The Nokia G22 brought the highly valued concept of self-repair capability to life, but its hardware specs were less than mediocre. Nokia Mobile corrected this with the introduction of the Nokia G42, which still emphasizes the easy repairability of some parts and has promising hardware.
For the price of €249 in the EU or £199 in the UK, you get a decent set of features. There’s SD 480+ 5G, 6.56 HD + screen with 90 Hz refresh rate, 5000 mAh battery, and 50 MP camera. All this is housed in a nicely designed case for its class, and it has an IP52 rating that guarantees some water resistance.
All in all, not a bad lower mid-range device. I just stumbled across an unboxing video of the G42 5G, which shows that Nokia Mobile is finally packaging everything in paper instead of plastic. Unfortunately, the device doesn’t come with a charger or a protective silicone case, but it does come with a SIM ejector tool and a USBc-to-USBc cable. This means that you should get a new charging plug or use an old charger.
What do you think of this device? The video shows that it is quite powerful for the price. You can play demanding games, and take some good photos with the main camera, and the battery life is enough for a whole day of use.