Nokia made an excellent return in 2016 and began competing amongst the large boys with its Android phones.
Though the brand new telephones won’t be the rock-solid, meme-worthy 3310, it is nonetheless potential to say that proudly owning a Nokia cellphone is one thing to be pleased with.
HMD International is behind the revitalisation, utilizing the Nokia branding on smartphones from entry-level to flagship devices. And it’s utilizing a few of the heritage of the cellphone producer’s previous as inspiration.
That is why we have handpicked a few of our favorite Nokia cellphones from the previous couple of many years. We have additionally chucked in some stinkers too.
So listed below are the most effective and, frankly, worst and weirdest Nokia handsets all of us bear in mind.
Nokia Mobira Talkman (1985)
The Talkman was a chunky beast of a cellphone that you can theoretically take with you wherever, nevertheless it was removed from sensible.
From 1985 to 1992, Nokia manufactured the Mobira Talkman line of crazy-large cell telephones you can carry with you (in case your arms have been robust sufficient to elevate the large block/suitcase connected to the cellphone).
It’d seem like a monster, however this was the beginning of issues to come back.
Nokia Cityman (1987)
The Cityman is one among many well-known Nokia telephones from its early many years. Once more, a chunky machine by right this moment’s requirements however actually fashionable on the time.
The Cityman was one of many first compact telephones. It turned well-known in 1987 when Mikhail Gorbachev, then-president of the Soviet Union, used a Cityman 900 to name Moscow throughout a press convention.
Nokia 1011 (1993)
The 1011 is legendary for being the primary mass-produced GSM cellphone. Once more, not a lot to take a look at, however telephones had definitely come a good distance from their chunky origins.
Nokia 8110 (1996)
The 8110 gained notoriety as being the primary cellphone with a slider kind issue, however the design’s distinguished curvature earned it the nickname “banana cellphone”.
It was additionally fashionable on the time because of an look within the palms of Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.
Nokia 9000 Communicator (1996)
The 9000 Communicator was a messaging cellphone and the primary cellphone underneath the Communicator collection. It’s well-known for being utilized by actor Val Kilmer within the remake of The Saint in addition to by actors Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock within the movie Dangerous Firm.
Nokia 5110 (1998)
The 5110 was made with enterprise customers in thoughts, although it is most remembered right this moment for being one of many first telephones to characteristic an addictive recreation known as Snake.
Nokia 3210 (1999)
The 3210 was notable as a result of it launched the concept of vibrant, interchangeable covers. There are claims over 160 million items have been bought, making it one of the crucial fashionable and profitable telephones in historical past.
Nokia 7110 (1999)
The 7110 is nicknamed “The Swordfish Telephone” as a result of it was utilized by actor John Travolta within the movie Swordfish. It was additionally the primary cell phone to come back with a WAP browser.
Nokia 8210 (1999)
The 8210 was the smallest and lightest Nokia cell phone out there when it launched and got here with vibrant, interchangeable covers.
Nokia 3310 (2000)
Maybe probably the most iconic of all Nokia handsets, the 3310 was the cellphone that actually took the interchangeable covers craze to all-new ranges. It was additionally a hardy machine – we all know as we by chance lobbed a good few of them throughout automotive parks and down streets, however they continued to work.
Nokia 6310 (2001)
Enterprise sorts liked the 6310 and 6310i (and the same wanting 6210 earlier than them). It was extra skilled wanting than the 3310, however nonetheless supplied a level of customisation in an interchangeable plate on the backside. The “i” model added a backlit display screen and tri-band connectivity.
Nokia 7650 (2001)
The 7650 was the primary Nokia smartphone with Symbian OS, it was additionally the primary with a built-in digital camera, introducing a brand new age of characteristic telephones.
Nokia 5510 (2001)
The 5510 featured a full QWERTY keyboard and a digital music participant. It even had 64 MB of reminiscence for storing audio information. Tonnes of room, proper? (Sarcasm.) This cellphone appeared in the course of the period when extra bodily buttons have been a very good factor.
Nokia N-Gage (2002)
The N-Gage was Nokia’s try and win over GameBoy customers. It was a gaming machine and cell phone in a single, although avid gamers scoffed on the cellphone and described it as wanting like a taco.
Nokia 3600/3650 (2002)
The 3600/3650 was additionally the primary cellphone in North America with an built-in digital camera. It was additionally totally different because of its round keypad.
Nokia 6800 (2002)
The 6800 was marketed as a messaging cellphone due to its uncommon fold-out QWERTY keyboard. Anybody would assume Nokia had an obsession with bodily buttons at this level.
Nokia 5100 (2002)
The 5100 was a rugged machine with a rubber casing and built-in FM stereo. Regardless of being designed to be rugged, it would not exchange the 3310 in individuals’s reminiscences because the strongest cellphone ever produced.
