Nokia 3.2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 7,511 onwards

launchMay, 2019

21.4

excellence score

69.1

value for money score

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Design

  • 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
  • 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

Display

  • Big 6.2-inch display that's pretty good for binge watching - it produces punchy colors, and has decent sunlight legibility

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • No Bokeh effect
  • Slight shutter lag
  • Low light performance is pretty average

Battery

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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
  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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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Nokia 3.2 (3GB RAM, 32GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10Android One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.26 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • FullView Notch Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 429Ranked #82 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 504
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 400 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight181 gmMedium
Thickness8.6 mmMedium
Width76.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 1/3" Sensor Size
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
Secondary Camera5MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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