Hands-on Review: Walton Primo NX3 – a solid mid-ranger, with a stunning display

Recently a mid-ranger from Walton hit the market namely Walton Primo NX3. The new comer is equipped with 64 bit 1.3 GHz Octa Core processor and Mali T720 GPU along with high speed 2GB of RAM that allows you to run most pretentious apps & games more fluidly. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and there is a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display to give you the amazing viewing experience. The built-in storage is quoted at 16GB with the option for expansion via microSD.
Pricing at BDT 16,490 the Primo NX3 comes with a 3150mAh Li-Polymer Battery, moreover there is Extreme Power Saving mode in it which will take you couple of hours with 10% charge only! There is also a 13MP primary camera on the back is paired with a single-LED flash and professional camera mode, while the selfie shooter is a 5MP unit.Dear readers, now it’s time to explore the detailed review of Walton Primo NX3 and I am telling you whether you should go for it or not.
Primo NX3 review
As like our previous reviews the Hands-on Review of Walton Primo NX3 covers the following–

  • Specs Synopsis
  • Unboxing
  • Design & Build Quality
  • Operating System
  • Display & User Interface
  • Hardware
  • Camera Performance
  • Audio and Video
  • Connectivity
  • Gaming Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Benchmark
  • Pricing
  • Final Thoughts

Key specs of Primo NX3:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1.3 GHz Octa Core Processor
  • MT6753 chipset and Mali T720 GPU
  • 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 5MP Front Snapper
  • 3150 mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • USB Type-C
  • Dual SIM
  • LTE support

Primo NX3 review

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Super AMOLED Display
  • Decent Camera Performance
  • Lot of Camera Settings & Modes
  • LTE support
  • USB Type-C
  • LTE support

Cons:

  • Slower clock speed of CPU

Unboxing:

Primo NX3 comes with a decent packaging includes-

  • USB Type-C Data Cable
  • Charging Adapter
  • Earphone
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Primo NX3 Unboxing

Design & Build Quality:

The Walton Primo NX3 follows the established blueprint for most mid-range phones nowadays – an aluminum frame with lovingly chamfered edges, curved corners and a removable back. The front part of the phone are a little HTC-like, with grey strips of plastic on the top and the chin of the device breaking up the monolithic look of the display.
Primo NX3 hands-on review Design
The phone uses physical capacitive keys for navigation. Bezel sizes aren’t too bad, though the phone is a little tall, at 155mm. As far as physical buttons and ports go, both the power button and volume rocker is on the right of the phone. The Primo NX3 uses a USB Type-C connector for data and charging. The 3.5mm jack is on the top.
Primo NX3 hands-on review Build Quality
Primo NX3 uses a removable, glossy back and there are three color variants available – dark blue, white and gold.
Primo NX3 hands-on review Color

Operating System

The Primo NX3 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo OS on top, in its 3.1 iteration.
Primo NX3 review OS

Display & User Interface:

Coming to the display, Primo NX3 has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning HD screen resolution which counts 1280 x 720 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers HIGH DEFINITION viewing for movies along with other multimedia experience. Viewing angles is also spectacular.
Primo NX3 hands-on review

Let’s have a look into the User Interface of Walton Primo NX3-
Primo NX3 User Interface
You also have the chance to create your own theme to personalize your device.
Primo NX3 Theme

Hardware:

The Primo NX3 is powered by the Mediatek MT6753 chipset with 1.3 GHz octa-core processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU. This enables apps to open quickly and web pages load easily, additionally, it provides much more multi-tasking capabilities thanks to the Octa-Core processor.

