The revival of the Nokia line of smartphones kicked off late last year with the introduction of the Nokia 6 and continued early this year with the Nokia 8, and now HMD Global, the company licensed to produce smartphones with the Nokia brand for the next couple of years, has launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in India, as earlier promised.
The specifications of the Nokia 3 weren’t clear before now, but the smartphone has just gone on sale in India and we now have a full list of its confirmed specs.
Nokia 3 Specifications, Review and Highlights
Design & Display
Contrary to previous speculations that the smartphone will possess a 5.2-inch screen size, the Nokia 3 has a 5-inch 2.5D sculpted glass display with an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Its design is similar to what we’ve seen in teaser images, consisting of a polycarbonate body and slightly curved edges, as is typical of all Nokia Android smartphones we’ve seen before.
Memory & Performance
The Nokia 3 comes with 2GB of RAM and has 16G of default storage space which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor running on the 64-bit architecture with a max speed of 1.3GHz.
The Nokia smartphone sports an 8MP camera with a LED flash and f/2.0 aperture at the rear, with the same camera lens without a LED flash present at the front for taking selfies.
Battery & Connectivity
The Nokia 3 runs on a 2,650mAh battery which has the capability to take the user through half a day of average use. It comes with a dual SIM slot and supports network with 4G Voice-over-LTE.
Software & Hardware
The Nokia 3 boots the latest version of the Android Operating System, Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the UI very close to stock Android, unlike previous Android smartphones produced by the then Microsoft-owned Nokia.
Something I don’t like about the Nokia 3 is that it doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor.
Nokia 3 Full Phone Specifications
|2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE with VoLTE|
|SIM Type||Micro-SIM, dual standby|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||143.4 * 71.4 * 8.48 mm|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||720 * 1280 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Features||2.5D curved glass|
|f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size|
|Yes, LED flash (Primary)|
|f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size.|
|Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|64-bit MediaTek MT6737|
|GPU||Mali T720 MP2|
|Expandable up to 128GB (microSD) [dedicated]|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light|
|Yes, Bluetooth v4.0|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||Yes; USB v2.0|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, GPS + A-GPS|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|– MP4/H.264 player |
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Availability and Price of Nokia 3 in India & China
The Nokia 3 comes in Copper White, Silver White, Matte Black and Tempered Blue colour variants, and costs Rs. 9,499 in India. Several perks are offered on the phone, including a Rs. 2500 discount on hotel and flight bookings on Makemytrip.com and 5GB of data at just Rs. 149 for three months when the phone is purchased on the Vodafone network.
Where to Buy Nokia 3 & Pay on Delivery
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Jumia Ghana | from GHS 159 [eafl id=”15679″ name=”Jumia GH Nokia” text=”View Price Offers, Click Here”]