Nokia 3.4 First Impressions: Android One on a Budget

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The Nokia 3.Four and Nokia 5.Four have simply been launched by HMD International to cater to the sub-Rs. 15,000 market. Whereas the Nokia 5.Four caters to the upper finish of that phase, the Nokia 3.Four slots in beneath that, priced at Rs. 11,999. The Nokia 3.Four is the successor of the Nokia 3.2, which the corporate launched in India again in 2019. With the Nokia 3.4, you get the promise of assured Android updates and a clear inventory software program expertise. Does this cellphone supply the perfect worth? I received my arms on the Nokia 3.Four and listed below are my first impressions.

 

The Nokia 3.4 is a well-built smartphone and feels sturdy within the hand. I’ve the Nightfall color possibility, which has a purple end. HMD International additionally affords this cellphone in Fjord and Charcoal color choices. The Nokia 3.Four has a polycarbonate physique with a textured end on the again. This helps grip the cellphone higher and likewise reduces probabilities of the again panel choosing up fingerprints.

The Nokia 3.Four sports activities a 6.39-inch HD+ show with an 8-megapixel hole-punch selfie digicam within the higher left nook. The bezels across the show are acceptable for the worth however the backside chin that has the Nokia emblem is noticeably larger. The Nokia 3.Four has rounded corners, and the again can be very barely curved on the edges, making it comfy to carry.

Decide the smartphone up and you’ll discover that it’s comparatively gentle at 180g and has a thickness of 8.7mm. HMD International has positioned the facility and the amount buttons on the correct aspect of the Nokia 3.4. These buttons are straightforward to succeed in however are just a little shallow. On the left, the Nokia 3.Four has its SIM tray and a devoted button for the Google Assistant.

The Nokia 3.Four has a USB Kind-C port

 

You get a USB Kind-C port on the backside and a 3.5mm audio jack on the highest. The Nokia 3.Four packs in a 4,000mAh battery however you solely get a 5W charger within the field. Given the battery dimension, it is best to have the ability to recover from a day with it, however the low-spec charger will take some time to cost it absolutely. I’ll reserve my feedback on battery life for my full assessment.

Identical to the Nokia 5.4 (Review), the three.Four additionally has a round digicam module. This homes a 13-megapixel major digicam, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digicam. Proper beneath the digicam module is the fingerprint scanner. I discovered this to be well-positioned as my finger rests naturally on it.

HMD International has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC to energy the Nokia 3.4. It’s a respectable processor however I’m curious to see the way it stacks up towards the Snapdragon 662, which is sort of widespread on this value vary. There is just one configuration, with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, priced at Rs. 11,999 in India. Nevertheless, you do have the choice to develop storage utilizing the devoted microSD card slot.

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The Nokia 3.Four has a textured again

 

Software program is likely one of the strengths of the Nokia 3.4. This cellphone runs inventory Android 10 out of the field, and has no bloatware preinstalled, which is a giant plus in my books. You additionally get the newest February Android safety patch. The Nokia 3.Four is Android 11 prepared and will get an replace for it quickly. HMD International ensures two years of software program updates for the Nokia 3.4, so you’ll be able to anticipate it to get Android 12 in its lifetime. It should additionally get three years of Android Safety updates. Lengthy-term software program assist is not quite common on smartphones at this value level, so the Nokia 3.Four stands out in that side.

The Nokia 3.Four affords a premium really feel and respectable specs for its asking value, and I’m curious to see the way it will fare in our benchmark and digicam exams. If you wish to know whether or not this cellphone is price shopping for, keep tuned to Devices 360.

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