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Latest Nokia Phones – Nokia 2.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, India Launch Details (Buying Advice)

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Latest Nokia Mobiles Launched in India Recently, Specs, Price and Buying Advice.

Nokia 2.2  is the latest addition to the Nokia portfolio in India and is meant for entry-level buyers.

Additionally, Nokia has launched 2 more phones (Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2) in India for budget buyers.

We were expecting the brand to launch the coveted (Penta-camera) Nokia 9 in the country on 6th of June but unfortunately, it is not launched yet.

Let’s have a look at Detailed Specs, Pros, and Cons for the latest Nokia mobiles. You can check out upcoming Nokia Mobiles here.

Nokia 2.2 – Specs, Price, Features – Worth Buying?

The Nokia 2.2 is launched in 2 price variants – 2 GB Ram and 16 GB internal storage for Rs. 6,999 and the 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage for Rs. 7,999.

It will go on sale on Flipkart and Nokia Online store, starting 11 June 2019.

Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 2.2

  • Processor – MediaTek Helio A22 With 2.0 GHz Clock Speed (Quad-Core).
  • GPU – PowerVR GE
  • RAM – 2 GB/3 GB RAM.
  • Storage – 16 GB/32 GB internal storage, expandable via a micro-sd card up to 400 GB.
  • Display – 5.71-inch HD+ screen with 19:9 aspect ratio (1520*720 pixels resolution).
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass (not known).
  • OS – Android 9.0 Pie – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Rear Camera – 13 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 5 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – No.
  • Battery Capacity – 3000 mAH.
  • Fast Charging Support – No, Comes with 5 Watts Charger.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • Micro-USB Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 4.2.0, NFC – No
  • Color Options – Steel and Black
  • Thickness – 9.3 mm
  • Weight – 153 grams
  • Starting Price – Rs. 6,999
  • Launch Date – 06-June-2019
  • Available on Flipkart from 11 June 2019

list iconHighlight Features – Nokia 2.2

  • Dedicated Google Assistant Button.
  • AI Fusion Technology for Improved Low light Imaging.
  • Android One Mobile (Stock Google Android OS).
  • Digital WellBeing – You can track most used Apps to manage your phone use.
  • Will Get Android Q earlier than most competition mobiles.
  • Water Drop Notch Display.

LikePROS – Android Oreo Stock Experience will get the Android Q update early, Good looking poly-carbonate Design.

Dislike Cons –  No fingerprint scanner, slow charging speed.

Overall – Verdict

Nokia 2.2 is a good affordable phone for people looking forward to using stock Android experience without breaking the bank.

Further, the phone comes with modern design, improved cameras, and decent battery capacity to work well as a daily driver.


Nokia 3.2 – Specs, Price, Features – Worth Buying?

Update – 23/May/2019

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The Nokia 3.2 is launched in 2 price variants – 2 GB Ram and 16 GB internal storage for Rs. 7,999 and the 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage for Rs. 10,790. It is already available for purchase online as well as offline in stores.

Nokia website is offering Rs. 1000 as gift discount and also a 1-time screen replacement option.

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Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 3.2

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 Quad-Core Processor Clock Speed 2.0 GHz.
  • GPU – Adreno 504.
  • RAM – 2 GB/3 GB RAM.
  • Storage – 16 GB/32 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-sd card up to 400 GB.
  • Display –  6.26-inch HD+ Screen with 19:9 aspect ratio (1520*720 pixels resolution).
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass (not known).
  • OS – Android 9.0 Pie – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Rear Camera – 13 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 5 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture.
  • Battery Capacity – 4000 mAH.
  • Fast Charging Support – unknown.
  • Face unlock Support – Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • Micro-USB Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 4.2.0, NFC – No
  • Color Options – Steel and Black
  • Thickness – 8.6 mm
  • Weight – 181 grams
  • Starting Price – Rs. 7,999
  • Launch Date – 26-May-2019
  • Available Online as well as offline

list iconHighlight Features – Nokia 3.2

  • Android One Mobile (Stock Google Android OS).
  • Digital WellBeing – You can track most used Apps to manage your phone use.
  • Will Get Android Q earlier than most competition mobiles.
  • Large 4000 mAH capacity Battery.
  • Face Unlock and Fingerprint Scanner.

