Nokia 3 put through scratch, bend and fire tests, emerges mostly unscathed

“The Nokia 3 gets a good rating on the durability test”

Nokia has a reputation of making some highly durable phones. In the past, we have heard reports about a Nokia 301 taking a bullet and save a man’s life in Afghanistan. However, now that Nokia’s phone’s division is operating under HMD Global, can we expect the company to offer the same level of durability? Well… apparently we can to some level as the budget Nokia 3 (first impressions) smartphone survived a bend, scratch and fire test, for the most part.


The YouTuber JerryRigsEverything conducted the tests. As seen in the video, he first started off scratching the handset’s display, which survived to some level thanks to Gorilla Glass protection. The glass on the front managed to protect the camera and capacitive buttons, which didn’t get any scratches.

The rear of the Nokia 3 is made out of plastic, which was easy to scratch in the test. The plastic camera lens is also prone to serious scratches. The side of the phone and buttons are made of metal, and while scratching the sides, the YouTuber found the paint falls off easily. When put to the fire test, the phone’s display does turn black quickly, but thanks to the IPS panel, it was able to recover soon after.

Finally, the Nokia 3 survived the ultimate bend test from both sides, without serious damage. Overall, the YouTuber gives the Nokia 3 a good rating on the durability test.

Key Specs

Nokia 3
MediaTek MT6737 | 2 GBProcessor
5.0 inches Display
8 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
2630 mAh Battery
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Rs. 8,588.00
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