Nokia 1: The Budget Smart Phone

The Nokia 1: A mobile phone which offers exclusive features. It allows you to use both the front and back cameras simultaneously for split-screen videos and photos.


Nokia has introduced the Nokia 1 in association with Google’s Android Go program. Nokia 1 is very much similar to Nokia 2 in looks. The Nokia 1 handset possesses a poly-carbonate plastic back panel which is commonly seen on Android devices. Nokia 1 sports a 5-megapixel rear and 2- megapixel front-facing camera. Primary camera consists of a flashlight to assist low-light photography. Taking selfies and videos is also supported by this phone. The phone’s body is thick but rounded and feels very comfortable in the hands. 

Sneak Peek  

Nokia 1 is the budget phone. It has a uni-body design and built. The dual camera feature offers a good photography experience. The phone comes up with a 4.5-inch display touchscreen with a resolution of around 480 x 854 pixels.

What’s cool What’s not so cool
Lightweight Easy To Hold

The Screen is Functional And Reactive

Ample Storage

Removable Rear Cover And Battery

Smooth Performance And Good Battery life

Design Not So Impressive

Screen Lacks Clarity In Bright Sunlight

Expensive in Comparison To Rivals




Elegant Display And Configuration

The Nokia 1 smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch HD IPS display and resolution of 480×854 pixels and is also paired with wide viewing angles. The outdoor legibility is not that impressive. It becomes difficult to read the screen in bright sunlight. The impressive part is the Corning’s Gorilla Glass which prevents scratches similar to Nokia2.    


Resilient And long Battery Life

The Nokia 1 smartphone comes up with a battery Li-ion 2,150 mAh battery. Also, the battery is removable and the company boasts that it is good enough to last for an entire day for normal users. There are no complaints of overheating of the battery as well.


Ample Storage And Smooth Performance

The smartphone comes with 1.1GHz quad-core media tech chipset, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage. So, one should not expect extraordinary performance with such low end –chipset although the device is modified to handle basic tasks along with a bit of multitasking as well. Moreover, the memory is expandable up to 128 GB with the help of Micro SD card which assists the use of apps properly.


Connect To The World With Outstanding Speed

The Nokia1 smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition) operating system out of the box. Android go is an operating system for budget smartphones. Moreover, for connectivity the device supports options like 4G with VOLTE support, GPS, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and micro USB 2.0 PORT. The phone has two SIM slots that support the users to use two different networks simultaneously.

Some Unique Features of Nokia 1

·Nokia 1 is designed to nestle perfectly in the palm of your hand.
·Nokia 1 is a trusted brand.
·Nokia 1 is the Android smartphone which is engineered to deliver long battery life.  
·Nokia 1 has a Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor, and a fast-charging battery.
·Removable rear cover and battery rarely found in other smartphones.

Tech Specs


Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 133.60 x 67.78 x 9.50
Weight (g) 131.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2150
Removable battery Yes
Colours Warm Red, Dark Blue


Screen size (inches) 4.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480×854 pixels


Processor 1.1GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6737M
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128


Rear camera 5-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel


Operating System Android 8.1


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes


Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes


In nutshell, we can say that Nokia 1 is a nice smartphone which is equipped with great features. The phone supports VOLTE connectivity that means internet browsing can be performed at a lightning speed. Moreover, the battery backup is amazing for daily use. The processor is decent and the capacity of RAM is considerably less but is expandable. Overall, if you are looking for a decent smartphone of a good brand then NOKIA 1 is a great choice.


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"Gadgets For You" Belongs to Srishti Agarwal, a commerce graduate by degree but a technophile and a writer by heart. Her love for gadgets and writing made her choose a profession which is altogether a new journey. Being a novice in the blogging community, she strives to provide her audience with reviews on the latest gadgets and guidance tips on OS and Applications.

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