Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 hands-on review

GSMArena team, 24 February 2019.

Introduction

There is no shortage of announcements this MWC. Today we see four new devices from Nokia from the feature-phone category progressively through to the top of the midrange. It has only been just over two years since HMD Global began marketing smartphones with the Nokia brand and its portfolio keeps getting bigger despite the overall global smartphone market declining.

Nokia's ambitions are very strong and its software strategy with Android One is serving it very well. Today, the majority of Nokia's device portfolio is already updated to Android Pie and it is one of the best brands to buy in the midrange if timely Android updates is a top priority. Leading up to the MWC, Nokia has been constantly rolling out Android Pie updates to devices released back in 2017.

Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 hands-on review

Last month, Nokia announced three new North American partners as it solidifies its presence in the US and Canada following a year of rapid global expansion. These new devices build on the same design philosophy and pure Android software strategy that has catapulted Nokia into the mainstream over the past couple of years.

Feature phones are still in demand, and Nokia is feeding that demand with the brand new Nokia 210. Meanwhile, the Nokia 1 Plus is HMD's new entry-level offering with a removable battery. Next up is the Nokia 3.2, a successor to the 3.1, with a much larger display and dedicated Google Assistant key. Finally, there is the Nokia 4.2, which has a notched display and dual camera for less than 200.

Nokia 4.2 specs

  • Body: polycarbonate frame, 2.5D glass on rear
  • Screen: 5.71" HD+ with teardrop notch; 2.5D glass; 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Camera: 12MP+2MP main
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory: 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB ROM versions
  • Software: Android One (Android Pie)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: NFC
  • Misc: Rear fingerprint; White notification LED integrated into power key
  • Average MSRP: $169 for base model and $199 for high-spec, expected in end of April 2019
Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 hands-on review

Nokia 3.2 specs

  • Body: Polycarbonate unibody design
  • Screen: 6.26" IPS LCD with tear-drop notch
  • Camera: 13MP main/ 5MP selfie
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 429
  • Memory: 2GB/16GB & 3GB/32GB versions 2GB/3GB RAM; 16GB/32GB ROM
  • Software: Android One (Android Pie)
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh battery
  • Connectivity:
  • Misc: Notification LED integrated into power key; Dedicated Google Assistant key; Fingerprint sensor for higher specs model; White notification LED integrated into power key
  • Average MSRP: $139 for base model and $169 for high-spec, expected in end of April 2019
Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 hands-on review

Nokia 1 Plus specs

  • Body: Interchangeable back covers with nano 3D pattern, polycarbonate frame; 8.55mm thick
  • Screen: 4.5" IPS LCD; 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Camera: 8MP main with AF; 5MP selfie
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6739WW
  • Memory: 1GB RAM + 8GB/16GB ROM
  • Software: Android Pie Go edition
  • Battery: Removable 2,500 mAh battery
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB 2.0; 3.5mm audio jack; Dual SIM support; Bluetooth 4.2;
  • Average MSRP: $99, expected in March 2019
Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 hands-on review

Nokia 210 specs

  • Body: Polycarbonate build
  • Screen: 2.4-inch QVGA (320x240px)
  • Camera: VGA (0.3MP) camera with flash
  • Chipset:
  • Memory: 16MB ROM
  • Software: S30+ platform, Opera Mini, Facebook, Classic Snake, Mobile AppStore
  • Battery: removable 1,020 mAh battery
  • Connectivity: dual SIM, FM Radio, 3G
  • Average MSRP: $30
Nokia 4.2, 3.2, 1 Plus and 210 hands-on review

Finally,Join us on the next page as we let's take a look at the Nokia 4.2 first. This is a device with many features you'd normally find on a premium phone for less than 200.