Nokia 1 Review – A Super-cheap Smartphone with Exquisite Features

Nokia 1 Review – Release Date, Specs, Design, Features & Prices

The Nokia 1 is one of the most reasonable flagship devices that have grabbed the headlines at MWC 2018. Not only this, it is also the HMD Global’s first device runs Android Oreo Go edition (a version made for budget-friendly smartphones). The Nokia 1 aims to redefine the low-end section of the smartphone market and specially designed for those looking to upgrade their feature phones.

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Here is a complete Nokia 1 review including its release date, prices, and specifications. So, let’s have a closer look.

Nokia 1 Release Date

The Nokia 1 release date in Australia was scheduled for April 2018, but it will start hitting shelves from May 4, 2018. It has been rumoured that the US and UK audience would not even see Nokia 1 on their shores.

Nokia 1 Price

The Nokia has kept the cost of the phone small while offering a dazzling user experience with access to speedy updates. The Nokia 1 price in Australia is AU$149. It is mind-bending what such as super-cheap can do these days.

Nokia 1 Specs

Listed below are the Nokia 1 specifications and features. Let’s have a look.

  • Dimensions: 133.6 x 67.8 x 9.5 mm (5.26 x 2.67 x 0.37 in)
  • Build: Plastic Back
  • Display Size: 4.5-inches LCD
  • Display Resolution: 480 x 854 Pixels (218 PPI)
  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6737M
  • CPU: Quad-Core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 8GB (Expandable Up to 128GB via microSD Card)
  • Rear Camera: 5MP
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Camera Features: Geo-Tagging
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, Radio, USB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Battery: 2150mAh Removable (Li-Lon)
  • Colors: Warm Red, Dark Blue

A Brief Description of Nokia 1 Features

The Nokia 1 comes with a nifty and compact design. Everything is made of plastic (Nokia need to be very easy to build) and delivers an ultra-thin bezel s or save much space. You will see thick borders above and below the display as well as a plastic rim around the front fascia giving Nokia 1 a funky two-tone look.

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The phone is loaded with gorgeous 4.5inches 480 x 854 display (reminds us a phone from 2011). The screen is responsive and functional but lacks the clarity of screen on more expensive handsets. Don’t worry, its still good enough to view images, play games or read text.

Long story short, Nokia 1 is not going to be astonished by cutting-edge graphics or eye-popping colour.

The phone packs a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It seems that the Nokia 1’s camera is unlikely to win you any photography award. Although a camera performs well and enables you to capture social media-worthy shots. Despite it works slowly but it is functional.

The Nokia 1 boasts a MediaTek MT6737M which is coupled with a 1GB of RAM. Whereas the Cortex-A53 is a 64-bit CPU, the Nokia 1 seems to run a 32-bit version of Android. It doesn’t provide a lag-free performance, neither you can work on multitasks. Despite its worth considering if you are using a feature phone.

There is an 8GB of onboard memory which seems not enough for nowadays stuff, but you can expand it up to 128GB thanks to microSD card slot.

A 2150mAh removable battery is inside the Nokia 1 which should see you through the entire day. Probably you will get six to seven hours of screen-on time for numerous activities i.e. watching videos, making calls. Surfing the web and playing 3D games.

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Battery Life6
Value for Money5


5.7The Nokia 1 is absolutely a low-cost smartphone runs Android Go which is a real attraction. Though the screen, camera, and other specs are very basic, but all they seem to work on the phone without being horribly slow. Do you have your own opinion about Nokia 1? Let us know in the comments section below.

the authorStaphanie Kyle
Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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