6 best Nokia smartphones

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Stephen Elop almost killed Nokia's mobile division. Now this company specializes exclusively in the production of telecommunications equipment for telecom operators. However, Nokia smartphones can still be bought in stores selling similar equipment. How so? This is because the rights to the brand have been sold to HMD Global. And one cannot fail to notice that she is trying to produce memorable products under it. Let's take a look at the top 6 best Nokia smartphones released in the last two years.

Rating of the best Nokia smartphones

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best Nokia smartphones 1 Nokia 8 Sirocco RUB 37,289
2 Nokia 7 Plus RUB 23,990
3 Nokia 8 Dual sim RUB 22,489
4 Nokia 6.1 64GB RUB 15 890
5 Nokia 5.1 16GB RUB 11,690
6 Nokia 3.1 16GB RUB 8,749

Nokia 8 Sirocco

Rating: 4.9

Nokia 8 Sirocco

One of the best smartphones in this ranking. It's hard to find fault with its characteristics, and the device looks luxurious. The functionality is provided by Android 8.0 – the latest version of the operating system, and even devoid of any shell. HMD Global has added several applications from itself, and this is where all the software changes are limited. The image is displayed here on a 5.5-inch display with curved sides. It was created using technology OLED, and therefore the user can count on perfect blacks and excellent energy efficiency. Also, the screen installed here is capable of boasting a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, which is quite good. The 16: 9 aspect ratio makes it difficult to use two apps at the same time, but it makes it more comfortable to watch videos on YouTube.

A smartphone cannot cost 40 thousand rubles. because of the display alone. Here, the high cost is also due to the competently implemented water protection. By the way, it is a good reason to use a dual camera somewhere on the beach – right in the sea or river. Under the lenses of this camera, sensors with a resolution of 12 and 13 megapixels are hidden. The focal length of the optics is different, so the owner of the smartphone can use the optical 2x zoom. A good opportunity to bring the girl you like closer! The main lens has an aperture of f / 1.7, so you can get good pictures even in low light conditions. But this cannot be said about the front-facing camera – a modest 5-megapixel module is involved in its quality. It is proposed to send photos and videos to the Internet via LTE-A 12th category or Wi-Fi 802.11ac. In short, the data transfer rate will be enormous.

If we continue talking about wireless modules, then we cannot fail to mention the presence of ANT + support here. Using this technology, you can connect a medical device to your smartphone, for example, a heart rate sensor. According to the same standard, data and cadence sensors are transmitted. That is, athletes will definitely need his support. Well, everyone else will appreciate Bluetooth 5.0, which transfers sound to a wireless speaker or headset. There is also NFC, which speeds up pairing and allows you to replace a bank card with a smartphone. The work of all these technologies and the operating system itself is provided by the top-end Snapdragon 835 processor, consisting of eight high-performance cores and the Adreno 540 graphics accelerator. The device also includes 128 GB of permanent memory and 6 GB of RAM. And before buying, pay attention to the fact that there are two versions of the device – with two SIM card slots and one.

The battery used here has a capacity of 3260 mAh, which, with support for fast charging technology, is quite enough. By the way, the network adapter is connected via USB Type-C. The same connector is used to connect a wired headset, which is included in the kit.

Advantages

  • Full water protection has been implemented;
  • There is support for wireless and fast charging;
  • Fingerprint scanner is not forgotten;
  • Comes with USB Type-C headphones;
  • Large amount of memory is used;
  • Installed a powerful processor;
  • Built-in NFC chip;
  • There is support for high-speed networks and ANT +;
  • Excellent camera with optical zoom and high aperture;
  • Installed OLED – high resolution display;
  • There is a fresh version of the operating system;

disadvantages

  • Not the best front camera
  • No 3.5mm audio jack;
  • Very high cost;

Nokia 7 Plus

Rating: 4.8

Nokia 7 Plus

Another device with curved side edges in our ranking. These ends do not carry any functional load, but they make the 6-inch display sleeker. The display was created using IPS technology, which is why the device is cheaper than the instance discussed above. It also uses a lower resolution – 2160×1080 pixels. However, the pixel density from this has not decreased much, it reaches 402 PPI. That is, pixelization can be distinguished here only under a magnifying glass. It should also be noted that the manufacturer switched to an aspect ratio of 18: 9, which makes the simultaneous work with several applications more comfortable.

