5.5" IPS screen
16MP rear camera
8MP front camera
2970 mAh battery
MediaTek Helio P18
2.0GHz octa-core processor
5.5" IPS screen
16MP rear camera
8MP front camera
2970 mAh battery
MediaTek Helio P18
2.0GHz octa-core processor
Great value for money.
MediaTek Helio P18
What! You mean I can't get a flagship phone for $199? That there are compromises? I'm shocked I tell you, shocked!
There are better phones for same price or less
Name a phone that runs AndroidOne and come with monthly security updates?
@mathew42: Nokia 6.1 tobydeals
I get that its a Chinese Hong Kong whatever grey but its still a QCA 600 series phone for effectively the same price. You just roll the dice on warranty.
@tonyjzx: I got a china import Nokia 5.1 plus.
Wouldn't do it again. Not for warranty, but for software updates. Nokia android phones had a weird issue where apps would get put to sleep and you wouldn't get notifications. They apparently fixed this on all their phones….. Except Chinese varients
@cheesecactus: I have an Australian purchased 5.1 plus from Officeworks with this incredibily frustrating 'feature', the issue wasn't fixed by Nokia. I fixed it myself by disabling the hidden Duraspeed app.
Now it's a good phone, and the battery life is just fine using Android Pie's built in battery management without the hyper aggressive background app killing Duraspeed. With Duraspeed it was pretty poor, missing notifications and not syncing or staying connected to Garmin smart watch.
Also noted that this deal is on the 5.1 which IMHO is a far inferior phone to the 5.1 plus
@uzz30: Yes the 5.1 Plus was a great phone for $200 .My son had his stolen .
@uzz30: Spot on!
Nokia 5.1 Plus was $198 from HN a few months ago. Great phone for the price. Super-fast and battery lasts the whole day, even with heavy use.
@vrsac: Except when the USB C charging port stops working…
@mathew42: xiaomi A2 , not sure if monthly
@phunkydude: no sd and no 3.5 is kind of a dick move
@tonyjzx: 3.5mm is living in the past. No new phones will have 3.5 in a couple of years.
@tonyjzx: I got the Samsung A20 from Good Guys for 220 after GG 20% code. That is way better value than this imo
@kkmenon1156: The A20 a great phone. If you care about monthly security updates then Nokia is better. My fathers A20 still on June security update.
he merely said the hardware isn't best value for money, which is actually true if you care about hardware. that p18 mediatek SoC is manufactured on 28nm which is very outdated and uses more power, for ~200 you can get something like this:
System: Funtouch OS 9.1(Based on Android 9) . Faster and Smoother
CPU: Snapdragon 655 Octa Core
Storage: 3G+32G ▏ 3G+64G ▏ 4G+64G
Camera: 13.0MP+8.0MP+2.0MP Rear Camera, 8.0MP Front Camera
Screen: 6.35 inch, 19.3:9 Halo FullView Display, 89.04% Screen-to-Body Ratio
How's the warranty on that one?
@Tiggrrrrr: no idea sorry, there is always the slight risk as is with anything when buying from overseas, its pretty small though, some sellers pre-test and the packaging is usually really good.
I was looking at this for my partner. End up buying a Samsung A20 for only $20 more. Has quick charge, bigger battery and better cams.
Last 2 samsung devices (tabs) I had really slowed down after a yr+ and became close to unuseable. I assume the automatic update of their uninstallable apps - not sure. Maybe the samsung a20 is different.
Then dare to get root access on your tablet and uninstall bloatware. That's what usually I do whenever I buy a new tablet.
Don't do if you are conscious about losing device warranty.
Or dare to buy a device that doesn't require rooting.
I find a useful thing to do is once a year or so backup apps and data, do a full wipe, and set the 'phone up as a new device. A pain, but seems to help a lot both for iPhones and Android phones. It gets rid of the junk left over from apps being installed/uninstalled, and by only reinstalling the apps I actually use/want then there's more space etc. By Y3 the battery in the device is usually toast, so it's then time to look at replacing and maybe putting in a new battery in the old device to put in the backup drawer…. or eBay…..
