The most affordable smartphone from HMD Global this year survives some of the toughest tests. The famous technology review channel on youtube ‘JerryRigEverything’ has put the phone through the scratch, fire, and bend tests to see how the smartphone fares. While most budget smartphones are unable to survive scratches or bends, but the Nokia 3 is surprisingly durable on most fronts.
JerryRigEverything on his youtube channel, conducted a durability test on the Nokia 3 smartphone. He first started off with scratching the Nokia 3’s display, and it survived for quite some time, before finally succumbing to some scratches at level 6 on the Moch scale. The fibre glass gives enough protection to the front camera and capacitive buttons, protecting it from any scratches.
He pointed the first issue that surfaces at the back where the camera lens is protected by a plastic cover. This easily scratches off, and having scratches on your camera lens is not something any user would prefer, whatever the price of the device. The entire back is very prone to scratches because of its plastic protection, including the side buttons.
His test also shows the burn-recovery capability of the phone. When he put the screen on fire through fire-lighter, the smartphone’s display does turn black rather quickly but also recovers soon after. The Nokia 3 also surprisingly tough and survives the bend test, with only slightly getting affected by it.
Nokia 3 price, specifications
As for the specifications, Nokia 3 sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) display, Android 7.0 Nougat,1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card support. Optics include an 8-megapixel camera on both the front and back sides. The Nokia 3 packs a 2650mAh battery and measures 143.4×71.4×8.4mm.