Last month, the global version of the Nokia X5 was finally unveiled as the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Same with the Nokia 6.1 Plus, it embraced the most controversial design to date which is the notch. Some of us like it, but some of us don’t. Putting the notch aside, there are many other things to love about this phone. Here are the top 5 reasons to get excited about the Nokia 5.1 Plus. 

5. Android One

  • Pure android is very rare to find these days as phone manufacturers tend to modify the OS for the sake of originality. With the Nokia 5.1 Plus, you get a pure android experience just like what you see on Google’s Pixel phones thanks to Android One. The best part is, with Android One, you get regular monthly software updates so you don’t have to worry of your phone being left out. Who doesn’t want a phone with no bloatware and updates?

4. Camera

  • Dual Cameras on a budget. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is equipped with a 13mp/5mp sensor at the back. Now you don’t need to spend so much to get those bokeh shots. Not just that, same with the Nokia 6.1 Plus, you get new Camera features like AR Emoji, Google lens integration, Google motion and more.

3. Design

  • Speaking about design, the Nokia 5.1 Plus has a 2.5D curved glass display on both front and the back. Paired with a high gloss finish for that glossy premium look. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is really an eye catcher in the budget segment. With majority of smartphones these days having the same design language over the years, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is simply a pleasure to hold and a beauty to look at.

2. Processor

  • While the Nokia 6.1 Plus was packed with a Snapdragon 636 processor, the Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with an MTK Helio P60. Now first of all, don’t judge a book by its cover. The MTK Helio P60 is actually one of Mediatek’s high end processors out there. MediaTek Helio P60 has been built with a 12 nm production process. This makes the Helio P60 more power-efficient and provide a very low energy consumption. It also has an advanced dedicated module for AI. As a result, it can perform deep-learning facial detection, scene recognition, AR and MR acceleration and more.


  • Still one of the top 1 reason of getting a Nokia 5.1 Plus is the pricing. The X series is one of the most budget friendly lineup from HMD so far. Same with the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the pricing of the Nokia 5.1 Plus is very affordable. You get a powerful MTK processor, Dual cameras with AI tech, Taller screen, Android One, and more. All in a price that won’t hurt your wallet. What’s not to love?


The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a big contender in a sea of budget smartphones. Other brand manufacturers are battling to win more people especially in this price point. And it’s nice to see that Nokia is also stepping up the game to catch people’s hearts again in the budget segment. Are you considering of getting the Nokia 5.1 Plus? What do you like the most about the device? Let us know in the comments below.




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