Nokia 3

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Nokia 3
Nokia 3 camera.jpg
DeveloperHMD Global
SloganBeautiful simplicity[1]
First released13 June 2017; 3 years ago (2017-06-13)
SuccessorNokia 3.1
RelatedNokia 1
Nokia 2
Nokia 5
Nokia 6
Nokia 7
Nokia 8
Dimensions143.4 mm (5.65 in) H
71.4 mm (2.81 in) W
8.48 mm (0.334 in) D
8.68 mm (0.342 in) D (including camera bump)
Mass140 grams (4.9 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 7.1.1 "Nougat"
Current: Android 9 "Pie"
System on chipMediaTek MT6737
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Storage16 GB eMMC 5.0
Removable storagemicroSDXC, expandable up to 256 GB
Battery2,630 mAh Non-removable Li-ion
Data inputsMulti-touch screen
Ambient light sensor
Digital Compass
Proximity sensor
Display5.0 in (130 mm) diagonal IPS LCD, with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
1280x720 px
16:9 aspect ratio
Rear camera8 MP AF, 1.12 µm pixel size, f/2 aperture, LED Flash
Front camera8 MP AF, 1.12 µm, f/2 aperture, FOV 84 degrees
Sound3.5 mm jack Single speaker
ConnectivityMicro USB (USB 2.0), USB OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC

The Nokia 3 is a Nokia-branded midrange Android smartphone designed and marketed by HMD Global. It was announced on 26 February 2017, a day before the Mobile World Congress started, along with the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3310 (2017). The phone receives regular monthly security updates and runs stock Android.[2]



The Nokia 3 has a polycarbonate back shell with a metal frame; a similar styling to the Nokia Lumia 925.

The Nokia 3 has a 5.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD display, MediaTek MT6737 system on a chip with a quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256 GB, 2630 mAh Li-Ion battery, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 8 MP front-facing camera with auto-focus. It is available in silver white, matte black, tempered blue and copper white colours.[3].


The Nokia 3 launched with Android Noguat 7.1.1 and can be updated to Android Pie 9.0.[4], In 2018 HMD Global stated all their first generation Nokia phones would have one more year of Android updates.

On December 20, 2018, HMD Global released a software update to Oreo 8.1.[5] On June 3, 2019, HMD Global released the update to Pie 9.0.[6]


The Nokia 3 was released in India on 13 June 2017.[7][8] It was released in United Kingdom on 12 July 2017.[9]


The Nokia 3, just like the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2, received mixed reviews. James Peckam of TechRadar praised the phone's "solid build quality and premium design", remarkably low price and use of "stock Android”"software, while criticising the poor performance and battery life.[10]

Andrew Hoyle of CNET also appreciated the device's cheap but good design and criticised its lack of processing power.[11] TrustedReviews praised the "great software, low price and battery life that will get you through the day", while criticising the terrible performance, "bad display" and "unreliable camera".[12]


  1. ^ "Nokia 3 – Android phone with all the smartphone essentials". Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  2. ^ Abner, Li (26 February 2017). "Nokia announces 3 Android phones w/ Google Assistant, promise of stock OS, fast updates". 9to5 Google. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Nokia 3 Specifications". GSM Arena. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Sarvikas, Juho (2019-06-03). "The wait is over! Keeping up with our promise of 2 years of Android updates, Nokia 3 (2017) is now officially running on Android 9 Pie! Step up to Nokia smartphones, they Just Keep Getting Better! #GetSmart". @sarvikas. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  5. ^ Burduli, George (21 Dec 2018). "Nokia 3 is now receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update". xda-developers. Retrieved 27 Dec 2018.
  6. ^ "Nokia 3 Starts Receiving Android 9 Pie Update With May Android Security Patch". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  7. ^ "Nokia 6, 5 and 3 launched in India: Price, specs and availability". The Economic Times. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  8. ^ "HMD Global launches Nokia 3, 5, and 6 in India". Android Police. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  9. ^ Hall, Chris. "Nokia confirms UK release dates and prices for Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6". Pocket-lint. Pocket-lint Limited. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ James Peckham (November 21, 2017). "Nokia 3 review". TechRadar India. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  11. ^ Hoyle, Andrew. "How cheap is too cheap? You'll see". CNET. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  12. ^ "Nokia 3 Review". Trusted Reviews. Retrieved 2020-03-08.