Nokia is finally back, and it's looking good!

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  1. Hater

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    I assume the OS also had a lot to do with it - I still maintain that one of the best phones ever made was the HTC One M8 - After it had the One W8 ROM flashed onto it.

    The One W8 was an absolutely phenomenal phone, almost 3 days battery life when people were used to 8 hours battery life from the exact same M8 hardware...
     
  2. Sankari

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    Very true. The new Nokias come with pure Android, which is a big drawcard for me. It's a feature you'd expect from a higher tier phone. Also, dual speakers: that's not a budget phone feature either.
     
  3. Ratzz

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    I like a Windows phone, but I've had Android (many kinds) and Apple (4S). No real problems with any of them really, given I've never fucked rooted a phone, and my need for 'apps' is zero. Some of the Androids, and the 4S, had totally crap cameras, and the iPhone4/S were the first demonstration to the world of why it's a really bad idea to have glass front and backs on a phone.

    I currently use a Nokia 830 and wifey has a 640. I am disappointed with the quality, both phones have had various issues, although the bodies are still rocking really well. I think the build quality is there, but the electronic design/implementation fails them.

    I like Nokia's, being a Windows phone was a plus but the real reason I bought both phones was the brand name. I also like a nice camera, which Nokia's generally have.

    If the new ones live up to their promise, and I'll wait a few months to see if any issues start being reported, I'll happily switch back to Android. Especially at that price point.. that Nokia 6 may not be the fanciest or fastest phone on the market but at that price it ticks a lot of boxes for me. The lack of any bloat is an absolute winner too.

    A non removable battery is the only minus I can see.
     
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    Is there anywhere local that's selling these things in a shop, so I can get some hands on experience?
     
  6. Havabigjuan

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    Pretty sure JBHIFI has the 3, 5 & 6 in stores
     
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    Cheers!

    :)
     
  8. josh1990

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    I see Harvey Norman are advertising them too. $399 for 32gb/3gb in black or silver.


    Wife just ordered me one of these to replace my Oppo f1 thats dying. Paid $339 delivered for 64gb/4gb TA 1003 Version.
    edit - using PTECH20 20% off code atm
     
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  9. Havabigjuan

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    ordered from Harvey Norman??
     
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    Bloody hell, $340 for the 64GB! Bargain of the century. But does it have NFC?

    Meanwhile, looks like Nokia is still the unrivalled hardware god:





    :wired: :Paranoid:
     
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    Perfect. My One Max has just caught the incurable buzzing camera bug, so I am now in the market for a new phone several months earlier than I expected to be.
     
  16. Havabigjuan

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    there are also plenty of other phones at 20% off using that code...
     
  17. Zee

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    The only down side is no USB-C, to my eyes. Looks like I may have found my back up phone...

    Z...
     
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    Nokia 5 looks like a great 5" clean and clutter-free ~$300 16gb android phone, with solid construction, 3000ma battery, decent cameras and upgradable to 128gb memory. What's not to like? :thumbup:
     
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    I am pretty tempted, not a power user really and need to replace aging LG G3 with something soonish.

    Been tempted by LG v20 but scared of LG's bootloop issues
     
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    Pretty hard not to like. Bloat free, well made (from above vids, anyway), and cheap. Seems to support all the bands, too...

    Z...
     

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