Nokia 4.2 Review 2019, Nokia 3.2 is HMD Global’s latest offering in India, and aims to leave a mark on the hottest competitive segment of the smartphone market.
The new Nokia phone inherits the curved dual glass design from its siblings in the current Nokia lineup and gives the stock Android experience.
In addition, Nokia 1.2 comes equipped with a dedicated Google Assistant button and a power button that doubles as a notification light.
But can better build quality and authentic Android software help to surpass the competition of Nokia 4.2, especially when budget offers like Xiaomi, Realme and Asus offer better hardware and more features at lower prices?
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Nokia 1.2’s on-paper specifications are clearly below what you can gain from competing brands, which means it has a few challenges ahead. We review Nokia 1.2 to see if this new smartphone can still prove to be the right device for your money.
Nokia 4.2 Design
The most striking aspect of Nokia 1.2 is its design, which borrowed material from Nokia.11 Plus (Review) and Nokia 5.1 Plus (Review) and shows the applicability The overall aesthetic profile is clean and underlined, especially.
The black version is the phone we are reviewing (the phone is available in Gloss Pink). The 2.5D glass with front and rear curved Nokia 3.2 is a premium. Gives the look and we are seeing it in increasing numbers than the gradient finish to phone nowadays.
There is a vertically aligned dual camera module that flush around with the rear panel and the fingerprint sensor sits at the bottom. The rim of this phone has a glossy finish with a curved profile, easily blends into the rear and front panels. The Nokia 1.2 certainly shows a higher premium than its price, and can be a good fit for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money.
Nokia 3.2’s premium design extends to the feel of its hand, which is great. The Nokia 4.2 has a comparatively small profile, 148.95×71.30×8.39 mm and is comfortable to maintain. se. You don’t have to adjust the phone in your hand and stretch the thumbs to reach the content at the far corner of the screen. The build quality of Nokia 3.2 is great, and if ergonomics and design are important for them to make important decisions, then this phone should be on the list of buyers.
The phone has a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left which can be useful for people who regularly use Virtual Assistant y Unfortunately, the Google Assistant button cannot be reproduced for any other task. A single press will bring Google’s AI assistant, while Double Press will bring up a page that provides relevant information and suggestions based on user activity and location.
The power button doubles as a notification light, thanks to an LED strip around it that creates a breathing light when a notification arrives. The volume rocker sits on top.
Nokia 4.2 All buttons provide satisfactory clear feedback
There is also a SIM tray on the left of the phone, which has two nano-SIM cards and three slots for holding up to 400 GB of microSD cards simultaneously. A 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone sit on top, while a micro-USB port, speakers and a microphone can be found at the bottom.
The Nokia 1.2 certainly looks and feels premium, but it comes with a bad side too. The glass rear panel quickly goes with fingerprint marks and dust, and this was especially highlighted in our black review unit. Nokia does not ship any protective suits to the retail package, so you must buy one separately, or be prepared to wipe the smugs from now and then to make the phone look clean.
Overall, the price of Nokia 4.2 is one of the best looking phones in the bracket. As an option and price, this phone is available in a single configuration with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, priced at Rs 10.990.
Nokia 3.2 Features and Features
Nokia 3.2 is quite uncomfortable in terms of specifications, to bring a premium look and enhance the quality of the table. The phone packs a 5.71-inch HD + (720×1520 pixels) display with a climate notch, 19: 9 aspect ratio, and a pixel density of 270ppi.
The phone is powered by an octa-core 12nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2 GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM.
This choice of processor is disappointing, considering that other phones are priced the same or less, boasting more powerful options like the Snapdragon 660 and MediaTek Helio P70 SC.
Even phones powered by a Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 710 processor can get a little more. The underpowered processor is reflected in the Nokia 3.2’s performance, but more on that later.
Nokia 3.2’s imaging hardware has a 5-megapixel primary camera with F / 2.2 aperture on the back, supported by a 2-megapixel depth sensor with F / 2.2 aperture.
At the front is an 8-megapixel camera with an F / 2.0 aperture. Except for bokeh mode, panorama, and timeline, there are no interesting camera features.
Nokia 1.2’s default camera app excludes bells and whistles, among others, such as AR stickers, slow-mo video recording and a night mode.
In terms of software, Nokia4.2 is part of Google’s Android One program and runs Android 9 Pie. Our review unit was stuck in the February 2019 security patch, though the May 2019 security patch was supposed to.
Since the Mobile phone runs a stock version of Android Pie, you gain access to features such as digital wellbeing, adaptive battery, adaptive brightness and navigation gestures to name a few.
Ambient display is another convenient feature that shows notifications for incoming messages, calls and alarms without waking the screen.
The phone supports facial recognition, but it is neither fast nor reliable, even in a very good environment. The fingerprint sensor, on the other hand, works just fine and unlocks the phone within a second.
The sensor can also be used to pull down the notification shade with a swipe down.
Nokia 4.2 is bloatware free, and we didn’t even see any annoying ads. Nokia 3.2 assures OS update of a major advantage over its rivals, with both Android Q and Android R promises to be a security update for this phone for three years.
Nokia 6.2 performance, camera and battery life
Let’s talk about this day’s performance, let’s start the show. The Nokia 7.2’s 7.71-inch HD + display introduces slightly washed out colors and has sub-par viewing angles.
The text looks sharp and the video content looks decent, making the image a problem for us when using this phone during the day. Sunlight was acceptable for readability, but childhood cranked in all directions.
However, photos and videos were difficult to see with a dark background.
Looking at the competition, one can look for phones that offer a better display with higher resolution and larger viewing angles.