LikePROS – Android Oreo Stock Experience will get the Android Q update early. Good battery life and incredible looking poly-carbonate design.

Dislike Cons –  A bit expensive, average camera quality and low-end processor.

Overall – Verdict

Nokia 3.2 is a bit expensive than the rival phones but for people looking forward to using stock Android experience and Nokia trust, it is a good option.

Further, the phone comes with modern design, improved cameras, and decent battery capacity to work well as a daily driver.

The better option in this price range is Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 Pro. Even you can opt for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1/M2.


Nokia 4.2 – Specs, Price, Features – Worth Buying?

The Nokia 4.2 is launched only in a single variant – 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage for Rs. 10,999.

The phone is already available for purchase on online as well as offline stores.

Nokia-4.2-Image

Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 4.2

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 Quad-Core Processor Clock Speed 2.0 GHz.
  • RAM – 3 GB RAM.
  • Storage – 32 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-sd card up to 400 GB.
  • Display –  5.71-inch HD+ Screen with 19:9 aspect ratio (1520*720 pixels resolution).
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass (not known).
  • OS – Android 9.0 Pie – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Dual Rear Camera – 13+2 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 8 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
  • Battery Capacity – 3000 mAH.
  • Face unlock Support – Yes
  • Fast Charging Support – Unknown
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • Micro-USB Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 4.2.0, NFC – Yes
  • Color Options –
  • Thickness – 8.4 mm
  • Weight – 161 grams
  • Starting Price – Rs. 10,999
  • Launch Date – 8-May-2019
  • Available online as well as offline

list iconHighlight Features – Nokia 4.2

  • 2.5D Curved Glass back and Front
  • NFC is present.
  • Android One Mobile (Stock Google Android OS).
  • Digital WellBeing – You can track most used Apps to manage your phone use.
  • Will Get Android Q earlier than most competition mobiles.
  • Dual Rear Cameras

LikePROS – Android Oreo Stock Experience will get the Android Q update early, Good looking Glass Back Design.

Dislike Cons – Low-End Processor, Display is only HD+, no Full HD+ Display.

Overall – Verdict

Nokia 4.2 is a bit expensive than the rival phones but for people looking forward to using stock Android and great design can opt for it.

Further, the phone comes with modern design, improved Dual rear cameras and decent battery capacity to work well as a daily driver.

The better option in this price range is Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 Pro. Even you can opt for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1/M2.

Update 01-12-2018

Nokia 7.1 India Launch Specs Price and Availability

Nokia has launched the new Nokia 7.1 in India yesterday (1st December 2018) and the phone will go on sale online as well as offline. The phone will go on sale starting 7th December and will be available from all major offline stores and online stores.

The company has brought only 64 GB storage and 4 GB ram version in India for a price tag of Rs. 19,990. The phone was earlier unveiled at an event in London and now is launching in India.

Nokia 7.1

Notably, you can get a 10% discount on purchase using the HDFC bank debit or credit card. So, it can cost you close to Rs. 18,000.

The Nokia 7.1 sits in the Nokia portfolio between the previously launched Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

The increasing competition in the 10k to the 20k range is making it very difficult for brands to launch products which appeal to a majority of buyers.

list iconHighlight Features Nokia 7.1

  1. HDR 10 Supported Display
  2. Carl Zeiss Optics – Better Cameras
  3. Fast Charging Support
  4. Android Pie – Out of the Box.
  5. Great Build Quality and Finish

Display and Design

The Nokia 7.1 comes with a similar glass back design that is also present on the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The phone has notch display and robust metallic edges. Like the original Nokia 6, this also made from Aluminum 6000 grade material.

It is easily one of the best-looking devices in the sub 20K price range and competes with the likes of Poco F1 and Honor Play.

