The Nokia 1 is one of the five new telephones announced by the Finnish parent company, HMD Global, at the MWC in Barcelona at the end of February. It is the basic model in the range. The 4.5-inch screen is fairly small by today’s standards but the quality is great. That’s because of the so-called IPS display. This technology ensures better color reproduction, a sharper contrast and wider viewing angles. Everything remains clearly visible, even when you look at the screen at a slant.
The design is very reminiscent of the Nokia Lumia phones of a few years ago, which at the time still ran on Windows Phone. In 2018, the design unfortunately seems somewhat less trendy and even rather uninspired, certainly when compared with the slightly more expensive models such as the Nokia 3 or the Nokia 5.