On the front panel there is not only a display, but also a front camera lens with a resolution of 16 megapixels. It seems that the quality of the resulting images should suit absolutely any buyer. The rear camera, which is double, should also please. Under its lenses, glass for which was provided by the well-known company ZEISS, matrices with a resolution of 12 and 13 megapixels are hidden. The focal length of the optics used here does not differ. But the same cannot be said about the aperture – it has a value of f / 1.75 and f / 2.6. Therefore, the second lens plays a supporting role, trying to provide nice bokeh. The lack of optical stabilization is frustrating – because of this, in the dark, the photos are obtained, if not useless, then very average.

Under the body of the device is an eight-core Snapdragon 660 processor. This is a mid-budget solution with good computing power. It is complemented by the Adreno 512 graphics accelerator, thanks to which the user can enjoy the games. Well, somewhere nearby on the motherboard is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. You can increase the volume of the latter by installing a microSD card, but for this you will have to sacrifice a second SIM card.

Speaking of data transfer, one cannot fail to note the availability of support for LTE-A of the sixth category. The smartphone also recognizes Wi-Fi 802.11ac networks without any problems. The customer will definitely appreciate the NFC chip, which can be used to pay for the purchased products in the supermarket. There is also Bluetooth 5.0. But it is not necessary to use it to transmit sound – the device is not devoid of a traditional 3.5 mm audio jack. The fingerprint sensor, which protects personal information from prying eyes, has not gone anywhere either. The functionality of the device is provided by Android 8.0.

The device turned out to be large. It also weighs a lot – 186 g. But inside it there was a place for a battery, the capacity of which was 3800 mAh. It is recharged via the USB Type-C connector.

Advantages

  • The latest version of the operating system is used;
  • Sufficiently high display resolution;
  • Decent front-end;
  • Built-in NFC chip;
  • Supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A networks;
  • A relatively powerful processor is installed, albeit not a top one;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Capacious battery;

disadvantages

  • Large dimensions and weight;
  • The rear camera has no optical stabilizer;
  • Not everyone will like the price;

Nokia 8 Dual sim

Rating: 4.7

Nokia 8 Dual sim

One of the first smartphones from HMD Global, which received a protective glass with curved edges. Under the glass is a relatively small display created using IPS technology. Maximum viewing angles, good color rendering – all this will surely please the buyer. The screen has a diagonal of 5.3 inches and a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The latter setting contributes to excellent display of photos and 4K videos. The pixel density reaches 554 PPI – even the most picky buyer will not require more. By the way, the aspect ratio of 16: 9 is ideal for watching content on YouTube. The picture is displayed on the screen by the operating system Android 7.1, devoid of a proprietary shell and other decorations that actively consume memory.

If you want to watch the video online, then you can do it even while on the street. High-speed data reception is facilitated by the support of LTE-A networks of the ninth category. At home or in the office, you can actively use an expensive router, since the smartphone can easily recognize Wi-Fi 802.11ac networks. If you want to connect a wireless headset or some other accessory to the device, then Bluetooth 5.0 will come to the rescue. Speeds up first NFC chip sync. Well, ANT + support does look like something out of the ordinary – not every top smartphone has it.

You can buy this device for the sake of its camera. It is double, and under each of the lenses there is a 13-megapixel matrix. However, this camera does not always cope with shooting portraits – sometimes the system blurs not only the background, but, for example, a strand of hair. But there is an optical image stabilizer here. Even with an aperture of f / 2, it allows you to get good shots in the dark. By the way, the smartphone can also shoot 4K video, it does it at a rate of 30 frames / s. If we remember the front camera, then it has a resolution of 13 megapixels, which best speaks of its capabilities.

The device is powered by Snapdragon 835. This is a top-end processor, which includes 8 computing cores and an Adreno 540 video accelerator. There are also 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory under the case. There is also a slot for a microSD card, but it is combined with a place for a second SIM card. As for the battery, there are no special complaints about it either. It has a capacity of 3090 mAh, charging is carried out via a symmetrical and due to this very convenient USB Type-C connector. There is also support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. Finally, the smartphone manufacturer has not forgotten such simple things as a fingerprint scanner and a 3.5 mm audio jack. But there is no water protection here. More precisely, there is, but it is only splash protection that meets the IP54 standard.

