Had this phone a few weeks now works fine good phone for the price.
Graham, 28 Aug 2020I bought a Nokia 1.3 phone believing that Nokia had a good name in mobile phones. Well they mi... moreYou can download a third party launcher like Microsoft Launcher. I have a Nokia 1.3 with the Microsoft Launcher. I think downloading too many apps or letting too many apps run in the background will cause the phone to slow down.
It's rubbish. It's slow. Hard to answer. Back is almost impossible to get off. None of the photos I take with the phone appear in the gallery for more than a brief period and there's no indication of where or even if they still exist, although all the whatsapp stuff downloads and is taking up space there in all its glory.
To whom ever wants to purchase a nokia 1.3, take my advice and RUN!!!! This phone is junk, and I am taking a hammer to it as soon as I can purchase another. I hate this phone, it keeps locking up and it is SLOW!!! Going back to my samsung, at least it works!!!!!!!!
SpecialK, 08 Oct 2020Worst phone I ever had since I started comparisons. Slow, lagging uuuuh. Worst of all was usin... moreWorse phone I've ever owned! Been searching Web for instructions as none supplied with it and thought it was faulty due to how slow it is. Had same issues with incoming calls and freezing as other reviews so will be asking for a refund . Thanks to your reviews I know it's the phone and not me!!
Worst phone I ever had since I started comparisons. Slow, lagging uuuuh. Worst of all was using maps while driving....cant count the number of times i missed my turn because it was that slow.
June, 01 Jul 2020First of all Nokia has created some AMAZING phones in previous years (E63 for example) before ... moreAbsolutely spot on. Couldn't agree more. Possibly the worst 'smartphone' I have ever owned. I can't even return it because of the damage I did trying to remove the cover to insert the sim.
Graham, 28 Aug 2020I bought a Nokia 1.3 phone believing that Nokia had a good name in mobile phones. Well they mi... moreYou should bear in mind that this 1.3 is an Android Go device. Android Go is a simplified version of the standard Android meant to run on a really low-end spec, so you don't treat this as a usual Android phone.
I bought a Nokia 1.3 phone believing that Nokia had a good name in mobile phones. Well they might have once, but the Nokia 1.3 is a shocker. It is incredibly slow, does not support widgets, has a terribly difficult process to remove the back and install the battery and SIM, unavoidably causing you to damage the case. I strongly advise you not to buy this phone.
hello does someone have a problem with google assistant (or go assistant on this phone). in my case the phone is trying to open the app but can't do it. it just kinda blinks really fast between home screen and white background that is probably supposed to be the google assistant app. and one more question, how long does it take to fully charge? mine has been charging already for like 1.5 hours and it went from 11% to only 60%. thanks.
First of all Nokia has created some AMAZING phones in previous years (E63 for example) before they started TRYING (very poorly) to get with recent times and create a smart phone.
I would not wish this phone on my worst enemy.
For starters Goodluck trying to even take the back cover off to insert your Sim card, by the time you have achieved that, the phone probably won't be returnable/refundable anymore even if it doesn't work because of the damage created just trying to remove the back cover.
Battery life, 3000x worse than an iPhone.
Signal, reception, internet service, ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!
Overall performance with basic use is appalling, your phone will ring for a good minute before the caller ID and opportunity to accept or decline the call even shows up on the screen.
Everyone has complained that they are unable to hear me clearly during phone calls, no matter where I am.
If you open more than one app at a time it will most likely close one or both of them. For example if I am listening to music and open messenger my music will stop playing because the phone can't keep up with anything you try to use it for.
Camera has no quality.
Everything is literally so delayed that you feel like you can almost hear the sound of the old school dial up internet that you would connect to your Home phone.
A lot of the time you will be typing something or just doing anything at all on any app or program and it will just close the whole thing on you consistently. As in it will freeze, close, take you back to the home screen, then when you re open it, the exact same thing will happen over and over most of the time even if you restart the entire phone it will literally make no difference at all.
I seriously could go on but I don't have the energy, I just sincerely hope this message saves at least one person from wasting their hard earned money.
This phone will surely test anyone's patience.
I would prefer a $30 phone from Coles with the old school keypad, I have no doubt it would work faster and more efficient than this sad sad excuse for a phone.
For the price, which isn't extremely expensive considering how much a smart phone costs nowdays, IT IS NOT WORTH IT!
Knowing how poorly this phone works, I personally don't think it's worth more than $60.
Nokia please stick to what you know best. This is a big let down from the great reputation you have made for yourself.
So annoyed. Bought this phone based on GSM spec sheet. Stipulates aptx HD present, not true, aptx only. Now have to return it. Thanks GSM.
Jamie7494, 24 Apr 2020@DurexMC what is this like compared to the 2.3? Software, battery life, screen and anything el... moreBattery life, screen quality, design and camera pics are good on Nokia 2.3, but sorry to say performance is very bad after the Android 10 update. Frequent lags, freezing and system UI error makes this phone a bad choice.
