Nokia 3.1


Nokia 3.1
Nokia 3.1 (3 Series)
Mediatek MT6750N 8 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.2 inch 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixel 310 PPI, 10-point capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glas, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 8.2 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelorometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (band 1, 5, and 8), LTE Cat. 4 (band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, and 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 146.25 x 68.65 ( = 0.34 x 5.76 x 2.7 in)
2990 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (autofocus, f/2.0, LED flash, 1080p video)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (fixed focus, f/2.0, 84.6° wide-angle)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: on-screen, power supply, USB cable, SIM tool, quick-start guide, headset, Android One, 24 Months Warranty, head SAR: 1,08 W/kg, body SAR: 0,75 W/kg, fanless
138 g ( = 4.87 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
159 Euro



Average Score: 68.51% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 62%, features: 41%, display: 74% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Nokia 3.1

80.2% Nokia 3.1 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Round two for the Nokia 3, which has been revised in terms of both looks and internal hardware. For less than $160 you get a decently equipped Android One smartphone made by HMD Global. Find out what we think in our extensive review.
Nokia 3.1 Review: Meeting Android One Expectations?
Source: Unbox English
Nostalgia for the brand aside, it is hard to recommend the Nokia 3.1 given its Php 9,990 price tag. Save for the Android One branding, there are other phones that offer a better spec sheet at roughly the same price. Speaking of Android One, Xiaomi’s Mi A2 Lite offers vastly superior specs compared to the Nokia 3.1 while having the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
80% Nokia 3.1 Review: Making the Bargain Great Again
Source: Techno Buffalo English
Heading into 2019, there’s minimal doubt that HMD Global can change our perception of a bargain. The Nokia 3.1 costs little, but it provides a whole lot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Nokia 3.1 Unboxing, Quick Review: Pure Android Goodness that Won’t Break the Bank
Source: Unbox English
The Nokia 3.1 is priced at Php 9,990 and should be available nationwide. Even if is an Android One phone, the Nokia 3.1 will be facing a tough competition with the said price segment. We will be publishing a more comprehensive review in the coming days to see if this phone is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2018
70% Nokia 3.1: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Nokia 3.1 is a smartphone that picks its wars wisely. If you’re looking to fight those same battles on a budget, it shouldn’t be overlooked.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
48% Nokia 3.1 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Nokia 3.1 is not a bad device, on the contrary - it's a well-designed and balanced smartphone. It's just that the competition has more attractive offers to earn your cash. But if HMD considers a minor price drop and thus moves the Nokia 3.1 to a lower price tier, then it would be a nice beginner's device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 48%
70% Nokia 3.1 review: A great small budget phone with performance problems
Source: Android Central English
For an affordable price, you can get a phone that gets all of the basics done pretty well. It has a good quality screen and nice hardware, and is a compact option among lots of big budget phones. Its slow performance and lack of a fingerprint sensor are disappointing, but you get good Android One software in return.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Nokia 3.1 Review: Best at Basics
Source: Slashgear English
The Nokia 3.1 is available in the United States through Nokia dot com right this minute. They’ll redirect you to Best Buy, more than likely, where you’ll find the device appearing for approximately $160 USD right this minute. Have a peek, and let us know if you find it available in any fancy color combinations – right now it’s all about black.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: Nokia 3 (2018) review
Source: Techradar English
Nothing on the Nokia 3.1 is set to blow you away, but it seems to be a solidly built phone with an interesting design and suitable specs. Plus the price looks to be affordable as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2018

Foreign Reviews

75% Nokia 3.1
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
52% Nokia 3.1
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 52% performance: 86% display: 64% mobility: 20% workmanship: 100%
62% Nokia 3.1 Vergeigtes Einsteiger-Smartphone
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 65% features: 43% display: 78% mobility: 83%
Nokia 3.1 Einsteiger-Smartphone mit Android One
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2018
Vor allem die Kamera des Nokia 3.1 weiß zu punkten
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2018
70% Überraschende Stärken im schlanken Gehäuse
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Recensione Nokia 3.1 – Il telefono affidabile pensato per la fascia bassa
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Recensione Nokia 3.1: Android One in un corpo piccolo e compatto
Source: Giz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; compact size; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2018
80% Nokia 3.1 review: betaalbare instap-smartphone met Android One
Source: Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Nokia 3.1 - Solide budgetkeuze, maar doorsparen loont
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Nokia 3.1. Producent obiecuje: 699 złotych i czystego Androida
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; elegant design; impressive display; long battery life; good price. Negative: Average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2018
70% Маленький смартфон с «душой» и классной камерой. Обзор Nokia 3.1
Source: RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Обзор смартфона Nokia 3.1: представительный бюджетник
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Pleasant design; solid workmanship; nice connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2018
75% Đánh giá Nokia 3.1: Thiết kế đẹp, camera chụp tốt, phù hợp nhu cầu cơ bản
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Muốn biết smartphone 2 triệu có thể làm được gì? Hãy hỏi Nokia 3.1!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice design; great built quality; metal case; decent hardware; large battery capacity; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2019
Trải nghiệm nhanh Nokia 3.1: Thiết kế cứng cáp, màn hình 18:9
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2018
Mở hộp & đánh giá nhanh Nokia 3.1: Bản mới 2018 có gì hấp dẫn hơn?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; premium design; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2018
64% Nokia 3.1 testad: Budget som märks
Source: SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 64%



