G22, Nokia’s first easily repairable phone

The occasion was also used to present three new smartphones, the resistant C22 with metal body and tempered glass for the 2.5D screen at 129 euros, the C32 with 50 MP main camera at the price of 149 euros, and the G22, the first user-repairable Nokia smartphone thanks to the collaboration with iFixit, which will have a price of 189 euros.

Nokia therefore joins Samsung, Google, Apple and Microsoft, who have embraced policies to improve the repairability of their products by making agreements with iFixit.

The battery in the Nokia G22 can be removed in five minutes, while it took about an hour and a half on the company’s previous models.

In sight there is also a repair kit provided by iFixit, the price of which is still to be defined, but which should be around 5 euros. However, the disassembly guides and also the prices of the spare parts are already available on the iFixit website: The 5,050 mAh battery costs 24.95 euros, the charging port 19.95 euros, the screen 49.95 euros, and the back €24.95.

Also considering the purchase price, the Nokia G22 does not want to be an absolute top of the range. It has a 6.52” 720p screen with a 90Hz refresh rate


Nokia will make phones in Europe

Yet Nokia does not intend to abandon the smartphone market. HMD Global explained this in a press release in which it announced the start of the process that will make it the first global smartphone supplier to transfer production to Europe.

The first phase will start already in 2023, with the development of processes and production capacity of 5G devices directly in the Old Continent; although no timing has been provided on the actual distribution of the terminals made in Europe. Currently, HMD phones are manufactured by Foxconn, which is based in Taiwan but also has several factories in China.


The new face of Nokia

The Nokia logo, as most people knew it, so with the very sharp sans font, white on a Yale blue background or blue on a white background, first appeared in 1978; with a brief anticipatory sortie in 1966, combined with an “oblique trident”.

Nokia’s new identity, which is now a much more stylized logo, was accompanied by the words of CEO Pekka Lundmark: “We are updating our strategy and, as a key factor, we are also renewing our brand to reflect who we are today : a business-to-business (B2B) technology innovation leader leading the way to the future where networks meet the cloud”.

It is therefore a Nokia that speaks to companies rather than end consumers and, in an interview with Bloomberg, Lundmark said: “In most people’s minds, we are still a successful mobile phone brand, but that is not the goal of Nokia. We want to launch a new brand with a special focus on networks and industrial digitization, which is completely different from traditional mobile phones.”

Nokia therefore wants in a certain sense to highlight the separation between its activity in the field of network technologies and that of the creation of smartphones by HMD Global.


Use your laptop in ideal conditions.

When using your laptop, try to recreate the best possible conditions by doing the following:

Make sure your hands are clean before using your laptop.

Place your laptop on a clean, dust-free surface.

Make sure the laptop is well-ventilated by ensuring that the vents are clear of obstructions.

Keep your environment at a neutral temperature.

Use a dehumidifier if your climate is exceptionally humid.


Know how to treat the battery.

Unfortunately, factory laptop batteries tend to have reduced lifespans, so your laptop’s battery life will usually not match the factory estimates. Battery life reduces each time you have to charge it, so consider keeping your laptop plugged into a power cable until you absolutely have to use the battery.

If the laptop is constantly plugged in, there is some risk of overcharging. However, modern laptops have built-in protections against overcharging — if they detect that you tend to keep the laptop plugged in most of the time, they will occasionally discharge the battery a little bit to maximize its lifespan. Make sure that you have enabled this functionality if available on your laptop. For Macs, this is available at System Preferences > Battery > Battery as “Optimized battery charging”. It’s usually better to just leave the laptop plugged in and let the machine do the occasional discharge, rather than unplug the power cord yourself every few days. However, older laptops may not have this overcharge protection functionality, so if you’re using an older laptop and never need to unplug it in your regular use, you may want to unplug for an hour or two every week.


Buy a computer case.

Especially if you’re particularly accident-prone, having a hard-shell case for your laptop will prevent damage from minor falls or spills when your laptop is shut.

You might also want to invest in a specific laptop bag (or a backpack with a dedicated laptop compartment) if you travel often.


Taking Care of Hardware

Prevent accidents before they happen. Protecting your laptop’s hardware is usually a matter of caution. You can avoid the majority of common pitfalls by doing the following:

Keep food and drink away from the laptop. When drinking water or other beverages while working on your laptop, keep your glass or bottle at least one foot away from the laptop. A useful rule of thumb is that even if you toppled over your drink, it should be far enough away from your laptop that the laptop won’t experience the spill. If you need to eat near the laptop, close the laptop lid. If you do want to watch videos on the laptop while eating (and accept the greater risk to your laptop), keep the laptop as far away as possible and cover the keyboard with a plastic foam to minimize the risk of spills.

Use your laptop in safe conditions (e.g., away from water, extreme temperatures, and so on). For instance, try not to use your laptop where it faces direct sunlight, near heating vents, or outdoors where there is risk of rainwater, dust, or other particles getting into it. During days of high temperatures, it’s even more important to keep your laptop on a hard surface and make sure the vents are unobstructed, and keep workloads on the laptop low.

Place your laptop out of reach of children and pets.


Maintain Hard Disk Performance

Use It on a Stable PlatformUse It on a Stable Platform

Any vibration or shake of laptops during working may cause damage to the hard disk. Therefore, please avoid moving the laptop too violently and frequently, and power it off temporarily if you are taking it with you on a bumpy road or in other unstable conditions.

Optimise the DrivesOptimise the Drives

To keep your laptop running smoothly, you are recommended to optimise the drives once a week. To do this, open This PC, right-click Windows (C:), and select Properties. Click Tools and then click Check to determine whether the disk is faulty. If so, click Optimise, select the driver you want to optimise, then click Optimise.


Use and Charge Battery Scientifically

Enable Battery Saver ModeEnable Battery Saver Mode

Laptop supports four power modes: Battery saver, Better battery, Better performance, and Best performance. To save power on your computer, click the battery icon on the taskbar and drag the slider to the leftmost position to enable Battery saver mode.

You can also try closing unused apps, disconnecting external devices, and reducing the screen brightness, etc.

Enable Battery ProtectionEnable Battery Protection

There are different charging modes set in PC Manager. You can enable Battery Protection and then adjust the mode according to different scenarios. This can effectively reduce the duration and times of charging so as to extend the battery life.


Keep Screen in Good Condition

Clean the Screen RegularlyClean the Screen Regularly

Do the basic cleanup by gently wiping away the dust and stains with a soft cloth, or dip it in some neutral, non-corrosive cleaner for advanced cleanup. Please prevent any liquid from entering your computer during cleaning.

Avoid Strong LightsAvoid Strong Lights

Strong lights may accelerate the aging process of the screen, so it is best to put your laptop in a place away from strong sunlight.