July 10, 2017


Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review |Gadmode |India | Bangalore

Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review :

Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review – Gadmode :

Comebacks are a very hard nut to crack. Expectations run high!

At Rs 9,499, the Nokia 3 arrives in a very competitive marketplace currently dominated by Xiaomi and Lenovo. The company responsible for Nokia’s comeback — HMD Global is banking on three main points to elevate the Nokia 3 from the rest of the crowd and make it a viable alternative to the likes of the Redmi 4 and the base variant of the Redmi Note 4 — 100 per cent stock Android and timely updates, offline availability and the trademark Nokia design and build quality.

Display :

The display is average. Although, it is also good enough for the price. While the 5-inch 720P display will not give you any major cause for complain, it will not wow you or blow you away with mind-blowing colors or ultra-crisp high-resolution content.

Design And Specifications :

The Nokia 3 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and the Mali T720 GPU. The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card (of up to 128GB). What is great to see is that Nokia has not skimped on any of the essentials (proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, haptic feedback and so on) and has even equipped the smartphone with NFC, which is a rarity in this price segment.

On the other hand, a fingerprint sensor is conspicuous by its absence which is quite disappointing considering that its primary competitors come with one. Having to constantly enter a 4 digit PIN to unlock the smartphone in 2017 feels very old-fashioned and unintuitive. Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review

Having said that, there are a few feel good features like turn the phone to mute the calls, and a colorful wallpapers options and few UI customizations as well which will embrace you!

Camera :

Talking about the camera! The Nokia 3 comes equipped with 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash, and f/2.0 aperture. It also has a same 8MP autofocus front-facing camera as well with f/2.0 aperture too. Moving on, the camera UI is pretty simple with toggles for image, video, shutter button and gallery at the bottom. At the top we have HDR, timer, toggle for changing camera and settings. Under the settings you can access, compass, height, shutter sound, video quality, geographical location tag and more. Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review

It performs well when it comes to Macro shots — locking focus onto subjects quickly and accurately, with adequate amount of detail and sharpness. Outdoors and in situations with a decent amount of light (Indoors), the camera also produces somewhat above average images with natural colours but the level of detail is lacking and images do tend to appear a bit soft sometimes. Video capture is limited to 720p HD.

There is a menu icon on the top left of the display for opening the camera settings options for changing the capture settings, Grid, shutter control, adding watermark, shutter sound, geographical tag, adjust picture size and video quality as well.

There is a dedicated icon just above the shutter icon for accessing various modes like panorama, beautify, and back to photos. Beautify mode is an alternative to selective focus where you can keep the object in focus and blurr the background. it works pretty well. images do have a considerable amount of noise and jaggedness but they are better than expected and with adequate light the front camera produces crisp, clean shots with natural colors and a good amount of detail. Thankfully the smartphone does not over sharpen the images in post processing. Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review.

Lets quickly check the inbuilt photo editing options that camera comes with. It has the basic filter options, where you can give a touch of various colors and shades to generate different photo moods. You can also adjust light, and color upto to an extenct and crop photos as well to frame the photos well.

It’s been a long time since Nokia dominated the budget end of the market, but with the Nokia 3 we could well see the brand make a return as one of the major players in the entry-level range.

The solid specs and stylish design provide an enticing proposition for anyone wanting a basic, easy to use smartphone that’s not going to cost them a fortune.

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Nokia 3 Software, Design, Display, Camera review