Nokia Nepal has launched one of the cheapest entry-level Nokia C1 in Nepal. The Android One based phone is now available in the Nepali smartphone market at the very basic price of Rs. 6,499 for the 1/16GB variant. Nokia C1 is a very well priced handset which is basically for those who are willing to switch to smartphones from the feature phone.
Nokia C1 Overview
Design and Display
The phone has a 5.45- inches display with 480 x 960px resolution. The panel here is an IPS one which is protected by the toughened glass to protect the screen from potential scratches. On top of the display, you can see a selfie camera which is a 5MP shooter and an LED flash.
Talking about the body of the phone, it is made up of a plastic frame that holds a camera at the back. There is a Nokia branding in the middle of the back which looks great.
Performance and Chipset
Nokia C1 runs on entry-level under-performing 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 CPU. The phone comes coupled with 1GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. With the support of micro-SD card up to 64GB, the storage can be expanded.
The best of this phone is the fact that it runs on the Android 9 Go edition. The lite edition of Android Pie is expected to run smoothly on this phone. Go apps on this phone reduces data usage and will take less storage, which is a good thing for entry-level smartphones.
Camera and Other Features
There is nothing surprising in the camera department. Nokia C1 simply holds a 5MP rear camera with an LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera.
As for other features of the device, FM radio, and dual SIM support. However, there is no 4G LTE support as the max it goes is 3G. The phone supports WiFi 4 as well.
Battery and Connectivity
There is a decent 2,500 mAh removable battery to power this phone. As there is a 480p display on this device, it won’t consume a lot of power. The battery is removable as that of traditional phones and it charges over Micro USB port.
Nokia C1 Technical Specifications
Body: 147.6 x 71.4 x 8.7 mm
Display:5.45 inches IPS LCD panel
Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio
Chipset: MediaTekHelio A22; 12nm Mobile Platform
CPU: Unknown Quad-core 1.3 GHz
Storage: 16GB (expandable up to 64 via a micro-SD card)
Nokia C1 is now available for purchase in Nepal. Nokia’s latest Android One smartphone can be a good option for those who are looking for an upgrade over the feature phone. Nokia Nepal is offering 365 days Replacement Guarantee with this sturdy build phone. The price of the Nokia C1 in Nepal is Rs. 6,499 for the 1/16GB variant. The Redmi Go with almost similar specs can also be your option for an entry-level phone, which has 4G support as well.
If you are looking for a decent entry-level phone with a bit higher budget, there is Nokia 2.3 for you. If you want to go beyond this budget, there is also a Nokia 7.2, a great mid-range phone at great pricing.