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Nokia introduces the G310 5G, the Repairable Smartphone

Nokia introduces the G310 5G smartphone, priced at $186, with an emphasis on disassembly and repair possibilities. This budget-friendly device offers impressive specifications for its cost, and Nokia has intentionally crafted it to be easily repairable, enabling users to dismantle and replace components such as the screen or battery without requiring extensive technical expertise.

Nokia G310 5G

Nokia's philosophy centers around the notion that the ease of repairing a device directly influences its lifespan. This philosophy resonates within the G310 5G, a phone that can be fixed using authentic spare parts and instructional guides from iFixit, alongside basic tools that empower individuals to conduct repairs independently.

Promoting repairability benefits both one's finances and the environment, as prolonging the usage of a phone contributes to reduced waste. Furthermore, the personal satisfaction derived from mending a device oneself imparts a sense of accomplishment, underscoring one's commitment to its longevity.

Amidst the backdrop of the burgeoning Right to Repair movement, Nokia's emphasis on the repairability of its phone aligns coherently. This perspective contrasts with prevailing trends, where numerous manufacturers are making their devices increasingly intricate to mend. The conscientious approach taken by Nokia in prioritizing repairability stands as a positive departure from this trend.

Yet, the appeal of a phone extends beyond its repair capabilities. Even with its attractive $186 price tag, the G310 5G boasts commendable specifications for functional usage. Featuring a 6.56-inch 90Hz display with a resolution of 720 x 1612, it houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G processor, complemented by 4GB of RAM—appropriate for an economical handset. With 128GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card up to 1TB, and a 5000mAh battery, users can expect extended periods of operation. The added advantage of 20W fast charging, a rarity in devices within this price range, contributes to its allure.

The camera setup includes a 50MP primary lens, accompanied by a 2MP Depth sensor and a 2MP Macro lens. On the front side, an 8MP camera caters to selfie enthusiasts.

While these specifications may not rival those of premium models like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra or iPhone 14 Pro Max, they comfortably align with expectations and even surpass them in certain aspects, given the G310 5G's affordability.

Scheduled for release on August 24, the G310 5G's accessible price point of $186 positions it as an enticing option. It will be conveniently available directly from Nokia and can also be acquired through Metro, should one prefer to go through a carrier.

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