The new Nokia budget phones promise clean Android for everyone

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Both phones also have an AI-enhanced face release, a feature that, although seemingly useful, was largely unexplained by HMD. Oh, and the on / off buttons on both devices also have warning LEDs built in, which apparently "breathe" instead of blink when warnings come in, just because.

For those on a lower budget there is also an updated version of Nokia 1 from last year, the Nokia 1 Plus. It's an Android 9 Go device that should tell you all about the power we're working with – there's a quad-core MediaTek chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz on the inside, along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 or more 16 GB of storage space. Curiously, the best version of the phone – also known as the phone with a microSD slot – is only available in Latin America. Rounding off the package is a walkable eight-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front-facer, a headphone jack and a relatively modest 2500 mAh battery.

Surprisingly, the design of the Nokia 1 Plus is the best. Instead of sticking to the smooth polycarbonate that we saw in last year's model, HMD went with a heavier, textured finish that looks great in red. And despite the fact that this thing would only cost you $ 100, there's a decent 5.45-inch, 18: 9 screen here. That is not bad, especially because the 1 Plus is tailor-made for emerging markets.

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<p>Oh, and that new function phone? Meet the Nokia 210. HMD says that at $ 35 it is the cheapest internet-connected device of the company. It also has a crazy battery life – think weeks after a single charge – although that is to be expected given the little bit that this dual sim phone can deal with more realistically.</p>
<p>After all, the 210 performs HMD & # 39; s internal dumbphone OS instead of the more impressive (and feature-rich) KaiOS. Yet these are weeks you can spend playing Snake and poking around in a limited Facebook app without having to worry about connecting your phone. That is certainly important for something in my book.</p>
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