For $159, the Nokia 3.1 offers a machined metal frame and sculpted glass display that not only looks good but also feels comfortable in the hand.
As for software, the Nokia 3.1 is an Android One device. Subtle but striking metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish.More news: 'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal
To recap, the Nokia 3.1 is a decidedly budget Android smartphone, but it has a few key selling points. That means the promise of two years of OS updates and three years of monthly security patches.
Usually the only decent USA 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. Also, the smartphone sports a 5.2-inch HD+ display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a secondary 8-megapixel camera for selfie, and a 2,990 mAh battery. It boasts a MediaTek MT6750 processor coupled with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of storage, though the USA version seems limited to the 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant. Speaking of USA limitations, it doesn't seem like the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant will come to the United States either.
On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets and the Nokia 3 variants for which June Security update is now available. Rooted phones were not eligible, obviously. It also builds on top of the core Android face unlock subset.
Perhaps one of the best things about the phone is its software - it features Android One, meaning it has a stock version of Android that gets timely updates straight from Google.