The best Nokia phones in 2024: Affordable, functional handsets with a hint of nostalgia

Nokia XR20 Review
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The best Nokia phones really do exist, despite what many believe. The association of Nokia phones with being primarily cheap burner phones with brick-like builds that were ubiquitous in the early 2000s is misleading, as some of the latest Nokia smartphones are actually superb at keeping up with the latest advancements in flagship phone technology, and are even manufactured to be ultra eco-friendly.

Nokia re-entered the mobile phone market in 2016, through the formation of the Finnish company HMD, and became competitive once again, with its new range of sophisticated Android smartphones. Today, while even the best Nokia phones don't match up to the top-quality Apple iPhones or Samsung Galaxy phones, they still have a lot to offer if you're looking for a smartphone that costs under a grand.

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.

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