HMD Global, the company behind Nokia phones, has been honored by Canstar Blue in its 2024 Innovation Excellence Awards. The Nokia G42 5G smartphone received recognition in the Appliances category for its pioneering self-repairability features.

HMD, standing for Human Mobile Devices, has long prioritized repairability and sustainability. Since the launch of the Nokia G42 5G, HMD introduced the Pulse range, its first line of HMD-branded smartphones, furthering its commitment to self-repair.

This accolade places HMD among a select group of prestigious brands recognised for their innovation. The full list of awardees is available on the Canstar Blue website.

The recognition coincides with the growing ‘right-to-repair’ movement in Australia. The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence has also highlighted the Nokia G42 5G in a case study, emphasizing its contributions to repairability and sustainability.

Canstar Blue’s awards evaluate products based on uniqueness, disruptiveness, and overall impact on consumers’ lives. Launched in July 2023, the Nokia G42 5G features QuickFix repairability, allowing users to easily replace cracked screens, bent charging ports, and old batteries. Partnering with iFixit, HMD offers step-by-step repair guides and affordable replacement parts starting at AUD$42.99.

Tara Donnelly, Canstar Blue’s Utilities Editor, praised the Nokia G42 5G for providing a cost-effective alternative to frequent phone replacements. She highlighted its durable design, 5G capabilities, and triple rear camera setup.

Brenden Folitarik, HMD’s Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, expressed pride in receiving the award. He emphasized HMD’s pioneering role in self-repairability and announced the release of their first HMD-branded phone, the HMD Pulse Pro.

For more information, visit the Canstar Blue and Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence websites.