Nokia 3.1 C Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the Nokia 3.1 C, by Nokia

- Analysis by KJ David

Other than being carried by Cricket and rocking a White polycarbonate housing, the Nokia 3.1 C pretty much has the same pros and cons as the 3.1 A, consequently expanding the brand's introductory-class Android family.

Among its lackluster specs are a quad-core 2GHz Snapdragon 429 processor that obviously flounders in comparison to the basic eight-core engines powering some of its contemporaries in the budget smartphone category. It also comes with no more than 2GB of RAM , whereas some other models within its price group featured here on Phonerated offer at least 3GB or even 4GB of RAM.

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Adding to its cons is a so-so (by 2019 standards) 32GB internal memory that can at least be expanded by a maximum of 128GB, although a few of its Nokia cousins allow up to 400GB of external storage.

Imaging-wise, the 3.1 C does not offer any flashy pros. In fact, it touts a mundane 8-megapixel f/2.0-aperture primary camera and an even more underwhelming 5-megapixel-only front-facing cam -- the 2018 Nokia 3.1, its mother model, touts a 13-megapixel main cam and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter.

Its appreciable facets include a 2990mAh battery whose raw power capacity sounds rather hefty, at least coming from an entry-level smartphone that came out around the time of this technical review. Just like its 3.1 A sibling, it features Adaptive Battery , which essentially learns the user's usage patterns in order to maximize its overall battery life span.

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The rest of its pros and cons include a 5.45-inch 1440 x 720 HD+ display with a relatively-wide 18:9 aspect ratio , which makes its screen wider than those with conventional (as of its market entry) 16:9 setups. It offers Bluetooth v5.0, LTE Cat 4 network connectivity, and a single nano SIM card slot.

Topped off by the Android 9.0 Pie ecosystem, Nokia's 3.1 C caters to budget-cautious shoppers eying a low-end phone that puts a bit more effort into stamina than several others within this category.

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