Nokia 3 Test: Cheap Smart Phone with Android8 Promise

Chic entry-level phone with weaknesses

Conclusion of the 05.09.2017

The Nokia 3 places in our test far at the end of our mobile leaderboard – although the smart phone outwardly makes a very good figure and will receive two years of security updates. However, the camera is relatively poor, and in the facilities we miss a fingerprint scanner. Also, the battery life is mediocre and disappointing. A ray of hope, after all, is the reasonable price.

Nokia 3 test: Chic, handy, well processed

The Nokia 3 has a display glass that is minimally bent backwards at the edges. That not only chic looks and increases the ease of something, because you can feel no edges, if you enter wipes menu bars from the edge – there is also a rarely-to-true quality feature in the price range below 150 euros. Other than that Nokia 5, Nokia 6 or Nokia 8 the cheapest of the new Android smart phones from Finland but comes with a plastic back that feels not quite as good as glass or aluminium. But here goes: the device is pretty and just fine. The transition to the metal frame is to feel, disturbing gap however does not have our test device. But it is not waterproof.

The screen has a diagonal of 5 inches, which is the smart phone well in hand. 720 x 1,280 pixels compared to peak slightly lower resolution shows podium effects at the edges of the letter, if you look closely – top phones represent content slightly sharper. Decent but unspectacular level, the maximum brightness of the IPS Panel 410 cd / m ² located – it’s usually enough to out there to read off the screen. We find the representation of color, but a little pale, also of the white point in the bluish is shifted.

Performance of the Nokia 3 is okay

The performance is measured on the price range of less than 150 euros. In the Nokia 3 works a Mediatek processor with 4 cores and maximum 1.3 GHz clock frequency, which accomplishes although no shine services, but a largely liquid operation allows. When it loads system apps from the store of the play, the user interface but falters – it was made so many Smart phones.

With the Nokia 3 you can surf pretty well; When the page is loaded, scroll it largely smoothly. However, the browser reacts somewhat slow and juddering creep when zooming via two finger gesture. The Web page design is also much slower than the current top products:our test leaderboard loads the Nokia 3 in slightly under 20 seconds, which is normal in this price class. By comparison, the Nokia 8 takes only 5 seconds.

Mediocre battery life meets long charging time

Anyone looking for a cheap phone with long battery life, will be not happy with the Nokia 3 and should be better that LG X power To watch. In our online run-time test with video playback at medium brightness, the lights go out the Nokia 3 07:21 hours. The some-more expensive Nokia 5 reached almost 9,5 hours – the called, hardly more expensive LG X power scratching at the 14-hour mark.

Although the Nokia 3 2.630 mAh capacity battery not just extremely large, the device takes extremely long to charge him fully:namely 3:31 hours. This is one of the longest and worst values of our mobile leaderboard. Because Nokia does not support fast charging technology, users need to bring patience and overnight charge the phone at best.

Disappointing photo quality

The Nokia 3 more poorly than right served also photo enthusiasts. The recordings offer little potential for a detailed reproduction of motifs alone by the fairly low resolution of 8 megapixels. Moreover, the Nokia 3 uses but also more rigorously a blur, to reduce image noise, which wiped out sadly textures and fine details. That is striking even in good light. The colors we like a good, and she can be seen even in dim light. In bad light noise and blur but overhand and put a veil over the recordings, which sometimes leads to watercolor-like effects. The bottom line, the quality is not a disaster, but it is no longer satisfactory.

Nokia 3 has no fingerprint scanner

In our facilities note toll of missing fingerprint scanner. Therefore, the Nokia 3 compared to the otherwise similarly equipped Nokia 5 truncates here much worse. Because smart phones themselves with a fingerprint scanner regardless of the light conditions the fastest and comfortable unlock, without having to type in the PIN.

Even the relatively tight space may contribute to loss of comfort, because after deduction of the system and the installed apps just under 9 GB are free. But there is a slot for microSD cards. In addition, dual-SIM is available. The Nokia 3 also supports LTE, but only up to a pace of up to 150 Mbits per second.

Unmodified Android 7

Well, we find that on the phone a virtually unmodified Android in version 7 running that booth August 5 is the patch level when tested in early September and is thus timely and secured. Nokia promises or HMD globally, which are behind the Smart phone brand, to keep the cell phone on the two years and monthly update. This is an equally rare and laudable promise in this price class.

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