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Nokia 3.1 Full Specifications and Review

Nokia 3.1 is an update to the Nokia 3 smartphone released by Nokia last year and an upgrade to the Nokia 2.1. The mid-range smartphone is perfect for those on a budget as well.

It houses the popular MediaTek MT6750 lower-midrange chipset and comes with an octa-core processor. The 3.1 also runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Let’s find out more.

Where To Buy Nokia 3.1?

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Nokia 3.1 Key Specs and Features

・5.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 2GB/3GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750
・16GB/32GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera
・2990mAh non-removable Battery

Design And Display

The device looks like most budget-friendly smartphone from afar, pretty disappointing right? But when you get to get to hold it, you’d notice a design worth treasuring.

It feels premium no doubt with its subtle curves and striking diamond-cut aluminium sides. The phone measures 8.7mm in thickness and weigh 138.3g overall. It is available in Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome and White colours.

Nokia 3.1

The device sports the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio screen, however, we’ve seen better full view screens. The screen-to-body ratio isn’t all that encouraging for a smartphone with full view display.

It’s built around a smaller 5.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. This has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 310 pixels per inch density for clear and sharp visuals. It stretches up to 69.4% screen to body ratio as well.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the MediaTek MT6750 is in total control with its older 28nm process node. Nonetheless, it has 8-cores of processor clocking at 1.5GHz as well. While the Mali-T860MP2 graphics processor controls graphics.

You get to choose from two storage and RAM space variants. There’s one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space. While the cheaper variant has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Both storage are upgradeable up to 256GB, while the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Camera, Network And Connectivity

It sports a 13MP rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, a LED flash and other internal features like autofocus, touch focus and others. For selfies, the 8MP selfie camera handles selfies.

The Nokia 3.1 supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery, Price And Availability

The Nokia 3.1 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 2990mAh battery with fast charging technology. Nokia 3.1 will be available on shopping stores, starting from $149 to $199, that’s about (N45,000 – N47,000).

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Full Specification of Nokia 3.1

・Announced: July, 2018
・Status: Available. July, 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)

・Material Type: Plastic, Aluminium frame
・Dimensions: 146.3 x 68.7 x 8.7 mm
・Colour: Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron
・Weight: 138.3g

・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.2-inch
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 310ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 69.4%

・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.5GHz
・Chipset type: Mediatek MT6750
・Graphics Processing Unit: Mali-T860MP2

・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 16GB/32GB

・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 8MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: No

・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, compass
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 2990mAh
・Type: Li-Ion
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
Joseph Young is a Senior writer at He is a prolific writer who has an eye for everything technology. He is fondly referred to as one of Africa's most sought-after mobile phone reporters.