Budget-friendly Nokia 3 V arrives at Verizon on August 23

Budget-friendly Nokia 3 V arrives at Verizon on August 23
The first details about a Verizon-bound Nokia smartphone emerged for the first time back in March, but no word on the budget-friendly smartphone popped up in the meantime. Out of nowhere, HMD Global announced earlier today that its Nokia 3 V smartphone will be available for purchase from Verizon on August 23.

The Nokia 3 V will be exclusive to Verizon, so this is the only place where you'll be able to grab the phone for just $168. Also, customers can purchase the smartphone for just $7/month for 24 months via a device payment plan.

For that price, Nokia 3 V offers a decent specs list, which includes a massive 6.2-inch HD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Also, the entry-level smartphone ships with Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box, and features a dedicated Google Assistant button.

Both companies confirmed that the Nokia 3 V will receive a year and a half of monthly security patches and two OS upgrade guaranteed, so you can't go wrong if you buy this smartphone because it comes with the latest version of Android, as HMD will keep it up to date for the next year or so.

The 3 V is the second entry-level Nokia-branded smartphone launched by Verizon this year after the Nokia 2 V, which is exclusive to the carrier's Prepaid portfolio.

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3 V
  • Display 6.3" 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Quad-core, 1950 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(35h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

2. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Oh yay, I'm so excited for this. Another budget phone from Nokia's portfolio. We don't have enough of those. I'll be rushing to Verizon day one to cop that jawn. I seriously hope Nokia plans on releasing more higher spec devices in the US because right now the 7.1 is still the best one so far.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22034; Member since: May 28, 2014

Good to see HMD still testing the waters with carriers by releasing low end smartphones first. That’s just business 101, and not a hard thing to understand. Not going to attack a brand for following a sound business strategy. But I am glad that the best Nokia branded smartphone, the Nokia 9 Pureview, is available in the U.S.

4. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Despite what some ill informed people think, I'm not attacking any brand. I'm just giving my honest opinion and some people need to get over it and stop being so over dramatic. That being said, I am still pleased that the best Nokia phone available in the US, the 7.1, is still available for an attractive price and is still going to get updates.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22034; Member since: May 28, 2014

Despite what those who call others ill-informed but are actually the ones that are informed and are now backtracking and saying, it’s clear that the brand was attacked for making a valid business decision that they don’t agree with. Some people just need to get over the fact that OEM’s are going to do what’s best for their business, and stop overreacting and being dramatic over something that doesn’t affect them personally. That being said, HMD has a great stable of smartphones with the Nokia 9 Pureview being the best of them, available in the U.S. and abroad, at attractive price points. They’ve also been great at pushing out both security and OS updates, which routinely have less issues than other larger Android vendors like Google with it’s Pixel line.

6. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Some people need to take their own advice and stop being so dramatic over someone's opinion that really doesn't "personally" affect them. The brand wasn't attacked at all despite what some overzealous alpha of geeks think. They really need to take their own advice. All that aside, Nokia has a huge portfolio of great phones that never came over to the US, but the few that have are still trumped by the 7.1 as being the best one imo with the pixel 3A XL being the best.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22034; Member since: May 28, 2014

Some people need to stop with the pot, meet kettle moments and own up to what they do, as opposed to being in denial about it, especially when a business is making decisions that don’t “personally” affect them. Attacking a brand for a sound business decision that no one can logically dispute makes no sense, despite what some artist formerly known as mxyzptlk thinks. They really need to take their own advice and own up to what they are doing. That aside, HMD offers a large array of Nokia branded smartphones for all types, in all parts of the world, with the best (Nokia 9 Pureview) and the 3rd best (Nokia 7.1, as the Nokia 8.1 is the second best) to offer a Stock Android experience, even better than the Pixels since they have just too many issues that ruin the experience.

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