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audiomagnate t1_j9z3k8r wrote

...which begs the question... WHY won't it be sold in the US?


Akmapper t1_j9znxgn wrote

Probably because it’s a Unisoc processor with 4gb RAM… aka very slow and underpowered.


RiChessReadit t1_j9zxw16 wrote

That's always the problem with these. It's low-end hardware that only a select few reddit nerds want, and it's only ~$180 while a screen replacement for it is $54 +tax/shipping which puts it around $70 all in, which is ~40% of the price of a new G22....

It's nice to see repairability, but I really don't think it matters until it comes to flagship phones that people actually consider valuable enough to bother repairing.


Emergency_Hunter_572 t1_ja2yyup wrote

I'd rather buy 10 of those phones than a new "flagship" phone. People only use their phones to browse facebook and tiktok anyway. Why the fuck would i need a 1500€ phone? Why the fuck would ANYONE need a 1500€ phone???????????

(owning a 5 year old HMD nokia 4.2 which cost 100€ and still runs fine. People near me are buying 1000€-1500€ phones every 6 months.)


Caffeine_Monster t1_ja35kp3 wrote

>Why the fuck would ANYONE need a 1500€ phone???????????

Exactly. Buy one of these and 2 spare batteries it would keep you going for years.

I would be more concerned about a lack of software updates / excess software bloat causing issues years down the line.


RiChessReadit t1_ja3leqr wrote

I see people claim people are constantly buying new flagships but I’ve literally never seen it. Everyone I know buys a flagship and keeps it for 2-3 years at least. If you’re intelligent about taking advantage of trade in offers you can get a new flagship every couple years for a few hundred or less.

I moved from an iPhone XR to an iPhone 13 for free… and I’ll probably be able to do that again (or close enough) when I move to an iPhone 15/16 in a few years.


AbortedPhoetus t1_j9zn1jr wrote

I've seen a few interesting phones I would have liked, but they're not sold in the U.S. for some weird reason. I don't understand economics, but I feel like there's some BS reason involved.


nonanumatic t1_j9z6ocf wrote

Because a majority of us see that and attribute it to more work rather than more accessibility, and I attribute that to our garbage education system. Rotten from the ground up, we gotta tear out root and stem


AbortedPhoetus t1_j9zms4n wrote

There are a lot of people here in the US, including myself, who would love to have a device such as this. Think Louis Rossman, and all the people who fought for right-to-repair.


more_beans_mrtaggart t1_j9zy7hy wrote

Nobody apart from a few loud internet people want repairability. People want a shiny brand new phone every few years.

If Samsungs/Apples customer base had repairability in their top 20 wants, we’d have had it by now.

Nobody wants it. Nobody buys these phones that come up again and again offering swappable cheap parts, upgradeable modular parts or other shit that gives people a way out of obsolescence, because they are upgrading their phones every few years.

They joy of owning the latest S25 ultra overrides any thoughts of repair.


AbortedPhoetus t1_ja0kpxt wrote

People buy what their carriers sell them. I certainly do not want a new phone every two years, especially when what I've got works already. If that makes me "nobody", so be it.


CHANROBI t1_ja1rnjp wrote

I started repairing my own iphones in the ip4 days.

Apple gave me a bullshit answer when my charge port died, “its non repairable” and offered me a $400 refurb instead

Did it myself for $10

I stopped repairing in the ip8 days when I got tired of not being able to find high quality replacement screens and parts. And apple started detection of “non oem” parts, tied to touch id or face id.

Would be awesome if apple and samsung made their phones easily repairable

But outside of a very small niche of enthusiasts, nobody gives a shit

That being said purposely making a device difficult to be repaired or limiting who can repair should be illegal, and thats what dudes like rossman are doing.

I hope they can effect a large industry change …


audiomagnate t1_j9ytvwa wrote

I want one just so I can break it and fix it myself!


audiomagnate t1_j9yu415 wrote

Never mind. I knew it was too good to be true. "The Nokia G22 will be available on March 8th in the UK for £149.99 (€179 / around $180) and will be sold in select global markets like Europe but not the US."


AbortedPhoetus t1_j9zno05 wrote

This is so frustrating. The specs and price are pretty decent, too.


TreeSlayer-Tak t1_j9znar2 wrote

America never gets the good things, probably because they're sacred it'll become the norm and won't be able to pull shady shit anymore


more_beans_mrtaggart t1_ja0ak3n wrote

America doesn’t get it because most of America doesn’t want it. If business could sell devices in the US, it would.


FormABruteSquad t1_ja08si6 wrote

Only 5% of the world lives in America and it has network provider gatekeepers. It's easier to avoid it.


MoirasPurpleOrb t1_ja0x8ib wrote

Or because people don’t want this. There are plenty of cheap budget phones and they sell horribly.

One nice thing about capitalism is that if there is a market for something, someone will make a product for it.


LyftedX t1_j9zi8n1 wrote

I can already hear JRE


joeydokes t1_j9zqc9b wrote

Does it have an audio jack and, more important, can it run linux?

(I loved my N900/N950!)


farble1670 t1_ja0s5qu wrote

I have some future news for everyone.

  • 2024: iPhone 16 launching!
  • 2025: iPhone 17 launching!
  • 2026: iPhone 18 launching!
  • 2027: iPhone 19 launching! ...

whogivesaluck t1_ja2ifsy wrote

>Nokia G22’s battery can be replaced in around five minutes and its screen in roughly 20.

Seriously? I could change my LG G3's display in 5, the battery in a few seconds, same with most

They are selling you the old ideas as something new and revolutionary, except times worse this time.


aminy23 t1_ja2iqdn wrote

My Nokia Lumia 1020 was quite easy to repair.

If you pop out the sim card tray, there was a single screw.

This screw operated a novel mechanism which would pop out the screen when you turn it.

The screw was also designed to remain in the mechanism, so it couldn't fall out and get lost.

This video is done extremely professionally:

In reality you could pop the screen and connectors off with your fingernails.

It had the most proper camera of all smartphones:

  • Xenon HID flash
  • DNG RAW images
  • 31-38 megapixels depending on aspect ratio
  • Manual adjustments for focus, exposure, and more
  • Giant 1/1.5" (8.8x6.6mm) sensor with mechanical shutter
  • Carl Zeiss lenses
  • Zero AI for enhancing photos

We could print absolutely stunning 8x10 (203x254mm) photos from that, and it included a voucher for a free 20x30 (508x732mm) poster.

Unfortunately I've not been able to get new lithium batteries for those, otherwise I'd still use it for photography.


darkgothmog t1_ja4i0nj wrote

Doesn’t matter because no one will buy it