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

price₹ 9,025 onwards

launchJul, 2018

22.9

excellence score

67.7

value for money score

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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

  • 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

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
  • The cameras are also frustratingly slow at times

Audio

  • Decent loudspeaker

Battery

  • 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

More

  • 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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  1. A well-designed and balanced smartphone...it's just that the competition has more attractive offers to earn your cash
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Disappointing in almost every way
    digitaltrends.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A great small budget phone with performance problems
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  7. androidpolice.com hands-on Read Review »

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Nokia 3.1 (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 PieAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 310 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
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 #67 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T860MP2
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2990 mAh
Dimensions
Weight138 gm
Thickness8.7 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes
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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes

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