The Nokia brand’s smartphone maker HMD Global, which is launching smartphones this year, mostly are part of the Google Android One program. Under the Google Android One program, there is a guarantee of three years of security update and two years of software updates. HMD Global launched Nokia 7 Plus in April and Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus together with the Android One program in August this year. HMD Global recently launched Nokia 5.1 Plus. Nokia 5.1 Plus is priced at Rs. 10,999. At this price you will get 3 GB RAM / 32GB storage variants. Compared to Nokia 5.1, Nokia 5.1 Plus has a better specification. Let us tell you in detail about phone’s design, software, camera, battery life etc. in this Nokia 5.1 Plus Review
Nokia 5.1 Plus Display :
After grabbing Nokia 5.1 Plus, first of all will be paying attention to the premium look of the phone. Nokia 5.1 Plus has a complete body of high-gloss which gives a stunning look to the phone. Looking at the phone, it seems that its price will be above Rs. 15,000. At this price, the company has also used 2.5D perfume glass on the back panel. Due to being Glassy Finish, Nokia 5.1 Plus has a smoothie, which makes it a Slippery.
The phone has a 5.86 inch display (720×1520 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 19: 9. HMD Global has cut the corner to reduce the cost of the smartphone. The phone’s display is not worthless, color vivid and impressively visible, black level is also good. The brightness in the sunlight is in sufficient quantity, due to which there is no problem while reading things on the display. All buttons are given on the right side of the phone.
Connectivity features of Nokia 5.1 Plus :
In this budget segment, Nokia brand’s this smartphone comes with USB Type-C port. On the left side you get sim-tray (two nano sim) that comes with dual 4G VoLTE support. It is possible to increase the storage with the help of a MicroSD card, but for that you have to remove the second SIM. This means that one nano sim and one card can only be installed at a time. Nokia 5.1 Plus’s Notch Design is big. Notch has not been used properly, that’s because the notification LED has not been given by the company in Notch.
You will get a headset with the phone but the company has not provided silicon cover for the slippery body smartphone. Overall, Nokia 5.1 Plus is a great phone. The handset is lightweight with a premium look.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Specifications and features :
For speed and multitasking Nokia 5.1 Plus has MediaTek Helio P60 Octa-Core processor. Remember that HMD Global used the Helio P18 chipset in the Nokia 5.1 smartphone. At this price, this chipset has scored a higher benchmark than the Snapdragon 636 chipset. While writing the review this phone is only being sold with 3GB RAM / 32GB storage variants.
Speaking of connectivity features, the smartphone will come with category 3 LTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth version 4.2, FM radio, USB-OTG and GPS support. But in this handset, you will not get NFC support. Nokia 5.1 Plus works on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. In addition to the Google app in the phone, HMD Global has a support app that provides to users phone features related help or appointment bookings in the service center.
If the phone’s power button is pressed twice, the camera app opens. Nokia 5.1 Plus has not any option for hiding the Notch, this is not a big problem because the games or video players are not more stretch by the Notch.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Performance :
While using the Nokia 5.1 Plus, you’ll enjoy a lot during. Because of the glassy finish, the fingerprints of the fingers fall easily, but once cleaned the marks are cleared. If you do not want Glassy finish to scratch, than you have to keep the cover for it. While using GPS in Navigation, Chating and Uber App, the phone works correctly without any restriction. When playing the game, the spot near the LED flash starts to heated soon. Much of the phone does not get hot. If the PUBG game is played for half an hour then the phone starts getting hot. At the bottom there is a single loudspeaker, the voice is very fast when you do full volume. The microphone will be for the call but the button has not been given to control the music playback.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Camera :
Compared to Nokia 5.1, the camera resolution in Nokia 5.1 Plus has been reduced. Remember that Nokia 5.1 had a 16-megapixel sensor on the rear panel, while you will get a 13-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel depth sensor in Nokia 5.1 Plus. But we have no complaints from the rear camera. Sensor gives better photo quality if light is in sufficient quantity when clicking a picture in landscape shot. Even with auto-HDR the sensor does not correct exposure many times. In portrait mode the secondary depth camera quality is average. After blurring, the photo gives an artificial look instead of the real. Apart from this, additional camera features are also provided as you can also apply a mask on someone’s face. Beauty mode can be adjusted according to convenience, dual, PIP, manual and panorama mode are also provided in the rear and front camera.
The phone is capable of recording video at 1080p, stabilization will always be on, the option to turn it off does not exist. Shimmer effects will not be much noticeable in adequate light due to electronic stabilization, but the quality of the video during shooting at night is quite bad. In this you will also get a slow-motion shooting feature, which records at a resolution of 720p with an average of 120 frames per second. There will be an 8 megapixel camera for selfie, which gives a good picture when there is a sufficient amount of light, the screen flash also does not prove to be effective at night. In low light, the speed of the focus is slow, as well as the landscape mode is affected.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Bettery :
There is a 3,060 mAh battery for give life to the phone, and the battery life of the phone is also good. Once charging the phone, all day In the HD Video Loop Test, the phone offers a backup of 14 hours and 36 minutes. Nokia 5.1 Plus does not comes with fast charging support, but the 10-watt charger that comes with the phone, charges the phone up to 56 percent in one hour. The phone can take about 2 hours to complete the full charge.
It would not be worth to say that Nokia 5.1 Plus is a great option for a price of Rs. 10,999. We can understand that other companies’ smartphones give high resolution at this price but during the review we did not have any problem when using HD + display. The hybrid dual-sim slot can knock you down, if you want to put two nano sims and cards together. The video performance in less light is less than the average. Nokia 5.1 Plus is a smart looking smartphone at this price. Apart from this, this handset is part of Google’s Android One program, battery life is great, along with this, the powerful chipset has been used in this handset of Nokia brand.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Review