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About the Phone
A decent camera setup with a decent processor and the latest Android 10 OS, Nokia 1.3 is an entry-level smartphone that will satisfy all your needs on a phone with ease.
- Dedicated memory card slot
- It is an Android One product
- Latest security patches
- Exchangeable battery
- Falls right into your budget
- Long charging time
- Plastic body
- Underperforming processor for an Android 10 Go OS
- Underwhelming cameras
- Facial recognition error
Nokia 1.3 is a budget-friendly Android One smartphone that makes a lot of compromises to be listed in the budget category. The phone runs on Snapdragon 215 processor with a trivial 1GB RAM and 1GB storage and comes with 8MP rear and 5MP front camera setup. Nokia 1.3 isn’t the phone any power users can pick although it does let beginners try the world of smartphones. It is also one of the budget phones from Nokia that should allow people with a tight budget or those who have little to do with the phone to have it for calling, messaging, a bit of gaming, and photography experience and that’s all. The phone is speculated to launch on July 10th in India.
Nokia 1.3 Price in India
Nokia 1.3 hasn’t arrived in India yet although it is available at $99 internationally. The phone is touted to fetch the price tag of Rs 7,590/- which is equivalent to its international pricing once it arrives in India. Nokia 1.3 price in India will be affordable to land it the entry-level segment. The release date is concluded although major tech portals are speculating that the phone will arrive on July 10, 2020, take it with a slight pinch of salt at this moment.
Nokia 1.3 is a budget smartphone and no doubt there are plenty of compromises over the materials used and the design elements. First of all, the phone has front glass, plastic back, and plastic frame that gives it a thickness of 9.4mm. Furthermore, the front has thick bezel around the edges and a super thick chin at the bottom that will accommodate more than twice the height of the Nokia branding. At the back, you’ll see a tiny single-camera setup with flash right in the middle placed as a vertically stacked camera bump and the back panel is free of any other branding or lettering and so on.
Talking about the display on-board Nokia 1.3, the device packs in a flamboyant 5.71” IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels with 295 PPI density. It can produce a good 400 nits of typical brightness and arrives with a waterdrop-shaped notch that houses its front camera setup.
Nokia 1.3 sports a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 28nm quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz along with Adreno 308 and 1GB of eMMC 5.1 storage paired along with a 1GB RAM. The device runs on the Go Edition of Android 10 and it is an Android One smartphone. This means it is guaranteed to get Android 11 and Android 12 Go Editions without giving a second thought to it. There’s a dedicated slot for a microSD card that allows the users to expand the memory for use.
When it comes to the camera on-board, Nokia 1.3 doesn’t have all the bells and whistles to showcase. It has a single 5MP front camera housed in the notch that is capable of shooting 720p videos at 30fps. Flip the phone and you’ll see a single rear camera setup with an 8MP sensor with autofocus, HDR, and LED flash that is capable of shooting HD videos at 30fps as well. The camera setup is limited with HD videos only so don’t expect it to go higher.
The budget smartphone aka Nokia 1.3 is backed with a 3,000 mAh Li-Po battery that might not sound too big but given the specifications and other stuff onboard, it should last for a day even with moderate usage. There’s no fast charger available here.
To be honest, Nokia 1.3 doesn’t have a lot of oomph factor except the fact that it is running the latest Android 10 Go Edition and it is an Android One. Of course, there are plenty of cons that may hinder the pros such as the processor just having enough power to process light-hearted stuff so you cannot expect to play any graphics-intensive game without any lagging. The monthly security patches are another boon but a failed facial recognition due to the trivial camera and the processor behind fails to impress the masses only. However, it is available at Rs 7,500/- approx where it competes for head-on with plenty of other potential phones such as Huawei Y6S, Motorola Moto E6S, and others.