Who can forget the legendary Nokia 3310? Not only is it one of Nokia’s most iconic models, it’s also famously known for its incredible durability. Over the years, it’s no exaggeration to say that Nokia has become a household name, and almost everyone knows the legacy of the brand.
Today, Nokia is still going strong under HMD Global with a slew of smartphones in different segments, catering to consumers at every price point. Of course, durability remains the focus of Nokia’s modern phones, and this extends beyond physical durability; it also offers robust software and security updates.
Sustainability is a big part of the Nokia brand too, and we’ll explore these aspects in this article.
A smartphone’s durability is much more than just how well it can survive drop tests, though it’s worth noting that Nokia phones do undergo tougher tests than the industry standard. You can take a look at how these physical durability tests are done in the video below.
As the video shows, Nokia phones are dropped at various angles to ensure that it can survive the occasional drops in everyday use. They are also bent, twisted, and even tumbled around – which looks even more unforgiving than a drop test – to make certain that the phones will last you for years to come.
Aside from that, Nokia devices will also remain durable in the software side of things for quite some time. HMD Global commits to two years of Android software upgrades for its smartphones, so Nokia owners can enjoy new features and enhancements the operating system has to offer.
Of course, HMD Global also issues out monthly security updates to its range of Nokia smartphones, and this is done for three years. So even after your Nokia phone no longer gets new Android upgrades after two years, you’ll still get another year of monthly security updates to keep your phone safe from malicious software.
Beyond security updates, Nokia phones also have a suite of other security features to keep your data and information secure. Let’s get to them in the next section.
Our smartphones contain most (if not all) of our sensitive information, so it’s important to ensure that these data are not compromised. To this end, Nokia smartphones and tablets with the Android Enterprise Recommended seal have comprehensive multi-layer security to defend user’s data.
It is also worth noting that Nokia smartphones top the 2020 Counterpoint Research trust rankings. As the rankings show, Nokia phones “lead the global rankings in providing the fastest software and security updates with the highest share of portfolio recommended for enterprises.”
Security authentications can be…well, troublesome sometimes, and this is especially the case with face unlock. To address this, Nokia added Mask mode, which made its debut on the affordable Nokia G21. As its name suggests, Mask mode ensures that it can still recognise you with or without a face mask.
If you’ve always wanted to try a VPN service, you’ll be happy to know that every new Nokia smartphone comes with a 30-day free trial to ExpressVPN. This gives users enhanced privacy and peace of mind, and the added flexibility of using the service first before deciding if it’s for you (or not) is a plus point.
Nokia as a brand is committed to sustainability, so its phones are made to last. Nokia phones are designed to be durable and made from high-quality materials, and as the company puts it, “a phone that lasts is a simple, yet highly-effective way to reduce the ecological footprint.”
On top of that, HMD Global also aims to reduce the environmental impact of its products. All materials that are used in a Nokia phone are carefully selected to ensure that they do not contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment or people.
A Nokia Phone for Every User
Regardless of your budget, there is a Nokia phone for you. There’s the company’s range-topping Nokia X20, mid-range G series, which include the G21 and G10, the entry-level C20 and C01 Plus, as well as a range of feature phones, such as the Nokia 225 4G and Nokia 110 4G.
Whether you want a smartphone that is durable – both in terms of hardware and software – secure enough to keep all of your data safe, or sustainable, a Nokia phone fulfill all of these criteria at all price points. This is something that cannot be said of every other phone maker.