Two of our favorite Nokia phones of 2018, is the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. The XL version offers some of the best features of its pint-sized predecessor with upgraded specs and a larger display. The latter offers a perfect balance of elegance, power and affordability.
SPECS AND BATTERY
Most of the Nokia handsets released this year have a similar design aesthetic, and the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus is no exception.
Nokia 6.1 Plus
The 6.1 Plus will feature a glass-over-aluminum chassis with the fingerprint sensor centered below the camera module on the back of the phone. And while it won’t be as durable as the all-aluminum design on the Nokia 6.1, the Gorilla Glass 3 body should provide adequate protection with a case.
If you love the current top-notch trends, the Nokia 6.1 Plus may be right up your alley. On the phone, you will find a 5.8-inch FHD LCD display. Aspect ratio comes in at 19:9, while the screen resolution is 1,080 x 2,280. While the Nokia 6.1 Plus may have a bigger screen than its smaller sibling, the battery capacity comes just ever so slightly larger at 3,060mAh. You will also find an 18W charger that reportedly adds 50 percent capacity in just 30 minutes.
On the inside, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64GB of phone storage, which is expandable with MicroSD Card up to 400GB.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
The 5.1 Plus comes with a 5.8-inch LCD edge-to-edge display, housed with a notch at the top. A 2.5D curvature glass covers the front and back of the device. The device has a glossy finish on the sides, which gives it a polished look. However, the 1520×720 resolution might get in your way of the full Android experience.
On the inside, Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of phone storage, which is expandable with MicroSD Card up to 400GB. The Octa-core processor can deliver up to 1.8 GHz of speed, which seems adequate for this device.
If you’re looking for a dual-camera setup, there is no need to buy a flagship smartphone. The budget-priced Nokia 6.1 Plus includes a dual- camera module on the rear. The primary lens comes in at 16 megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture, while the secondary lens is 5 megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture. On the front, you will see a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
For the Nokia 5.1 Plus photography, the device holds a dual camera set up at the back: 13MP being the primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP depth camera. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera which comes with f/2.2 aperture and 80.4-degree wide-angle lens.
SPECIAL FEATURES AND SOFTWARE
In addition to interesting camera hardware, the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus also has some exciting software features. There’s an A.I. camera app for object detection and improved images as well as facial recognition for dynamic stickers, as well as face unlock. Both device is part of the Android One program. These devices are shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo, but we expect to see an update to Android 9.0 Pie in the coming months.
Android One phones run a stock version of Android and feature Google’s artificial intelligence-powered innovations like Google Lens baked in. Additionally, you get monthly security updates as well as a streamlined Android experience.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
These two notch devices will become available in Nokia stores, kiosks and authorized re-sellers on October 30. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will begin its pre-order tomorrow with a price tag of 15,990 and comes in Black, White and Blue color variants. The Nokia 5.1 Plus, on the other hand, will have its pre-order in the coming weeks. It will be priced at 12,990 and comes in colors White and Blue color variants.