Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus
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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 description

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 millimetres after having succeeded nicely. At the bottom of the screen that is a different storey, there we find a so-called chin. This space is needed for the antenna, amongst 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.

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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 practise. Moreover, MediaTek has equipped the Helio P60 with NeuroPilot. This is an AI module that does deep learning so that it can better recognise 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 programme ensures that you get monthly security updates and an Android upgrade for several years to come. This makes it future proof.

Nokia 5.1 Plus specification summary

Dimensions 149,51 x 71,98 x 8,096 mm
Weight 160 gr
Code name Nokia X5
EAN code 6438409023377, 6438409023360, 6438409023353
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 8.1
Colour display IPS, notch
Camera 13.0 MP, 5.0 MP, dual camera sensor
Front camera 8.0 MP
Processor Octa core
Dual SIM
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 32 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3060 mAh

All Nokia 5.1 Plus specifications

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Fingerprint recognition
Colour displayIPS, notchIPS, notch
Camera13.0 MP, 5.0 MP, dual camera sensor13.0 MP, 2.0 MP, 2.0 MP, 5.0 MP
Front camera8.0 MP8.0 MP
ProcessorOcta coreQualcomm Snapdragon 665, octa core
Dual SIM
LTE (4G)
Internal memory32 GB (Storage)64 GB (Storage)
Battery3060 mAh4000 mAh

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