Best Nokia phones 2024

Nokia has a long history of making phones, and while many thought the company was down, it has made quite the comeback, giving us some of the best affordable Android phones available today.

You won't really find flagship-level phones here; the best Nokia phones are aimed at the budget and mid-tier segments. Nokia devices feature a classic industrial design and clean Android software, ensuring fast updates and no bloatware. The Nokia XR21 stands out with a rugged design and solid internals that make it a great pick for someone who wants their phone to last for years. Its three years of OS upgrades also means that the software will keep up, too.

Nokia sticks to durable budget phones

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Nokia XR21 in water

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Nokia has no shortage of great phones on offer — particularly in the budget segment. The brand's focus on industrial design and clean software with Android One has allowed it to stand out in a crowded market. The Nokia XR21 is the successor to the Nokia XR20, with a more modern design, updated specs, and a tough chassis. And thanks to the software promise, the XR21 will support Android 15 when that rolls around.

Then there's the Nokia G50, which sits a step above the Nokia G20. Although both are very similar in terms of design and specs, the G50 comes out on top with faster charging and a more capable Snapdragon 5G chipset. Nokia's latest budget phone has a lot to offer for the price, and the fact that you're getting a battery that can "last for days" is the cherry on top.

But no matter what phone you choose, you can be sure that it will have incredible battery life, a tough design, and a solid Android experience. It will also be kind to your wallet, with all the company's phones costing under $500.

Samuel Contreras

When Samuel is not writing about networking or 5G at Android Central, he spends most of his time researching computer components and obsessing over what CPU goes into the ultimate Windows 98 computer. It's the Pentium 3.

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