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Nokia 3 V has a big screen, great battery life, and is coming to Verizon [Updated]

What you need to know

  • The Nokia 3 V is headed to Verizon exclusively for $168.
  • It features a big 6.26-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 429, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
  • It will be available for purchase starting August 26 at select Verizon stores or online.

Update August 26:

The day has come and the Verizon exclusive Nokia 3 V is now available. Head into a Verizon store near you or check it out online to get your hands on this new Nokia post paid phone.

On August 20, HMD announced a brand new budget-friendly phone called the Nokia 3 V exclusively for the Verizon network. The new handset features a huge screen, two days of battery life, Android 9 Pie, and a $168 price tag.

Despite the $200 price, the Nokia 3 V comes packed with features. Some of its highlights include a 6.26-inch HD+ display, face unlock, two days of battery life, and a dedicated button for Google Assistant.

With the Google Assistant button, you'll be able to get instant access to the AI at any time. In fact, there are three different ways to access Google Assistant with the button. After pressing it once, Google Assistant will pop open ready to answer all of your questions, give directions, set a reminder, an alarm, or much more.

Double pressing the button will give you an overview of your day in the Assistant screen, with personalized info such as upcoming appointments on your calendar or bills that need to be paid. The final way to use the Google Assistant button is by long-pressing it, which will keep it active until you release for asking long questions.

Under the hood, the Nokia 3 V is powered by a Snapdragon 429 processor, 2GB of RAM, and features 16GB of storage. There is also a notification light incorporated into the power button on the side.

Besides having decent specs and some extra features thrown in, there is one area that Nokia phones really stand out, and that's software support. For many budget-level phones, updates are out of the question. However, Nokia stands behind its hardware, and is guaranteeing a year and a half of monthly security updates along with two OS upgrades.

That's impressive for most flagship phones, let alone a sub $200 budget device. This ensures that your phone will continue to stay secure, as well as get all the new features in future OS updates.

The Nokia 3 V goes on sale officially on August 23, 2019, for $168 from Verizon. It will be available in Blue and can be purchased in select Verizon stores or online through Verizon's website for $7/month for 24 months on a Verizon device payment plan.

  • Only 16GB? I prefer 32GB, which the Nokia 3.1 Plus at Cricket Wireless has and is $10 less. Some of that space may be taken up by bloatware and games, some of which you may not be able to uninstall
    Nokia has a big advantage over Motorola phones which is software support. They are faster to update Android and support for more than 1 year
  • Come on Nokia, give me the flagship Nokia that is compatible with Verizon!
  • Nice phone all around, quite impressive actually for the price tag. The only drawback I can see is the 16GB storage. Honestly these days given the demands of an OS and most apps, there minimum on most if not all devices should be 32GB. Of course you can always use a memory card...but still... In this case it would have been better if they charged a bit more but put in 32GB of storage...still not a bad device at all.
  • I bought the nokia 2V months ago to use as backup on Verizon. That phone is Android Go equipped. This one sounds way better. Still my 2V is just sitting in my closet getting older by the day. Im beginning to think the idea of keeping a backup makes little sense. But I agree for $168 it should have more storage.
  • I was all for a backup phone but tbh if I lose mine or break it I will end up getting a new one so makes sense to only have one.
  • No Android One with this phone, I bought my 8.1 because if Android One more than because of Nokia but Nokia's excellent track record played a part too but no Android One and only 16GB storage is big fail for the Nokia V as well as being a Verizon exclusive.
  • Ooops! Hadn't noticed that it wasn't an Android One yep, you are right, that's another strike against it.
  • Why do you think it's called budget friendly?