Nokia 2 review: Cell phone prices in Dubai, USA, UK and Pakistan
Nokia is expected to release their Nokia 2 this month, and it is their cheapest Android smartphone to date. At first glance, it shows quite the performance considering the price! The Nokia 2 is right under the Nokia 3 in terms of both price and specs, and acts as the ‘entry point’ for the Nokia smartphones line. See with us below the 5 things we love about the Nokia 2.
1. Great battery life
As expected for a lower end device that the Nokia 2 is, the specs are quite humble. One example is the Snapdragon 212 processor. While it’s not a beast like the Snapdragon 385 we have been seeing in newer, high end releases, it’s perfect for the Nokia 2. Indeed, it is efficient, which helps with battery life. It sports a Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery, and while HMD Global has claimed that it delivers a 2 day battery life, this seems to depend on usage as some tests place the battery life at up to only 19 hours of talk time, but a solid up to 139 hours of music play, and a whooping up to 1340 hours in standby.
2. Good display
The display of the Nokia 2 also caters to its claims of battery life, as it sports a high contrast LTPS which according to HMD Global reduced the power consumption by 15%. This 5 inch HD display works well (depending on the viewing angle), and while it doesn’t have the brightest colors, does have natural looking ones. It’s also covered with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection as we could imagine users being less bothered with protecting their device at the lower end scale.
3. Good cameras
The Nokia 2 also comes with a 2 cameras: an 8MP main camera with LED flash, and a 5MP selfie camera. To be honest, these cameras are not groundbreaking cameras, however when looking at this price tag, the camera is pretty decent! Both cameras take photos with decent dynamic range, and decent detail. Also, while they are not amazing for photography, both cameras can take decent shots, and the front camera seems suitable for social media use – so what more could we ask for?
4. Great design and build quality
One of the greatest elements of the Nokia 2, is how HMD Global has managed to create a phone that is affordable, but doesn’t look cheap. Indeed the design is made with a removable poly carbonate back, with an aluminum frame which adds rigidity. It is also available in three colors: copper, white, and black. The white one even gives off a Star Wars Storm trooper’s look! Also, the device is quite solid, keeping with the Nokia tradition and legend of “indestructible phones” (though we don’t recommend you try and break your Nokia phone to test this!)
5. Nokia 2 review: Cell phone prices in Dubai, USA, UK and Pakistan
Finally, let’s end with one of the most obvious features of the phone, and really what we think is the cherry on top of all of these specs: the price. Indeed, the design, massive battery, and overall specs of this phone come in at just $110, which is about Rs 7,000, Cell Phone Prices. HMD really want to emphasize that this new phone is for everyone. So much so, that they actually launched the phone in a metro station!
6. Great performance and design for a really really cheap phone!
On paper, the Nokia 2 is a modest device, with a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable with a micro SD card slot available), a Snapdragon 212 processor and 4G Volt support. However, looking past the specs on paper, this device looks like quite a competent budget smartphone, Cell Phone Prices in Dubai, carrying over the positives of past Nokia phones and adding a killer price tag. We’ll see what reviews say after the phone is finally released, but we are optimistic about it. What about you? Tell us in the comments below!