The Nokia C1was launched on 11th December 2019 and comes packed with a 5.45-inch touchscreen display. It is supported by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and contains 1GB RAM. the device runs on Android 9 Pie and has been powered by a 2500mAh removable battery. The camera set up has 5MP Autofocus on the rear and another 5MP camera on the front.
The device has 16GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded with a micro SD card of up to 64GB and is dual SIM (GSM and GSM) but also accepts Nano and Nano-SIM cards. Its dimension is 147.6 x 71.4 x 8.7 mm while it actively weighs 155grams. It comes in Red and black colors. The connectivity options available on Nokia C1 are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.20, FM radio,3G, and Micro USB. Available sensors include proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and proximity.
Nokia C1 comes with a plastic build that is similar to the Nokia 2.2. Worth noting is that the device is comprised majorly of a matte body which has a gloss finish and makes it appealing to the user to hold in the hand. Being a budget phone, the device only gets a single camera set up at the back that has a single LED flash. The speaker is also located at the back while the top side plays host to a 3.5mm audio jack while the left side has the dedicated Google Assistant key which automatically triggers up the virtual assistant once the screen is turned off. The bottom part has a primary microphone and micro USB while the right side features the volume rockers and power button.
In addition to this, the lower right side houses a tiny tab that can be used to remove the back panel. The inside part of this has two card slots on either side that houses the main SIM card and a micro SD card. There is also another slot which is used for inserting a secondary SIM card. The inner back part is also where you will get the 2500mAh removable battery. The dimensions of this device are 147.6 x 71.4 x 8.7 mm while the weight is 155grams.
Users will get a screen to see it all with the 5.45-inch display that comes with Nokia C1 and gives you a bigger screen and better experience combination. The screen type is FVWGA+IPS and comes with a 960x 480p resolution and fairly thick bezels surrounding it. Featured on the display is the IPS screen which performs its work well and gives out good color quality and contrast in pictures. The color profile lacks customization but appears perfectly as it is.
The protection of the screen has not been left out as there is a pane of Gorilla Glass 3
which is set on the screen. There is also an auto-brightness setting. The aspect ratio stands at 18:9 while the pixel density is 197 similar to that of Nokia 1 Plus. As part of the display, the single loudspeaker delivers beyond expectations and produces high-frequency sounds which support music and video streaming. Its performance can be linked to that of the Nokia C2. The screen size has an added layer of toughened glass which protects the screen from scratches.
Snap memories in a moment with Nokia c1’s 5MP rear camera that has f/22 aperture and even allows you to capture bright and bold HDR photos which come as unique as ever.
The Camera featured is so similar to that of Nokia C1 I specs both at the rear and front side. Features found on the rear camera include HDR image processing and Autofocus. It works well in all conditions and even takes pictures at an ultra-fast speed. The 5MP selfie camera raises your selfie game and even lights up your selfies after dark as it comes with a flash which alternatively means you can make video calls both day and night. Video recording can also be made at [email protected]
PERFORMANCE AND SOFTWARE
Rather than the common Qualcomm processor seen on Nokia 2.1, Nokia C1 uses a MediaTek MT6739M processor that is paired with 1GB RAM and has a bigger 28nm process that does not warm up during gaming or heavy usage. The device is however more suited for usages such as web browsing and social media. Nokia C1 runs on the Android Go edition that is based on Android 9 Pie and is similar to what we saw in Nokia C2. The Go Edition is the lighter version of Android OS and has been specifically designed for such devices. It comes with all features of regular Android but smaller in size.
There is no bloatware on the phone and the user interface resembles that of Pixel. The phone runs smoothly overall and gets up to 2 years of software updates and 3 years’ security patches thus it can be able to upgrade up to Android 10 and 11. It comes with Go versions of Google Assistant, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and Gallery. It also supports 3G connectivity.
CONNECTIVITY AND BATTERY LIFE
Nokia C1 has a 2500mAh battery that is similar to the one of Nokia 1Plus and will allow your Phone to be able to take you through your daily activities. The removable battery keeps you powered up for up to 1 and a 1/2 days while on average usage and is supported by 5V/1A charging.
The connectivity available includes support for LTE networks, Dual SIM, Google Assistant (also
comes with a dedicated button, Micro USB, Bluetooth v4.20, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The sensors on C1are Accelerometer, Ambient Sensor, and Proximity sensor.
Onboard the Nokia C1 is 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 64GB with a micro SD slot. This storage space allows you to store a major number of your content on your device.