Why You Should Buy Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 In 2019 – Android 9 Pie Update Review

Why You Should Buy Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 In 2019 – Android 9 Pie Update  Review

Hey guys it’s Eric Here and this is my review
of Nokia 5.1 Plus also known as Nokia X5 if you’re buying from China. Before we begin, let me quickly show you my
unboxing.This one is actually the Chinese variant and costs a lot less. I got it on
Jumia express and it delivered in 2 days. More about this later. In the box you have
the device all wrapped on plastic. Let’s take out the plastic. It’s a really cute phone. Underneath that you have an envelope that
houses the Sim ejector tool that’s enclosed in tape, some user guide and specification
manual all in Chinese only. Also tucked away in a separate compartment is your 5v 2amp
charger and USB type C cable On the front you have a 5.89inch HD+ IPS LCD
display with 720 by 1520 resolution which makes it a 19 by 9 aspect ratio. On top of
that display you have a notch that houses an 8 megapixel camera and speaker. On the back, you have a 13 + 5 megapixel camera
with flash and a fingerprint sensor. On the left you have a hybrid sim tray that
houses 2 4G LTE nano sims or 1 SIM and 1 SD card On the right you have your power button and
volume rocker keys. On the top you have a 3.5mm headphone jack
and a microphone. On the bottom you have a speaker, a USB type
C port and a noise cancellation microphone. Setting it up was easy, first things first
was to change the language to my preferred language and it’s all about the usual steps
from there. Now let’s talk about design. You have a
glass back and plastic frame. There’s a curve to the glass on the front and the back
that meets the plastic frame in between. This leaves no sharp corners. It looks and feels
really really good in the hand and though there’s no stated gorilla glass protection
on this guy, i am considering never getting a case. The only thing that is tacky about
the design is that Nokia branding on the chin. It is also very portable in the hand and relatively
light About the display, it is only a HD+ IPS LCD
display but it is not a bad display and to be honest, I don’t even know anyone who
would knock a 720P display on a phone at this price. Colors are vivid, it’s bright outdoors,
it’s responsive to the touch, it can get to extremely dim levels which is great for
reading at night. Also, there is no screen bleeding. Now if you’re the type to stream
1080P videos on youtube or else where, this won’t be able to do that. But i’m guessing
most people on a budget don’t have that type of data to burn anyway. Here’s what
the speaker sounds like. The Nokia 5.1 Plus ships with Android 8.1
Oreo but the Android 9 Pie update was sitting waiting for me and so i installed it after
some days. It runs as smooth as the Oreo and I haven’t noticed any unique bugs.  Now
for those of you not familiar with Android One, it usually gets support for at least
2 years which means that we’re likely going to get the Android 10 update pushed and pretty
early too. This does comes in 32gigs storage with 3gigs of RAM and there’s also a 64Gigs
storage variant with 4 gigs of RAM. Other things worth noting about android one
is that some of your much loved screen record and scroll shot features are missing from
its quick settings. You do however get night light which i leave on all the time. You also
have the an option to hide the notch for the notchophobic minority. You get double tap
to wake. Ambient display features may actually might come in handy for some. The face unlock
is super super super fast but sadly mostly fails when you’re backing the light source
or when it’s dark.  The fingerprint sensor is my go to unlock method coz it is fast,
reliable and hardly fails on this guy. About the camera. The entire interface was
alien to me but i soon found out that there are a ton of features in here including that
picture in picture mode,  portrait mode and manual mode for the front and back camera.
In terms of the output, this is where the Nokia 5.1 Plus actually gives you exactly
what you pay for. it is a respectable camera for it’s price but don’t expect the same
quality of pricier budget phones like Huawei Y9 2019 and the TECNO Camon 11 Pro. Where
i think the camera does better is with exposure levels and i like the fact that you can edit
the bokeh intensity after taking the photo. It can record videos in 1080P and also shoots
slow mo. The  12 nanometer Hello P60 processor is
still a some what underrated midrange chipset and i’m not sure why. It is impressive how
cool this CPU ran the every days app i threw at it. You also get a slightly higher clock
speed of 2.0GHZ on the Chinese variant. When it comes to games like PUBG, Mali G72
GPU runs games like PUBG noticeably smoother than it’s predecessor, the Mali G71 which
ships with the much pricier Samsung A7 2018 which i reviewed. It also didn’t get any
hotter than usual during gaming. I uploaded a speed test versus the Samsung A7 2018 which
i really think you should see. Also let me know if you wish to see a separate
gaming review on max settings in the comments. About Battery life, i got an impressive 11
hours Screen On Time on this guy and for a 3060mAh battery no doubt. I was connected
to WiFi the whole time and you may get significantly less screen on time on 4G network. Be that
as it may, this phone should get you through a full day of medium usage. 
There’s no fast charging on here and It took about 2 hours and 12 minutes for a full
charge. Now, here’s why you should buy the Nokia
5.1 Plus in 2019. Not only are you getting a nice feeling glass sandwich hardware at
this price but you’re also getting the smoothest Android One software, a USB type C port and
a 12 nanometer processor that handles apps like a champ.That being said, it may not be
ideal for people with very large hands, who are used to plus sized phones as they may
find it a bit flimsy to handle especially without a case. I for one am a fan of compact
phones and i hope brands don’t give up on mid-range phones with this form factor. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is priced at N47,000 naira
for the 32Gigs variant which converts to $130 US dollars and it’s available Jumia Nigeria
but there’s a catch. What you get for that price is really the X5 with Global ROM flashed
on to it and it doesn’t support MTN 4G or Glo 4G bands. I hope you enjoyed this video, if you did,
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100 thoughts on “Why You Should Buy Nokia 5.1 Plus / X5 In 2019 – Android 9 Pie Update Review

