OnePlus 5T vs Nokia 8 – What’s Different

OnePlus 5T

As promised, OnePlus has launched the much expected OnePlus 5T at an event in Brooklyn, New York. This iteration comes with a major overhaul in the display department sporting a 6.01 inch 1080p 18:9 aspect ratio Optic AMOLED screen. Apart from other differences including camera, fingerprint scanner, it shares similar hardware with its predecessor OnePlus 5Continue reading “OnePlus 5T vs Nokia 8 – What’s Different”

Nokia 5 3GB RAM version launched in India for Rs. 13499

Nokia 5

HMD Global introduced its Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones in India back in June, and the Nokia 5 went on sale in the country in August, now it has launched the 3GB RAM version of the phone in India. Apart from the RAM, other specifications are similar to the original Nokia 5, including a 5.2-inch HD screen, Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform, Android 7.1 (Nougat), which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera and a 3000mAh battery. Continue reading “Nokia 5 3GB RAM version launched in India for Rs. 13499”

Nokia 2 Hands On

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It was just a few months back at MWC that Nokia announced the first few devices. The comeback comprised of phones that were decidedly mid-range and good enough to get their foot in the market. The following months have seen HMD’s strategy take more concrete form as we saw with the Nokia 8 and the Nokia 7 announcements. Entry level smartphones, however, are the bread and butter for any company planning to make money in India. And that brings us to the Nokia 2Hitting a 99 Euro price point, the Nokia 2 distills the higher end Nokia experience to a level that is palatable for first-time smartphone buyers. Is it any good though? Let’s find out.  Continue reading “Nokia 2 Hands On”

HMD Global appoints Florian Seiche as CEO

HMD Global CEO Florian Seiche

Back in July HMD Global CEO Nummela left the company through mutual agreement between him and the HMD Global Board of Directors and  Florian Seiche was appointed as acting CEO. Today HMD global has appointed Florian Seiche as the permanent CEO of the company. He will also join HMD Global Board immediately. Continue reading “HMD Global appoints Florian Seiche as CEO”

Nokia 2 with 5-inch HD display, 4100mAh battery announced in India

Nokia 2

HMD Global just announced Nokia 2, the company’s latest budget smartphone at an event in India. It has a 5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and packs a 4100mAh battery that promises up to 2 days of battery life on a single charge. It runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with support for Google Assistant and the company has promised Android 8.0 (Oreo) update for the phone.  Continue reading “Nokia 2 with 5-inch HD display, 4100mAh battery announced in India”

HMD Global launches Android 8.0 Beta testing program for Nokia 8

Nokia 8

HMD Global has launched the Nokia phones beta labs which will allow Nokia smartphone users to test the Android 8.0 Oreo beta before the final OTA update rolls out. The company has started the beta testing with the Nokia 8, however, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will follow soon.

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HMD Global schedules an event in India on October 31 to launch a new Nokia phone

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HMD Global just sent out invites for an event on October 31st. This time the invite says “HMD Global invites you to an exclusive gathering to unveil the next milestone of Nokia Phones” without giving an hint of what we can expect at the event. Continue reading “HMD Global schedules an event in India on October 31 to launch a new Nokia phone”

Nokia 7 with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630, 6GB RAM announced

Nokia 7

HMD Global just announced Nokia 7, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone in China, as expected. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by Snapdragon 630 Mobile platform, runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), which is upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo), has a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, ZEISS and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Nokia 7 with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630, 6GB RAM announced”

Nokia 6 Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating

Nokia 6 FoneArena One Charge Rating

HMD Global launched the Nokia 6 smartphone in India back in June, which went on sale in August for Rs. 14999. We already brought you the review of the phone, here we have the battery life test results of the phone. It packs a 3000mAh built-in battery, but lacks support for fast charging. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is powered by Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform, has 3GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). Check out the test results. Continue reading “Nokia 6 Battery Life Test – #OneChargeRating”

HMD Global schedules an event on October 19 in China, Nokia 7 expected?

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HMD Global has scheduled an event in China on October 19th in China where the company is expected to launch a brand new phone. Currently, there is no clear information as to what the company might introduce because of the multiple possibilities. The company might launch the Nokia 8 variants in China or announce a brand new model altogether.

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Nokia 8 Review: The Reliable Flagship

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It’s probably fair to say that there’s a bit of nostalgia associated with the Nokia brand. Most cellphone enthusiasts have sported one at some point in their life and others continue to swear by the legacy of the brand. There was a collective hurrah in the tech reviewer/journalist/blogger community when HMD Global first announced its comeback. Rooting for the underdog while maintaining a degree of skepticism, it was a bit disappointing to see the entry-level, mid-range offerings at MWC. The question on everyone’s mind was obvious. Where’s our flagship, Nokia? Fast forward 6 months and the company has delivered. The Nokia 8 is here and is raring to recapture the throne. Continue reading “Nokia 8 Review: The Reliable Flagship”

Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage goes on sale in Finland

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Nokia 8 was introduced back in August and was launched in India on September 26th. While the Initial variant was shipped with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, now a new model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available in Finland, after some rumors. Rest of the specifications remain the same, except for the RAM and storage. Continue reading “Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage goes on sale in Finland”

Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835, dual rear cameras goes on sale in India for Rs. 36999

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HMD Global launched its flagship Nokia 8 smartphone in India. Today the company said that the Nokia 8 will be available in the country from retail stores offline starting today. The phone packs a 5.3-inch Quad HD display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android O, 13-megapixel dual rear cameras (RGB + Monochrome), ZEISS optics and OIS. Continue reading “Nokia 8 with Snapdragon 835, dual rear cameras goes on sale in India for Rs. 36999”

Nokia 6 Android 7.1.2 Nougat update with October security patch starts rolling out

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HMD Global introduced Nokia 6 smartphone earlier this year running Android 7.0 (Nougat), later it got Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update back in April, and it was launched in India with the same version of the OS. Now it has finally started rolling out Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) update in some regions. Continue reading “Nokia 6 Android 7.1.2 Nougat update with October security patch starts rolling out”