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Your Christmas 2023 shopping guide for Nokia smartphones and tablets

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A Christmas tree ready for 2023

We all have different smartphone preferences. We’ve got a device for just about everyone.

Christmas shopping: it’s equal parts wonderful and stressful. On the one hand, it’s rewarding to find the gifts that you think will put a smile on the faces of your loved one. On the other hand, there are always those worries of “will they like this?” That’s why we’ve put together a Christmas shopping guide for some of our most popular smart devices. Skim through the article, find the persona that best matches the person you’re shopping for, then check out our suggestions. Happy shopping!

The environmentally conscious

Considering the environmental impact of our actions is becoming increasingly common – and rightfully so. Small changes can add up to big, positive impacts. But we don’t have to go totally off-grid to make a positive change. We still want to live our lives. If you know someone who leads a busy life but always has the planet on their mind, we’ve got some options for them.

Taking a photo with Nokia X30 5G

Nokia X30 5G

In terms of materials used, Nokia X30 5G is our most environmentally friendly device to date, with a body made from 100% recycled aluminum and 65% recycled plastic. With 5G connectivity¹ and 90 Hz refresh rate display, browsing the net is fast and scrolling through feeds looks sharp. It’s sleek, stylish, and sturdy to boot. Perfect for those with a fast-paced lifestyle who want to curb their carbon footprint.

The repairable Nokia G42 5G

Nokia G42 5G

One way to reduce your phone’s impact on the planet is to keep that phone in use for longer, thereby reducing the number of smart devices you actually purchase in the long run. What better way to keep something going than by fixing it. Nokia G42 5G is our first repairable 5G smartphone.¹ That fast internet connectivity is great for keeping up with work and down-time. If the screen, charging port or back cover get damaged, you can buy tools and replacement parts from iFixit to repair at home.² You can even swap out the battery if it gets depleted. Replacing individual parts has a lighter cost on the planet – and the wallet – than buying a whole new phone.

The techno-curious

Curiosity is not restricted by age, but it can be particularly prevalent in the young and the elderly. So, if you’re shopping for a youngster who is due their first smartphone, or a grandparent fascinated with how technology has developed, these phones might be the ones you’re looking for.

Nokia C32 in green

Nokia C32

With a 3-day battery life,³ Nokia C32 will keep the curious busy all weekend long. With a 50 MP rear sensor and Night Mode for both the front and rear cameras, they’re sure to be impressed by the quality of photos. If they’re style-conscious, then good news – Nokia C32 comes in Beach Pink, Charcoal, and Autumn Green colors. Whichever you pick for them, it will look stunning thanks to the smooth glass backing.

The repairable Nokia G22

Nokia G22

Our first repairable smartphone, Nokia G22 is perfect for anyone who wants to peek under the hood and get hands-on. You can replace the screen, charging port, back cover or battery thanks to QuickFix repairability – just head to iFixit for tools, guides and spare parts.² But how does it run? Well, with the virtual RAM feature,⁴ you can drive up the performance when you need it most.

The youngest in the family

As you get older, we tend to take on-the-go entertainment for granted. But for kids, the colors, the sounds, and the stories are all relatively new wonders. The trouble is, kids might not understand that a smart device is not just another toy that can be thrown around. That’s where the Nokia T10 Kids Edition comes in.

Nokia T10 Kids Edition tablet and cover

Nokia T10 Kids Edition tablet

A gift for kids and their parents alike, Nokia T10 Kids Edition tablet is protected in a colorful cover, cutting back on accidents caused by drops and spills. It also doubles as a stand, so they can watch their favorite shows comfortably. Oh, and it’s not just protective on the outside – Google Kids Space and parental controls are built right in, so they can browse and play in peace, while Mum and Dad enjoy a little peace and quiet.

The outdoorsy type

For some people, adventure calls every weekend in the form of biking or hiking. That doesn’t mean they don’t want to stay in touch – it just means they have to be extra protective of their smartphone while they’re enjoying the great outdoors. Well, not anymore.

The robust Nokia XR21

Nokia XR21

This is our toughest smartphone yet. Water, drops, extreme temperatures – Nokia XR21 can handle it.⁵ If they want to capture their surroundings and share the moment on their socials, the 64 MP AI camera will help them do just that. And if the weather takes a turn for the worst, they can still use Nokia XR21 comfortably – the screen responds to wet hands, and even gloves. With a 2-day battery life,⁶ they can stay connected throughout their weekend adventure.

The hybrid home-and-office worker

Our relationship with the office has changed in recent years, and a hybrid model of working – where you work from home on some days and at the office on others – is still popular. If you know someone who is bouncing between their company office and their home office, a reliable tablet might just be the thing.

Nokia T21 tablet

Nokia T21 tablet

With a 3-day battery life,⁷ Nokia T21 can take them through work on Friday and downtime throughout the weekend. HD video calling is perfect for remote meetings, and for checking in with friends and family. With active pen support,⁸ Nokia T21 can give them an edge with their productivity and creativity, letting them jot down their thoughts, takes notes, or sketch out their ideas.

A smartphone is for years, not just for Christmas.

We hope this gave you some ideas for those special names on your shopping list. Whichever Nokia smartphone or tablet you think is right for them, you can rest assured it will serve them long after the holiday season.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Why not check out our feature phones and accessories? If they already have the smart device that’s right for them, wireless earbuds are something they can take into use right away. Or, maybe they need to take a break from online life with Nokia 3310 or the Nokia 2660 Flip? There are plenty more devices to explore.

¹ 5G coverage is limited and might not be supported by your network service provider. Actual speed depends on network and other factors.

² Details available at https://www.hmd.com/en_int/self-repair.

³ The 3-day battery testing was conducted using a real-life usage test by HMD Global. Find out more at https://www.hmd.com/nokia-c-32

⁴ Using memory extension (virtual RAM) requires enough storage space. To protect the storage, memory extension is automatically and permanently disabled once 90% of the usage limit is reached. This can occur after 4 years of heavy usage. Find out more at https://www.hmd.com/nokia-g-22

⁵ Based on MIL-STD 810H rating

⁶ The 2-day battery testing was conducted using a real-life usage test by HMD Global. Find out more at https://www.hmd.com/nokia-xr-21

⁷ The 3-day battery testing was conducted using a real-life usage test by HMD Global. Find out more at https://www.hmd.com/nokia-t-21

⁸ Active pen not included. Compatible with active pens using WGP and/or AES 2.0 technology.

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