  1. #NotificationSquad🏆*Would you stake a little more on the Global version or settle for the Chinese version with its 4G/LTE limitations?*

  2. i really want to know which is faster note 5 or this

  3. but give me money to buy this phone i am a really poor boy.

  4. So I can use 1 sim (nano/micro?) and 1 memory card stick with this?

  5. great review bro ,i want to buy one but im afraid i've seen some people who switch to pie they said they are a lot of bugs and battery draining so fast .. is their any solution for that ?

  6. Really great review!

  7. If u were to choose between the Nokia x5 4gb ram variant and the Infinix note 5 considering its 4500mah battery, which would you recommend

  8. Please someone should make it clear for me, does it mean that this phone doesn't support Glo and Mtn 4G network in Nigeria? Please explain to me

  9. Does it come with playstore?

  10. please what site did u get the chinese variant from?

  11. Mr Eric does it have eye care and is it available in local stores ?

  12. I want a good camera, which one should i consider galxay m20,nokia 51 plus or honor 9n? Please help

  13. Sigh, I wanted this phone for Christmas but I got the samung j6 2018 I'm probably getting this next year since it is getting the android 10 update . I mean at least my no.2 phone is nokia 3

  14. Can we use this phone in canada

  15. Hi eric, 2:20 in minutes have two cell phones,on the left nokia,on the right blue cell phone which model and brand?,

  16. Mine has quick chrage

  17. Bhai Hume memory card ke file q Nehi milta is Nokia mobile par storage and memory card yesa kuch alag alag se file hona chahiye ?
    2nd question—navigation bar Ko hum kaise change kar sakte hain right Ko left main aur left Ko right main kaise la sakte hain pls batana bhaiya rpy Dena to main apka video share katonga bahut jyada ….!

  18. How to change navigation bar bottom Left to right change way ?

  19. Really loved it review on this phone … Finally had the courage to buy it there after… How do I shoot in slow motion again?

  20. Performance after pie update please do a review

  21. Im using this phone and want to inform you that this model got some charging issues. There are many people having the same issue. Check on their forum.

  22. hey Eric, i really want to buy this phone but i don't know if you've experienced anything like loosed USB C port, because i saw so many complains on twitter about the nokia charger port, so do u think i should go ahead and buy the phone???? i need your advice please Thanks.

  23. Please does it support 4g lte …cause am ordering it from express

  24. After using several phones mi ,Samsung and I phone when I came back to Nokia experience is totally amazing ..Nokia hmd you rock back ..!!!

  25. What is d difference between the Chinese variant and d global variant

  26. Yo! Just got my Nokia x5 today and it's pretty cool. Love the experience already. Thanks

  27. Nice video bro but I just got the 5.1plus which is not the Chinese varient, and now am finding it hard to switch it to portrait mode any help please?

  28. is it true that this mobile has many prbolems like Volte, sound setting problem , camera hang , video calling problem ? i am hearing about many problem is it true. Actually I want to buy this phone .

  29. Its no longer available in jumia express wat do i do

  30. I love d Nokia badge

  31. Can you tell me please why the Nokia 3.1 is more expensive to Nokia 5.1?

  32. Honor 8c review

  33. Excellent review about nokia 5.1 plus.

  34. Great review. . Can you do a comparison between Nokia x5 and infinix note 5.. I would love to know which is better in terms of gaming (PUBG)

  35. After this review I got no choice but to get one for my self
    It's so cute

  36. Gaming review on pubg …yessssirr

  37. Nice review. Service done finish, considering going Nokia X5, after losing my 4months old Redmi note 5.

  38. Please i want to buy this phone from Jumia. I hope its original at the prize of 46k. I also don't understand wether the first one on Jumia page is chinese or global version.

