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Nokia 1.3


Nokia 1.3
Nokia 1.3 (1 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 4 x 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.71 inch 19.5:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 400GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor
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
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.35 x 147.3 x 71.2 ( = 0.37 x 5.8 x 2.8 in)
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 10
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
155 g ( = 5.47 oz / 0.34 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
99 Euro



Average Score: 69.54% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 17%, features: 47%, display: 82% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Nokia 1.3

68.3% Nokia 1.3 Smartphone Review – Small Nokia Mobile Phone with Weaknesses | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Nokia 1.3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
The Nokia 1.3 might look like a bargain at first glance and even in the hand, but there's little point getting a phone that suffers from such painful performance issues.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 1.3 review!
Source: 9to5google English version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
78% Nokia 1.3 – Android Go Smartphone Review
Source: Ausdroid English version
HMD's Nokia 1.3 is an affordable smartphone powered by Android Go, and while it won't set the world alight with its performance, it's a capable entry-level phone for the casual mobile user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Nokia 1.3 review: this ultra-budget phone is better than you might expect
Source: T3 English version
Most aspects of the Nokia 1.3 remind you that this is a very affordable phone – the performance, the design, the camera quality – but as long as you're sticking to the basics, it's a cost vs benefits balance that we think will appeal to a certain number of people.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Günstiges Smartphone für Minimalisten
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2020
Handy mit Wechsel-Akku für 100 Euro
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2020
60% 1.3 Android Go oder No-Go?
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Nokia 1.3 So viel mehr“ ist da nicht
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2020
Nokia 1.3 Billigheimer mit Update-Versprechen
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2020
80% Nokia 1.3: goedkoop én goed?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Test du Nokia 1.3: Android Go ou No-Go?
Source: French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Review Nokia 1.3: un entry-level fără mari pretenții
Source: Arena IT →EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 100% features: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%



HMD Global has released two new affordable phones recently as part of its Nokia range. The two mentioned are the Nokia 5.3 and the Nokia 1.3. The Nokia 1.3 is one of the most affordable smartphones from its company. It runs Android Go software, a pared down version of Android 10 that has been designed specifically for smartphones with lower specifications. In terms of its display, this model has been equipped with a 5.71-inch display with a 1520 x 720 resolution. It is an IPS screen with a U-shaped notch overhead. While the Nokia 1.3 is a Snapdragon-running smartphone, it is highly notable that it does not have one of the high-end Snapdragon CPUs but rather a lower-end Qualcomm SD 215. This processor is obviously capable of handling day-to-day usage.


The processor has been coupled with an Adreno 308 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage which is expandable by up to 128GB through a dedicated SD card. The Adreno 308 definitely has a slight edge, because it technically has the highest clocking of the entry-level Adreno 300 series, but the performance will still be on similar ground as the 300 series GPUs, since the architecture is similar. Therefore, highly demanding Android games might not run completely smoothly with the Adreno 308, but simple titles like Angry Bird and the usual multimedia tasks are definitely not a problem. As for the battery, the Nokia 1.3 has been incorporated with a 3,000mAh battery with 5W fast-charging support. This definitely reduces the time needed for recharging the phone. In addition, HMD Global claims that the phone will last for a whole day on a single charge, which is definitely something to note.


Apart from that, this smartphone has replaced the fingerprint scanner with FaceID for unlocking the phone with a face-recognition system. It also comes with dual SIMs with 4G LTE network. As far as the camera is concerned, the Nokia 1.3 has incorporated a single 8-megapixel main camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), a single LED flash and an f/2.0 aperture. PDAF is actually an image-processing technology that takes account of two different images whenever an image is about to be captured. The image processor will automatically adjust the camera lenses to phase the images until it synchronizes them, creating the best possible image between the two. There is also a wide-angle 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video chats that resides within the notch upfront. As for the choices available, the Nokia 1.3 has been introduced in three color variants, namely Cyan, Charcoal and Sand, for users to choose from based on individual preferences. While the phone is definitely a decent bet for its price, the choice of owning one is obviously rather subjective, depending on the individual budget, preference and overall need.


Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam


Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 215: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm. The APQ parts lack the integrated cellular radio (3G, 4G).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Nokia: Nokia is a Finnish company founded in 1865 and headquartered in Finland. The company is known for its telecommunications equipment and cell phones. Nokia was one of the leading manufacturers of cell phones in the 1990s and has expanded its business into networking and technology solutions in recent years. 

In 2011, Nokia partnered with Microsoft on Windows-based cell phones and sold the entire cell phone division to Microsoft in 2014, which limited the Nokia brand name to basic cell phones. In 2016, Finnish electronics manufacturer HMD Global entered into a licensing agreement with Nokia, bought the remaining Nokia name rights from Microsoft Mobile, and since 2017 has exclusively offered Nokia cell phones worldwide, which are based on Android, among other things, and are produced by Foxconn.

69.54%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-05- 3)