Smartisan is a Chinese OEM not many would have heard of outside China, and still, their new smartphones succeed in gathering high interest among a certain section of consumers across the globe. The inconspicuous brand, which is yet to set its feet outside Mainland China, may release very few smartphones; one every year to be precise, but all their devices come with a unique design with an intricate attention towards details.
The all-new Smartisan Nut 3 is no different. It is the latest smartphone from the Beijing based brand and has been placed in the mid-range segment.
Going with the new smartphone design trends, the Smartisan Nut 3 features a tri-bezel less design. Unlike some of its mid-range competitors like the Oppo F7 or the Vivo V9, the Smartisan Nut 3 doesn’t have an iPhone X like notch above the display. Instead, it follows a design language incepted by Xiaomi with its original Mi MIX. The Smartisan Nut 3, however, doesn’t feature any fancy tech like the Piezo Electric based earpiece as seen in the Mi MIX. On the contrary, it has a standard earpiece above the display and features a fingerprint sensor along with a front camera at the bottom.
The placement of the selfie shooter just beside the front mounted fingerprint sensor, isn’t a great design decision, especially in the ergonomic terms of view. It would result in oil and smudge marks all over the camera, that would come from the finger while unlocking the device. So, users would need to keep a microfiber cloth in handy while using the selfie shooter.
One of the main highlighting features of the Smartisan Nut 3 is its 7.16mm slim profile. Smartisan has succeeded in making the smartphone so slim, despite packing in a large 4,000mAh battery inside. The device apparently features an all-metal unibody design with a layer of glass on top.
Smartisan Nut 3 Specifications
- 5.99 inch Full HD+ (2,160 x 1,080p) In-Cell Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor with Adreno GPU
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 32GB/64GB/128GB Internal Storage + Up to 256GB External Storage (microSD card)
- Dual 13MP Rear Camera with AI-supported noise reduction and dual LED flash
- 8MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor, Face Unlock, Mobile Payments Support (WeChat, AliPay)
- 4,000mAh Battery with Quick Charge 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
- Android Oreo 7.1.2 with Smartisan OS 4.x
- Colors: Red Wine, Carbon Black, Light Gold
- Smartisan Nut 3 Price and Availability
The Smartisan Nut 3 comes in three color options namely Red Wine, Carbon Black and Light Gold. It runs on a dated build of Android, Nougat 7.1.2 to be precise. However, the mid-range comes with Smartisan OS 4.x on top of the Android. It will be available in three storage variants – 32GB,64GB and 128GB – at 1,299 Yuan ($205/Rs 13,400), 1,599 Yuan ($253/Rs 16,500) and 1,999 Yuan ($315/Rs 20,800) respectively.