On the positive side, there is adaptive brightness for automatic brightness adjustments, and night-night mode may be able to provide a more comfortable screen viewing experience.
Despite having Android stock, Nokia 6.2 feels comfortable out of the box. We expected its performance to be GP, but in contrast, things were slower from the get-go. Applications took their own sweet time to load, switching between them looked a bit shrunken, and even some in-app apps were slow to perform.
For example, while the other apps were running in the background, the keyboard took a while to open on WhatsApp and Twitter.
While the Snapdragon 439 processor may not flex a lot of muscle when it comes to gaming, we’ve still tried a few games to test how it fares going forward.
Casual games like Temple Run and Candy Crush continue to go smoothly, but heavy games, including PUBG Mobile, just run to their lowest levels with graphics and take some time to get the load.
Asphalt 9: In playing Legends we have occasionally noticed stutters and input lag. We’ve seen phones with Redmi Note 7 ₹ 10,390 (reviews) and equivalent prices
Realme 3 (Review) performs better when it comes to gaming. One thing is clear – if you want to play regular games, Nokia 4.2 is not for you.
As a benchmark, Nokia scored 5,212 runs in 6.2 ontology and scored 896 and 3,289 points, respectively, in the single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench 3.
The phone scored 439 and 7,752 respectively on the 3Dmark Slingshot Extreme and Ice Storm Extreme Tests. When it comes to Nokia 6.2’s camera performance, photos shot in daylight go decent with natural color and minimal visual processing. However there was a lack of sharpness and edge details.
The photos taken under natural light looked crisp and had an average dynamic range above them, but we did notice some washed up color in long-range shots on the outside in daylight.
Macros looked good with punchy colors, but after zooming in to the images on the big screen, there wasn’t much in the way of surface detail.
The gradients were nice to see, but we saw even better results from the Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7 as the camera struggled indoors under fluorescent light and as a result, the images werehed away the look with a covered, diminished sharpness.
Also, if you are playing with features like AR stickers, scene mode and artistic bokeh or lighting effects, Nokia 1.2 will disappoint you in their absence. The phone also lacks light-mode mode, so it wasn’t surprising that the photos taken in the dark had a lot of noise and granular textures.
As a front camera, the images it captures look natural. By default, no skin has been smoothed or whitened, which is always welcome.
The phone’s algorithms have done a decent job of separating subjects from their backgrounds and applying blurred effects. However, sharpness has taken a back seat here, and some flexibility is also seen.
You can adjust the intensity of the bokeh effect while capturing an image and save it afterwards.
There is an alkali beauty filter that lightens the skin color, widens the eyes, thinens javelins and adjusts the appearance of the face by smoothing the skin.
These changes are collectively applied by adjusting the intensity in the slider, for which there is no separate control for each. The integrated Google Lens function does a good job of detecting objects in the frame and dragging relevant information. Although the detection was quite slow, the results were mostly accurate.
When it comes to video, both front and rear cameras can record video in full-HD and HD resolution, but there’s no way to adjust the frame rate or aspect ratio. As a quality, our recorded videos have evolved to be the best. The colors look fine, there was a clear fight to lock the focus. Thanks to the lack of any kind of stability, there was a lot of frustration in the videos as well.
There are two major problems with Nokia 3.2 and its cameras that will frustrate users. The phone fights with a locking focus, which brings about the quality of the final output. Be it macros or regular shots, it was often annoying to see the camera hunt repeatedly for focus and underestimate the subject, even as we manually tapped the screen to focus.
Because of this immoral behavior, portions of our subject often become jarring when taking a portrait shot. Needless to say, we often had to take multiple shots – especially in portrait images – to ensure that at least one of them appeared well with the blurring effect of the correct background.
The other big annoyance was the shutter lag.
We often had to wait a few seconds and we had to tap the shutter button multiple times before the camera tried to lock focus again and take our next photo. The problem continued when using front and rear cameras and it proved to be quite annoying.
To check if our review unit has caused these issues because it is outdated software, we have run our test again on another Nokia 4.2 unit running the May 2019 security patch, but we have encountered the same focus lock and shutter lag problem.
The Nokia 3.2 packs a relatively small 3,000mAh battery, which barely consumes us in the course of a full day’s use.
We made some phone calls, used social media apps, browsed the web a bit, watched some videos on YouTube and played games for about 30 minutes, as well as productivity apps. Battery capacity is definitely down.
In our HD video battery loop test, the phone only lasted 10 hours 13 minutes. In terms of charge speed, the bundled charger takes two and a half hours to fully charge the phone. Needless to say, we very much missed the support for fast charging on Nokia 1.2.
As a tolerance, 10-15 percent battery power is consumed in about 30 minutes of gaming sessions. The Nokia 3.2 also got a bit warmer, but the temperature rise was mostly localized in the vicinity of the camera bump and the phone was not uncomfortable to hold.
The goal of Nokia 1.2 is to create momentum created by several recognized siblings, such as Nokia.1.3 Plus (review) and Nokia Plus Plus (review), but has failed for multiple reasons.
The phone is definitely nice to see and many people will appreciate the stock Android experience. It’s also tricky to include the notification LED around the power button, but that’s the end of the convenience of this phone.
Nokia 1.2 has cameras along with an underpowered processor that fights the lack of performance and features that buyers may like. To put it simply, the asking price is Rs. 10,990 is too steep for this phone.
Compared to low-priced rivals like the Redmi Note (review) and Realme 3 (review), the Nokia 4.2 is significantly underperforming in both hardware specifications and overall experience: the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (Review), the Realme 3 Pro (Review), and The Redmi Note 7 Pro can also focus on phones like the ₹ 14,960 (review), which are better for money than the Nokia 1.2. Offers quality.
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