Advantages

  • Powered by a powerful processor;
  • The dimensions are not particularly large;
  • Good front camera
  • High resolution IPS display;
  • Decent rear camera with optical stabilization
  • NFC and ANT + available;
  • High speed networks are supported;
  • Built-in large amount of memory;
  • There is a fingerprint scanner;
  • Implemented support for fast charging technology;

disadvantages

  • The cost will seem too high to many;
  • Only one speaker for music playback;
  • Not the longest battery life;

Nokia 6.1 64GB

Rating: 4.6

Nokia 6.1 64GB

One of the most inexpensive Nokia smartphones among those whose screens are capable of boasting curved side edges. It is also one of the freshest devices in our ranking – it was officially presented in February 2018. The functionality of the gadget is provided by the operating system Android 8.0, which will not become obsolete for many years. On the back of the device there is a fingerprint scanner, which will prevent a stranger from using the smartphone. Well, somewhere under it is a battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh. Not much, but with fast charging technology, this is not so important. The AC adapter here connects to the USB Type-C connector. That is, you will not have cases when the plug is inserted only the third time.

The device belongs to the mid-budget segment, so it could not get the perfect camera. The buyer is waiting for one lens, manufactured by the German company ZEISS. Under it is a matrix with a resolution of 16 megapixels. The light enters it through the f / 2 aperture. Someone will be satisfied with the capabilities of this camera in full. If you are used to flagship smartphones, then it is better to buy a more expensive device – one of the models discussed above.

If we talk about the front camera, then its resolution is 8 megapixels. The resulting images look pretty good on the IPS-display used here, which reaches 5.5 inches diagonal. The resolution of 1920×1080 pixels allows the processor not to strain too much. At the same time, it is quite enough for comfortable viewing of the picture. How could it be otherwise with a pixel density of 401 PPI? One can only regret that Gorilla Glass 3 is used here as a protective glass, while at the time of this writing there is already the fifth generation.

For data transmission, LTE-A of the fourth category is used here. You can also connect to a Wi-Fi 802.11n network. Alas, the higher speed standard is not supported. There is also support for NFC – a technology with which you can replace your bank card with a smartphone. For sound transmission Bluetooth 5.0 is used. If you only have a wired headset at your fingertips, then the 3.5mm audio jack comes in handy. By plugging in headphones, you can enjoy the never-ending FM radio.

An eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 is installed as a processor. This is a mid-budget solution with an Adreno 508 graphics accelerator at its disposal. Also under the body of the smartphone are 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of permanent memory. The slot for the microSD card is also not forgotten, which is again combined with the slot for the second SIM-card. The weight of a smartphone with such components is 169 g.

Advantages

  • Large amount of memory;
  • There is a fingerprint sensor;
  • Implemented support for fast charging technology;
  • A sufficiently powerful processor is installed;
  • You can receive data via LTE;
  • There is NFC support;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Decent rear camera
  • The display has a high pixel density;
  • Not the highest cost;
  • A fresh version of the operating memory is installed;

disadvantages

  • Protective glass is not the latest generation;
  • The fingerprint scanner is difficult to hit;
  • Not the fastest Wi-Fi;

Nokia 5.1 16GB

Rating: 4.5

Nokia 5.1 16GB

Another smartphone released recently. He also belongs to the mid-budget segment. As befits HMD Global products, the device is capable of boasting an operating system Android, devoid of any proprietary shell. This usually provides more stable performance. By the way, the eighth version of the 'green robot' is used here, which will not become obsolete for many years. Also, the device has two slots for SIM-cards and a separate slot for a microSD card. And you will need an external drive, since there is little built-in memory here – only 16 GB.

Continuing the conversation about components, one cannot fail to mention the processor. MediaTek Helio P18 is involved here. It is an inexpensive eight-core solution with half of the cores running at 2 GHz. With such a chipset, the smartphone can be used for games, albeit with a lower graphics level. Although 2 GB of RAM does impose certain restrictions.

The picture is displayed here on a 5.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. It was created using IPS technology, thanks to which the buyer will enjoy the maximum viewing angles. The screen resolution is 2160×1080 pixels. It is unlikely that at least someone from the owners of the device will complain about this parameter. It is difficult to make complaints about the rear camera. Yes, it only consists of one lens. Yes, the 16 megapixel resolution is not amazing by modern standards. But is it possible to expect something more from a device for 14 thousand rubles? If we talk about the front-end, then it has half the resolution.

