The internals of this phone are quite low spec, I've only had it for 2 weeks and the memory I'd almost full (only downloaded three apps besides the ones that came with the phone and barely taken any photos).
Having said that... the build quality is amazing. Because it's such a cheap phone, I didn't bother getting a case and it is really holding up to the abuse it's getting. Also feels really nice and I really like that the back is matte. Never understood the obsession for glass backs that pick up fingerprints, or worse yet hide behind a plastic case.
If Nokia could combine the build quality and size of this phone with some decent specs, they'd be in tk a winner.
After 2 weeks have lost the keyboard and cannot send e mails or sms. Useless as this is essential for work and no idea how to correct the wretched error.
I don't know why Gsmarena has given this phone such a low review score. At this price range there are always some trade offs to be made.
With the 3.1, the storage and processing power might be a bit low, but you can always add a memory card to store pictures and videos and remove all the unnecessary apps to keep it running smoothly. That's the first thing I do, remove all the garbage and disable all of googles garbage as well.
On the positive side, this phone has an excellent camera and screen. The colours on both are punchy and the contrast ratio of the screen is extremely high for any price point, specially for an LCD.
In design and build quality, it really has no rivals except other Nokia phones.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2018Should I buy this over Nokia 5?If you are getting both at the same price then go for the Nokia 5. Nokia 3.1 should be at least 15 usd cheaper if its the 16 GB version.
If its 32 GB at the same price as a Nokia 5, then you decide. Nokia 5 has a bigger screen, finger print sensor and better speaker but 16 Gb storage.
I have being using it for some days, it is more than good for its price range (at least for my favorite smartphone compact styles). Especially with AndroidOne, everything looks different showing a big difference in the user experience, I recommend buying this phone
Sebstin, 22 Oct 2018I checked this phone in Bestbuy.. Phone looks fine for the price. But camera quality is not go... moreBecause pixel count alone doesn't guarantee image quality, and to be fair in good light the camera does deliver good enough pics, but the auto focus and capture are slow...I've managed some adequate social media pics of landscapes, skyscapes and woodland plants
Amit Sujauddin, 05 Oct 2018Does Nokia 3.1 play 720p videos on youtubeYes it does
I checked this phone in Bestbuy.. Phone looks fine for the price. But camera quality is not good even though it shows 13MP. Why?. Very disappointed. Form factor was fine for me.. and I am looking for compact 5-5.2" phones..
AbuMahdiii, 21 Oct 2018what about the made quality, nokia or redmi?3.1 is a sturdy piece.
Amit Sujauddin, 05 Oct 2018Does Nokia 3.1 play 720p videos on youtubeThe phone screen is 720p so it would
Has this phone been released to the US/International market yet?