Nokia 3.1 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

The Nokia 3.1 upgrades the design of the earlier Nokia 3, but the end result is lacking in performance and battery power.

  • Android One
  • Nice physical design
  • Poor camera
  • Mediocre performance
  • Middling battery life

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.2 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
310 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
146.3mm x 68.7mm x 8.7mm
Weight
138.3g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Mediatek MT6750
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 16GB
Battery capacity
2,990mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$249
Launch date2018-05
Nokia 3.1

Design

  • Modern, classic style
  • 18:9 display
  • Old microUSB charging

Camera

  • Average camera, even by budget standards
  • Slow performance
  • Loss of detail in low light

Performance

  • Processor upgraded to Mediatek MT6750
  • Android One an improvement
  • Overall poor performance in class

Battery life

  • Poor battery performance

Verdict

  • Clear improvement over Nokia 3, but otherwise not worth it

Pricing and availability


Alternatives

The good news is that there's plenty of competition in the budget space, including phones such as the Motorola Moto G6 Play or Motorola Moto E5, Huawei's Nova 3e or Alcatel's range of lower-cost phones.

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    Specifications

    Display

    Display Size
    5.2 inches
    Pixels per inch (PPI)
    310 ppi

    Camera

    Rear camera megapixels
    13MP
    Rear camera aperture size
    f/2.0
    Video recording
    1080p
    Front camera megapixels
    8MP
    Front camera aperture size
    f/2.0

    Physical Dimensions

    Dimensions
    146.3mm x 68.7mm x 8.7mm
    Weight
    138.3g

    Connectivity

    NFC
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    802.11 a/b/g/n
    Network category speed
    Category 4

    Power, storage and battery

    Processor
    Mediatek MT6750
    RAM
    2GB
    Operating system
    Android 8
    Internal storage
    16GB
    External storage support
    Up to 16GB
    Battery capacity
    2,990mAh

    Device features

    Headphone jack
    Yes
    Fingerprint sensor
    No
    Water resistance rating
    N/A
    Wireless charging
    No

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