The manufacturer of this device tried to save money. But he still did not stint, providing his creation with support for LTE networks and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. In our reality, high-speed data transfer is the most important thing. It is unlikely that a smartphone would have become in demand if it had not been equipped with support for the above standards. There is also Bluetooth 4.2, which provides sound transmission to a speaker or headset. If there are no wireless accessories at hand, then you can use a wired connection – the 3.5 mm audio jack has not gone anywhere from here. By the way, FM radio is activated only when wired headphones are connected, which act as an antenna.

Some buyers will be disappointed that there is no NFC here. It turns out that you have to continue to pay for purchases with a bank card. But the product is not devoid of a fingerprint scanner – your personal data will certainly be protected from prying eyes. Autonomous operation of all of the above-mentioned goodness is provided by a 3000 mAh battery. It is recharged by connecting the power adapter to the micro-USB connector.

Advantages

  • There is a separate slot for a memory card;
  • Weight does not exceed 153 g;
  • The latest version of the operating system;
  • The display boasts a high pixel density;
  • Decent rear camera
  • There is support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac and LTE-A;
  • There is an FM radio;
  • Affordable price tag;
  • Not the worst processor;
  • Fingerprint sensor is not forgotten;

disadvantages

  • Micro-USB connector is used;
  • The old generation of safety glass;
  • High heating even under light load;
  • There is no NFC;
  • Small amount of RAM and permanent memory;

Nokia 3.1 16GB

Rating: 4.4

Nokia 3.1 16GB

The cheapest smartphone in our ranking. You can buy it in Russian stores for 10-11 thousand rubles. It is clear that in such an inexpensive device you don't need to wait for top-end components. HMD Global has endowed its creation with an IPS display with a diagonal of 5.2 inches and a resolution of 1440×720 pixels. Not an ideal parameter, but you don't expect anything else in a budget device. More importantly, the screen has an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Therefore, the manufacturer offers to work with several applications simultaneously. And the 'stuffing' of the device really allows it. The processor MediaTek MT6750 is installed here, eight cores of which operate at a clock speed of 1.5 GHz. Some difficulty is provided only by 2 GB of RAM – some applications cannot be combined into a stable pair because of the amount of RAM.

The operating system is Android 8.0. Fresh version, lack of proprietary shell – what more could you ask for? The Green Robot does an excellent job of processing images from the 13-megapixel camera. It should be noted that high-quality shooting is possible only in good lighting conditions. In the dark, the f / 2 aperture prevents the sensor from receiving enough light, and therefore the photo receives a large amount of digital noise. Also, there is no optical stabilizer. As for the front camera, its resolution is 8 megapixels – not bad for a budget gadget. The transfer of photos to the social network is carried out instantly, for which the support of LTE-A networks should be thanked. But even more surprising is the support for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, which some much more expensive smartphones cannot boast of.

If we continue talking about wireless modules, we should note the presence here Bluetooth 4.2. All kinds of headsets and speakers are paired with this device without any problems. They can also be connected by a wired method, because the manufacturer did not get rid of the 3.5 mm audio jack. For the sake of economy, he did not eliminate the NFC chip either. It turns out that Nokia 3.1 is one of the most inexpensive smartphones among those that allow you to replace a bank card.

Of course, the manufacturer could not do without simplifications at all. For example, he had to abandon the fingerprint scanner. This means that the entrance to the application responsible for card payments is slightly difficult – you will have to enter a PIN code. Also, a simple battery is installed here, the capacity of which does not exceed 2990 mAh. It is recharged, of course, via the micro-USB connector.

Advantages

  • Weighs only 138g;
  • LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac modules available .;
  • NFC technology supported;
  • The processor is not particularly weak;
  • Low cost;
  • Quite good cameras;
  • The screen has an aspect ratio of 18: 9;
  • Fresh version Android;

disadvantages

  • No fingerprint scanner;
  • The navigation chip is unstable;
  • Micro-USB connector is used;
  • Low battery capacity;
  • Small amount of memory;

Conclusion

This is a list of the best smartphones currently sold under the Nokia brand. They practically do not stand out against the background of any Chinese counterparts, while the allegedly Finnish devices cost a little more. However, it is impossible not to love them. We remember how good Nokia push-button smartphones were during the heyday of Symbian. Because of this, our hands are drawn to a bank card to pay for another new product under this brand.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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