Nokia C1 Plus

Nokia C1 Plus Review, Pros and Cons – It is rumored that Nokia will launch the updated variant of the Nokia C1, the Nokia C1 Plus. It is expected to be revealed within a period of two months and it has been a while since the global HMD has endeavored to make an entry-level device. But if everything goes according to plan and Nokia manages to bring back the legendary Nokia C1 with new adjustments, it is ready to be used according to the current needs of the market.

Nokia C1 Plus Review

Highlights

  1. An elegant and practical body is provided on this phone, along with a simple and rich 5.45 inch 480p IPS LCD.
  2. The Android 9 Pie Go edition with Google apps and Android stock offers no chance of any bloatware complaints.
  3. A satisfactory 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor with 1 GB of RAM to handle your daily tasks quite effectively.
  4. The quick-release facial unlock is provided to increase your security.

Design and Display

The simplistic matte finish can be seen on the back panel which gives the phone a cheap look typical of the phone and would have a smooth and elegant body. Since it will be a cheap smartphone, your body will remind you of the old standard Android phones and, obviously, the settings will be thick. The phone’s screen is also not extreme, as it comes with a 5.45 inches IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels.

Memory and Internal

In the performance and memory segment of this Nokia C1 Plus Smartphone, you should expect only decent performance. However, the stock of Android together with low cost pre-installed Go apps, such as Google Go, Maps Go, etc., will be a decisive factor.

They probably equip the phone with just 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory as its basic version, but we think the company would have hidden more variants. The processor is also a 1.3 GHz quad-core with decent power, which will make performing heavy tasks and multitasking very challenging. Light games can be played without any problems. The slot configuration consists of dual nano-SIM slots, along with a dedicated Micro-SD slot to provide extra memory.

Camera

The camera configuration on the Nokia C1 Plus will be very basic. The rear has a single 5 MP camera to click on sharp photos with good focus. The front camera also features 5 megapixels to click on superb selfies with natural colors in proper daylight. In addition, an LED flash is also provided for the front and rear sides, which works very well in low light conditions. Both the front and rear cameras can record 720p videos at a rate of 30 FPS. If you are looking for something premium with a low price range, you can definitely check out the Nokia C2 Tava phone.

Battery and Others

The battery capacity of the Nokia C1 Plus is only 2500 mAH and the battery is removable. It can work well for about half a day. Charging is standard and is done via a MicroUSB type 2.0 port.

For safety, it has a quick and functional facial unlock. Now, moving to the sensor division, this phone would come up with the combination of Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and Wi-Fi with Hotspot. Other sensors include accelerometer, proximity sensor, etc. In addition, in the sound segment, this phone provides a speaker of fantastic quality, and a 3.5 mm headset is also provided, as usual.

Nokia C1 Plus pros and cons

Nokia C1 Plus Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Nokia C1 Plus smartphone.

SpecificationsNokia C1 Plus
Network2G, 3G
AnnouncedNovember 2020 (expected)
SIMDual Nano SIM
Dimensions5.87 x 2.80 x 0.35 inches
Weight180g
Size5.45 inches
DisplayIPS LCD touchscreen
18:9 ratio
~197 ppi density
Resolution480 x 960 pixels
ProtectionNA
OSAndroid 9 Pie (Go edition)
CPUOcta-core 1.4 GHz
Card slotYes (dedicated slot)
RAM1 GB
Internal16 GB
Camera5 MP
Selfie5 MP
LoudspeakerYes
3.5 mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFCNo
RadioYes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
SensorsProximity, Accelerometer
BatteryLi-Po 2500 mAh battery
ColorsBlack, Red
Expected Price$65 (5000 INR)
Unofficial Specs

Nokia C1 Plus Pros and Cons

Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of the Nokia C1 Plus smartphone.

Pros

  1. Low-cost smartphone with Android OS.
  2. No bloatware and Go applications for optimized performance.
  3. Comfortable phone to handle with the robust build quality.
  4. A speaker and a 3.5 mm connector are provided.
  5. Good for kids and people who want a phone with basic features.

Cons

  1. The design is not up to the mark.
  2. The screen resolution is too low for people who want to watch incredible HD content.
  3. Heavy applications and games with a lot of graphics cannot be run.
  4. Average camera performance.
  5. Low capacity battery.
  6. Without 4G support.
  7. No fingerprint scanner.

Conclusion

Nokia is known for its incredible build quality and incredible camera and therefore Nokia C1 Plus will not disappoint users and will prove to be a valuable choice in its price segment. But, with current specifications, we can speculate that it would be a pure entry-level device with standard features.

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Aman Rathore
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