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Nokia 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 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 size and screen. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, price, design, screen, size

battery, performance, camera, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Aug, 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: 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: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia 3 review: Is this the budget Android phone to beat?

 

Nokia's first budget Android phone is a decent first effort, but a handful of niggles hold the Nokia 3 back

Great look ; Attractive price

Sluggish performance ; Mediocre battery life ; Disappointing camera

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,...

Jul, 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: 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: (which.co.uk)

Nokia 3 review

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Nokia has returned to the smartphone world with a few budget-friendly options. The Nokia 3 is its cheapest offering and has a pretty generous spec for its price, but can it power through the day without needing a recharge, and how easy is it to use?...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Nokia 3 review: A beauty that's only skin-deep

 

Gets the basics right, including the design, but the Nokia 3 falls short in most other respects

I really, really, really wanted to like the Nokia 3. I’ve always loved the way the company designs its smartphones, and the look and feel of this model is classic Nokia. I like the fact that it runs pure Android and that it has 16GB of storage. It’s...

Jul, 2017

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

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
Front camera type:Single camera
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 colour:Copper White / Silver White / Tempered Blue
Colour 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:12.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
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
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 standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide: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 / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
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:8.48
Height :143.4
Weight:140
Width:71.4
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