Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy M11 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Nokia 3.2 (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy M11 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Nokia 3.2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Samsung Galaxy M11 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score
17.4
25.8
Value for Money Score
50.0
72.6
Price ₹ 10,483 onwards ₹ 8,904 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2019 Jun, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.26 inches 6.4 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 720x1560 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Type IPS LCD TFT LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features FullView Notch Display, 2.5D Curved Glass N/A
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 429Ranked #104 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #103 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 504 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 13MP 13MP + 5MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 1/3" Sensor Size, 1.12um Pixel Size 13MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal Length; 1/3.1" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 14mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide Lens, 2MP: f/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor
Secondary Camera 5MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size f/2.0 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 400 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.6 mmMedium 9 mmThick
Weight 181 gmMedium 197 gmHeavy
Width 76.2 mmOk for one-handed use 76.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 15W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 15.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Modern design with a 'dot notch' display
  • The plastic back panel has an attractive high gloss polish
  • The power button on the right edge also acts as a notification light - this is a unique feature, and quite impressive too for the price (it can be disabled too from the settings, if you so desire)
  • Additionally, there is also a useful, dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side of the phone, which is again quite unique (the only other budget phones to have it is the Nokia 4.2)
  • Well placed fingerprint sensor at the back
  • There is face unlock too - though it's not the fastest
  • Big 6.2-inch display that's pretty good for binge watching - it produces punchy colors, and has decent sunlight legibility
  • Simple, no-frills Android One experience - which means you get uncluttered, stock Android + 2 years of guaranteed upgrades
  • With Android 9 Pie, you of course also get features like Digital Wellbeing, gesture navigation, Adaptive Brightness and more
  • Decent daylight camera performance for the price
  • Under good lighting conditions, the images captured using the Nokia 3.2 are good enough for your Instagram or Facebook uploads
  • HDR mode helps deliver vibrant and punchy shots
  • Very good battery life with a large 4000mAh battery - with moderate use, you will get 1.5 days of use, and with lighter use, it stretches up to 2 days
  • For a certain audience i.e. light smartphone users, who value a simple, uncluttered experience, and want to use the phone mainly for messaging, social media, and video consumption, the Nokia 3.2 is a pretty solid choice
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The glossy back of course means that the phone is quite prone to fingerprints and scratches, so will likely require using a case
  • The Nokia 3.2 is also not as compact as the Nokia 4.2 or Nokia 5.1 Plus - it is large and often unwieldy - it also feels substantial in the hand with a weight of 178 grams and a thickness of 8.6mm, due to a big battery that rests inside - it's targeted therefore more at people interested in a lot of video consumption on their phone (big display + big battery), as opposed to those that prefer ergonomics
  • Performance is the weak spot for the phone with a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 chipset under the hood - it's good enough for basic use, but apps take time to open, and heavier apps/games will lag
  • No Bokeh effect
  • Slight shutter lag
  • Low light performance is pretty average
  • For more power users though, you will want to look elsewhere, at options from the likes of Xiaomi and Realme, where you will get much more powerful internals
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Expert Reviews
  1. Has an underpowered processor that makes the phone feel sluggish
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. May not be the best device at its price, but you do get a pure and uncluttered software experience
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. The dedicated Google Assistant button, battery life and the big display are a huge plus for the Nokia 3.2, but they may not be enough to make the device stand out in comparison to the competition
    telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A budget phone for Android purists...at this price point, you have much better overall options though
    hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. One can only consider this phone for its stock Android experience...otherwise there are other much better options available
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Nokia 3.2 is a good option if you're in the market for an affordable phone that brings stock Android..However, if you're looking for great value in terms of cameras or gaming performance, look elsewhere
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Average performer with big display, good on-battery time
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Nokia 3.2 is a big screen phone with optimal battery life...however, the slow-performance and not-so-good camera quality holds the device back against its competitors
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. A reliable Android One device that offers a clean and intuitive experience...but it won't win hearts when it comes to raw performance
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  11. gsmarena.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  13. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
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