Nokia 2 has been in the market for close to two years now since its release in India and the United States. Due to its affordability and essential features, its popularity has grown immensely, and it is preferred in most parts of the world.
The device was released in November 2017. Currently, the device is available for sale on numerous online stores in Nigeria such as Jumia. A comparison of Nokia 2 prices on different stores reveals that it ranges between 23,990 Naira and 40,000 Naira. The Nokia 2 price shows that it is an affordable smartphone for middle-income earners who need a decent smartphone. Here are all the Nokia 2 details that you should know.
Nokia 2 overview
What are the pros and limitations of this device?
- Nice build with removable back
- Good battery life
- The display is bright
- Dedicated microSD slot
- Vanilla Android experience
- Slow charging
- Both rear and front cameras are not the best
- Slow processor
Nokia 2 specification list
Here is a sneak peek of the Nokia 2 specs;
- Announced: October 2017
- Released: November 2017
- Dimensions: 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3 mm (5.65 x 2.81 x 0.37 in)
- Weight: 161 g
- SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 5.0 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
- Operating system: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
- Internal memory: 8 GB 1 GB RAM
- Expandable memory: MicroSD up to 128 GB
- Rear camera: 8 MP
- Selfie camera: 5 MP
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery
- Colors: Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, Copper/Black
Nokia 2 hardware
What are the main hardware features of the phone? Take a look at its noteworthy hardware features.
This is among the best well-built Nokia smartphones. It has an aluminum metal frame around it, and its backside is made of plastic. The back cover of the phone is removable, but the battery is in-built. At the center of the back cover is a shiny logo, and just above it, there is an LED flash and a front camera.
At the bottom right corner of the backside, there is a loudspeaker, which is not common with a majority of phones by this manufacturer. The front side of the phone also has a Nokia logo at the top right corner, and the earpiece is in the middle. The sensors and 5 MP front camera are located at the top left corner. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone.
The Nokia 2 display size of 5.0 inches has an area of 68.9 square centimeters. This display size is just enough for viewing high-quality images, but it is not suitable for playing games. It also has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen display technology is LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Processor, storage, and performance
Nokia 2 is not among the best performing smartphones because it is powered by a Snapdragon 212 processor and its RAM is just 1 GB. Therefore, this is not the best phone for multitasking and playing games.
The phone has 1 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM. This might not be enough to store all the content you might have, and thus, it is advisable to utilize the expandable memory of up to 128 GB. Other devices in the budget phone category have much higher storage space.
The Nokia 2 battery life is a leading selling point for this phone. It can last up to two days with minimal use. The battery has a capacity of 4100 mAh. Since it is not a high performing phone and it has a relatively small screen size, it will not consume a lot of power, and the battery is enough to take you through the day. However, it does not have the fast charging feature, and that makes it take a long time to charge the battery to full capacity.
Speaker and call quality
The device has a single speaker that produces moderate sound quality. The call quality is high and audible.
Nokia 2 software
What are its software features?
OS and features
Nokia 2 Android version is 7.1.1 (Nougat). Although this is not the latest Android version, it is upgradable to Android 8.1 (Oreo). The chipset is the Qualcomm MSM8909v2 Snapdragon 212 (28 nm) with a quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and an Adreno 304 GPU.
Camera, video and image quality
The main Nokia 2 camera is 8 megapixels. It has an LED flash. The selfie camera is 5 MP, and it does not have an LED flash. This is not the best phone if you love taking pictures because it does not capture high definition images.
Since its release, many people have had the chance to use the phone and they have shared their experiences. Here is a sample Nokia 2 review and comments from YouTube so that you know what to expect when you buy the phone;
- Alex Whitton: I really think nokia should of gave it 1.5GB of RAM because it would make it just a little more faster.
- Mohsin Naina: 9 hours browsing I am satisfied with my device
- Michael Muchai: Poor phone ever
- good night moon: what a beautiful budget phone, such beauty
- Fawad Ahmed: beautiful mobile phone
- Pankaj Duarah: Heating problem
The main downside of the device is its slow processor and poor cameras. The processor facilitates most of the operations of the phone, and if it is slow, you will not have the best experience. Even though the camera may capture decent images and videos, the image quality might be below as compared to other phones in the category, such as Xiaomi's Redmi 5A.
The phone also has its strengths, which include the 4100 mAh powerful battery and a sleek design that makes it rank high on the preference list of many people. The battery can last a whole day because the phone does not run complex tasks, so its power consumption is low.
Nokia 2 is a good smartphone if you do not intend to use it intensively, or if it is your first smartphone. It offers every essential feature that you need for a mid-range category smartphone.