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Apple iPhone 11
Nokia 3.1 (2018)
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Apple iPhone 11 (2019) vs Nokia 3.1 (2018/2019)

Analysis:

The Apple iPhone 11 is an exemplary product and sets the bar for all other Smartphones at the $680 budget.

The Nokia 3.1 (2018), however, is merely passable for its price. We suggest taking a look at some better options if you're considering buying a Smartphone in the $230 range.

The Apple iPhone 11 impressed reviewers from many highly trusted sources, including Wirecutter (NYTimes), Tom's Guide, CNET, PCmag, and Digital Camera World. It performed great in their Smartphone roundups - it was named "Top Pick" by Wirecutter (NYTimes), "The best big, cheap iPhone" by Tom's Guide, and "Best midtier iPhone" by CNET. That's high praise from sources that conduct in-depth hands-on testing.

Moving on to the Nokia 3.1 (2018): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Android Central, Expert Reviews, slashgear.com, Techradar, GSMArena, and Wirecutter (NYTimes), enough for them to include them on those lists.

When we thoroughly analyzed their review scores, we learned that all of the sources that tested both Smartphones, including Expert Reviews, Techradar, slashgear.com, Lifewire, GSMArena, and Digitaltrends, preferred the Apple iPhone 11 over the Nokia 3.1 (2018).

We also took a look at which sources they managed to impress the most. The Apple iPhone 11 was liked best by camerajabber.com, which gave it a score of 10, while the Nokia 3.1 (2018) got its highest, 7, score from Android Central.

Lastly, in order to better compare them to their competition, we averaged out their review scores and found that the Apple iPhone 11 got received considerably better than the majority of other Smartphones - it earned an average of 8.8 out of 10 points, compared to the 7.5 overall rating of other Smartphones - while the Nokia 3.1 (2018) performed worse than most of its competitors, with its average review score of 5.7.

It's worth keeping in mind, however, that a direct Apple iPhone 11 vs. Nokia 3.1 (2018) comparison might not be realistic since they're priced differently and some sources have a tendency to review more expensive products better than cheaper ones.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
CNET
Tom's Guide
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
PCmag
DXOMARK
Digital Camera World
Notebookcheck.net
GSMArena
AVForums
Tech Advisor
Tech. Specs Comparison
Apple iPhone 11
$699
Nokia 3.1 (2018)
$219
Operating System
iOS
Android
Screen size
6.1 (inches)
5.2 (inches)
Below average expert review score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPhones in 2020: Which iPhone should you buy?” 
Last updated: 10 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best prepaid phones of 2020” 
Last updated: 21 Jun 2020
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Smartphones” 
Last updated: 12 May 2020
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Bigger-Screen iOS
in “The Best Phones for Seniors” 
Last updated: 1 May 2020
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.7 out of 10
in “Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones” 
Last updated: a month ago
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPhone 2020: Ranking all the top iPhones from Apple” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPhone 2020: which Apple phone is the top choice for you?” 
Last updated: 17 days ago
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best phone deals UK: Snap up a cheap tariff on top smartphones ahead of Black Friday” 
Last updated: 8 Nov 2019
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best waterproof phone 2020” 
Last updated: 7 days ago
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for iOS
in “Best Gaming Phones in 2020” 
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020
TechSpot
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.8 out of 10
in “The Best Smartphones 2020” 
Last updated: 25 days ago
Gadget Review
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPhones in 2020 (September Reviews)” 
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best big phones of 2020: Top phablets 6 inches or larger” 
Last updated: 14 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best T-Mobile phones of 2020” 
Last updated: 13 Jun 2020
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Which iPhone Should I Get?” 
Last updated: 12 May 2020
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for More Affordable iOS
in “The Best Camera Phones” 
Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best smartphone 2020” 
Last updated: 7 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best business smartphones in 2020” 
Last updated: 25 Aug 2020
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 14
in “Best phone 2020: The 14 best smartphones available right now” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best phones in 2020: The top smartphones rated” 
Last updated: 22 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best Verizon phone for 2020” 
Last updated: 31 May 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best phone in the US for 2020: the top 15 smartphones we've tested” 
Last updated: 21 Aug 2020
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best iPhone 2020” 
Last updated: 17 Jul 2020
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “All the hardware you need to play Apple Arcade games” 
Last updated: 12 Mar 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The best waterproof phones in 2020” 
Last updated: 11 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best unlocked phone in the US: 10 smartphones with no contract” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2019
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 10 out of 10
in “Best big phone 2020” 
Last updated: 21 Aug 2020
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best AT&T phones of 2020: Apple, Samsung and more compared” 
Last updated: 15 Feb 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The iPhone 11 Pro's best features for less
in “Best Metro by T-Mobile phones” 
Last updated: 25 Aug 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #7 out of 10
in “Best camera phone 2020: our picks for the best smartphone cameras right now” 
Last updated: 20 Aug 2020
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best midtier iPhone
in “The best phone to buy for 2020” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #8 out of 9
in “Best unlocked phones in 2020” 
Last updated: 21 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best phone camera for under $700
in “The best camera phone for 2020” 
Last updated: a month ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #15 out of 15
in “Best phone battery life in 2020: The longest lasting smartphones” 
Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best iPhones” 
Last updated: 5 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The best July sales and deals 2020 — it's Summer Savings week on Tom's Guide” 
Last updated: 10 Jul 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best after Christmas sales of 2019” 
Last updated: 26 Dec 2019
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Budget Android Phones” 
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020

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