Nuu G3 in brown

Smartphones have gotten a lot more expensive in the last few years. It’s not just flagships from Samsung or Apple either. Even companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus have become less price-conscious recently.

Not so with NUU Mobile — the company is actually cutting prices. For $179 and $199, you can get the G3 and G3+ respectively — excellent hardware and performance, and the promise of an Android Pie update in the near future.

Update: Through May 27, NUU Mobile’s G3 and G3+ are even more affordable. During the promo, you’ll be able to get the G3 and G3+ for $159 and 169 respectively!

Both phones have a large 5.7-inch IPS display, which offers plenty of space to watch your favorite movies or play games. Their painted all-glass backs feature a dual layered shimmer effect that really stands out — it’s truly eye catching.

The same high-end security features you’d find on a more expensive flagship are also available on both handsets, including a fingerprint sensor and a face unlock feature.

Nuu G3 in blue

Inside, the phones have the octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor, with a clock speed of up to 2.6Ghz. There’s also plenty of memory and storage space in the NUU Mobile G3 and G3+, as both phones have 4GB of RAM, which is more than enough to run even the most memory-hungry apps.

There’s also 64GB of onboard storage, plenty for all your apps, photos, videos, and other files. The phones also support dual SIM for people who need to travel or for folks who have to have two numbers, like businesspeople or students studying abroad.

Unlike most budget phones, the G3 and G3+ don’t cut corners with the camera. Both phones have two rear cameras; a 13MP main sensor, and a 5MP secondary sensor for recording depth information. This configuration lets you create some excellent portrait photos with bokeh effects in the background. The front camera is also a 13MP snapper for taking excellent selfie images.

The main difference between the two phones comes down to battery size. The NUU Mobile G3 has a 3,000mAh battery, which should offer plenty of battery life for nearly anyone. However, if you want to extend the battery life to over a day, the NUU Mobile G3+ uses a massive 4,000mAh battery.

The NUU Mobile G3 and G3+ no doubt offer some excellent hardware, but let’s not forget the software.

NUU G3 in red

While phones in the price range of the NUU Mobile G3 and G3+ rarely get major software updates, both will get the big Android 9 Pie upgrade sometime in the near future. That means those phones will benefit from all of the Pie improvements and features added by Google, including adaptive brightness for the screen, better battery controls to help you extend your battery life and much more.

Keep in mind that the Pie update on both phones will disable the phones’ NFC features, but the company wants to give you the choice of keeping those functions if you really want them. Therefore, NUU Mobile will have a page on its website where NUU Mobile G3 and G3+ owners can opt-in to the Pie update when it launches.

Even with the current software build, you get a near stock Android experience that’s fast, fluid, and free of unnecessary bloat. That’s in stark contrast to many other budget devices in this price range.

If you find another phone with stock-like software and comparable specs, expect to not only pay more, but make a few other compromises too. A great example of this is the newly-released Moto G7. The G3 and G3+ offer many of the same core specs as the G7, with an upgrade to camera resolution, RAM, storage, and design materials — all while costing less!

The NUU Mobile G3 is now just $179.99 ($159 through May 27 only), and you can purchase it in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Tiger’s Eye Brown from NUU Mobile’s website. The NUU Mobile G3+, with its bigger 4,000mAh battery, costs just $20 more than the standard G3 at $199.99 ($169 through May 27 only) and comes in Onyx Black.

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