Nokia 3.1 Review

Welcome to the 2018 Nokia 3.1 smartphone review. In one with the 5.1 the entry level 3.1 is another ‘cheap’ Android OS phone you can buy. Being one of the entry level phones for Nokia it’s the top of the range entry level phone. So is the Nokia3.1 worth buying?

In terms of construction the Nokia 3.1 is very good. It is just like the rest of the Nokia range mean it feels light but solid with metal and glass faced screen. There are only 3 buttons on the side, a headphone jack and SIM + memory card slot. Overall it’s just another well made entry level phone.

In terms of hardware the Nokia 3.1 is specifications there’s a 1.5 Ghz Mediatek CPU and 2Gigs of RAM and 16Gigs of memory with a decent 5.2 inch screen and 13 MP camera and 8 MP selfie camera. In the end the specifications are not particularly impressive for the price. In the end of 2018 a we edit this review you really need more than this even in an entry level phone.

In terms of use the Nokia 3.1 is good. It can run basic apps without any issues but there seems to be a bit laggy with multiple apps running. Being 99% pure Android OS this is surprising. The key feature of the Nokia 3.1 is that it is part of the Android One category of phones which means it uses unmodified version of Android OS and set standard for specifications supported by Google and the insurance of OS updates for 2 years.

In conclusion the Nokia 3.1 is a decent phone for the price but there are others you can consider around the same price point. The key selling feature is the guaranteed Android OS system updates for a few years which 99% of its competitors don’t even bother with. So at around $250 is a decent phone but we think that if the price dropped to $200 AUD would be definite must buy if your needs are basic.


  • Nokia 3.1
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM
    All 3G frequencies(dependent on country)
    All 4G frequencies (dependent on country)
    Dual SIM available
  • Design
    Touch screen
  • L146.3 x W69 x D8.7 mm
  • Weight 138 grams
  • Display
    5.2 inch 1440 x 720 AMOLED
  • Camera
    13MP auto-focus
    LED Flash
    8MP 2nd forward facing still/video call camera
  • Video Camera
    1080 HD 30FPS main video camera
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V4.2
  • CPU
    Octa-core 1.5 Ghz (Mediatek MT6750N)
  • Memory
    2 Gig RAM
    Up to 16 Gig for user
    Up to 128 Gig microSD expansion
  • Features
    Android ONE
    Li-Po 2990 mAh battery
    Up to 14 Days standby for average use.
  • Price history
    Approx $250 AUD October 2018 (Outright)