There was a time when if you didn’t have a Nokia phone, there was something wrong with you. The popularity and exceptional quality of the devices was so great (it is believed that there are about 3310s left with three bars of battery life) that the Finnish mobile company dominated the market and turned the company into a truly global colossus.
However, Nokia’s failure to adapt to the future of a smartphone and the adoption of the Windows mobile operating system instead of Android was the ultimate deathblow that faded the brand into obscurity and lost the remarkable luster it once possessed. Since then, the mobile phone brand has been sold to Microsoft, shut down and eventually bought by another Finnish mobile phone manufacturer in the form of HMD, which wants to make better use of the Nokia brand (despite the fact that Nokia still exists independently of the company). ).
Since then, it has been a slow climb to try to bring the Nokia name back to the forefront of mobile technology. However, it is making progress, especially in terms of more budget, and now HMD is back with a new line of Nokia phones.
Nokia’s new line-up includes six devices in three series within the X series, consisting of the X10 and X20. The top models are followed by the G series G10 and G20, and finally there is the entry-level C10 and C20 from the C series. However, one thing that sets these phones apart from their rivals is that HMD supports the phones with three years of OS and security updates, with the X series even getting a full three year warranty on the device – more than most of the market. is willing to offer and it is good to see a manufacturer thinking beyond the typical two-year cycle, which will eventually have to be replaced by devices with a longer lifespan.
At the top comes the X series with a 6.67-inch 1080p display, with a hole in the top center for the 32-megapixel selfie camera with four rear cameras, a 64-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide, a 2 megapixel depth camera and a 2 megapixel macro. A little over the top, but unfortunately a reality for many smart devices with so many rear lenses. The phone comes with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage, a 4470 mAh battery and runs Android out of the box as standard. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and there is also a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left. The only difference between the X20 and X10 is in the available memory with the cheaper X10 with only 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space, a 48 megapixel main camera and 8 megapixel selfie camera. Pricing for the Xq0 starts at $ 370 and $ 415 for the X20.
The G series has less power with a MediaTek G35 processor, 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of expandable storage, but offers improved battery performance with a battery of 5,050 mAh. It comes with a smaller 6.5 inches with a screen resolution of just 720p. It offers an 8-megapixel in-notch selfie camera with a further four rear cameras: a 48-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide, a 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The G10 replaces the ultra-wide camera, a gig of RAM and halves the available storage, but costs just $ 165, compared to the $ 190 for the G20, although both are fantastic value for money for what you get.
Perhaps the most exciting is actually the C Series, though not for the features but the price, with the C10 for just $ 90 and the C20 for $ 105. They are budget phones in the truest sense of the word with a Unisoc SC7331e, respectively. and Unisoc SC9863a processor, 1 or 2 GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB and removable 3000 mAh batteries. Both phones feature a single 5-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera and run on Google’s lightweight Go edition of Android 11.
These are for a line of phones that will scare off the big manufacturers in any way with exciting features, but it offers incredible value for money and if they combine that with exceptional quality, they could certainly take a bigger chunk of the market and try to bring the Nokia name back to the forefront of the mobile market.
Last updated: April 12, 2021