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Get a Nokia 3.1 for just $130 ($30 off) at Best Buy

The Nokia 3.1 is a solid budget phone; in his review, Corbin said it was just about the only decent phone in its price bracket available in the States. Last week, we saw it become an even better deal at Best Buy, dropping from $160 to $140, and now it's even cheaper at $130.

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Nokia 3.1 drops to $140 ($20 off) at Best Buy

Under HMD Global, Nokia has been making some seriously good phones. Earlier this year, we checked out the Android One-equipped Nokia 3.1 and found it to be one of the best phones in its price range on the market. The 3.1 is currently $139.99 at Best Buy, $20 less than its regular price.

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The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Winter 2018)

The wide range of Android phones on the market is one of the platform's greatest strengths - there's something for everyone. However, with all the choices available, trying to find the best smartphone an be like looking for a needle in a haystack. To help you out, we've compiled a short list of the best Android phones you can buy, from low-end budget devices to expensive flagships.

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Nokia 3.1 review: In a league of its own

The Nokia 3.1 is one of HMD Global's newest budget phones, positioned between the Android Go-equipped Nokia 2.1 and the mid-range Nokia 5.1. The phone was announced in May of this year, and went on sale in the United States earlier this month.

All the hallmarks of recent Nokia devices are present, including great build quality, a stock Android experience, and good specifications for the price. HMD Global had to make some cuts to reach the sub-$160 price point, like dropping the fingerprint sensor, but I think the Nokia 3.1 is still a solid device.

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Nokia 3.1 launches in the US today at $159

Late last month, Nokia said that the 3.1 would be available for purchase in the US on July 2nd. Well, it's July 2nd, and that's... kinda true. In spite of listings being on Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy, only one of those retailers has made the Nokia 3.1 available for purchase today - Best Buy.

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$159 Nokia 3.1 available to purchase in the U.S. on July 2

Following the 6.1's arrival in the U.S., HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 3.1 will be available in the States on July 2. Featuring a nice design and Android One, this phone will cost a mere $159. Pre-orders opened up a few weeks ago, but now we have confirmation that you can purchase one in a week — this is what Amazon said would be the case.

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$159 Nokia 3.1 now up for pre-order in the US via Amazon

Following its announcement (alongside two other new Nokia phones) late last month, the Nokia 3.1 is now available for pre-order in the US via Amazon. The inexpensive Android One phone will cost $159, and Amazon's listing says that it'll be released on July 2nd.

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Android Enterprise Recommended program adds new models from Huawei, Motorola, BlackBerry, and others

Back in February, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program, which defines which phones are ideal for business use. Devices in the program have to follow a set of guidelines from Google, such as rolling out security updates within 90 days of release. The company announced today that a handful of more devices have been added to the program, including the Moto G6, Huawei P20/P20 Pro, and Sony Xperia XZ2.

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[Update: Indian pricing revealed] Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1 unveiled: larger displays and pure Android across the board

The revival of the Nokia brand by Finnish company HMD Global has been a runaway success up to this point. All recent models run pure versions of Android (One or Go) and offer great value for money — a real boost to the budget and mid-range smartphone market especially. At an event today in Moscow, HMD announced updated versions for three of its best-selling products. The new Nokia 2, 3, and 5 share the same DNA as their predecessors but include a range of improvements to make them even more enticing, while maintaining Nokia's "pure, secure, and up-to-date" promise.

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Hands-on with the Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1: HMD keeps making great value Android phones

The Nokia brand has been through an incredible transformation in recent years, under the guidance of HMD Global. Its products have received almost universal praise, so much so that we’re now at a point when I would honestly recommend a Nokia phone ahead of pretty much anything else in the budget-to-midrange space. Recent Nokia devices feel like they should be more expensive than they are, have a pleasing minimal design aesthetic, and — perhaps most importantly — they all run either Android Go or Android One, meaning they get fast updates and are devoid of bloatware.

With another $100 million of investment recently announced, it's hard not to look at the success HMD Global is having and wonder why more OEMs don’t go down the same route — the "pure, secure, and up-to-date" motto must really resonate with consumers trying to get the best possible deal for their money.

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