Nokia has re-entered the smartphone device market once again after a very long time with its all-new Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6. The Nokia 3 is the younger sibling of the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6, all of which are launched at the MWC 2017. The entry-level Nokia 3 is based on the Android operating system, and it resembles the Nokia’s design philosophy with a refreshed view. The front of the device has a very minimum bezel around the display which can be easily misinterpreted as a curved display.
Display & Camera
The display in spite of having a 5.0-inches of size, comes with mere HD resolution, providing a pixel density of 282 PPI. The display is based on IPS LCD technology, and it is aimed at providing high brightness and better viewing angles. The imaging department on the Nokia 3 does not come with any surprises at least on the paper; as the device features an 8-megapixel autofocus unit both as a primary and as a secondary camera.
Hardware & Software
The specifications-oriented people will be disappointed to know that the Nokia 3 has a 1.4GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor instead of an octa-core processor. However, the MediaTek MT6737 processor is based on a new architecture, and we expect it to provide sufficient performance. There is also 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with the later is expandable through a microSD card. The Nokia 3 comes with the Android’s latest 7.0 Nougat OS. However, Nokia has given the UI its flavour with a major visual overhaul.
Battery & Communication
The 2,650 mAh non-removable battery on the Nokia 3 can only be charged via a microUSB port provided on the bottom. The Nokia 3 is equipped with standard connectivity options such as dual-SIM 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth.