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Nokia 2.1, 3.1 and 5.1 launched: Upgraded processors and larger displays

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A few months back, HMD Global launched Nokia 6.1 aka Nokia 6 2018 as the successor to the last year’s fan favorite Nokia 6 at an event in MWC 2018. To stay in the competition in 2018, Nokia packed some awe-inspiring features in the handset with plenty of upgrades over its predecessor. Now Nokia recently presented the Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 attempting the similar endeavor. The aforementioned smartphones are the successors of the Nokia 2, Nokia 3, and Nokia 5 respectively. Also Known as Nokia 2 2018, Nokia 3 2018, and Nokia 5 2018, these newbies fall into the category of budget smartphones. But how will it fare in the competition? Let’s find out dissecting their features and specifications.

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Nokia 2.1 aka Nokia 2 2018

The Nokia 2.1 is the cheapest or the most affordable of the bunch. Nokia has packed a taller 5.5-inch display in this newbie over the 5-inch display in its predecessor. But the resolution is still the same here. The smartphone comes with the Snapdragon 425 chipset, which is commendable processor at its price. The handset has the same amount of RAM (1GB) and onboard storage (8GB) as compared to its predecessor. But this time, Nokia has provided Android Go version of Android Oreo, which devours  less amount of RAM and using the device may not have any issues on performing some light apps and games and multitasking with them.

nokia 2.1 | nokia 2 2018

Specs Nokia 2.1 aka Nokia 2 2018 Nokia 2
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla glass protection; 70.0% Screen-to-body ratio 5.0-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection; 67.4% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution HD (720 x 1280 pixels) @ 267PPI HD (720 x 1280 pixels) @ 294PPI
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradeable to Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Snapdragon 425 Snapdragon 212
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 304
RAM 1GB 1GB
Internal Storage 8GB; expandable up to 128GB (dedicated slot) 8GB; expandable up to 128GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera 8MP, autofocus, LED flash 8MP, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Radio, Micro USB 2.0 Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Radio, Micro USB 2.0
Fingerprint sensor No No
Other Sensors Accelerometer, proximity Accelerometer, compass, proximity
Battery 4000mAh; Fast charging (10w) 4100mAh
Color Variants Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, Copper/Black
Price $115 (Approx. Rs. 12,500) Rs. 11,499 (Approx. $107)

Nokia 3.1 aka Nokia 3 2018

Nokia 3 2018 is slightly fancier model than the Nokia 2 2018. However, the screen is rather smaller than the Nokia 2.1. It has got 5.2-inch display, which is smaller than the Nokia 2.1 but still taller than the last year’s Nokia 3. This 5.2-inch display on the phone comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This is very praiseworthy of Nokia providing the trendy design aspect on its budget-friendly handset. This screen is shielded with Gorilla glass to avoid cracks and scratches during the falls.

nokia 3.1 | nokia 3 2018

Specs Nokia 3.1 aka Nokia 2 2018 Nokia 3
Display 5.2-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla glass protection; 69.4% Screen-to-body ratio 5.0-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla glass protection; 67.3% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) @ 310PPI HD (720 x 1280 pixels) @ 294PPI
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradeable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset MediaTek MT6750 MediaTek MT6737
CPU Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T860 MP2 Mali-T720 MP1
RAM 2/3GB 2GB
Internal Storage 16/32GB; expandable up to 256GB 16GB; expandable up to 256GB
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash 8 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.0 8 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, A-GPS, Radio, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Radio, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
Fingerprint sensor No No
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity Accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity
Battery 2990mAh 2630mAh
Color Variants Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White
Price €139 (Approx. $161, Rs. 17,500) for 2/16GB

€169 (Approx. $196, Rs. 21,000) for 3/32GB

Rs. 15,650 (Approx. $146, €126) for 2/16GB

Nokia 5.1 aka Nokia 5 2018

Nokia 5 2018 is the most premium among the three. The Nokia 5.1 comes with the 5.5-inch display, which features Full-HD+ resolution. The switch from HD display to the Full-HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio is the major upgrade in this phone. The smartphone also boasts a MediaTek Helio P18 processor over the Snapdragon 430 chipset in its predecessor. Helio P18 is a new chipset on any smartphone but MediaTek has praised highly of this processor and has promised the performances of premium-tier mid-range smartphone.

nokia 5.1 | nokia 5 2018

Specs Nokia 5.1 aka Nokia 2 2018 Nokia 5
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla glass protection; 73.1% Screen-to-body ratio 5.2-inch IPS LCD Display with Gorilla glass protection; 68.7% Screen-to-body ratio
Resolution Full-HD+ (1080 x 1920 pixels) @ 439PPI HD (720 x 1280 pixels) @ 294PPI
OS Android 8.0 (Oreo); Android One Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradeable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset MediaTek helio P18 Snapdragon 430
CPU Octa-core (8 x 2.0 GHz) Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM 2/3GB 2/3GB
Internal Storage 16/32GB; expandable up to 256GB (dedicated slot) 16/32GB; expandable up to 256GB  (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera 16 MP, PDAF, Dual-LED flash 13 MP, PDAF, Dual-LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP, f/2.0
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, A-GPS, Radio, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Radio, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
Fingerprint sensor Yes (front-mounted) Yes (front-mounted)
Other Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity Accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity
Battery 2970mAh 3000mAh
Color Variants Copper, Tempered Blue, Black Tempered Blue, Silver, Matte Black, Copper
Price €189 (Approx. $219, Rs. 24,000) for 2/16GB

€219 (Approx. $253, Rs. 28,000) for 3/32GB

Rs. 18,999 (Approx. $174, €150) for 2/16GB