After its initial release in Europe, the Nokia 2 was launched in the United States on November 30. It is a distinctive offering among the range of Android devices coming from HMD Global after they took over the Nokia brand in 2016. The new phone has been hailed as a prime budget option promising decent performance with two days of battery life. With the recommended price of $100 already found on Amazon and Best Buy, it is likely to be a popular budget-friendly option for those looking for a simple but efficient device.
Here is all you need to know about the new Nokia 2.
Let’s start with the most exciting aspect of this device. The annoying feature that even the top-notch phones can’t seem to overcome is their short battery life. With the Nokia 2 this is not an issue, as the device boasts a powerful 4,100mAh battery. What this means is, in short, two days of battery life on a single charge.
It sounds impossible to most of us, but according to early tests and reviews, this is a reality with the Nokia 2. Nokia envisage that frequent top-up charges will become a thing of the past; we shall see if this is true or not, but a Nokia 2 device is surely valuable in sparing us the effort of constant charging and recharging.
The Nokia 2 comes with solid specs, despite having no ambition to compete with giants like those of Apple. It features a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, and also has Google Assistant. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/A-GPS, FM radio with RDS, and Micro-USB. There is 8GB of internal storage, and you can expand the storage by up to 128GB via the micro SD card slot.
Nokia’s budget device features a 5-inch HD LTPS display. The 1,280 x 720-pixel display may not sound too impressive, but it is clear and responsive, and certainly good for the price. Again, the display is energy efficient, so whatever you are doing you don’t need to fret about draining the battery.
Camera quality is generally another plus of the device, again considering the price range. The Nokia 2 has an 8 MP main camera and a pretty decent 5 MP front camera (for those of you concerned about your selfies – you’ve nothing to worry about). The camera also features auto focus and scene detection, and allows unlimited uploads to Google Photos.
Nokia 2 is a rare example confirming that low-price devices do not have to look cheap and bulky. Surely, with the dimensions 5.65 x 2.81 x 0.37 inches you get the phone is not super thin, but it nevertheless boasts a pretty sleek and modern look. The sculpted polycarbonate back not only looks good but promises durability.
Overall, while waiting for more user reviews, we can conclude that the Nokia 2 looks like a perfectly decent basic phone for an excellent price. Its release will surely thrill both wallet watchers looking for a simple Android device and those who need a second or backup phone. In any case, with the current trend of increasingly expensive mobile devices, Nokia’s release is likely to be refreshing for many of us.
And with its two-day battery life, who knows, it might be the start of a new parallel trend in the mobile industry.