12-10-2011, 04:13 AM #3
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It appears to be made in China, like everything else these days.
I have a sticker on the micro-SIM tray which has "Model RM-801", which I think is the internal designation for the Lumia 800, and "Made in China", "Nokia Corporation", a symbol for no disposal in household waste and something that looks a bit like a QR code.
- 12-10-2011, 04:06 PM #6
Nokia smartphones are usually made in multiple Nokia factories. Most of the time China feeds Asian market and Finland feeds European market. That's smartphones, low end phones are never made in Finland.
Lumia 800 has been a bit confusing in that part. There has been some reports that the 800 isn't assembled by Nokia at all, but by somebody like Foxconn or similar. Though some of the operator models are being finished in Finland.
Elop did at least confirm that Lumia 710 will be made in Nokia's Brazil factory and maybe in some others.
12-10-2011, 08:32 PM #8
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Made in China.
And I honestly don't think that affects the build quality these days. Isn't it a bit racist to assume Chinese people can't do as good of a job as a Finnish person? Just because they demand less money for the job doesn't mean they're not qualified...
- 12-11-2011, 10:12 AM #9
On that note, my Lumia has near-flawless build quality except for a wobbly power button.
- 12-11-2011, 11:20 AM #10
It all has to do with how Nokia is monitoring the manufacturing of their product. They stated that in order to ramp up quickly, they had to outsource their first batch of phones to a third party. Not that unusual really. But with the entire existence of the company riding on these new Windows phones, I am sure there is a Fin looking over the shoulder of almost every assembly line. Won't be a concern for me when Nokias reach the US mainland.
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- 12-11-2011, 02:33 PM #12
In the Nokia community this made in somewhere else and made in Finland is age old question actually. :D Something that usually has been just concluded that there's no difference. Assembly process is standardized for the device, but just made in a different location.
At one point people where buying Made in Finland sticker from Ebay so they could sell their Nokia phones in a higher price...
- 12-11-2011, 03:25 PM #13
Unless these articles are lying, it's enough of a reason for me to try and avoid Chinese products when ever possible:
Chinese makers of shoddy goods rarely face U.S. sanctions | McClatchy
Recalls: Should U.S. companies share some blame with China? - Aug. 2, 2007
2007 Chinese export recalls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese Products Recalls and Recall Information
Editorials | Commentary: Beware of toxic Chinese toys | The Detroit News
- 12-11-2011, 05:21 PM #14
nothing to do with race but it has to do with standard quality of everything, workmanship, materials, machinery, precision etc.
There is definitely a price you have to pay as a consequence for trying to get cheaper. Thats the way I see it.
in addition, it is also based on personal experience with products made in china.
Granted not all made in china has bad quality. For sure.
- 12-11-2011, 08:16 PM #16
- 10-19-2012, 06:35 AM #20
Lumia 800 and 900 were the last phones still assembled in Salo, Finland, my hometown. Whether you have a Made in China or Made in Finland Lumia mostly depends where you are located.
Finnish made phones usually went to Europe while Chinese made to the US and to the rest of the world.
- 10-31-2012, 08:56 AM #21
Mine is "Made in China" (like everything else in these days :dry) Quality is ok thou my screen does screech a little on the left side when I press it. I have old Nokia N91 8GB on my drawer that I bought back in 2006 and it says "Made in Finland". How I miss those days when Nokias were made in Finland and anyone who bought MIF model was proud of it 'cos they knew that "Made in Hungary" etc model owners were jealous of them :P
11-09-2012, 05:53 AM #23
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LOL, my 710 made in Korea. Has broken screen and only 1 physical button (camera) is working.
UPDATE: I got the device fixed, Nokia was kind enough to replace my whole phone and give me a free slightly-antiglare screen protector
Last edited by LYZ1999; 04-17-2013 at 04:49 AM.
12-23-2013, 02:16 AM #25
- 36 Posts
My lumia 520 is also made in China.
This would be wrong to assume that Chinese people cannot manufacture quality products, but for some reasons they doesn't suits me.
I bought two Lumia 520 in the past 6 months, both made in China, and both had to be replaced for the manufacturing defect out of the box.
One had usb port defect and the other had a faulty proximity sensor.
I must say this is the first time in over 8-9 years of using Nokia that i had to replace a brand new, one day old phone.
One can easily blame Nokia or the manufacturer(China), i would rather blame Nokia for this !!