10 classic Nokia phones that HMD Global should revive
A few months back, HMD Global, the new company behind the new Nokia smartphones, has announced the return of the iconic Nokia 3310. It’s not the same model though but a modernized variant. That said, we were wondering what other Nokia phones that HMD should revive and bring back to the market. Here are our top picks.
The 3310 is not the only legend in Nokia’s lineup. It’s predecessor, the 3210 is also one of the most popular and successful phones in history. It has customizable clip-on faceplates and an internal antenna. Even with its candy bar design, the 3210 is one of the sleekest mobile phones of its time.
The 5110 is one of those classic-looking phones (in today’s standards) thanks to its bulky build and external antenna. Still, it was one of the most popular phones back in the day. It’s rugged, has a long battery life and replaceable faceplates like the 3210.
Speaking of rugged, the 5210 is close to that thanks to its Xpress-On shells that is made of plastic and rubber. Rugged feature phones will still be considered nowadays especially by the adventurous types.
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic
A music-centric feature phone is still an attractive offering, and a modern 5310 XpressMusic seems like a fun choice. It’s thin, has a camera, and dedicated audio chip and music controls.
Feature phones nowadays are supposed to be small, but a modernized 7110 with a Navi-roller and spring-loaded sliding cover is still cool.
The Nokia 7650 is one of the company’s most popular handsets. It has a camera, colored screen, and a slide-out keyboard. Imagine how it would look like if HMD makes a 2017 model but with Android running under the hood.
One of favorite Nokia phones is the 8250. It’s tiny but stylish, especially those physical keys with a butterfly design. You can also swap the Xpress-on covers if you want to change its color. If this gets reintroduced, I would definitely get one.
The 8890 is one of Nokia’s feature phones that appeals to professionals and businessmen. It has a premium-looking body with chrome keys and a slide out cover. Although professionals and businessmen use smartphones nowadays, a modern take on the 8850 can still be appealing.
Like smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards? The E71 is one of the best around back in the day. It has a premium build, ergonomic design, colored screen, and a camera. A modern release running Android should be exciting.
The N95 is Nokia’s top-of-the-line smartphone back in 2007. Although bulky, it has a premium body, a two-way sliding mechanism, a Carl Zeiss camera at the back and a video call camera on the front. Build a modern Android version with a slimmer build and powerful internals, and you got yourself a contender.
And that sums it up. We know that there are other iconic Nokia phones out there, so if you have a favorite, let us know in the comments below.