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The Nokia G42 is a repairable phone from the brand


HMD Global brand Nokia recently announced the Nokia G42. It is the brand's latest addition to the G series which is designed to offer repairability-centric features alongside decent internals enough to last for the next years. The phone maker has partnered with iFixit to support the mid-range handset with official repair kits and OEM parts.

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Dubbed "Designed to Last Longer in Every Way", the Nokia G42 packs an enormous 6.56-inch IPS display in HD+ resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate and a waterdrop notch for the 8MP front-facing camera. It comes protected with Gorilla Glass 3 on top, and a recycled plastic material on the back for ease of repair. It has a 50MP triple-camera setup, alongside two 2MP macro and depth sensors.

Powering the device is a Snapdragon 480+ chipset paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It has an expandable microSD slot and runs on Android 13, with two years of major OS updates and three years of monthly security patches. The phone has a 3-day 5,000mAh battery according to the brand, with 20W charging tech, which the brand claims to last through 800 full-charging cycles.

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The Nokia G42 is also IP52-rated and has a headphone jack and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone is offered in Purple and Grey colors, and carries a starting price tag of €249 (~roughly PHP 15K) for the 6GB + 128GB model. Meanwhile, the replacement components will cost you €50 (~roughly PHP 3K) for the screen, €25 (~roughly PHP 1.5K) for the battery, and €20 (~roughly PHP 1.2K) for the charging port. Local availability is yet to be announced.