Nokia 1 sub-£80 smartphone now available in UK

Nokia 1Looking for a first smartphone for your kids, or one for the olds? Howsabout an inexpensive mobile to take with you to a festival? The Nokia 1 has just officially gone on sale in the UK.

The Nokia 1 gives you all the smartphone essentials in a refreshingly familiar, interchangeable design.

Furthermore, it does all this for less than £80.

Nokia 1

Nokia 1Under the hood is a quad-core processor and it’s loaded with front and rear cameras as well as 4G connectivity.

It runs Android Oreo (Go edition) which is tailored for more affordable devices. Android Oreo (Go edition) uses its own lightweight versions of popular Google apps. These also less power and data, making them idea for PAYG phone or low-data SIM deals.

Nokia 1Keeping the lights on is a removable 2150 mAh battery. That, and the power-efficient IPS display, works with the optimised apps so you can make the most out of each charge.

Make it your own

Nokia 1One thing that I miss from owning a Nokia phone is the Xpress-on covers. Well, great news. As well as the Nokia 1 being available in Warm Red and Dark Blue, it also supports the pop-on covers. This opens up your choices to include Azure, Grey, Pink and Yellow.


Sarah Edge, General Manager, UK and Ireland, HMD Global, said:

From kids borrowing their parents’ phones to technophobes only ever receiving a hand me down, there are lots of people in the UK who haven’t ever owned their own smartphone. It’s these people who we’ve made the incredibly accessible Nokia 1 for, which gives you all the smartphone essentials in a fun, simple to use and secure package.”

Price and availability

Nokia 1 is available now from £79 in a choice of two colours, Warm Red and Dark Blue through EE, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse and selected retailers. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, will be coming soon to selected retailers.