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The Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 are Probably the Most Affordable Stock Android Devices You Can Get in 2018, But What’s With the .1 Versions?

Nobody was expecting the quantity of devices, but Nokia has launched 3 devices, all of which come with .1 version in their names. So, we have the Nokia 2.1, the Nokia 3.1, and the Nokia 5.1 —  All the three are budget devices with modified screens.

So, you have the Nokia 2.1 that sports a 50% performance gain and a 20% extended screen real estate. You get a Snapdragon 425 SoC and it features a 5.5-inch HD 16:9 display. There are also two front firing speakers on the top and bottom bezels, which are said to deliver stereo sound effect. The smartphone is equipped with 1GB RAM, coupled with 8GB internal storage and it runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition). The handset comes with 4000mAh battery and features an 8MP rear camera with autofocus, along with a 5MP front-facing sensor.

The Nokia 3.1, however, is an Android One smartphone with a 5.2-inch HD+ IPS display and a MediaTek 6750 octa-core SoC.  It comes with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM versions with 16GB and 32GB internal storage options respectively. In addition to that you get a 13MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture lens and LED flash, and on the front is an 8MP wide-angle lens camera. You get a 2990mAh battery and just like the predecessor, it misses out on a fingerprint scanner.

Finally, the Nokia 5.1 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display with a 1080 x 2160p resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio P18 octa-core processor, which is said to deliver 40% faster performance as compared to its predecessor.

COMPARISON TABLE: 

NOKIA 5.1 NOKIA 3.1 NOKA 2.1
STARTING PRICE €189 (N78,000) €139 (N57,600) $115 (N41,000)
OS Android 8.x Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
DISPLAY 5.5″ 2160×1080 LCD (18:9) 5.2″ 1440×720 LCD (18:9) 5.5″ 1280×720 LCD (16:9)
CPU MediaTek Helio P18???? MediaTek 6750Eight Cortex A53 Cores, 1.5GHz/1.0GHz

28nm

Snapdragon 425Four 1.4GHz Cortex A53 Cores

28nm

GPU ??? Mail-T860 MP2 Adreno 308
RAM 2GB or 3GB 2GB or 3GB 1GB
STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + MicroSD slot 16GB or 32GB + MicroSD slot 8GB + MicroSD slot
CAMERAS Rear: 16MP /w flashFront: 8MP /w 84.6 FoV Rear: 13MP /w flashFront: 8MP /w 84.6 FoV Rear: 8MP w/ flashFront: 5MP
PORTS Micro USB, headphone jack Micro USB, headphone jack Micro USB, headphone jack
BATTERY 2970mAh 2990mAh 4000mAh
BODY MATERIAL Aluminum unibody Aluminum sides, plastic back Plastic
EXTRAS Fingerprint reader, NFC, stereo speakers NFC (some versions) Stereo speakers

 

So:

The Nokia 3.1 right now:

 

 

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7 comments on “The Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 are Probably the Most Affordable Stock Android Devices You Can Get in 2018, But What’s With the .1 Versions?

  1. Alexys_J says:

    The .1 may be because every month it receives monthly security updates. I’d go for the 2.1 because of the battery life

    1. Rasaq says:

      .1 actually means refurbished version. All these devices were launched last year. Nokia 2.1 is 2018 Nokia 2, Nokia 3.1 is 2018 Nokia 3 so on. They did the same with Nokia 6 ( new Nokia 6 in 2018), Nokia 7 (Nokia 7 Plus in 2018) and Nokia 8 ( Nokia 8 sirocco in 2018).

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, NOKIA IS LAUNCHING IN FULL FORCE. AFTER TWO MORE LAUNCH SERIES, THE COME BACK WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
    THE ‘1’ MONICKER IS A NAMING PARAGRAPH.
    THE 3.1 THOUGH…

  3. This phones make sense oh…

  4. Fhemi says:

    Why are new phones having very low mah battery??

  5. Jesse Eugene says:

    Inorder for you to aquire another after 1 to 2 years of usage.

  6. ekemini_Andrew says:

    Am impressed withn nokia they are doing a good job trying to get their name back out there and I’m in full support

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