Nokia 3300 (2003)
The 3300 was marketed as music taking part in cellphone but in addition featured a QWERTY keyboard.
Nokia 7600 (2004)
The 7600 had a teardrop kind issue. It was aimed on the style market and featured interchangeable covers. One other in a line of quirky-shaped telephones from Nokia that confirmed the corporate wasn’t afraid to innovate and do issues in a different way.
Nokia 7280 (2004)
The 7280 was additionally known as the “lipstick” cellphone. Introduced as a part of Nokia’s Style Telephone line, it had black, white and purple styling in addition to a display screen that reworked it right into a mirror. Weirdly futuristic wanting and definitely one other uncommon smartphone.
Nokia 7710 (2005)
The 7710 was a smartphone broadly often known as being Nokia’s first machine with a touchscreen.
Nokia N90 (2005)
The N90 was one other cellphone underneath the N-series however stood out for its swivel design that reworked into 4 totally different modes.
Nokia 8800 (2005)
The 8800 was a slider cellphone. It was totally different in that it had a stainless-steel housing and a scratch-resistant display screen.
Nokia 1100 (2005)
The Nokia 1100 was a fundamental GSM cell phone. Nokia claimed in 2011 that the cellphone was as soon as owned by 250 million individuals, making it the world’s hottest cellphone at the moment.
Nokia 3250 (2005)
The 3250 was a novel cell phone that featured a twist design, a conventional cellphone keypad, a digital camera, and devoted music management keys.
Nokia 6280 (2005)
The 6280 was one other 3G cell phone. It had a slide kind issue and a pair of.2-inch color TFT display screen.
Nokia N70 (2005)
The N70 was a 3G cell phone. It was introduced as a part of Nokia’s brand-new line of N-series multimedia telephones. We thought it was a feature-packed cellphone for positive however questioned in regards to the lack of a QWERTY keyboard.
Nokia 5300 (2006)
The 5300 was reportedly the most well-liked (regarding the variety of items bought) of all of the XpressMusic telephones, a line of Nokia telephones that was designed for music playback.
Nokia N81 (2007)
The N81 was marketed as a cellular gaming machine – much like the 2003 N-Gage – and was notable for being the one N-Gage 2.0 machine with particular gaming keys.
Nokia N95 (2007)
Coming with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity, the Nokia N95 was a very “sensible” cellphone for its day. The battery took some bashing nevertheless, because of all of the tech crammed inside, and it wanted charging typically.
Nokia 1280 (2010)
Regardless of a transparent demand for every little thing sensible, Nokia went forward with this inexpensive ultrabasic dual-band GSM cell phone… in 2010.
Nokia 808 Pureview (2012)
The 808 was Nokia’s final Symbian-powered smartphone. It was additionally the primary cellphone to characteristic Nokia’s PureView Professional know-how.
Nokia Lumia 1020 (2013)
Described as a Windows Phone 8 powered cameraphone, the Nokia 1020 notably featured a PureView Professional digital camera with a 41-megapixel picture sensor. It was additionally the final Nokia cellphone made earlier than Microsoft introduced it could purchase Nokia’s cellphone enterprise.
Nokia 3310 (2017)
And that is the reimagined Nokia 3310, as launched in 2017. It’s also a easy characteristic cellphone, moderately than a smartphone, however has a full-colour display screen and is way slimmer than the unique. There’s even a current 4G improve out there too.
Nokia 9 PureView (2019)
The Nokia 9 PureView is bonkers – it has five cameras aimed toward delivering a really distinctive digital camera answer. That took place because of an in depth collaboration with Mild, who produced a 16-camera device, the L16. However the Nokia 9 PureView is interesting for different causes too, not least of which is a way more palatable worth when put next with different flagships launched in 2019.
Nokia 5.3 (2020)
The Nokia 5.3 continued the corporate’s pattern of making superb mid-range and budgets telephones full of options at an affordable worth.
Nokia XR20 (2021)
The Nokia XR20 is an fascinating rugged cellphone and one which the corporate claims is the hardest it is ever made. Sure, which means it is stronger than the traditional Nokia 3310 as effectively.
Not fairly constructed for these on a constructing website, however definitely adequate that the typical consumer will not have to fret.
Nokia 5710 XpressAudio (2022)
Following on from the Nokia XpressMusic telephones that launched in 2006, the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio rocks a retro-vintage T9 keyboard, nevertheless it’s the again that is thrilling. The Nokia 5710 have headphones that tuck into the again of the machine, with a sliding cowl. Very cool.
Nokia G22 (2023)
Bringing us as much as the current, the Nokia G22 launched in 2023 with DIY restore in thoughts. Nokia teamed up with iFixit with a purpose to make at house smartphone repairs a actuality with this machine.