Entry-level Android One market is expanding as the day goes by and the new Nokia 3.1 Plus licensed by HMD Global is definitely growing in its sequel. And it packs attractive design with dual rear camera, fingerprint sensor and a fine-cutting-edge finish.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus is the successor and somewhat, a souped-up version of the regular Nokia 3.1. And like it predecessor, HMD Global is offering it for a cheaper and affordable price, it will definitely challenge the budgeted markets in India.
Nokia 3.1 Plus Specs
*. Display: 6’’ HD+ 18:9 display with 2.5D glass
*. Screen resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
*. Colors: Blue, White, Baltic
*. Dimension: 156.88 x 76.44 x 8.19 mm
*. Weight: 180 g
*. Network and connectivity: LTE Cat. 4, L+L, VoLTE, VoWiFi, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5 mm headphone jack, single speaker, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS+BDS+Galileo
*. OS: Android Oreo
*. RAM: 3GB LPPDDR3
– Back camera: 13MP with f2.0 + 5MP with f2.4 aperture
– Front camera: 8-megapixels with f2.2 aperture
*. Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor.
*. Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
*. Storage: 32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 400GB
*. Battery: 3500mAh capacity via micro-USB port
Design and Display
Nokia 3.1 Plus packs a lot of bigger and updated specs than the predecessor. Starting from the display, the mobile phone comes with a 6-inch HD+ IPS display with the trending bezel-less design, 18:9 aspect ratio with a screen resolution of 720 x 1,440px.
The display on the 3.1 Plus is larger and bigger than the Nokia 6.1 and 5.1 Smartphone. HMD Global is slowly revolutionizing the Nokia .1 series, expanding the family portfolio for the affordable markets. However, the company might continue this lineups for others.
Despite coming with the latest and trending aspect ratio, the bottom chin is slightly big, but it is considerable due to the mid-range productivity. It is a notchless Smartphone with 2.5D glass, and a unique machined aluminum + metal design.
Colors availability are Blue, Baltic and White. The chassis is metallic design is built to boast the durability while the surface of the phone comes with a matte finish. Packs a rear-mounted fingerprint under the dual camera sensors.
Camera and connectivity
Dual cameras on Smartphone, whether front or back, most times paves way for the phone market interest. However, if you are looking for a moderate and economically priced phone with dual rear camera, you where to look. Although, the company is not offering any other unique camera optics features.
But it the dual rear camera setup consists of a primary 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF lens, + a secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture, bokeh-effect mode, fixed focus lens. While both cameras supports a 1.12-micron pixel size.
At the front, the Nokia 3.1 Phone has a 8-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.2, and support fixed focus lens and a 1.12-micron pixel size. The front and back cameras are situated and enhanced with LED flash to deliver a pure and lucid photo shots, video recording, video chatting and many more.
Network and connectivity includes 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/AGPS+GLONASS / BDS / Galileo, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Performance and Battery
The Nokia 3.1 Plus is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, which is faster and offers 8-cores of Cortex-A53 processor with higher frequency. The P22 is a 12nm chip, which offers more power efficient than the 28nm chip in the non-Plus model.
The phone is made available in three variants, which is the same with Nokia 3.1, 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Any of them offers an expandable option up to 400GB via microSD slot. Enough options to keep your files, documents safe and secured!
Nokia 3.1 Plus is part of Google’s Android ONE program, it runs on Android Oreo. However, soon enough, it will be updated to the latest Android 9 Pie. That means, your phone will also stay secure and up to date, thanks to two years of Android letter updated and three years of monthly security updates.
Under the hood, it is fueled by a 3500mAh battery capacity and charged via Nokia’s microUSB charger. HMD Global promised that the Nokia 3.1 Plus will last 2-day on a single charge, that is an impressive battery life – only if it works that way. The Nokia 3.1 Plus is priced at INR 11,500 / $155 / €135 / N55,800 in Nigeria currency.