Official Nokia G42: HMD’s first repairable 5G smartphone | PRICE

 

Nokia G42 5G it’s official: it’s the first 5G smartphone of the HMD brand to be repairable independently by the user, the second ever after G22 arrived in Italy in March. It is currently available in the color So Purpleyou will have to wait a few more weeks to be able to buy it in the So Gray shade too.

The Finnish brand again focuses on ease of repair, and does so with QuickFix to replace the body, screen, battery and charging port yourself by relying on the guides and spare parts offered by iFixit (prices HERE).

I’m excited to see how our partnership with HMD Global is driving self-service repairs. It’s not just about supplying spare parts, it’s about spreading the do-it-yourself ethos among consumers and showing that the era of self-service repair is indeed upon us – Kyle Wiens, iFixit CEO

 

Easily repairable by yourself, therefore, but not only: Nokia G42 5G offers a display of 6.56 inches with a 90Hz refresh rate, the processor Snapdragon 480+ 5G by Qualcomm and a battery of 5,000mAh which guarantees an autonomy of up to 3 days and a capacity greater than 80% of the original one too after 800 full charge cycles (about 4 years old). Equipped with the Android 13 operating system, the smartphone will receive two major updates (therefore it will arrive at Android 15) and three years of security updates.

Nokia G42 5G offers four cameras: a front one from 8MP and three rear from 50+2+2MP. The main one integrates artificial intelligence-based imaging algorithms that allow you to get clear shots even in low light conditions.

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DATA SHEET

  • display: 6.56″ HD+ 720×1612, 90Hz refresh rate, 450nit (560nit max), 20:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • mobile platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G
  • memory:
    • 4GB RAM + 2GB virtual / 6GB RAM with 2 or 5GB virtual
    • 128GB internal expandable up to 1TB
  • dual SIM: Yes
  • connectivity: 5G, WiFi 5 (WiFi 6 ready), Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm jack, GPS
  • os: Android 13, 2 expected updates, up to 3 years of security patches
  • resistence: IP52
  • material: plastic shell, 60% recycled plastic back
  • audio: 1x speaker, OZO Playback, OZO 3D Audio recording, 2x microphones
  • fingerprint sensor: lateral
  • cameras:
    • front: 8MP, FF
    • rear:
      • 50MP main, f/1.8, AF
      • 2MP depth
      • 2MP macros
      • video recording with OZO 3D Audio
      • LED flashes
  • Batteries:
    • 5,000mAh
    • not removable
    • autonomy up to 3 days
    • retains over 80% of original capacity even after 800 full charge cycles
    • QuickFix design for easy removal
    • 20W recharge
  • dimensions and weight: 165×75.8×8.55mm by 193.8g
  • colors: So Purple, So Grey

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

Nokia G42 5G is available in the So Purple color in the 6 / 128GB version 259 euros, the So Gray tint will arrive in the next few weeks. On the official website (link in SOURCE) the Nokia Comfort Earbuds are offered included in the price. Here are the repair costs:

  • repair kits at iFixit.com: 5€
  • shell: from €24.95
  • battery: from €24.95
  • screen: from €49.95
  • charging port: from €24.95