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    One of the latest models of the Finnish brand, Nokia 3.2, stands out with a frameless display with a “drop”, a large battery and an affordable price. During testing, the smartphone was pleasantly surprised by the quality of shooting - by the standards of the budget device, you get great pictures. Not without drawbacks, but first things first.

    Nokia 3.2

    Looks modern

    Nokia 3.2 doesn't seem to have anything sophisticated in its design. The usual glossy plastic, like many. But when you take a smartphone in your hands, it becomes clear that it is made soundly. Smooth curves of the back panel, solid weight, well-assembled body - for its price segment, the novelty looks great.

    The glossy back cover is quickly covered with finger marks and micro-scratches, so it is better to buy a cover immediately. For such a diagonal the phone is not very big - only the owners of small hands will have to reach the top of the screen.

    Nokia 3.2

    On the left side, there is a key to activate "Google Assistant". With its help, you can learn something on the Internet, to pave the route, ask about the weather and the like. The key can not be reassigned to other functions, but it is easy to disable through the settings. Another unusual solution is the notification indicator in the power button.

    Almost frameless display

    Most of the front panel is a 6.26-inch screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The frames on the sides are thin, and on top, there is a small drop-shaped cutout for the front camera.

    Nokia 3.2

    The display resolution of HD+ (1520x720 points) is the density of the image in PPI 269 on the verge of comfort. On thin fonts can see irregularities, in the rest of the "ladder" almost not prominently. The smartphone is equipped with high-quality IPS-matrix. The viewing angles are excellent, the colors are not distorted. The brightness reserve is also sufficient — it is convenient to read from the display and in Sunny weather.

    Camera with excellent software

    Engineers put one module on 13 MP with aperture f/2.2. Nokia 3.2 doesn't have any flagship devices like depth sensors or wide-angle optics. From the device cost, less than 10 thousand rupees do not expect outstanding staff. It is often difficult to say something good about the cameras of such phones. They do not take off a day and night lens, it is better not to start. However, the novelty was pleasantly surprised.

    Nokia 3.2

    Nokia 3.2 takes high-quality photos even at night. It is unknown how the developers did it, took Google's algorithms or have made advanced. But the fact remains that the phone does not give budget shots and is able to plug more expensive models.

    Below you can see the quality of the pictures on Nokia 3.2.

    Nokia 3.2

    Performance

    The Nokia 3.2 has a new Qualcomm 429 processor. This is an energy-efficient, entry-level chipset made according to 12-nanometer process technology. In general, its performance is enough for a smart system, but 2 GB of RAM does not allow overclocking.

    Due to the small amount of memory, If you download or update programs from the Play Market, you will have to wait for the process to finish before launching, for example, games. And, as a rule, the graphics in them are set to the minimum settings.

    Nokia 3.2

    16 GB of internal storage is quickly clogged with system files and application caches. So the way will have a slot for micro-SD. And it is separate. Unfortunately, there is no NFC module.

    Clean system

    As in the case of other Nokia models, the new product received the latest version of Android 9.0 without any shells. The system is not littered with unnecessary programs and should receive timely updates.

    However, in addition to a clean operating system, the user receives a meager selection of options. For example, you can not adjust the system navigation — and the gesture system from Google, to put it mildly, controversial. It is not possible to enable the display of battery charge in the shutter by standard means. Such little things that have become familiar in other shells and are absent in the basic Android 9.0, there are constantly.

    Battery power

    Nokia 3.2 has a 4000 mAh battery. In short — the smartphone works easily for two days with active use. For this, it is worth saying thanks to the energy-efficient processor and low display resolution.

    A full battery lasts for about 15 hours of video playback at medium brightness. Hour game PUBG takes about 10%.

    Nokia 3.2

    Specifications

    PERFORMANCE

    Operating system

    Android 9 Pie

    RAM

    2/3 GB DDR3

    CPU

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 429

    DISPLAY

    Size and type

    6.26" (15.9 cm) HD+ a-Si TFT LCD with selfie notch

    Resolution

    720x1520, 269 PPI

    Aspect ratio

    19:9

    Material

    2.5D glass

    CONNECTIVITY

    Cable

    Micro USB cable

    Sensors

    Fingerprint Sensor (Only in Nokia 3.2 32 GB), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Biometric face unlock

    Keys

    Power/notification light key, Volume up/down key, Google Assistant Button

    Other

    OTG

    NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY

    Networks

    GSM: 850, 900, 1800 | WCDMA: 1, 5, 8 | LTE 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41

    Network Speed

    LTE Cat 4 - 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL; VoLTE; VoWiFi

    WiFi

    802.11 b/g/n

    Bluetooth® 4.2

    GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, FM radio

    STORAGE

    Internal memory

    16/32 GB

    MicroSD card slot

    Supports up to 400 GB

    Other

    Google Drive

    TALK AND STANDBY TIMES

    Maximum 3G talk time

    Up to 35hrs

    Maximum 4G standby time

    Up to 21 days

    Music playback time

    Up to 98hrs (with headset)

    AUDIO

    Connector

    Audio jack

    Microphones

    2 mics with noise cancellation

    Speaker

    Single

    Other

    Qualcomm® aptX™ technology

    CAMERA

    Rear camera

    13 MP AF/F2.2/1.12µm with flash

    Front-facing camera

    5 MP FF/F2.2/1.12µm/77° FOV with face unlock

    POWER

    Battery type

    4000mAh2 (non-removable)

    Charging cable

    Micro USB

    2-day battery life

    DESIGN

    Color

    Black, Steel

    Size

    159.44 x 76.24 x 8.60 mm

    Weight

    181 g

    Test results

    ANTUTU

    63 484

    GEEKBENCH 4

    857 single-core 
    2431 multi-core

    AUTONOMY

    up to 15 hours of video playback 
    up to 9 hours of play in PUBG

    Conclusions

    Nokia 3.2 can be recommended to users who are not chasing performance but are looking for a reliable smartphone with a powerful battery, a large bright screen, and a decent camera. A small amount of internal and internal memory is more than offset by an affordable price.



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