Nokia 3 Review Specs Pros and Cons

After going multiple years under hibernation, Nokia Launched its first Android Smartphone Nokia 3 in India. It is Entry-level Smartphone with decent configuration. Here we have observed some important pros and cons of this handset. The key specs this phone comes up with are Android v7.0 Nougat OS, 5.0 inches HD Display, MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core processor, 8 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary Camera, 16 GB Internal | 128 GB External SD Card support | 2 GB RAM and 2630 mAh battery.

Heart Taking Premium Design
The way a phone looks give the first impression about the handset, so here Nokia comes with a reincarnated design which is making it look premium with a class. Most of the phone in this range are fully metallic built but Nokia decided to go with a polycarbonate body in the rear and 2.5D glass with special protection in front. Its 8.45 mm thickness, 5.0 inches compact design and perfectly curved corners offering an excellent gripping for the palm. The right edge of the device housing volume rockers and a power key while the left has slots for SIM card and SD Card. The bottom has MicroUSB slot and Speaker and 3.5 inches Headphone jack is located on the Top. 
Decent Enough Display with 2.5D Glass
The front panel has 5.0 inches display of 2.5D Curved glass that looks absolutely good, This is just entry level phone of Nokia, expecting high configuration is not fair although its HD screen has 294ppi of display density that can play the videos with decent colours and brightness. It is not vibrant as Full HD, 4K AMOLED display but hardly anyone will come with the problem regarding its screen quality. Not only that Nokia also including Corning Gorilla Glass protection for the display. 

Camera with Quality
HMD Global decided to include 8 MP camera module both the side of smartphone, So Its primary 8 MP camera has aperture of f/2 with LED flash, Camera takes great photos in the sufficient lighting condition of the day while for the insufficient lighting environment there is obviously visible noise in the pictures but photos are still usable. There is also 8 MP front camera with wide angles which is a blessing for the selfie enthusiastic people. 

An Average Processing Unit
The thing that is minimizing its chances for making it best out of best choice in its offered price is CPU, Nokia 3 comes up with the Mediatek MT6737 Quad core processor which is clocked at the 1.3 GHz, we are least expecting Snapdragon 435 in this price group. Although this MediaTek processor is absolutely fine for the mediocre user but for the heavy gaming and multitasking it starts struggling to show a smooth performance. I am again saying it's not for heavy gaming and still if you play graphic intensive games, the phone starts heating and lagging. However, for day to day activities like Simple browsing and light gaming, it is absolutely fine. 

The Battery Can Stand nearly for 1 Day
The 2630 mAh battery inside the phone also doesn't have any wow factor. It is just kind average. you can take your phone in the morning with full charging and at evening until 8 PM it needs to charge again, So definitely it's just average battery for nearly about one day backup. 

Specification of Nokia 3

  • OS- Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Mediatek MT6737 | 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 | Quad-core | Mali-T720MP1
  • Display- 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 720 x 1280 pixels | 294 ppi pixel Density | Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Camera- 8 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 720p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.5 mm | 145 grams Weight | Colour- Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.0 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Micro/Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: No 
  • Memory- 16 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 2 GB RAM
  • Battery- 2630 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Nokia 3

  • A great classy and compact premium look. 
  • Both the 8MP Cameras are decent enough.
  • The phone also supports NFC.
  • Latest Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS with guaranteed future upgradations. 
  • To enhance the experience it also comes up with FM radio having RDS.
  • Dedicated slot for the MicroSD card. 
  • OTG cable is also supported.
  • The screen is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass. 
  • There is also LED Notification light.

Cons of Nokia 3

  • A very average processor for multitasking.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • We are expecting better display configuration (AMOLED or Full HD).
  • Speakers are placed on the bottom that can be blocked while watching videos or playing games in landscape mode.
  • The loudness of the sound is average.
  • The phone doesn't have a fingerprint sensor.

Why to buy and Final words about Nokia 3:-

Finally, most awaited company launched its budget friendly device in the market. Here Nokia 3 is very pocket-friendly by size as well as budget. It has a really classic premium design with a quality build. The 5.0 inches HD display is definitely good for watching the visual content. However, for improving the performance it could have better CPU but offered MediaTek processor can handle all the basic tasks very efficiently. The 8 MP primary and Secondary camera are pretty nice to take the picture. There is no high power demanding feature so 2630 mAh battery can give backup of 1 full day. If you are thinking about alternate options you can choose to go for the Galaxy J3 Pro, Redmi Note 4, and Lenovo K6 Power.


  1. i am desiding to buy this i have to option samsung on5 pro and nokia 3 i am confused which one should
    i buy