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Nokia’s naming strategy is simple, but effective. The higher the number the better the device. At the low-end is the Nokia 1. It is the company’s best attempt at an ultra-affordable Android smartphone. The question is, is it usable? Find out in our Nokia 1 review.
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there is phones way way way better than it there is galaxy j3 2016 it's $150 and have great camera for this price in j320h version it's have 8 miga bixel back and 5 in front and the pictures it's realy good for this price and you can run gta san andreas and pes 2018 without lag so the proformance it's almost perfect for this price and it's have 8 cores processer 1.5 giga hertz but it's perfect to me and have super amoled screeen i use this phone now i write this from galaxy j320h 2016 if you want buy a phone buy it or buy galaxy j3 2017 it's $179 but it's have 13 migapixel camera in the back with f1.9 which is realy realy realy realy perfect and have a front camera 5 migapixel and it's come with android 7.0 and maybe he got oreo and you can see the full specs in samsung website if you need because im realy take a lot time write this
Xiaomi Redmi 5A is a little cheaper, has a 2gb of ram, has a 16gb of internal storage/ around 9gb are usable. Has a 430 Snapdragon Processor, a bigger screen with a higher pixel density, an amazing Xiaomi UI9, Android 7.1.1 but with a full version of Apps unlike Gotoshit apps of Oreo Go on your Nokia 1. A very possible update for Android 8/ Oreo. Dual Sim 4G lte with dedicated sd card slots. A bigger battery. A better back and front camera. Led notification. I can still go on. Your Nokia 1 is a Shit. Android Authority was paid by Nokia.
rofl... this smartphone is a joke when compared to chinese counterparts, sorry Nokia.
If you are really willing to pay as little as possible on a smartphone, forget Nokia. You can go either with a Blackview phone, or even a Xiaomi phone, for 100 bucks or less.
Let's see how they compare.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A - if you don't care about Android Go, because this one comes with MIUI 9.
100 bucks (bit less), 720p 5" screen (HD), 13Mpx back camera and 5Mpx selfie cam, 3000mAh battery (non-removable), aluminum back, dual sim, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 4G (gotta check if your carrier support the proper bands), 2Gb ram, 16Gb internal storage, microSD expansion with two SIMs. The Android version is 7.1 if I'm not mistaken.
Blackview A20 - if you really want the Android Go experience.
60 bucks (yes, really), 960x480 5.45" screen (VHS res - also IPS), dual 5Mpx back camera (probably as crappy as Nokia 1) and 2Mpx selfie cam, 3000mAh battery (removable), plastic back, dual sim, Mediatek MTK 6580A SoC, 3G only (again, check the bands), probably the same crappy speakers, 1Gb ram, 8Gb storage. As it's the native Android Go OS, it's also on Oreo. This one is probably closer to the Nokia 1, but almost half the price.
Usual trappings, which probably also applies to the Nokia 1 - no support for OtG, the GPS is aGPS, Bluetooth is usually some older version like 4.0 (no high quality audio), slow microUSB charger, weaker SoCs (though the chinese options are all quadcore).
Nokia has me interested in their Android One phone... I think it was the Nokia 5 or 7.
But that's mostly because of Android One. Because I learned that the Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One updates still goes through Xiaomi instead of coming directly from Google.
Blackview A20 costs only 50$ and has Android 8.0 GO, dual 5MP+0.3MP cameras on the back, 2MP on the front, 480P 18:9 display and a 3000mAh battery.
The downsides are: lower end 32-bit SoC and the lack of IP52 dust and rain resistance.
So... Higher specs/price and no 18:9, or lower specs/price and 18:9?
Great video I have a question wondered if you could test and let me know. So with normal google assistant of normal google app u can scan to identify songs or music can you still do this with assistant go and Google go app or has googles sound identifier been removed ?
Watching this video on my secondary phone Redmi 4 which costs US$ 105.71. Still has a 720p screen, SD 435 (not some SD 200 series SoC), 4000mah battery, very tactile buttons, fingerprint scanner, a decent camera etc etc. Only con is it runs on Android Nougat and not on Oreo, but still MIUI 9 is quite smooth. IMO 100 dollars can buy you a really decent smartphone, which can be usable in 2018.
2011!!! Old!!! Even phones from this year still have removable backs, batteries etc. And not just budget phones. Besides it's the best design in my opinion. Especially with the likes of iphones where you have to pay a premium to some so called engineer to change a bloody battery! ... rant over :)
and then I remember I bought Lenovo K5 new and found good 8.1 Rom on the XDA Forum for less than 100$(60 euro as it was on sale) and 2 hours of my life...
This phone is a waste of money. I loved Nokia, I''m still using Nokia Lumia 735(you can get one second hand for 30$ in perfect condition and it would be better than this) as back up phone, but this is sh*t.
Or Ulefone S8 Pro, or Xiaomi redmi 5A, or samsung galaxy J3...
I think the Samsung J1 Ace is a better value for your money, a lot snappier than this one a gorgeous amoled display with that exact same resolution and that same camera but a lot faster the only downside will be that said phone only runs Android 5.1 at best so yeah there's a bit of tradeoff
Don't buy cheap phones if you want a phone for calls only buy those basic phones with keyboards. .
If you buy these cheap extremely low-end devices you would probably be frustrated every time you use it because it will lag like hell..
Speaking from experience
Now IDK if this applies to Nokia 1 because it uses android go, but I heard that go apps are almost unusable
Android Authority really shouldn't push crap like that, there are far far better phones for around the same price coming out of China which only a couple of years back would have been flagship contenders. For around the same money you can get a Cubot X18 with 5.7 inch 18:9 HD display, 3gbs RAM 32gbs internal memory plus a removable back with all the advantages that has. If you're not worried about the back then the Cubot X18 plus is a great buy and beats any of the budget and midrange Nokia's by miles. Don't endorse crap like that, it will give smartphones a bad name.
Xiaomi is following Samsung's way it seems... Every time there is something about any phone revnew - Xiaomi fanboys would jum in to compare while demeaning the phone in review... Reminds me of what Samsung used to do with hTC back when hTC was the king...
But I dont know why people just dont get it that for at least 50% of Android users - MiUI simply sucks. If I liked the iPhone UI - I would get an iPhone...
*A clone phone is faster than it. So,go for XIOMI 4A(SD430) or SAMSUNG J1 ACE (Display, Camera, Sound)* (4A and J1 ACE will have the same price though but is better to make your budget a little bit more to grab Xiomi Note 4/5)