This is the first Nokia phone to take a leaf out of Fairphone’s book and release a truly repairable modern smartphone in the 2020s. The Nokia G22 has replaceable parts and a full repair kit and components are available to buy should you need a new screen, battery, or camera, amongst other bits.
It’s a very affordable phone, which adds to the attraction. It looks more expensive than its price tag suggests, has great battery life, and a nice and simple version of Android without too much changed for the sake of it.
But at this price there is a deal of compromise with a subpar screen and bad performance, but worst of all only two years of guaranteed software support. For a phone that’s sold with a promise of physical repairability, Nokia has shot itself in the foot by not supporting the phone past Android 14 or security updates beyond 2024. It’s an annoying contradiction because the world needs more repairable phones. This one is not bad, but it could have been better.