When many thought that the Nokia brand is long gone from the consumer business, Nokia started licensing its name to manufacturers that have good products, worthy of the Nokia name standing on it. In India, Flipkart brought the Nokia name back on TVs, which is something that the world hasn’t seen in 20 or more years. Now the Nokia brand is back in Europe too, thanks to a licensee.
Austrian company StreamView that is bringing Nokia Streaming Box and Nokia TVs to Europe, has sent us a Nokia smart TV 4300A to take it for a spin. Well, I won’t spin it but rather do an unboxing and start testing it.
Nokia Smart TV was shipped on Friday 27th and came on December 1st to my home. StreamView is using DHL services, which is a well-trusted courier in Europe and probably worldwide. The TV box came with a slight dent on its front, but the TV is packed well in thick polystyrene, which protects it from vibration. The StreamView has sent us a 43 inch TV, that has a screen diagonal of 108 cm. This might be a small TV for today’s standards, but it is the same size as my old but trusty 36 inch LG from 2009 that just can’t die. Since Nokia TV is an Android TV, that means you won’t be needing a TV Box for it, since this TV is running an Android 9 inside.
Tuners: Live TV (DVB-T2), satellite (DVB-S2) or cable (DVB-C)
OS: Android 9
Price: 429,90 € (Free shipping)
TV box is also following a similar design as the other Nokia products, with a black Nokia logo on it, a product clearly printed on the front, and the basic info about the TV technical data, streaming services, some special features like HDR10 support, Dolby Vision and so on, and the connectivity and possible connection ports.
After you open the box, you’ll see the quick unboxing guide, which is important to check because there is a much easier and safer way to inbox the TV than I did. You can check it in the video below. The box contains a TV set, a stand, a stand holder, a backlit TV remote similar to the remote of the Streaming box, 2X AAA batteries, screws, and plastic caps for the stand.
TV is rather modern-looking, with thin bezels on its sides. Be careful not to grab it by the LCD panel because you might end up cracking it. It is not that thick, and it will fit nicely on a TV stand. This TV size is actually great since it will fit nicely on the spot of your older 36 inch TV, which was popular 11 years ago.
Nokia Smart TV has an A+ energy grade, which means it will use around 78 kWh per year. This is acceptable for the 430€ worth TV, which is assembled in Turkey for the StreamView company that is the licensee of the Nokia brand for TVs.
After you take it from the box, it is quite easy to set it up on the stand. First, you need to screw four black screws on the holder that goes on TV with a standard Phillips screwdriver, and after you attach the stand to it with silver screws. In the end, you insert some 10 rubber caps on the stand that will keep the TV in place, and you are ready to start using it.
You set it up just like a standard TV box, but you also have an option to change the source of connection or signal. The remote is backlit and looks the same as the remote of the Nokia Streaming Box. This answers the question of why StreamView used such a large remote for the TV box. The only difference between the TV and Android TV remote is that some buttons have different functions. The position of the Hey Google button is different, and there is no button for prime video and Google Play.
Do check out the most unprofessionally done unboxing video of the Nokia 4300A Smart TV.
It is so nice to bring some company to Nokia Beacon 3 at last. Nokia logo might not be the largest, but it still can be seen of TV, and it will evoke some memories of older Europeans that purchase it. We’ll be testing this device in the coming days, so if you would like to know something about it, post your questions in the comments section.
If you won’t to find out more about the Nokia TV range and shipping details, also do check StreamView pages.
Huge thanks to StreamView that sent us a review unit. We all appreciate the gesture!