Nokia 3.1 vs Nokia 6.1

Nokia 3.1 vs Nokia 6.1

If you're looking for an affordable smartphone that's still jam-packed full of great specs and an amazing camera, then you're sure to love Nokia's latest releases. Both the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 6.1 are ideal for anyone on a budget, so let's take a look at how the two compare below.

Nokia 3.1 vs 6.1 Design and Display

Nokia's new generation of devices all have one thing in common - an effortlessly sleek, premium-looking design. Despite the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 6.1 coming in at under £200 each SIM-free, there's certainly nothing low-spec about them.

The Nokia 3.1 is the smaller of the two devices, with an impressive 5.2-inch HD+ display. The handset's screen has an 18:9 aspect ratio, optimised to make scrolling through your news feed or watching movies more enjoyable than ever. It's also a lightweight smartphone at just 138.3g.


The Nokia 6.1, meanwhile, is one seriously hard-wearing device. Crafted from a single piece of strong, 6000 series aluminium, it can withstand bumps and scratches with ease. Resilient Corning Gorilla Glass is also added as extra protection for the crystal clear 5.5.-inch Full HD screen.

The same diamond-cut edges as the Nokia 3.1 can be found on the Nokia 6.1 as well, and an eye-catching accent colour has been added to complete the look.

Nokia 3.1 vs 6.1 Power

Fuelling the affordable Nokia 3.1 is a reliable, speedy octa-core processor and 2GB RAM. With a MicroSD card you can upgrade the 16GB of internal storage space to a huge 128GB too - plenty for all your photos, videos and favourite games.


You can expect a smooth, hassle-free performance from the Nokia 6.1 as well. The combination of an octa-core processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip and 4GB RAM makes multitasking a breeze, and the Nokia 6.1 is said to deliver a performance that's up to 60% better than the original Nokia 6. The handset is available with 32GB of storage space on board, but if you're hungry for more you can instantly upgrade to 256GB with a MicroSD card.

Nokia 3.1 vs 6.1 Camera

Whether you choose the Nokia 3.1 or the Nokia 6.1, incredible, high-quality snaps are always guaranteed. The slightly more budget-friendly Nokia 3.1 boasts a 13MP rear camera, alongside an impressive 8MP front-facing camera. Both use auto-focus to deliver defined, crystal clear photos and thanks to the front camera's 84.6-degree field of view, you can squeeze even more mates into a group shot.


If you're a budding photographer after more megapixels, you're going to love the Nokia 6.1. The 16MP primary camera has been created with the experts at ZEISS optics, with a dual-tone flash that ensures you'll capture the most natural-looking pics even in darker conditions. The rear camera is capable of 4K video recording too, for blockbuster-quality home movies. As for the Nokia 6.1's front-facing camera, it also comes in at an amazing 8MP.

A notable camera-focused feature that can be found the Nokia 6.1 is Dual-Sight mode. Capture what's happening from two different perspectives by simultaneously using the front and rear camera - it's great fun, especially when you use it with Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Nokia 3.1 vs 6.1 Battery

You'll find long-lasting batteries inside both Nokia devices. The Nokia 3.1 has a non-removable 2,990mAh battery installed, which promises to deliver up to 18 hours of talk time when using 3G.


The Nokia 6.1 has a slightly larger battery at 3,000mAh and supports fast charging. In just 30 minutes, you can power up the Nokia 6.1 to 50%.

Nokia 3.1 vs 6.1 Features

Both the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 6.1 are Android One phones, part of an exclusive range of handsets that feature some of best Google software. Alongside an easy-to-use interface and unlimited photo storage with Google Photos, you'll also find Google Assistant and Google Lens on board.


Google Play Protect also ensures you receive updates first, and scans over 50 billion apps per day to keep you safe and secure. The feature was unveiled alongside the release of Android Oreo - the operating system working behind the scenes on both the Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 6.1.

You'll find both handsets for an amazing deal online at