. The budget smartphone comes running on Android GO out of the box. Android GO is an operating system created by Google based on the 8.0 Oreo, but for budget smartphones. Apart from running on the new OS, it is powered by a 2150mAh which is impressive. Nokia are known globally for having long lasting battery on their device, even their new Android phones doesn’t disappoint. Now lets see what else the Nokia 1 has to offer.

Design

Nokia 1

From afar you can tell its a Nokia smartphone, probably because of the way the camera is. The camera and LED flash are vertical at the top middle, with th camera on top. Made from both Aluminum and plastic, the Nokia 1 is as beautiful as its older brothers.

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Nokia didn’t really do much on the Nokia 1 compared to its brothers, although they sport similar overall design. It comes in only black and white, its uncertain if other beautiful colors would be rolled out as well. Its quite bulky, measuring 9mm in thickness, probably because of the 3000mAh battery.

Display

The display isn’t that perfect and its definitely not the Nokia smartphone that will launch the bezel-less trend. Now the question is, which Nokia phone will come with the bezel-less trend? The Nokia 4 or the Nokia 8? However, we all knew it won’t happen with the Nokia 1, c’mon its a budget smartphone.

The 4.5-inch portable FWVGA screen has lots of bezels to say the least. The IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen boasts of 480 x 854 pixels in resolution and 218 pixel per inch density. Disappointing? Well i know, the screen is nothing to write home about. With 61.7 screen to body ratio, i feel like its the year 2010 all over again.

Hardware and Software

The Nokia 1 houses the Snapdragon 212 chip from Qualcomm with Quad-Core processor. The processor reaches a speed peak of 1.3GHz, so there would be lagging and a few downtime. For graphics, the Adreno 304 graphics processor from Qualcomm is in charge as well. The CPU architecture is 34-bit while the process technology is 28nm, achieving a somewhat smooth ride.

There’s just 1GB of RAM here reaching a memory speed of 533MHz, and there’s no surprises whatsoever. Remember Google announced that only budget smartphones with 512MB to 1GB RAM will run on Android GO operating system. It has the standard 8GB of internal storage, which is upgradeable to 32GB using the microSD slot.

Camera

The rear camera isn’t that brilliant, being able to capture just 2K resolution images. Photographs taken with the Nokia 1 can’t go more than 2592 x 1944 pixels in dimension, which is disappointing. Furthermore, it comes with a LED flash and quality features like autofocus, continuous shooting, digital zoom, exposure compensation, ISO settings and others. While at the front, there’s a simple 2MP selfie camera with no flash in sight.

Battery

Nokia 1 is powered by a 2150mAh removable Li-Ion battery with no fast battery charging feature. It should take about 2.4 hours to fully charge the device from 0% to 100%.

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Nokia 1 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Nokia 1
Announced February, 2018
Released Coming soon, March 2018
Status Available for Pre-order only

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Micro + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Aluminum + Plastic
Dimensions 133 x 68 x 9 mm
Weight
Protection
Colours Black, White

Display

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 4 5-inch FWVGA
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 218ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 61.7%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No

Camera

5MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED flash
2MP

Software

Android GO
Modified
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 Processor
CPU Quad-Core 1.3GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 304
1GB
Internal Storage 8GB
Yes, up to 32GB


Accelerometer

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2150mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Fast Charging No
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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1 COMMENT

  1. To me I think Nokia team actually mess up with this Nokia 1 smartphone because of the poor spec the smartphone is packed with! The phone spec is just too low

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