Nokia is back in town with new models

I always loved Nokia. My first phone was a Nokia 3210 and that phone still holds the title for perfectly designed buttons for typing. No other phone felt so comfortable in my hand, nor did any other allow for me to send sneaky texts underneath the school desk to avoid detection.

I’m pleased to hear that Nokia is making an appearance again. It has been previously killed off by the Microsoft and resurrected by a startup HMD  from Finnland, which acquired the rights to the Nokia phones brand.

The initial line-up currently includes 4 models:

Nokia 6

Nokia6 Copper - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereThe most expensive of the bunch.  The 5.5 FHD screen is surrounded by a metal that took 55 min to produce. The device sports dual speakers and 8/16MP cameras. Nokia promises software support and regular updates. Available with a single/dual SIM variants. A MicroSD card expansion is also available. Comes with the global retail price of €229. In addition to this, a 4GB RAM version is available as a premium model with more premium price tag: €299. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper.

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Nokia 5

Nokia 5 Tempered Blue Front - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereA smaller sibling with a 5.2” FHD screen and 8/13MP cameras.  while it comes with unimpressive 16GB internal storage, an expansion slot is also available. The phone comes with dual SIM support. Shame to see only 2 GB RAM. Priced at €189. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper

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Nokia 3

Nokia 3 Silver White Front 700px - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereThe budget option comes with 16GB storage,  8/8MP cameras and also MicroSD support. The phone comes with dual SIM support. The device comes with 2GB RAM. Priced: €139. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White.

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Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310 WarmRed 2 - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereI guess we are in for the treat. While this is hardly a competitor to any mobile on the market, it sparked enough interest to carry a bulk of the marketing campaign for the upcoming models.  People loved the original 3310 due to incredible, sub bullet-proof design. Apart from a nostalgia and marketing tractor, I could totally see this as a ‘festival device’ or a hiking emergency phone. A preferred phone, when a battery charge and durability is more important than the smartphone functionality. The 3310 offers 31 days of standby time. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.

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We have reached out to Nokia and are hoping to get a hands-on experience on new Nokia devices. Do you think the return of Nokia heralds a new era for android?  Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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5 thoughts on “Nokia is back in town with new models

  • Avatar of JRDEMASKUS
    February 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I think I want my “emergency” phone to take standard batteries I could buy anywhere. A phone that resides in a “go bag” or glovebox, and doesn’t need to be recharged every few months.
    Otherwise, I find I still want the full feature set of my smartphone, whenever I think about having a “spare” phone to “travel” or “event” with.
    There are plenty of “full featured” used phones available for cheap, you can lose or soak, but I think I still want the one that takes a 9 volt battery in the “emergency kit”.

    • Avatar of NotEnoughTECH
      February 28, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Realistically speaking number of ’emergency’ trips that we have no time to pack or prepare for is probably next to 0. Since most phones charge in an hour or so – this would be sufficient. While not equipped with any smart technology, if new 3310 takes anything from original’s legacy I hope it would be the durability.
      Fully featured phones are useless in remote areas due to lack of the data coverage. Trying to open anything with sub 3G data connections results in timeouts.
      In short, if one is heading where an emergency situation may happen, an hour long packing and planning is more than advisable.

      • Avatar of JRDEMASKUS
        March 1, 2017 at 12:43 am

        Honestly, I have never had an emergency, so I would probably be at a loss and unprepared if I ever had one. Most likely, charging a spare phone would not be an option or even considered. If there is no power available…there might be some batteries around.
        The one time I was traveling and my phone died unexpectedly, “burned” out, I was with the family and there were 3 other phones available.
        A real Emergency phone doesn’t need data or a cellular plan, it can just call 911 when needed, assuming it has a charge after sitting in the glove box or first aid kit for a year or more.
        (SpareOne Emergency Phone, uses 2 AA batteries. Obsolete now that 2G service has been shutdown?)
        If I am going mudding at Woodstock, I am regrettably not bringing my new flagship phone. I have or can get a full feature “disposable” device rather easy.
        I expect this Nokia 3310 offering is targeted at nostalgic Nokia fans and emerging markets, not emergency kits.
        The other devices are more interesting to me, and look reasonably priced. Hope the company can put some worthy devices in our hands.

          • Avatar of JRDEMASKUS
            March 2, 2017 at 9:31 am

            I think I dismissed that Sterno option as rather extreme. If I start backpacking again, I would buy a solar charger.
            I actually bought a phone battery charger that uses standard batteries. Didn’t even open the pkg, just stuffed it in a Go bag.

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