Nokia C1 (2019) Review, Specs, Info and More

The Nokia C1 is a Android phone with an affordable price for its specs. The device itself is quite nice to look at, coming in black or red with its simplistic looks and features.

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Quick View on Its Specs:

Released in December 2019, it came standard with Android 9 Pie Go Editon and hasn’t received an Android 10 update as of yet.

However, considering manufacturers like to send out at least two major updates we might just see an update soon… *Fingers crossed*.

This Brand New out of the Box Device comes with a standard pair of earphones and a charger with a micro-USB 2.0 cable.

The IPS Capacitive display comes in a size of 5.45″ (13.8cm) FWVGA+ with 480×960 Pixels as its resolution and an aspect Ratio of 18:9.

The battery that gives the phone its life is a 2500mah removable Li-ion battery and is charged with a micro-USB 2.0 cable.

While the CPU powering this baby is a 1.4Ghz Quad-Core. As for The RAM it has 1GB with a Storage Space of 16GB Upgradable to 64GB with an SD Card.

Its cameras both front and rear are 5MP with each a LED Flash of its own.

It has Dual SIM capabilities, however it does not have the ability to use 4G, so that’s one downside, 2G and 3G is its game.

Speaking of Game…

How It Games:

I tried ‘Real Racing 3’ on this baby and for some reason or another as the game began to run I became a little bit worried due to noticing a bit of lag as the intro proceeded to start (the intro is in game and not a cutscene/video).

Although… I was quite shocked and surprised to see it handled the gameplay itself fairly well considering all these specs. As more movement was displayed there was quite a drop in frames, but it’s playable.

Then I decided to try 3DMark just to benchmark its overall performance and to actually show you what the actual FPS numbers are.

I know… I know. It does not look too good for the Nokia C1, but remember that 3D Mark is quite intense and it makes most phones cry out for help. Although it WOULD be different in a different environment…

Let’s say you’re playing ‘Bubble Witch’… obviously it would run perfectly. It mainly depends on the game and how intense the game is.

I wouldn’t say I could throw anything at this device, but I don’t want to diss a phone as nice as this one.

Personally, I like it, but if you’re looking for something that’s a little bit on the fast side then search somewhere else friends.

NOKIA C1 Full Phone Specifications:

LaunchAnnounced December 2019, Released December 2020
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie (Go Edition),
No Android 10 As of Yet.
BodyToughened Glass Display, Plastic Frame, Plastic Back
ColorsBlack, Red
Dimensions147.6 x 71.4 x 8.7 mm
Water ResistantNo
ScreenIPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors16M colors
Size5.45″ (13.8cm) FWVGA+
Aspect Ratio18:9
Pixel Density197 PPI
Resolution480×960 Pixels
CPUQuad-Core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetMediatek MT6735
GPUMali-T720 MP2
Memory1GB RAM
Storage16GB Upgradable to 64GB Micro SD Card
Type2500mah Removable Li-Ion
Charge5V 1A
Front5MP LED Flash (f/2.4),
Video 720p@30fps
Rear5MP Flash,
Video 720p@30fps,
JackYes (3.5mm)
Sim Type Dual Sim (Nano-Sim)
2GYes (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2)
3GYes (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)
Network SpeedHSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
WLAN802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
BluetoothYes, 4.2
USB TypeMicro USB 2.0
Other FeaturesProximity Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Google Assistant Button

That’s about it for this post. If you think I have missed something, please let me know.

Your friend,


Co-Founder of ComputeeZA


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