So after a long hiatus, Nokia finally took the Android route and came up with 3 new smartphones namely Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. Nokia did take a different route way back in 2014 when they launched Nokia X, Nokia XL, and Nokia XL+ with all of them being semi-Android phones. All the 3 phones had a dismal feedback and also failed to capture the heart and minds of Indian smartphone users then. After Microsoft took over the Lumia brand, Nokia completely disappeared from the scene. Not to forget, that this was also the point of time when Xiaomi and its other Chinese counterparts flooded the Indian smartphone market which further went on to create a dent in Nokia's efforts to make a grand comeback. Thus, Nokia waited for the whole situation to cool down and in 2017, finally decided to pitch itself against the smartphone heavyweights ruling the Indian market.
Now coming to the new phones of Nokia, in this article, I am going to talk and review about Nokia 3, which the cheapest phone amongst the 3 phones. And then, I will go on to review Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. Now the first thing that I want to talk about is the pricing strategy that Nokia has followed for all the 3 phones including the Nokia which is priced at Rs. 9499. Although, specs wise, Nokia 3 could have easily been priced at Rs. 7000 had it come from an Indian or a Chinese smartphone company but Nokia does not really wants to play for the gallery and thus has priced its cheapest phone in a way that it does not really come under the category of a cheap and budget smartphone. In a way, I would really say that it is very wise of Nokia to not lose its identity of being an elite smartphone brand and stay amongst the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Apple.
Now as far as the specs of Nokia 3 is concerned, they are not really something to cheer about but as a smartphone reviewer, I will review them one by one for you. So let's start.
Available in Matte Black, Silver White, Tempered Blue and Copper White colors, it is disappointing to see Nokia 3 in a simple plastic body that lacks the style and elegance for which Nokia phones are known for.
With a 5-inch 720p display, Nokia 3 has a 2.5 sculpted Gorilla Glass on top. The colors and viewing angles are decent enough but do not really justify the price tag.
Nokia 3 comes with a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6737 processor along with Mali-T720MP2 and 2 GB of RAM. Anyone, who likes to play graphic-heavy games on their phones, Nokia 3 is definitely not for them.
Nokia 3 has an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front snapper for selfies. The front camera may sound like a good one but as far as the rear camera is concerned, it is really not up to the mark.
The battery in Nokia 3, which is 2650 mah, is really not enough to power the phone for a full day on a single charge.
Other than the above features, Nokia 3 has 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Only for loyal Nokia fans. The rest can go for Redmi 4 or stretch their budget a little bit and get the Lenovo K6 Power.