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

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



1. lee480 unregistered

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

14. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

you blind? India is nokia's territory.

35. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

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

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 ( ). They were the ones who conducted the test. Nokia was second and Samsung was first.

79. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

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

63. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

17. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 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.


Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 26, 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....

43. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 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).

47. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

60. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

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

15. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

22. wendygarett unregistered

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

31. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

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

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.

75. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

did u buy dat phone wid ur own cash?

78. AppleHateBoy unregistered

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

83. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 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

11. FireDragon

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

they brainwashed by nokia ^^

20. wendygarett unregistered

How dare you insult Indian!!!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Says the ba ba ba™

21. windroid unregistered

At least they have a brain.

24. wendygarett unregistered

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

26. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

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

29. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Knowing you isn't important either. Stop racism!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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™®©

71. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 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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