Nokia 3 review : Hands-on and first impressions of Nokia’s budget smartphone

The Nokia 3 was announced at MWC 2017. It’s a budget Android smartphone that’s well built

Nokia is back with a bang. The Finnish company, which was founded back in 1865, is jumping on the Android ship, and we’re all glad to see one of the most well-known smartphone manufacturers back in the market. Its 2011 move to produce only Windows Phone products was a decision that ultimately killed the brand, as it didn’t entice users to buy into the ecosystem.

Nokia ending up selling its entire mobile business to Microsoft in 2014, until HMD Global, a company set up by veteran Nokia members, bought the rights to use the Nokia brand in May 2016 until 2024. This move and split, allows the brand to remain in consumer minds, while it also opens to avenues into the Android world.

On 26 February 2017, at Barcelona, Nokia brought the Nokia 3, 5, 6 and a retro 3310 to the market. The Nokia 3 being the cheapest Android smartphone at around £119/$178.

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