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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Nokia 3.1 Plus Specifications
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo (Upgradeable to Android 9)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Hybrid)|
|Type||IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (16 Million Colors)|
|Resolution||1440 x 720 pixels|
|Dimension||156.9 x 76.4 x 8.2mm|
|Colour||White, Gray, Blue|
|Network||3G, 4G LTE|
|WLAN||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||MicroUSB v2.0, OTG|
|Bluetooth||v4.1, LE, A2DP|
|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|