Nokia 5.1 Plus – Specifications, FAQ, Pros and Cons

The Nokia 5.1 Plus has been officially launched by HMD Global at an event in India yesterday, the device was launched alongside the Nokia 6.1 Plus last month has been officially launched in India at a very competitive price of Rs. 10,999. Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a completely refreshed look in comparison to its predecessor, the Nokia 5. It sports an Edge to Edge 5.8-inch display with top Notch and has 1520 x 720 pixels resolution.  It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage space.

Nokia 5.1 Plus has been launched in the most competitive and most in-demand smartphone segment with many strong competitors available. It comes with glass on the back of the device as well having a reflective glass panel. The Helio P60 Processor comes with built-in AI and is said to give high performance and consumes less power.

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Specifications:

Display: The brings a 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top and a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz Helio P60 chipset

RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage

Rear camera: The sports a dual camera system on the back which is made up of a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF and f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor for depth of field photos

Front camera: An 8-megapixel sensor can be found on the front with f/2.2 aperture and support for AI face unlock

Software: The phone will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and is part of the Android One program which means it will receive timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the future

Connectivity: The supports dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headphone jack

Battery: 3060mAh battery

Nokia 5.1 Plus Frequently Asked Questions:

How is the Display of Nokia 5.1 Plus?

It comes with a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display, 2.5D curvature front and back glass with HD+ (1520 x 720) resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio with thin bezels. It has a pixel density of 287 PPI.

Does Nokia 5.1 Plus come with an AMOLED or LCD IPS Display?

No, it comes with an IPS LCD Display having HD+ resolution.

Does the Display have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?

No, it does not have Gorilla Glass protection but comes with NE protection (Competitor of Gorilla Glass from Japan).

Does the Nokia 5.1 Plus have all the sensors?

Yes, it comes with all the sensors – Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Fingerprint sensor as well.

Does the Nokia 5.1 Plus have USB Type C or micro USB port?

It comes with USB Type C port

Does the Nokia 5.1 Plus support Radio FM and does it have 3.5mm Audio port?

Yes, it supports Radio FM and has a 3.5mm audio port as well

Does Nokia 5.1 Plus support 4G VoLTE and does it have Dual 4G VoLTE support?

Yes, it supports 4G VoLTE and it also supports Dual 4G VoLTE which allows both SIM cards to run on VOLTE simultaneously.

Does Nokia 5.1 Plus have microSD card support and Dual SIM support?

Yes, it supports microSD card expansion, but it has Hybrid SIM slot which allows either use of two SIM cards or One SIM card with MicroSD card at a time.

Does Nokia 5.1 Plus Camera support Slow Motion and 4K Video Recording?

No, you cannot record 4K Videos but you can record Slow Motion Videos at HD or 720p resolution.

Does it support Face Unlock?

No, at the moment it does not have Face Unlock feature in the settings. We can maybe expect the feature in a future update.

Does the Helio P60 in Nokia 5.1 Plus support Heavy Gaming and does it heat?

Yes, from the gaming which we have done from the past few days with the device like Asphalt Legends, Asphalt, PUBG etc there was no trouble. The heating was also negligible but being the initial days we cannot exactly say how it will perform after regular daily usage. Make sure that you set FPS games like PUBG etc at medium graphics settings and lower FPS to get the best result.

What is the battery capacity of Nokia 5.1 Plus and does it support Fast Charging?

The battery capacity is 3060mAh and although Nokia claims that the device supports Fast Charging, the charger supplied in the box is not a fast charger but a 10W brick.

Does the Nokia 5.1 Plus have LED notification?

No, it does not come with LED notifications.

Does it support USB-OTG and NFC?

Yes, it comes with USB-OTG but does not support NFC.

What is the pricing of Nokia 5.1 Plus and where will it be available?

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is priced at Rs. 10,999 and is online exclusive in Flipkart and It will not be available in Offline stores. The device will be available from 1st October 2018.

What are the Alternatives or Competitors to Nokia 5.1 Plus at Rs. 10,999?

The likes of Redmi Y3, Redmi 6 Pro, Honor 9N, Honor 7X, Redmi Note 5, Infinix Note 5 etc in the price range. But with the premium design and the features at offer Nokia 5.1 Plus is a great device in the said price range.

Pros of Nokia 5.1 Plus:

  • Premium design
  • Supports Dual 4G VoLTE
  • Competitive Pricing

Cons of Nokia 5.1 Plus:

  • Only Online availability
  • Only 32GB Internal Storage option
  • 3060mAh battery


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