Nokia 3 FAQ

Earlier this week, Nokia unveiled the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the Nokia 6 in the country. While the Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through Amazon from next month, the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are slowly making their way to the retail stores of the country.

If you are looking at buying the Nokia 3 but have some questions about it, check out our FAQ below that should help clear your doubts surrounding the handset.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Nokia 3?

A) The full specs of the Nokia 3 are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 71.4 x 8.48 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Display: 5-inch 720p IPS LCD, Gorilla Glass
  • Chipset: Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 clocked at 1.3GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP2
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um, LED flash, HD video recording
  • Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, NFC
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, microUSB, 3.5mm jack
  • Battery: 2650mAh non-removable
  • Others: Android 7.0 Nougat

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No. While the Nokia 3 features a plastic body with a metallic chassis, the battery is glued to the phone.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Nokia 3 features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. The primary SIM slot accepts microSIM cards, while the secondary slot accepts nanoSIM cards.

Q) Is the display on the Nokia 3 protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5-inch HD display on the Nokia 3 is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

Q) Does the Nokia 3 feature a fingerprint scanner?

A) No, the Nokia 3 does not feature a fingerprint scanner.

Q) What are the differences between the different variants of the Redmi Note 4 apart from RAM and storage?

A) None. The three variants only differ from each other in terms of storage, RAM, and price.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Nokia 3?

A) No. The phone is also not capable of recording videos in Full HD resolution

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 7.0 Nougat.

Q) What makes the Nokia 3 special compared to its competition?

A) The Nokia 3 runs on a near-stock build of Android 7.0 Nougat. Nokia is also promising monthly security updates for the handset. While the Moto G5 also runs on a stock build of Nougat, Moto does not roll out monthly software updates for the handset.

Q) What makes the Nokia 3 better than the Moto G5 despite its inferior specs?

A) While the inferior specs of the Nokia 3 will not make up for the features it lacks, the handset makes up for it with its superior software experience.

Nokia is also promising better after sales support with a wide network of service centers across India. Most importantly perhaps, the Nokia 3 is available through offline stores in India, which gives it a huge advantage over the Moto G5 and many other smartphones in the market.

Q) Does the Nokia 3 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.

Q) Does the Nokia 3 support fast charging?

A) No, the Nokia 3 does not support any kind of fast charging tech.

Q) How much free storage space does the Nokia 3 have out of the box?

A) Almost 11GB out of the box.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Nokia 3 backlit?

A) No, the capacitive keys on the Nokia 3 are not backlit.

Q) What colors are the Nokia 3 going to be available in?

A) The handset will be available in Black, Gold, White, and Dark Grey colors. All the four variants, however, come with a white color front fascia.

The black Redmi Note 4 will go on sale after a few weeks.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Nokia 3?

A) You get the phone, a 1A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

A) Yes, the Nokia 3 does support USB OTG.

Q) Where can I buy the Nokia 3 from?

A) The Nokia 3 is only available in offline stores. Due to high demand, the handset will be in short supply the first few weeks.


If you have any other questions about the Nokia 3, drop a comment and we will answer them for you.

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  • sushil karki

    Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?

    A) No, the Nokia 3 does not support USB On-The-Go.
    according to this question the answer say no but it do support the OTG USB I am using same phone and i use SanDisk pendrive with OTG lead.
    I dont know about OTG cable where we can connect the Pen drives or any other card reader
    thank you

    • Thanks for pointing out that.