Nokia 3.1 (2GB RAM, 16GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 10,499 onwards

launchJul, 2018


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  • 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


  • Good quality screen, for this price bracket - it's a 5.2-inch 18:9 display with good viewing angles and decent brightness levels
  • A 5.2 inch display is definitely on the small side though, in today's world


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


  • 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 - the phone will test your patience


  • 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
  • The cameras are also frustratingly slow at times


  • Decent loudspeaker


  • 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, while the Nokia 3.1 is a reasonably well-done phone, especially in terms of styling, battery and software - but it is let down by the performance - so if you are a heavy user with high expectations of performance, you want to look elsewhere

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Nokia 3.1 (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android versionAndroid One series
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 310 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignClassic (No Notches)
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6750Ranked #115 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T860 MP2
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 128 GB
Battery Capacity2990 mAh
Weight138 gmLight
Thickness8.7 mmMedium
Width68.7 mmComfortable for one-handed use
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 84.6-degree Field of view
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
FM RadioYes

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