The Nokia 3 has been a popular phone over the last few months and seems to have been selling well according to stores and having done some research here. It could be the nostalgia factor or the fact its a quality built device for the price it commands or just both that has made it be a top seller, With plenty of budget Android devices sub €99 it certainly beats them all quality wise and even squaring up to device around the €200 mark.

I have been using one myself some time and it’s certainly not for power users so let’s get that out-of the way but for anyone venturing into Android or seeking a well price new phone this will fit the bill, If you are into just simple browsing, emails and social media you will be fine with this and should see no issues but someone like me who hard presses a phone I would jog on and go for the 5,6 or if you want to splash out get the Nokia 8, our review soon on that by the way.

There is several deals out there now and as I always advise sim free is the best option to go if you can shed out but in the case of the Nokia 3 shedding out is no issue,here is the deals available now.

Best sim free price – Argos – €119.00  buy here 

Best retail price is from Vodafone but you must port its  €79.99 buy here 

Three Ireland – € 109.99 buy here 

eir – €109. 99 buy here

Finally its Littlewoods, if you fancy shelling out the price for a Nokia 5 its €142.99, buy here 

The Nokia 3 has got the latest updates and will get the Oreo update as promised by HMD Global so you will be kept up to date with the latest and greatest Android has to offer even on this entry level handset which many similar will not get. Prices are subject to change and are correct at time of press.

You can of course opt to ship in the device from outside Ireland but do check for shipping costs etc. You can also purchase directly from HMD Global at a cost of €139.00 unlocked.

Key Specs

  • Clean and clutter-free Android Nougat with regular updates
  • Google Photos for easy photo storage and sharing
  • Plenty of sensors to give you a full experience, including accelerometer, gyroscope and NFC for sharing
  • Fast downloads and uninterrupted music and video streaming with LTE 4G connectivity
  • 16 GB storage for all your photos, plus a MicroSD card slot with support up to 128 GB


  • Beautiful polycarbonate body
  • A precision-machined aluminium frame
  • See everything clearly with the polarized, sculpted 5” Corning Gorilla Glass display
  • 8 MP camera with autofocus both on the back and the front
  • Available as both single SIM and dual SIM variants



Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.