Specs summary


The Nokia N1's screen is 7.9 inches with 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.


There is a Intel Atom Z3580 Quad core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5300 mAh battery.

Reviews summary

Based on 3 reviews

What's good  

  • Type-C USB
  • Light
  • Great display
  • Android 5.0
  • Price

What's bad  

  • Screen glare
  • No storage expansion
  • No GPS
  • No cellular data support

Many thought that selling their smartphone branch to Microsoft would mean not seeing the Nokia name on any devices for a while. Well, Nokia is out to show they’re still in the tech business with a new tablet--the Nokia N1. Does the cell phone powerhouse have what it takes to make the transition to tablets? We’ll dig into the reviews and find out!

One of the most predominant things mentioned in every review is the appearance of the tablet. With its 7.9-inch 2048-by-1536 pixel display, unibody design and clean lines, International Business Times and other gadget outlets are calling the device an iPad Mini clone. The screen on the tablet is completely flush with the body and features zero-gap lamination for a seamless, unibody design. After handing the tablet, Phone Arena said it feels “truly premium.”

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The IPS display on the tablet offers plenty of pixels to keep up with the competition. International Business Times called the display “crisp and clear” though many reviews noted a few issues with glare in bright lighting due to the lamination.

Powering the N1 is a 2.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM. While 64-bit processors are still relatively new to mobile devices, the benefits in both power and energy efficiency are easy to see. Paired with Nokia’s Z Launcher interface and Android 5.0, the tablet was quick and responsive according to most reviews. Phone Arena predicts that the tablet will “be able to keep up with the best of them a year or two from now on,” making it a great choice for anyone who wants something that won’t be a paperweight in the next round of the tablet wars.

The tablet includes a 5300mAh non-removable battery. No reviews mentioned battery tests. However, Nokia claims that a single charge should net you up to 9 hours of heavy to moderate usage.

While the N1 doesn’t include a memory card slot, it does come with 32GB of internal storage to offer plenty of room for your favorite music, movies, games and more.

Finally, if you’re looking to snap a few pictures, the 8MP rear-facing camera and 5MP front-facing offer multiple options. Unfortunately, lack of a flash on the camera will limit your options in low-light and reviews on image quality are only slightly above average.

In all, the N1 looks like it will be a major contender on the tablet charts for 2015 with CNet calling it “almost too good to be true” and Phone Arena declaring that it “has quite a lot to offer for your money.” While it might be missing a few options, such as cellular data and GPS support, reviews indicate that what it does offer more than offsets the few minor omissions.

Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

Tablet News

Best compact Android tablet for the money right now

from Tablet News
The best Android tablet you can buy at a more affordable price, but at the same time packing solid specs. The main advantage is being able to use the slate for long hours, without feeling tired and this model is also better than the Xiaomi Mi Pad and iPad Mini Retina, minus the camera and display brightness maybe... Full review

Isn't geared enough to compete

from GSMArena
Nokia picked a very competitive field for its return to consumer products. Even the highly popular full-size iPad is finding it tough to compete with its 8" (give or take) sibling and the market is rife with high-quality tablets of that size. And the Nokia N1 just isn't geared enough to compete, it feels derivative, it doesn't offer anything unique and the software is a deal-breaker.Still, if Nokia learns from this experience (experienced personnel moved to Microsoft so there are things to re-learn), we may be getting excited about a Nokia phone again soon... Full review
Android Authority

Fantastic build quality, and hardware allows consistent, smooth performance

from Android Authority

So, there you have it – a closer look at the Nokia N1 tablet! In a lot of ways, it is truly difficult to judge an Android device without testing its full capabilities, something not possible due to the lack of Google Play services and apps in this particular version of the device. That said, everything that was thrown at it, from everyday tasks to some intense gaming, the device handled admirably. The Z Launcher certainly gets the job done if you’re looking for a very simple, easy to use software experience, and of course, you always have the option to replace it with other laun... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date January 7, 2015
Regions available United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, China
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Atom Z3580 Quad core 2.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
E-book Reader No
Colors Lava Gray, Natural Aluminum
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.1 x 13.9 x 0.7 cm
(7.9 x 5.5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 318 grams
(11.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel Density 324 pixels
Size 7.9 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Unknown
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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