Indians always had a fascination for Nokia devices, and Nokia 3 is one of the first devices to come from the brand in a long time. Let’s start by saying that the new range of Nokia devices are not made by Nokia. These are sold by HMD Global, which is a Helsinki-based company. The phone has been marketed as a device that offers near stock Android performance with regular updates. Nokia 3 price in India is Rs. 9,499, which makes it more expensive than Nokia 2 but cheaper than Nokia 6. However, the device will compete with the likes of Yu Yureka Black and Redmi Note 4 in the same segment. Is it worth your money? Check the review below.
Know your phone
Nokia 3 is powered by the MediaTek MT6737 chipset, which is a quad-core processor offering good performance. The device has 2GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB. The 5-inch IPS LCD display of the device is not bad either, and the phone isn’t too heavy – You can smooth type and work on it as it pleases you. It features two 8 MP cameras – one on the front and other on the back. The back camera comes with autofocus and LED flash. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box, but Oreo update has been promised. The device has a 2630mAh battery, which offers a run-time of around 16 hours and requires 2 hours for a full charge. There are two SIM slots with 4G and VoLTE support.
Well, Nokia 3 feels and looks premium, and despite the fact that it doesn’t come with an all-metal body, it doesn’t feel cheap. The polycarbonate back feels fresh in many ways, and in terms of looks, Nokia 3 has some resemblance to the Lumia range. The overall performance of the device is okay for the price, and there is hardly any bloat on the Android performance. If you are a fan of stock Android, this might work better for you than Redmi Note 4.
What doesn’t work?
There’s no fingerprint scanner – a norm now in this range. Also, the camera performance is the best for the price paid.
If you are keen on trying a Nokia device but don’t want to spend huge on Nokia 8, Nokia 3 is not a bad deal. It is not perfect, but promises to offer the genuine experience one expects from an Android device with that kind of price.