Nokia 3.1 is the new iteration of mid range phone from Nokia. They certainly do have a unique way of giving name though. Last year there was Nokia 3 and now the new version is 3.1. This is a upper level budget range phone which means it has above entry level hardware. The Nokia 3.1 official price in Nepal is Rs 22,350. On simple overlook it looks like any other ordinary phone in this category.
Nokia has now embraced the tall 18:9 aspect ratio but the top and bottom bezels are still big. Whatever anyone may say, Nokia does have a very good name in the market. In comparison the new Nokia 3.1 offers good improvements over the predecessor. Comparing it to the the old one, there is upgrade in every department. The battery is bigger, screen is larger and camera is also better now.
Hardware Specifications and Details
The new 3.1 is surely not only name because there is addition to the hardware as well. Just to set everything clear, these are the hardware specs of of the Nokia 3.1.
- 5.2″ IPS LCD with 720×1440 resolution
- Mediatek MT6750 Chipset
- Octa Core processor (1.5 and 1 GHz Cortex A53 Quad core sets)
- Mali-T860MP2 GPU
- 3 GB RAM
- 32 GB Storage
- 2990 mAh Battery
- 13 MP f/2.0 rear side camera, 8 MP f/2.0 front camera
These are the basic hardware configuration of the phone. There is also 2 GB RAM model with 16 GB storage but 3 GB RAM is now standard at this price. Nokia is offering a Mediatek processor, single camera setup and old design. These days people want bezel-less look, bigger display and dual cameras. There are lots of competitors for this phone out there which also includes the old Mi A1.
Nokia 3.1 Impressions
The new Nokia 3.1 surely provides upgrades over the old phone. But the market is very different now because trends and demands have changed. Nokia 3.1 has octa-core CPU, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage which is good enough for low demand to mid level tasks. It is good for day to day job but the youth and new generation also demands more. They want much trendy and better looking device with dual cameras and less bezel.
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13 MP camera is actually sufficient for good photos and videos but numbers also play a vital role. It has a 8 MP front camera which is also good for normal selfies but these days youth need bokeh, portrait mode and more. On top there also is no fingerprint scanner on this phone. The most interesting feature of the Nokia 3.1 is actually Android One system. This phone can get regular updates directly from Google and it runs on stock Android.
The Nokia 3.1 is a neat phone with upgraded specs with minimalist design but little touch of new generation. It is good for normal tasks and day to day job but doesn’t offer a solid deal on the table. There are many other phones at the same price and we suggest people to look at all the phones in their price range and compare them before buying.