Nokia 3 made its first public appearance in the WMC (World Mobile Congress) event, 26 February 2017. After the successful launch of Nokia 6 in China, they have decided to launch a mid-budget phone. Also, Nokia 2 is collecting gossips for its launch.
Nokia was taken over by Microsoft and started their Windows phone. Windows phone could not make it up to the expected level but this time they are coming with the Android-based smartphones. In the list of the Nokia upcoming Android smartphones, Nokia 8 and Nokia Edge are the phones getting famous for their stunning looks and unbeatable qualities. If we talk about Nokia 3, this phone has the starting price of Rs. 8,799 (Matte Balck, 16GB)
The phone was launched in the first week of June 2017. Now, in this section, we will talk about the specifications, features, core engine, drawbacks (if any) and much more. Keep reading.
Nokia 3 Price and Date
|Mobile Name||Price||Release Date|
|Nokia 3 (Tempered Blue, 16 GB)||Rs. 9,499||June 2017|
|Nokia 3 (Silver White, 16 GB)||Rs. 9,530||June 2017|
|Nokia 3 (Matte Black, 16 GB)||Rs. 8,799||June 2017|
|Nokia 3 (Copper White, 16 GB)||Rs. 8,982||June 2017|
Nokia 3 Specifications
|Network||Network Mode||2G, 3G, 4G (LTE)|
|Sim Supported||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display Size||5.0 inches|
|Weight||140 g (4.94 oz)|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)|
|Platform||Operating System||Android 7.0 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Memory||Inbuilt Memory||16 GB|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary Camera||8 MP, autofocus, LED flash|
|Front Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, autofocus|
|Video Recording||[email protected]|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 2630 mAh battery|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Display and screen:
The built quality of this phone is really good and a plastic panel is provided at back. Nokia 3 has a screen size of 5 inches and the screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 PPI pixel density).
If we talk about the display type, IPS (In-plane Switching) LCD capacitive touchscreen providing good viewing angles and great color combinations are used. Corning Gorilla Glass protects the screen from scratches.
You will see the dedicated touch keypress buttons at the front with no back lid LED. This phone comes with a number of preinstalled Google applications and a simple UI (User Interface).
First of all, it runs on the upgraded Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat) and they are planning to upgrade it to Android 8.0 (Oreo). This time they are really compromising with the processor. Mediatek MT6737 chipset, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T720MP1 coupled with 2 GB RAM are provided. Only one variant of this phone will be available. Since the price range is too low, I think this one variant would be enough.
- Back Camera: Primary camera of 8 MP with autofocus quality. Some of the camera features are Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama shot. Single LED flash is provided at the back panel.
- Front Camera: Selfie shooter of 8 MP is provided at the top left corner. The proximity sensor is also provided at the same place. At the top right corner, you will see the brand name.
Pros of Nokia 3
- A mid range phone with updated Android OS
- Dedicated slot for microSD card, expandable memory up to 128 GB
- Stunning looks and Nokia trust.
Cons of Nokia 3
- MediaTek 6737 quad-core processor
- Touch buttons at front with no back lid LED
Overall Nokia 3 is a good device in a pocket-friendly price range. If we don’t need a high-speed processor then this smartphone is definitely the first choice. Look wise, this phone really feels great in hands.
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