A better option to try first, before you do a full factory reset, is to get to the recovery menu, select "wipe cache partition", then select "reboot system now". This can wipe away a lot of the junk files that accumulate in the background. This can be done on most Android devices, the following video can help:
@jdt1986: Yep, absolutely, along with removing unused apps etc. But a once a year cleanup has worked for me. Just saying. :-)
@PlasticSpaceman: Yeah, sometimes a full factory reset is the best way, but I always try the wipe cache partition trick first just in case :-)
@jdt1986: That is a great option. Do you know if it works for any Android phone or just Nokias?
Hard to recommend this over a Samsung A20, a phone that can be had for $169 locked to Vodafone.
Android One and regular updates for nokia has value for many.
but not the majority.
yeah updates and android one is for chumps
Is it available right now for $169?
No delivery and and no stock anywhere in WA.
@tango1: It would cost you to unlock the phone if you are not a fan of Vodafone
@tango1: There was some stock in VIC when i posted the link. Worth calling your local as online will say out of stock online when the instore level goes below a certain number. In other words, they may still have a few.
@tango1: Also at Target, same price and low stock.
Yeh can't beat that one in terms of value. Got one for me old man, OLED is good but you can sort of see the lower clarity than others (dpi). Doesn't help as well its a 6.4 inch screen. The Exynos chip is good for everyday internet browsing and light usage but can't handle higher demanding games. Plastic body all around it so I needed to buy the screen protector and heavy duty case add another $15. Also locked to Voda which is another minus but overall can't beat the price (159 at Aust Post) for a well known brand, OLED, NFC, Band 28 and decent CPU.
PIcked one up for $142.50 from the recent target deal :) looks to be ver ygood value for money, i notice the 720p resolution when reviewing photos but is otherwise a great phone.
Nokia 5.1 vs Moto G6, which one would be better ?
I went G7 Plus.
I dunno why you got downvoted. I'm wondering the same thing.
A family member has a Moto G5 Plus that's refusing to charge, would this Nokia be a good replacement, or downgrade?
This would be a good replacement if anything like the one I got. Which refused to charge after 3 months.
I've had a Moto G1, G3 and now G5S Plus, but have decided my next phone will be something else, most likely an Android One based device. Motorola devices are nicely built, but the company is as tight as a duck's arse when it comes to version updates. I got ONE major update (from Android Nougat to Android Oreo), and that was my lot. Android One devices, on the other hand, get 2 years of version updates from the date of release.
My Moto G4Plus was promised updates that never came . The update was released in some countries but was half baked and not ready for prime time apparently .
I'd go the Nokia 5.1 if I were you. It'll be at least getting an upgrade to Android 10, and maybe even Android 11 next year. The Moto G6 is gonna be stuck on Android 9 as it won't be getting any more version updates.
If you aren't in a rush, the Nokia 5.1 Plus has appeared occasionally at $199. It has Helio P60 (faster processor) and USB-C.
Though that's missing NFC, so no Google Pay.
Does 5.1 (ALDI) have NFC?
@garratt torlesse: The Nokia 5.1 does have NFC, is this an ALDI special device?
@Mibo: Its an Australian special
@garratt torlesse: I wonder why HMD Global decided not to put NFC in the Australian version.
Mine lasted 2 months before experiencing the plagued loose charge port issue. I'm yet to claim warranty. My experiences before the hardware issue was poor. Issues including difficulties sending messages as the send/submit button on many apps is hidden in the navigation bar. Virtually no timely push notifications were received. Nokia aggressive battery saving settings meant no notifications were received if the phone was untouched for 20mins
What about the 6.1 for $195??? 4GB/64GB
My wife has one and been very happy with it
Three Nokia 6.1 in my family. Good phones for <$200. Dual Sim or single plus SD, band 28 and NFC too.
grey import, it will be tough to get a warranty if it dies suddenly.
Aldi has great waranty and service. And you can get a repair much easier.
Its up to you to decide on the risk.
I'm curious what they mean by "without hands free". No speakerphone? No phone calls via a Bluetooth headset? I could possibly live with the former.
lol its the earphone cable thinggy for hands free call - plug into headphone port
Nokia 6 (2018) TA-1043 4GB/64GB has 5% off, now $185.25
This being an Android One device which was released August 2018, it will get version updates until August 2020 (so should definitely get Android 10 and may even get Android 11), and will get security updates until August 2021.
