Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First REVIEW: Affordable Chinese Flagship 2019

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First REVIEW: Affordable Chinese Flagship 2019

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Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First REVIEW: Affordable Chinese Flagship 2019

Most likely, you don’t know about Smartisan, but it is quite popular phone manufacturer in China. Like many other brands from China, Smartisan mobile devices are popular because of excellent specifications, affordable price and unique design.

We think if last year Smartisan had a goal to get close to Xiaomi, it would be able to do this in some months. But instead of it Smartisan released only one smartphone last year. This is not enough to compete with Xiaomi and other Chinese manufacturers.

However, yesterday Smartisan announced its new smartphone called Smartisan Nut Pro 3. It is really interesting phone, and it is already called a flagship killer. Is it really so? Let’s find out.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3: Design

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

Smartisan smartphones have always been distinctive, unlike the other Chinese phones. Smartisan Nut Pro 3 continues the tradition, but it becomes less unique. Anyway, it is a beautiful smartphone with bezel-less display and waterdrop notch.

The case is made of metal and tempered glass.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The frame of new smartphone does not look like most other phones. It has sharp edges, like the old iPhone 5/5s. Thanks to this, Smartisan Nut Pro 3 stands out against the background of competitors.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

On the back of new smartphone is located the main camera with four sensors. It also has an original design. The feature is that white color version has three camera sensors on a separate plate, while the fourth sensor is located separately.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The black and green versions have all four cameras on a black plate. It looks similar to Huawei and Xiaomi latest phones. Anyway, but the phone looks great.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

By the way, on the back of the smartphone there is LED notification light. The notifications are also displayed on the front via Always on Display.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3: Display

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The smartphone is equipped with bezel-less display. Its diagonal is 6.4-inches, Full HD+ resolution, AMOLED panel.

The screen has a wide range of colors, as well as the lowest brightness of up to 2 nits.

There is also a fingerprint scanner under the display.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3: Performance

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The powerful Snapdragon 855 Plus processor is used in new Smartisan Nut Pro 3. The smartphone will be available in three versions – 8GB of RAM and 128GB of RAM, 8GB and 256GB of RAM, and 12GB and 256GB of RAM.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The smartphone runs on Smartisan UI 7.0. It offers many new features, including Bing Bang 3.0, One Step 2.0 and Idea Pills 2.0.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3: Camera

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

As for the cameras, on the back of new smartphone there is 48MP main sensor Sony IMX586 with aperture of f/1.75.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

Also, there is 13 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor. The third and fourth sensors are 8MP and 5MP camera with macro shooting from 2cm distance.

The front camera is also excellent – it is 20MP sensor Samsung 3T1 with an aperture of f/2.0 and a pixel size of 1.8nm.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 has received several new useful camera features, such as Super Night View 2.0 and 480 fps slow motion.

By the way, the smartphone is available with two pre-installed apps NOMO and Cut-Off. They are quite popular because they offer free filters for camera and allow you to shoot simultaneous video from the rear and front cameras.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3: Battery

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The battery is not bad, because its capacity is 4000mAh. The smartphone supports 5V/3A and 9V/2A fast charging. There is support for dual SIM. The slot is located on the right side of smartphone.

On the bottom side there is USB Type-C port for charging.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The audio jack and NFC are missing.

Smartisan Nut Pro 3: Release date and price

Smartisan Nut Pro 3 First Review: A Flagship we didn't deserve

The price of Smartisan Nut Pro 3 varies depending on RAM and internal memory you choose.

  • The smartphone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory will cost you $412.
  • The version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in memory will cost $455.
  • Smartisan Nut Pro 3 with a maximum 12GB and 256GB of memory will cost $511.

Right now Smartisan Nut Pro 3 is available on sale at Chinese stores, such as JD.com, Tmall, and official Smartisan website.

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