Nokia is a brand name we are all familiar with. For those who joyously awaited the trademark’s new game-plan also eagerly looked forward to HMD Global’s next step.
Since the very start, HMD has been writing a new chapter for the Nokia mobile phone journey, and so far has successfully managed to captivate its audience with the launch of strong devices. One such interesting device by the Nokia brand is the Nokia 1.
Small, cheap, and reliable, we got a hold of the device for a complete hands-on review.
Nokia 1- Look, Feel & Display
From the first impression, the Nokia 1 appeared a small device, with a familiar design. Coming to the display, the device is equipped with a 4.5-in IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (480 x 854 pixels). Unlike the newer Smartphone screens, it is not bezel-less.
The device’s design took us back to our younger days when such palm-fit devices were in trend before huge-screen gadgets started rolling. It is quite light in weight, has a full plastic body, removable back cover, a removable battery and a 3.5mm audio jack.
You can also spot a front-facing 2MP camera as well as a rear 5MP camera, which we will come back to later.
We can also spot the mic towards the front and speaker at the back. To the side, you will find the lock/power button and volume buttons.
Overall, the Nokia 1 is very simple when it comes to look and feel.
Hardware & Software
One of the impressive features of Nokia 1 is that it is powered by Android Oreo: Go Edition. This means that the Smartphone is capable of running application to the most optimized convenience so that they consume less storage and battery without compromising on performance.
It also has a MediaTek MT6737M processor, which is more or less equivalent to a quad-core Cortex-A53 at 1.1GHz. It is coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU and 1GB of RAM and 8GB ROM. You can also use a MicroSD for additional storage purposes (up to 128GB supported).
The Nokia 1 boasts a 5MP rear and 2MP front camera. Considering that the handset is an entry-level Smartphone, both cameras are ideal.
Unlike most Smartphones nowadays, the Nokia 1 comes with a removable 2150 mAh Li-lon battery. This is convenient as users can swap it with another fully charged battery whenever required. However, there is no fast-charging option.
While it may be no rocket, the aim of the Nokia 1 is to provide a version of one of the latest Android software for a phone at a minimal price which works properly, mission accomplished.
Considering the price of the Smartphone, and its features, we can brush off the small things as long as performance is not compromised. The Go Edition was chosen for the purpose to tailored to lower power devices, and key apps such as Maps, Assistant and the File Manager.
Nokia 1 is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue. However, there are back covers available in several other colors.
Nokia 1’s Price
Easy on the pocket and fully-packed with everything you need for a Smartphone experience, the Nokia 1 is available to you for a price of Rs 8,999.
Are you ready for the game changer? Go grab Nokia 1 today!