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Nokia G42 5G disassembly and assembly videos

30. 06. 2023 Friday / By: Robert Denes / Compare / Exact time: BST / Print this page

Of course, Techo Rabin also disassembled the Nokia G42 5G smartphone announced on Wednesday, showing you the internal structure of the device. The Nokia G42 5G was presented on Wednesday. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC. Said to be affordable, sustainable and durable, the device was launched with replaceable parts, including the display, battery and charging port.

The new Nokia G42 5G is an average-looking device with one outstanding feature: repairability. The battery, display, back cover and charging port can be replaced by anyone using simple tools. All replacement parts will be available for five years through iFixit , and the company also offers a professional repair service if you so desire. In theory, this will significantly extend the life of the phone beyond the normal range. However, the software support commitment suggests otherwise. The Nokia G42 5G only gets two years of OS updates and three years of security updates, meaning nothing after 2026.

According to HMD Global, the manufacturer of Nokia phones, both costs and user feedback informed the decision. You're probably thinking that people will definitely want to replace their phones after 2-3 years, but that defeats the point of repairability. The biggest change is 5G, making it the brand's first repairable phone with the latest connectivity option. This is based on a change in chipset, replacing the Unisoc T606 in favor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+. In addition to 6 GB of RAM (instead of 4 GB), a slight increase in performance should also be expected. 128GB of internal storage remains the only option, although it can be expanded with a microSD card (up to 1TB).

The only other change is the new purple finish, which certainly makes the plastic back more attractive. All other key specifications remain the same, including the removable 5,000mAh battery. According to HMD Global, this can last up to three days of (presumably very light) use, and will retain 80% of its original capacity after 800 charge cycles – which equates to around four years. USB-C can be used for 20W charging, while the 3.5mm headphone jack is still here. The three rear cameras are also unchanged, the main 50-megapixel lens is joined by 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors. The 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front also remains unchanged. If the G22's identical specs are any indication, you can expect decent shots in good light, but an underwhelming experience elsewhere. The G42's 6.5-inch LCD panel is only 720p (720×1612) but has a 90Hz refresh rate. At 194 grams, it is relatively light compared to a device of this size.

Thanks for the videos Rabin!!!

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