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Nokia 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 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. Opinions about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the GPS navigation and reliability get less positive comments. There are some mixed views about the reception and camera.

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 : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

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 (pocket-lint.com)

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

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,...

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Nokia 3 review: Not the one on release, and not the one in 2018

 

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...

May, 2018

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 : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

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
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

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
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
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 flash:Y
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

Certificates

Certification:CE

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR

Design

Brand colour:Copper White / Matte Black / Silver White / Tempered Blue
Colour name:Silver White
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Copper, White / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display brightness:450
Display diagonal:12.7 / 7.62
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours: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
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N / Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N

Keyboard

Keyboard: No

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes

Memory

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

Messaging

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

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 / 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:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
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 included: Yes
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
Refurbished:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
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 (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Themes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Slide show: Yes
Slideshow:Y
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 / Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

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

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
Platform:Android

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

Alarm function: Yes
Built-in flashlight: No
Camera included: Yes
Colour of product:Red
Device lock: Yes
EDGE: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Material:Aluminium, Polycarbonate
Maximum Video Resolution:176 x 144
Refurbished:Y
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MP4
Wireless Connection: No

Video

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:1.28 / 8.48 / 8.5
Height :11 / 143.4
Volume:66
Weight:140 / 98
Width:5.38 / 71.4