Primo NX3 Chipset

The Primo NX3 is packed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM while the storage can be expanded up to 64GB.
Primo NX3 Memory

Camera Performance:

The Walton Primo NX3 comes with a 13MP rear camera to capture your unforgettable moments. With an ultra fast 0.3 second focus and 0.4 second shooting process, this camera delivers quality image that is handy to capture in a tarnished condition.The f2.0 aperture allows light to enter to the sensor, providing more brightness to your photos. There is also Full HD 1080p video recording facility. Various camera settings like Exposure Compensation, White Balance Presets, Shutter Speed Control, ISO Balance, Manual Focusing etc are available. Moreover Primo NX3 has different Shooting Modes i.e. Professional Camera Mode, Face Beauty, Magic Focus, Take Anytime, HDR, Panorama, Smart Scene, Night Mode, Ultra Pixel Mode

Let’s have a look on the Camera interface of Primo NX3-
Primo NX3 review Camera Settings and Interface
Pictures shot in daylight looked really good with accurate colour reproduction and great detail. With the Ultra Pixel function you can capture images at 64MP resolution by stitching around 5 images through the Ultra Pixel Mode.
Primo NX3 review Camera Sample
Primo NX3 review Camera Sample 2
Primo NX3 review Camera Sample 3

5MP front camera guarantees crystal-clear selfies and to make video calls at any time. Both front and rear camera captures brighter images in low light conditions because of having BSI sensor.
Primo NX3 review Front Camera Sample

Audio and Video

There is DTS Sound System in the Primo NX3, that’s why the audio output is clean. Plugging in a pair of headphones has a rather disastrous effect on stereo quality with crosstalk rising to very high levels.
Primo NX3 audio review
Because of Super AMOLED display the viewing angle of Video is pretty good.
Primo NX3 video review

Connectivity:

In terms of connectivity, the Primo NX3 has Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth V4, Type- C USB 2.0, OTG, Wireless Display Sharing, Hot Knot, WLAN Hotspot, OTA.

Gaming Performance:

Primo NX3 holds 64 bit powerful true octa-core processor and Mali T720 GPU which ensures higher graphic speed so that you can enjoy High Definition games easily. The gaming experience is much more enjoyable due to the gigantic 5.5 inch screen.
Primo NX3 Gaming review N-O-V-A-2-HD-FPS
Primo NX3 Gaming review Megapolish

Battery Life:

The most important in a smartphone is Battery. Even with a stunning hardware and features, if we got a poor battery there is no use in having such a Smartphone. Walton Primo NX3 comes with a large 3150 mAh Li-Polymer battery. With a single charge the device can give you around 8 hours browsing time or you may enjoy HD video for about 8-9 hours.
Primo NX3 Battery Life
If you do find yourself outside without a powerbank, the Walton Primo NX3 does have the extremely useful Extreme Mode feature that can extend your phone’s life significantly and it will allow you to run your device for few hours with just 10% charge in the battery.
Primo NX3 Battery Extreme Power Saving Mode

Benchmark:

In our AnTuTu tests the phone scored 36,571 while GFXBench results in 616 (single-core) and 2731(multi-core).
Primo NX3 review Antutu Benchmark Score

The phone has also been tested through the Nenamark, while it scored 57.7
Primo NX3 review Nenamark Score

Special Features:

Following can be specified as the special features of Primo NX3:

  • HotKnot
  • USB Type-C
  • Professional Camera Mode
  • Ultra Pixel Mode
  • Smart Gesture
  • 4G support

Primo NX3 Pedometer and Barometer sensor

Pricing:

Well configured Primo NX3 costsBDT 16,490, considering the specs the pricing is good.
Primo NX3 Price

Final Thoughts:

The Walton Primo NX3 has great specs and a decent design, the most remarkable feature is its stunning HD Super AMOLED display. It really embodies the soul of luxury and monarchy. Measuring only 7.4 mm this and with its stunning design, it will charm anyone who lays eyes on it.
Primo NX3 hands-on review
Dear readers, should you go for the Primo NX3? Well, let me clear this.
The Walton Primo NX3, in my opinion has found the perfect middle ground that balances a mid-range budget with mid-range specs. Don’t forget to put down your valuable opinion/queryin the comment box.

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