Nokia Nokia 3 Performance

Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz, MT6737.

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

2630 mAh.
  • Supports Indian bands
  • Dual SIM Nano + Nano
  • 16 GB + 128 GB (Expandable)
  • VoLTE
  • No Face Unlock
  • No Fingerprint Scanner
  • FM Radio

Buy Device

Rs. 10,299.00 onwards Only available in retail stores.
Details about Nokia - Nokia 3

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.

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Nokia 3 Battery Backup and Charging Time

Reviewed by Vipin Yadav - Published on 29-06-2017



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.

Nokia 3 Display



Design and Build Quality: Premium look with Corning Gorilla Glass

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.

Nokia 3 design 2


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 3 Design

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.

Battery Backup of 18 hours and Charging time of 2 hours:

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 Battery Benchmark:


nokia 3 battery backup
Nokia 3 Battery Backup

Nokia 3 Charging Time:

Nokia 3 Charging Time
Nokia 3 Charging Time

Nokia 3 vs Moto C Plus:

Camera: Selfie-Centric

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 Camera


Hardware and Performance: MediaTek Processor and 2GB RAM

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.

Nokia 3 Performance

Nokia 3 AnTuTu Score is 26500 whereas Yu Yureka Black has a score of 43900.

Nokia 3 AnTuTu
Nokia 3 AnTuTu

Software: Is Oreo Update available?

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.

Nokia 3 Oreo Update


Verdict: Should you Nokia 3?

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.

Nokia 3 FAQs:

Does Nokia 3 support 4G Volte?

Yes, it supports 4G Volte.

Does Nokia 3 support OTG?

Yes, it supports OTG.

Does Nokia 3 have IR Blaster?

No, it does not have IR Blaster.

Is Oreo Update available for Nokia 3?

Yes, Oreo Update is available. You can download it from Nokia Beta Labs.

Does Nokia 3 support fast charging?

No, it does not support fast charging.


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Nokia - Nokia 3 Specification


General specifications for Nokia - Nokia 3
Launch DateJun 16, 2017 (official)
ModelNokia 3
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano
SIM 2 : Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)


Display specifications for Nokia - Nokia 3
Screen Size 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Screen ResolutionHD ( x pixels)
Pixel Density294 ppi
Display TypeIPS LED
Touch Screen Multi-touch - Multitouch Supported (10 Fingers)
Screen to Body Ratio67.16 %
Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass


Performance of Nokia - Nokia 3
Processor Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz, MT6737
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsMali-T720 MP2

Device Design

Device Design Nokia - Nokia 3
Height143.4 mm
Width71.4 mm
Thickness8.4 mm
Weight140 g
Build Material Front : Aluminium
Back : Polycarbonate
ColorsSilver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White


Storage specifications for Nokia - Nokia 3
Internal Memory16 GB
User Available StorageUp to 128 GB
USB OTG Support


MAIN CAMERA specs for Nokia - Nokia 3
Resolution8 MP Primary Camera
SensorCMOS Image Sensor image sensor
Aperture2.0 F
Optical Image Stabilisation
Image Resolution3264 x 2448 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuos Shooting, Burst mode
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recoding1280x720 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA specs for Nokia - Nokia 3
Resolution8 MP Front Camera
Aperture2.1 F
Camera FeaturesFixed Focus


Battery specifications for Nokia - Nokia 3
Capacity2630 mAh
User Replaceable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging

Network & Connectivity

Network & Connectivity specifications for Nokia - Nokia 3
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands)
VoLTE Supported
4G Bands:
Same as SIM 1
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0
Location Yes, with A-GPS, with Glonass
Cable Type microUSB 2.0


Multimedia specifications for Nokia - Nokia 3
FM Radio
Audio Jack3.5 mm

Special Features

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Gyroscope
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