Here is the good and bad of Nokia 1


In April this year, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones announced the Nokia 1 Smartphone. It would retail below Sh10, 000. Sh9, 500 to be precise.

Four months later, I have had the privilege to test the device and in this piece, I will be candid about my findings. Out of 10, I will give it an eight.

Good news first, the Nokia 1 smartphone, runs on Android Oreo (Go edition) it’s a 4G network smartphone and if you have less data on your device then it’s pretty fast. This is because the (Go edition), a version of Android for devices with 1GB RAM or less, well 1 GB is way too low interms of speed(bad news).

Interms of design, the device is built out of two-tone polycarbonate plastic with interchangeable Xpress-on covers that allow users to customize the look of the phone. The covers are really slippery, so if one is not careful enough the device can easily slip off your hands
(bad news).

It’s available in Warm Red and Dark Blue. Inherently coloured, the tough two-tone cover is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design.

For double SIM Card lovers with a budget of Sh10, 000 and below, this is your device. It has an internal space of 8GB to comfortably keep you connected with all your smartphone essentials and apps.

The battery is a removable 2150 mag battery and can comfortably last upto 12 hours without going off. If you are a long distance traveller then you need a power back up with you (bad news).

The beauty of it is that it has a power-efficient IPS display, and it’s hardware works with the optimised apps so you can make the most out of each charge.

Camera wise, the device has 5MP for the front camera with flashlight and 2MP for the rear camera.

Honestly if you are a photo enthusiast then this is not the ideal device for you, up your budget to get the Nokia 6.1 or seven , you won’t regret, the screen is even bigger than Nokia 1’s 4*5 screen size.

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