Depending on how old you are, you have either used a Nokia 3310 or have heard amazing stories about how it fell down from the second floor and continued to ring. Nobody even bothered to use the Nokia prefix before 3310, because everyone knew what a 3310 was. If you’re anywhere around 30 years old, you probably have fond memories of your first ever mobile, which, in all likelihood, was the Nokia 3310.
But chances are, in the last 10 years, you haven’t so much as touched a Nokia mobile. Taiwan-based Samsung and all the Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Vivo, and Realme took the smartphone market by storm, leaving the Finland-based Nokia far behind, almost forgotten.
However, the brand is looking to carve out space for itself in the market once again and has come out with some interesting options. Here are 7 good reasons to consider Nokia’s Android phones.
Timely Android updates
A study conducted late last year found that Nokia mobiles received Android updates much faster than their counterparts such as Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei. Users would like to know that not all mobile brands ensure that you have the latest version of Android OS when you pop the stick-tape of your brand new smartphone’s packaging.
According to Counterpoint Research that conducted this study, about 80% of Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei phones come with the most updated version of Android, while 96% of Nokia smartphones come with the most updated version.
Maybe it is the 3310-mindset, but users typically associate Nokia with durability. Most Nokia loyalists claim that their Nokia smartphones outlasted the Chinese phones that their peers have had over the last few years (even though Nokia’s phones today are manufactured by a different Finnish company that just licenses the Nokia brand name).
Users who intend to use their phone for two or three years rather than 8 to 12 months, might well consider Nokia for their next smartphone purchase.
It’s not Chinese
For those buyers who have security concerns with regards to Chinese products, Nokia presents a range of suitable smartphone alternatives. At least users have Nokia mobiles aside from Chinese manufacturers and are not only restricted to Apple’s expensive smartphones and India’s home-grown brands.
Good range of options
We saw at least 50 different models and versions of those models (not all smartphones, mind you) of Nokia mobiles on a survey of the phones that Nokia currently offers in India.
There is something for practically every taste, and every budget. Many smartphone manufacturers entirely ignore the part of the market that wants a phone “only for calling”, but many aged people prefer phones that are not complex.
Simplistic, classy designs
Nokia’s latest smartphones have minimalist, classy designs, which set them apart from the glitzy set. This definitely appeals to the more mature buyer.
Nokia’s latest models come with the expected dual cameras and high-resolution cameras. For example, the Nokia 8.1 comes with a dual-rear camera set-up, while the Nokia 7.2 comes with a 48MP triple-rear camera set-up, along with a 20MP front camera, that too at a price slightly above Rs 15,000.
Buyers can expect their Nokia phones to run on excellent, state-of-the-art processors. For example, the Nokia 7.2 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, while the Nokia 8.1 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. Nokia 5.3 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset.
If you want a new Nokia mobile, but are being held back by budget constraints, consider using your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to pay for your phone in easy monthly installments. Use the EMI Network Card like any other credit or debit card, and pay for the phone in easy EMIs.