AnonD-785804, 02 May 2020Asked for refund or replacement? Any updateHave had full refund they offered to replace naturally but I told them no I won't have another.
AnonD-82756, 01 May 2020Purchased 23/04/20 died 01/05/20 yes that's right my newly bought Nokia 1.3 that I wrote a rav... moreHi, I too am looking at buying one of these Nokia 1.3 phones as well and that's why I'm here reading the GSM user reviews on it first.
I fully understand that you're naturally quite pi*s*d by the fact your new phone has died after just a few days of use, but I would like to now offer you perhaps, a little 'perspective' on that situation.
My own background is now over 50 years of practical hands on experience in the Telecommunications and Electronics industry and I can tell you right now that these sorts of what are termed "Burn-in hardware-failures" occurring in the first three months of the initial use of ..any.. complex electronics system is simply an entirely natural, and accepted fact, by the entire electronics manufacturing industry.
These "Burn-in" failures occur simply because every single individual electronic component, of which there are hundreds, sometimes thousands, that are used in the manufacturing and assembly of all mobile phones, are subject to their own individual respective failure rates, and so the first initial three month period of use is when any of these components, (most of which, are manufactured in China, or other very low labor cost countries, just by the way) which happens to be of, borderline manufacturing quality, will very likely fail, and in that process, then cause the entire complex hardware system that it, is simply a small, but essential part of, to then also fail.
That's why ..the most essential thing.. to look for when buying any, electronic device is the length of the included manufacturer's warranty, which, providing that it covers the first 12 months of the product's use, will also cover the initial highest-risk 3 months period of the product's, normal and fully expected, "Burn-in failure" rates.
Once the product is past that initial 3 months period of continual "Burn-in" usage, the expected on-going failure rates then drop off exponentially, literally, like a dropped stone.
And so, like I first said, your own disappointment in this situation with your own phone is fully understandable, but, it is just a part of the 'lottery' that we all engage in when buying ..any.. complex and lower price-point electronic devices.
The only way around this initial "Burn-in" reliability issue is for us to be willing to initially pay a lot more money, up front, when we buy our own electronic goods to cover not only, the additional costs that will be incurred by any manufacturer when they are themselves, choosing, the 'quality' and hence, the 'reliability' and thus the consequential initial respective price-points of the literally thousands of individual electronic components that they themselves will purchase in, to then be used in their own manufacturing, and assembly line processes, but also, the additional and far more protracted, 'quality testing' or, in other more simple words, "more prolonged, in-house, Burn-in testing" that they will also then be required to undertake in order to 'justify' their own 'higher price-point goods' before finally releasing them out to their own 'brand adoring fans' in the world wide electronic goods consumer market, and even then, that is still not an 'iron-clad guarantee' that they will be able to totally, eliminate any such "Burn-in" failures from occurring in their own consequently, and usually much 'higher price-point' electronics manufactured goods.
At the other end of the quite normal product reliability bell-curve, is the subsequent and again fully to be expected 'end-of-life' rise, that is always seen in the eventually increasing rates of product failures of ..any.. electronic item as it ultimately reaches it's own fully expected end of 'designed life', at which point the owner must then decide whether it's worth them spending their own money on having the now faulty item repaired, or simply trashing it, and moving on to the next, then bigger, better, and current version, of whatever particular 'desirable and shiny-new, consumer electronics bauble' it is, that then takes their own immediate fancy.
And so, what you just need to do now, is to make an immediate claim on your own phone's included warranty, and get it replaced, for free, and then keep your fingers crossed that 'the replacement one' survives that initial, and critical, 3 months "Burn-in" period, and providing that it does, you'll then be very likely be able to look forward to many years of happy and reliable use from it.
ALWAYS, remember, that ..essential 12 months manufacturer guarantee.. whenever you are tempted, to lay down your own hard earned money Folks, and as they say in the classics, them, unfortunately, is just the brutal and harsh facts of, 'cheaper price point' electronic consumer goods, life, that we have all now grown accustomed to, and love so much.
AnonD-82756, 01 May 2020Purchased 23/04/20 died 01/05/20 yes that's right my newly bought Nokia 1.3 that I wrote a rav... moreDamn man!! So sorry to hear that. The same thing actually happened to me when I had the original Nokia 1. I'm staying well clear of this phone and any future Nokia phones in general. I am going to buy the new Motorola G8 instead. Sorry once again to hear about your pathetic and poor experience so soon after purchase.
Purchased 23/04/20 died 01/05/20 yes that's right my newly bought Nokia 1.3 that I wrote a rave review about has completly bricked itself! Was on messenger lite and typing when the handset went black screen and off it's totally dead. Not happy won't touch another Nokia again.