Hands-on review with HMD Global’s Nokia 1 Plus, an entry-level budget smartphone launching globally in March for $99 (likely £99). Here we briefly run through the mobile’s specs, camera hardware, Android Go UI and more at MWC 2019.

The Nokia 1 Plus is quite compact at 5.45-inches, with a polycarbonate etched frame available in red, black and blue. The IPS display doesn’t boast HD+ visuals but it’s quite bright and not too grainy.

Nokia’s stock version of Android is clean and free of bloatware, which is just as well to help keep the performance not too laggy. The Mediatek chipset, backed by 1GB RAM, is very basic.

On the back you get an 8MP camera with flash, while the selfie cam is a 5MP effort. So far the Nokia 1 Plus seems like a decent second handset if you’re after a durable and simple budget smartphone.


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