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Fly Nimbus 3 (2015)

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Spreadtrum SC7731G
Mali-400 MP2
512 MB / 4 GB
5 inch (480 x 854 px)
5 MP, 2587 x 1793 px

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5 inch TFT display, a Spreadtrum SC7731G chipset, and 512 MB of RAM.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Fly Nimbus 3 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Fly Nimbus 3 specifications

BrandFly
NameNimbus 3
ModelFS501
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.24 oz
Dimensions5.73 x 2.86 x 0.39 inch
Colorsblack
SIM typeMicro SIM, Mini SIM

The weight of the Fly Nimbus 3 is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCSpreadtrum SC7731G
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2
PerformanceAnTuTu v9: 22592

The Fly Nimbus 3 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices. AnTuTu measures and evaluates the performance of different hardware components of a device.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeTFT
Screen size5 inch
Resolution480 x 854 px
Multitouch supportyes

This 5 inch smartphone comes with a TFT display. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM512 MB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

512 MB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Nimbus 3 (4 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera5 MP, 2587 x 1793 px
FlashLED
Selfie cameraVGA

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Nimbus 3 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands900 / 1800
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv2.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are much slower. The Nimbus 3 supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Nimbus 3 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The Nimbus 3 has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

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Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

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Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Fly phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • weak performance
  • TFT display
  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • lack of autofocus
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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