Also, this being the 32GB version, it should come with 3GB of RAM which might help out the Mediatek processor a bit.
DEFINITELY a decent deal for $199, especially if it's being bought for someone who isn't going to use high-end or processo/RAM hungry apps and games.
Although I have had a Nokia 6.1 for ages and like it and Android One even more, I think it's wishful thinking this 5.1 will get the Android 11 update.
We will get the Android 10 update after the New Year most likely ( end Q4 2019 to beginning Q1 2020 ), and the 5.1 will get it in Q2 2020. 2 years after August 2018 is August 2020, so Android 10 or 10.1 it will be but security patches till August 2021 which is still really good for a $200 phone. Most $200 will only get a few minor updates and a few security updates anyway.
Which is why I said "it MAY even get Android 11". I didn't say it definitely would. Even if it just gets Android 10, it's still a deal at $199.
If I was in the market for a phone, I'd buy this
Geekbench Single Core (maily for app performance)
Nokia 5.1 MTK 845
Samsung Galaxy A20 1099 ($169 locked)
Snapdragon 835 1967 (the $399 LG V30+)
Snapdragon 845 2458 (the Google Pixel 3)
Snapdragon 855 3520 (The Google Pixel 4)
iPhone XS A12 4806
iPhone 11 A13 5800?
Antutu (emphasize on gaming and 3D graphics)
Nokia 5.1 MTK 62000
Samsung Galaxy A20 88710 ($169 locked)
Snapdragon 835 212000 (the $399 LG V30+)
Snapdragon 845 293000 (the Google Pixel 3)
Snapdragon 855 362000 (The Google Pixel 4)
What are you trying to say? :)
Just a Eugene rant sounds to me
It says FYI :)
Oh well that explains it all then. Was that the 2gb or 3gb version?
@relliksalta: 2G 3G doesn't have much difference when running the benchmark. With 3G ram you sure can ran a lot more apps at the same time (background)
I have a Nokia 5.1 plus. It has difficulty connecting to my home wifi.
Do you guys know a fix?
From the previous Aldi release there are still $129 single leftovers in some stores.
If that's the one from March then it was only the 16gb storage and 2gb memory version.
I really wanted to upgrade my Alcatel POS but it looks like there is not much positive about this phone
It's perfect for my 11yo as a first phone. I wouldnt consider it for any other reason. I know I wouldnt cry if she broke it @ only $200.
Didn't Nokia go out of business
No they parted ways with Microsoft.
Microsoft sold Nokia to Foxconn and HMD Global. These phones now are made by HMD Global.
Looking at picking one of these up. How does it compare to a Samsung Galaxy s7? Trying to work out if i keep my S7 and give her this or take this and give her the s7?
Alternatively is there anything else in the 2-300 range that betters the S7 that i could pickup? WOuld like to upgrade my phone as the S7 is nearly 3 years old and getting clunky.
GS7 is streets better, especially cameras and screen. However still on Android 8, and you have to deal with some Samsung bloatware.
is this good enough for POKEMON GO?
Question for this Aldi experts, where do they normally stock things like phones during the sales. Is it in the middle at the back like most items or do they lock them away in those glass cabinets and you have to ask for them?
They lock them away in the glass cabinets and you have to ask for them.
i just got one, they werent even in the glass cabinets, they were only out back and had to ask the guy to get one. I got there at 8 am and was 2nd in line so made sure i got one.
Picked up one pretty easily, they had them at the checkouts for those playing at home.
Having picked one up, it's a TALL and THIN phone, longer than i expected
Anyone else bought this phone and noticed an issue with screen flicker when on low brightness?
edit: seems to be a major bug with new Nokias as per their forums:
I just post this in case anyone else was on the fence
Go down to
Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)
the screen flickers at 65hz at low brightness, can be noticeable by eye.
Picked one up for the wife today. She is happy. Pretty easy to transfer all of her stuff from the old S4. Not the speediest phone but more reliable than he dying phone.
My local Aldi has a Motorola G6 down from m 279 to 199. Would it be better value?
So idk what luck either people had, but my phone had the screen flicker i already mentioned, but now it's blacking out randomly and will no longer take photos. I guess i just got a dud? They can't all be this badly broken, so i'll be taking it back. Will see if they have any other stock.
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