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Nokia 2 vs Nokia 3: All that you want to know & which one to buy

Nokia 2 is the ultimate budget Nokia Android smartphone and Nokia 3 is just a notch higher than it in the product lineup. So, the obvious question that many prospective Nokia 2/Nokia 3 buyers ask us is how both Nokia smartphones differ and which one to go for.

We have covered this in our hands-on video of Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 where we have highlighted the major points of differences while comparing them side by side. Here in this article, we elaborate upon these major points to differentiate between Nokia 2 and Nokia 3.

Design & Build quality:

We have demoed the design differences between the two in a side by side manner in the video. Both come with an Aluminium frame and polycarbonate body and have excellent build quality for a low-end smartphone. Nokia 3, however, has a squarish design as compared to Nokia 2 that comes with rounded corners. Nokia 2 has a removable frame that gives it flexibility but Nokia 3 unibody may feel more robust.


Nokia 3 display is slightly better than Nokia 2 but frankly speaking, there is not much difference there and both low-end smartphones come with one of the best displays for their price range. Good color reproduction, sunlight readability, wide viewing angles are some of the excellent features of both Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 displays. Check the video for more.


Nokia 2 competes well with Nokia 3 when it comes to apps handling and gaming. But when it comes to multitasking with many apps and games open in the background Nokia 3 clearly has the advantage. Browsing on Nokia 3 is also a tad bit faster than Nokia 2 and one can clearly make out the difference between the performance.


Nokia 2 certainly has an edge here but more in the standby time. Nokia 3 already has excellent battery life, one of the best you will find on any of the smartphones out there. But Nokia 2 has better battery life than Nokia 3. If you are a heavy user you can fetch 4-6 hrs more battery life on Nokia 2 as compared to Nokia 3.

Pricing & which one to go for:

Nokia 3 currently retails for around Rs 8000 in India and AED 449 in UAE. Nokia 2 retails for around Rs 6780 in India, $99  in the US and around AED 349 in the UAE. Nokia 2 is not yet available in the UK or even Europe. Nokia 3 is not available in the US.

So, Nokia 3 is slightly more expensive than Nokia 2 in most of the markets. Nokia 3 has better performance, slightly better display and better front camera than Nokia 2. Nokia 2 beats Nokia 3 in battery life. So, which one to go for?? There we made it easy for you. If your budget is really not constrained, go for Nokia 3 else if you really can’t or don’t want to shell even the difference and want a smartphone with nearly amazing battery life, Nokia 2 is the answer.


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]