Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus
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Nokia 5 1 black back
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32 GB

Pro and cons Nokia 5.1 Plus

  • Modern glass look
  • Duo-cam with AI functions
  • Large screen with notch
  • Android One with guaranteed updates
  • Be careful with all that glass
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia 5.1 Plus

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Nokia 5.1 Plus product details

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a mid-range smartphone made of glass. This means that it has reasonable specs for a reasonable price. We will take a closer look at all these specs in this review.

Modern screen with notch

Modern phones must have a notch nowadays. That's the bite out of the top of the screen. This Nokia 5.1 Plus also has that. The notch is needed to make room for the selfiecam and some sensors, and at the same time bring the screen as close to the edge as possible. That seems like a few millimeters after having succeeded nicely. At the bottom of the screen that is a different story, there we find a so-called chin. This space is needed for the antenna, among other things. The result is a 5.8 inch screen in as small a housing as possible. The modern 19:9 aspect ratio and the beautifully rounded 2.5G glass make it both modern and attractive.

Nokia 5 1 color overview

Made from glass

Premium smartphones today are no longer made of metal but of glass. This Nokia 5.1 Plus participates in that trend and therefore we find the same premium 2.5D glass with the curved edges on the back. It makes it premium but also sensitive to fingerprints. What's more, with glass, it is careful not to break it. A case can therefore not be an unnecessary luxury. On the back we also find a 13 megapixel camera that gets help from a second camera. Thanks to this combination, the 5.1 Plus can detect depth and add effects to your photos. Think of an out-of-focus background in portraits. The Nokia 5.1 Plus can add these effects automatically thanks to artificial intelligence.

Main Nokia 5.1 Plus specifications

  • 5.8 inches large IPS screen with notch and rounded sides
  • 13 + 5 megapixel rear camera with AI portrait mode
  • Sharp 8 megapixel selfie camera
  • Octa-core MediaTek helio P60 processor at 1.8 GHz with 3 GB RAM work memory
  • 32 GB built-in storage (expandable with max. 400 GB)
  • Support for 4G for fast internet on the go
  • Dual SIM (nanoSIM, dual standby)

Future-proof thanks to Android One

HMD Global has further equipped the Nokia 5.1 Plus with a MediaTek Helio P60 processor of which all eight cores can run at 1.8 GHz. This is not a very high speed, but because of the many cores that are working for you, you will not notice this quickly in practice. Moreover, MediaTek has equipped the Helio P60 with NeuroPilot. This is an AI module that does deep learning so that it can better recognize faces. You will notice that in the camera. There is a headphone input and charging is done via the handy USB-C which is reversible. The storage memory is 32 GB, which can be expanded by up to 400 GB via a microSD card. The RAM memory comes out at 3 GB which is minimal for Android One (version Oreo) to run nicely. In addition, the Android One program ensures that you get monthly security updates and an Android upgrade for several years to come. This makes it future proof.

Most important Nokia 5.1 Plus specifications

Dimensions 149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
Weight 160 grams
Codename Nokia X5
EAN code 6438409023377, 6438409023360, 6438409023353
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 8.1
Color display 5.8 inch, IPS, notch
Camera 13.0 MP, 5.0 MP, dual camera sensor
Processor 1.8 GHz, octa core
Secondary camera 8.0 MP
Dual SIM
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3060 mAh

All Nokia 5.1 Plus specifications

Alternatives of the Nokia 5.1 Plus

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Nokia 5.1 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
Samsung Galaxy S10e (G970)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (N970)
Motorola Moto G7 Power (XT1955)
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Fingerprint recognition
Android8.19.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)
Color display5.8 inch, IPS, notch6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display5.8 inch, Flat Dynamic AMOLED Full HD+, hole-punch display6.3 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display6.2 inch, Max Vision HD+, notch
Camera13.0 MP, 5.0 MP, dual camera sensor12.0 MP, 12.0 MP, 16.0 MP12.0 MP, 16.0 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 16.0 MP12.0 MP
Processor1.8 GHz, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa coreOcta core1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa core
Secondary camera8.0 MP10.0 MP10.0 MP10.0 MP8.0 MP
Dual SIM
LTE (4G)
Internal memory3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery3060 mAh3400 mAh3100 mAh3500 mAh5000 mAh

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