Nokia Launches G22 Smartphone Targeted at Cost-Conscious Consumers

The Nokia G22 is designed for those who like to make their own smartphone repairs

The Nokia G22 was designed to allow users to quickly and easily repair the most common issues found on a smartphone. This includes fixing a cracked screen or charging port, and swapping out a powerless battery for a new one. HMD has partnered with repair firm iFixit to provide Nokia G22 users with parts, tools, and instructions. A DIY screen repair will take about 20 minutes, and replacing the phone’s battery is even quicker, taking as little as five minutes to complete. Prices for the replacement parts obtainable from iFixit start at £18.99 (approximately $23) for a new charging port to £44.99 (roughly $54) for a new display.

The Nokia G22’s internal parts

The Nokia G22 is equipped with a 6.52-inch display sporting a 720p HD+ resolution, and a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood is a Unisoc T606 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The triple camera setup on the back includes a 50MP primary, a 2MP macro camera for extreme close-ups, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is a teardrop notch that hosts the phone’s 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. The handset carries a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and the device has an IP52 rating for dust and water resistance. That means the Nokia G22 provides limited dust protection. It also protects the handset from water sprays that are less than 15 degrees from vertical. In other words, to play it safe, keep the phone away from water.

Software support for the Nokia G22

Even though the plan is to offer Nokia G22 replacement parts for five years, which would allow the phone to remain active over a longer period of time, software support is limited to two years of Android updates and three years of security updates. This means that users will have to keep up with the latest software updates to ensure the phone remains secure and runs optimally.