Nokia 3 V Verizon phone de-emphasizes cameras

The cost of the Nokia 3 V for Verizon in the USA is almost more important than the abilities with which it is delivered. If you were to read the documentation with which the device is revealed, you'd find the word "camera" only once, and no mention of what this device's camera is able to capture. This phone is a simple piece of hardware capable of smart functionality.

The Nokia 3 V has a 6.26-inch HD+ display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 mobile platform (SoC, processor chipset, whatever you want to call it), 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal data storage. It's simple – it's a smartphone, but it includes pretty much the most basic, baseline set of specs available in a smartphone today.

The less-than-flashy feature set here doesn't mean the Nokia 3 V looks bad or isn't able to function adequately. In fact it probably works just fine – we'll see when we get one for a full review – but given Nokia's recent smartphone performance with devices like the Nokia 3.1 from 2018, this new Nokia phone probably does its job adequately. I wouldn't ask much more than "adequate" – but that's probably what most people will expect for a phone that costs so little compared with the rest of the phones on the carrier.

NOTE that this device includes a promise of "a year and a half of monthly security patches and two OS upgrades guaranteed." Usually carriers and/or manufacturers guarantee 2 or 3 years for that sort of thing, but... I suppose any guarantee is a good guarantee.

Users will find this piece of hardware released in the USA in August. UPDATE: The Verizon exclusive release of the Nokia 3 V will take place on August 23, 2019. This device will be available for purchase at approximately $168 USD. Verizon will also make this device available for $7 per month for two years with a Verizon device payment plan.