Nokia 3.1 Plus is an Upgrade to the Bestselling Smartphone

Nokia kicked off 2019 with the release of new updates for its previous line of products. Nokia 7.1 got upgraded to 7.1 Plus, 5.1 to 5.1 Plus and now the company’s best-selling smartphone ever, Nokia 3.1 has now been upgraded to the Nokia 3.1 Plus.

This upgrade will most likely increase sales and profit since Nokia 3.1 is the all-time best selling smartphone as confirmed by the company.



Material wise, the Nokia 3.1 Plus comes with an all-metal body with a slightly rubberized shell for a better grip. The all-metal body design is a comforting departure from the rather fragile all-glass body found on its predecessors.

At the rear, 3.1 Plus sports a dual camera system vertically arranged with an LED flash separating them.

Just below the camera system, you’ll find a fingerprint sensor in the form of a hollow circular depression. The Nano SIM card tray and micro SD card slot are located on the lower side of the device opposite the power and volume button.

Nokia 3.1 Plus is available in three different colours: Blue/Copper, Gray and White colours.


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The display is quite decent and great for consuming media as it delivers crisp and sharp media and graphics quality.

Nokia 3.1 Plus features a 6-inch size screen with full HD display and comes with the 18:9 aspect ratio trend. What is not trendy, however, is its big bottom and top bezels. Unlike most releases of 2018 that feature almost non-existent bezels, Nokia 3.1 Plus comes with a big top and bottom bezels and a little on both sides.



The device comes with a dual rear camera consisting of a 13MP primary shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP secondary shooter with f/2.4 aperture.

For selfies, it features a single 8MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone gives impressive shots with good lighting conditions and can provide good quality for social media. But against direct sunlight, pictures often appear washed-out.


Memory and Processors

The Nokia, which runs on Android 8 Oreo, is powered by an octa-core cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. It packs a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. There’s also a variant offering twice that storage space with support for micro SD card up to 400GB.

The phone, not minding its mediocre processor, is a great performer. Apps launch quickly, and switching between apps does not produce lags or glitches.


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Battery Life

It has a good battery life and even with heavy usage, you will be able to get long hours of up-time. This is because the device is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. However, the phone does not support wireless or quick charging.


Final Verdict

Nokia 3.1 Plus is a well-built smartphone with more juice to carry on for several hours. And being an Android One smartphone, users are guaranteed updates to the latest version of Android almost as soon as they are released.


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Nokia 3.1 Plus Specifications

Nokia 3.1 Plus specs

General Features
 Announced October 2018
 Operating  System Android 8.1 Oreo (Upgradeable to Android 9)
 SIM Dual SIM (Hybrid)
 Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (16 Million Colors)
 Size 6.0 inches
 Resolution 1440 x 720 pixels
 Dimension 156.9 x 76.4 x 8.2mm
 Colour White, Gray, Blue
 Weight 180g
 Network 3G, 4G LTE
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
 USB MicroUSB v2.0, OTG
 Bluetooth v4.1, LE, A2DP
 ROM 16GB/32GB
 Processor 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6762, Cortex-A53 Quad-core
 Card Slot MicroSD, Up to 400GB
 Back 13MP + 5MP, LED Flash
 Front 8MP, LED Flash
 Capacity (Non-Removable) 3500 mAh
 Sensors Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Accelerometer
Price Starting from ₦48,000

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