  39. Please where can I get the global version?

  40. How to PIP to YouTube in Nokia 5.1 plus ?

  41. I got this phone! And its awesome!

  42. Hmmm

  43. This or 6.1

  44. Your accent is so flamboyant

  45. Nice video.

  46. Horrible phone…
    Due to vertical answering pattern ..calls gets disconnected during pickup from pocket…..
    Poor product from Nokia

  47. I like how articulate you are. Great stuff, man.

  48. Waste mobile…hang mobile only 1month

  49. I also have Nokia 5.1 plus but after update I am not able to lock recent apps please help

  50. Please if I get it from jumia,will it be on Chinese version or it would be converted to global version?

  51. I just bought one & it doesn't work. According to Nokia Google's Android 9 has AI that manages everything & you can't change it. It dictates what you can do/see. Basically Google has autonomous control of your phone & you can't stop it. You can't set up the phone how you want basically you are a slave to Google.
    Don't buy anything with Android 9

  52. Eric, thank you for a wonderfully comprehensive and professional review. Little disappointed that you didn't learn Mandarin in order to translate the Chinese instructions. Only 9.9/10 from me, I'm afraid.

  53. Yes

  54. Nokia 5.i or huawei y7 pro 2019 ?

  55. pubg is so smooth on HD graphics. i'm happy i followed your advice

  56. Does this phone support the open camera app?

  57. Which game was he playing?

  58. Am staying in Nigeria, can i order for the Chinese version which is x5

  59. Wr s sound recording options in this model

  60. Lots of users complain abt the charge port issue. Any way around this problem?

  61. Good information, thanks

  62. Hello Mr. Eric, please can still get the 5.1plus global version in 2019. And at what price will it cost

  63. Is it wireless charging

  64. Excellent review.Nice& systemstic.Excellent Love from Kerala,INDIA broo!!!!

  65. How much for it pls

  66. Eric Okafor how can i get the global version on Jumia

  67. Camon is fully chinese na

  68. Nokia 5.1 plus Mai incoming calls display par sho n Karta hsi

  69. Where's the sandwich

  70. Welldone bro ,I've been following you on NL…I use a Nokia x5 too ,I want to Kno if it's possible to use SD card as internal on it ..I'm on Android pie March update ?

  71. What's it with Nokia and their naming scheme. Their absolutely no method to this madness

  72. Good evening, Please can you compare NOKIA 5.1 PLUS WITH SAMSUNG GALAXY A10. I don't really know the one to buy cause they are in the same price range. Thanks.

  73. why i cant lock recent app after update version pie? tell me know how to lock recent app please.

  74. The apps does not fill the screen

  75. Why I should buy ?
    I'm using it right now and it is really good!
    Just remember to buy screen protection and maybe a skin

    Btw it is usb type c

  76. Cool video. Great review.
    I am planning on getting one to use in Mexico.

  77. how about the charging port problem?

  78. What's the difference between buying a Chinese variant and global variant cos buying on jumia, the warranty is N/A. I hope I won't have issues buying the Chinese variant

  79. I'd buy the standard 5.1 as the display resolution is better at 1080p and over ,400 ppi

  80. Hi, why can not I set my ringtone?

  81. Thanks Eric, thinking of buying this for my fiancée. Seems a great option. Greetings from England!

  82. i think nokia should remove nokia logo in the front.

  83. I was going to buy the Nokia 4.2 but after watching both reviews ( 4.2 and 5.1) seems you rate the latter more and it's cheaper

  84. This is a horrible phone with so many glitches. It's been only 5months to my phone and I'm hating it.

  85. Good but after pie update the CPU get under cloaked to 1.81ghz

  86. I'm really confused i don't which one i have to buy Nokia 5.1 plus or Samsung A20 please if you suggest Nokia like this plz HELP MEE

  87. I stopped my ipone and samsun… Time to use again nokia…!!

  88. I just bought Nokia X5 plus in July 2019 great review

  89. Don't buy Nokia phone.got a Nokia plus 5.1 within 3 months I had charging issues.did online search came to know thousands of customers are having the same issues.anyway got it fixed now I am having camera issues now online it says it's a bug. Nokia service center says they can't fix the bug but try doing a factory reset.

  90. Never ever buy this… Pls bhaio. 4 months se use kr rha hu touch ka itna jada issue ajtk ksi phone me nhi hua jitna isme h khud b khud touch kaam krti h YouTube khud 10 sec pichhe hone lgti h touch kam krna bnd krdti h.

  91. Nokia is the name only to a once great phone ..

  92. is it still worthy to buy 5.1 plus now…?

  93. Please does d 64gb variant support Glo and MTN 4g?

  94. I really love Ur pattern of review
    So detailed 😎

  95. How much is this ?

  96. Watching this video in my Nokia 5.1 plus

  97. the fact that it has a TYPE C on it is a winner winner chicken dinner!

  98. Low technology

  99. Eric pls am suffering chargin problems any help

  100. Nokia 5.1 plus having lot of problems
    1- charging port problem
    2- network issue
    3- heating issue
    4- backup is not good

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