The Nokia 3, priced at Rs. 9,499, has finally been launched in India and will hit stores across India this Friday. Unlike its sibling Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, which require registrations before they can be purchased, the cheapest Nokia Android phone will be up for purchase straightaway. Nokia 3 is a competitive handset that focusses on great design, camera, and pure Android experience to lure buyers away from handsets with better hardware inside. With the competition in the sub-Rs. 10,000 market tougher than ever, making a sound buying decision is more difficult with the launch of Nokia 3. We compare the Nokia phone with Xiaomi Redmi 4, Oppo A37 and Lenovo K6 Power to see if it comes out on top.
Starting with the price in India, Nokia 3 has been launched at Rs. 9,499, and will be available offline only. To compare, the Redmi 4 model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is priced at Rs. 8,999. This variant is up for grabs on Mi.com and Amazon India exclusively via flash sales. The Oppo A37 is currently available on Amazon India for Rs. 9,848, and Lenovo K6 Power is up for grabs for Rs. 9,999 on Flipkart.
While the full comparison of specifications is in the table below, the big difference seen is that Nokia 3 runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software. However, Nokia 3 sports a MediaTek processor, while the others pack different Snapdragon SoCs. Battery capacity on the Nokia 3 is also less when compared to the 4000mAh plus batteries on Lenovo and Xiaomi variants.
While the Nokia 3 seems to lack in a few specifications, especially when compared to the Redmi 4, its offline availability will be welcome, as will be latest version of Android (with promise for regular updates). Xiaomi Redmi 4 is still going out of stock within minutes in flash sales, and the Nokia 3 could be a good alternative, though we will hold our judgement until we’d had a chance to review the phone.
Check out the full Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs Oppo A37 vs Lenovo K6 Power comparison:
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|Model||3||Redmi 4||K6 Power||A37|
|Release date||February 1, 2017||November 1, 2016||September 1, 2016||June 1, 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||143.40 x 71.40 x 8.48||139.30 x 69.90 x 8.65||141.90 x 70.30 x 9.30||143.10 x 71.00 x 7.68|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2630||4100||4000||2630|
|Colours||Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White||Gold, Black||Gold, Dark Grey, Silver||Gold, Grey|
|Launched in India||-||Yes||-||-|
|Screen size (inches)||5.00||5.00||5.00||5.00|
|Resolution||720x1280 pixels||720x1280 pixels||1080x1920 pixels||720x1280 pixels|
|Protection type||-||Gorilla Glass||-||-|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||-||296||441||293|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core||1.4GHz octa-core||1.4GHz octa-core||1.2GHz quad-core|
|Processor make||MediaTek MT6737||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128||128||128||128|
|Operating system||Android 7.0||Android 6.0.1||Android 6.0.1||Android 5.1|
|Skin||-||MIUI 8||Vibe Pure UI||ColorOS 3.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, v 4.10||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 4.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2||2|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No||No||No||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|