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.
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
|Released||Coming soon. February 2018|
|Status||Available For Pre-Order|
|SIM Type||Nano + Nano|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|Dimensions||153 x 70 x 9 mm|
|Display Type||HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 x 720 pixels|
|13MP + 5MP|
White balance settings
|Yes, LED flash|
|Android 7.1 Nougat|
|MediaTek Helio P25|
|Yes, up to 128GB|
|Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Battery Type||Li-Po Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer