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Nokia beats Samsung and Sony as a most trusted brand... in India

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Nokia beats Samsung and Sony as a most trusted brand... in India
It turns out Nokia is still one of the most respected technology brands in some places in the world. Of course, we would always treat Nokia with the respect it deserves, but we wouldn't necessarily put it right there next to the very best manufacturers of the modern history of smartphones. Not yet, at least.

In India, however, users seem to be in love with Nokia's latest devices, as a recent report has put the company right at the top as the most-trusted brand, surpassing competitors such as Sony and even Samsung. This is very good news for Nokia, as retaining a strong position in developing markets is of extreme importance for the manufacturer right now.

Earlier this week we reported that Nokia has become profitable again in Q4, after a long, long period of being in the red. It's still unclear if the manufacturer will be able to keep this up now that the holiday season has ended, though. We'll know in about three months.

via: WPCentral

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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 08:46 10

1. lee480 (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Most trustworthy? But Samsung and Sony are tops there. Who cares.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:06 48

14. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


you blind? India is nokia's territory.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:58 6

35. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Last year samsung was the most trusted brand in India soon it'll be back in the position

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:42 7

50. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


You are the only one saying the truth and everyone thumbed you down!

I know because I am an Indian and I have the subscription of a magazine called Digit (http://www.thinkdigit.com/ ). They were the ones who conducted the test. Nokia was second and Samsung was first.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 20:43

79. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


What shall I do. Its always what happens when someone says the truth. ..

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 12:34

63. cripton805 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Ya dont say? I wonder what phones they are using now.

I wonder if its those old 90s Nokias with an antenna or the generation like the N-Gage.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:16 20

17. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


A simple answer to that is people in countries like India value money. They want use of the single penny they spend. I guess these company don't disappoint them in so.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:06 5

39. MONUQ (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


but we wouldn't necessarily put it right there next to the very best manufacturers of the modern history of smartphones. Not yet, at least.

Seriously man u have to grow up... little Kid....

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:17 12

43. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Everybody here in India know about Samsung's bad Quality, whereas Sony's quality is good. but when it comes to Build Quality Nokia is Unbeatable.
And yes i'm a Nokia Fanboy but i currently have a Samsung Galaxy S Advance and it is the best in it's Price Range and one of the best Smartphones ever purchased by me (performance only,not quality wise).

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:29 4

47. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"But Samsung and Sony are tops 'there'..." There? There?
You're not from India so how will you know??
You might know Indians love Nokia but you will never know who's on top unless you analyse it yourself or read it somewhere. Unless you're not sure, don't talk like what you know is the fact.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 11:59 4

60. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Trustworthy doesnt mean dat Nokia has more better phones than any other.
BULLs**t..........................................​.......
Its just that people in India love nokia blindly.
AND if India loves Nokia soo much, y rnt the sales of windows and symbain increasing .....................

It Is FFFFAAACCTTT.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 08:46 44

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Simply because Indian are smart, and not easily brainwashed by marketing gimmick :)

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 08:56 25

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Before the bash, here's why I said so...

as much as I manage to persuade people to use iPhone, I just can't deal with this ethnic... 8 of my Indian friends, none of them want to listen my persuasion...

one of my neighbor, Indian as well, who owns a galaxy s3, has a several issue on it and decided to send to the service center, nearby, the repair is free, but it takes two months to return it... Seriously, two months? He loss his patient, and here's my chance to introduce him an iPhone5 :)

but in the end, he bought lumia 920 as an alternative, because he say his wife's Nokia n8 is running like a champ still...

man I thought they just physically strong, but mentally strong too? I surrender :p

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:08 35

15. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Indians by and large recognize iPhone as an overpriced piece only meant to show off and no more. Imaging iPhone 5 64 GB at 60K. You can get a 125cc bike (suzuki /honda ) for less here :)

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:21 4

22. wendygarett (unregistered)


They just don't addicted by the number of apps, they just want some comfortable social network to 'connecting people' tho :)

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:43 7

31. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


people who love the apps buy the samsung smartphones and the ipads........indians just don't stick to a single brand

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 10:45 1

51. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Well, some people like me, do get addicted to the number of apps. I am 16 and I own a galaxy Mini. Granted, that's not much to brag about. But I still get amazed by the humongous number of apps in Android.

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 01:12

75. jinxed (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


did u buy dat phone wid ur own cash?

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 03:36

78. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Nah. I have parents. I do get scholarship though. But it's not enough to buy a phone.

posted on 01 Feb 2013, 15:22

83. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


actually you show off with a phablet because people get impressed about size and how it differences from phones.Iphones have the same design since 2010 so people migth think that u have a 4 instead of a 5 so, it doesnt make people drool

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:04 17

11. FireDragon (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)


It is the same case in Pakistan too, with Nokia. Lately, past couple of years or can say last year was mostly Samsung's year here but as soon as Nokia's Asha with full touch start moving in, you again can see it everywhere.

People of these countries are grow up with Nokia. Loving Nokia is in their nature, there is no other way to put it.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:04 7

13. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


they brainwashed by nokia ^^

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:18 19

20. wendygarett (unregistered)


How dare you insult Indian!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:41 2

68. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Says the ba ba ba™

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:21 15

21. windroid (unregistered)


At least they have a brain.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:22 20

24. wendygarett (unregistered)


They have brain AND spirit!!! Stop the hate!!!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:28 2

26. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


you say i hate indians ??? how can you say that you don't even know me !!! i

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 09:40 11

29. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Knowing you isn't important either. Stop racism!

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 17:36 2

65. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What brain, its all gone to Nokia, they still believe that Symbian is better than GB2.3.3, how weird. Nokias Wp sales are in deep red, all there Lamia range aren't selling, due to Symbian being Better, and not everyone can afford mid-to hi spec phones™®©

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 21:25 4

71. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


my dear friend,you much accept that nokia's phones are more reliable than samsung's
and if you think that indians don't like android,you are wrong, samsung's smartphone marketshare in india has increased faster than nokia's smartphone marketshare......
samsung has said that there is a huge demand for the galaxy s3 and the galaxy note 2 in india, so unlike the other companies, they allow these devices to be sold for cheaper rates and they will not collect the extra taxes from the customers
i don't know about you, but many of my friends have the galaxy phones and the ipads.....but they keep saying that their phones aren't as reliable as nokia's
And you seem to be a rare indian fanboy....and talking about your fav actor srk......i have seen srk using a Nokia phone and my friend said that he also uses an ipad
Nokia lumia phones aren't very successful because people know that as of now, android is better than windows phone os
and talking about affordability, india is the largest consumer of gold and silver in the world......India's rich outnumber the population of the USA.....most of the indians have enough gold to buy the high end phones,tablets and laptops, for many many years.....if we can buy gold, we can also buy a smartphone, infact gold makes you feel that the smartphones are very very cheap
Indians are intelligent in spending their money, and this is the attitude that has forced our carriers to slash the call rates, sms rates.....and we don't have locked phones in india because we know that locked phones end up costing us more than the unlocked phones

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