Get the unlocked Nokia 3.1 at a discount of up to $70 before it runs out
The spectacularly revived Nokia brand is starting to take the US smartphone market more and more seriously, recently putting a high-end model up for pre-order at a crazy low unlocked price while also releasing a pair of respectable entry-level devices on a couple of carriers. But if you want the freedom to choose your own (GSM) network to activate a budget-friendly Nokia handset on, it's probably a good idea to circle back to a 2018-released 5.2-incher.
The unlocked Nokia 3.1 is currently available for new all-time low prices at B&H Photo Video and Best Buy. Technically, the latter retailer is certainly the way to go if you want to maximize your savings, although you'll have to open a new AT&T account or add a line of service to an existing one to get the phone in exchange for a measly $89.99.
Alternatively, you can purchase it from B&H with absolutely no strings attached and spend $119.99 instead of a list price of around 160 bucks. Afterwards, you can take the dual-SIM Nokia 3.1 to whatever GSM service provider you want, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and smaller prepaid operators. It's also worth pointing out that Best Buy is only selling this in black, while B&H Photo Video has the blue/copper model in stock, listing two other flavors as "discontinued", which suggests we might be looking at clearance sales here.
Nokia 3.1 Plus and 3.2 are around, although the former is exclusively available on Cricket Wireless, with the latter unlikely to ever see daylight stateside. In terms of sub-$150 competition, the Nokia 3.1 arguably looks better than the likes of the Moto E5 Play, with a slightly more modern 2:1 display, decent 2,990 mAh battery, an octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, and above all, Android 9.0 Pie software right around the corner. Bottom line, this is definitely a good enough phone at an unbeatable price.After all, both a