How much does the phone cost? You can purchase it for around Rs.25,000 island-wide. Considering its price, we think it’s worth it.
The device was released in 2018, so it’s not that old. It’s small, though. Its screen stretches 5.2 inches across. If you have large hands, holding it might be tough.
Take a look at its sides. Nokia curved them well. Holding the 3.1 for hours won’t leave your fingers sore.
The material it’s made from isn’t very premium. How do you feel about owning a plastic phone? The material on its sides are premium, however, being aluminum.
We’re fans of units that are thin, as they feel the most premium. Unfortunately for the 3.1, it has a large width. Its dimensions are 146.3 mm x 68.7 mm x 8.7 mm.
Although we’re fans of thin handsets, we also like devices with a bit of weight. They feel solid and not cheap. The mobile doesn’t deliver, being a feather at 138.3 grams.
Being so affordable, it isn’t surprising that you can expand its storage. Only the more expensive phones come without the feature. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack as well.
Its buttons are in easy to reach spots. However, they aren’t the most tactile.
What colours can you pick it up in? The following choices:
We’re fans of the blue and copper choice.
The panel on its front is IPS LCD. It sadly doesn’t produce the best colours. As the handset is so small, you won’t easily be able to immerse in content either.
Is it sharp? Its screen resolution is 720 x 1440 pixels. As its front is so small, the resolution makes it hard to notice any pixilation.
Phones from 2018 weren’t big on screen-to-body ratios. The 3.1 is no different. There’s some major bezel action going on, as it boasts a mediocre 69.4% ratio.
That being said, its front is strong. It was made from Gorilla Glass 3.
Out of the box, it runs Android 8. You can upgrade its systems to Android 10. There is currently no news about an Android 11 update.
One of the best things about Nokia is that it places Stock Android into units. This means there will be no bloatware or heavy UI.
We’re not fans of its chipset. It’s the Mediatek MT6750, which is a basic processor that can’t handle extensive tasks.
If the device came with more RAM, moving through its systems would be easier. You’re getting 2 or 3 GB. With the 2 GB choice, having a number of apps open in the background would result in force closing.
ROM-wise, you can purchase it with either 16 or 32 GB of space. If you remember, a microSD slot is present. You’ll have to buy the microSD card separately of course.
We’re not only not fans of its processor, but we don’t like how small its battery is either. Nokia placed a 2990 mAh unit inside. As the device is so thick, you’d expect a larger battery to be present. Expect the phone to fully drain in less than a day.
No, its battery is non-removable.
To charge it, you’d have to plug a 10 W regular charger into its micro USB port. The device would take over 2 hours to fully charge. One of the reasons charging takes so long is because of its microUSB port. It is considered dated these days.
Nokia produces good cameras. However, the 3.1 is a budget device. The company didn’t go all out with its set-up, placing a single 13 MP lens on its rear. The photographs taken won’t be colour accurate. Graininess would be an issue, especially in low-light.
If it’s any consolation, it comes with a bright LED flash. There isn’t one on its front, however.
Speaking of its selfie camera, it consists of an 8 MP single shooter, which won’t leave you Instagram-ready.