The relaunch of Nokia’s classic 3310 made headlines around the world earlier this summer – and now there’s a new Nokia smartphone.
Like the 3310, it’s made by HMD Global, which owns the licence to Nokia’s brand – and it’s also a bit of a bargain at £119.
Unlike some manufacturers, which load up extra software on a handset – think Samsung apps like ‘S Voice’ – HMD is using a ‘pure’ version of Google’s smartphone software.
The Nokia 3 is going to be HMD’s workhorse model – the high-end flagship to challenge the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 models will show up closer to Christmas – but it offers the same balance of value and functionality that made Nokia a popular choice in the past.
The five-inch HD touchscreen fills the front of the device, three illuminated Android control keys are hiding in the polycarbonate case just below the screen, and the 16GB of storage can be increased by up to 128GB with a microSD card.
There’s an eight megapixel selfie camera above the screen and an eight megapixel wide-angle autofocus camera on the back of the handset.
The handset connects to 4G LTE for fast browsing and internet activity via mobile as well as Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and the latest NFC technology so you can make contactless card payments using Android Pay.
The Nokia 3 is competitively priced at £119.99 RRP for the SIM-Free model – you should find a discount if you shop around to buy the handset with a monthly contract or on ‘pay as you go’.
It will also be on sale via Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, EE, Argos, Tesco, Virgin, and Amazon.