Nokia G42 5G ‘So Purple’ Review: Your reliable and affordable adventure companion

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Nokia G42 5G | So Purple
Nokia G42 5G | So Purple

Are you on the hunt for a dependable and budget-friendly smartphone that can keep up with your exciting journeys? Well, the Nokia G42 5G ‘So Purple’. In this review, we’re going to take a laid-back, non-techy stroll through why we adore this device and how it accompanied us on a fantastic adventure from the wineries in Orange, New South Wales to the breathtaking Hayman Island in Queensland.

First things first, let’s talk about the phone’s aesthetics. The Nokia G42 5G in ‘So Purple’ is a head-turner. It’s not about fancy bells and whistles; it’s all about simplicity and elegance. The ‘So Purple’ hue is pleasing to the eye, making it stand out without being too flashy. It’s the kind of phone you’ll proudly pull out for a quick selfie at a vineyard or during a sunset on Hayman Island.

Reliability: Your Trusty Companion

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter – reliability. The Nokia G42 5G is like that reliable friend who never lets you down. Its long-lasting battery life ensures you stay connected throughout your adventures. No need to panic about finding a charger in the middle of a wine tasting or while snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef.

Battery: 5000 mAh 1 QuickFix replaceable battery
Battery life: Up to 3-day battery life
Charging: 20W fast charging support (QC3.0 & PD3.0)
Features: Maintains >80% of original battery capacity even after 800 full charging cycles, QuickFix design for more accessible battery removal
Wattage: 20 W
Processor: Snapdragon® 480 Plus 5G

The 5G capability means you can share your Instagram-worthy moments in a flash, even from the most remote corners of Orange or Hayman Island. Whether you’re navigating through winery tours or looking for the best snorkelling spots, the Nokia G42 5G keeps you connected effortlessly.

We understand that adventures can be expensive, so it’s crucial to have a smartphone that doesn’t break the bank. The Nokia G42 5G is budget-friendly, which means you’ll have more money in your pocket to splurge on a bottle of your favourite wine or an underwater tour experience in the Great Barrier Reef.

Camera: Capturing the Moments

Now, let’s talk about the camera. The Nokia G42 5G may not have a dozen lenses, but it does a fantastic job capturing your adventures. Its 48-megapixel main camera ensures that your photos are sharp and vivid. The ‘So Purple’ phone is surprisingly good at low-light photography, which comes in handy for those romantic candlelit dinners in Orange or stargazing on Hayman Island.

Features: Night mode, Dark Vision, Tripod mode, AI portrait, 50MP mode with HDR, Personalized watermarks, OZO 3D Audio recording
Rear camera: 50 MP Main AF, 5P, f/1.8 + 2 MP Depth + 2 MP Macro Rear flash LED

Durability: Adventure-Ready

Adventure can be tough on your gadgets, but the Nokia G42 5G ‘So Purple’ is built to withstand the journey. It’s got a sturdy build that can handle a few accidental drops and splashes. So, if you’re sipping wine on a picturesque terrace or exploring the rugged terrain of Hayman Island, your phone will be right there with you, unscathed.

Ever dropped a phone and had to live with a cracked screen? There’s a better option. Thanks to its QuickFix design, Nokia G42 5G can be repaired at home. All you need is a few spare parts and tools from iFixit. iFixit has you covered for replacing flat batteries, broken screens, bent charging ports, and scratched back covers. They also offer free-to-access repair guides, so everything you need to start self-repairing your Nokia G42 5G is available from one place.

The Nokia G42 5G ‘So Purple’ is the ideal smartphone for adventurers who want reliability without emptying their wallets. Its simplicity, long-lasting battery, 5G connectivity, and camera capabilities make it an excellent choice for documenting your journeys.

Size: 6.56 in
Weight: 193.8 g
Features: 90Hz refresh rate, Brightness 450 nits (typ.), 400 nits (min.) 560 nits with brightness boost
Aspect ratio: 20:9
Cover glass: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Resolution: HD+ (720×1612)
SIM type: Dual SIM (nano-SIM + nano-SIM)
IPX rating: IPX2 (Protects from spraying water up to 15° vertically)

So, if you’re looking for a smartphone that’s got your back during your escapades, the Nokia G42 5G ‘So Purple’ is the one for you.

Why, let’s recap.

  • 5G connectivity: Fast network speeds, powered by the Snapdragon® 480+ 5G chipset.
  • Big screen, big audio: 6.56” HD+ display and OZO Playback for immersive videos and music.
  • Great photos: Using AI algorithms, the 50 MP camera takes shareable shots, day or night.
  • Up to 3-day battery life: Nokia G42 5G will see you through the weekend.
  • So secure: With Android™ 13, you have more control over what information apps can and can’t access including specific photos, videos and clipboard history. With up to 3 years of monthly security updates,¹ you won’t be worrying about ‘outdated protection’ any time soon.

Get ready to capture and share your memories effortlessly, all while staying within your budget. Adventure awaits – and now you have the perfect companion to bring along for the ride.