A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?The operating system is a matter of taste; on this 1.3 16 GB, Nokia chose Android.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
This 1.3 16 GB is not good for all uses.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
|Making photos or movies|
The 1.3 16 GB adapted for internet use and travel ?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
The 1.3 16 GB is almost a model.A size of 5.71 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Even less good for watching a movie.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
It is sometimes convenient to have several phones in one. And this model can handle multiple Sims.This means that it is possible to have several active subscriptions in the device.This will even be possible with competing operators.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
We found out that this 1.3 16 GB doesn’t have reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.There is only 3000 mAh, which is low for normal use.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
On the question of loading, Nokia has done in the economy, that is to say without the fast charge.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s become a handy tool.The same goes for listening to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
We would have liked the 1.3 16 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s one of the worst in the business.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.And its screen resolution is low.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
Nokia sought to improve the audio experience.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The sound result is of a good level.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The Nokia smartphone for online or local games
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
After our tests, we find out that this 1.3 16 GB is in the lowest rankings.The Qualcomm QM215 (28 nm) processor is weak and the graphics processing unit of a lower quality than we would have liked.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.It’s 16 GB that have been installed, and that’s not much.In fact, for some passionate users, Nokia has provided an extra space to add more.
Forget the long video game sessions on this model.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.The power of 3000 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.The components do not allow for a quality display.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
The tool to make photos, movies?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Nokia is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
It’s a surprise from Nokia.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
Don’t expect to see a nice picture on this 1.3 16 GB; a lower photo resolution than its competitors.A definition in 8 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.As far as selfies are concerned, this model is devoid of the technology that embellishes the photos .Reprocessing photos is not intuitive.This 1.3 16 GB is good for telephoning, but not for retouching images.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 16 GB.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
In short, the 1.3 16 GB, the right choice?
This 1.3 16 GB is not good for all uses.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.