Published on August 10th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

So Purple and So Fixable Nokia G42 5G now available in Australia

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that its brand-new Nokia G42 5G repairable phone is available to Australian consumers from today. The Nokia G42 5G is the industry’s first sub-$450 smartphone with 5G connectivity to feature QuickFix repairability, meaning that cracked screens, bent charging ports and batteries can all be easily replaced through HMD Global’s collaboration with iFixit. Consumers can quickly utilise handy step-by-step repair guides, while affordable replacement parts for the Nokia G42 5G start at AUD$42.99 RRP.

Priced at $449, the Nokia G42 5G is a highly-featured smartphone that includes a 50MP camera, 3-day battery life and Android™13 so you can snap, share, shop, stream in style, all at your own pace. Launched in a stunning ‘So Purple’ colour inspired by the 2023 Colour of the Year – Digital Lavender, the Nokia G42 5G is made with a 65% recycled back cover and boxed in FSC®-certified mixed packaging. It also comes with 3 years of monthly security updates, 2 years of OS upgrades and an industry-leading 3 year warranty.

To reinforce its leadership in repairability and sustainability, HMD Global has also recently launched its ‘Recycle To Win Competition’, teaming up with Clean Up Australia, Freely, Mobile Muster and Wander to reward Australian consumers who recycle their old mobile device through Mobile Muster. By recycling their phone, users go into the draw to a 4-day holiday in Kangaroo Island (SA) or Scenic Rim (QLD). The competition runs until October 18, 2023 and more information and how to enter can be found here.

Brenden Folitarik, HMD Global’s Country Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands: “We are excited to bring the repairable Nokia G42 5G to the Australian market. The Nokia G42 5G offers both longevity and performance with the addition of 5G”, said Mr Folitarik.

Lars Silberbauer, CMO of HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones said: “It’s safe to say Purple is having a moment this year. Not only does the Nokia G42 5G look great, it’s also a continuation of our repairability journey which is now a fundamental part of the way we design smartphones.”

Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixit: “I’m thrilled to see how our partnership with HMD Global is turning the tide in favour of self-repairs. This is not just about providing parts; it’s about seeding the DIY ethos among consumers and signalling that the era of self-service repairs is truly upon us.”

So fast

Get answers. Share photos. Browse, shop, work and play – whatever being online means for you, 5Gconnectivity powered by the Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 480+ 5G Mobile Platform, gets you where you want to go, fast. Plus, with plenty of memory, loads of storage space and smart background optimisation, you can jump from one app to the other with no problems.

So clear

The 50MP camera works with some of our smartest imaging AI to capture clear shots, even in tougher conditions. Portrait Mode brings your focus point into the limelight while Night Mode helps with quality shots after dark which can all be viewed on the 6.56” HD+ display. And with OZO 3D audio capture, your videos sound as good as they look.

So much battery

With a whopping 3-day battery life, your Nokia G42 5G battery will keep 80% of its original capacity after 800 full charging cycles – that’s about four years of charges.

So durable and secure

Like all our Nokia phones, Nokia G42 5G is built to last and has been rigorously tested for durability against everyday knocks. It also stays up to date, with 3 years of monthly security updates and 2 years of OS upgrades5.

With Android™13, you have more control over what information apps can and can’t access including specific photos, videos and clipboard history. With up to 3 years of monthly security updates5, you won’t be worrying about ‘outdated protection’ any time soon.

Pricing, availability and accessories  

The Nokia G42 5G in So Purple is available in Australia from today in 6/128 GB storage and memory configurations from AUD$449 RRP from JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Big W (online), Nokia.com, Amazon, Catch, Kogan and TVSN.

You can add further protection for your Nokia G42 5G with a clear case. Made from 100% recycled materials with fully recyclable packaging, the ultra-slim, lightweight case doesn’t hide your phone’s design. Available from Nokia.com for AUD$29 RRP.

At-home Fit Kits and replacement parts for Nokia G42 5G are available from iFixit.com in Australia, including display at AUD$89.99, battery at AUD$49.99, and charging port at AUD$42.99.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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