Nokia 3.1: 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.

Verdict

When Nokia was relaunched as an Android mobile brand in 2017, the Nokia 3 was its flagship "budget" line, a position it kept until the Nokia 1 came along in 2018 at Mobile World Congress. The Nokia 3.1 is, as its name suggests, an upgrade on the Nokia 3 promising a refined design with more power than the original phone. It's still undeniably a budget offering, but even with Nokia's impressive industrial designers on the case, it's still a tough phone to recommend.

The good

  • Android One
  • Nice physical design

The bad

  • Poor camera
  • Mediocre performance
  • Middling battery life


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

Nokia 3.1: Pricing and availability

The Nokia 3.1 retails in Australia for $249 outright.

Buy the Nokia 3.1

Buy the Nokia 3.1 from Amazon AU

Nokia's simple but affordable Nokia 3.1 features a refined design and the guarantee of two years' worth of software upgrades via Android One.

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Nokia 3.1: 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.

Buy the Huawei Nova 3e

Buy the Huawei Nova 3e from Amazon AU

Huawei puts the impressive design of its flagship phones into a more affordable device with the Nova 3e.

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Specifications

OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 720 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 310
Processor Mediatek MT6750
Height (mm) 146.3
Width (mm) 68.7
Depth (mm) 8.7
Weight (g) 138.3
Battery size (mAh) 2,990
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 16GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 2
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support Yes
Updated March 23rd, 2019
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Nokia 9 Pureview
5.99
inches

2880 x 1440px

12MP + 12MP + 12MP

128GB

3,320
mAh
5.84
inches

1080 x 2280px

12MP + 5MP

32GB

3,060
mAh
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2
5.71
inches

720 x 1520px

13MP + 2MP

16GB


32GB

3,000
mAh
5.3
inches

2560 x 1440px

13MP + 13MP

64GB

3,090
mAh
Nokia 3.2
Nokia 3.2
6.26
inches

720 x 1520px

13MP

16GB


32GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

720x1280px

8MP

8GB

4,000
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

64GB

3,000
mAh
5.2
inches

720 x 1440px

13MP

16GB

2,990
mAh
5.5
inches

1920 x 1080px

16MP

32GB

3,000
mAh
5.8
inches

HD+px

16MP + 5MP

64GB

3,060
mAh
5.5
inches

2560 x 1440px

12MP + 13MP

128GB

3,260
mAh
5.8
inches

HD+px

13MP + 5MP

32GB

3,060
mAh
6
inches

2160 x 1080px

12MP + 13MP

64GB

3,800
mAh
Nokia 210
Nokia 210
2.4
inches

320 x 240px

0.3MP
1,020
mAh
5.5
inches

1080 x 2160px

16MP

16GB

2,970
mAh
5.2
inches

1280 × 720px

13MP

16GB

3,000
mAh
4.5
inches

854 x 480px

5MP

8GB

2,150
mAh
5
inches

1280 × 720px

8MP

16GB

2,630
mAh
6.18
inches

2280 x 1080px

12MP + 13MP

64GB

3,500
mAh
2.4
inches

320 x 240px

2MP

128MB

1,200
mAh
2.45
inches

320 x 240px

2MP

4GB

1,500
mAh
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus
5.45
inches
8MP

8GB

2,500
mAh

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