The battery lasted about 10 hours on our rundown test, which is distinctly average. That said, if you're only using the basics of Whatsapp and email throughout the day, then you shouldn't struggle to get a day of use out of it. Keep the screen brightness down and Wi-Fi turned off if you want to eke out the hours.
Don't buy the Nokia 3 if you're a regular smartphone user wanting to play games and take Instagram-worthy photos throughout the day. You'd be better off splashing a bit more cash and going for the excellent Moto G5.
Do buy the Nokia 3 if you want the basics of email, phone calls and a spot of Whatsapp and don't want to drain much of your bank account to get it.
Nokia 3 specs comparison chart
||Nokia 3||Motorola Moto G5||Nokia 5||Motorola Moto E4|
|Display size, resolution||5-inch; 1,280x720 pixels||5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels||5.2-inch; 1,280x720 pixels||5-inch; 1,280x720 pixels|
||5.7x2.9x0.37 in||5.89x2.85x0.34 in||5.7x2.8x0.37 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||143.4x71.4x8.48||144.3x73x9.5 mm||149.7x72.5x8.55 mm||144.5x72x9.3 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||TBA||5.1 oz, 145g||TBA||5.3 oz; 150g|
|Mobile software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android Nougat 7.1|
|Front-facing camera||8-megapixel||5-megapixel||8-megapixel||5-megapixel with flash|
|Processor||MTK 6737, Quad-core 1.3Ghz||1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon in North America; MediaTek globally)|
|Storage||16GB||16GB, 32GB (varies by region)||16GB||16GB|
|RAM||2GB||2GB or 3GB, based on region||2GB||2GB|
|Expandable storage||128GB||128GB||128GB||Up to 128GB|
|Battery||2,630mAh||2,800mAh (removable)||3,000mAh||2,800mAh (removable)|
|Fingerprint sensor||No||Below screen||Below screen||Beneath screen (varies by region)|
||Dual-SIM (varies by region), splash-resistant (varies by region)|
|Price off-contract (USD)||Converts to $156||N/A||Converts to $235||$130|
|Price (GBP)||£120||£169 (16GB, 2GB RAM); £179 (16GB, 3GB RAM)||£180||£129|
|Price (AUD)||Converts to AU$200||Converts to AU$291 (16GB)||Converts to AU$301||Converts to AU$172|