The Nokia 3.1 is a budget smartphone positioned between the Android-Go-equipped Nokia 2.1 and the mid-range Nokia 5.1. All the hallmarks of recent Nokia devices are present, including great build quality, a stock Android experience, and good specifications for the price. HMD Global had to make some cuts to reach the budget price point, e.g. dropping the fingerprint sensor, but the Nokia 3.1 is still a solid device. It is immediately appealing because of its hardware quality and size. The lightly grippy flat plastic back looks good, and the curved glass on the front running into the sides is classy. It really feels like a phone that is built to sell for twice the price. On the front is a 2.5D Gorilla Glass panel, with a 5.2-inch 720x1440 LCD screen underneath. The Nokia 3.1's 18:9 display gives the phone a size that is easy to handle, even though the larger-than-usual bezels make it taller than usual. The display itself is very good for a phone in this price range. The 1440x720 resolution is more than enough for this size, and the viewing angles and brightness are actually above expectations. The only two downsides are that it does not get particularly dim for late-night viewing, and there is no night mode.

The Nokia 3.1's 13MP camera gets the job done with an incredibly simple interface. Like the Nokia 6.1, it is a bit slow to capture, but this is manageable, since it is a budget device.  With HDR and a steady hand, the photos are colorful, but struggle with dynamic range and crispness in details; the only big issue was with slow focus speeds that sometimes took a few attempts to lock on a subject. The phone is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor with 2 GB of memory and 16 GB of internal storage. There is also a more expensive model with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Good performance is never a given with budget phones, but the Nokia 3.1 is decently fast: The phone only occasionally stuttered, usually while switching between applications. The stock Android build probably helps performance - there is no laggy OEM skin or pre-installed bloatware slowing things down. The simple software and relatively small display result in really good battery life, even though this is unexpected given the 2990mAh battery capacity. A user with medium usage will have absolutely no issues making it through a full day of use. Finally, the Nokia 3.1 has all the usual features found on budget Android devices. That includes a micro-SD card slot for expandable storage, a dual SIM tray for using two carriers at once, FM radio, and a headphone jack.



Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

MT6750N: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 up to 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 up to 1 GHz) with 64-Bit support and integrated LTE Cat. 6 radio. Compared to the MT6750, the MT6750N seems to offer a higher clocked graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.138 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.

68.51%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750
Oppo F1 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755
Oukitel U25 Pro
Mali-T860 MP2,
Blackview BV6800 Pro
Mali-T860 MP2,
Nokia 5.1
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750S
LG K10 2018
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750
Doogee S55
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750
Poptel P9000 Max
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755
LG Q7 Plus
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750S
LG K11
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750
Vernee M6
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750
TP-Link Neffos C7
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750
Gigaset GS370
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750

Devices with the same GPU

Oukitel K7 Power
Mali-T860 MP2, , 6", 0.302 kg
Coolpad Note 8
Mali-T860 MP2, , 5.99", 0.185 kg
Oukitel WP2
Mali-T860 MP2, , 6", 0.364 kg
Oukitel K8
Mali-T860 MP2, , 6", 0.234 kg
TP-Link Neffos X9
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750, 5.99", 0.168 kg
Cubot P20
Mali-T860 MP2, , 6.18", 0.167 kg
Oukitel K7
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750, 6", 0.302 kg
LG Q Stylus
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750S, 6.2", 0.172 kg
Bluboo S3
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek MT6750, 6", 0.28 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Nokia 2.4
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, 6.5", 0.195 kg
Nokia C5 Endi
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, 6.52", 0.2 kg
Nokia 5.3
Adreno 610, Snapdragon SD 665, 6.55", 0.185 kg
Nokia C2
unknown, unknown, 5.7", 0.161 kg
Nokia 1.3
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 200 SD 215, 5.71", 0.155 kg
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