The Nokia 3.1 is the next iteration in the HMD Nokia three series. From the box is a sim tray, pin that is used to open the SIM tray and memory card tray, a QuickStart guide that explains to you how to operate the handset, some paperwork, a micro USB cable, a charger and the headphones.
The phone itself looks absolutely gorgeous and absolutely brilliant and premium. It does not feel like a 99 pound handset. The power button, volume up and volume down are on the side. Headphone jack is on top whereas the memory card and a SIM tray are located on the other side. The micro USB and the bottom firing speaker are found at the bottom. There is a 8 megapixel camera on the front and a 13 megapixel camera and LED flash on the back of the handset.
Nokia 3.1 got a 5.2 inch screen with software buttons; home, back and the recent which is a nice addition over the 2017 Nokia 3 which had physical buttons that were in backlight. The phone runs on Android 8.1 out of the box and it’s also not equipped with any security features apart from the swipe, pattern, pin, and password. There is no face unlock or the fingerprint sensor either.
In terms of the storage you do get the 16 gigabytes of internal memory and you also get the Storage Manager. For the sound, there is one feature which actually enhances the loudness of the bottom firing speaker and it’s called Best Loudness. It kind of makes it louder but the audio is a bit distorted then so not the best but it’s better to have something than rather than not having it. The is a nice addition in terms of what comes pre-installed on the phone. Out of the box you get the FM radio which works with the supplied headphones and the file manager which is always nice. This means that you don’t have to download a third-party file manager from the Play Store before you install any apk files.
In terms of the camera settings and the features, Nokia 3.1 gives options where on ecan change the focus, white balance and the exposure. If that’s not enough for you you can always download apps like Open Camera and things like that and that’s obviously a strong point of Android. In terms of settings it got the shutter control, shutter sound, you can set a grid if you like to your own watermark.
For the resolution bear in mind that 13 megapixel photos are in 4 by 3 ratio and in terms of the front-facing 8 megapixel camera that is the same in terms of video recording you can only record in 1080p. The 30 frames per second is a pretty decent standard nowadays. In terms of the actual features you also get the live broadcast built into the app as well which allows you to live browse to us to either Facebook or YouTube. Obviously if you do have these apps you can turn it on as well off if you don’t need them.
Key Specs for the Nokia 3.1
5.2 inch display
Android 8.0 Oreo Operating System (Android One)
Octa-core 4×1.5 GHz Processor
up to 256 GB Memory Card Slot
32 GB Internal Memory
3 GB RAM
13 MP Rear Camera
8 MP Front Camera
Non-removable Li-Ion 2990 mAh battery