Nokia 1 review

Nokia 1 is officially. Android Oreo (Go edition) and the replacement case Xpress-on


Nokia 1 is the weakest smartphone that HMD Global showed on MWC 2018, but it’s worth asking. Why?

The first smartphone HMD with Android Oreo (Go edition)

Nokia 1 is the most affordable smartphone (the cheapest) in the range of HMD, so it should not surprise anyone that the technical characteristics of the device do not look too lavish. Four nuclear MediaTek MT6737M, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory are the main elements of the specification of this model.

NOKIA 1 – Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: HMD Global.
  • Family: Nokia 1.
  • Segment: a budget smartphone.
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo.
  • System tab: Android Oreo (Go edition).
  • Released: 2018.


  • Display diagonal: 4.5 inches.
  • The screen resolution is 854 x 480.
  • Type of matrix: IPS LCD.


  • Processor model: MediaTek MT6737M.
  • Number of cores: four nuclear, 4 x Cortex-A53 1.1 GHz.
  • Graphical core: ARM Mali-T720 MP2.


  • The maximum amount of RAM: 1 GB.
  • The maximum internal memory is 8 GB.
  • Support for microSD memory cards: up to 128 GB.

Main camera:

  • Matrix resolution: 5 Mp.

Front camera:

  • Matrix resolution: 2 Mp.


  • LTE.
  • Wi-fi 802.11 b / g / n.
  • Bluetooth 4.2.
  • USB 2.0, microUSB.
  • Two SIM cards.

Safety and sensors:

  • Fingerprint reader: no.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, approximation, illumination.

Dimensions and weight:

  • Dimensions: 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm.


  • Battery capacity: 2150 mAh.
  • Removable battery: yes.

Finns claim that this model will work very well. An important role is played by the fact that Nokia 1 – as well as Alcatel 1X – is based on the Android Oreo (Go edition) platform, it’s a slightly simplified version of the Google operating system, which is designed for devices with RAM no more than 1 GB.

Nokia 1 specs

In addition, in the Google Play store, users will be able to find a special tab with applications that were prepared specifically for this version of Android – popular Google apps (YouTube, Gmail, etc.), Facebook and Messenger.

Replaceable Xpress-on enclosures (and battery)

Nokia 1 does not impress with its appearance. It has a polycarbonate casing, which should be characterized by high strength, but even with damage, it will not be a problem for users. All due to the replaceable Xpress-on panels.

For its budget model, HMD decided to take a proven solution, which Nokia used in many other cheap models. If you write briefly – the manufacturer took care of a number of additional enclosures that are characterized by the same quality of performance. Users can purchase any color version of the case and replace it in minutes.

Nokia 1

As standard, the device will be available in a version with a red or dark blue cover. An additional option is to expand the palette of available colors: blue, pink, gray and yellow. For many, it is also important that the presence of interchangeable panels means the possibility of self-replacement of the battery.

The price at the level of Nokia 8110 4G

Not bad is also the price of the device, which will be on sale in early April. Retail price of Nokia 1 without tax is 85 dollars. Additional enclosures Xpress-on will cost $ 7.99. It sounds pretty good. How much it will cost in our country we do not yet know, this information will have to wait.

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