The wait is over. Android Pie update is now introduced to the users right now of Nokia 3. It has brought a new navigation system in the phone along with a revamped notification style, assistive battery, assistive brightness, and Digital Wellbeing. So Nokia keeping the promise finally rolled out the very new Android Pie update to Nokia 3 devices.
The Nokia 3 has a 5-inch HD display. It comes up with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. In addition to RAM and storage, the storage of Nokia 3 is expandable via Micro SD card slots. The handset is powered by a 28 nm Media-Tek-MT6737 processor fit in it. It comes with an 8 mega-pixel camera on each side. Moreover, a 2630 mAh battery keeps its lights on through a long time. When this phone was launched, it ran Android 7.0 Nougat straight out of the box, however, it later got updated to Android Oreo. After that HMD Global promised that two major operating system updates for its devices and so far it has kept that promise. Nokia 3 is one of the last of its first smartphones by the company to get the update and we have also seen now that Android Pie update is also available on Nokia 3 now. From you who want to have a complete hands on reviews to this device continue reading as we have many new things to let you guys know which Nokia 3 has rolled out for you.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
At first main aim or Nokia was to bring a premium feel device experience to the affordable price point, but that was difficult to do right now when we’re surrounded by devices like the Moto G6 that offers a far fuller experience, this phone is much cheaper than that Motorola handset and while the design may not be as much it still looks attractive from the front as well as the back side. The back of the phone is a colored poly-carbonate but it does not feel particularly premium especially when it is compared to another sibling of Nokia 3, Nokia 5.1. Initially Nokia 3 came up with Black/Chrome version but we expect Nokia will soon release its Blue/Copper and White colors.
You will find aluminum frame around the edges of the phone that is more than comfortable to hold in the hand and it also gives the phone a bit more of a premium look and feel than of its previous models. At the dimensions of 146.25 x 68.65 x 8.7mm and weight of 138g, the new Nokia 5 also fits in the palm well, and is easy to use for one hand.
The aspect ratio of the display of the Nokia 3.1 is 18:9, which is a trend for a lot of phones that are rolled out in 2018 and the screen is taller than the Nokia 3. It has allowed the company to make screen bigger and it is now 5.2 inch instead of 5 inch without increasing the size of the phone. It is a 720p (HD) resolution for the phone and when you start looking at the quality of the screen you will probably start to notice that it is not Full HD. But with the perspective of price the phone’s screen looks bright enough for an average use.
The size is becoming increasingly rare and it will be quite interesting to go back to a phone with a 5 inch display. The device is similar in size to an iPhone 6/6S, and the latest motorola phone, Moto G. Nokia 3 feels lighter than those phones, though, which is likely to a result of the plentiful use of plastic in the construction of phone.
CAMERA AND BATTERY
If you are looking for an amazing camera experience on this phone then may be you are stalking a wrong phone. Well, this time around it is a 13 mega-pixel auto focus camera that we expect to perform quite well in a good lighting but it is likely to struggle a little more when it operates in darker conditions. We found blurred images quite easily while testing out the camera on the back of the phone but that is something we can ignore for some time. On the front of the phone there is an 8 megapixel wide-angle (84.6-degree field of view) camera so you can fit a lot of your friends into selfie as well as get high quality shots of your face as well is it has an auto focus lens.
Inside the Nokia 3 there is a 3000 mAh battery, which in general observations feels that it will last you a solid day with normal usage but it likely would not last two days like the Nokia 2.1 as it had a much bigger battery then Nokia 3. We have yet to have the phone for any plenty time so we have not been able to judge the battery life yet but we will be sure to put it through as every new detail pops out. Fast charging is also not available in this phone and neither wireless charging feature available for this device. It also does not use USB type C and instead you will be charging it up via the micro USB port at the bottom of the phone.
INTERFACE AND PERFORMANCE
If we talk about the performance of the phone, performance makes or breaks a budget of the phone, and with the Nokia 3 it just breaks it. Too many other corners have also been cut here and even though the price of phone is low, the difference you will constantly notice will make you feel that you ve paid too much for these features. The main culprit for this is MediaTek 6737 CPU, which is the most under-powered processor you can currently find inside a phone now-a-days. Some basic tasks such as opening up a website in Google Chrome or downloading an attachment in other platform are a drawn-out process during testing this device it has also be seen that some problems have also been detected while importing photos to Instagram. Moreover, intensive apps crash also happens constantly, and classic applications such as Facebook will likely need to be reinstalled frequently to keep them fresh and ready to use. The MediaTek 6750 1.5GHz chipset is claimed to be 30% faster than the original Nokia 3. Performance was one of main problems with that phone, so we are hoping improvements in the new Nokia 3 is a suitable fix to those problems that users faced before. The Nokia 3.1 comes up running Android Pie as it has been upgraded by the Nokia some days ago. Nokia also promises to keep monthly security updates in its device for three years since its release so that will at lease satisfy you will buying this device.