The Nokia 3 is the best budget smartphone in the brand’s new trio of devices by Nokia this yeat offering up a solid design, a pure Android experience and a super low price tag. The Nokia 3 price is just around AU$200, making it supremely affordable for anyone looking to pick up a basic smartphone.
This stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form.
Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White here are the best features and specifications of this phone.
The Nokia 3 comes with a 5-inch HD display, MediaTek quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera, 8MP wide-angle front snapper and 2,650mAh battery.
The Nokia 3’s compact design means it fits easily into the palm of the hand and can be used one-handed without issue. It has a metal frame which makes the phone feel solid and well built, and there’s a hint of premium class about it even if the rear of the handset is polycarbonate.
The rounded corners and sides produce a design that’s reminiscent of Nokia’s (then Microsoft’s) Lumia range of Windows Phones handsets, and coupled with a 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48mm frame it results in a pleasantly styled device.
There’s a bright 5-inch HD screen up front and the polarized IPS display gives crisp, clear images and good visibility. There’s a resolution of 1280 x 720, and it’s coated in Gorilla Glass for added protection.
The display seems to be pretty impressive given the price of the Nokia 3, and you will have no problem watching videos and playing games on this screen.Nokia has chosen to stick with the stock Android 7 Nougat interface on its trio of new smartphones, and that means the Nokia 3 has a clutter-free on-screen experience, without any clunky overlays or pre-installed bloatware. It also means you should get prompt security and software updates, which is always good to know.
This isn’t a high-end media machine though, and the quad-core MediaTek chipset and 2GB of RAM won’t want to be pushed too hard. That said, the Nokia 3 can comfortable handle the camera apps, the likes of Twitter and Facebook and low-intensity games.
If you’re a fan of the more graphically-intensive mobile games then this won’t be the phone for you, as there’s just not enough power under the hood to give you a decent experience. There is a microSD slot on the Nokia 3, allowing you to expand on the 16GB of internal space by up to another 128GB, and it also supports 4G connectivity for fast data speeds.
There’s a 2,650mAh non-removable battery inside the Nokia 3 which should provide a reasonable amount of usage from a single charge and also the 8MP front and rear cameras offer up basic shooting opportunities, but image quality is still perfectly acceptable for a phone of this price, and you’ll be hard pushed to be genuinely disappointed about anything on show here.
Full specifications of Nokia 3 smartphone:
- Beautiful polycarbonate body
- A precision-machined aluminium frame
- See everything clearly with the polarized, sculpted 5” display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
- 8 MP camera with autofocus both on the back and the front
- Available as single SIM variant
- Clean and clutter-free Android Nougat with regular updates
- Google Photos for easy photo storage and sharing
- Plenty of sensors to give you a full experience, including accelerometer, gyroscope and NFC for sharing
- Fast downloads and uninterrupted music and video streaming with LTE 4G connectivity
- 16 GB storage2 for all your photos, plus a MicroSD card slot with support up to 128 GB
The solid specs and stylish design provide an enticing proposition for anyone wanting a basic, easy to use smartphone that’s not going to cost them a fortune. Stay tuned for more updates and guides on this phone.