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Nokia 1.3 Price In USA

 

Nokia 1.3 Price in USA 2021

Announced March and released April 2020, the Nokia 1.3 is one of Nokia's budget Android smartphones that costs around $69.9 in USA.
It is the second in the Nokia 1 series after the 2018 Nokia 1. However unlike it's predicessor the Nokia 1.3 is a modern phone with a lovely notched display and a beautiful design.
It was released together with the much pricier Nokia 5.3 and the two phones almost look alike if not for the slight notch difference, the slightly thicker bezels and the vertical camera module at the back instead of the circular one in the Nokia 5.3.
This phone is an Android Go smartphone and is seen as an alternative to the Nokia C series phones which are slightly smaller and have a classical design.
At it's asking price though we will have to make a number of sacrifices including doing without a fingerprint scanner and a slightly older processor.

The Nokia 1.3 features a 5.71 inch IPS LCD screen almost the same size as the 5.7 inch of the Nokia C2. However it is much smaller than the 6.52 inch of it's successor the Nokia 1.4 which was released February this year. 

The display has a HD resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels with a pixel Density of 295 ppi. This is almost the standard display quality of all Nokia entry smartphones. 

Being a budget phone the Nokia 1.3 is made out of a Glass front, Plastic back and a plastic frame. However it is quite durable and will use this phone for a number of years and won't have much to complain about considering it's asking price. 

Being a 2020 phone it ships with Android 10 Go edition and is part of Android one program. This is the major advantage of this phone over it's Competitors from other brands which have alot of bloatware that come with their OS Skins. It also spots an entry-level Quad-core processor with a top clock-speed fo 1.3 Ghz. 

The phone comes in only one memory variant of 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Considering that this is an Android Go Smartphone that amount of memory is more than enough to cather for all your Smartphone needs.  in You availablecsn choose between three color variants of Cyan, Charcoal and Sand. 

In the camera department the Nokia 1.3 comes with a single 8MP rear camera that can shoot 720p videos and a single 5MP selfie camera. The phone is powered by a removable 3,000 mAh battery. 

Nokia 1.3 Price In USA.
The Nokia 1.3 has a retail price of $69.99 at the time of writing this post, though you might be lucky to get a slightly better deal in some stores. 
This is a very fair deal considering the Specifications of this phone and timely security and software updates that this phone is entitled to. 

Nokia 1.3 Key Specifications.
  • Price: Ksh. 11,500
  • Launched: April 2020.
  • Dimensions: 147.3 x 71.2 x 9.4 mm.
  • Weight: 155 g.
  • SIM: Single or Dual Sim.
  • Built: Glass front, Plastic and Plastic frame.
  • Screen size: 6.71 inch.
  • Display Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with 16 Million Colors.
  • Pixel density: 295 ppi.
  • Aspect Ratio: 19:9.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 (28nm)
  • RAM: 1GB.
  • Internal storage: 16 GB storage expandable.
  • Cameras:  Single 8 MP.
  • Features: LED flash, HDR
  • Video: 720p@30fps  
  • Selfie camera: Single 5MP with LED flash and can shoot videos of 720p@30fps
  • Battery: Removable Li-po 3000 mAh.
  • WLAN:. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot.
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE,aptx.
  • USB: Micro-USB 2.0, USB On-the-go.  :
  • Fingerprint:  No.
  • Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer
  • Colors: Cyan, Charcoal, Sand.
Design:
The Nokia 1.3 is an impression phone despite it's budget price, though to me it has that cheap look that might not compete too well with the likes of Infinix and Tecno in other markets since the likes of Tecno and Infinix have mastered the art of making budget phones that look very impressive. However these brands are not yet available in the US and therefore leaves the Nokia 1.3 with very minimum Competitors if any.
The phone is made up of a Glass front, plastic back as well as a plastic frame, a standard built in almost all budget Smartphones.
The front of the phone is largely made of the display, safe for the u-drop notch that houses the front camera and slightly thick bezels and a rather thick chin that has a Nokia logo, a common feature in almost all Nokia phones.
At the back is the single 8 MP camera with it's LED flash housed in a small vertical camera module, and apart from the Nokia logo there's nothing much at the rear.
Unlike many Android phones, the Nokia 1.3 does not have a fingerprint scanner, though many won't miss it since we really use it anyway.
The buttons are like in many Nokia phones, with the Google Assistant button at the Left, the 3.5 mm jack at the top and the power button + the volume rockers at the right side.
The phone measures 147.3 x 71.2 x 9.4, much thicker than many Nokia phones including the C Series. It weighs just 155 g and feels very light on your hand, much lighter than the Nokia 1.4.

Nokia 1.3 Display.
The Nokia 1.3 features a 5.71 inch IPS LCD screen with a display resolution of 720 x 1520. This is the same screen size and resolution to that of the Nokia 2.2 and though the screen might look smaller if you're used to Infinix and Tecno who have very large  phones, this is quite big going by Nokia standards. Many Nokia phones have small displays including the Nokia 2.4 . Tecno have a number of big display phones from their Spark and Pop series including Tecno Spark 5 Air and Tecno Pop 2, while there also a number of Samsung 10k phones like the  Samsung Galaxy MO2S, Galaxy AO2 among other budget. Most of these phones are however not found in the US.
The HD + display is almost the same in all budget phones from almost all phone brands and we're yet to see a sub $100 phone with Full HD displays yet though I stand to be corrected here. The display quality of this phone will be good enough for your day to day use but might feel your eyes strain with prolonged use just like any other such display. 
Surprisingly enough this phone has 400 nits maximum brightness and while it may not compete with industry leaders like the Xiaomi Mi 11 this will still make it possible to use your phone outdoors. 
Software Performance.
Despite being an entry-level phone, the Nokia 1.3 is part of Android one program shipping with Android 10 (Go edition) out of the box and is Android 11 ready.
The phone is also entitled to timely security and software updates and like other Android one phones it comes with a clean user interface with no bloatware. 
The dedicated Google Assistant button is also an extra feature and if you love using the Google AI assistant then you will always have a shortcut to wake up your personal AI assistant.
The only issue I seem to have with this phone is the use of the Snapdragon 215 processor and I strongly feel Nokia should have gone for the Mediatek Helio P22 like in the Nokia C5 Endi.
The 1GB RAM might look small but considering this is an Android Go Edition phone it is more than enough to carry out almost all tasks that this phone can handle. 
The phone will perform pretty well when it comes to day to day use but the experience might be different when it comes to multitasking or heavy gaming. Note that this is an entry-level smartphone and we should not expect much out of it either.
Cameras and the battery.
As stated earlier the Nokia 1.3 comes with two cameras one at the back and one in front. While I don't personally have an issue with a single camera since most secondary cameras are usually 2MP and don't make any much difference, the decision to settle for an 8MP rear camera on this phone is also another of it's major drawbacks. The photography experience will not be much of a luxury with this phone and I don't think you will like the way your photos will look on your social media handles.
The battery is a removable 3,000 mAh Li-po and though it looks quite small compared to the over 5,000 mAh we're used to in Infinix and Tecno phones, the clean OS is a big battery saver. 
There's also an inbuilt smart battery manager that let's you know the apps that drain your battery and necessary actions to take.
Should you buy the Nokia 1.3.
Nokia have done us proud by giving us a wide range of entry-level and budget Smartphones to choose from, the Nokia 1.3 being that phone which can be a great alternative to feature phones and can very much function as a primary or secondary phone.

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