Nokia 5.1 Plus

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.86 inches, HD+ Bezel-less 19:9 display with notch
  • 1.8 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 processor
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 400 GB
  • 13 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras, 8 MP Front camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One, 3060 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C
Nokia 5.1 Plus Price in India:

Available via Flash Sales on Mondays at 12:00 pm
Availability Details:
Flipkart Exclusive. Sale starts on 1st October at 12 pm
OS Updates?
Will get fast, guaranteed Android updates for 2 years & Security updates for 3 years


  • Compact, beautiful & premium design
  • Narrow bezel display with a notch
  • Excellent performance
  • Decent rear & front cameras
  • Android One; Stock Android with fast updates
  • Decent battery backup
  • USB Type-C at this price
  • Good value for money
  • Good user experience & brand value of Nokia


  • No Full HD+ display
  • No fast charging
  • No notification LED
  • Plastic body
  • Uses Android’s default face unlock which is slow & unreliable

Should You Buy?

Overall, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is another solid offering from HMD Global. It brings in a beautiful, compact & premium feeling fiberglass back design, bezel less display with a notch, excellent performance, decent cameras, decent battery backup & all this with the sweetness of Android One which ensures stock UI & faster security & Android updates. One thing which would have made the phone perfect for its price is a FHD+ display, however, the HD+ display on the phone isn’t bad either. The Nokia 5.1 Plus isn’t the best but it is indeed a very good budget smartphone and if you are looking for a clean, stock Android interface, there is nothing better than this around Rs. 10,000.

Our Score
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User Rating: 4.05 ( 2 votes)

Nokia 5.1 Plus VS its Top 3 Competitors:
₹ 8,999
What's better compared to Nokia 5.1 Plus?
Rear camera, Design, Bigger screen, Display, Bigger battery, More features
What's weaker compared to Nokia 5.1 Plus?
Performance, Thicker
₹ 10,990
What's better compared to Nokia 5.1 Plus?
More RAM, Rear camera, Selfies, Bigger screen, Storage, Bigger battery, More features
What's weaker compared to Nokia 5.1 Plus?
Performance, Thicker
₹ 10,999
What's better compared to Nokia 5.1 Plus?
Rear camera, Design, Bigger screen, Display, Bigger battery, More features
What's weaker compared to Nokia 5.1 Plus?
Performance, Thicker

Nokia 5.1 Plus Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia X5 (in China)
Manufacturer Nokia
AnnouncedAugust 2018
ReleasedSeptember 2018
BuildPlastic body with fiberglass back
Gloss Blue
Gloss Black
Dimensions149.51 x 71.98 x 8.096 mm
Weight160 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Screen Size5.86 inches
Display TypeBezel-less IPS LCD display with notch
ResolutionHD+ (1520 × 720 pixels)
Pixel Density287 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio19:9 aspect ratio
Display Area79.6% screen-to-body ratio
Glass Type2.5D Curved Glass
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Processor1.8 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60, 12nm
Internal32 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 400 GB
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo  |  Android One
User InterfaceStock Android UI
FeaturesComes under ‘Android One’ program by Google with very fast & promised Android & Security updates for 2 years
Rear Camera13 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras with LED flash
Detailsf/2.0 aperture, PDAF, AI Camera, Portrait Lighting, Bokeh Blur, HDR, Panorama
Video Recording1080p @30fps
Front Camera8 MP
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, Fixed Focus, 80.4° wide-angle lens, AI Selfie Portraits, Beauty mode
Video Recording720p @30fps
SIMDual SIM (hybrid slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Capacity3060 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast ChargingNo, 5V/2A charger
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable Battery No
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner
SensorsAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
USB TypeUSB Type-C (USB 2.0)
FM RadioYes
Infrared No
SpeakersBottom mounted single speaker with smart AMP+
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G Bands-
SpeedLTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL
SAR Values
Head1.10 W/kg
Body1.15 W/kg
Other Features
Notification LEDNo
Water ResistanceNo
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Nokia 5.1 Plus, Charger, USB Type-C cable, Headset, Quick guide, SIM door key
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Nokia 5.1 Plus Review:

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Nokia 5.1 Plus (Midnight Gloss Blue):

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Nokia 5.1 Plus is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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