Nokia 6, 5 and three hands-on: A more in-depth look



We hold listening to “these aren’t actual Nokias!” in reference to the Android-running trio. To that we might wish to say: that is not totally true and it would not totally matter both. Sure, technically, these are HMD telephones carrying the Nokia model. And, sure, they are going to be manufactured by Foxconn in India.

However this is the factor – every of the three feels as stable as True Nokia’s Lumia telephones did, the construct high quality has not gone down one iota. The Nokia 6 seems to be as stunning as any flagship on the MWC (though it is not one itself), the Nokia 5 and three outshine many telephones of their class.

Plus, HMD is helmed by Arto Nummela – a former senior Nokia exec who joined the corporate in 1994. President of HMD is Florian Seiche, who has labored at Siemens, Orange, HTC after which Nokia. Many extra former Nokia execs maintain the highest positions at HMD. That appears like Nokia sufficient to us.

So let the telephones communicate for themselves, no matter who makes them. In spite of everything, iPhones are additionally made by Foxconn, however the bit that folks care about is that “Designed in California” label on the again. Effectively, this trio bears all of the hallmarks of the beloved Finnish design we used to like till the corporate jumped off a burning platform.

We expect this time Nokia/HMD picked the suitable accomplice – Google. Microsoft wasn’t prepared in time, in the meantime Google has introduced Android to a dominant 80% market share around the globe. Stephen Elop was confirmed flawed – customizability didn’t show to be Android’s downfall.

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All the identical, the brand new Nokias run a totally untouched model of the OS. HMD additionally dedicated to “computerized” updates very quickly after Google releases a patch. The Nexus dream lives on, it is simply that the pure, high quality, reasonably priced Androids now brandish the Nokia emblem.

We already shared our first impressions of the Nokia Android trio, now we’re getting into for second seems to be.