Nokia 5.1 Plus: Premium Design, Superlative Performance, but Surprisingly Affordable

With the new Nokia 5.1 Plus, HMD is well on course to reclaim the glory of yesteryears for the iconic Nokia brand. While Nokia’s competition in the affordable smartphone segment, including the likes of Xiaomi, have mastered the ‘value for money’ game, what sets Nokia’s latest foray, the Nokia 5.1 Plus apart, is its aggressive pricing, backed by Nokia’s legendary design, build quality and superlative performance.
2018 has been a landmark year for HMD Nokia, with a slew of smartphone launches underlining HMD’s intent to capture a pie of the hypercompetitive India smartphone market. The new Nokia 5.1 Plus is a promising and exciting proposition in the Nokia lineup.

Design Aesthetics

The Nokia 5.1 Plus shares the same design aesthetics like that of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which launched a month ago, and comes at an attractive price. Nokia’s design engineering has imparted the Nokia 5.1 Plus with a finesse unparalleled in its price band. Nokia 5.1 Plus features a pure design with 2.5D curved front and rear glass, complemented by curved edges and a high-gloss finish.

Stock Android

Nokia 5.1 Plus runs on stock Android and is part of Google’s Android One program. This guarantees regular software updates from Google directly which means users can expect to receive new software updates at around the same time as Pixel devices.


The Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by MediaTek Helio P60, one of the most advanced MediaTek chipset tilldate. The P60 comes with two 2.0GHz Cortex A73 cores paired with two 2.0GHz Cortex A53 cores and a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The Nokia 5.1 Plus holds good with its gaming capabilities, as well as video and multi-tasking applications.


The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 13 MP rear primary lens with the secondary depth sensor of 5MP. capture studio style shots with depth-sensing imaging and selectable ‘bokeh’ blur, as well as portrait lighting. The advanced AI built into Nokia 5.1 Plus’s chipset enables deep-learning face recognition and real-time photo enhancement.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is online exclusive and is available on and Flipkart starting 1st October 2018.

In Conclusion

The Nokia 5.1 Plus, with its elegant and premium craftsmanship at an aggressive price, has a real appeal to it. At its pricepoint, it is a great phone to own, and one that would be hard to resist.