Nokia 3: 5 alternative smartphones you can buy in India right now

The Nokia 3 is the cheapest of the three smartphones launched today, but here are some smartphones that offer better value for money.


HMD Global today launched the Nokia-branded Android smartphones in India with the lineup consisting of Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. Of the three, the Nokia 3 will go on sale first starting on June 16 and has been priced at Rs 9,499. The Nokia 3 stands in the most competitive price segment for smartphones in India, and appears to be slightly overpriced given the specifications it offers.

The Nokia 3 sports a unibody design, and features a 5-inch HD display. Under its hood, runs a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. For photography, the Nokia 3 sports an 8-megapixel rear and front-facing camera. The Nokia 3 is fuelled by a 2,650mAh battery and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. Connectivity options include dual-SIM support, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. In the same budget segment, here’s a list of five smartphones which can serve as a better alternative to the Nokia 3.

Xiaomi Redmi 4

The Redmi 4 is Xiaomi’s prized smartphone in the budget range introduced just last month. The Redmi 4 comes with a lower price tag of Rs 6,999, and its 5-inch display has full HD resolution along with 2.5D curved glass protection. The Redmi 4 has a higher 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and PDAF. Up front, the smartphone houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Another notable advantage is the 4,100mAh battery on the Redmi 4. The smartphone also comes with 4G VoLTE support and a fingerprint sensor, which the Nokia 3 lacks in both cases. Rest of the specs includes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review: Big on everything, small in size

YU Yureka Black

YU recently made a comeback with the Yureka Black and is already doing impressive on sales. The Yureka Black is priced at Rs 8,999, and also features a 5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. With 4GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage, the smartphone offers more memory. The Yureka Black sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX 258 sensor and an 8-megpaixel front-facing camera. The smartphone has a bigger 3,000mAh battery, comes with 4G VoLTE support and houses a fingerprint sensor up front. ALSO READ: YU Yureka Black Review: Is Black really back?

Coolpad Note 5 Lite

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite, priced at Rs 8,199 features a 5-inch HD scratch-resistant display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. It also features a fingerprint sensor located on the back. Photography specs remain the same with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Otherwise, the Coolpad Note 5 Lite comes with a 2,500mAh battery, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a MediaTek MT6735CP quad-core processor.

Lenovo K6 Power

The Lenovo K6 Power has a few hundreds of difference with the Nokia 3, at a price of Rs 9,999. However the smartphone comes with a 5-inch Full HD display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage. The K6 Power also boasts of a 4,000mAh battery and supports dual app feature. In the photography department, the K6 Power sports a 13-megapixel rear Sony IMX258 sensor with LED flash, and PDAF support. For selfies, it has an 8-megapixel Sony IMX219 camera with wide-angle lens and beautification mode. The smartphone also comes with 4G VoLTE support, and houses a fingerprint sensor which can be used to lock apps as well. ALSO READ: Lenovo K6 Power Review

Moto G4 Play

The Moto G4 Play was launched last September and offers subtle specifications and features for a budget smartphone. The smartphone stands out for its water-repellant nano coating that can repel accidental splashes. For power, the Moto G4 Play packs a 2,800mAh battery which is claimed to run a day. As for the remaining of its specifications, the Moto G4 Play is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The smartphone is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone currently runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with an update to Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed for this month. ALSO READ: Moto G4 Play Android Nougat update to release in June

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  • Published Date: June 13, 2017 5:26 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 14, 2017 10:35 AM IST