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Nokia 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 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. People really like the durability and portability. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the GPS navigation and reliability. The reception and camera get mixed reviews.

usability, price, design, portability, durability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

How cheap is too cheap? You’ll see


The Android phone sacrifices too much power in order to keep costs down.

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 : Mark Peters (

Nokia 3 budget phone


Nokia budget phone delivers premium performance for all : Nokia's low-entry level handset beats global phone manufacturers with 'Premium for all concept'. Say goodbye to your next Galaxy device and experience 'value for money' at its best. With a...

The new Nokia 3 smartphone comes with Android Nougat, the complete set of Google Services and no unnecessary extras. You get an experience that’s focused and clutter-free, and we’ll make sure you keep getting regular updates, so you’ll always stay on...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Victor H. (

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 (

Nokia 3, First Take: Affordable Android, but beware the trade-offs


Nokia has had its share of knockbacks in recent times, but the company has not given up on handsets. Its phone brand is now owned by HMD , a Finnish company, but you'd never know. Visit Nokia's website and its Phones, Health (courtesy of the Withings...

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (

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

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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 (

Nokia 3 Review | Trusted Reviews


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

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number


The Nokia 3 is a forgettable device and can only really be recommended for someone who is an infrequent smartphone user, with low expectations when it

Quality design and build

Poor display quality ; Laggy performance ; Poor battery life with no fast charging

The Nokia 3 feels like the wrong first step for a new Nokia. We accept that there's a great demand for phones that are affordable, but with the likes of Motorola offering some great devices around this price or a fraction higher, it's hard to see how...

Jul, 2017

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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 (

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

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, ASF, AWB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice codecs:AMR-NB
Voice recording: Yes


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

Call Management

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


Auto focus:Y
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Y
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:N / Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Photo effects:Grey, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent
Zoom capability:Y / Yes



Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:3 / 5
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 240 x 400
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:294
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / Y
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1110
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby time (2G):528
Talk time (2G):14


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N


Keyboard: No

Management Features

Microphone mute: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, IMAPS, POP3, SMTP
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


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


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
2G standards:GSM
3G:No / Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:No / 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
Headphone outputs:1

Packaging Content

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


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
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Phone Features

Conference call: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Themes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Slide show: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:1110
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Battery voltage:3.7
Continuous audio playback time:40
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby time (2G):528
Talk time (2G):14


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


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


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 type:No subscription

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Built-in flashlight:N
Camera included: Yes
Color of product:Red
Device lock: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate
Maximum video resolution:176 x 144
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MP4
Wireless connection:N
Wireless connections: No


Frame rate:10
Maximum frame rate:10
Preview frame rate:10
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.334 / 0.335 / 0.504
Height:4.33 / 5.65
Weight:3.46 / 4.94
Width:2.12 / 2.81