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Nokia 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of Nokia 3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability, while there are mixed opinions on the reception and sound.

usability, price, design, screen, size

battery, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Nokia 3 review

 

The Nokia 3 is the lowest-end of Nokia's new line of Android phones. It's on sale in the UK for £120, but you will have to make sacrifices for that price. That converts to $156 or AU$200, although Nokia has no plans to bring the phone to the US.

The Android-based Nokia 3 is dirt-cheap, looks good and is comfortable to hold in one hand.

Its lack of power makes using the phone sluggish and frustrating.

The Nokia 3 sacrifices too much processing power to achieve its low price. You’re better off spending a bit more on the Motorola Moto G5.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Nokia 3 Review

 

The Nokia 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, it features a sleek, recognizable design, 4G LTE connectivity and is priced to sell…

Low price ; Very good build quality and likable design ; Clean Android interface ; Supports microSD memory expansion ; Decent photo quality

Video quality is trash ; Display looks bad: has a terrible blue tint ; Underpowered, stuttery performance ; Scant storage

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Nokia 3 review: the Redmi 4A should be your first choice

 

HMD brought Nokia-branded smartphones back to life in 2017, and it seems like the move has paid off already. Between the attractive price tags and stock ta

The Nokia 3 isn’t going to wow you in any particular area, but it does have pure Android and the promise of regular security updates. Me? I’d probably get the Redmi 4A instead, offering a 13MP main camera and double the storage (32GB). Or I’d save a...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Nokia 3 review: Can its attractive design distract you from its flaws?

 

HMD hasreleased several Nokia smartphones and the time has now come for us to present you with our assessment. Today, we give you our complete review of one of Nokia's recent devices: the Nokia 3. How does it measure up to the competition? What's it...

Excellent finish and design ; Dual SIM & microSD ; Android Stock & quick updates ; Competitive price

Disappointing battery life ; Very long charging times ; Poor photo quality ; Limited storage capacity

For a great price, you can get an attractive design and nice build. HMD has produced a smartphone that is pleasing to the eye and to the touch. It’s an entry-level smartphone so don’t expect miracles: the performance, camera and battery leave much to...

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia 3

 

Nokia 3 review: The cheapest Android toting Nokia smartphone is well built and offers a clean Android experience with the Pixel launcher and Google Assistant. But does it offer enough to compete with the Moto G Play, Moto E and more?

Great software ; Budget price ; Battery life will get you through the day

Terrible performance ; Bad display ; Unreliable camera

Nokia has worked closely with Google in the production of this range of Android phones, and that shows in the software. The downside to many budget phones is that they often ship with heavy software layers that work the already limited internals too...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nokia 3 review

 

Stand-out styling, but sub-power power

Looks more than it costs ; Near-standard Android UI ; Decent price

Not enough power ; Below-average battery ; No fingerprint sensor

A decent first effort for the ‘new’ Nokia, but good looks and an unmolested version of Android don't make up for a lacklustre performance

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Nokia 3 review

 

A budget smartphone with an eye-catching design

Solid build quality and premium design ; Remarkably Low price ; Stock Android software works great

Disappointing performance may become frustrating ; Limited storage if you want to download lots ; Middling battery life may be an issue

It may look like one of the best cheap phones on the market but the Nokia 3 is style over substance, struggling with long load times and poor battery life.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia 3 review

 

Nokia is back with a new budget Android smartphone, the Nokia 3, which is finally on sale in the UK. Find out what we thought in our Nokia 3 review.

We had high hopes for the Nokia 3, but the final phone is a bit of a disappointment. We can't deny that it looks absolutely fantastic for the price, and we're fans of Nokia's decision to stick to stock Android, but it's just cut too many corners on the...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Nokia 3 review

 

The Nokia 3 is the lowest-end of Nokia's new line of Android phones. It's on sale in the UK for £120, but you will have to make sacrifices for that price. That converts to $156 or AU$200, although Nokia has no plans to bring the phone to the US.

The Android-based Nokia 3 is dirt-cheap, looks good and is comfortable to hold in one hand.

Its lack of power makes using the phone sluggish and frustrating.

The Nokia 3 sacrifices too much processing power to achieve its low price. You’re better off spending a bit more on the Motorola Moto G5.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia 3.1 review: Hands on with the Nokia 3's larger sibling

 

The Nokia 3 has had an upgrade with the Nokia 3.1, but it's still lacking in certain features

The trouble is at £130, there isn't much direct competition, aside from the 2016 Motorola Moto G4, which you can still buy for £140. But, as long as you don't mind buying a generation-old phone, the Moto is the better choice. It has a bigger,...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2630 / 2650
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Brand color:Copper White / Matte Black / Silver White / Tempered Blue
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Copper, White / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / Y
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+,FLAC,MP3,WAV
FM radio:Y
Radio Data System (RDS):Y
Speakers:Stereo
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor model:MT6737 / MTK6737

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.0 / 7.0 Nougat / Android 7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.334 / 0.335
Height:5.65
Weight:4.94
Width:2.81
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