Stock Android might not be the best for anyone who is after lots of features and UI tweaks, but it sure leads the way when it comes to simplicity and timely software updates. This is exactly what you pay for with Android One devices.
One such device is the Nokia 3.1, which started selling in Kenya a little under a year ago priced at Kshs 16,000. I don’t know how it makes you feel parting with such an amount for a device that only offers 2GB of RAM and a mere 16GB of storage. I’d definitely feel hard done.
On the brighter side, Jumia Kenya has a huge discount on the Nokia 3.1 that slashes the price to just Kshs 9,299. This puts it in the same boat as the recently discounted Infinix S3, which has more RAM and twice the storage on the Nokia 3.1.
The Infinix S3 also has a better selfie camera and a bigger battery compared to the Nokia 3.1, but the latter has a guaranteed software update plan, including an upgrade to Android Q now that Android Pie has already rolled out. Also, the discounted S3 only supports a single SIM and not dual-SIM like the 3.1.
For slightly over Kshs 9,000, the Nokia 3.1 gives you a Gorilla Glass 3-protected screen measuring 5.2 inches and with an HD+ resolution. The Helio P10 processor runs the show alongside the aforementioned 2GB/16GB memory combo and to keep it alive is a 3000mAh battery unit.
The Nokia 3.1 also comes with NFC and a 3.5mm audio jack, but misses out on a USB-C port and fingerprint scanner.
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