Nokia ad touts its tough phone build, tortures Ashas galore

Nokia ad touts its tough phone build, tortures Ashas galore
Nokia is famous for building well-crafted handsets that can take a beating, and without even putting efforts to make them rugged or waterproof, just using durable materials and manufacturing practices, then subjecting the phones to rigorous testing in the torture chamber.

That goes especially for Nokia's budget phones, too, not only for the expensive stuff. The endurance of the oldie Nokia 3310 is the stuff of legends, but apparently the new colorful low-end Asha line is no exception, and Nokia tries to remind us of that in the promo video below.


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22 Comments

11. Thehamster

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Nokia always had had great build quality, and it's great that they are reminding us about that.

13. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I agree. I recently bought a Nokia 206. When I first held it, it felt really solid and nice to touch, unlike my Samsung Galaxy Ace (seriously, don't start the 'Samsung has terrible build quality' comments)

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

All 2.3 cheap Samsungs are crap.

3. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i think thats what nokia is all about quality build phones n camera ..... no one can beat them in this 2 only.. waiting for nokia own software.. so they give quality in that too Symbian and windows arnt worth to have nokia.. on there side but i do remember "e & N series" those were best of the best till the Apple and Google came and more things happened and people turned to smartphones rather than nokia feature phones i think they should try firefox os as well....

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

As far as Nokia trying Firefox at this point it will never happen with Nokia on the virge of being sold to Microsoft. Microsoft would never allow it, from here on out you'll only see Windows on thier top of the line phones.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I really want to see the return of Symbian, it's a pure Nokia OS that shouldn't be dead. If only some company will make it reborn, Nokia is impossible because Trojan Flop is still there. Plus, Money Mortimer is still in Microsoft, and Nokia is sold to Microsoft.

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

AGREED!

1. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

And it is just too bad that Microsoft owns Nokia now. We will have to wait and see if the build quality goes south with the next line up that Nokia releases.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No, I think it'll remain same till Nokia name is there.

4. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Only time will tell. I hope your right, but the way Microsoft runs gives me pause about it. I can see Microsoft going to cheaper build materals to maximize profits. People associate the Nokia with superior build qualty and people are dumb enough to make that association before looking at a product first hand. That is how I, and many others thank that Nokia will meet its final end at the hands of Microsoft. Thats just my personal opinion though.

6. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

right , and you base for that is ? just take a look at the surface

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

OK. I did. Now look at the Nokia 2520 and the Surface side by side, hold them in your hand and tell me which one has superior build quality. I guarantee that the 2520 will with stand much more abuse than the Surface.

15. YuLeven

Posts: 50; Member since: May 14, 2013

I don't think so. Surface's VaporMG body feels a lot sturdier than Lumia 2520's polycarbonate one. The Lumia feels nicier in hand in terms of ergonomy, though.

16. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

You may be correct. The Surface may feel better to you, but when was the last time that a Micrsoft product got run over by a 20 ton dump truck or droped from a hight of 2 stories and still functioned? That is what I am talking about when I talk about Nokia's legen.......wait for it...........dary (legendary for those whom dont get the referance) build quality. Now before any one goes on the defense to try to correct me about what devices those were; I know that those were Lumia windows phone models and not the 2520 tablet, but this is a reference to Nokia's past build quality.

17. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

No phone will ever survive being run over by a 20ton dump truck...

18. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Your right. I was wrong it was a 24 ton Caterpillar dump truck not a 20 ton. Sorry for the mix up. While the body was scratched and the screen was cracked the phone was still functional. Here is the link: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-Lumia-920-is-someones-crush-literally_id41583

10. chandancherry

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

why being so negative about the future quality!! Microsoft is not that stupid..:P

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Microsoft IS that stupid, that they would do that. My friends surface 2 is propably spending more time in repair shop than in use. Im sorry for him. I've had my iPad 3 almost two years and it has never broken down. Surface 2 worked one friggin month.

20. colonel

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

what a lier

22. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

So what is a "lier"? I assume you mean *liar*. and you can confirm that he is a liar because you know him and/or his friend right?

19. colonel

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

MSFT isn't a chinees company.and the quality of there products including xbox and surface, keyboard and mouse have such a great duarablity

21. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Yes because Microsoft has never cheeped out on parts or build quality especially on one of their high quality products like the Xbox. *COUGH* XBOX *COUGH* RED RING OF DEATH *COUGH* OH sorry! I had to clear my throat. As I was saying your completely right.

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