- Analysis by KJ David
One of several MWC releases from Nokia, the Nokia 3.2 is a large-screen, high-stamina smartphone that sadly drops the ball in terms of hardware specs. Its cons are led by a quad-core-only Snapdragon 429 processor running at 2GHz that obviously shudders when compared to most chips powering its eight-core contemporaries. It also does not go beyond a 3GB RAM (The brand also ships a 2GB version), whereas a few models within this category pack 4GB RAMs.
The 3.2's middling array of pros and cons also includes a so-so pair of cameras, namely, a 13-megapixel f/2.2-aperture main cam with a standard LED flash and a 5-megapixel fixed-focus front camera . The latter carries the phone's biometric face unlock feature , though, which works hand-in-hand with its rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the security front.
Those weak points aside, this MWC 2019 release from Nokia has its redeeming qualities, one of which is its 6.3-inch a-Si TFT display whose 19:9 aspect ratio brings to mind some higher-class wide-screen models, although its 1520 x 720 HD+ resolution does not sound that promising. It also packs a robust 4000mAh battery scoring a 35-hour 3G talk time that was over 133 percent higher than the corresponding average mark as of this technical Phonerated review. Its battery cell also offers a 98-hour music playback time when using a headset and a 21-day 4G standby time.
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Also among the 3.2's features are either 32GB or 16GB of internal memory accompanied by support for up to 400GB of external storage . Additionally, it comes with a Google Assistant key, enabling users to quick-launch Google Assistant for assistance in things like internet searches, scheduling, or tinkering with the phone's settings.
The Nokia 3.2 offers both the VoLTE (voice over LTE) and VoWiFi (voice over Wi-Fi) in-call audio technologies and it comes with standard 4G LTE Cat 4 network connectivity. With those pros and cons in mind, this Nokia model should do the trick for users eying a high-endurance phablet outside of the high-end category.
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