There is a 5.84 Inch PureDisplay (1080×2280 pixels) that comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Nokia 7.1
The Phone has 8 mm thickness and 160 grams weight.

Further, there is real-time SDR to HDR conversion technology used by Nokia powered by a 16-Bit engine. It offers a more immersive video experience on popular streaming services.

Noticeably, the phone is not very big considering it has a 5.8-inch display. Phones like Realme 2 Pro or the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a much larger display panel (6.2 Inch).

Performance

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-Core Processor and the Adreno 509 GPU. The phone comes with 64 GB internal storage and there is 4 GB of DDR4 Ram. The storage is further expandable upto 400 GB using the micro-sd card.

Cameras

For photography, the Nokia 7.1 comes with Carl Zeiss Optics and has a Dual Rear camera at the back. The back cameras come with 12 MP+5 MP lens which has f/1.8 aperture and 1.24-micron pixel size.

The phone comes with superior HDR and portrait mode and there is EIS for stabilizing videos.

At the front, there is an 8 Megapixel camera (Nokia 6.1 Plus has 16 MP), that comes with f/2.0 aperture and has an 84-degree wide angle lens.

Battery Life, OS, and Other Features

The phone comes with a 3060 mAH capacity battery which seems less in comparison to several rival phones. However, the company is bundling it with a fast charger (18 Watts) to make sure you can charge it rapidly. (50% charge in 30 minutes).

Nokia 7.1

Another notable thing is that the overall size of the device is not very large, hence the battery capacity seems adequate.

The key highlight of the Nokia phones is the presence of stock Android experience and even the Nokia 7.1 comes with latest Android OS – Android 9.0 Pie.

The phone has the latest software from Google and is also part of the Android One program making it eligible for faster future updates.

Other Features include presence of USB TYpe C Port, 3.5 mm headphone jack. Also, there is fingerprint scanner at the back, and it comes with the face unlock feature.

Source – https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/nokia-7

Nokia 3.1 Plus India Launch Specs Price and Availability

Update – 16-October-2018

After the recent launch of Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Indian market, HMD global has now introduced a refreshed Nokia 3.1 Plus in India.

The phone comes in 2 storage and ram variants: 2 GB ram and 16 GB storage, 3 GB ram and 32 GB storage. The higher version costs Rs. 11,499 and the lower version price is not yet shared by the brand.

Nokia-3.1-Plus

However, we can expect it to be sub 10k for the lower version.

The key Highlight of the Nokia 3.1 Plus is its elegant aluminum build and pure stock Android One Experience. The Phone comes in 3 color options – blue, white and Baltic.

The phone comes with a large 6.0 Inch HD+ (1440*720) pixels display with 18:9 aspect ratio and there is no notch. Additionally, there is 2.5D curved glass to improve the experience. However, the brand has not specified the Gorilla Glass version on the Nokia 3.1 Plus even on the official website.

OS and Performance

The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes with the Android Oreo Os along with minimum bloatware and will also get regular software/OS updates for the next 2 years from Google.

Also, the phone will get the Android Pie update very soon to enhance the user experience.

Nokia-3.1-Plus

Powering the phone is the Octa-Core Helio P22 Processor which offers fast lag-free experience. As stated above, there is 2/3 GB ram (LP DDR3) and 16/32 GB internal storage that is user expandable upto 400 GB via micro-sd card.

Camera

Like most mid-range phones the Nokia 3.1 Plus comes with Dual Rear Camera Setup. The primary cameras is a 13 Megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture while the second lens has a 2.4 aperture.

You can click portrait shots and can even adjust the amount of bokeh after clicking the image.

Also, at the front, we get an 8 Megapixel shooter to click selfies that comes with f/2.2 aperture.

Other Features

The phone comes with the micro-USB port (no USB Type), and there is a fingerprint scanner and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Fueling the Nokia 3.1 Plus is a large 3500 mAH capacity battery, which most likely misses on the fast charging support. (No official confirmation was given by Nokia).

