Decent comeback from Nokia
Design and Display
The Nokia C1 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display having full HD resolution (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) and pixel density of 401 ppi. The phone is available in a white coloured body.
OS and Configuration
The smartphone runs on Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system. Under the hood, the device is equipped with a 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset that has an octa-core design comprising of a 1.8GHz quad-core cortex A72 processor and a 1.4GHz quad-core cortex A53 processor. It is clubbed with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU.
Camera and Storage
For photography there is a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The rear camera comes with an LED flash and autofocus feature. With regards to storage, the device offers 32GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
Connectivity and Battery
On the connectivity front, options available in this device are 4G, Wi-Fi with hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS as well as Glonass and microUSB 2.0. Sensors available in this phone are proximity, accelerometer and compass. Power required to keep this device running is supplied by 2,800mAh li-ion battery which is of non removable nature.
The Nokia C1 marks the return of the once leading brand in the global mobile market. Nokia had previously displayed a lack of eagerness to adapt the new Android OS and later decided to manufacture their devices on Windows platform. This resulted in the company suffering huge loss in the market share and eventually led to their acquisition by Microsoft. But the brand intends to make a powerful comeback with this device. Learning from their past mistake the brand has based its new smartphone on Android OS. It does offer good number of features but still has certain drawbacks which might affect its performance in the present competitive smartphone market.