Nokia 3.1 (3GB RAM, 32GB, Android One)  +1 variation

price₹ 11,999 onwards

launchAug, 2018

26.5

excellence score

66.7

value for money score

Paytm

Rs. 11,999

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 7 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • The Nokia 3.1 is immediately appealing because of its build quality and size - the lightly grippy flat plastic back is handsome, and the curved glass on the front running into the sides is classy for a budget phone - getting a nicely coated metal frame is also treat, and it really gives the feeling of a phone that's built to sell for twice the price - in sheer style, there is not much competition for the Nokia 3.1 in this price bracket
  • The phone is also very compact - and it's just the right size for anyone who wants to be able to use their phone in one hand
  • No fingerprint sensor

Display

  • Surprisingly good quality screen, for this price bracket - it's a 5.2-inch 18:9 display with good viewing angles and brightness levels

Software

  • Being an Android One device, the software is clean and simple stock Android, and will get guaranteed updates for a long time to come

Performance

  • The main achilles' heel of the phone is performance - with a Mediatek MT6750 (similar to a Snapdragon 425) and 2GB of RAM at the core, you shouldn't expect very smooth performance or quick switching between apps - app opening times will be significant, and multi-tasking will be laggy

Camera

  • Average cameras - as you would expect in this price bracket - you can get ok photos in good daylight and with a steady hand, but you shouldn't expect anything more

Audio

  • Fairly loud speaker

More

  • Decent battery life - the simple software and relatively small display ensure that you should go through a full day of use with 20% or more battery remaining
  • The 16GB of internal storage quickly gets limiting, so you will need to use a microSD card (the saving grace is that the Nokia 3.1's SD card slot, like all modern Android phones, offers the option of adoptable storage to let you integrate that card into the system as an indistinguishable part of the internal storage)
  • On the whole, the Nokia 3.1 is well-done phone, especially in terms of styling, screen, battery and software - but it is let down a bit by the performance - so if you are a heavy user with high expectations of performance, you might want to look elsewhere

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  1. A well-designed and balanced smartphone...it's just that the competition has more attractive offers to earn your cash
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  2. A great small budget phone with performance problems
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
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Nokia 3.1 (3GB RAM, 32GB, Android One) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 310 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6750Ranked #59 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T860MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2990 mAh
Dimensions
Weight138 gm
Thickness8.7 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 84.6-degree Field of view
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go