- 03-18-2013, 03:15 PM #1
(This thread was originally posted in the 920 section, but it has been bumped down so much LOL, I don't think anyone will see it, so I am re-posting in this section since the 928 is one of the Nokia devices I am very interested in getting next.)
As I have previously posted, I am looking forward to my next set of family devices to be Nokia devices. The problem is that I haven't owned a Nokia device for many many years. I want to ask those of you who have had Nokia devices since the Finland days: Have you noticed a change in quality? Again, I am extremely interested in hearing from those who have owned Nokia devices for years, because you all have the Finland-made Nokia and China- made Nokia devices to compare. This is an open discussion...thanks in advance to all those that chime in. :-)
03-18-2013, 04:01 PM #2
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I don't own too many Nokia devices to make a judgement on the build quality of Finland vs China but the current crop of devices isn't bad at all.
I will say that I think a lot of people experience a bit of a placebo effect when they see a "made in China" label and automatically assume that it will be bad build quality. Devices like phones are usually made through industrial processes that are similar throughout the world. Nokia probably employs the same QC strategies that they did in Finland as they do with their contractors in China.
03-19-2013, 03:05 AM #3
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Asking for personal experiences like this, is sure way to not get the right picture. You would need information on return-rates or Nokia-care numbers. Pretty sure it was a chinese factory which won Nokias internal quality award when they still had a factory in Finland. I wouldn't worry about it.
- 03-19-2013, 10:27 AM #4
- 03-19-2013, 10:31 AM #5
I've seen tons of comments regarding quality control issues. And since I don't own a recent Nokia I can't rightfully give an opinion, however I plan on buying my next set of family phones from Nokia without contract (aka, spend a lot of money LOL) so this issue is very important to me. :-)
- 03-20-2013, 11:16 AM #6
Well Nokia has been manufacturing phones around the world and not only Finland. So the issues are due to new design rather than where it is manufactured. May be they rushed it out just like how wp8 was rushed out of the gate..I think software issues are more than hardware issues I think. And it is not only Nokia to be blamed.
- 03-20-2013, 06:30 PM #9
To the OP. No matter what the brand/company, when a new OS comes out there are hiccups. Everyone thought BB10 was going to be money because they "delayed it to get everything right". Yes, the 920 had/has it's quirks but so does every other phone out there. I will say that the 920 is one of the best built phones on the market imo. I can't wait for the 928.
- 03-20-2013, 06:59 PM #10
03-20-2013, 07:28 PM #11
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Well, I wouldn't exactly call the L822 a budget phone. It's a phone that would be sold for about €500 (or probably 500$ also, because they almost never take conversion rates into account, lucky Americans) without a contract and is now being sold with very expensive contracts, so...
03-21-2013, 05:16 AM #12
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As said, most components are made in other countries. It was the final assembly that was done in Finland. However, for the average customer the final assembly does a lot in terms of feel of quality. Can't really go much into the detail with that though.
Also, the factory in Salo only really supplied phones to Europe, so Asia and America just about always had the china-made phones, so it's not like this was THAT drastic change. That said, as a Finn from Salo, it did mean a lot to me to know my phone was made just hundreds of meters from my home.
- 03-21-2013, 06:27 AM #13
- 03-21-2013, 11:04 AM #15
Just a sample of the devices I've owned over the years.....
Nokia ATT phone
HTC Windows Mobile (?)
HTC Touch Pro
HTC Touch Pro II
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
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