Nokia 5.1 Specs and Price

Nokia 5.1
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Nokia 5.1 was an upgrade to Nokia 5. You might have seen the Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 3.1 but they are not the only one getting the ‘.1’ moniker.  The upgrade to the former Nokia 5 comes in the same fashion and it is called the Nokia 5.1.

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Not minding the naming, the new smartphone has received a marked upgrade in terms of hardware, design, display and camera too. However, it is still a budget offering with the spec sheet despite the improvements which is not up to flagship standard.

Nokia 5.1 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 x 1080 pixels (439 ppi
  • Android 8.1 Oreo  (Android One)
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P18 CPU and 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear
  • 2, 970mAh non removable Li-Ion battery

Nokia 5.1

Design and Display

Although not premium flagship grade, the Nokia 5.1 has a nice finish and instead of the plastic build in the former it has a metallic build.

It is also commendable that the smartphone has the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio and an exquisite craftsmanship. You d also be surprised at how many time Nokia is pasted on the smartphone and that is 3 times which is a bit unwarranted.

You would find that things are now better in the area of visuals compared to the former Nokia 5. The screen is 0.3-inch bigger, up to 5.5-inch in size and comes with 2160 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 429 PPI.

You also find that almost all the bezels at the side are absent but prominent at the top and bottom area of the display.

You may also be interested in the Nokia G20, the Nokia G10, the Nokia T20, the Nokia C20, and the Nokia C10.

Battery and Camera

If you are in search of a smartphone with large battery capacity, I would advise you look somewhere else. The Nokia 5.1 only comes with a 2, 970mAh battery which is just a mediocre capacity by all standard. It also charges through MicroUSB 2.0 instead of the latest USB Type-C option.

In the area of optics,  the Nokia smartphone has a competent camera in place at least a better one. Not signing off with the reigning dual camera seen in most recent phones, the smartphone has a single 16MP camera at the back and an 8MP option up front.

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Hardware and Software

For powering task on the smartphone, the Nokia 5.1 provides you with a  budget MediaTek chipset. This comes with eight cores and handles things quite well, although, few lags might be found from time to time. You’ve got a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU in play to making sure your gaming goes well.

The rest of the details captures a 2GB internal memory as well as another having 3GB RAM both having 16GB and 32GB storage space built-in respectively. If need be, this can be expanded up to 256GB using an SD card in place of one of the SIM. There is a clean Android 8.1 OS otherwise known as Android One.

Nokia 5.1 Price and Availability

Nokia 5.1 price in Nigeria starts at around 40,000 Naira. You can buy the smartphone at retail stores or online platforms near you.

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Nokia 5.1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Nokia 5.1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P18
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM
  • Colours: Copper, Tempered Blue, Black
  • Dimension: 151.1 x 70.7 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2160 pixels (439 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes/li>
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope:
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 2, 970mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Nokia 5.1 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: June 12th, 2022
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