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Nokia G22 is the first device of the QuickFix program

26. 02. 2023 Sunday / By: Robert Denes / Reviews / Exact time: BST / Print this page

HMD Global has made smartphone repairs available to phone users, announcing that the Nokia G22 is the first to qualify for its new “QuickFix” program, which aims to minimize the effort, knowledge and cost associated with replacing a broken screen or battery.

For the Nokia G22, HMD Global has partnered with iFixit to provide official replacement parts and essential tools to get the job done. While taking apart the phone and pulling out the components might seem daunting at first, HMD Global actually seems to have made the task a lot easier than you might think.

At the pre-announcement of the Nokia G22, an HMD Global representative took the Nokia G22 apart and replaced the battery with a new one in a matter of seconds, five minutes, while still giving a presentation. The job was done with three tools: the included SIM tray removal tool, a 00 screwdriver, and a guitar pick to help separate the back and case. The screwdriver and pick can be purchased from iFixit, along with a new battery.

The price is reasonable: 30 EUR (GBP 26, USD 31 and INR 2623) for the battery, or 50 EUR (GBP 44, USD 52 and INR 4372) for a new display, and with the toolkit an additional 5 EUR. While replacing the battery took five minutes, replacing the display is more complicated and takes an estimated 20 minutes. Those costs are about 30% cheaper than paying a company to do it, and HMD Global says the process involves 50% fewer steps than before. According to HMD Global, it takes professional companies about 45 minutes to replace a battery in a competing phone.

For this, we get a 6.5-inch screen, a 100% recycled plastic body, a 5050 mAh battery with an estimated three days of use, and a Unisoc T606 processor. It comes in two colors, Lagoon Blue and Meteor Grey. It has an IP52 water and dust resistance rating that will not be affected by any repairs provided the instructions are followed properly.

The device runs Android 12, which HMD Global says is due to the phone's extended development time, and the push to Android 13 will include one of two major updates guaranteed. It also comes with three years of security updates, which is good for a smartphone at this price. It's also only a 4G phone, which also affects longevity. The main camera on the back is 50 megapixels and sits alongside a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth camera.

It's not the specs that make the Nokia G22 exciting; it's a relatively easy fix at a low entry price from a brand already associated with durability. Outside of the Fairphone, this level of repairability is rarely seen, and it's another addition to HMD Global's growing list of similarly eco-conscious initiatives.

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