Former king of mobile phones, Nokia has been trying to make a comeback in the smartphone world. The Nokia D1C will be a new addition to their mid-range line of smartphones and is perfect for users who are on a tight budget. Despite its affordable price tag, the smartphone has a commendable set of features that makes it more impressive than you might expect.
The Nokia D1C is available in two variants. The first is a basic standard model that comes in many colours such as black, grey, and white whereas the Premium version is in gold colour and has a sleek metal unibody. Regardless of which model who choose, the Nokia D1C has a visually-pleasing design overall which will not leave you disappointed.
Nokia has done a good job to fit the Nokia D1C with a large display screen while maintaining a design that still fits comfortably in the hand. In terms of display, the Nokia D1C comes with a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display with a 1,080 x 1920p resolution. These specs translate to clear and colourful image quality that is sufficient for everyday usage. Moreover, the screen is bright enough to be used both outdoors without affecting the legibility of the elements on it. This makes it ideal for individuals who are looking for a budget smartphone to bring along for their travels.
Despite being marketed with an affordable price tag, this Nokia smartphone is still capable of delivering commendable performance thanks to its combination of internal hardware. The device is powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor that is matched with the Adreno 505 graphics card. The phone comes with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. These elements work together to ensure that the phone runs smoothly, even with multiple applications open simultaneously. Out of the box, the phone comes with 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
Despite its humble price tag, the Nokia D1C also offers a variety of useful features. The smartphone is equipped with various sensors including an accelerometer, ambient light, sensor, gyro, and proximity sensor.
Nokia has opted for a 13-megapixel rear shooter for the basic model and a 16-megapixel camera for the premium variant. Regardless of which model you choose, the cameras snap sharp and clear photos in most lighting conditions. In front, both versions feature an 8-megapixel snapper that delivers clear and colourful selfies that can be made into your profile picture with little to no editing required.
The Nokia D1C houses a 3,000mAh battery that effortlessly powers the device through the day on a single charge. The phone supports the Quick Charge 3.0 technology that effectively reduces the time required to recharge the device to full capacity.