Forget about the rest! Enter in to the world of Nokia 1.

First things first, the feeling you get with this phone is that it really is a daily driver and a good one at that. It’s a great phone that makes you appreciate the value for money. There’s no other phone that sells at sh. 7,999/= that comes with Android Oreo. The Nokia 1 however comes with the Go-edition of Android Oreo.

The phone is simple and super affordable and here are some of the best reasons why.

Great design

The Nokia 1 has a 4.5-inch display with a matching body size. It is simple and clean with a removable back cover. Under that, you will find a replaceable battery, two nano-SIM slots, and a microSD card slot. The power and volume buttons are on the right of the device and are part of the cover. A 3.5mm headphone jack is on top and a Micro-USB port on the bottom.

Nokia One 2018
Nokia One 2018

At the back, there is the camera and flash and a speaker. Right above the display is placed a front-facing camera, a light sensor and the earpiece. The microphone is at the bottom of the display..


The Nokia 1 has 8GB of internal storage and because half of that is used by the Android OS and pre-installed apps, you remain with about 4GB of free space for your apps, music and photos.

You can have additional storage via microSD and the device supports up to 128GB.

The phone supports 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE and because the Nokia 1 doesn’t use a SIM tray, it is possible to use two SIM cards and a microSD card all at the same time!

The Nokia 1 packs a 2,150mAh removable battery lasts through the whole day. However, if you’re surfing the web, watching some videos, making calls, you will get between six to seven hours of use.

Android Go

This special version of Android (The Go edition) is made for this device. There are also Go versions of the main Google apps like Gmail, Assistant and Maps.

The version of Google Play Store that is on the device is also modified to show preference to the Go versions of apps, inasmuch as you can still access the entire app catalog.

Why buy the Nokia 1?

This is a great choice budget phone and we absolutely recommend it. The Android Oreo Go makes the most of the phone’s resources and even if it is a watered down version, it looks and feels exactly like vanilla Android Oreo. This means that you get home screen you can configure, an app drawer (that opens with a simple gesture of sliding up) and a quick settings panel. You also have guaranteed security upgrades.

Nokia 1 Android Go

Nokia has gone back to its roots and produced a good looking smartphone that’s great to hold and awesome to look at. For just sh. 7,999/=, if you’re going to purchase this phone, you will be pleased with the design and build quality.