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Nokia 1.3 Smartphone Review – Small Nokia Mobile Phone with Weaknesses

Annoying little things. The Nokia 1.3 is supposed to convince as a cheap smartphone especially by the price. With a replaceable battery and face recognition for unlocking it would have good beginnings, but it doesn't exactly make everyday life easy for its user due to detail errors.
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Nokia 1.3
Nokia 1.3 (1 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 4 x 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
5.71 inch 19.5:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 400GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.35 x 147.3 x 71.2 ( = 0.37 x 5.8 x 2.8 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix Kontrast-AF, LED-Blitz
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speakers at the rear, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat. 4 (150Mbps/50Mbps); SAR value: 0.38W/kg (head), 0.86W/kg (body); FM radio, fanless
Weight
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
99 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
68 %7
05/2020
Nokia 1.3
SD 215, Adreno 308
155 g16 GB eMMC Flash5.71"1520x720
75 %7
05/2020
Motorola Moto E6s
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
160 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720
75 %7
01/2020
Huawei Y6s
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300
150 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.09"1560x720
74 %7
12/2019
LG K40S
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
173 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720

Case, Equipment and Operation - Current Software

The Nokia 1.3 is a handy smartphone that is also relatively light at 155 grams. The back can be removed, then you get access to the SIM slots and the replaceable battery. However, there is no notch and we found it very difficult to remove the back in the test. So, if you want to change the battery regularly, you should get appropriate tools or have very strong fingernails.

The simple plastic case is nothing special, but thanks to the matt backside it is at least not susceptible to fingerprints. The three available colors light brown, green blue and black should offer something for everyone.

In keeping with the price, the smartphone is simply equipped, offering only the most necessary with 16 GB mass storage and 1 GB RAM. If you pay a few euros more, you get twice as much mass storage, for example with the Motorola Moto E6s.

When it comes to WLAN, you can only rely on WiFi 4. The speed is average.

Android 10 Go is used as software, and during our test the security patches were updated to a current level.

The touchscreen itself is neat to use, and even small hands should be able to cope due to its small dimensions. Nokia only offers face recognition as an unlock method, but it didn't work in our test despite repeated face scanning.

Size Comparison

156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs147.3 mm / 5.8 inch 71.2 mm / 2.8 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
58.3 (55min - 61max) MBit/s ∼100% +15%
LG K40S
802.11 b/g/n
58 (53min - 59max) MBit/s ∼99% +14%
Nokia 1.3
802.11 b/g/n
50.8 (44min - 55max) MBit/s ∼87%
Motorola Moto E6s
802.11 b/g/n
43 (26min - 61max) MBit/s ∼74% -15%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Y6s
802.11 b/g/n
55.8 (53min - 65max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
LG K40S
802.11 b/g/n
55.1 (51min - 59max) MBit/s ∼99% +6%
Nokia 1.3
802.11 b/g/n
52.2 (27min - 61max) MBit/s ∼94%
Motorola Moto E6s
802.11 b/g/n
35.4 (5min - 57max) MBit/s ∼63% -32%
010203040506070Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø50.7 (44-55)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø52.1 (27-61)

Cameras - Blurred Photos

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The simple 8 megapixel camera quickly gets problems with areas that are too light or too dark and also takes pictures with little detail, even in good light. In dark situations with high contrasts, the image content is still recognizable, but details are very blurred. In almost absolute darkness, the optics can hardly see anything. The test image in the lab looks very pale in some areas.

The front camera makes passable selfies, but in detail the pictures quickly look very grainy. Overall, there are better cameras even in this price range.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
55 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
65.2 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
68.3 ∆E
66 ∆E
30 ∆E
49.9 ∆E
37 ∆E
78.6 ∆E
43 ∆E
46.3 ∆E
94.4 ∆E
71.2 ∆E
52.2 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia 1.3: 47.72 ∆E min: 14.19 - max: 94.45 ∆E
ColorChecker
1.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Nokia 1.3: 4.84 ∆E min: 1.89 - max: 8.73 ∆E

Display - Moderately Bright

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The IPS screen is reasonably bright, but the differences in brightness are clearly visible in different areas of the screen. The contrast is at best mediocre, so that colors look quite pale. We notice a visible blue cast during our measurements with the software CalMAN and the spectrophotometer. The color deviations are still acceptable.

It is pleasing that we do not notice any PWM flickering, the reaction times are not very fast, but at this level of performance they are also not decisive.

