HMD has decided to return Nokia to its former glory of yesteryear. Several smartphones under the Nokia brand have been presented in recent times but things are about to seriously kick off next month with the launch of the Nokia 8, a high-end smartphone. Nokia is going to have to go big on this one to win us over because as things stand, we’re a little underwhelmed with Nokia.
A disappointing return
We anticipated so eagerly and waited so long for Nokia’s triumphant return. Of course, it was never going to be the Nokia we knew from before, it’s HMD that’s pulling the strings now. Luckily for us, we’ve had the opportunity to test three of its latest devices: the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6. While some of those reviews are still waiting to be published, our overall impression of the three devices was similar: the potential is there but we’re a bit disappointed overall.
Granted, it was not through these phones that HMD intended to showcase the full extent of its potential. Perhaps it was due to nostalgia, or maybe just naivety that we had (overly) big expectations and it would seem that for the time being, HMD is playing the nostalgia card to the old Nokia rather than offer something that is really innovative and stands out against its competition. Yes, the devices have some advantages for their price range, but overall it’s disappointing.
These Nokia phones have potential but it’s not well exploited. © AndroidPIT
User experience has to be the best
HMD proposes a size argument: an up-to-date system. The Nokia 3 will quickly shift to Android 7.1.1 while the other two devices already have it, which is no mean feat for devices in this range,