Announcement. Nokia G22 - a smartphone that is easy to repair

Photo Announcement. Nokia G22 - a smartphone that is easy to repair

HMD Global has announced the Nokia G22.

The main (and only) feature of the Nokia G22 is excellent maintainability. Broken battery or broken screen? Stomp on iFixit, buy spare parts and tools there, and quietly repair your smartphone yourself. You will find instructions there. Or look it up on YouTube. Wow, the first review has already appeared. It talks about changing the battery. And it even shows up.

If we forget about maintainability (and environmental friendliness), then it is easy to find that in everything else Nokia G22 is almost an exact copy of last year's Nokia G21.

Chipset - Unisoc T606. Already familiar to everyone. We are waiting in AnTuTu in the region of two hundred thousand points. As you, I think, know, by modern standards, this is the level of state employees, nothing more.

Memory. RAM is not enough, only 4 GB. Permanent memory - 64 or 128 GB. Support for memory cards is available.

The screen is interesting with a slightly increased refresh rate - up to 90 Hz. But here the resolution is small. Only 720x1600, which at a diagonal of 6.52" (103 cm²) gives only 269 dpi.

The battery is good, 5050 mAh. EThere is a slightly accelerated charging - 20 W (against 18 W for Nokia G21 - what an upgrade, so upgrade!)

Cameras. The front has a resolution of 8 MP. Behind the trio 50 + 2 + 2 MP - the main module, macro, depth sensor.

NFC will not be available in all countries. There is a fifth Wi-Fi and Type-C. The fingerprint scanner is combined with the power button. There is no gyroscope.

Nokia G22 "in section" (picture from iFixit)

Recommended retail price for Europe - from €179 (₽14200, $191).

About the cost of spare parts. The battery was priced at $29.99 (₽2240). The original screen will cost more�, $54.99 (₽4110). You can also buy a spare back cover - $29.99 (₽2240). The cheapest way is to change the charging connector - ie. USB port and adjacent board - $24.99 (₽1870).

What do you think? As for me, the idea is great. But the smartphone for its demonstration was not the most suitable one.

Nokia G22 key features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.52", 103 cm², 720x1600, 269 ppi, 90 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass 3 HardwareUnisoc T606
2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 Memory RAM 4 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD up to 2 TB, LPDDR 4x Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile phonesThese are LTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
GSM Bands 2(1900) , 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) Li-Pol battery, 5050 mAh, fast charging 20 W Dimensions165 x 76.19 x 8.48 mm Weight195.23 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.8
- 2 MP, macro
- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12μm, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint scanner (side), NFC USBType-C v2.0

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