Nokia have released an affordable handset that aims to deliver a solid and robust smartphone experience while still being suitable for those on a tight budget. The Nokia 1 is the latest in a long line of affordable mobile phones, and is available to buy from EE, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse and other selected retailers for the modest price of just £79. This makes it one of the best-value phones on the market in terms of features included.
The Nokia 1 is a back-to-basics model, which features the Oreo edition of Android Go. Android Go is highly optimised to suit phones that have 1GB of RAM or less. It supports a wide range of Google apps, and is tailor made in order to run more smoothly while using less data.
Despite only having 1GB of RAM, the Nokia 1 has a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras and 4G connectivity. In fact, it does everything that users would expect from a smartphone without any of the bloatware such as skins, user interface options and preloaded and unnecessary apps.
In terms of colour, the Nokia 1 is available in warm red and dark blue, but like in the good old pre-smarthpone days, this can be changed via one of a range of Xpress-on snap-on fascias.
The release of the Nokia 1 is a great example of how technology becomes more affordable over time, and now it’s possible to have a perfectly respectable smartphone and still have change from £100.