Furthermore, there is Bluetooth 4.1 and there is even NFC support present on the device.

Lastly, the phone measures 8.2 mm in thickness and weighs 180 grams.

Nokia 5.1 Plus India Launch Specs Price and Availability

Update – 25- Sept – 2018

Nokia has launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus in the Indian market and the phone is available exclusively on Flipkart. The Nokia 5.1 Plus costs Rs. 10,999 and will go on sale on 1st October 2018. You may be able to buy the Nokia 5.1 Plus from retail stores at a later date.

Nokia-5.1-Plus-India-Launch

The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with a really powerful Helio P60 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and has the ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU to take care of all graphics intensive games. We have previously tested the Helio P60 in the Oppo RealME 1 and the Oppo F9 Pro and it is fantastic chipset to run games like PUBG, Asphalt 9 with decent settings.

Furthermore, the Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with 3 GB of Ram and has 32 GB internal storage that is user expandable and it even comes with a hybrid sim slot to expand the storage to 400 GB.

Notably, the Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with the Android Oreo 8.1 with stock experience and will also get the Android P update soon.

Further, it comes with a 5.86 Inch notch display with HD+ resolution (19:9 aspect ratio) and 720×1520 pixels. For Photography, the Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with Dual rear cameras – 13 Megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a secondary 5 Megapixel camera for depth sensing.

At the front, it comes with a f/2.2 aperture, 8 Megapixel selfie camera to capture detailed images.

The battery is not excessively large, it comes with a 3060 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day. Inside the box, it comes with a 5V/2A charger with quick charge support.

The connectivity options include Dual Sim, 3.5 mm headphone jack,  4G VOLTE support and Bluetooth Version 4.2. There is a single speaker present at the bottom and Nokia is also boasting AMP+ support for the mobile for superior Audio.

Surprisingly, the Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a USB Type C Port which is still missing on several expensive phones.

Should You Buy the Nokia 5.1 Plus?

There are many smartphones in the market in the 10k to 12k price range such as the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, or even the Oppo RealME 1. Still the Nokia 5.1 Plus is a very good offering by the company and is a really worthy phone for the price.

If you like the Nokia brand and love their products can opt for the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Another thing to note is with the launch of Nokia 5.1 Plus and 6.1 Plus Nokia has become aggressive with the pricing strategy in India.

I was expecting higher price from Nokia for these phones from past experience but Nokia wants to take on RealMe and Xiaomi with some aggressive launches.

Nokia 6.1 Plus India Launch, Price, and Availability

Update – 21- August – 2018 – Nokia India has launched the new Nokia 6.1 Plus in the Indian market today, at an event held in New Delhi, for an aggressive price tag of Rs. 15,999.

Notably, the Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched in China 2 months back as Nokia X6 and now the mobile is launched in India. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will go on sale on Flipkart exclusively starting 31st August 2018.

Nokia-6.1-Plus

The price for the mobile looks aggressive considering the specs. Moreover, it rivals the competition devices such the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2, Oppo RealME 1 and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6 GB).

The phone comes in 3 color variants – Gloss White, Blue, and Black.

Design & Display

The Nokia 6.1 comes with an attractive glass back design which is glossy. At the front, there is an iPhone X like notch and Nokia branding at the bottom of the mobile.

The phone offers a 5.8 Inches Full HD+(2280*1080 pixels) display and comes with 2.5D Curved glass coating and has a 19:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, the display is protected using the Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a big positive for the Nokia mobile.

Performance

Powering the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor along with the Adreno 509 GPU. There is 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB ram. The storage is expandable upto 256 GB using the micro-sd card slot.

Nokia-6.1-Plus

We can expect great performance from the Nokia 6.1 Plus as the processor and ram are sufficient and fast. It is similar to the Zenfone Max Pro M1 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro which uses the same SOC.

Software

Further, the key highlight of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the presence of Android One experience that offers the latest Android Oreo 8.1 OS to the users. The phone comes with stock Android experience and will get the Android Pie (Android 9.0) very soon as per the brand.

