Don't really understand all the bashing of these phones...
In terms of price/quality ratio, you're getting a good deal on either one of these.
I think Nokiah/HMD is really moving forward with this new wave of clean android smarthpones. For general users, which make up for probably 80% of everyone out there you can give them one of these and they're in the clear for the next 2 to 3 years.
Just bought the Nokia 6.1 for my wife, who's among the 80%, and she couldn't be happier.
Keep in mind, her previous smartphone was a Samsung Galaxay Grand Neo she got from her father (which is probably one of the worst devices I've ever had to give support on!). (https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_grand_neo-5958.php).
But, my point is, there is soooo much cheap crap out there, even from big brands like Samsung and in the end, for me, when you're on a budget and you can't afford the highest specs.... go for a device that has clean android and regular updates (No unnecessary bloatware!!). All these boxes are checked by the new devices from Nokia/HMD so I'll advice anyone looking for a quality budget phone to at least check these out.
These new phones are better without doubt, but I'm not impressed.
Except maybe new 5 aka 5.1. It's good offer , I think.
Have you MediaTek complainers forgot about this:
“MediaTek has partnered with Google for its GMS Express program. GMS Express is a program designed by Google to provide approved Android software solutions, including Google Mobile Services (GMS) and Google Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) certification, to device makers.”
OogWay, 30 May 2018Well, Xiaomi anniversary phone is coming. It will be much more interesting than these 3 models... moreNokia had a great first year in the market. Maybe it's not felt yet by many. These new phones offer premium build quality and design, maybe not your cup of tea but surely others are.
OogWay, 30 May 2018Well, Xiaomi anniversary phone is coming. It will be much more interesting than these 3 models... moreXiaomi is good, but Nokia is better when talking about security and major updates. :)
Geric.770, 30 May 2018I hope these phones will not be a failure when released in my country. Most people still buy S... moreThe Nokia 2.1 will sell tons for sure. Decent specs w/ great Nokia build quality. Nokia 3.1 is nice too.
Anonymous, 30 May 2018Hahaha.. These butthurt commenters are the laughing stocks.. Guess what.. Nokia is going to bu... moreTrue! Nokia is here to stay wether they like it or not. And not all people prefer samsung, iphone, etc. These xiaomi stans are it it again. Go buy them to your hearts content. Lol
ZloiYuri, 29 May 2018almost fairytale-like success story only for people who never heard about Foxconn, real develo... moreDon't spread fake news it's 2018 and info's are just a few clicks away. HMD Global (from Finland) owns the rights to use the Nokia brand. Foxxcon is the manufacturer of Nokia phones. Get your facts straight.
r33fd, 29 May 2018More useless low end. Who buys such things ?Many people buy such phones. Having been in mobile industry for nearly 2 decades, I can tell you by facts, than 90% of features/performance in the devices is never used.
Geric.770, 30 May 2018I hope these phones will not be a failure when released in my country. Most people still buy S... moreWell, Xiaomi anniversary phone is coming. It will be much more interesting than these 3 models for sure. Even the normal Redmi Note 5 looks much better than these. Nokia really need to up their games to catch up with the competitors, especially the Chinese makers.
definitely better than any phone released in past whit same price. i canot understand why new sim card wont work in old nokia phones anymore, they should be more secure than android. sad but all my purchased nokia samsung lg phones are broken. and my money getting lower and lower.
HMD's line-up seems messy this year. Alternatively they could have gone like this:
Nokia 8 Sirocco (SD 835/845)
Nokia 7 plus (SD 660)
Nokia X6 (SD 636 with notch)
Nokia 6.1 (SD 636 no notch)
Nokia 5.1 (SD 630)
Nokia 3.1 (SD 450)
Nokia 2.1 (SD 450 with smaller display and res)
Alas, HMD uses MediaTek... I also suspect that Nokia X6 is merely to try competing with Xiaomi and Asus, with their cheap SD 636 devices.
Anyway, these new phones are clearly not for tech-savvy folks. Their target consumers are those who use smartphones merely for social media and little to no games.
OogWay, 30 May 2018These are such boring phones..... Even Xiaomi ones are much more exciting than these. Not wast... moreI hope these phones will not be a failure when released in my country. Most people still buy Samsung, iPhones, and Xiaomi here. :|
None of these offerings wow me --except the Nokia 2.1 if they can get that to India, Central Asia, Africa, and South America by the tens of millions for pennies.
People out there will be well served with Stock Android, a coloured screen, a camera, and a long battery life. Again, this device is only good if they can make A LOT of them and sell them cheap for the really poor people looking to update their Symbian phones.
PS The article is wrong that Cortex A53 is more efficient than a Cortex A7. It's the other way, the Cortex A7 uses much much less power than the Cortex A53 but it is slower. The A53 has the advantage of a more modern performance and support for 64-bit Apps. However, I think these 28nm Octacore A53's need to die off. We should instead look for 14nm Seven Cortex A35's with a Single Cortex A75 DynamIQ SoC. Average cost will be almost the same, but performance increases around +70%. MediaTek come on, get on it before Qualcomm.
Hahaha.. These butthurt commenters are the laughing stocks.. Guess what.. Nokia is going to burst through the market no matter what they say.. These 5.1, 3.1 and 2.1 line up are solid and the pricing are tempting.. Remember Nokia make PHONES.. That doubles as a digital device.. The chipsets offered are more than enough for the usage.. Most importantly the tank like build quality.. Those people clamoring for more powerful chipset don't even fully make use of their own powerful phones.. Just buzz off and go buy xiaomi or whatever and complain about their quality there..
These are such boring phones..... Even Xiaomi ones are much more exciting than these. Not wasting my money on these craps.
r33fd, 29 May 2018More useless low end. Who buys such things ?people who only can afford it ... and they prefer nokia phone , not samsung or hwawei or oppo or xiaomi or other android phone