In using the Nokia 3.1, you understand how Google and HMD Global let you roam free. When Android operates at its purest, you see a wholesome mobile operating system. Google Assistant and Google Lens are easy to cue, and Google Photos unlocks unlimited cloud storage for high-quality photos and videos.
The Nokia 3.1 is a solid budget phone, with decent specifications, a clean Android experience, and great build quality. However, the lack of a fingerprint sensor is rather puzzling, especially when one can be found on some other phones in this price bracket.
The Nokia 3.1 surprises with a solid build and compact design, something the old-school Nokia fans would appreciate. The 3.1 design and its tall screen are obvious upgrades over the Nokia 3 and it's worth jumping over just because of those looks and trendy display.
Nokia 3.1 review: A great small budget phone with performance problems
For an affordable price, you can get a phone that gets all of the basics done pretty well. It has a good quality screen and nice hardware and is a compact option among lots of big-budget phones. Its slow performance and lack of a fingerprint sensor are disappointing, but you get good Android One software in return.