In this Nokia 3 Hands-on video, we have tested the general performance of the phone. We have conducted it in normal usage scenario, when you may be browsing, playing games and multitasking with many games and apps open in the background. A good smartphone with optimized OS should be able to handle it all with ease without breaking a sweat.
So, how does Nokia 3 actually perform in our test? We would say satisfactorily. While it is always easy to find bugs/issues when a new product is released in market, Nokia 3 has hardly thrown tantrums. It works just fine. With 2 games, 5 browser tabs and 3-4 other apps open in the background it handles all with elan.
As you will notice in the video, apps/games resume fast from background during multitasking and there are no crashes/lags/freezes. Nokia 3 is currently on Android 7.0 Nougat and with Android 7.1.1 update it should only get better. We have heard a lot about the infamous “Mediatek processor” in Nokia 3, but even after playing games for 30 mins or more we didn’t feel it getting hot. So, may be HMD managed to optimise it well in Nokia 3.
Having said that Nokia 3 comes with its own limitations like any other budget smartphone. Don’t expect a flagship like gaming performance from it or you will be dissapointed. Gamers, better wait for Nokia 7, 8 and 9.
Other Nokia 3 hands-on videos:
We earlier posted hands-on unboxing, first setup, and impressions video of Nokia 3. In the second video, we showed you how to insert SIM and MicroSD cards. In the third hands-on video, we did a Nokia 3 UI navigation walk-through and also shared some exclusive Nokia features like Motion gestures and Nokia Support app.
Fourth Nokia 3 hands-on video, tells you how to activate System UI Tuner, a cool official Android experimental tool that allows one to tweak UI and add new features. In the 5th hands-on video, we demoed how to enter Reboot mode and Fastboot mode.