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5 excellent Nokia smartphones for the budget consumer [Sponsored]

With all the chatter about how expensive smartphones have become, you may think you’d be hard pressed to find an excellent smartphone at a reasonable price. But think again.

Nokia’s extensive 2018 lineup has a number of devices that won’t blow a hole in your bank account.

Nokia 1

For R999, consumers get a 4G smartphone with a 4.5 inch screen, 8GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB, and a 5MP rear camera.

For those interested in running WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or simply send and receive texts, this Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone is just the ticket.

Nokia 2.1

Recently launched in South Africa, the R1749 Nokia 2.1 is Nokia’s second Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone. It features a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 1GB of RAM and a 5.5 inch screen.

With an 8MP camera at the rear and a 4000mAh battery, the Nokia 2.1 is an all day workhorse for social media lovers and gives you up to 2-days of battery life.

Nokia 3.1

The Nokia 3.1 is Nokia’s most affordable Android One smartphone, coming in at R2,299. It features a hardy Gorilla Glass face, a 5.2 inch screen, and a Mediatek MT6750 chipset.

It also has 2GB of RAM for effective multitasking and 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB

At the rear, a 13MP camera with autofocus is the showstopper, while an 8MP selfie camera makes it perfect for a night out on the town.

Nokia 5.1

With three gorgeous colour options of Tempered Blue, Black and Copper, the Nokia 5.1 is the most fashionable budget smartphone you’ll soon be able to buy for only R2659.

With a flagship-level 2160×1080 5.5 inch screen, the phone’s perfect for consuming video.

It employs Mediatek’s Helio P18 chipset, with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 128GB.

Nokia 6.1

Finally, the Nokia 6.1 launched in South Africa earlier this year for R3999.

Powered by the Snapdragon 630 chipset, the aluminium Nokia 6.1 also features a 1920×1080 screen, a 16MP rear camera, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, with microSD card support up to 128GB.

A 3000mAh battery will last as long as your day (and beyond), while a USB-C port ensures your phone charges quickly when need be.

Feature image: Nokia