420
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 456 cd/m² Average: 406.4 cd/m² Minimum: 11.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 456 cd/m²
Contrast: 1382:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.22 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 6.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
94% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.186
Nokia 1.3
IPS, 1520x720, 5.71
Motorola Moto E6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Huawei Y6s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.09
LG K40S
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Response Times
-4%
-11%
-3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
55 (28, 27)
64 (31, 33)
-16%
54 (25, 29)
2%
50 (25, 25)
9%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (11, 15)
24 (3, 21)
8%
32 (15, 17)
-23%
30 (15, 15)
-15%
PWM Frequency
100 (10)
100 (10)
Screen
17%
-17%
9%
Brightness middle
456
488
7%
424
-7%
487
7%
Brightness
406
481
18%
397
-2%
471
16%
Brightness Distribution
83
95
14%
85
2%
91
10%
Black Level *
0.33
0.25
24%
0.35
-6%
0.28
15%
Contrast
1382
1952
41%
1211
-12%
1739
26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.22
5.02
4%
6.45
-24%
5.56
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.38
8.99
-7%
12.76
-52%
9.64
-15%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.4
4.4
31%
8.5
-33%
5.2
19%
Gamma
2.186 101%
2.252 98%
2.231 99%
2.124 104%
CCT
8108 80%
7841 83%
9108 71%
7932 82%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
7% / 12%
-14% / -16%
3% / 7%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
55 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 28 ms rise
↘ 27 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space sRGB
CalMAN Color space sRGB
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life - Very Little Power

Qualcomm's small Snapdragon 215 barely offers enough performance for a smooth operation of Android 10 Go, and there is also very little RAM with 1 GB. Other smartphones in our comparison deliver significantly more system power. Even the simple graphics card is only suitable for the most necessary, but internet videos in 720p can be watched smoothly.

In everyday life you have to expect jerkiness and waiting times when you call up apps or even just the system settings.

The warming up under load is quite noticeable, and can be unpleasant in summer.

The small loudspeaker on the back doesn't get very loud, but isn't too high-burdened either, so that you can listen to music. If you want to use the 3.5mm port or Bluetooth, you'll get clean sound on external audio devices.

In terms of battery life, the Nokia 1.3 can score points on the one hand with the fact that it lasted 15:06 hours in our WLAN test, which is a very good performance. At the same time, the battery is still replaceable, even though the back of the smartphone is very difficult to detach. Charging takes its time, and you should plan 2-3 hours for this.

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
3476 Points ∼58%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5197 Points ∼86% +50%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3936 Points ∼65% +13%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3993 Points ∼66% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
3476 Points ∼58% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=546)
6044 Points ∼100% +74%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
4339 Points ∼63%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6873 Points ∼100% +58%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4658 Points ∼68% +7%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4764 Points ∼69% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
4339 Points ∼63% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=702)
6649 Points ∼97% +53%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
819 Points ∼38%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1189 Points ∼55% +45%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1015 Points ∼47% +24%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
966 Points ∼44% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
819 Points ∼38% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=585)
2181 Points ∼100% +166%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
242 Points ∼8%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
742 Points ∼24% +207%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
712 Points ∼23% +194%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
704 Points ∼23% +191%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
242 Points ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=585)
3079 Points ∼100% +1172%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
287 Points ∼11%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
810 Points ∼32% +182%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
763 Points ∼30% +166%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
749 Points ∼30% +161%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
287 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=585)
2534 Points ∼100% +783%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
844 Points ∼42%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1124 Points ∼56% +33%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1017 Points ∼51% +20%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
902 Points ∼45% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
844 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=675)
2011 Points ∼100% +138%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
245 Points ∼10%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
655 Points ∼26% +167%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
403 Points ∼16% +64%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
440 Points ∼18% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
245 Points ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=674)
2496 Points ∼100% +919%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
291 Points ∼14%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
722 Points ∼34% +148%
Huawei Y6s
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
465 Points ∼22% +60%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
497 Points ∼23% +71%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
291 Points ∼14% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=677)
2133 Points ∼100% +633%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
10678 Points ∼68%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
14651 Points ∼93% +37%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10194 Points ∼64% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
10678 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=819)
15813 Points ∼100% +48%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
4622 Points ∼16%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11220 Points ∼39% +143%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10804 Points ∼38% +134%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
4622 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=817)
28447 Points ∼100% +515%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
5289 Points ∼24%
Motorola Moto E6s
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11836 Points ∼54% +124%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
10662 Points ∼49% +102%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
5289 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=817)
21865 Points ∼100% +313%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
20125 Points ∼36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
20125 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 110361, n=139)
56546 Points ∼100% +181%
MEM (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
9394 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
9394 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9394 - 122714, n=138)
57235 Points ∼100% +509%
GPU (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
0 Points ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
0 Points ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4095 - 241176, n=138)
106106 Points ∼100%
CPU (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
23816 Points ∼22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
23816 Points ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23816 - 186023, n=138)
106518 Points ∼100% +347%
Total Score (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
53335 Points ∼16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
53335 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=138)
326850 Points ∼100% +513%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
6.3 fps ∼13%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
19 fps ∼40% +202%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
6.3 fps ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=817)
47.7 fps ∼100% +657%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
11 fps ∼34%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
26 fps ∼82% +136%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
11 fps ∼34% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=826)
31.9 fps ∼100% +190%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
2.5 fps ∼9%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
9.9 fps ∼35% +296%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
2.5 fps ∼9% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=722)
28.3 fps ∼100% +1032%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Nokia 1.3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215, Adreno 308, 1024
5 fps ∼21%
LG K40S
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
17 fps ∼73% +240%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 215
 
