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Nokia has a limited portfolio of smartphones.And this year it has particularly been laying low with launches.We’ve seen a few launches such as the Nokia 9 PureView, the Nokia 4.2, and Nokia X71, but nothing very interesting in the upper-midrange segment aside from that.Now, according to an exclusive report by Mysmartprice, Nokia might be getting ready to out a pop-up camera phone with a 32MP selfie shooter called Nokia 8.2.The handset is supposed to come preloaded with Android Q which means we might see a launch after August when Google will kick off the stable phase of Android 10.0.Also, the other tidbit is that the handset will be equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
My initial review unit suffered from constant stutters and freezes that made using the phone a hair-pulling affair.The Nokia 4.2 doesn’t resemble a budget phone.I recommend going for the Pink Sand option over black.It’s much more attractive, and helps the phone stand out.It’s ideal to carry just one cable that can charge anything.My favorite feature is the power button, which glows when you receive notifications.
HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded smartphones, announced that it is moving the storage of user data to Google Cloud servers located in Finland, to ease concerns about data security.The phone maker announced the move in the context of its new partnership with CGI, a consulting firm that specialises in data collection and analytics, and Google Cloud, which will provide HMD Global with its machine learning technologies.The new models, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 2.2, will be the first ones to have the user data stored in the Google Cloud servers in Hamina, southern Finland.Older models that will be eligible for upgrading to Android Q will move the storage to Finland at the upgrade, expected to take place from late 2019 to early 2020.HMD Global commits to two years’ OS upgrades and three years’ security upgrades to its products.HMD Global claims the move will support its target to be the first Android OEMs to bring OS updates to its users, and to improve its compliance with European security measures and legislation, including GDPR.
HMD Global wants its Nokia users to feel a little more secure when it comes to their data.To that end, the company announced it is partnering with Google Cloud and consultancy firm CGI to move data like phone activation data and device performance data to the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland.The data will begin being stored in Finland starting with the new Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 2.2, after which data from previous devices will be stored in Hamina after Android Q is released to the public.Nokia anticipates that all the data will have been migrated to Finland in 2020.Previously, user data from Nokia phones was stored in HMD Global servers in Singapore, which was managed by Amazon Web Services.“Google Cloud and CGI were natural choices to be our strategic cloud partners thanks to our pre-existing close collaborations with them, which ensures that we’re implementing our leading data security and analytics technology at a global level.
Netflix is one of the more expensive video streaming services available, costing as much as $16 per month.You could do a lot with that money including saving it for a rainy day or buying a new smartphone like the Nokia 4.2, Moto G7 Power, or Samsung Galaxy A30, just to name a few.With a little bit of time, effort, and creativity, you don’t have to spend a dime to watch the latest Netflix shows and movies.The first one when I signed up for the service for the first time and the second one a few months later, thanks to a promo email sent to me by Netflix.To get Netflix for free for a longer period of time without having to sign up for a free trial every month, you’ll have to be super nice to friends and family who are already paying for the service.You can also make separate profiles that let you create your own list of movies and TV shows you want to watch, set a language preference, and get personalized recommendations.
HMD Nokia is expanding the breadth of its smartphone lineup in the US today with the launch of the Nokia 3.1 A for AT and the Nokia 3.1 C for Cricket.The Nokia 3.1 A is the company’s first phone for AT’s network since HMD relaunched the brand in 2016, while the 3.1 C joins the larger 3.1 Plus from earlier this year on Cricket’s network.Targeted at the entry-level of the market, the phones are essentially identical in terms of specs and features.They have 5.45-inch, 720 pixel wide displays; 8-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash and 1080p video capture; 5-megapixel front cameras; 2,990mAh batteries that Nokia says is good for two days of battery life; Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processors with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with support for microSD card expansion.Interestingly, the Nokia 3.1 devices both have USB Type-C charging ports, unlike the recently released Nokia 4.2, which despite being higher-end and more expensive, uses Micro USB.Much like the rest of Nokia’s lineup, the big differentiator for the 3.1 A and 3.1 C is the software running on them.
