The Nokia 1 Plus might probably be the best explanation for the term “budget” in today’s smartphone market. This budget smartphone is basic in virtually everything but comes with an impressive price tag of just $100. It succeeds the Nokia 1 which was released last year. This smartphone will probably not impress you if you’ve used a pricier device but just consider it cost around $100 while reading this review.
Nokia 1 Plus Design
The Nokia 1 Plus features a polycarbonate unibody with 3D nanopattern. The front features sizeable bezels with a large bar at the top and bottom. Though the display is larger compared to its predecessor. The Nokia 1 Plus measures 8.6 mm thick and it’s about 12% slimmer than the Nokia 1. There’s no fingerprint scanner on this device not that we are surprised by that. The device is available in Black, Red and Blue body colours.
Dimensions: 145 x 70.4 x 8.6 mm
Build: Interchangeable back covers with nano 3D pattern and polycarbonate frame.
SIM: Dual SIM
Colours: Black, Red, Blue
3.5 mm jack: Yes
Nokia 1 Plus Display
The Nokia phone sports a 5.45 inches display with around 75.1% screen-to-body ratio and 18:9 aspect ratio. The display features 480 x 960 pixels and 197 PPI density.
- Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.45 inches (75.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (197 PPI density)
The basic is what you get in the camera department of the Nokia 1 Plus. The rear camera features an 8 MP sensor with autofocus and LED flash. The camera can only record 720p videos at 30fps. While the front-facing camera is a 5MP sensor.
Single: 8 MP, AF
Single: 5 MP
Underneath the Nokia smartphone is a Mediatek MT6739WW chipset built on the 28nm manufacturing process. This chipset comes with only four cores processor and clocks at just 1.5 GHz. The Nokia 1 Plus is available in only 1 GB RAM with storage options of an 8 GB and 16 GB.
Chipset: Mediatek MT6739WW (28 nm)
CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: PowerVR GE8100
MicroSD: up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Running on the Nokia 1 Plus is the Go edition of Android 9.0 Pie. Basic Google apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Maps and so on will have its Go edition pre-installed in the smartphone. This Go edition apps is synonymous to lite version apps that consumes little storage and runs on little RAM size. Most trending social apps now have a lite version like Facebook lite, Messenger lite, LinkedIn lite e.t.c
OS: Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)
User Interface: –
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
Inside this Nokia device is a removable Li-ion 2,500 mAh battery. Yes, you saw it right, the battery is actually removable. It seems like ages when the removable battery was still a thing in the smartphone world.
Type: Removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio: FM radio
USB: microUSB 2.0
Nokia 1 Plus Price