Majority of Finnish phone shoppers say they will buy a Nokia model next

Majority of Finnish phone shoppers say they will buy a Nokia model next
YLE News in Finland recently conducted a survey of 1000 people in the country. Of those asked, 49% said that their next phone would be a Nokia model. Nokia, of course, is headquartered in Finland. While the 49% sounds impressive, it is down from the 68% that said that they would pick their hometown manufacturer in 2011.

Other manufacturers mentioned in the survey included Samsung (19%) and Apple (10%). 4% selected another manufacturer while 18% of those surveyed said that they were unsure. The survey unearthed more interesting things about phone buyers in Finland. For example, if you're a farmer in the country, you favor a Samsung phone. Those with any other job in the country are partial to a Nokia model. Obviously, Nokia needs to do a better job of advertising to farmers in Finland!

Also, of those making more than 70,000 EUR ($91,427 USD) a year, 43% want a Nokia handset while 15% favor an Apple iPhone. And while those age 50-64 prefer a Nokia branded model, younger Finns favor the Apple iPhone.

source: YLENews (translated) via WMPoweruser



21. saransh28

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

12-07-13 bought the nokia lumia 520 and after taking to home realised that the camera button not working 13-07-13 took the phone to retailer and he kept it and said that he will have to take it to Nokia care 14-07 its Sunday so Nokia care is closed 15-07 retailer said that the company said they will take 2 days to take any action because they have to check that the phone is not water damaged. **bleep** is this! Why cant Nokia accept that its their fault and replace the phone on the spot. I an never buying a Nokia again.

18. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think they'll think twice when they see what Google has done with the Moto X and the future Android releases (I guess we will see many of the X features in Android 5).

19. dromon

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Motorola aren't sold by any major retailer here, i haven't seen one in years. Samsung rules supreme among the android phones with the occasional LG and Sony thrown into the mix.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

49% of all is more than enough.

17. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

also, 18% are still unsure, they can go anywhere

13. MartyK

Posts: 1044; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Even if the whole population buy an Nokia phone, you will have 6 million people+ 6 million Finnish= 12 million window phone sold,.. not bad if you don't look at Samsung 50 million phone sold. Lol

14. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Samsung is living proof that you only have to copy from Apple, and then you too can be a smartphone super star! Only trouble is that Apple really isn't innovating anymore, and so by virtue of being unable to copy their rival, neither is Samsung. Fortunately, Nokia is still producing original and captivating technology, such as a 41MP OIS smartphone camera. Nice!

12. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

I think the report is little biased....,while the report says 68% in 2011 and 49% in 2013 and shows decline in interest for Lumias and seems the reporter is happy about it....,but what it doesn't show is it was below 49% in 2012 and this shows Lumias are again in demand.

11. plerdplern

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

It is a bit more than those people in 2012. Sound quite better.

8. FlushGordon unregistered

Well, "doing it" is all that matters though. Lol

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1487; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

im surprised they would survey farmers, i thought they didn't care too much about smartphones.

3. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The numbers will improve drastically once Microsoft releases the GDR3 update this coming fall. I think we'll see Nokia introduce an updated flagship with the same 41MP cam, Snapdragon 800, 1080P, SD slot, and other features that they were forced to exclude for the Lumia 1020 due to Microsoft lagging behind in the development of WP8 drivers...

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm sorry but your the one saying WP doesn't need snapdragon 800 but hear you are now saying you hope Nokia put it on their next flagship....make up your mind!

5. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is going to be able to run existing WP8 apps and games, and represents good dollar value given the power of it's rear 41MP camera. The internal S4 Krait and Adreno 225 graphics processing unit are not obsolete, but due to the annoying Android loving buffoons attacking the credibility of the device and claiming that it needs to have a massive eight core CPU in order to allow the UI to function smoothly (think Android again), Nokia will probably include a faster CPU & GPU in order to defend it's updated flagship against invalid criticism made by those who have never used their devices. In other words, because Android is pathetic and sluggish and requires the equivalent of an Intel i7-3970x CPU just to run it's ugly and insecure code, Nokia will have to give the appearance that it is also future proofing it's devices, despite the fact that they are able to run perfectly fine using the existing hardware... Happy? Now take a pill, and stop complaining!

10. FlushGordon unregistered

I wonder how many people here actually listens to you, you're NOT supposed to diss Android or else you're just making yourself look bad and desperate. If you're on Nokia's payroll imo you are not doing the company any favor, go to a photography forum prolly people would listwn to you. Delusional knob.

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Your know there is a slight difference in being arrogant & over-smart but you my friend are altogether a different breed. Only a person living under a rock wouldn't call S4 krait & Adreno 225 not obsolete. Even some of the high end games lag on adreno 320 let alone 225. Nokia will introduce SD 800 not make'em more 'CREDIBLE' but to support full HD screen & high-end games For e.g. It would help them to add features such as burst mode with that 41 mega pixel camera. As always they are already late to the party ! Do you even know the concept of 8 core CPU ? It has 8 cores but only 4 function at a time. Ever heard of big.LITTLE architecture ? Trust me only only tech websites people are complaining about CPUs, general people don't care and Nokia is not stupid enough to take decisions based on hatred from some fanboys. ANDROID IS SLUGGISH ? Did no one tell you its 2013 ? Its OEM's skin that slow'em down. Have you ever used stock Android ?

6. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

And it's "you're", not your!

9. FlushGordon unregistered

Wow, you butt much, Nazi grammar much?

20. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

You know wat, i feel like Nokia will be announcing a new device with 1080p screen , quad core processor etc. At the Nokia World And it will be called the Nokia Lumia 1080 ;)

1. tedkord

Posts: 17528; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

49% is not a majority.

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Still quite a bit though, but if I'm not mistaken a large number of Canadians are buying Blackberries too. It's too bad that both countries are relatively sparsely populated.

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