Also, you will not get any bloatware in this mobile and the latest security patches will also roll out faster.

Camera

For imaging, it comes with a pair of cameras at the back with 16 MP primary sensor, having a f/2.0 aperture and a secondary camera with 5 MP, f/2.4 aperture for depth sensing.

Additionally, on the front side, we have a 16 Megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The cameras on the Nokia 6.1 Plus also comes with the Bothie feature and AI camera.

However, the f/2.0 aperture for the main camera looks no match for the Xiaomi Mi A2, f/1.75 aperture rear camera.

Other Features

Other features include the presence of Bluetooth 5.0 and USB Type C port which is usually rare in this price range. There are standard connectivity options such as WIFI, 4G VOLTE support, and Dual Sim.

The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back side and even has the face-unlocking support which is the vogue these days. Also, it comes with a 3060 mAH capacity battery and has fast charging support.

Lastly, the phone has 8 mm in thickness and weighs 151 grams.

Initial Thoughts

The Nokia 6.1 Plus looks impressive for the price, in fact, it is one of the most aggressive Nokia phones in the market that the company has launched in the last 1 year.

There is plenty of competition in the 15k to 20k price range and there are several good phones as mentioned at the start of this article.

We will be doing a full review for the Nokia 6.1 Plus soon so stay tuned for more on Candytech.


You can read below about the latest Nokia 3.1 launched in the Indian market last month.

Update – 20 July 2018 – Nokia has launched the latest  Nokia 3.1 phone in the Indian market. The phone was originally launched in Russia back in May 2018 and now the company has brought it to India.

Nokia 3.1 India Launch

The Nokia 3.1 will be available in the Indian market from 21st July 2018 and you can buy it both from the retail stores as well as online from the Paytm Mall.

The price of the phone is Rs. 10,499 and it comes with 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of Ram. It is available in Blue/Black/ White color options.

Highlight Features – Nokia 3.1

The key highlight of the phone is the presence of Android One certification that makes sure that you get monthly security patches for 3 years and also will get two major Android updates (Android P and Android Q).

Nokia 3.1

The mobile runs on the latest Android Oreo 8 out of the box and comes with stock Android Experience. Another top feature is the presence of 18:9 aspect ratio full view display.

It comes with a 5.2 Inch HD+ (1440*720) pixels resolution display and even has the Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

Specs-smartphonesKey Specs for Nokia 3.1 

  • Processor – Mediatek 6750 With 1.5 Ghz Clock Speed (Octa-Core).
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM.
  • Storage – 16 GB internal storage, expandable via micro-sd card up to 128 GB.
  • Display – 5.2 Inch Display with HD+(1440*720 pixels resolution), 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass.
  • OS – Android Oreo – Stock Experience. (Part of Android One Experience).
  • Rear Camera – 13 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Front Camera – 8 Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture and 84.6 degree view.
  • Fingerprint Scanner – No.
  • Battery Capacity – 2990 mAH.
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Yes
  • Micro-USB Port – Yes
  • Bluetooth 5.0, NFC – No
  • Color Options – Black, Copper, White, Iron
  • Thickness – 8.7 mm
  • Weight – 140 grams
  • Available From 21 July, 2018, on leading Stores.
  • Price – Rs. 10,499
  • Available on Amazon from 14th May 2018

LikePROS – Great Build and Design,  Android Oreo Stock Experience and Android One Phone.

Dislike Cons – Seems very expensive for the Specs, should cost Rs. 8,000. Low 16 GB storage and just 2 GB Ram. No fingerprint scanner, and a poor processor.

I would strongly suggest to stay away from this and explore more options in the 10k price range.

Source 1, Source 2, Source 3 – Official Nokia Website

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Kanuj Sharma
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  1. The Nokia 7 Plus offers a pure Android experience which is parallel to an experience to what Google’s Pixel smartphones offer. The phone gives you a sense of confidence when it comes to performance as it just doesn’t fall short of what you can say a complete package. Many thanks for sharing this.

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