NUU G3 – REVIEW
NUU G3 – REVIEW

Nuu releases a feature-packed budget smartphone with surprisingly great specs

The G3 has a vibrant and fashionable look, with curved edges that feel great in the hand. The rear of the phone has one of the most glossy backs we’ve seen since the Honor 10. Albeit an absolute fingerprint magnet, the phone is one of the best looking we’ve seen this year.

The 5.7in LCD  has an 18:9 aspect ratio, which makes for a fuller screen experience – even if the pixel count isn’t what you’d expect from a flagship £1000 phone, the difference in prices makes up for the slight pixel drop. I was easily able to play all my usual games on this and happily used it for the past two weeks with no trouble in gaming on my breaks. So if you’re concerned about gaming, the G3 handles it well.

The volume buttons and power button are on the right side of the phone, with power having its own pattern printed. Easy to identify in a hurry, it also helps when grabbing to check notifications in the dark.

On the bottom of the device are the speakers and USB Type C charging port. Noticeably absent here is the 3.5mm headphone jack. Included in the box, though, you get a USB C to 3.5mm adapter so you’re not completely out if you have a preferred pair of wired headphones.

Onto the chin, and I am pleased to say this is a very small chin indeed. It is absolutely bare. The phone uses on-screen navigation buttons instead of hardware buttons. I am glad of this as I have always found them to be clunky and nowhere near as intuitive as the buttons on the screen.

The phone has dual sim capability and room for a memory card too (you can choose which you prefer) I like to rotate, especially if I leave the EU.

The dual-rear cameras consist of a 13 MP PureCel Plus main camera and 5 MP depth-sensing camera. This has phase detection auto-focus to capture moments instantly. The G3’s perfected algorithm and dual-image signalling processors capture the soft and natural Bokeh effect of an SLR camera. The f/2.0 aperture lens in the G3 reduces noise just where it’s needed enabling bright, clear images even in low light. The unique lock-on function that tracks moving subjects and keeps them in sharp focus.

The camera uses 3D scanning to unlock the phone at a glance! 

The 13MP front camera with an 88-degree wide angle lens is perfect for anything from close-ups to portraits.

The brains of the phone comprise of the Mediatek Helio P25 chip which is based on a 16nm architecture. It has 8 cores, allowing for a fair amount of processing power. It is a 64bit chipset that is capable of multicore processing but can also throttle back to a lesser amount of cores when they are not all needed. The maximum CPU frequency is clocked at 2.6ghz. This is ably supported by an ARM Mali-T880 MP graphics chip running a 1ghx that will work at up to 1080p resolution meaning that it will drive the 720p screen with some overhead left over. It is also cable of using H.264 Video encoding at 30fps and playback using the H.264 and H.265 codecs again at 30fps.

Assisting the chipset is an ample 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. This is, of course, expandable via MicroSD.

A solid Android phone and a really great price. If you’re looking for an everyday phone without breaking the bank, the Nuu G3 is for you.

The Nuu Mobile G3 is available to buy now in the UK and costs £200. Here

 

NUU G3 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model NUU G3
Announced January, 2018
Released Coming soon. February 2018
Status Available For Pre-Order

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal frame
Dimensions 153 x 70 x 9 mm
Weight
Protection
Colours Blue

Display

Display Type HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7-inch
Resolution 1440 x 720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density
Screen-To-Body Ratio 73.5%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP + 5MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, LED flash
13MP

Software

Android 7.1 Nougat
Stock
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

MediaTek Helio P25
CPU Octa-core 2.39GHz
GPU
4GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Yes, up to 128GB
Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
HDMI
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3000mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer