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Nokia 5.1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Nokia 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The screen and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the battery. Views are divided on the reliability.

price, design, screen, performance, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Perla Shaheen (

These three Nokia phones really, really want to save you money


Psst, one of them has an enormous, two-day battery.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Schaar (

Nokia 5.1 Smartphone Review


Entry-level device with low stamina - With the Nokia 5, the Finnish manufacturer addresses less demanding smartphone users. As per usual, Nokia's design is subtle and elegant. The specifications are rather modest, which is why at 200 Euros (~$228), it...

appealing design ; flawless workmanship ; fingerprint sensor ; high-resolution display ; Android One ; no bloatware ; supports numerous LTE bands ; robust ; responsive touchscreen ; low heat development ; dual-SIM ; seperate microSD slot

ergonomics of included headset could be improved upon ; unused black bezel on the bottom ; outdated SoC ; small internal storage ; low amount of RAM ; poor battery life

The Nokia 5.1 is designed as an entry-level smartphone for users with certain quality standards. At least, this is what it seems like. The phone is able to deliver in that regard. Buyers receive a low-priced phone that, at least from the outside, does...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (

Nokia 5.1: can it right its predecessor's wrongs?


The Nokia 5.1 wants to leave a lasting impression in the price segment at around $250. Our test is here to show whether the device will be a success!

Display ; Manufacturing


The Nokia 5.1 performs well for a middle-class smartphone, but there is tons of competitive pressure in its price category. You’ll always have to make some compromises with a 250 dollar smartphone. In any case, the display and the pleasantly slim size...

Expert review by : John McCann (

Hands on: Nokia 5.1 review


The low-cost, premium-build smartphone gets an update

Premium build ; Affordable price tag ; Large, full HD display

Poor single speaker location ; MicroUSB not USB-C

A premium looking, and feeling, smartphone with an attractive price tag is great, but the new Nokia 5.1 also has the features on the inside to help it standout in the crowded low-cost market.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (

Nokia 5.1 review: Don’t Nokia it until you try it


A competent, rather good-looking sub-£200 smartphone with a couple of significant weak spots

Fantastic design ; Very good camera

Poor battery life ; The Moto G6 exists

That’s a tough break for the Nokia, but it shouldn’t take the sheen off what the company has achieved here. If you see a good deal, don’t be afraid to take the plunge.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Nokia 5.1


Is the Nokia 5.1 the ideal budget smartphone? It certainly looks the part, but it's not perfect – find out why in our Nokia 5.1 review.

Expert review by : Emma Manship (

Nokia 5.1 Plus Review


We take a look at the Nokia 5.1 Plus, with a 5.8 inch HD+ display and 13 megapixel camera with depth sensor.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is capable of capturing vibrant images in HDR mode and isn't bad at taking selfies in natural light. However, for dedicated photographers, the device has a quite limited manual mode, with no ability to manually set the ISO or shutter...

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Great phone


This phone is great for a cheap phone, good features,very light.

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Nokia 5.1


This wasn't the phone I initially wanted but my budget dictated different. Having purchase d the Nokia 5.1 I can't say I'm disappointed. It's a little power house appearing to improve my WiFi and data connection, quicker at loading sites and really...

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

nice one....


bought 1 month ago and not problem at all, easy to work with good features

Feb, 2019

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2970
Continuous audio playback time:52.7
Continuous audio playback time (display off):52.7
Continuous video playback time:9.4
Standby time (2G):588
Standby time (3G):588
Talk time (2G):19
Talk time (3G):19
Wireless charging:N

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p


Color of product:Black / Copper
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium
Product color:Black / Blue / Copper


Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y




Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y


4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB
Quick start guide:Y


Graphics adapter:Mali T860 MP2
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:MT6755S


Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.0
Operating system version:8.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3


Subscription type:No subscription

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