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The $159 Nokia 3.1 comes to the US July 2


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Bargain basement pricing with flagship-level update support.

 

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Fresh off an announcement last month, HMD's Nokia 3.1 is coming to America. Starting July 2nd, you'll be able to buy the US version of the Nokia 3.1 for $159 from Amazon, Best Buy and B&H. With a price like that, the Nokia 3.1 is definitely on the low end of the spectrum, but like the rest of Nokia's phone lineup, this one stands out thanks to its build of stock Android, an emphasis on software updates, and for being one of the few low-end or mid-range phones that don't feel like shovelware.

 

On the front of the phone you have a 5.5-inch, 1440×720 (293PPI) LCD. The whole front is wrapped in Gorilla Glass 3, and while it's not exactly a slim-bezel design, HMD is still equipping the device with an extra-tall 18:9 aspect ratio display. For the body of the phone you get an aluminum chassis, which is only exposed on the sides, and a plastic back.

 

Surprisingly, the Nokia 3.1 has a MediaTek 6750 SoC instead of the usual Qualcomm chip. This is a 28nm SoC with eight Cortex A53 cores (four clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz) which gives it a decent speed advantage over, say, the Snapdragon 427 in the $184 Moto E5 Play or $199 Moto G6 Play, which only have four Cortex A53 cores. The baseline Nokia 3.1 also comes with 2GB or RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2990 mAh battery. There's a micro-USB port, a microSD slot, and a headphone jack.

 

At this price point, there are going to be some compromises; in this case, you miss out on a fingerprint reader and NFC. International versions of the 3.1 have NFC, but the US version doesn't. Speaking of US limitations, it doesn't seem like the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant will come to the US, either.

 

Nokia's update policy is basically unheard of at this price point—it's offering monthly security updates for three years and major OS updates for two years, the same deal you'd get with a good Android flagship. Most other OEMs would take your money and run. And since it's an Android One phone, you get pure stock Android 8.0 without any skins or crapware.

 

Usually, the only decent US phones in this price range are found in Motorola's lineup, but the Nokia 3.1 is cheaper than anything from Motorola and should be a bit faster. Motorola is offering bigger batteries, while Nokia has a better update program.

 

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In the USA it hard to sell phones from the store most  are leased  to own by the carrier because they all were expensive and apple is used more than any phone now with the USA  getting cheap phones looks like the party may soon be over for apple .:tooth:

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How about PREPAID ACCOUNTS

as opposed to POSTPAID PLANS WITH EXPENSIVE PHONES you have to pay up as part of your monthly bill.

or Don't these telcos offer a cheaper plan if you opt out of the samsun or apple phone in favor of a more affordable phone

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, steven36 said:

In the USA it hard to sell phones from the store most  are leased  to own by the carrier because they all were expensive and apple is used more than any phone now with the USA  getting cheap phones looks like the party may soon be over for apple .:tooth:

Same goes for Canada ?? 

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