This same experience can happen with smartphones, though you shouldn’t eat your phone.This more reasonable price results in a phone that’s made out of plastic, and has hardware that’s a little more sluggish to use than you’d expect from a flagship phone.Surprisingly, for less than $200 you can find phones that look and feel like a more costly device, built with glass and featuring the latest Android 9 Pie software, or with a big, bright screen that’s suited for watching movies and TV shows.I was surprised by the breadth of options available for under $200, so I checked out three phones to get a sense of what your money gets you: the $189 Nokia 4.2, the $179 Coolpad Legacy, and the $199 Rokit IO 3D.These three phones run the spectrum of what you can get in this price range, whether that’s a big, bright screen, sleek design and software, or forward-looking features that may turn out to be more gimmick than utility.This phone is part of Google’s Android One program, which succeeds in bringing a less demanding version of the Google Pixel’s software to affordable phones, with the latest security and feature updates in tow.
Nokia is bringing a cheap as chips smartphone to the UK high street with its Nokia 4.2 that claims to have it all and more for just £150.Available in Black and Pink Sand, the selling point - apart from the tiny price tag - is the fact that it has Google Assistant and "the latest smartphone innovations" like a dual-rear camera, biometric face unlock, its Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core chipset, and that it's powered by Android Pie 9."In the UK, we have seen a huge increase in people using home assistants to make their busy lives easier.We wanted to bring all the same functionality and benefits at the push of a button with the Nokia 4.2," Sarah Edge, said HMD Global general manager UK and Ireland."We know that Brits love the latest digital experiences so we’ve packed in everything you need and more into this compact sized, affordable smartphone, including a dual depth-sensing rear camera for perfect portrait shots and a modern pinhole notched display.”The 13MP camera has a bokeh, and low-light HDR mode for "more light, less noise, bolder colours and greater dynamic range," although we'd have to give it a whirl ourselves to see how good it is for a handset that's just under £150.
HMD Global has laid out its aims to be your workplace smartphone partner as its Nokia phones pass a signficiant landmark.The company can now count 14 of its devices in the Android Enterprise Recommended program - more than any other vendor - after the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 gained Google's official thumbs-up.Google launched the Android Enterprise Recommended programme in 2018 to make picking a top device for work easier.Every device in the program meets the company's hardware, software and lifecycle support requirements needed to offer a good user experience and businesses can safely select it knowing it has met the standards required for an enterprise device.HMD Global wants Nokia smartphones to be in the enterprise once again“There is a huge range of device options for enterprises, and so selecting the right device(s) for your business can often feel like a challenging task," Andrej Sonkin, General Manager of Enterprise, HMD Global, told TechRadar Pro.
HMD Global’s Nokia 4.2, which the company announced back in February, is available to pre-order now in the US for $189, and will start shipping in mid-May.Beyond its mid-range specs and Android One software, the Nokia 4.2 features an interesting take on a dedicated voice assistant button.Pressing it once will wake Google Assistant like you’d expect it to, but you also have the option of pressing it twice to bring up Google’s visual snapshot, or holding it to have the voice assistant listen to your voice command indefinitely.Considering the budget price tag, the Nokia 4.2’s specs are modest.It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, and it’s got a 3,000 mAh battery.On the back is a dual-lens 13-megapixel camera, while on the front you get a 5.71-inch 720 x 1520 notched display.
Much of the attention in smartphone news these days is unsurprisingly poured on high-end and expensive phones like the Galaxy S10, the Huawei P30, and especially the Galaxy Fold.Some just need a solid and reliable mobile companion that won’t break their wallet.Fortunately, HMD Global is bringing the Nokia 4.2 to the US exactly for that purpose.If you simply look at the hardware or even the design, the Nokia 4.2 will hardly impress.The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, at least one of the latest from the chip maker’s lower mid-range selection, and, at least for the US model, has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.There are two cameras on the back, a 13 megapixel shooter assisted by a 2 megapixel depth sensor, and an 8 megapixel camera on the front.
Available at US retailers Amazon and BestBuy, you can preorder the affordable Nokia 4.2 phone today and have it ship by May 14.Launched in February at MWC 2019, the phone runs Android One and costs $189.Android One is a trimmed down, stock version of Android that is void of any fancy interface additions phone makers may add.It's a software solution from Google that aims to make cheaper phones more accessible to price-conscious users.The Nokia 4.2 features two cameras on the back, a 13-megapixel standard camera and a 2-megapixel camera that senses depth.It also features face unlock, a fingerprint sensor and secure NFC for authorizing digital payments on Google Pay.
