Nokia 3.2 was among some of the newly released smartphones from HMD such as the Nokia 1 Plus and the Nokia 4.2. The Nokia 3.2 is the predecessor to the Nokia 3.1 and 3.1 Plus and comes with quite a lot of improvements over its predecessor. It has a much bigger display, this time with a notch. It also opted for a Snapdragon SoC this time around, a Snapdragon 439 to be exact while also packing a massive 4.500MAh battery capacity. Let’s see what else has changed.
Nokia 3.2 Key Specs
・6.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 2GB/3GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.0GHz, Snapdragon 439
・16GB/32GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera
・4,000mAh non-removable battery
Nokia 3.2 Design And Display
The design didn’t of the Nokia 3.2 kinda remained the same as it’s predecessors. At the back is a single rear camera with an LED flash and Fingerprint sensor(depending on the configuration) lined up as usual. There is also the Nokia Logo at the back and at the front is the chin. The display here is a 6.2-inch 720p IPS LCD display with a 271 pixel per inch density and a 19:9 aspect ratio, with a notch cut out of course.
The somewhat circular notch at the top houses the front-facing camera. For screen protection, there is a glass on top of this display and at the back which gives this device, a Premium feel in hand. It also has a dedicated Google assistant button on the side while the power button has a bright notification light within it. Nokia 3.2 weigh 178grams and measures 8.6mm in thickness which is pretty thick. Colour options for this device are Black and Steel.
Nokia 3.2 Camera Review
Nokia 3.2 had only two cameras; the 13MP rear camera with AutoFocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording capabilities at 30fps alongside a single front-facing 5MP camera for selfies. No portrait mode shots here as there is no secondary depth sensor camera here. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, can be used for Face Unlock.
Nokia 3.2 Hardware and Software
Just like the Nokia 4.2, the Nokia 3.2 uses a Snapdragon 439 SoC; an octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz paired with an Adreno 504 GPU. There are two configurations for the Nokia 3.2; One comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage while the other which has a fingerprint sensor comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Only the 3GB/32GB Variant comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. Nevertheless, both still have the storage expansion option via a microSD card of up to 400GB. As usual, Nokia 3.2 runs the latest Android Operating System – Android 9.0 Pie – under the Android One Program.
Battery & Network Connectivity
Keeping the lights turned on, on this device is a massive 4,000mAh which should be more than enough for a day’s use. Other features include 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, FM radio, a 3.5mm jack and micro USB port.
Nokia 3.2 Price and Availability
The 2GB/16GB configuration of the Nokia 3.2 will cost $139 while the 3GB/32GB configuration which has a fingerprint sensor at the back will go for $169. It expected to go on sale sometime in April.
Nokia 4.2 Full Specifications
Dimension: 159.4 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm
Material: front/back glass, aluminium frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 19:9, 720 x 1520 pixels, 271ppi
Software and performance
Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, Android One
Chipset: Snapdragon 439, Octa-core 2.0GHz
RAM: 2GB/3GB RAM
Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB
Card Slot: Yes, up to 400GB
Primary: 13MP – LED flash, AF
Secondary: 5MP with f/2.0
Network and Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE, aptX
USB: Yes, microUSB
Audio Jack: Yes
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted) for only the 3GB/32GB model.
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
Capacity: 4,000mAh non-removable
Fast Charging: –
OTG Support: –
Price and Availability
Recommended Retail Price: $139 – $169
Availability: Coming Soon