Nokia Nokia 3 Performance
Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz, MT6737.
2 GB RAM
Nokia Nokia 3 Display
|5 inches (12.7), HD, 294 PPI IPS LED|
Nokia Nokia 3 Camera
8 MP Front Camera, Auto-focus
Nokia Nokia 3 Battery
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Nokia 3 has a Battery Backup of 18 Hours with 2 hours of Charging time.
Oreo update of Nokia 3 is available at Nokia Beta Labs.
Nokia 3 supports 4G Volte and OTG.
Nokia 3 has AnTuTu Score of 26500.
Nokia 3 Battery Backup is good with 2 hours of Charging time. In the recent HMD Global’s event in New Delhi, it was confirmed that Nokia will be launching new Android phones. i.e., Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The launch date for these 3 phones is set separately. Nokia 3 launched on 16th June while their Sibling phones are set to launch in the first-second week of July. Nokia 3 comes with Android Nougat 7.0 but does is Oreo update available yet? Keep reading to find out.
This phone is only available in offline retail stores at around 9500 rupees. On the front, it has got a 5-inch 720p polarized LCD display that’s slightly curved. The screen of Nokia 3 is protected by Corning Gorilla glass but which gorilla glass? It is not mentioned on the box or on the website. Viewing angles are good, and it gets surprisingly bright, but the lower resolution takes a bit of time to get used to. It’s far from the worst 720p panel I have seen though, and for the price it comes, it’s hard to complain. The power button and volume rocker are on the right which I liked but what I didn’t like is that its placed very high which gets really annoying when you can’t reach the button. At the bottom, you will see a speaker grills, a microphone, and a USB port which supports OTG.
The frame of the phone is made up of aluminum and the back of the phone is made up of polycarbonate. The phones look premium but when you hold the phone it feels a bit slippery so you might wanna use the phone with a case if you don’t want any risk for damage when slipped.
Nokia has picked a really nice selection of colors, something that often gets overlooked. Nokia 3 is available in Silver White, Tempered Blue, Copper White & Matte Black which we are using right now.
Nokia 3 battery backup is good. Nokia 3 comes with a battery with a capacity of 2650 mAh. After a heavy usage like stream high-quality videos, playing games, browsing it lasted for around 18 hours. Nokia 3 does not support charging time but it took slightly more than 2 hours to charge till 100%. But in my opinion, they could have packed a bigger battery like Moto C Plus which comes with a huge 4000mAh battery.
Nokia 3 vs Moto C Plus:
Both the cameras on the Nokia 3 are 8-megapixel sensors with f/2.0 apertures, though it seems Nokia is aiming it more at those who take more selfies than landscapes. The front camera has also auto-focus with wider 84-degree lens for cramming in more faces. It is not the fastest auto-focus speed that I’ve seen but its decently fast for the price it comes.
Nokia 3 also comes with an NFC reader so tap to pay features is just a set up away. Android Beam works flawlessly with other NFC enabled Android devices. There is no fingerprint reader on the phone just the like Moto C plus. But the price difference between them is about 3500 rupees. The phone is powered by 1.3Ghz MediaTek processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. The internal memory is only 16GB, but the good news is that a dedicated SD card slot is provided which can be expanded up to 128GB. We faced some performance issues when it was constantly connected to the WiFi. The phone sometimes becomes unresponsive for few seconds. But I think it can be fixed in future updates. There is a support for OTG in Nokia 3 and you can connect keyboard, mouse and other USB peripherals too. Nokia 3 supports 4G Volte and has a dual sim support.
Coming to the software part, the Nokia 3 comes with a stock version of Android Nougat 7.0, with a full spread of Google Services and no unnecessary extras. You’ll get an experience that’s focused and clutter-free, this phone will always stay on top of features and security. This lighter software layer also helps the phone run faster. Nokia 3 Oreo Update is now available at Nokia Beta Labs. You need to sign up and provide IMEI number for approval. Special features like Mute on pickup and turn over to reject call are also provided which comes in handy if you’re attending a meeting.
So, coming to the verdict should you buy this phone? Specs wise this phone is similar to Moto C plus but comes at the price of Yureka Black with which Nokia 3 has no competition. Nokia 3 looks great but It’s not worth the price if you compare with other smartphones. Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are also coming in few weeks so why don’t you wait & add more 3-4,000 rupees and get a premium looking phone, with bigger RAM, storage, and faster processor. And the Nokia branding.
Yes, it supports 4G Volte.
Yes, it supports OTG.
No, it does not have IR Blaster.
Yes, Oreo Update is available. You can download it from Nokia Beta Labs.
No, it does not support fast charging.
|Launch Date||Jun 16, 2017 (official)|
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM|
SIM 1 : Nano
SIM 2 : Nano
|Network||4G: Available (supports Indian bands)|
|Screen Size||5 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||HD ( x pixels)|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LED|
|Touch Screen||Multi-touch - Multitouch Supported (10 Fingers)|
|Screen to Body Ratio||67.16 %|
|Screen Protection||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz, MT6737|
Front : Aluminium
Back : Polycarbonate
|Colors||Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|User Available Storage||Up to 128 GB|
|USB OTG Support|
|Resolution||8 MP Primary Camera|
|Sensor||CMOS Image Sensor image sensor|
|Optical Image Stabilisation|
|Image Resolution||3264 x 2448 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Shooting Modes||High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuos Shooting, Burst mode|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus|
|Video Recoding||1280x720 @ 30 fps|
|Resolution||8 MP Front Camera|
|Camera Features||Fixed Focus|
|SIM Size||SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano|
|Network Support||4G (supports Indian bands)|
|Same as SIM 1|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|Location||Yes, with A-GPS, with Glonass|
|Cable Type||microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Gyroscope|