- The G22 is the first Nokia smartphone designed for repair.
- Nokia claims that its C32 has the highest picture quality ever on its C-series device.
- Nokia C22 offers more durability than the previous generation.
Nokia phone maker – HMD Global – had some announcements to share at MWC 2023 today. It unveiled three new budget phones: two in the C series line and one in the G series.
The new phones are the Nokia C22, C32 and G22. Each phone seems to have a distinct feature; The G22 is all about repairability, the C32 is all about image quality, and the C22 is all about durability. Here is a quick breakdown of each device.
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Starting with the Nokia G22, HMD says the phone is designed with repairability at its core. To achieve this mission, Nokia has teamed up with the global repair community iFixit. This partnership gives users access to affordable repair guides and repair parts to fix damaged screens, bad batteries, and bent charging ports.
Home fitness kits will be available for £5 from iFixit.com. Replacement parts will also be available from iFixit, including batteries, displays and charging ports for £22.99, £44.99 and £18.99 respectively.
Additionally, HMD says this model comes with two years of major OS updates, three years of security updates, and a three-year warranty. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the more expensive variant offers 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. You’ll also get to choose between Meteor Gray and Lagoon Blue colors.
Other notable features include Unisoc T606 processor, 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen, 50MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear camera system, IP52 rating, 5050mAh battery with 20W wired charging speeds, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Next up is the C32, which supposedly has the highest image quality ever in a Nokia C-series phone. It has a 50MP camera that HMD says is enhanced with advanced imaging algorithms. A 2MP macro sensor joins this camera.
The company also boasts that the C32 has “the most customized software yet for the modern smartphone experience.”
Unlike the G22, this phone gets three colors, which are Charcoal, Autumn Green, and Beach Pink. It will also be available in two configurations: 2GB/64GB or 3GB/64GB.
The C32 also brings an unnamed 1.6GHz octa-core processor, a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD panel, a 5,000mAh battery with 10W wire speeds, an IP52 rating, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The last phone from the ad is the Nokia C22. This device takes the durability category, with HMD claiming it outperforms the competition in free-fall tests. The C22 has an IP52 rating – see our article to learn more about IP ratings. In addition to the 2.5D screen glass, metal body, and polycarbonate design, the phone houses a 13MP main camera and a 2MP macro lens.
Nokia C22 shares some features with G32 such as chipset, display, battery, charging speed, and IP52 rating. However, the side fingerprint scanner gives way to a rear sensor.
The Nokia C22 comes with Android 13 (Go edition) and is available in Midnight Black or Sand. Similar to the C32, you can choose between 2GB/64GB or 3GB/64GB of memory and storage.
Price and availability
If you’re looking to buy one of these phones yourself, the G22 is expected to be available in the UK on March 8 for £149.99 (roughly $179). You’ll be able to get it from Nokia.com/phones, but it’ll also be available from HMD’s subscription service for £9 a month with a one-off £30 setup fee. The C32 and C22 will also be available on Nokia’s website for £129.99 (US$155) and £109.99 (US$131) respectively. However, these phones won’t launch until the spring.