5 fps ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=730)
23.3 fps ∼100% +366%
Nokia 1.3Motorola Moto E6sHuawei Y6sLG K40SAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
19%
15%
5%
-40%
35%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
60.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
57.8 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
40 (6.38 - 65.8, n=136)
-32%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=549)
-13%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
76.06 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
79.3 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
59.2 (8.1 - 87.7, n=136)
-22%
69.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=549)
-9%
Random Write 4KB
38.6
17.7
-54%
18.6
-52%
18.5
-52%
8.08 (0.49 - 44.9, n=254)
-79%
38.6 (0.14 - 319, n=913)
0%
Random Read 4KB
48.7
69.4
43%
46.7
-4%
53.2
9%
21.7 (2.49 - 62.1, n=254)
-55%
61.7 (1.59 - 325, n=913)
27%
Sequential Write 256KB
48.5
103.5
113%
118
143%
84.5
74%
43.1 (8.74 - 106, n=254)
-11%
135 (2.99 - 1321, n=913)
178%
Sequential Read 256KB
284.8
275
-3%
263.2
-8%
272
-4%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=254)
-42%
355 (12.1 - 2037, n=913)
25%

Temperature

Max. Load
 44.5 °C
112 F
39.3 °C
103 F
38.3 °C
101 F
 
 43.1 °C
110 F
38.9 °C
102 F
39.3 °C
103 F
 
 41.7 °C
107 F
38.6 °C
101 F
39.9 °C
104 F
 
Maximum: 44.5 °C = 112 F
Average: 40.4 °C = 105 F
37.7 °C
100 F
39.7 °C
103 F
44.4 °C
112 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.7 °C
103 F
43.7 °C
111 F
38.1 °C
101 F
39.4 °C
103 F
41.1 °C
106 F
Maximum: 44.4 °C = 112 F
Average: 40.1 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.9 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.5 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44.4 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.428.6253532.43127.127.9402627.95030.429.16325.2288022.721.110025.522.512520.121.816019.225.420017.828.625017.836.131516.14240016.648.750015.954.763014.36080014.764.1100014.871125014.373.1160014.168.2200016.365.5250014.463.7315013.865.1400013.964.5500014.259630014.556.6800014.6681000015671250015.357.81600015.762.8SPL71.226.978.8N25.60.939.8median 15median 60Delta1.611.532.437.43536.527.128.62633.530.437.325.232.322.725.725.525.220.126.419.230.517.835.717.841.116.145.616.652.715.96214.364.214.770.214.874.814.373.714.167.816.367.414.468.113.865.513.956.614.264.114.569.614.676.51574.515.360.615.761.271.226.982.325.60.950.7median 15median 64.11.611.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseNokia 1.3Motorola Moto E6s
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Nokia 1.3 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Motorola Moto E6s audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life

Nokia 1.3
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto E6s
3000 mAh
Huawei Y6s
3020 mAh
LG K40S
3500 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
906
806
-11%
743
-18%
860
-5%
705 (223 - 2636, n=780)
-22%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 06min

Pros

+ latest security patches
+ handy
+ good maturities
+ exchangeable battery
+ dedicated microSD slot

Cons

- backside very difficult to remove
- long charging time
- little power
- facial recognition error

Verdict – A Recommendation Is Difficult

In review: Nokia 1.3. Test device provided by Nokia Germany.
In review: Nokia 1.3. Test device provided by Nokia Germany.

The Nokia 1.3 made a bad impression right at the beginning of our test: The back has no notch for the fingernail and is very difficult to open even with special tools. But the replaceable battery is actually one of the highlights of the device. The fact that there is still a dedicated microSD slot is also pleasing and the battery life is also a good argument for the cheap and handy mobile phone. Nokia is also currently making every effort to provide updates and the latest security patches for even its cheapest smartphone.

However, the fact that the face recognition lets us down and the performance is only sufficient for the very fewest situations is not so nice. The camera with its blurred pictures is also more suitable as a stopgap.

The Nokia 1.3 shouldn't be bought for around 100 euro, as there are better alternatives at a similar price. But if the smartphone should become cheaper, you can take a look at it if you want the absolute best battery life and use the smartphone very little.

Nokia 1.3 - 05/17/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
60%
Keyboard
62 / 75 → 82%
Pointing Device
78%
Connectivity
33 / 70 → 47%
Weight
92%
Battery
91%
Display
82%
Games Performance
4 / 64 → 6%
Application Performance
31 / 86 → 36%
Temperature
85%
Noise
100%
Audio
50 / 90 → 56%
Camera
34%
Average
62%
68%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Nokia 1.3 Smartphone Review – Small Nokia Mobile Phone with Weaknesses
Florian Schmitt, 2020-05-17 (Update: 2020-05-17)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.