HMD Global has been vying to capture a share of the budget smartphone segment in India ever since it revived the Nokia brand, but the relatively high prices of its phones and the presence of competitors that offer more bang for the buck have kept Nokia from recapturing its former glory. The Nokia 3.2 is the company's latest attempt at offering an affordable phone that looks to strike the right balance between features, experience, and price. The phone packs a large display with a modern waterdrop notch design and a large 4000mAh battery. On top of that, the Nokia 3.2 offers a stock Android experience with the promise of timely updates.
Nokia 4.2 – priced at Rs. 10,990 – enters one of the most hotly contested segments of the market, but fails to shine as a great budget phone. The phone has a premium design and an excellent build quality. The power button doubling as the notification light is a neat addition, and stock Android experience is certainly a welcome trait.
But the underpowered Snapdragon 439 processor is something that serves as a performance bottleneck. The phone feels sluggish during day-to-day usage and struggles with heavy multitasking. Moreover, gaming performance is also something that will leave users wanting for more.
Camera performance is average at best, but issues with locking the focus and shutter lag prove to an annoyance. Also, the 3,000mAh battery is barely enough to last a full day, and to further aggravate the shortcoming, the charging speed is also quite slow.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Nokia 3.2 (Black, 2GB RAM, 16GB)||₹ 6,579|
|Nokia 3.2 (Steel, 2GB RAM, 16GB)||₹ 7,870|
|Nokia 3.2 (Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB)||₹ 9,537|
|Nokia 3.2 (Steel, 3GB RAM, 32GB)||₹ 10,197|
Nokia 3.2 price in India starts from ₹ 6,579. The lowest price of Nokia 3.2 is ₹ 6,579 at Tata Cliq.
|Release date||February 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||159.44 x 76.24 x 8.60|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Screen size (inches)||6.26|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 429|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||400|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|