Value is the name of the game nowadays and it’s really tough to keep up with the likes of Moto, Xiaomi and Meizu selling at heavily discounted prices. Maybe it’s not surprising to see that in pure hardware terms, the Nokia 3 isn’t even trying to punch above its weight class.
Nokia 3 key features
Body: Metal frame, polycarbonate non-removable back, Corning Gorilla Glass on the front
Screen: 5″ IPS LCD, 720p resolution, 294ppi
Chipset: Mediatek MT6737, Quad-core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 CPU; Mali-T720MP1 GPU
Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 um pixel size, autofocus; 720p @ 30 fps video capture
Selfie cam: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12 um pixel size, 84-degree field-of-view, autofocus; 720p @ 30 fps video capture
OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Memory: 16GB of built-in, expandable storage (dedicated microSD slot), 2GB of RAM
Connectivity: Dual-SIM (optional); 4G LTE Cat.4 (150Mbps down/ 75Mbps up); Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS, A-GPS; FM radio; NFC
Battery: 2,650 mAh non-removable battery
Sluggish entry-level chipset
No FullHD video recording
No fast charging
Still, against all apparent reason, the Nokia 3310 (2017) seems to be selling surprisingly well, successfully monetizing a legendary name and flying off the shelves much quicker than its cheaper alternative, the Nokia 216. The Nokia 3 was born with the same proverbial “silver spoon” and given the right circumstances, could use it towards an even more impressive sales advantage.