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Nokia 5.1

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Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1 Specifications

DISPLAY5.5 inches, 73.1% screen-to-body ratio,1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio, (439ppi density)
OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
CHIPSETMediaTek Helio P18
CPUOcta-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
STORAGE16GB, MicroSD up to 256GB - dedicated slot
CAMERASBack: Single: 16MP, f/2.0, 1/3", 1.12µm, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, 1080p@30fps videos
Front: Single: 8MP, f/2.0, 1080p@30fps
SENSORSFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY2970mAh battery, non-removable
COLORSCopper, Tempered Blue, Black

More Details

DIMENSIONS151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2mm
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The Nokia 5.1 comes with a 5.5 inch IPS Full HD display and 16GB internal storage space.  This phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P18 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM.  It features an 8MP front-facing camera and a 16MP camera at the back.  This smartphone gets power from a 2970mAh battery, has dual SIM support and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. If you are looking for a cheaper variant of this phone, don’t hesitate to take a look at the Nokia 3.1.

Nokia 5.1

Nokia 5.1 Price In Kenya

Approx = KSh. 15,500

Nokia 5.1 Pros & Cons

The Pros

  • Powerful primary camera.
  • Stock Android User Interface.  You don’t have to worry about bloatware.
  • Beautiful modern design
  • A clear full HD display

The Cons

  • Underwhelming battery life.

Specifications Review


Nokia 5.1 is a mid-range phone featured in the Android One program.  This phone has an aluminum body and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.  It is a light phone with a tall screen. You can easily hold it in one of your palms and reach all the areas of the display with the thumb.


The 5.1 comes with an 8MP camera at the front and a 16MP rear camera. The front camera captures good quality videos and selfies in places with adequate light.  This camera can also be used for video calls. The 16MP rear camera captures great quality photos too. It is accompanied by an LED flash that enables it to capture good quality photos in places without adequate light.

Performance & Battery

At the heart of this phone is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P18 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. If you want seamless performance, it will be wise to choose the 3GB RAM variant.  This phone will allow you to use multiple apps on your phone at the same time smoothly.  The 5.1 is fueled by a battery packing 2970mAh. This battery can power the phone for an entire day on a single charge.

Display & Platform

The 5.1 comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with very good viewing angles.  It has good sunlight legibility and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. This phone is loaded with Android v8.0 Oreo out of the box.  It is an Android One device – it will receive an upgrade to Android Pie.

Storage & Connectivity

This phone has two storage options. You can get either 16GB or 32GB. The 16GB ROM version comes with 2GB of RAM. The 32GB ROM variant has 3GB of RAM.  The 5.1 comes with a dedicated microSD card slot allowing memory expansion up to 256GB.  Nokia 5.1 has various connectivity options including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0, NFC and 4G with VoLTE like the Other Nokia smartphones available in Kenya.

Tonny has been interested in phones and mobile phone technology for as long as he can remember. He loves everything smart – smartwatches, smartphones, smart TVs, etc. He can tell you which phones were released last month, which ones will be released next month and the best phone you can buy at KSH. 20,000. Tony also loves cars and traveling. Reach him via tonny@naiventures.com.