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Nokia 3.1 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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

5.2 inches

Display size

16GB

Internal storage

13 MP

Rear camera

2,990 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

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.

Huawei Nova 3e

Premium style on a mid-range budget

A slick and sleek design gives the Huawei Nova 3e all the glamour of a high-end smartphone without the steep price tag.

  • Great design
  • Headphone jack
  • Fast charging
Promoted

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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