If you’re in the market for a mid-range Android smartphone that doesn’t break the bank, the Nokia 4.2 is now up for pre-order in the U.S. through Amazon.Given how many Nokia phones it has listed, Best Buy will likely also carry the Nokia 4.2.The Nokia 4.2 is set for a May 14 release, with black and pink being your only color options.The $189 price tag makes the limited color choices easier to live with, but the phone only works on GSM networks (sorry, Sprint and Verizon customers).Announced during MWC 2019, the Nokia 4.2 is what HMD Global referred to as an “affordable flagship” device.As a refresher, the Nokia 4.2 features a 5.71-inch IPS display with HD+ (1,520 x 720) resolution, dual rear 13- and 2-megapixel cameras, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.
You can get a lot of phone for less than $200 nowadays, and the Nokia 4.2 and Moto G7 Play prove it.We compare the Nokia 4.2 and Moto G7 Play in various categories to find out what sets these phones apart and to help you decide which one to buy.148.9 × 71.3 × 8.4 mm (5.86 × 2.8 × 0.33 inches)148.7 x 71.5 x 8.19 mm (5.85 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches)1,520 × 720 pixels (295 pixels per inch)1,512 x 720 pixels (294 pixels per inch)
As the maker of Nokia-branded phones, HMD Global has been turning out some excellent devices.All eyes may be on the Nokia 9 PureView right now, but a trio of intriguing budget Android phones also made an appearance at Mobile World Congress 2019.We’ve been impressed by HMD’s approach in the budget and midrange sector, which is why the manufacturer has more than one entry on our best cheap phones list.148.9 × 71.3 × 8.4 mm (5.86 × 2.8 × 0.33 inches)159.4 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm (6.27 x 3 x 0.33 inches)145 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm (5.71 x 2.77 x 0.33 inches
HMD is unveiling a truckload of smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year.We've already talked about the flagship Nokia 9 Pureview, and now it's time to cover some of the lower-end models, which is where the Nokia brand has made a serious resurgence in the past few years.Today, HMD is announcing the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and the Nokia 1 Plus, and we have prepared a big spec sheet to celebrate.(Note that while all of these prices are in dollars, we don't yet know which phones, if any, are coming to the US.)Android 9 Pie (Go edition)5.71-inch 1520×720 LCD (270 PPI)
The Nokia 9 PureView is undoubtedly one of the non-folding highlights of MWC 2019 but that is far from HMD Global’s only bet this year.For those who prefer an affordable pure Android experience, there are three new Nokia smartphones to choose from.The Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 join the growing number of smartphones with dedicated Google Assistant buttons while the Nokia 1 Plus is HMD’s latest entry into the Android Go army.The Nokia 4.2, for example, is powered by Snapdragon 439 with 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage.There’s a dual camera setup on the back, 13 megapixel and 2 megapixel sensors, and an 8 megapixel camera on the front.Despite the name, the Nokia 3.2 actually comes with a larger 6.26-inch HD+ screen with the very same characteristics.
Google Assistant is present on almost all Android phones now, but more devices are going to get a dedicated hardware button you can use to access it.The announcement, which Google made at Mobile World Congress 2019, comes after we’ve already seen some of the new phones with the dedicated button.Most Android phones can access Google Assistant by holding down on the home button, but as Google and other manufacturers start to move away from using the traditional Android navigation keys in favor of new gesture controls, a new way to access Assistant is not just beneficial, but necessary.New phones with the dedicated button will come from the likes of HMD Global, with the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2, and LG, with the G8 ThinQ as well as the midrange K40.Xiaomi is also a partner, so the Mi Mix 3 5G and Mi 9 will have the button, and so will Vivo’s V15 Pro.TCL is also on the list, but Google said its device will come later this year.
Over the last year, LG has introduced a handful of phones that feature dedicated Google Assistant buttons.Google is now working with several smartphone manufacturers to bring the physical Assistant button to more handsets.At MWC 2019, Google announced that the Assistant button is coming to LG’s and Nokia’s entire lineup of upcoming smartphones.This list of devices includes the LG G8 ThinQ, LG K40, LG K50, LG Q60, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2.Google has also partnered with Xiaomi, TCL, and Vivo to bring the Assistant key to its phones.We should expect the button to be available on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Mi 9, Vivo V15 Pro, and more.