Nokia presented at MWC 2015 an impressive tablet. Its design is very well taken care of, its specifications are top of the line and its suggested price, very reasonable. I was able to test the tablet during the Barcelona fair, and here you check my first impressions on the Nokia N1.


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  • Release date and price
  • Design and quality of construction
  • Screen
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery
  • Technical specifications
  • Preliminary verdict

Nokia N1 – Release date and price

According to Nokia representatives, the tablet will have the suggested price of 249 Euros in Europe. Their availability and price in Brazil have not yet been informed.

Nokia N1 – Design & Build Quality

The design of the Nokia N1 is based on an aluminum unibody housing, which clearly resembles the iPad Mini. Nokia does not deny this similarity, and sees no problems in it. The fact is that the finish of the tablet I have in hand is impeccable. There are no strange reliefs, faults or spaces. The overall impression is of a noble and valuable device.

The Nokia N1 has 4:3 format, like the iPad Mini. © ANDROIDPIT

At the bottom, we find the stereo speakers and the usb 3.0 type C input.

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The plug for USB 3.0 type C between the two speakers of the Nokia N1. © ANDROIDPIT

The top holds the 3.5 mm headset and the power button. The back of the tablet is completely devoid of roughness, as long as only with the camera sensor and a discreet Nokia logo on the bottom.

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The Nokia N1 has a very sober and stylish. © ANDROIDPIT

Nokia N1 – Screen

It was Nokia’s own representative at MWC 2015 who told me: the Nokia N1 screen is identical to that found on the iPad Mini 3. As for specifications, it is a 7.9-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, which gives it a density of 324 pixels per inch.

The Nokia N1 screen is identical to that of the iPad, both in size and setting. © ANDROIDPIT

The first test of the Nokia N1 shows a quality screen, a very good display. Color representation is natural, saturation and contrast are also remarkable. The brightness is not the highest I have been given to observe, but it seems sufficient for everyday use.

The nokia n1 screen is very good. © ANDROIDPIT

Visibility at inclined angles seemed particularly good to me, probably because the board uses zero-gap technology. Although it is difficult to perceive in pavilion like the MWC, the reflections seemed small to me.

Nokia N1 – Software

The Nokia N1 tablet runs with Android 5.0 Pure Lollipop. The Nokia launcher, Z Launcher, comes pre-installed on the N1, but we can replace it with any other.

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It should be noted that The Z Launcher can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store on all Android smartphones, but as for tablets, it offers compatibility only for nokia N1. In addition to the specific features of Lollipop, Z Launcher transforms the way we use and search for apps on Android. From the main screen, you can draw a letter, and all applications that start with that letter will be displayed.

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Z Launcher for tablets is exclusive to Nokia N1. © ANDROIDPIT

The function is very practical, and I was surprised by its proper functioning and simplicity. The app drawer is actually a list, and the icons are separated by categories.

Nokia N1 – Performance

During this short test of the Nokia N1, the tablet was very fluid and showed no signs of delays or bugs. Of course, we have to conduct an in-depth test to issue a final verdict, but my first impression was very positive.

The tablet version presented at MWC 2015 comes packaged with a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. The version that will hit the European market will be equipped with a more powerful processor. The Nokia representative told me that Qualcomm was interested in a partnership, but it didn’t happen because the Finns don’t want to damage their excellent relationship with Intel. Finally, the Nokia N1 has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. We still don’t know which version will arrive in Brazil.

In my first test the Nokia N1 worked quickly and fluidly. © ANDROIDPIT

Nokia N1 – Battery

Nokia claims a 12-hour autonomy for the N1. This seems realistic to me, as the battery capacity is 5,300 mAh. For a comparison basis, the Nexus 7, from 2013, has a somewhat minguada battery of only 3750 mAh.

Nokia N1 – Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 138.6 x 200.7 x 6.9 mm
Weight: 318 g
Battery size: 5300 mAh
Screen size: 7.9 inches
Screen technology: LCD
Screen: 2048 x 1536 pixels (324 ppi)
Front camera 5 megapixels
Rear camera 8 megapixels
Flash: Unavailable
Android version: 5.0 – Lollipop
Interface: Stock Android
Internal memory: 32 GB
Removable memory: Unavailable
Chipset: Intel Atom
Number of cores: 4
Max speed. 2.3 GHz
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0

Preliminary verdict

We already knew the N1. It is available in China, and should reach the rest of the world this year. According to the representative of Nokia, the brand wants to maintain a very competitive price for the tablet, and the Nokia N1 should be offered at 249 Euros in Europe. For this price, the cost/benefit ratio of the tablet is very good. My first impressions with the Nokia N1 were the best possible. Wait for our full review for a final judgment.

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