Drastic sales of Nokia skittles in the Philippines

26. 12. 2020 Saturday / By: Robert Denes / Generic / Exact time: BST / Print this page

The headline doesn’t sound good, it doesn’t give any encouragement to Nokia Mobile and HMD Global. Well, now let’s do a little study on what kind of phone handsets we can buy in the Asian market. The prices will of course be the same, they will be about the same.

I'm trying to find the same phones for the price. Let's first look for manufacturers. because Nokia 3.4 is said to be one of the cheapest that Nokia can offer to customers today and its price is quite balanced.

Asian manufacturers include Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Realme, Ulefone, Cubot, Umidigi, Hafury, Blackview, Doogee, OnePlus and Oukitel ... etc. phone manufacturers.

Let’s start with the very first and currently dominant manufacturer in the mobile market i.e. Samsung. The current price of Nokia 3.4 in the Philippines is 145 euros (178 USD). What smartphones can we blame in this price segment in Asia on Amazon?

  • 1 - Samsung Galaxy A20, 32GB LTE for Verizon, Black ($174.95)

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  • 2 - Honor 9X Lite w/Play Store (128GB, 4GB) 6.5", 48MP, Dual SIM GSM Unlocked Global 4G LTE ($189.00)

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  • 3 - Xiaomi Redmi 9 64GB, 4GB RAM, 6.53" Full HD + AI Quad Camera, LTE Factory Unlocked Smartphone - International Version (Ocean Green) ($189.50)

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  • 4 - Realme 6i (64GB, 3GB) 6.5" HD+ Display, 5000mAh Battery, Helio G80, Dual SIM GSM Unlocked Global 4G LTE ($174.99)

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  • 5 - Rugged Cell Phones Unlocked Ulefone Armor X8, 4GB + 64GB, Android 10, 5.7 inch Waterproof Phones Unlocked, 13MP Triple Rear Camera, 5080mAh Big Battery, Dual 4G, Type C, GPS, NFC, US Version - Black ($179.99)

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  • 5/2 - Ulefone Armor X5 4G Rugged Unlocked Cell Phones, Rugged Phones Waterproof Android 10 5.5''HD 32GB+3GB Dual SIM Smartphone 13MP+5MP Camera 5000Mah, Shockproof/Compass/Face ID/NFC/-Red ($149.99)

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  • 6 - CUBOT X30 Unlocked Smartphone, 6GB/128GB,6.4 Inch FHD Display, 48MP Five Al Rear Camera, Android 10 Unlocked Cell Phones 4200mAh Battery, 4G Dual SIM, Gradiet+Green ($189.99)

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  • 7 - Unlocked Smartphones 2019, UMIDIGI X in-Screen Fingerprint Dual SIM 4G Budget Phone, 48MP Triple Camera 6.35'' AMOLED Full Screen 4150mAh NFC RAM 4G ROM 128GB Fast Charging. ($169.99)

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  • 8 - Unlocked Smartphones 2019, UMIDIGI X in-Screen Fingerprint Dual SIM 4G Budget Phone, 48MP Triple Camera 6.35'' AMOLED Full Screen 4150mAh NFC RAM 4G ROM 128GB Fast Charging. ($169.99)

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  • 9 - HAFURY GT20 Unlocked Smartphone, 6GB RAM/128GB, 6.4-Inch Display, 48MP Cameras, 4200mAh Battery, Android 10, Global Version, Dual SIM, Black ($189.99)

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  • 10 - Blackview BV6300 Ultra Slim Outdoor Smartphone without Contract - 5.7 Inch HD + Display Android 10, 13MP Quad Camera with Smart HDR, Octa-Core 3GB / 32GB, 4380mAh Battery, Dual SIM Mobile Phone- Green ($189.99)

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  • 11 - Unlocked Smartphone DOOGEE N30 (2020) Mobile Phone 4GB+128GB Triple Rear Camera 6.55" Infinity Display Android 10.0 4500mAh 4G Dual SIM Phones White ($179.99)

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  • 12 - OnePlus 6T A6013 128GB Storage + 8GB Memory, 6.41 inch AMOLED Display, Android 9 - Mirror Black US Version VERIZON + GSM T-Mobile Unlocked Phone (Renewed) ($209.00)

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  • 13 - OUKITEL WP8 Pro Rugged Phones - Unlocked Smartphones, 5000mAh MT6762D,IP68 Waterproof Cell Phones 6.49 inch Android 10.0 4+64 ROM 8MP+16MP Global Version, NFC(Orange) ($189.99)

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  • 13/2 - OUKITEL C21 Unlocked Cellphones 64GB+4GB 6.4”FHD+ Smartphones Unlock Helio P60 20MP Front Camera 4 Rear Cameras 4000mAh Battery Mobile Phone 4G Dual SIM Face ID&Fingerprint Blue ($149.99)

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    I used to look at the brand, handset manufacturer, when buying a new phone (30 years earlier). Later I looked at the specification, processor and battery capacity, display size, memory. I am currently looking at the price of the device relative to a given segment in addition to the specifications. Unfortunately, if we look at the Nokia 3.4 specification, we can see that it is very, very low compared to the competing devices in the market.

    Two things distinguish the Nokia 3.4 smartphone from the listed devices which is the 6.52-inch, 720 x 1600 pixel IPS display with a pixel density of 269 ppi, and the NOKIA logo which names the phone manufacturer. Nokia! The blue Nokia logo, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. The company was founded in 1865, ie we can now talk about a 155-year-old company. Which is the competing mobile device manufacturer that is 155 years old?

    There are no more! Is that why we take on Nokia? You decide! Unfortunately, there are no more positive arguments at the moment, but more negative ones! Look at the specifications of the devices! Almost all phones have better battery, storage, camera .... etc. has the potential! Let's ask the question! When can we see, finally meet, a really powerful Nokia phone? Let’s face it, the market and customers aren’t waiting for Nokia!

    Let's see a list of Nokia phones sold in the Philippines in December 2020:

  • Nokia 110: 336 pieces

  • Nokia 105: 517 pieces

  • Nokia 3.4: 11 pieces

  • Nokia 2.4: 8 pieces

  • Nokia C2: 23 pieces


    What argument should we make in view of these numbers? All indications are that there is an error in sales, advertising, but there is an error in the seller.... maybe you have something to do with HMD Global's sales problems? Not enough of the Blue Nokia logo?


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