Nokia 3.1 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3.1
  • Display

    5.2 inches

    720 x 1440


  • Storage

    16GB

  • Battery size

    2,990 mAh

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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.

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.

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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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Nokia 3.1 specs

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

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