Nokia 1 Plus – Overview and video

A smartphone that costs just £69.99? There’s got to be some shortcomings, right?

Well yes. Of course. You’re not going to get a Ferrari when you’re paying Ford Fiesta money, but the Nokia 1 Plus is a great first step for those who are just starting out in the smartphone world.

It’s powered by Android 9 (Go Edition) and comes with a quad-core 1.5GHz Mediatek CPU. The memory is kinda tight – just 1GB, and there’s only 8GB of storage, so you’re going to need a microSD card if you want to store lots of images and videos on here.

Around back, an 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with an LED flash. It’s not going to win any photography awards but, again, it’s £69.99. Up front, a 5 megapixel selfie shooter sits above the 18:9 5.45″ 854×480 FWVGA+ screen, which has a 197 PPI.

Specs include GPS and a 3.5mm audio jack plus FM radio, GPS and Bluetooth 4.2. It also has 2.4Ghz WiFi. No NFC though.

This comes from a slightly different world. A world of removable batteries, 2500mAh batteries and microUSB charging ports. But it’s cheap and we’ll be giving it a full test over the next few days.

While that happens, here’s the overview video…