Nokia C31 Specs And Price In Kenya
|Release Date||2022, September|
|Dimensions||X.X x 78 x 8.6 mm|
|Weight||200 g (7.05 oz)|
|Body Material||Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back|
|SIMs||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Resolutions||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio|
|PPI||260 ppi density|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – International|
|4G||1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 – International
1, 3, 5, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41 – Europe
1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41 – Asia
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 – South Africa, Egypt
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Rear Triple||13 MP, (wide)
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
|Chipset||Unisoc SC9863A (28nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|RAM||3GB / 4GB|
|Storage||32GB / 64GB / 128GB|
|Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
3.5mm jack Yes
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Wi Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
Nokia C31 brings competitive pricing to the budget phones balancing out the basic features with decent performance and its high capacity batteries. It sports a 6.75-inch IPS LCD screen, a triple camera setup, decent RAM, a relatively huge 5050 mAh battery, and the decent budget chipset. That’s certainly eye-catching a device considering its price point
Nokia C31 comes with a 6.75-inch IPS LCD screen with a dew drop notch design for the selfie camera. It’s a fairly big phone, with a small chin at the bottom, with a screen-to-body ratio of 81.6%. It has a plastic frame and back and a scratch-resistant front panel. It is very bright and vivid, peaking at 420 nits. It’s not rated for splash protection, but it’s certainly not waterproof. Fortunately, it has top-placed a headphone jack. It has a rear-mounted physical fingerprint sensor that is pretty fast and secure. It has a downward-firing speaker, which is great for playing media.
Nokia C31 comes with the budget Unisoc SC9863A, making it decently fast. It has a Cortex Octa-core A55 1.6GHz CPU paired with an IMG8322 GPU, with storage options of 3/4 GB for RAM & 32/64/128 GB for ROM. It also comes with a dedicated expandable memory option. It is running the latest stock Android 12. The performance is relatively fast, smooth, and rich in color. It has absolutely no bloatware which makes it very well optimized & being in line with receiving timely updates.
Nokia C31 has a triple camera arrangement on the back. It comes with a 13MP primary sensor, for those excellent daylight photos. It still delivers decently and colorfully. Add a 2MP macro lens and 2MP for depth. It will predictably deliver less and less as light reduces, but otherwise, the photos are great and usable. The video can support up to 1080p video at 30 fps, with HDR support. The selfie camera is a decent 5MP wide sensor, capable of 720p video at 30fps. The selfies are great and well-lit.
The Nokia C31 supports micro USB so it’s not fast charging. Needless to say, there is also no wireless charging. On the flip side, it comes with a huge Li-Po 5050mAh non-removable battery. It can get fully charged in just over 1 hour. Despite being a budget phone, the addition of the fairly quick chipset & big battery really does turn the tables for this device. It truly is a beautiful device to look at. There is no NFC for contactless payments. It comes in Blue, & Gray.
Similarly, priced phones would include Samsung Galaxy A73, Xiaomi 12 Lite, Google Pixel 6A, and OnePlus Ace. the main distinctions at this price point are often a choice of a better camera or a bigger screen. The sizes are usually standard and the batteries are often huge. Over & above, the expectations should be reasonable as the device comes at a great price. The design is great and looks on par as many premium budget phones on the market now. The OS is great, being stock Android so it’s not burdened with the bloatware that comes with custom skins.
Common Q &A
- How much is a Nokia C31 in Kenya: the phone is currently retailing at Ksh 17,500
- Where can I buy a Nokia C31 in Kenya: you can get it at phonesstorekenya.com, both online and offline, with optional delivery on request.
- Does Nokia C31 have fast charging: No. It’s a budget device so that’s expected. It uses a micro-USB cable on top of a 5050 mAh battery
- Does Nokia C31 have expandable memory: No, it doesn’t have expandable memory.
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