Nokia 3.1 is powered by Android 8.0 Oreo (Android One) and runs on MT6750: octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz.The phone has a plastic back,an aluminium frame and Gorilla Glass at the front.
Nokia 3.1 looks and feels expensive and the metal frame with the tapered edges makes it easy on the eyes.It has a secure grip with the mixture of thick plastic, metal frame and Gorilla Glass providing enough protection for a phone in its price range.
The phone is 138.3g and 146.3 x 68.7 x 8.7 mm long just 3mm taller and 3mm narrower than its predecessor.It has a 5.2″ LCD screen with 720×1,440px resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9.It occupies most of the front and has an excellent contrast ratio of 1500:1.
The phone comes with a 8MP front camera and at the back is its 13MP rear camera coupled with a LED flash.They take decent photos in good light and bad photos in low light scenarios.
Nokia 3.1 has 16GB to offer with the ability to get upto 128GB using a MicroSD card.It also has a 2,990mAh inbuilt battery that keeps it powered for the whole day.
At the bottom it has a single loudspeaker that is surprisingly loud and a MicroUSB charging port inspite of many Android Nokia phones using USB Type-C.Above the display is an earpiece grille and a couple of sensors. The phone also has a Dual-SIM, LTE,Wi-Fi,GPS,Fm radio,NFC and Bluetooth 4.2.
The only downside to this phone is its poor performance.It is a bit sluggish and takes a while to open apps.The 8MP front camera should also come with a LED flash for good lighting when taking selfies.
In the box, you get the Nokia 3.1, a wall charger, a microUSB cable, a SIM card ejection tool and a quick start guide.
The phone is affordable and attractive at the same time.It has great features and is easy to use.Its only downside is that it has poor performance when one opens many apps at the same time.
Should you buy it?Yes